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Effective Back Pain Treatment

Mandeville back pain treatmentWe see a number of back pain patients in our Mandeville office, and Dr. Schulz has been able to help a lot of them get relief through various chiropractic techniques. At the same time, dealing with back pain doesn't necessarily mean having to make a choice between chiropractic care and medical care, as many people utilize both types of care with great success.

Research Confirms Chiropractic and Medical Treatment 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 soreness and limited function due to back-related issues. Some of the test subjects received treatment via standard medical therapy, while the remainder were given chiropractic adjustments together with regular medical care, as the authors wanted to see which patients fared better.

Researchers observed that the group that received standard medical care in combination with chiropractic scored "significantly better" than the group that got medical care alone; 73 percent reported positive benefits in comparison to just 17 percent of the medical treatment 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, incorporating these two forms of care can greatly benefit you--the patient--offering benefits when compared to medical care alone. However, while chiropractic and medicine can work alongside each other, chiropractic offers some distinct advantages over medical therapy.

Where Chiropractic Care Pulls Ahead

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

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

Chiropractic Is a Natural Approach to Wellness

Without a doubt, the methods associated with chiropractic are quite different than those available with medical care, but a great deal of the distinction is the fact that chiropractic is a natural approach to health and wellness. Rather than focusing on only relieving the symptoms, chiropractic means tracking down the primary cause of your pain, which often means greater improvement as you are addressing the problem at its source.

Furthermore, while medication is sometimes helpful for treating certain conditions, many health issues respond well to a natural approach such as chiropractic. This means fewer negative responses to drugs and lasting recovery.

You don't have to struggle with back pain or other health issues. Give our Mandeville clinic a call today at (985) 809-3135. We'll do everything we can to help you get and remain 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.
 

Mandeville Car Accidents and Long-Term Pain

Mandeville auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Mandeville and you've been in a car wreck, you have to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic injuries.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We work with a lot of auto injury patients in our Mandeville office, and a lot of these individuals are dealing with chronic pain caused by an old crash. In fact, research shows that a significant proportion of rear-end crashes lead to pain and disability even ten years after the initial trauma.

Dr. Schulz is here to help you avoid developing chronic pain by helping to restore the natural function of your spine soon after a collision.

The most frequent causes of chronic issues are reduced mobility of your spinal column and the formation of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your neck and back can easily be harmed during a collision, and chiropractic works by reducing inflammation and restoring normal movement.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're nearby our Mandeville office, and you've been hurt in a collision, don't wait to get treatment. Dr. Schulz is here for you. Give us a call today at (985) 809-3135 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Mandeville Chiropractic Auto Accident Treatment

Mandeville auto injury recovery and treatment by Dr.  SchulzEach year, there are millions of car crashes in the world, and a significant number of people get hurt in a collision. While most accidents are "minor," chronic back and neck pain are still common health problems. The good news is that chiropractic is a great way to help these kinds of injuries.

We've treated many auto injury patients in our Mandeville office, and Dr. Schulz has been treating people with these types of injuries since 2003. During a collision, your body is subjected to powerful forces that it simply wasn't built to deal with. These forces place stress and strain on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can result in damage to the ligaments that hold your spine together. A crash can trigger a wide variety of pain problems.

A ligament tear in the neck can trigger pain, swelling, and radicular problems 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 areas.

Dr. Schulz Can Help Clients Recover From an Auto Injury

Dr. Schulz, your Mandeville chiropractor, can assist by lowering inflammation in the injured area and can help reduce the creation 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. Schulz today at (985) 809-3135.

 

Mandeville Back Pain Treatment

Mandeville back pain treatment by Dr.  SchulzMost 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. Schulz and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Mandeville office, and we've found that chiropractic care is a highly effective way to not only help you recover from back pain, it's also a great way to avoid future episodes.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent study from the University of Utah verifies what our Mandeville patients have experienced: your Mandeville chiropractor is the best first choice for an episode of back pain.

