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Chiropractic Works for Disc Herniation

Fleming Island, FL non-surgical disc herniation treatmentSelect Health and Wellness sees many patients weekly in our busy Fleming Island, FL chiropractic office who are looking for relief from the pain and distress they feel due to herniated discs. Our experience isn't unique; the medical literature confirms that chiropractic is an effective way to treat herniated disc problems.

Don't Suffer! Select Health and Wellness and Chiropractic Care Helps With Disc Herniation

One particular research study involved 27 people, 8 male and 19 female, who had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirming a disc herniation in either their neck or lower back. The subjects documented that they were experiencing pain, limited range of motion, and sensory problems bad enough to keep them off work.

Over the course of the research study, the participants were managed using one of two common chiropractic practices: traction for herniated discs in the cervical area or flexion distraction for the people who had herniation issues in the lumbar area.

Each man or woman was treated four or five times per week for the first two weeks, then three times weekly, and then as needed for the remainder of the study. Based on the extent of the disc herniation, therapy ranged anywhere from six weeks to six months, with MRIs being carried out at a variety of stages to identify what effect, if any, the chiropractic care was having in regard to the disc herniation.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Back Pain and Herniated Disc

The authors reported that 80 percent of the subjects experienced a "good clinical outcome," meaning reduced pain and a reduction in other issues, such as numbness. Furthermore, 77 percent of these men and women also showed MRI evidence that their disc herniation was either reduced or resolved completely. This resulted in 78 percent of the study participants being able to return to their place of employment and led the authors to conclude that chiropractic adjustments is both "safe and helpful" for disc herniations.

If you have a herniated disc and suffer from chronic back pain and are near Select Health and Wellness in Fleming Island, FL, contact our office today to see what chiropractic can do for you!

Reference
BenEliyahu, DJ. Magnetic resonance imaging and clinical follow-up: study of 27 patients receiving chiropractic care for cervical and lumbar disc herniations. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1996;19(9):597-606.

 

Chiropractic Helps Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Fleming Island, FL natural carpal tunnel treatmentSelect Health and Wellness sees a lot of patients troubled with carpal tunnel syndrome in our busy Fleming Island, FL chiropractic practice. While some people think that the origin of this wrist-related pain is muscular, it's actually a syndrome that stems from the nerves--and not just the nerves in your hands.

A recent study printed in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy evaluated 71 women between the ages of 35 and 59 who were diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Upon studying the subjects' neck range of motion, the doctors found that the women had reduced cervical mobility when compared to a healthy control group.

Furthermore, it was also found that the level of the women's reported carpal tunnel pain was related to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In other words, the less mobility in the neck, the greater the level of pain.

This research is extremely important, as you can't successfully address a problem until you fully understand its source. By realizing that the root of carpal tunnel issues is in the neck, this means that natural approaches like chiropractic can often restore normal function, eliminating the need for risky surgical procedures.

If you are suffering from carpal tunnel pain, call our Fleming Island, FL location and ask how Select Health and Wellness can help you get relief!

Sources

De-la-Llave-Rincon A et al. (2011, May). Women with carpal tunnel syndrome show restricted cervical range of motion. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy;41(5):305-10.
Simon H. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. University of Maryland Medical Center. Updated May 6, 2012. Retrieved from https://umm.edu/health/medical/reports/articles/carpal-tunnel-syndrome on November 2, 2015.

 

How to Avoid Surgery for Back Pain

Although some people are still skeptical about chiropractic care, even the American Medical Association (AMA) recommends that adjustments should be tried prior to surgery--the one option that should be a last resort.

Select Health and Wellness has seen many back pain patients in our Fleming Island, FL office who have been in pain for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. Select Health and Wellness has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky surgery, and the science backs up our experience.

For example, in a study carried out on about 2,000 Washington State workers who suffered from a back injury while on the job, more than 42% who saw a surgeon first following their injury found themselves having back surgery within three years. That compares to just 1.5% of the people who first sought treatment with chiropractic, showing that this non-invasive approach is very effective at keeping you out of the operating room.

There are options to risky medical procedures. Chiropractic is a proven effective and safe way to improve the function of your spine, which is the root cause of back pain. Select Health and Wellness has helped many patients in Fleming Island, FL recover. Give our office a call today at (904) 425-9060 for an appointment.

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Fleming Island, FL Car Crashes and Chronic Pain

Fleming Island, FL auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Fleming Island, FL and you've been in a car accident, you need to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic pain.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We work with many auto injury sufferers in our Fleming Island, FL office, and many of these men and women are struggling with chronic pain caused by an old crash. In fact, research shows that a significant percentage of rear-end collisions trigger pain and disability even ten years after the initial injury.

Select Health and Wellness is here to help you avoid developing chronic symptoms by helping to restore the natural function of your spine soon after a motor vehicle accident.

The most common causes of chronic problems are reduced flexibility of your spine and the development of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your neck and back can easily be harmed during a crash, and chiropractic care works by reducing inflammation and restoring normal movement.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're close to our Fleming Island, FL office, and you've been injured in a crash, don't wait to get attention. Select Health and Wellness is here for you. Give us a call today at (904) 425-9060 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Fleming Island, FL Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment

Fleming Island, FL auto injury recovery and treatment by Select Health and WellnessEach year, there are millions of car crashes in the world, and a significant number of men and women end up getting hurt in a crash. While most crashes are "minor," chronic neck and back pain are still common health issues. The good news is that chiropractic care is a fantastic way to address these kinds of injuries.

We've helped many auto collision patients in our Fleming Island, FL office, and Select Health and Wellness has been helping people with these types of injuries since 2014. During a collision, your body is exposed to large forces that it simply wasn't built to handle. These forces place strain and stress on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can result in damage to the ligaments that hold your spine together. A crash can cause a vast array of pain issues.

