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Estero, Bonita Springs Back Pain Treatment

Estero, Bonita Springs back pain treatment by Dr. GreenMost 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.

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 treatmentApproximately 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.

Sources

  • 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 SurgeryEach year, over 500,000 people have back surgery in the US. Although in some cases it's necessary to have back surgery, the reality is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.

Dr. Green is here to make sure that patients in Estero, Bonita Springs have a natural, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many people recover from back pain without the need for surgery.

There are plenty of reasons to avoid unnecessary medical procedures: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and additional complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Fortunately, as one medical study has found, chiropractic may actually keep you out of the operating room entirely.

Research Supports Chiropractic Care Helps Avoid Back Surgery

In this report, 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 back surgery. For subjects who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings suggest 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 every year in automobile accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to heal from their injuries relatively quickly, others 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 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 carried out on 28 individuals diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic care 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 is a great way to avoid long-term pain after an auto injury.

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

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

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.

Sources

  • 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 large number of men and women with back pain in our Estero, Bonita Springs office, and Dr. Green has noticed that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that about twenty-five percent of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this problem.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Scientists observed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the individuals who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both prompt and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just one treatment session.

So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and would like to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Estero, Bonita Springs office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. 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

We work with many car accident cases in our Estero, Bonita Springs office, and a common symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you are suffering from neck pain after a car crash, don't despair. Dr. Green sees this type of problem very often in our Estero, Bonita Springs office. Neck pain is a common problem after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Green sees frequently in our Estero, Bonita Springs office. What causes neck pain after an auto injury? How can chiropractic care help? Why is neck pain such a common condition after an auto injury? How can your chiropractor help you heal? Let's take a look at why neck pain is frequently experienced after a car crash and see how chiropractic care can help you recover. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an auto injury and see how chiropractic 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 care is a great 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 car wreck, 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 accident, 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 subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a severe strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. The bones of your spinal column 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 car crash, 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 tissues gets inflamed and tender, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing mobility in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.

Dr. Green Can Help Patients Find Relief From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Faster

You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Green is conveniently located in Estero, Bonita Springs to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. If you've been injured in a car crash and you're experiencing 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 experiencing. 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 strategy. Next, we'll do a careful evaluation to establish the root cause of your problem, 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.

 

Chiropractic Before Surgery, Says AMA

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.

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 Proves Chiropractic Helps You Avoid Risky Surgery

Recently, in one study conducted on about 2,000 Washington State workers who suffered from a back injury while at work, 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, proving that this non-invasive approach is extremely effective at keeping you out of the operating room.

Dr. Green Can Help Patients 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. 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 Car Accidents

If you suffer from headache after an auto collision, you're not alone. Dr. Green sees this type of problem frequently in our Estero, Bonita Springs office. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for headache symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes headache and why chiropractic works.

There are many different types of headache. Headache that's caused by a car accident, though, typically starts as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the neck. In a crash, the neck muscles can be damaged, which causes inflammation and soreness. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.

Another common cause of headache after a collision 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 very common after a crash, and it's important to get care for this type of problem to avoid the creation of scar tissue.

Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those triggered by auto injuries. Your chiropractic doctor will help reduce the inflammation and strain in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.

Let us help you recover from headache. Dr. Green has helped many patients with the same condition, 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 plan of action. Call us today at (239) 495-1166 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

 

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 men and women in our Estero, Bonita Springs chiropractic clinic, and we've had great success in helping people reduce their headache pain.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research paper confirms what we see in our practice. In this report, 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 report found that the individuals 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 results 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 Dr. Green a call today at our Estero, Bonita Springs office at (239) 495-1166. We're here to help get you relief.

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 Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Estero, Bonita Springs practice, Dr. Green has helped several patients heal from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to reduce the pain. You should understand that research indicates that chiropractic care is oftentimes a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of pain.

In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine experts included 101 people who had experienced back pain for more than two days. Each patient was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 individuals, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 individuals served as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.

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

Chiropractic: Natural Healing

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without adverse effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health complications. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's purpose designed to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the signs and symptoms.

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