We see quite a few patients in our Estero, Bonita Springs office with ankle sprains but Dr. Green has had a lot of success helping them recover more quickly. Why are ankle sprains so common and how can chiropractic care help?
According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), approximately 25,000 men and women in the US sprain their ankles every day. As a matter of fact, these injuries make up almost half of all sports injuries, causing people to spend time away from the activities they enjoy most.
Like any injury, there are many causes of ankle sprains. The most common is inversion, or when the ankle rolls inward. This injury can occur due to one forceful movement, or it can develop over time, and activities that increase the risk for this type of ankle sprain include running and jumping. You're also at risk if you have pre-existing ankle injuries, poor posture or balance, weak muscles, and reduced range of motion.
How Can Chiropractic Treatments and Dr. Green Help?
A paper published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics set out to identify chiropractic's role when it comes to ankle sprain recovery. Researchers recruited 33 men and women between the ages of 18 and 45 who had a history of ankle inversion sprains, who were reporting tenderness and/or pain, and had not re-injured the ankle in the previous six weeks.
18 of the participants were assigned to participate in rehabilitation and the remaining 15 patients received chiropractic in addition to rehabilitation. Each individual had five full weeks of treatments, with the rehab group receiving treatment seven days a week and the rehab plus chiropractic group receiving care six out of the seven days.
Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Ankle Sprains
The authors found that the people who participated in both rehab and chiropractic fared the best at the 4-week mark when it came to pain and joint restriction. In addition, no negative effects were reported, showing that chiropractic is safe.
If you're near our location in Estero, Bonita Springs and you're suffering from an ankle injury, give us a call. We'll do what we can to keep you up and running... literally!
- American College of Sports Medicine. (n.d.). Ankle sprains and the athlete. Retrieved from https://www.acsm.org/docs/current-comments/anklesprainstemp.pdf
- Lubbe, D et al. (2015, January). Manipulative therapy and rehabilitation for recurrent ankle sprain with functional instability: a short-term, assessor-blind, parallel-group randomized trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 38(1), 22-34, doi:10.1016/j.jmpt.2014.10.001
If you are afflicted by fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Dr. Green sees many patients with this particular condition in our Estero, Bonita Springs chiropractic office. As a matter of fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that roughly two percent of all adults in the United States have fibromyalgia. Fortunately, chiropractic care is one treatment option that can provide positive results.
Research Shows Chiropractic Helps Fibromyalgia
In a medical study released in mid-2015, 215 women and men with fibromyalgia were evaluated based on factors ranging from pain to quality of sleep to the levels of depression symptoms and anxiety they felt. Then they were divided into two groups with one group receiving a multi-modal therapy program for three months and the second group receiving the same approach with the addition of chiropractic adjustments (specifically, to the upper neck tissues) for the same length of time.
The individuals who received chiropractic adjustments in addition to the multi-modal treatment approach reported greater results in all areas (pain, sleep, depression, and anxiety) at 12 weeks post-treatment when compared to the study participants who received multi-modal therapy without chiropractic. In addition, those positive results were long-lasting as the patients reported continued improvement one full year later.
Fibromyalgia can greatly reduce your quality of life, both mentally and physically. If you're dealing with fibromyalgia, we might be able to help.
You don't have to suffer! To see what Dr. Green can do for your fibromyalgia pain, call our Estero, Bonita Springs chiropractic office today.
- Fibromyalgia. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/fibromyalgia.htm on November 2, 2015.
- Moustafa I & Diab A. (2015, July). The addition of upper cervical manipulative therapy in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. Rheumatology International;35(7):1163-74.
Unfortunately, many of our Estero, Bonita Springs patients know the pain caused by a herniated disc all too well. On a positive note, Dr. Green has helped many people with disc pain, and a number of medical studies have confirmed that chiropractic can help patients recover from this kind of condition.
Research on Herniated Discs and Chiropractic
In one study, specialists from Switzerland recruited 148 patients who were dealing with pain in their lower back and legs due to a herniated disc (which was confirmed through magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI). Each person then received chiropractic adjustments that focused on the area of his or her disc problem.
