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How to Avoid Surgery for Back Pain

Prescott natural back pain treatment

Although some people are still uncertain 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.

Weary Chiropractic Clinic has seen many back pain patients in our Prescott office who have been suffering for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. Weary Chiropractic Clinic has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky back surgery, and the science backs up our experience.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps You Avoid Risky Surgery

For example, in a study conducted on almost 2,000 Washington State employees 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 patients who first sought treatment with chiropractic, showing that this natural approach is extremely effective at keeping you out of the operating room.

Weary Chiropractic Clinic Can Help People Find Comfort From Back Pain Without Surgery

There are alternatives 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. Weary Chiropractic Clinic has helped many patients in Prescott recover. Give our office a call today at (928) 778-2227 for an appointment.

Reference

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.

 

Headache and Auto Injury

Prescott auto injury and headache treatment

We work with many auto injury cases in our Prescott office, and a standard symptom we see in our patients is headache. If you are suffering from headache after a car accident, don't worry. Weary Chiropractic Clinic sees this type of condition very often in our Prescott office. Why is headache such a common symptom after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help you get better? Let's look at the root cause of headache after an auto collision and see how chiropractic can help. The key to recovering from headache caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help. Chiropractic care can be very helpful for headache symptoms after a crash.

How Headache Is Caused by an Auto Accident and How Weary Chiropractic Clinic Can Help You

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

Another frequent cause of headache after a collision that we see in our Prescott office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is quite common after a crash, and it's important to get therapy for this type of problem to protect against the development of scar tissue.

We Can Help Patients Find Relief From Neck Pain and Headaches After an Auto Injury

Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those triggered by car crashes. Your chiropractic doctor will help reduce the irritation and strain in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.

Let us help you recover from headache. Weary Chiropractic Clinic has helped many people with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. Weary Chiropractic Clinic will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (928) 778-2227 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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Prescott Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Prescott headache care by Weary Chiropractic ClinicWe know how difficult persistent headache pain can be. Weary Chiropractic Clinic and our staff have worked with many patients in our Prescott chiropractic practice, and we've had great success in helping patients eliminate their headache pain.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research study verifies what we see in our practice. In this paper, the authors started with 110 patients who were suffering with 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 patients 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 investigation also found that these outcomes 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 Weary Chiropractic Clinic a call today at our Prescott office at (928) 778-2227. We're here to help get you relief.

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 Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

In our Prescott practice, Weary Chiropractic Clinic has helped many patients heal from back problems. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to reduce the pain. You should know that research indicates that chiropractic care is often a better alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of problem.

In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 individuals who had experienced back pain for more than 48 hours. Each patient was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic treatments and the real drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.

All of the people who received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic or the medication, fared better than the control group who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the patients who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.

Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended to resolve the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.

If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Make an appointment in our Prescott office with Weary Chiropractic Clinic today at (928) 778-2227. We'll help relieve your back pain in a healthy way!

References

von Heymann WJ, Schloemer P, Timm J, Muehlbauer B. Spinal high-velocity low amplitude manipulation in acute nonspecific low back pain: a double-blind randomized controlled trial in comparison with diclofenac and placebo. Spine 2013;38(7):540-548.

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Auto Injury

If you are suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome after a car crash, don't worry. Weary Chiropractic Clinic sees this type of problem frequently in our Prescott office. Why is thoracic outlet syndrome such a common problem after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help you get better?

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves 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 underneath and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a collision, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become inflamed and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts movement and puts stress on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or pins and needles in the shoulder, elbow and even the wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Prescott Thoracic Outlet Treatment

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

If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're experiencing thoracic outlet syndrome, Weary Chiropractic Clinic is here to help. Weary Chiropractic Clinic 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 (928) 778-2227 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Relief from Tension Headaches with Chiropractic

Prescott Headache Treatment by Weary Chiropractic ClinicMany people suffer from headache pain, and tension headaches are a common problem in our busy lives. Postural problems and stress are common causes of tension headache pain, and ones that Weary Chiropractic Clinic and the staff here in our Prescott chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.

Research Supports Chiropractic Eases Tension Headaches

The scientific literature confirms our results: 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 authors found that the spinal adjustments were beneficial at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when spinal adjustments were coupled with the suboccipital inhibition.

When we get run down, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, resulting in pain. Chiropractic works by eliminating these stresses and restoring the normal nerve function to the tissues.

We're Here to Help Patients Find Comfort From Tension Headaches

If you live in Prescott and are struggling with any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Weary Chiropractic Clinic today at (928) 778-2227 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.

