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Chiropractic Helps Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Prescott natural carpal tunnel treatmentWeary Chiropractic Clinic sees a lot of patients troubled with carpal tunnel syndrome in our busy Prescott chiropractic practice. While some people think that the source of this wrist-related pain is muscular, it's really a condition that stems from the nerves--and not just the nerves in your hands.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Recent research published 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 studying 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 degree of the women's reported carpal tunnel discomfort was related to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In short, the less flexibility in the neck, the higher the level of pain.

This research is very important, as you cannot successfully treat a problem until you fully understand its source. By recognizing that the root of carpal tunnel symptoms is in the neck, this means that all-natural approaches like chiropractic can often restore normal function, reducing the need for risky operations.

We Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Carpal Tunnel

If you suffer with carpal tunnel pain, call our Prescott office and ask how Weary Chiropractic Clinic 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.

 

Effective Back Pain Treatment

Prescott back pain treatmentWe see many back pain patients in our Prescott practice, and Weary Chiropractic Clinic has been able to help a lot of them get relief with chiropractic care. At the same time, recovering from back pain doesn't necessarily mean having to make a choice between chiropractic care and medical treatment, as many individuals utilize both types of care with great success.

Research Confirms Chiropractic and Medical Treatment Work Well with Each Other

In a report published by the journal Spine investigators1 looked at a group of active-duty military personnel between the ages of 18 and 35 who were suffering from both acute soreness and limited function due to back symptoms. Some of the test subjects received treatment via standard medical therapy, while the rest were given chiropractic adjustments together with standard medical care, as researchers wanted to see which patients fared better.

The authors determined that the patients who got standard medical care along with chiropractic scored "significantly better" than the group that got medical care alone; 73% reported positive benefits in comparison to just 17% of the medical care only group who indicated the same amount of improvement. This was true regarding both pain and level of function at the two- and four-week marks.

Accordingly, combining these two forms of care can greatly benefit you--the patient--offering advantages when compared to medical care alone. However, while chiropractic and medicine can work together, chiropractic offers some unique strengths over medical therapy.

Where Chiropractic Care Wins

Although it might seem as if each method plays a 50-50 role, there is one major benefit that chiropractic has over medical care and that is in patient satisfaction. In fact, one bit of research from UCLA2 that was printed in the American Journal of Public Health found that, on average, chiropractic patients are generally more satisfied with their recovery than patients undergoing medical treatment.

According to the researchers, the main factors that patients favored over medical treatment were "self-care advice and explanation of treatment." This isn't unexpected, as chiropractors commonly spend much more time advising their patients as to how they can improve their health on their own, as well as outlining more thoroughly what to expect from chiropractic.

Chiropractic Offers a Non-Invasive Approach

Certainly, the strategies associated with chiropractic are quite different than those offered with medical care, but a great deal of the distinction is the fact that chiropractic is a natural approach to health and wellness. Instead of focusing on only relieving the symptoms, chiropractic care involves searching for the root cause of your pain, which often means greater improvement as you are addressing the problem at its source.

In addition, while medication is sometimes helpful for treating certain conditions, many health issues respond well to a natural approach like chiropractic care. This means fewer negative side effects from drugs and more permanent results.

You don't have to struggle with back pain or other health problems. Give our Prescott clinic a call today at (928) 778-2227. We'll do everything we can to help you get and stay free from back pain.

References

  1. Goertz CM, Long CR, Hondras MA, Petri R, Delgado R, Lawrence DJ, Owens EF, Meeker WC. Adding chiropractic manipulative therapy to standard medical care for patients with acute low back pain: results of a pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness study. Spine 2013;38(8):627-634.
  2. Hertzman-Miller RP1, Morgenstern H, Hurwitz EL, Yu F, Adams AH, Harber P, Kominski GF. Comparing the satisfaction of low back pain patients randomized to receive medical or chiropractic care: results from the UCLA low-back pain study. American Journal of Public Health 2002;92(10):1628-1633.
 

Prescott Auto Accidents and Long-Term Pain

Prescott auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Prescott and you've been in a car wreck, you need to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic problems.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We deal with several auto injury patients in our Prescott office, and several of these men and women are struggling with chronic pain caused by an old crash. As a matter of fact, research shows that a significant percentage of rear-end crashes cause pain and disability even ten years after the original trauma.

Weary Chiropractic Clinic is here to help you avoid developing chronic issues by helping to restore the natural function of your spine soon after a collision.

The most common causes of chronic pain are reduced mobility of your spine and the development of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your spine can easily be harmed during a crash, and chiropractic care works by decreasing inflammation and restoring normal mobility.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're close to our Prescott office, and you've been injured in a crash, don't wait to get attention. Weary Chiropractic Clinic is here for you. Give us a call today at (928) 778-2227 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Prescott Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment

Prescott auto injury recovery and treatment by Weary Chiropractic ClinicEvery year, there are millions of auto accidents in the world, and a substantial number of men and women are injured in a crash. While most accidents are "minor," chronic back and neck pain are still common health issues. The good news is that chiropractic care is a fantastic way to correct these kinds of injuries.

