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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.

 

Prescott Neck Pain and Car Accidents

Prescott car accident and neck pain treatmentWe work with many car accident cases in our Prescott office, and a widespread symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you have neck pain after a car accident, don't worry. Weary Chiropractic Clinic sees this type of condition very often in our Prescott office. Neck pain is a common problem after an auto collision, and it's something that Weary Chiropractic Clinic sees often in our Prescott office. What causes neck pain after an auto injury? How can chiropractic help? Why is neck pain such a common problem after a car crash? How can your chiropractor help you heal? Let's see why neck pain is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic care can help you get better. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an auto injury and see how your chiropractor 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. Your chiropractor 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 excellent way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Weary Chiropractic Clinic can help you.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after a crash. 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. Your 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 speed crash, your head is exposed to very rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh eight times as much. 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 wreck, just as the ligaments in your ankle can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.

When you experience a sprained ligament, the damaged area gets inflamed and tender, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing mobility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.

Weary Chiropractic Clinic Can Help People Find Relief From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Faster

You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Weary Chiropractic Clinic is conveniently located in Prescott to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're experiencing neck pain, Weary Chiropractic Clinic is here to help. Weary Chiropractic Clinic has been helping patients in Prescott since 1982, 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 evaluation to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Weary Chiropractic Clinic 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 (928) 778-2227 to make an appointment.

 

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.