 

A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery

Prescott chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the philosophy of aiding your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Weary Chiropractic Clinic, this involves working hard to reestablish your body's healthy functioning to avoid the need for drugs or surgery. We notice that most of our Prescott patients are pleased to find a natural solution for their health issues.

One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescriptions are commonly issued to individuals who have back soreness. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the advantages when prescribed for back pain.

Some of the most common opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Statistics supplied by the AAN mention the fact that approximately 50% of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and recovery, particularly if an opiate dependency arises.

Contrast that to chiropractic care which involves natural healing and the benefits are clear. While a medication might be helpful at temporarily suppressing the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs can't mend your injured back; it will only cover up the pain.

Weary Chiropractic Clinic will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to eliminate the spinal interference -- without risky drugs.

If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Prescott office a call at (928) 778-2227 to make an appointment with Weary Chiropractic Clinic.

References

  • Risk of opioids outweigh benefits for headache, low back pain, other conditions. American Academy of Neurology;September 29, 2014.
  • What are opioids? National Institute on Drug Abuse. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/opioids/what-are-opioids
 

Back Pain and Auto Injury

We manage many car accident cases in in our Prescott office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is back pain. Let's look at why back pain is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help you get better.

During a rear-end auto collision, your car and car seat are quickly accelerated forward against your torso. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curve of your spinal column, 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 ligaments that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated promptly. Thankfully, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

Weary Chiropractic Clinic has been helping patients in Prescott since 1982, 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. Give our office a call today at (928) 778-2227 to make an appointment.

 

Chiropractic Helps Prevent Lower Limb Injuries for Athletes

Prescott-sports-therapyWhen performing sports activities that demand a lot of lower body motion, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's common to sustain some type of injury to your hips or legs. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many players have found themselves out of commission. Weary Chiropractic Clinic has seen all of these problems in our Prescott patients. The good news is, chiropractic can help prevent some of these injuries from developing and research proves it.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Sports Injuries & Recovery

Weary Chiropractic Clinic keeps current with all of the recent scientific research, and in a report published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules football players. Roughly one-half were placed in a control group and the other half were put in a therapy group that received sports chiropractic care at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant engaging in care once per week. The following three months consisted of an adjustment every two weeks before decreasing those to one visit monthly for the final three months of the study.

Researchers noted that there was a "significant" decrease in the number of leg strains the players received in the treatment group when compared to the control. Furthermore, they observed that the subjects who engaged in chiropractic also had fewer weeks of missed practice and games as a result of non-contact knee injuries. This led them to conclude that sports chiropractic intervention should be added to "the current best practice management."

Every major sports organization in the United States and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their athletes, because they know that chiropractic works. If you live near our practice in Prescott and would like to see if Weary Chiropractic Clinic can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (928) 778-2227 for an appointment.

Weary Chiropractic Clinic Can Help People Find Relief From Sports Injuries and Recover Faster

If you're suffering from severe pain, Weary Chiropractic Clinic and our staff are here to help you recover. Give our Prescott office a call today at (928) 778-2227 for an appointment today.

Reference

Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(64).

 

What Is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression therapy in PrescottWe work with many back pain patients in our Prescott chiropractic office, and Weary Chiropractic Clinic and our staff uses a variety of techniques to help get you out of pain and restore your spine's normal, healthy function. We find spinal decompression to be a highly effective approach.

Understanding Spinal Decompression Therapy

To help you better understand spinal decompression therapy, think of the discs in your spine like water balloons filled with jello. When you squeeze them (which occurs due to normal living, sustaining an injury, or other medical conditions), they can protrude, placing pressure on the nerves in your spinal column. This affects your brain's ability to communicate with tissues in the rest of your body.

If the force on the discs becomes too high, they can herniate or bulge. This reduces the cushioning between your vertebrae and can cause pain. The objective of spinal decompression therapy is to reduce this pressure to help restore your body's function and also reduce your level of pain.

Can Spinal Decompression Therapy Help Me?

Spinal decompression therapy relieves disc pressure through the use of a specially designed table that carefully elongates your spinal column through slow and controlled movements. This decreases the pressure placed on your discs. Some studies report an increase in disc height by as much as 1.3 millimeters after just six weeks of this treatment.

If you're wondering if spinal decompression therapy could help you feel and function better, simply call our Prescott office and schedule an appointment with Weary Chiropractic Clinic today. Your optimal health is our number one priority!

Resources

Apfel CC, Cakmakkaya OS, Richmond C, et al. Restoration of disk height through non-surgical spinal decompression is associated with decreased discogenic low back pain: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(155). doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-155