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Chiropractic Helps Relieve Herniated Disc Pain

Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL chiropractic disc herniation treatmentUnfortunately, a large number of our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL patients are familiar with the pain associated with a herniated disc all too well. On a positive note, Select Health and Wellness has helped many people with disc pain, and a number of medical studies have confirmed that chiropractic can help people recover from this kind of problem.

Research on Herniated Discs and Chiropractic

In one report, researchers from Switzerland recruited 148 patients who were coping with pain in their lower back and legs due to a disc herniation (which was confirmed through magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI). Each individual then received chiropractic adjustments that focused on the area of his or her disc problem.

Results were gathered after the initial treatment session at set intervals--namely, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year--to ascertain what type of short-term and long-term effects, if any, chiropractic offers when it comes to resolving this particular problem. Among the information obtained was the individual's self-reported changes in both back and leg pain.

Investigators found that, overall, the patients reported "significant improvement" for both types of pain every time the results were collected. In fact, over 90% of the individuals claimed that their pain "improved" within the first three months, with 88% still citing improvement one year after their first treatment session.

Even those patients who were defined as "chronic" still claimed an improvement in pain at a rate of 89 percent one year beyond when treatment first began. This is the same positive effect that was found in the following case study.

Disc Herniation and Chiropractic: A Case Study

In this report, a 26-year-old man had presented with disc herniation symptoms such as pain in the lower back, left leg, and left groin area, along with left foot drop and muscle weakness. He had endured these symptoms for more than two years after sustaining an athletic injury, and his disc herniation was confirmed via MRI.

After receiving chiropractic, "The patient responded favorably and his multi-symptom complex resolved within 90 days of treatment." In addition, the patient was still enjoying relief one year after the chiropractic intervention.

Studies like these show how useful chiropractic can be when it comes to alleviating herniated disc pain and relieving the symptoms they produce. So, if you are suffering from back pain caused by a herniated disc and want to find some relief, chiropractic may be an effective solution.

Don't suffer from chronic herniated disc pain. Give our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL office a call today at (904) 425-9060 for a consultation or appointment.

References

  • Leemann S, Peterson CK, Schmid C, Anklin B, Humphreys BK. Outcomes of acute and chronic patients with magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed symptomatic lumbar disc herniations receiving high-velocity, low-amplitude, spinal manipulative therapy: a prospective observational cohort study with one-year follow-up. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2014;37(3):155-163.
  • Polkinghorn BS, Colloca CJ. Treatment of symptomatic lumbar disc herniation using activator methods chiropractic technique. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1998;21(3):187-196.
 

Natural Carpal Tunnel Treatment with Chiropractic

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

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Recent research printed in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy assessed 71 women between the ages of 35 and 59 who were diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Upon investigating the subjects' neck range of motion, the researchers discovered that the women had less cervical mobility when compared to a healthy control group.

Furthermore, it was also observed that the level of the women's reported carpal tunnel discomfort was related to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In short, the less range of motion in the neck area, the greater the level of pain.

This study is very important, as you can't effectively resolve a problem until you fully understand its cause. By realizing that the root of carpal tunnel issues is in the neck, this means that all-natural approaches such as chiropractic can often restore normal function, eliminating the need for risky operations.

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

Studies

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.

 

Want To Avoid Surgery? See A Chiropractor

Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL chiropractic back pain treatmentIn our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL practice, we see many patients who are suffering from back pain, and some of these people have been advised they might need surgery to recover. Fortunately, Select Health and Wellness has helped many people get pain relief without the need for any type of surgical treatment. The scientific research confirms the success we see in our practice. One research study published in the journal Spine found that seeing a chiropractor as your first move in dealing with your back problems may literally keep you off of the operating table.

In this research study, medical professionals from Dartmouth reviewed data from about 1,900 workers from Washington state who first saw either a surgeon or a chiropractic doctor for their low back issues. They then looked at three years' worth of follow-up medical records to find out whether the individuals ended up having back surgery in an attempt to treat the problem.

What the authors found was that 42.7% of the men and women who first saw a surgeon for their back pain ended up with surgery in that 3-year time frame, whereas only 1.5 percent of those who first saw a chiropractor had the same fate. The authors wrote:

"Even after controlling for injury severity and other measures, workers with an initial visit for the injury to a surgeon had almost nine times the odds of receiving lumbar spine surgery compared to those seeing primary care providers, whereas workers whose first visit was to a chiropractor had significantly lower odds of surgery."

These are remarkable outcomes. Seeing a chiropractor significantly decreases your odds of having back surgery, plus the chiropractic patients in this report "had lower odds of chronic work disability" and they also had fewer expensive MRI tests.

Let's also consider this important detail: this study was carried out by orthopedic surgeons from Dartmouth College, and printed in the world's most influential medical journal on spinal injury.

Why You Should Avoid Surgery

Any surgical procedure has risks, but a major problem linked to spinal surgery is that there is a very high rate of failure. In an important review in the European Spine Journal, researchers wrote:

"Failed back surgery is a problem that has become sufficiently widespread to even warrant its own special conferences, with recent reviews reporting failure rates ranging from 5 to 50%."

The experts in this same study concluded:

"It is extremely difficult to identify unequivocal predictor factors that can be used to accurately predict the outcome of surgery."