We have helped many auto accident patients in our Prescott office, and Weary Chiropractic Clinic has been treating people with these types of problems since 1982. During a collision, your body is exposed to violent forces that it simply wasn't built to handle. These forces put stress and strain on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can result in injury to the ligaments that hold your spine together. A collision can trigger a vast array of pain issues.

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

Weary Chiropractic Clinic Can Help Clients Recover From an Auto Injury

Weary Chiropractic Clinic, your Prescott chiropractor, can assist by decreasing irritation in the damaged area and can help reduce the creation 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 get well or call Weary Chiropractic Clinic today at (928) 778-2227.

 

Prescott TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Prescott TMJ Treatment by Weary Chiropractic ClinicJaw or TMJ pain is a fairly typical problem experienced by many people after a car accident, and it can be hard for some doctors to identify the cause of the problem. Complicating the matter, very often you won't experience TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after the original injury.

Weary Chiropractic Clinic has treated many people with jaw pain after an injury, and the medical research explains what causes these types of symptoms. During a crash, the tissues in your spine are frequently stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve injury. This can clearly cause pain in the neck and back, but since your nervous system is one functioning unit, inflammation of the nerves can cause issues in other parts of your body.

For instance, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause prickling or numbness in the arm or hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injured tissues, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a crash are very common because of neck injury, and the jaw works the same way. Weary Chiropractic Clinic sees this very commonly in our Prescott office.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps TMJ Pain After an Auto Accident

Research indicates that the root of many jaw or TMJ problems originates in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck problem can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The secret to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Weary Chiropractic Clinic will work to return your spine back to health, reducing the inflammatory reaction, treating the injured tissues, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Weary Chiropractic Clinic finds that jaw and headache issues often resolve once we return your spine to its healthy state.

If you live in Prescott and you've been hurt in a crash, Weary Chiropractic Clinic can help. We've been treating auto injury patients since 1982, and we can probably help you, too. Give our office a call today at (928) 778-2227 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.

 

Prescott Back Pain Treatment

Prescott back pain treatment by Weary Chiropractic ClinicMost of us suffer from back problems at some point in our lives. Researchers estimate that nearly 1 out of 3 adults deal with some kind of regular spinal pain. Weary Chiropractic Clinic and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Prescott office, and we've found that chiropractic care is a highly effective way to not only help you heal from back pain, it's also an excellent way to hold off future episodes.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent paper from the University of Utah verifies what our Prescott patients have experienced: your Prescott chiropractor is the best first option for an episode of back pain.

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

What the researchers found is that the men and women who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgeries.

Other papers have found the same results. A 2012 study reported 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. Weary Chiropractic Clinic and our team help your body heal with gentle chiropractic adjustments that don't use drugs or risky surgical procedures.

Weary Chiropractic Clinic Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Back Pain

If you live near our Prescott office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (928) 778-2227 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.

 

Causes of Chronic Pain after Car Crashes

Prescott neck pain and headache treatmentApproximately 2.3 million people are injured each year in auto accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to improve from their injuries relatively easily, too many people are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Prescott office. Fortunately, Weary Chiropractic Clinic 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 conducted on 28 men and women diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic adjustments 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 a crash.

It's important to note that studies have also found that delaying care after a car crash can adversely affect recovery time, so getting in to see Weary Chiropractic Clinic immediately is key to having a speedier recovery.

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

Weary Chiropractic Clinic has helped many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Prescott 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.
 

Chiropractic Can Help Prevent Surgery for Back Pain

Prescott Back Pain Treatment without SurgeryThe latest statistics show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries each year in the US. Although sometimes it's necessary to have surgery for back pain, the reality is that if you can avoid this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.

Weary Chiropractic Clinic is here to make sure that patients in Prescott have a healthy, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many patients recover 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 complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Luckily, as one medical study has found, chiropractic care may actually keep you out of the operating room completely.

Research Proves Chiropractic Care Helps Avoid Back Surgery

In this paper, 1,885 workers with back injuries were evaluated over a three year period. When the workers first sought treatment with a surgeon, over 42 percent ended up having surgery for their pain. For patients who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings mean that chiropractic care can help you heal from back pain without surgical procedures.

If you live in the Prescott area, Weary Chiropractic Clinic can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (928) 778-2227 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.

 

Avoiding Chronic Pain After an Auto Injury

Prescott auto injury recoveryApproximately 2.3 million people are hurt every year in auto accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to heal from their injuries relatively easily, others are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Prescott office. Thankfully, Weary Chiropractic Clinic is here to help you recover 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 men and women diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic treatment 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 care is a great way to avoid chronic pain after a crash.

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 Weary Chiropractic Clinic at the earliest opportunity is key to having a quicker recovery.

We Can Help People Find Relief From Pain After a Car Accident

Weary Chiropractic Clinic has helped many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Prescott office today for more information or an appointment.

References

  • 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.
 

Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We treat a good number of people with back pain in our Prescott office, and Weary Chiropractic Clinic has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has demonstrated that roughly 25% of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research ratifies what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this problem.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Researchers found significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the group who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both prompt and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just a single treatment round.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and are ready to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Prescott office could be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (928) 778-2227.

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.