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Headache and Car Crashes

If you are suffering from headache after a car accident, you're not alone. Select Health and Wellness sees this type of problem frequently in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL office. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat headache. Let's look at how headache is caused by a crash and how Select Health and Wellness can help you.

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's triggered by an auto injury, though, typically starts as tension or strain in the muscles of the neck. In a collision, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes inflammation and discomfort. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.

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

Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat headaches, including those caused by car crashes. Your chiropractor will help reduce the swelling and strain in your neck, which will help ease the headache pain.

You don't have to suffer from headache. Select Health and Wellness is conveniently located in Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL to help you get better, whether you've been in a car crash or not. First, we'll do a careful examination to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (904) 425-9060 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Crashes

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common problem after a car accident, and it's something that Select Health and Wellness sees frequently in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL office. The key to recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These nerves and blood vessels don't have a lot of space, so they pass under and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a collision, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which limits motion and puts pressure on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Select Health and Wellness will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.

Let us help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. Select Health and Wellness has helped many patients with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. Select Health and Wellness will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (904) 425-9060 to make an appointment.

 

Back Pain and Car Crashes

If you suffer from back pain after an auto collision, don't despair. Select Health and Wellness sees this type of condition very often in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL office. What causes back pain after an auto injury? How can chiropractic care help?

During a rear-end auto collision, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your torso. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curve of your back, the seat can put uneven pressure on your lower back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential movement can sprain or strain the structures that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Fortunately, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

You don't have to suffer from back pain. Select Health and Wellness is conveniently located in Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL to help you recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (904) 425-9060 to make an appointment.

 

Shoulder Pain and Car Crashes

We work with many car accident cases in in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Let's take a look at why shoulder pain is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help you recover.

There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder problems after a car crash: by direct injury to the shoulder or by radiating pain from the neck.

Direct trauma can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard surface in the car during the impact, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end impact. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the crash.

More commonly, Select Health and Wellness finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated both kinds of shoulder problems in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

You don't have to suffer from shoulder pain. Select Health and Wellness is conveniently located in Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. Select Health and Wellness will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its 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.

 

Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL Back Pain Treatment

Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL back pain treatment by Select Health and WellnessMost of us suffer from back pain at some point in our lives. Researchers estimate that nearly 1 out of 3 adults deal with some kind of regular spinal pain. Select Health and Wellness and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL office, and we've found that chiropractic care is a highly effective way to not only help you recover from back pain, it's also a great way to protect against future episodes.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent article from the University of Utah verifies what our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL patients have reported: your Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL chiropractor is the best first option for an episode of back pain.

In this study, 747 participants were treated for low back pain. Each patient was assessed based on the first person they sought treatment with, whether it was a primary care physician, a chiropractor, or a physiotherapist.

What the authors discovered is that the subjects who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgical procedures.

Other papers have found the same results. A 2012 study found that chiropractic patients had the best functional recovery and pain relief for chronic back pain.

Chiropractic works by restoring the natural, pain-free function of your spine. Select Health and Wellness and our team help your body heal with gentle chiropractic adjustments that don't use drugs or risky surgical procedures.

Select Health and Wellness Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Back Pain

If you live near our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (904) 425-9060 for an appointment.

Reference

Fritz JM, Kim J, Dorius J. Importance of the type of provider seen to begin health care for a new episode of low back pain: associations with future utilization and costs. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2015(Sep 29).

Cecchi F, et al. Predictors of functional outcome in patients with chronic low back pain undergoing back school, individual physiotherapy or spinal manipulation. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2012;48:371-8.

 

Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL headache care by Select Health and WellnessWe know how difficult chronic headache pain can be. Select Health and Wellness and our staff have worked with many patients in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL chiropractic clinic, and we've had great success in helping folks eliminate their headache pain.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research paper confirms what we see in our practice. In this study, the authors started with 110 patients who were suffering from headaches that originated in the cervical spine. 58 of these patients were given a series of neck adjustments; 52 were given some stretches and exercises. The treatment period for both groups was four weeks.

The study found that the individuals who received cervical and thoracic spinal adjustments "experienced significantly greater reductions in headache intensity, disability, headache frequency, headache duration, and medication intake as compared to the group that received mobilization and exercise."

The study also found that these results were maintained at the three-month follow-up exam.