In this paper, 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 authors found is that the men and women who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgical procedures.

Other studies have found the same results. A 2012 study found 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. Schulz and our team help your body heal with gentle chiropractic adjustments that don't use drugs or risky surgical procedures.

Dr. Schulz Can Help People Find Comfort From Back Pain

If you live near our Mandeville office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (985) 809-3135 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.

 

Mandeville TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Mandeville TMJ Treatment by Dr.  SchulzJaw pain is a fairly common problem reported by people after a car crash, and it can be challenging for some physicians to diagnose the source of the problem. Complicating the issue, oftentimes you won't experience TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after the accident.

Dr. Schulz has treated many people with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific literature explains what causes these types of problems. During a crash, the tissues in your neck are often 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, inflammation of the nerves can cause pain in other parts of your body.

For example, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause prickling or numbness in the arm or hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injured area, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a collision are very common because of neck injury, and the jaw works the same way. Dr. Schulz sees this very frequently in our Mandeville office.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps TMJ Pain After an Auto Accident

Research indicates that the source 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 secret to resolving these symptoms is simple: Dr. Schulz will work to return your spinal column back to health, relieving the inflammatory reaction, treating the injured areas, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

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

If you reside in Mandeville and you've been hurt in a crash, Dr. Schulz can help. We've been working with auto injury patients since 2003, and we can most likely help you, too. Give our office a call today at (985) 809-3135 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.

 

Chiropractic Can Help Prevent Surgery for Back Pain

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

Dr. Schulz is here to make sure that people in Mandeville have a healthy, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many people recover from back pain without the need for surgery.

There are countless reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Luckily, as one study has found, chiropractic adjustments may actually keep you off the surgeon's table entirely.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps Avoid Back Surgery

In this report, 1,885 workers with back injuries were examined 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 mean that chiropractic care can help you recover from back pain without surgical treatments.

If you live in the Mandeville area, Dr. Schulz can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (985) 809-3135 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.

 

What causes persistent pain after a motor vehicle accident?

Mandeville neck pain and headache treatmentApproximately 2.3 million people are injured each year in automobile accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to recover from their injuries fairly quickly, others are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Mandeville office. Fortunately, Dr. Schulz 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 carried out on 28 individuals diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. 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 chronic pain after an auto injury.

It's important to note that research has also found that putting off treatment after a car crash can negatively affect healing time, so getting in to see Dr. Schulz immediately is key to having a quicker recovery.

We Can Help Clients Find Relief From Pain After a Car crash

Dr. Schulz has worked with many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Mandeville 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 see a lot of patients with back pain in our Mandeville office, and Dr. Schulz has noticed that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has demonstrated that roughly one quarter of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.

Research Proves Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released 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. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the other group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Specialists noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the individuals who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic treatment administered in these two areas offers both short term and long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after only a single treatment session.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and are ready to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Mandeville office could be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (985) 809-3135.

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.

 

Chronic Pain, Car Crashes, and Chiropractic

Mandeville auto injury recoveryOver 2 million people are hurt each year in auto accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to heal from their injuries relatively easily, too many people are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Mandeville office. Fortunately, Dr. Schulz is here to help you recover from your auto injury.

Research Shows 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 people diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. 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 is a great way to avoid long-term pain after a crash.

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

We Can Help Clients Find Relief From Pain After a Car Accident

Dr. Schulz has helped many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Mandeville 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.
 

How to Avoid Surgery for Back Pain

Although some people are still uncertain 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. Schulz has seen many back pain patients in our Mandeville office who have been hurting for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Schulz 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 one study conducted on about 2,000 Washington State workers 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 individuals who first sought treatment with chiropractic, proving that this non-invasive approach is very effective at keeping you off the operating table.

Dr. Schulz Can Help People Find Relief From Back Pain Without Surgery

There are options 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. Schulz has helped many patients in Mandeville recover. Give our office a call today at (985) 809-3135 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.