As a chiropractor, Select Health and Wellness believes that surgery should be the absolute last resort for treating back pain. Chiropractic care works to restore your spine to its normal function--without the need of high-risk surgery or drugs--and many research studies have confirmed the effectiveness of chiropractic for back pain.

If you live in Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL and you need care for your back pain, give our practice a call today at (904) 425-9060 for a consultation or an appointment. We'll help get you back on the road to a pain-free life!

Studies

  • Keeney BJ, Fulton-Kehoe D, Turner JA, Wickizer TM, Chan KC, Franklin GM. 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.
  • Mannion AF, Elfering A. Predictors of surgical outcome and their assessment. European Spine Journal 2006;15(Suppl 1):S93-S108.
 

Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL Chiropractic Auto Accident Treatment

Jacksonville and 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 substantial number of people end up getting hurt in a car wreck. While most accidents are "minor," chronic neck and back pain are still frequent health problems. The good news is that chiropractic is a fantastic way to help these kinds of injuries.

We've treated many auto injury patients in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL office, and Select Health and Wellness has been treating people with these types of injuries since 2014. During a car accident, your body is subjected to large forces that it simply wasn't built to deal with. These forces put stress and strain on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can result in damage to the ligaments that hold your spine together. A collision can result in a vast array of pain issues.

A ligament tear in the neck can trigger pain, swelling, and radicular problems in the arm and hand. Chiropractic works well for these types of problems, because chiropractic focuses on restoring the healthy function and mobility of the injured areas.

Select Health and Wellness Can Help People Recover From an Auto Accident

Select Health and Wellness, your Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL chiropractor, can help by decreasing inflammation in the damaged area and can help minimize 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 or call Select Health and Wellness today at (904) 425-9060.

 

Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL TMJ Treatment by Select Health and WellnessJaw or TMJ pain is a fairly typical condition experienced by people after a car crash, and it can be hard for some physicians to identify the cause of the problem. Complicating the matter, very often you won't develop TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after a crash.

Select Health and Wellness has helped many men and women with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific literature explains what produces these types of symptoms. During a crash, the tissues in your spine are commonly stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve injury. This can obviously cause pain in the neck and back, but since your nervous system is one functioning unit, irritation of the nerves can cause pain in other parts of your body.

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

Research Shows Chiropractic Lessens TMJ Pain After an Auto Accident

Research shows that the root of many jaw or TMJ problems begins in the cervical spine and that treatment of the underlying neck problem can resolve the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The trick to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Select Health and Wellness will work to return your spine back to health, alleviating the inflammatory reaction, treating the injured areas, 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 state.

If you reside in Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL and you've been hurt in a crash, Select Health and Wellness can help. We've been treating 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 or consultation.

Ciancaglini R, Testa M, Radaelli G. Association of neck pain with symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction in the general adult population. Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 1999;31:17-22.

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 motor vehicle accident?

Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL neck pain and headache treatmentApproximately 2.3 million people are hurt every year in motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. While some people are able to recover from their injuries relatively easily, too many people are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL office. Thankfully, Select Health and Wellness is here to help you heal from your auto injury.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps Prevent Chronic Pain After an Auto Accident

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

It's important to remember that research has also found that delaying care after a car crash can negatively affect recovery time, so getting in to see Select Health and Wellness at the earliest opportunity is key to having a speedier recovery.

We Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Pain After a Car Collision

Select Health and Wellness has worked with many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Jacksonville and 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.
 

Avoiding Chronic Pain After an Auto Injury

Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL auto injury recoveryOver 2 million people are injured each year in automobile accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to recover from their injuries relatively quickly, many folks are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL office. Thankfully, Select Health and Wellness is here to help you heal from your auto injury.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps Prevent Chronic Pain After an Auto Accident

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

It's important to remember that studies have also found that putting off care 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.

We Can Help Clients Find Relief From Pain After a Car Collision

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

Sources

  • 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.
 

Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL Neck Pain and Car Accidents

We treat many car accident cases in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL office, and a widespread symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you are dealing with neck pain after an auto injury, you're not alone. Select Health and Wellness sees this type of problem very often in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL office. Neck pain is a common symptom after an auto injury, and it's something that Select Health and Wellness sees often in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL office. What causes neck pain after an auto collision? How can chiropractic help? Why is neck pain such a common condition after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help you get better? Let's see why neck pain is frequently experienced after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor can help you get better. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an accident and see how chiropractic care can help. The key to recovering from neck pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help. Chiropractic can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works. Chiropractic is an effective way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Select Health and Wellness can help you.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after an auto injury. Even in a collision, 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. The neck is exposed to very high stresses and strains during a crash, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low velocity collision, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts an extreme strain on the tissues of the neck. The bones of your neck 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 car crash, just as your ankle ligaments 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 sore, 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 lessen scar tissue.

Select Health and Wellness Can Help Patients Find Relief From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Faster

You don't have to suffer from neck pain. 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. If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from neck pain, Select Health and Wellness is here to help. Select Health and Wellness has been helping patients in Jacksonville and Fleming Island, FL since 2014, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. Let us help you recover from neck pain. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Next, 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. Select Health and Wellness will determine what's causing your pain and then will work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (904) 425-9060 to make an appointment.

 

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.