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Causes of Chronic Pain after a Car Crash

West New York neck pain and headache treatmentApproximately 2.3 million people are hurt each year in motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. While some people are able to improve from their injuries relatively easily, others are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our West New York office. Luckily, Dr. Marsh is here to help you heal 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 carried out on 28 individuals diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. 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 is a great way to avoid long-term pain after an auto injury.

It's important to remember that research has also found that delaying care after a car crash can adversely affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Marsh as soon as possible is key to having a quicker recovery.

We Can Help Patients Find Relief From Pain After a Car Crash

Dr. Marsh has worked with many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our West New York office today for more information or an appointment.

Resources

  • 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.
 

Back Pain and the SI Joint

We see a good number of patients with back pain in our West New York office, and Dr. Marsh has noticed that many cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that around 25% of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic and osteopathic treatments are an effective way to treat this issue.

Research Proves Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment methods. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Specialists noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the patients who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both short term and long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just a single treatment round.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and would like to know if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to our West New York office could be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (201) 869-0830.

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.

 

Avoiding Chronic Pain After an Auto Injury

West New York auto injury recoveryApproximately 2.3 million people are injured every year in auto accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to recover from their injuries fairly quickly, many folks are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our West New York office. Thankfully, Dr. Marsh 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 men and women 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 care is a great way to avoid long-term pain after an auto injury.

It's important to remember that research has also found that delaying care after a car crash can adversely affect healing time, so getting in to see Dr. Marsh at the earliest opportunity is key to having a faster recovery.

We Can Help People Find Relief From Pain After a Car Collision

Dr. Marsh has treated many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our West New York office today for more information or an appointment.

Resources

  • 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

West New York natural back pain treatment

Although some people are still hesitant about chiropractic care and/or osteopathic treatments, even the American Medical Association (AMA) suggests that adjustments should be tried prior to surgery--the one option that should be a last resort.

Dr. Marsh has seen many back pain patients in our West New York office who have been suffering for years and who are worried that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Marsh has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky back surgery, and the science backs up our experience.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps You Avoid Risky Surgery

For example, in one study carried out 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 extremely effective at keeping you out of the operating room.

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

There are alternatives to risky medical procedures. Chiropractic and osteopathic treatments are proven effective and safe ways to improve the function of your spine, which is the root cause of back pain. Dr. Marsh has helped many patients in West New York recover. Give our office a call today at (201) 869-0830 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.

 

West New York Neck Pain and Car Accidents

West New York car accident and neck pain treatmentWe treat many auto injury cases in our West New York office, and a typical symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you are suffering from neck pain after an auto injury, you're not alone. Dr. Marsh sees this type of condition very often in our West New York office. Neck pain is a common condition after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. Marsh sees often in our West New York office. What causes neck pain after a car crash? How can a chiropractor or osteopathic treatments help? Why is neck pain such a common problem after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help you get better? Let's take a look at why neck pain is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how your chiropractor can help you get better. The key to recovering from neck pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care and/or osteopathic treatments 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.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after an auto injury. Even in a car crash, 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. Your neck is exposed to very high forces during a car accident, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low velocity car crash, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a serious strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. The bones of your spine 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 wreck, 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 damaged tissues become swollen and tender, and that's what happens after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing movement in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps lessen scar tissue.

Dr. Marsh Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Faster

You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Marsh is conveniently located in West New York to help you recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from neck pain, Dr. Marsh is here to help. Dr. Marsh has been helping patients in West New York since 1980, 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 approach. Next, we'll do a careful evaluation to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (201) 869-0830 to make an appointment.

 

West New York Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

West New York headache care by Dr. MarshWe know how difficult long-term headache pain can be. Dr. Marsh and our staff have worked with many people in our West New York clinic, and we've had great success in helping folks eliminate their headache pain.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research paper verifies what we see in our office. In this study, 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 paper found that the patients 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 headache, back pain, neck pain, and many other health conditions. If you're tired of suffering, give Dr. Marsh a call today at our West New York office at (201) 869-0830. We're here to help get you out of pain.

