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Chiropractic Care Effective for Herniated Disc Pain

Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota chiropractic disc herniation treatmentRegrettably, quite a few of our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota patients know the pain associated with a herniated disc all too well. Fortunately, Robert C Slater, DC has helped many people with disc pain, and a number of scientific studies have verified that chiropractic can help people recover from this kind of condition.

Research on Herniated Discs and Chiropractic

In one study, specialists from Switzerland recruited 148 patients who were suffering with pain in their lower back and legs due to a disc herniation (which was confirmed through magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI). Each individual then received chiropractic adjustments that focused on the area of his or her disc herniation.

Data was gathered after the preliminary treatment session at set intervals--namely, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year--to ascertain what kind of short-term and long-term effects, if any, chiropractic care offers when it comes to treating this particular condition. Among the data gathered was the individual's self-reported changes in both low back and leg pain.

Investigators found that, overall, the study participants reported "significant improvement" for both types of pain every time the results were collected. In fact, over 90% of the study participants reported that their pain "improved" within the first three months, with 88% still citing improvement one year after their first treatment session.

Even those people who were defined as "chronic" still claimed an improvement in pain at a rate of 89 percent one year beyond when treatment first began. This is the same positive effect that was found in the following case study.

Disc Herniation and Chiropractic: A Case Study

In this report, a 26-year-old man 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 a sports 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 enjoying relief one year after the chiropractic intervention.

Studies like these show how helpful chiropractic can be when it comes to alleviating herniated disc pain and reducing the symptoms they produce. 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 Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office a call today at (651) 699-3366 for a consultation or appointment.

References

  • 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.
 

Effective Back Pain Treatment

Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota back pain treatmentWe see a number of people with back pain in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota practice, and Robert C Slater, DC has been able to help a lot of them find relief with chiropractic care. However, recovering from back problems 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 Treatment Work Well Together

In a study published by the journal Spine investigators1 looked at a group of active-duty military personnel between the ages of 18 and 35 who claimed both acute pain and limited function due to back pain. Some of the study participants received treatment via standard medical therapy, while the rest received chiropractic adjustments along with regular medical care, as the authors wanted to see which patients fared better.

Researchers discovered that the patients who received standard medical care combined with chiropractic scored "significantly better" than the patients who got medical care alone; 73% reported positive benefits compared to just 17 percent of the medical treatment only group who indicated the same amount of improvement. This was true regarding both pain and level of function at two and four weeks.

Therefore, integrating these two forms of treatment can greatly benefit you--the patient--offering advantages when compared to medical care alone. However, while chiropractic care and medicine can work together, chiropractic offers some distinct advantages over medical therapy.

Where Chiropractic Care Is Successful

Although it might seem as if each approach plays a 50/50 role, there is one major benefit that chiropractic has over medical care and that is in patient satisfaction. In fact, a study 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 people undergoing medical treatment.

According to the experts, the main aspects that patients preferred over medical treatment 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 thoroughly what to expect from chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Is a Natural Approach to Wellness

Without a doubt, the techniques 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 holistic approach to health and well-being. Instead of focusing on only relieving the symptoms, chiropractic care involves finding the primary cause of your pain, which often results in 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 a natural approach like chiropractic. This means fewer negative side effects from medications and lasting results.

You don't have to struggle with back pain or other health issues. Give our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office a call today at (651) 699-3366. We'll do everything we can 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.
 

Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota Car Accidents and Chronic Pain

Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota and you've been in a car accident, you have to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic problems.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We work with many auto injury sufferers in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office, and many of these people are suffering from chronic pain caused by an old collision. As a matter of fact, research shows that a significant proportion of rear-end collisions cause pain and disability even ten years after the original injury.

Robert C Slater, DC is here to help you avoid developing chronic pain by helping to restore the natural function of your spine soon after a motor vehicle accident.

The most common causes of chronic problems are reduced flexibility of your spinal column and the development of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your neck and back can easily be damaged during a collision, and chiropractic care works by minimizing inflammation and restoring normal movement.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're nearby our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office, and you've been hurt in a crash, don't wait to get care. Robert C Slater, DC is here for you. Give us a call today at (651) 699-3366 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota Chiropractic Auto Accident Treatment

Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota auto injury recovery and treatment by Robert C Slater, DCEach year, there are millions of auto accidents in the world, and a significant number of men and women end up getting hurt in a crash. While most collisions are "minor," chronic neck and back pain are still common health issues. The good news is that chiropractic is a fantastic way to address these kinds of injuries.

We have treated many auto collision patients in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office, and Robert C Slater, DC has been treating people with these types of injuries since 1980. During a car accident, 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 neck and back together. A crash can result in a wide range of pain problems.

A ligament sprain in the neck can trigger 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.

Robert C Slater, DC Can Help People Recover From an Auto Accident

Robert C Slater, DC, your Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota chiropractor, can assist by decreasing inflammation in the injured area and can help decrease the formation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain and disability.

You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Learn more about how we can help you recover or call Robert C Slater, DC today at (651) 699-3366.

 

Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota TMJ Treatment by Robert C Slater, DCJaw pain is a fairly common condition experienced by many people after a car crash, and it can be challenging for some health practitioners to diagnose the root of the problem. Complicating the matter, oftentimes you won't develop TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after the accident.

Robert C Slater, DC has treated many people with jaw pain after an injury, and the medical research explains what produces these types of problems. During a crash, the tissues in your spine are commonly stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve injury. This can obviously 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 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 injury, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a collision are very common because of neck injury, and the jaw works the same way. Robert C Slater, DC sees this very commonly in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps TMJ Pain After an Auto Injury

Research indicates that the root of many jaw or TMJ symptoms begins in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck injury can resolve the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The key to resolving these symptoms is simple: Robert C Slater, DC will work to restore your spinal column back to health, alleviating the inflammation, treating the injured areas, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Robert C Slater, DC finds that jaw and headache symptoms often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy condition.

If you reside in Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota and you've been injured in a car crash, Robert C Slater, DC can help. We've been treating auto injury patients since 1980, and we can most likely help you, too. Give our office a call today at (651) 699-3366 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.

 

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.