Chiropractic is a safe and effective way to treat chronic headache pain, back pain, neck pain, and many other health conditions. If you're tired of suffering, give Select Health and Wellness a call today at our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL office at (904) 425-9060. We're here to help get you out of pain.

Reference

Dunning JR, Butts R, Mourad F, Young I, et al. Upper cervical and upper thoracic manipulation versus mobilization and exercise in patients with cervicogenic headache: a multi-center randomized clinical trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016;17(1):64.

 

Chiropractic Can Alleviate Need for Back Surgery

Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL Back Pain Treatment without SurgeryThe latest numbers show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries each year in the US. Although sometimes it's necessary to have back surgery, the fact is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.

Select Health and Wellness is here to make sure that patients in Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL have a healthy, non-surgical option for back pain. We've helped many patients heal from back pain without the need for surgery.

There are many reasons to avoid unnecessary medical procedures: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and additional complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Luckily, as one medical study has found, chiropractic adjustments may actually keep you out of the operating room entirely.

Research Proves Chiropractic Care Helps Avoid Back Surgery

In this paper, about 1,900 workers with back injuries were assessed over a three year period. When the workers first sought care with a surgeon, over 42 percent wound up having back surgery. For those who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings indicate that chiropractic care can help you heal from back pain without surgery.

If you live in the Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL area, Select Health and Wellness can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (904) 425-9060 for more information or an appointment.

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.

 

Chiropractic Effective for Tension Headaches

Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL Headache Treatment by Select Health and WellnessMany people suffer with headache pain, and tension headaches are a common problem in our busy world. Postural problems and stress are common sources of tension headache, and ones that Select Health and Wellness and the team here in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.

Research Shows Chiropractic Eases Tension Headaches

The scientific literature confirms our findings: A 2016 study from Spain managed a group of 76 men and women with chronic tension headaches. The participants were divided into four treatment groups: 19 patients were treated with suboccipital inhibition (the doctor presses on the tight tissues at the top of the spine); 19 with chiropractic adjustments; 19 with both adjustments and suboccipital inhibition; and 19 received no treatment.

The researchers found that the spinal adjustments were helpful at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when spinal adjustments were combined with the suboccipital inhibition.

When we get stressed, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, leading to pain. Chiropractic works by getting rid of these strains and restoring the normal nerve function to the tissues.

We're Here to Help Clients Find Help From Tension Headaches

If you live in Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL and are suffering from any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Select Health and Wellness today at (904) 425-9060 for an appointment or more information.

Reference

Espi-Lopez GV, Rodriguez-Blanco C, Oliva-Pascual-Vaca A, et al. Do manual therapy techniques have a positive effect on quality of life in people with tension-type headache? A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine 2016; February 29.

 

Lower Back Pain and the SI Joint

We help a large number of patients with back pain in our Fleming Island, FL office, and Select Health and Wellness has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that around one quarter of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research confirms what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this problem.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Researchers noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the patients who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic therapy applied to these two areas offers both short term and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just a single treatment round.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and want to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Fleming Island, FL office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (904) 425-9060.

Kamali F, Shokri E. The effect of two manipulative therapy techniques and their outcome in patients with sacroiliac joint syndrome. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 2012;16(1):29-35.

 

Chiropractic Patients Miss Less Work

Fleming Island, FL Worker Injury Treatment and RecoveryWhen you're trying to support your family, take care of your home, and pay all of your bills on time, every day at work counts. Work injuries can be a huge problem for many people, and we see many of these types of injuries in our Fleming Island, FL office. Select Health and Wellness understands your situation and is here to help.

The advantages of chiropractic for work injuries are well-documented. A 2013 research paper involving over 600 adults who were troubled with either back or neck pain found that the men and women who didn't see a chiropractor missed work at twice the rate of those who were seeing a chiropractor.

So, why don't more people use Chiropractic?

According to the participants in this report, two of the primary factors were that they thought they needed a medical referral for chiropractic care (which is typically no longer true) and they overestimated the costs associated with chiropractic treatment sessions by almost 70 percent.

The reality is, chiropractic patients actually spend less on care than medical patients, plus they are less likely to use drugs for their symptoms.

Select Health and Wellness Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Chronic Pain

If you live in Fleming Island, FL and you've been injured at work, we can help. Give our office a call today at (904) 425-9060 for an appointment.

References

"Thousands of Minnesotans with Back and Neck Pain Don't Seek Treatment." (2013, June 12). ChiroCare.