Data was collected after the first treatment session at set intervals--namely, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year--to determine what type of short-term and long-term effects, if any, chiropractic offers when it comes to treating this particular condition. Among the data collected was the individual's self-reported changes in both back and leg pain.
The authors found that, as a whole, the study participants reported "significant improvement" for both types of pain every time the results were collected. In fact, over 90% of the individuals reported that their pain "improved" within the first three months, with 88% still citing improvement one year after their first treatment session.
Even those test subjects who were defined as "chronic" still reported an improvement in pain at a rate of 89% one year beyond when treatment first began. This is the same positive result that was found in the following case study.
Disc Herniation and Chiropractic: A Case Study
In this report, a 26-year-old male had presented with disc herniation symptoms such as pain in the low back, left leg, and left groin area, along with left foot drop and muscle weakness. He had endured these issues for more than two years after sustaining an athletic injury, and his herniated disc was confirmed via MRI.
After receiving chiropractic care, "The patient responded favorably and his multi-symptom complex resolved within 90 days of treatment." Furthermore, the patient was still experiencing relief one year after the chiropractic intervention.
Studies like these show how beneficial chiropractic can be when it comes to alleviating herniated disc pain and relieving the symptoms they cause. So, if you are suffering from back ache caused by a herniated disc and wish to find some relief, chiropractic may well be an effective solution.
Don't suffer from chronic herniated disc pain. Give our Estero, Bonita Springs office a call today at (239) 495-1166 for a consultation or appointment.
- Leemann S, Peterson CK, Schmid C, Anklin B, Humphreys BK. Outcomes of acute and chronic patients with magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed symptomatic lumbar disc herniations receiving high-velocity, low-amplitude, spinal manipulative therapy: a prospective observational cohort study with one-year follow-up. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2014;37(3):155-163.
- Polkinghorn BS, Colloca CJ. Treatment of symptomatic lumbar disc herniation using activator methods chiropractic technique. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1998;21(3):187-196.
Dr. Green sees a lot of people struggling with carpal tunnel syndrome in our busy Estero, Bonita Springs chiropractic practice. While some people think that the source of this wrist-related pain is muscular, it's really a syndrome that arises from the nerves--and not just the nerves in your hands.
Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
A recent study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy evaluated 71 women between the ages of 35 and 59 who were diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Upon investigating the subjects' neck range of motion, the authors found that the women had reduced cervical mobility when compared to a healthy control group.
Furthermore, they also found that the level of the women's reported carpal tunnel discomfort was linked to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In short, the less mobility in the neck, the higher the level of pain.
This study is extremely important, as you cannot successfully resolve a problem until you fully understand its source. By recognizing that the root of carpal tunnel issues is in the neck, this means that natural approaches like chiropractic can often restore normal function, eliminating the need for risky operations.
If you are suffering from carpal tunnel pain, call our Estero, Bonita Springs location and ask how Dr. Green can help you get relief!
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.
We see quite a few people with back pain in our Estero, Bonita Springs practice, and Dr. Green has been able to help a lot of them get relief with chiropractic. At the same time, recovering from back pain doesn't necessarily mean having to make a choice between chiropractic care and medical therapy, as many individuals utilize both types of care with great results.
Study Confirms Chiropractic and Medical Care Work Well Together
In a study published by the journal Spine experts1 looked at a group of active-duty military personnel between the ages of 18 and 35 who claimed both acute discomfort and restricted function due to back symptoms. Some of the study participants engaged in treatment via standard medical therapy, while the rest were given chiropractic care in addition to standard medical care, as researchers wanted to determine which patients fared better.
The authors determined that the group that received standard medical care in combination with chiropractic scored "significantly better" than the patients who got medical care alone; 73 percent reported positive benefits compared to just 17 percent 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.
Therefore, combining these two forms of care can greatly benefit you--the patient--offering advantages when compared to medical care alone. However, while chiropractic and medical approaches 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 significant advantage that chiropractic has over medical treatment and that is in patient satisfaction. In fact, one bit of research done at UCLA2 that was published in the American Journal of Public Health found that, on average, chiropractic patients are generally more satisfied with their recovery than people undergoing medical treatment.
