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Causes of Chronic Pain after a Car Crash

Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota neck pain and headache treatmentOver 2 million people are hurt every year in car accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to recover from their injuries relatively easily, too many people are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office. Fortunately, Robert C Slater, DC 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 conducted on 28 individuals diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. Each participant received chiropractic care 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 an auto injury.

It's important to remember that studies have also found that putting off treatment after a car crash can negatively affect recovery time, so getting in to see Robert C Slater, DC immediately is key to having a quicker recovery.

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

Robert C Slater, DC has helped many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota 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.
 

Chronic Pain, Car Crashes, and Chiropractic

Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota auto injury recoveryApproximately 2.3 million people are hurt each year in motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. While most people are able to heal from their injuries relatively easily, many folks are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office. Fortunately, Robert C Slater, DC 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 people diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. Each participant received chiropractic treatment 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 long-term pain after a crash.

It's important to remember that research has also found that delaying treatment after a car crash can negatively affect healing time, so getting in to see Robert C Slater, DC at the earliest opportunity is key to having a speedier recovery.

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

Robert C Slater, DC has worked with many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota 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.
 

Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota Neck Pain and Car Crashes

Neck pain is a common problem after a car accident, and it's something that Robert C Slater, DC sees frequently in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office. What causes neck pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help?

Your neck is subjected to very high forces during a collision, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low velocity collision, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a serious strain on the tissues of the neck. 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 your ankle ligaments can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.

When you experience a sprained ligament, the injured area become swollen and tender, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're experiencing neck pain, Robert C Slater, DC is here to help. 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. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (651) 699-3366 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Headache and Auto Injury

We work with many car accident cases in in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is headache. Let's look at the root cause of headache after an accident and see how chiropractic care can help.

There are many different types of headache. Headache that's triggered by a car crash, though, typically begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a collision, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in swelling and soreness. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.

Another frequent cause of headache after a collision that we see in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is very common after a crash, and it's important to get therapy for this type of problem to protect against the development of scar tissue.

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

If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're experiencing headache, Robert C Slater, DC is here to help. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (651) 699-3366 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Crashes

We work with many auto injury cases in in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Let's look at the root cause of thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto collision and see how chiropractic care can help.

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These nerves and blood vessels don't have a lot of room, so they pass under and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a collision, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become swollen and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which limits movement and puts stress on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Robert C Slater, DC will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.

Robert C Slater, DC is here in Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota to help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. We've been helping patients since 1980 and we can probably help you, too. First, 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. Give our office a call today at (651) 699-3366 to make an appointment.

 

Back Pain and Auto Injury

Back Pain is a common condition after a car crash, and it's something that Robert C Slater, DC sees frequently in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office. What causes back pain after an auto collision? How can chiropractic help?

During a rear-end auto collision, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your body. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curve of your spinal column, the seat can put inconsistent force on your back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential motion can sprain or strain the tissues that hold your spine together. These types of injuries can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Fortunately, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

Robert C Slater, DC has been helping patients in Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota since 1980, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. Robert C Slater, DC will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (651) 699-3366 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Shoulder Pain and Car Accidents

We treat many car accident cases in in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Let's take a look at why shoulder pain is commonly experienced after an auto collision and see how chiropractic can help you get better.

There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder pain after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.

Direct damage can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard surface in the car during the crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end crash. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the crash.

More frequently, Robert C Slater, DC finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured ligaments or muscles in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated both types of shoulder pain in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Robert C Slater, DC has helped many people with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (651) 699-3366 to make an appointment.

 

Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota Back Pain Treatment

Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota back pain treatment by Robert C Slater, DCMost of us suffer from back problems at some point in our lives. Researchers estimate that nearly 1 out of 3 adults deal with some kind of regular spinal pain. Robert C Slater, DC and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office, and we've found that chiropractic care is an effective way to not only help you heal from back pain, it's also a great way to protect against future problems.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent article from the University of Utah verifies what our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota patients have reported: your Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota chiropractor is the best first choice for an event of back pain.

In this article, 747 participants were treated for low back pain. Each patient was evaluated based on the first person they sought treatment with, whether it was a primary care physician, a chiropractor, a physiatrist (also known as a rehabilitation physician), or a physical therapist.

What the researchers discovered is that the men and women who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgical procedures.

Other papers 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. Robert C Slater, DC and our team help your body heal with gentle chiropractic adjustments that don't use drugs or risky surgical procedures.

Robert C Slater, DC Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Back Pain

If you live near our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (651) 699-3366 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.

 

Chiropractic Can Help Prevent Surgery for Back Pain

Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota 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 surgery for back pain, the fact is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.

Robert C Slater, DC is here to make sure that people in Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota have a healthy, non-surgical option for back pain. We've helped many patients recover from back pain without the need for surgery.

There are many reasons to avoid unnecessary medical procedures: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Fortunately, as one study has found, chiropractic may actually keep you off the surgeon's table altogether.

Research Proves Chiropractic Care Helps Avoid Back Surgery

In this paper, about 1,900 workers with back injuries were assessed 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 suggest that chiropractic care can help you heal from back pain without surgery.

If you live in the Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota area, Robert C Slater, DC can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (651) 699-3366 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.

 

Lumbar Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We see a large number of people with back pain in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office, and Robert C Slater, DC finds that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has demonstrated that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this problem.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment therapies. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Scientists observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the group who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic manipulation applied to these two areas offers both prompt and continuing results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just one treatment session.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (651) 699-3366.

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.