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Chiropractic Treatment of Ankle Sprain

Fleming Island, FL natural ankle sprain treatmentWe see quite a few patients in our Fleming Island, FL office with ankle sprains but Select Health and Wellness has had a lot of success helping them recover more quickly. Why are ankle sprains so common and how can chiropractic help?

According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), approximately 25,000 men and women in the US sprain their ankles daily. In fact, these injuries make up almost half of all sports injuries, causing people to spend time away from the activities they enjoy most.

Like any injury, there are many causes of ankle sprains. The most frequent is inversion, or when the ankle rolls inward. This injury can take place due to one forceful movement, or it can develop over a period of time, and exercises that increase the risk for this type of ankle sprain include running and jumping. You're also at risk if you have previous ankle injuries, poor posture or balance, weak muscles, and reduced range of motion.

How Can Chiropractic Treatments and Select Health and Wellness Help?

A report published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics set out to identify chiropractic's role when it comes to ankle sprain recovery. The authors recruited 33 people between the ages of 18 and 45 who had a history of ankle inversion sprains, who were experiencing tenderness and/or pain, and had not re-injured the area in the previous six weeks.

18 of the subjects were assigned to participate in rehabilitation and the other 15 people received chiropractic in addition to rehabilitation. Each individual had five full weeks of treatment, with the rehab group receiving therapy seven days a week and the rehab plus chiropractic group receiving therapy six out of the seven days.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Ankle Sprains

The study found that the people who participated in both rehab and chiropractic fared the best at the 4-week mark when it came to pain and joint restriction. Furthermore, no negative effects were reported, showing that chiropractic is safe.

If you're near our office in Fleming Island, FL and you're suffering from an ankle injury, give us a call. We'll do what we can to keep you up and running... literally!

References

  • American College of Sports Medicine. (n.d.). Ankle sprains and the athlete. Retrieved from https://www.acsm.org/docs/current-comments/anklesprainstemp.pdf
  • Lubbe, D et al. (2015, January). Manipulative therapy and rehabilitation for recurrent ankle sprain with functional instability: a short-term, assessor-blind, parallel-group randomized trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 38(1), 22-34, doi:10.1016/j.jmpt.2014.10.001
 

Chiropractic Offers Long Term Benefits for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Fleming Island, FL natural fibromyalgia treatmentIf you suffer with fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Select Health and Wellness sees many people with this particular problem in our Fleming Island, FL chiropractic office. As a matter of fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that roughly two percent of all adults in the United States have fibromyalgia. Thankfully, chiropractic care is one treatment option that can provide positive results.

In a paper published in mid-2015, 215 women and men with fibromyalgia were evaluated based on factors ranging from pain to quality of sleep to the levels of depression or anxiety they felt. Then they were split into two groups with one group receiving a multi-modal therapy program for three months and the second group receiving the same program with the addition of chiropractic adjustments (specifically, to the upper neck tissues) for the same length of time.

The individuals who received chiropractic care in addition to the multi-modal therapy program reported greater benefits in all areas (pain, sleep, depression, and anxiety) at three months post-treatment when compared to the study patients who received multi-modal therapy without chiropractic. In addition, those positive outcomes were lasting as the patients reported continued improvement one full year later.

Fibromyalgia can substantially decrease your quality of life, both mentally and physically. If you're dealing with fibromyalgia, we might be able to help.

You don't have to suffer! To find out what Select Health and Wellness can do for your fibromyalgia, call our Fleming Island, FL chiropractic office today.

References

  • Fibromyalgia. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/fibromyalgia.htm on November 2, 2015.
  • Moustafa I & Diab A. (2015, July). The addition of upper cervical manipulative therapy in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. Rheumatology International;35(7):1163-74.
 

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.

Goodman DM, Burke AE, Livingston. Low Back Pain. The Journal of the American Medical Association 2013;309(16);1738.

Keeney BJ, Fulton-Kehoe D, Turner JA, et al. Early predictors of lumbar spine surgery after occupational back injury: results from a prospective study of workers in Washington State. Spine 2013;38(11):953-964.

 

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
  • Dies S & Strapp J. (1992, September). Chiropractic treatment of patients in motor vehicle accidents: a statistical analysis. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 36(3), 139-145.
  • Woodward M et al. (1996, November). Chiropractic treatment of chronic 'whiplash' injuries. Injury, 27(9), 643-645.