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Chiropractic & Osteopathic Treatments Offer Long Term Benefits for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

West New York natural fibromyalgia treatmentIf you are afflicted by fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Dr. Marsh sees many people with this particular syndrome in our West New York clinic. As a matter of fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that roughly two percent of all adults in the US have fibromyalgia. Fortunately, chiropractic care and osteopathic treatments are options that can provide positive results.

Research Shows Chiropractic Eases Fibromyalgia

In a study released in mid-2015, 215 adults with fibromyalgia were assessed based on factors ranging from pain to quality of sleep to the levels of depression symptoms or anxiety they felt. Then they were divided into two groups with one group receiving a multi-modal treatment program for three months and the second group receiving the same program with the addition of chiropractic adjustments (specifically, to the upper neck tissues) for the same length of time.

The individuals who received chiropractic care combined with the multi-modal treatment program reported greater benefits in all areas (pain, sleep, depression, and anxiety) at three months post-treatment when compared to the study participants who received multi-modal treatment without chiropractic. Furthermore, those positive benefits were lasting as the people reported continued improvement one full year later.

Fibromyalgia can significantly decrease your quality of life, both psychologically and physically. If you're dealing with fibromyalgia, we might be able to help.

You don't have to suffer! To find out what Dr. Marsh can do for your fibromyalgia pain, call our West New York chiropractic office today.

References

  • Fibromyalgia. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/fibromyalgia.htm on November 2, 2015.
  • Moustafa I & Diab A. (2015, July). The addition of upper cervical manipulative therapy in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. Rheumatology International;35(7):1163-74.
 

Osteopathic Treatments & Chiropractic Care Help Relieve Herniated Disc Pain

West New York chiropractic disc herniation treatmentRegrettably, a large number of our West New York patients are familiar with the pain associated with a herniated disc all too well. Fortunately, Dr. Marsh has helped many people with disc pain, and a number of research studies have verified that osteopathic treatments and chiropractic care can help patients recover from this kind of problem.

Research on Chiropractic and Disc Herniations

In one report, a group of doctors from Switzerland recruited 148 patients who were coping with pain in their low 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 location of his or her disc herniation.

Results were gathered after the first 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 offers when it comes to treating this particular problem. Among the data obtained was the person's self-reported changes in both low back and leg pain.

Researchers 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 patients stated that their pain "improved" within the first three months, with 88% still citing improvement one year after their first treatment session.

Even those test subjects 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 result that was found in the following case study.

Case Study Shows that Chiropractic Benefits Chronic Disc Herniation Symptoms

In this study, a 26-year-old male 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 suffered with these symptoms for more than two years after sustaining a sports injury, and his disc herniation 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 cause. So, if you are suffering from back pain caused by a herniated disc and want to find some relief, chiropractic can be an effective solution.

Don't suffer from chronic herniated disc pain. Give our West New York office a call today at (201) 869-0830 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.
 

Osteopathic Treatments & Chiropractic Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

West New York natural carpal tunnel treatmentDr. Marsh sees a lot of patients struggling with carpal tunnel syndrome in our busy West New York office. While some people think that the origin of this wrist-related pain is muscular, it's really a syndrome that arises from the nerves--and not just the nerves in your hands.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Recent research printed in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy evaluated 71 women between the ages of 35 and 59 who were diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Upon investigating the subjects' neck range of motion, the doctors discovered that the women had less cervical flexibility when compared to a healthy control group.

In addition, it was also discovered that the level of the women's reported carpal tunnel discomfort was connected to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In other words, the less flexibility in the neck, the greater the level of pain.

This research is extremely important, as you cannot successfully resolve a problem until you fully understand its cause. By understanding that the root of carpal tunnel symptoms is in the neck, this means that all-natural approaches like chiropractic & osteopathic treatments can often restore normal function, reducing the need for risky operations.

We Can Help People Find Relief From Carpal Tunnel

If you suffer with carpal tunnel pain, call our West New York location and ask how Dr. Marsh can help you get relief!

References

De-la-Llave-Rincon A et al. (2011, May). Women with carpal tunnel syndrome show restricted cervical range of motion. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy;41(5):305-10.
Simon H. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. University of Maryland Medical Center. Updated May 6, 2012. Retrieved from https://umm.edu/health/medical/reports/articles/carpal-tunnel-syndrome on November 2, 2015.

 

Effective Back Pain Treatment

West New York back pain treatmentWe see many back pain patients in our West New York office, and Dr. Marsh has been able to help many of them get relief through various chiropractic techniques and osteopathic treatments. However, recovering from back problems doesn't necessarily mean having to decide between chiropractic care and medical treatment and/or osteopathic treatments, as many people use both types of care with great outcomes.

Research Confirms Chiropractic and Medical Treatment Work Well with One Another

In a study published by the medical journal Spine researchers1 looked at a group of active-duty military personnel between the ages of 18 and 35 who were suffering from both acute discomfort and restricted function due to back pain. Some of the study participants received treatment via standard medical care, while the rest received chiropractic care in addition to standard medical care, as the authors wanted to see which patients fared better.

The authors found that the patients who got standard medical care along with chiropractic care scored "significantly better" than the group that received medical care alone; 73 percent reported positive benefits in comparison to just 17% of the medical care only group who reported the same amount of improvement. This was true regarding both pain and level of function at two and four weeks.

Accordingly, integrating these two forms of care can greatly benefit you--the patient--offering advantages when compared to medical care alone. However, while chiropractic care and medicine can work alongside each other, chiropractic offers some unique strengths over medical therapy.