A ligament tear in the neck can trigger pain, swelling, and radicular pain in the arm and hand. Chiropractic care works well for these types of injuries, because chiropractic concentrates on restoring the healthy function and flexibility of the injured tissues.

Select Health and Wellness, your Fleming Island, FL chiropractor, can help by decreasing inflammation in the injured area and can help reduce the formation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain and disability.

You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Learn more about how we can help you recover here or call Select Health and Wellness today at (904) 425-9060.

 

Fleming Island, FL TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Fleming Island, FL TMJ Treatment by Select Health and WellnessJaw pain is a fairly typical condition experienced by people after a car crash, and it can be challenging for some physicians to diagnose the source of the problem. Complicating the matter, oftentimes you won't experience TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after the original injury.

Select Health and Wellness has helped many individuals with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific research explains what triggers these types of problems. During a crash, the tissues in your neck are often stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve injury. This can clearly cause pain in the neck and back, but since your central nervous system is one functioning unit, inflammation of the nerves can cause pain in other parts of your body.

For example, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause tingling or pins and needles in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injured area, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a collision are very common because of neck injury, and the TMJ works the same way. Select Health and Wellness sees this very commonly in our Fleming Island, FL office.

Research shows that the root of many jaw or TMJ problems begins in the cervical spine and that treatment of the underlying neck injury can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The secret to resolving these symptoms is simple: Select Health and Wellness will work to return your spine back to health, relieving the inflammatory reaction, treating the injured tissues, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Select Health and Wellness finds that jaw and headache issues often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy condition.

If you live in Fleming Island, FL and you've been injured in a crash, Select Health and Wellness can help. We've been working with auto injury patients since 2014, and we can most likely help you, too. Give our office a call today at (904) 425-9060 for an appointment.

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Brantingham JW, Cassa TK, Bonnefin D, Pribicevic M, Robb A, et al. Manipulative and multimodal therapy for upper extremity and temporomandibular disorders: a system review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2013;36(3):143-201.

 

What causes persistent pain after a car wreck?

Fleming Island, FL auto injury treatmentOf the roughly 2 million rear-end collisions in the US annually, a significant number of men and women end up experiencing long-term pain and disability. Some research indicates that 1 out of 5 people are still in pain 12 months after a collision.

Select Health and Wellness sees many auto injury cases in our Fleming Island, FL office, and we frequently see individuals who have been hurting for many years and have not been able to find help. Select Health and Wellness has great success in helping these patients.

The Cause of Chronic Pain

During an accident, the ligaments of your spine can be stretched or torn. The injured area becomes swollen and irritated and sends pain signals to the spine and brain.

Pain tells your central nervous system that something is wrong, which tells the muscles in the damaged area to contract to shield the area from further trauma.

If the injury isn't addressed immediately, a negative cycle develops. The injured tissues keep sending pain signals and each time, your nervous system reacts. This creates a feedback loop in your nervous system that specialists refer to as "central sensitization." Your nervous system literally becomes hypersensitive to any kind of stimulation, leading to chronic pain.

Select Health and Wellness is able to help this kind of issue, as chiropractic care is a proven way to restore your nervous system's healthy functioning. Research shows that adjustments are successful at relieving pain from auto collisions and shows that chiropractic actually has positive effects on the pain centers of the brain.

If you live in Fleming Island, FL and have been in a collision, you don't have to suffer with chronic pain. Give Select Health and Wellness a call today at (904) 425-9060 for a consultation or appointment.

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How Chiropractic Can Help You Avoid Chronic Auto Injury Pain

Over 2 million people are hurt every year in car accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to recover from their injuries relatively easily, many are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Fleming Island, FL office. Fortunately, Select Health and Wellness is here to help you recover from your auto injury.

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was conducted on 28 people diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic care and 93 percent of them experienced pain relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic is a great way to avoid long-term pain after an auto injury.

It's important to note that research has also found that delaying treatment after a car crash can adversely affect healing time, so getting in to see Select Health and Wellness as soon as possible is key to having a quicker recovery.

Select Health and Wellness has helped many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Fleming Island, FL office today for more information or an appointment.

Resources

  • Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
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Fleming Island, FL Neck Pain and Car Crashes

Neck pain is a common condition after an auto collision, and it's something that Select Health and Wellness sees often in our Fleming Island, FL office. Why is neck pain such a common problem after a car accident? How can your chiropractor help you heal?

Even in a car crash, your head is rapidly thrown back and forth, so it's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom from this type of injury. During even a low speed collision, your head is exposed to extremely rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a serious strain on the tissues of the neck. The bones of your spine are held together with strong bands of tissue called ligaments, and these ligaments provide stability for your neck. These ligaments can be sprained during a wreck, just as the ligaments in your ankle can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.

When you experience a sprained ligament, the damaged area become swollen and tender, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing movement in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps minimize scar tissue.

Select Health and Wellness has been helping patients in Fleming Island, FL since 2014, so we know what you're suffering from. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Call us today at (904) 425-9060 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

 

Headache and Auto Injury

Headache is a common condition after an auto injury, and it's something that Select Health and Wellness sees frequently in our Fleming Island, FL office. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for headache symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes headache and why chiropractic works.

There are many different types of headache. Headache that's caused by a car crash, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a crash, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes swelling and discomfort. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.

Another common cause of headache after a collision that we see in our Fleming Island, FL office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is very common after a crash, and it's important to get care for this type of problem to protect against the development of scar tissue.

Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat headaches, including those caused by car crashes. Select Health and Wellness can help reduce the swelling and tension in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.

Let us help you recover from headache. Select Health and Wellness has helped many patients with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (904) 425-9060 and we'll get you back on the road to health.