Research

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 & Osteopathic Treatments Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic & Osteopathic Treatments are More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

In our West New York office, Dr. Marsh has helped countless patients recover from back problems. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to decrease the discomfort. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic care and osteopathic treatments are oftentimes a better approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of problem.

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

Both of the groups that received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control group who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic adjustments had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.

Chiropractic: Natural Healing

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without unwanted side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health complications. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's designed to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.

If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Call and make an appointment in our West New York office with Dr. Marsh today at (201) 869-0830. We'll help relieve 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.

 

Headache and Car Accidents

West New York auto injury and headache treatment

We treat many auto injury cases in our West New York office, and a standard symptom we see in our patients is headache. If you have headache after an auto injury, you're not alone. Dr. Marsh sees this type of condition very often in our West New York office. Why is headache such a common problem after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care and osteopathic treatments help you recover? Let's look at the root cause of headache after a car crash and see how chiropractic can help. The key to recovering from headache caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care and osteopathic treatments can help. Chiropractic care can be very helpful for headache symptoms after a crash.

How Headache Is Caused by an Accident and How Dr. Marsh Can Help You

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto injury, though, typically starts as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a collision, the neck muscles can be damaged, which results in inflammation and discomfort. These kinds 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 West New York 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 protect against the development of scar tissue.

We Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Neck Pain and Headaches After an Auto Injury

Chiropractic and osteopathic treatments are an excellent way to treat headaches, including those brought about by car crashes. Your chiropractor will help reduce the inflammation and strain in your neck, which will help reduce the headache pain.

Dr. Marsh is here in West New York to help you recover from headache. We've been helping patients since 1980 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Marsh 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 (201) 869-0830 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

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Relief from Tension Headaches with Chiropractic & Osteopathic Treatments

West New York Headache Treatment by Dr. MarshMany people experience headache pain, and tension headaches are a common problem in our busy lives. Postural problems and stress are common sources of tension headache pain, and ones that Dr. Marsh and the personnel here in our West New York chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.

Research Proves Chiropractic & Osteopathic Treatment Eases Tension Headaches

The scientific literature verifies our results: A 2016 study from Spain treated a group of 76 men and women with chronic tension headaches. The participants were divided into four treatment groups: 19 patients were treated with suboccipital inhibition (the doctor presses on the tight tissues at the top of the spine); 19 with chiropractic adjustments; 19 with both adjustments and suboccipital inhibition; and 19 received no treatment.

The authors discovered that the spinal adjustments were effective at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when adjustments were combined with the suboccipital inhibition.

When we get run down, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, causing pain. Chiropractic works by removing these stresses and restoring the normal nerve function to the tissues.

We're Here to Help People Find Comfort From Tension Headaches

If you live in West New York and suffer from any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Marsh today at (201) 869-0830 for an appointment or more information.

Citation

Espi-Lopez GV, Rodriguez-Blanco C, Oliva-Pascual-Vaca A, et al. Do manual therapy techniques have a positive effect on quality of life in people with tension-type headache? A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine 2016; February 29.

 

Why You Should Avoid Drugs for Back Pain

West New York chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic & Osteopathic treatments are based on the principle of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. Marsh, this means working to restore your body's natural performance to prevent the need for medications or surgical treatments. We find that many of our West New York patients are relieved to find a natural approach for their health conditions.

One benefit of chiropractic care & osteopathic treatments are that they help people minimize or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescriptions are oftentimes supplied to people who have back pain. This is such a serious concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the benefits when administered for back pain.

Some of the most well-known opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Numbers presented by the AAN mention the fact that roughly 50% of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and recovery, particularly if an opiate addiction arises.

Contrast that to chiropractic and/or osteopathic treatments which engages natural healing and the benefits are evident. While a pill might be useful at temporarily relieving the discomfort of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs can't mend your damaged spine; it will only conceal the pain.

Dr. Marsh will first examine you to get to the source of your back problems and then work with you to correct the problem -- without risky medications.

If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our West New York office a call at (201) 869-0830 to make an appointment with Dr. Marsh.

References

  • Risk of opioids outweigh benefits for headache, low back pain, other conditions. American Academy of Neurology;September 29, 2014.
  • What are opioids? National Institute on Drug Abuse. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/opioids/what-are-opioids