Where Chiropractic Care Is Successful

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

According to the researchers, the main factors that patients favored over medical care were "self-care advice and explanation of treatment." This isn't surprising, as chiropractors frequently spend much more time advising their patients as to how they can better their health on their own, as well as discussing more carefully what to expect from chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Offers a Holistic Approach

Certainly, the methods associated with chiropractic are quite different than those provided with medical therapy, but a large amount of the difference is the fact that chiropractic is a holistic approach to health and wellness. Instead of focusing on simply relieving the symptoms, chiropractic care means searching for the primary cause of your pain, which often means greater improvement as you are tackling the problem at its source.

Additionally, while medication is sometimes helpful for managing certain conditions, many health issues respond well to natural forms of treatment such as chiropractic care. This means fewer negative side effects from drugs and more permanent results.

You don't have to deal with back pain or other health issues. Give our West New York clinic a call today at (201) 869-0830. We'll do everything we can to help you get and continue to be 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.
 

West New York Auto Injury and Long-Term Pain

West New York auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in West New York and you've been in a car crash, you have to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic problems.

Research Supports Chiropractic & Osteopathic Treatments Help With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We treat a lot of auto injury patients in our West New York office, and several of these folks are struggling with chronic pain caused by an old crash. As a matter of fact, research shows that a significant percentage of rear-end collisions can cause pain and disability even ten years after the original trauma.

Dr. Marsh is here to help you avoid developing chronic symptoms by helping to restore the natural function of your spine soon after a crash.

The most common causes of chronic issues are reduced mobility of your spine 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 minimizing inflammation and restoring normal mobility.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're nearby our West New York office, and you've been hurt in a collision, don't wait to get attention. Dr. Marsh is here for you. Give us a call today at (201) 869-0830 for an appointment or for more information.

 

West New York Chiropractic & Osteopathic Treatments for Auto Injury

West New York auto injury recovery and treatment by Dr. MarshEach year, there are millions of auto accidents in the world, and a substantial number of men and women end up getting injured in a collision. Eventhough most accidents are "minor," chronic neck and back pain are still frequent health issues. The good news is that chiropractic and osteopathic treatments are good ways to treat these kinds of injuries.

We've helped many auto collision patients in our West New York office, and Dr. Marsh has been helping people with these types of problems since 1980. During a collision, your body is exposed to large forces that it simply wasn't built to deal with. These forces put stress and strain on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can result in damage to the ligaments that hold your spinal column together. A collision can produce a vast array of pain issues.

A ligament tear in the neck can cause pain, swelling, and radicular symptoms in the arm and hand. Chiropractic and osteopathic medicine work well for these types of injuries, because chiropractic concentrates on restoring the healthy function and mobility of the injured tissues.

Dr. Marsh Can Help People Recover From an Auto Accident

Dr. Marsh, your West New York chiropractor, can assist by decreasing inflammation in the injured area and can help reduce 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 Dr. Marsh today at (201) 869-0830.

 

West New York Back Pain Treatment

West New York back pain treatment by Dr. MarshMost 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. Dr. Marsh and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our West New York office, and we've found that chiropractic care and osteopathic treatments are highly effective ways to not only help you recover from back pain, they are also excellent ways to hold off future episodes.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent article from the University of Utah verifies what our West New York patients have experienced: your West New York chiropractor is the best first option for an episode of back pain.

In this article, 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 individuals 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. Dr. Marsh and our team help your body heal with gentle chiropractic adjustments that don't use drugs or risky surgical procedures.

Dr. Marsh Can Help Patients Find Relief From Back Pain

If you live near our West New York office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (201) 869-0830 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.

 

West New York TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

West New York TMJ Treatment by Dr. MarshJaw pain is a fairly common problem reported by people after a car wreck, and it can be confusing for some doctors to identify the source of the problem. Complicating the matter, oftentimes you won't experience TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after a crash.

Dr. Marsh has treated many people with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific research explains what produces these types of problems. During a crash, the tissues in your neck are oftentimes stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve damage. This can clearly cause pain in the neck and back, but since your central nervous system is one functioning unit, irritation of the nerves can cause pain in other parts of your body.

For instance, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause prickling or pins and needles in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injured area, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a crash are very common because of neck injury, and the TMJ works the same way. Dr. Marsh sees this very commonly in our West New York office.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps TMJ Pain After an Auto Injury

Research shows that the source of many jaw or TMJ problems begins in the cervical spine and that treatment of the underlying neck injury can resolve the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The secret to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Dr. Marsh will work to return your spine back to health, reducing the inflammatory reaction, treating the injured tissues, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Dr. Marsh finds that jaw and headache issues often resolve once we return your spine to its healthy condition.

If you reside in West New York and you've been injured in a crash, Dr. Marsh can help. We've been working with auto injury patients since 1980, and we can most likely help you, too. Give our office a call today at (201) 869-0830 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.

 

Prevent Back Surgery with Chiropractic

West New York Back Pain Treatment without SurgeryEach year, over 500,000 people have back surgery in the US. Although sometimes 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. Marsh is here to make sure that people in West New York have a natural, non-surgical option for back pain. 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 recuperation time and additional complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Luckily, as one study has found, chiropractic care and/or osteopathic treatments may actually keep you out of the operating room altogether.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment 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 care with a surgeon, over 42 percent ended up having back surgery. For those who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings mean that chiropractic care can help you heal from back pain without surgical treatments.

If you live in the West New York area, Dr. Marsh can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (201) 869-0830 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.

 

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.