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Estero, Bonita Springs Back Pain Treatment

Estero, Bonita Springs back pain treatment by Dr. GreenMost of us suffer from back problems at some point in our lives. Experts estimate that nearly 1 out of 3 adults deal with some kind of regular spinal pain. Dr. Green and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Estero, Bonita Springs office, and we've found that chiropractic care is a great way to not only help you recover from back pain, it's also a great way to hold off future problems.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent article from the University of Utah confirms what our Estero, Bonita Springs patients have experienced: your Estero, Bonita Springs chiropractor is the best first choice for an episode of back pain.

In this article, 747 patients were treated for low back pain. Each person 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 researchers discovered 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. Dr. Green and our team help your body heal with gentle chiropractic adjustments that don't use drugs or risky surgical procedures.

Dr. Green Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Back Pain

If you live near our Estero, Bonita Springs office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (239) 495-1166 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.

 

What causes long-term pain after a car wreck?

Estero, Bonita Springs neck pain and headache treatmentOver 2 million people are injured every year in motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. While most people are able to recover from their injuries relatively quickly, others are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Estero, Bonita Springs office. Thankfully, Dr. Green is here to help you recover from your auto injury.

Research Proves 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 pain. 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 is a great way to avoid long-term pain after a car wreck.

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

We Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Pain After a Car Crash

Dr. Green has worked with many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Estero, Bonita Springs 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.
 

Chiropractic Can Alleviate Need for Back Surgery

Estero, Bonita Springs Back Pain Treatment without SurgeryThe latest figures show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries annually in the US. Although in some cases it's necessary to have surgery for back pain, the fact is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.

Dr. Green is here to make sure that people in Estero, Bonita Springs 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 plenty of reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and additional complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Luckily, as one study has found, chiropractic may actually keep you off the surgeon's table altogether.

Research Shows 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 care with a surgeon, over 42 percent ended up having surgery for their pain. For those who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings indicate that chiropractic care can help you recover from back pain without surgical procedures.

If you live in the Estero, Bonita Springs area, Dr. Green can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (239) 495-1166 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

Estero, Bonita Springs auto injury recoveryOver 2 million people are injured each year in motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. While most people are able to recover from their injuries fairly easily, others are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Estero, Bonita Springs office. Thankfully, Dr. Green is here to help you heal from your auto injury.

Research Proves 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 individuals diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic treatment and 93 percent of them experienced improvements 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 treatment after a car crash can adversely affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Green at the earliest opportunity is key to having a faster recovery.

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

Dr. Green has treated many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Estero, Bonita Springs 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.
 

Lower Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We treat a lot of men and women with back pain in our Estero, Bonita Springs office, and Dr. Green finds that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has demonstrated that roughly 25% of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research confirms what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.

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 split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. one group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Researchers found 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 asserts that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both prompt and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after only a single treatment round.

Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and want to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Estero, Bonita Springs office may be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (239) 495-1166.

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.

 

Estero, Bonita Springs Neck Pain and Auto Injury

Estero, Bonita Springs car accident and neck pain treatmentWe manage many auto injury cases in our Estero, Bonita Springs office, and a widespread symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you are dealing with neck pain after a car crash, you're not alone. Dr. Green sees this type of condition very often in our Estero, Bonita Springs office. Neck pain is a common symptom after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Green sees often in our Estero, Bonita Springs office. What causes neck pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic help? Why is neck pain such a common symptom after a car accident? How can your chiropractor help you recover? Let's take a look at why neck pain is frequently experienced after a car crash and see how your chiropractor 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 effective way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Green can help you.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom 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. The neck is subjected to very high stresses and strains during a car crash, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low speed wreck, your head is exposed to extremely rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts an extreme strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. 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 collision, 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 injured area gets inflamed and sore, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing mobility in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.

Dr. Green Can Help People Find Relief From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Quicker

You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Green is conveniently located in Estero, Bonita Springs to help you recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with neck pain, Dr. Green is here to help. Dr. Green has been helping patients in Estero, Bonita Springs since 2006, so we know what you're suffering from. 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 determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Dr. Green 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 (239) 495-1166 to make an appointment.

 

AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before Surgery

Estero, Bonita Springs natural back pain treatment

Although some people are still skeptical about chiropractic, even the American Medical Association (AMA) recommends that adjustments should be tried prior to surgery--the one option that should be a last resort.

Dr. Green has seen many back pain patients in our Estero, Bonita Springs office who have been hurting for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Green has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky back surgery, and the science backs up our experience.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps You Avoid Risky Surgery

For example, in one study conducted on almost 2,000 Washington State employees who suffered from a back injury while on the job, more than 40% who saw a surgeon first following their injury found themselves having back surgery within three years. That compares to just 1.5% of the people who first sought treatment with chiropractic care, showing that this non-invasive approach is very effective at keeping you off the operating table.

Dr. Green Can Help Patients Find Relief 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. Dr. Green has helped many patients in Estero, Bonita Springs recover. Give our office a call today at (239) 495-1166 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

Estero, Bonita Springs auto injury and headache treatment

We work with many auto injury cases in our Estero, Bonita Springs office, and a typical symptom we see in our patients is headache. If you have headache after a car accident, you're not alone. Dr. Green sees this type of problem very often in our Estero, Bonita Springs office. Why is headache such a common problem after a car accident? How can chiropractic care help you heal? Let's look at the root cause of headache after a car crash 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. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for headache symptoms after a crash.

How Headache Is Caused by an Accident and How Dr. Green Can Help You

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's caused by a car accident, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscles of the neck. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes inflammation and soreness. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.

Another frequent cause of pain after a crash that we see in our Estero, Bonita Springs office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate 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 prevent the creation of scar tissue.

We Can Help People Find Comfort From Neck Pain and Headaches After an Auto Injury

Chiropractic care is an excellent 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 reduce the headache pain.

Let us help you recover from headache. Dr. Green has helped many people with the same problem, and we can probably 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. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (239) 495-1166 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

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Estero, Bonita Springs Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Estero, Bonita Springs headache care by Dr. GreenWe know how difficult persistent headache pain can be. Dr. Green and our staff have worked with many patients in our Estero, Bonita Springs chiropractic clinic, and we've had great success in helping folks eliminate their headache pain.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research paper verifies what we see in our office. In this study, the authors started with 110 people who were suffering from headache pain 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 headache, back pain, neck pain, and many other health conditions. If you're tired of suffering, give Dr. Green a call today at our Estero, Bonita Springs office at (239) 495-1166. We're here to help get you out of pain.

Citation

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 More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Estero, Bonita Springs practice, Dr. Green has helped countless people heal from back problems. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to reduce the discomfort. You should understand that studies have shown that chiropractic care is often a better approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of pain.

In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had experienced back pain for more than two days. Each individual was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.

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

Natural Healing with Chiropractic

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without undesirable side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended to resolve the source of the problem, not just treat the signs and symptoms.

If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Estero, Bonita Springs office with Dr. Green today at (239) 495-1166. We'll help improve your back problems 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.