According to the researchers, the main factors that patients favored over medical care were "self-care advice and explanation of treatment." This isn't unexpected, as chiropractors frequently spend much more time consulting with their patients as to how they can better their health on their own, as well as discussing more thoroughly what to expect from chiropractic care.
Chiropractic Care Is a Natural Approach to Wellness
Without a doubt, the strategies associated with chiropractic are quite different than those offered with medical care, but a large amount of the difference is the fact that chiropractic is a natural approach to health and wellness. In contrast to focusing on only relieving the symptoms, chiropractic care means tracking down the primary cause of your pain, which often translates to 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 natural forms of treatment like chiropractic. This means fewer negative responses to drugs and longer-lasting results.
You don't have to suffer from back pain or other health issues. Give our Estero, Bonita Springs clinic a call today at (239) 495-1166. We'll do our best to help you get and remain free from back pain.
- 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.
- 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.
Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury
We work with many auto injury sufferers in our Estero, Bonita Springs office, and many of these folks are struggling with chronic pain caused by an old collision. In fact, research shows that a significant percentage of rear-end accidents lead to pain and disability even ten years after the original trauma.
Dr. Green is here to help you avoid developing chronic symptoms by helping to restore the healthy function of your spine soon after a crash.
The most frequent causes of chronic problems are reduced flexibility of your spinal column and the development of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your spine can easily be damaged during a collision, and chiropractic works by decreasing 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 crash, 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.
Each year, there are millions of auto accidents in the world, and a significant number of people get injured in a crash. While most crashes are "minor," chronic neck and back pain are still common health issues. The good news is that chiropractic is a great way to treat these kinds of injuries.
We have helped many auto accident patients in our Estero, Bonita Springs office, and Dr. Green has been treating people with these types of injuries since 2006. During a car accident, your body is subjected to powerful forces that it simply wasn't built to deal with. These forces put stress and strain on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can result in injury to the ligaments that hold your neck and back together. A crash can cause a wide range of pain symptoms.
A ligament tear in the neck can cause pain, swelling, and radicular symptoms in the arm and hand. Chiropractic care works well for these types of injuries, because chiropractic concentrates on restoring the healthy function and mobility of the injured tissues.
Dr. Green Can Help Clients Recover From an Auto Injury
Dr. Green, your Estero, Bonita Springs chiropractor, can assist by decreasing inflammation in the injured area and can help minimize 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 recover or call Dr. Green today at (239) 495-1166.
Jaw pain is a fairly typical problem experienced by many people after a car crash, and it can be challenging for some health practitioners to find the source of the problem. Complicating the matter, many times you won't experience TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after the incident.
Dr. Green has helped many individuals with jaw pain after an injury, and the medical research explains what triggers these types of problems. During a collision, the tissues in your spine are often stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve damage. This can obviously cause pain in the neck and back, but since your central nervous system is one functioning unit, irritation of the nerves can cause problems in other parts of your body.
For example, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause tingling 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 wreck are very common because of neck injury, and the TMJ works the same way. Dr. Green sees this very often in our Estero, Bonita Springs office.
Research Proves Chiropractic Helps TMJ Pain After an Auto Accident
Research indicates that the source of many jaw or TMJ problems begins in the cervical spine and that treatment of the underlying neck injury can resolve the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The secret to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Dr. Green will work to restore your spinal column back to health, reducing the inflammation, treating the injured tissues, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.
Dr. Green has found that jaw and headache issues often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy state.
If you reside in Estero, Bonita Springs and you've been hurt in a crash, Dr. Green can help. We've been working with 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.
Most of us suffer from back ache at some point in our lives. Researchers 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 an effective way to not only help you recover from back pain, it's also an excellent way to prevent 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 option for an event of back pain.
In this article, 747 participants 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 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 People 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.
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Approximately 2.3 million people are injured each year in automobile accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to heal from their injuries relatively easily, many are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Estero, Bonita Springs office. Fortunately, 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 care is a great way to avoid chronic pain after a crash.
It's important to note that studies have also found that putting off treatment after a car crash can negatively affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Green immediately is key to having a quicker recovery.
We Can Help Patients Find Relief 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.
- Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
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