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Effective Back Pain Treatment

Estero, Bonita Springs back pain treatmentWe see quite a few patients with back pain in our Estero, Bonita Springs office, and Dr. Green has been able to help a lot of them find relief with chiropractic care. At the same time, dealing with back pain doesn't necessarily mean having to decide between chiropractic care and medical therapy, as many people utilize both types of care with great outcomes.

Research Confirms Chiropractic and Medical Care Work Well with One Another

In a report published by the academic journal Spine experts1 looked at a group of active-duty military personnel between the ages of 18 and 35 who were suffering from both acute pain and limited function due to back-related issues. Some of the study participants engaged in treatment via standard medical care, while the rest were given chiropractic care along with regular medical care, as the authors wanted to determine which patients fared better.

Researchers discovered that the group that got standard medical care in combination with chiropractic scored "significantly better" than the group that received medical care alone; 73% reported positive benefits in comparison to just 17 percent of the medical care only group who reported 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 treatment can greatly benefit you--the patient--offering advantages when compared to medical care alone. However, while chiropractic and medical approaches can work alongside each other, chiropractic offers some unique strengths over medical treatment.

Where Chiropractic Care Wins

Although it might seem as if each approach plays a 50/50 role, there is one major advantage that chiropractic care has over medical care and that is in patient satisfaction. In fact, a piece of research done at UCLA2 that was published in the American Journal of Public Health reports that, on average, chiropractic patients are generally more satisfied with their recovery than people undergoing medical care.

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

Chiropractic Care Offers a Non-Invasive Approach

Without a doubt, the strategies associated with chiropractic are quite different than those provided with medical therapy, but a large amount of the difference is the fact that chiropractic is a holistic approach to health and well-being. Instead of focusing on simply relieving the symptoms, chiropractic care means searching for the root cause of your pain, which often results in greater improvement as you are addressing the problem at its source.

Furthermore, while medication is sometimes helpful for managing certain conditions, many health issues respond well to natural forms of treatment such as chiropractic. This means fewer negative side effects from drugs and longer-lasting results.

You don't have to struggle with back pain or other health problems. Give our Estero, Bonita Springs office a call today at (239) 495-1166. We'll do our best 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.
 

Estero, Bonita Springs Auto Injury and Chronic Pain

Estero, Bonita Springs auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Estero, Bonita Springs and you've been in a car accident, you have to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic symptoms.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We see many auto injury patients in our Estero, Bonita Springs office, and a lot of these folks are dealing with chronic pain caused by an old accident. As a matter of fact, research shows that a significant proportion of rear-end collisions trigger pain and disability even ten years after the initial injury.

Dr. Green is here to help you avoid developing chronic issues by helping to restore the healthy function of your spine soon after a motor vehicle accident.

The most frequent causes of chronic pain are reduced mobility of your spine and the formation of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your neck and back can easily be injured during a crash, and chiropractic care works by reducing inflammation and restoring normal motion.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're close to our Estero, Bonita Springs office, and you've been injured in a car wreck, don't wait to get treatment. Dr. Green is here for you. Give us a call today at (239) 495-1166 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Estero, Bonita Springs Chiropractic Auto Accident Treatment

Estero, Bonita Springs auto injury recovery and treatment by Dr. GreenEvery year, there are millions of car wrecks in the world, and a significant number of people end up getting hurt in a collision. While most crashes are "minor," chronic back and neck pain are still frequent health problems. The good news is that chiropractic care is a fantastic way to correct these kinds of injuries.

We've treated many auto collision patients in our Estero, Bonita Springs office, and Dr. Green has been helping people with these types of injuries since 2006. During a crash, your body is subjected to powerful forces that it simply wasn't built to handle. These forces place strain and stress on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can result in injury to the ligaments that hold your spinal column together. A collision can result in a vast array of pain symptoms.

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

Dr. Green Can Help People Recover From an Auto Accident

Dr. Green, your Estero, Bonita Springs chiropractor, can assist by lowering inflammation in the injured area and can help reduce the formation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain and disability.

You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Discover more about how we can help you get well or call Dr. Green today at (239) 495-1166.

 

Estero, Bonita Springs TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Estero, Bonita Springs TMJ Treatment by Dr. GreenJaw pain is a fairly common condition experienced by people after a car crash, and it can be hard for some doctors to identify the cause of the problem. Complicating the issue, many times you won't experience TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after the incident.

Dr. Green has helped many people with jaw pain after an injury, and the medical research explains what triggers these types of symptoms. During a crash, the tissues in your neck are oftentimes stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve damage. This can clearly cause pain in the neck and back, but since your nervous system is one functioning unit, irritation 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 pins and needles in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injury, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a collision are very common because of neck injury, and the TMJ works the same way. Dr. Green sees this very frequently in our Estero, Bonita Springs office.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps TMJ Pain After an Auto Accident

Studies have shown that the root of many jaw or TMJ problems starts in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck problem can resolve the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The key to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Dr. Green will work to restore your spine back to health, alleviating the inflammation, treating the injured tissues, and eliminating the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Dr. Green finds that jaw and headache symptoms often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy state.

If you live in Estero, Bonita Springs and you've been hurt in a car crash, Dr. Green can help. We've been treating auto injury patients since 2006, and we can most likely help you, too. Give our office a call today at (239) 495-1166 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.

 

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.