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Faster Sciatica Recovery with Chiropractic Adjustments & Osteopathic Treatments

In our West New York practice, it's common for us to see people struggling with sciatica pain, and Dr. Marsh has helped many of these people reduce their pain with osteopathic treatments & chiropractic care. What makes chiropractic care so beneficial to those who suffer with sciatica? For starters, it shortens their recovery time and a Norwegian research study confirms it.

In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, the authors looked at 44 patients who had abrupt low back pain that was clinically diagnosed as acute sciatica. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.

The authors discovered that all but two patients returned to their jobs after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. Furthermore, the average length of time that the patients spent off work "was reduced by two thirds as compared with that associated with conventional medical treatment."

Given the fact that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over 170,000 workdays were lost in 2013 due to employees dealing with back or spine-related issues, that is about 112,500 work days that could potentially be recovered each and every year solely by receiving chiropractic care. Not only would that increase productivity, but it might also reduce costs to businesses and employees from lost work.

If you live in West New York and you suffer with sciatic pain, Dr. Marsh is here to help. Give us a call at (201) 869-0830 and we'll work with you to find the source of your sciatic pain and get you back on the road to recovery.

Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30(2):135-139.

 

West New York Neck Pain and Headache Care

West New York neck pain and headache treatmentHeadache and neck pain are common problems that affect millions of men and women around the world. If you are suffering from this type of condition, you're not alone. The good news is that osteopathic treatments & chiropractic are great ways to not only treat these common problems, but also help avoid future episodes.

Research Shows Osteopathic Treatments & Chiropractic Helps With Neck Pain and Headaches

For many years, patients with neck and headache pain in West New York have been helped by the osteopathic treatments of Dr. Marsh and chiropractic services we offer here at The Osteopathic Medicine Pain & Rehabilitation Institute. Our experience is backed up by a recent review done in Canada that found that non-invasive, non-drug treatments are the best choice for neck and headache pain.

The report looked at 15 studies from 1990 to 2015 and found that conservative treatment comprised of osteopathic treatments, chiropractic adjustments, exercises, and stretches was suggested before turning to drugs or more invasive treatments.

Previous studies have shown that osteopathic treatments as well as chiropractic is effective and safe for neck pain and many other health conditions.

We Can Help People Find Relief From Neck Pain and Headaches

If you're struggling with neck pain or headaches, Dr. Marsh and our staff are here to help you heal. Give our West New York office a call today at (201) 869-0830 for an appointment today.

Reference

Varatharajan S, Ferguson B, Chrobak K, et al. Are non-invasive interventions effective for the management of headaches associated with neck pain? An update of the Bone and Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders by the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration. European Spine Journal 2016; February 6:1-29.

 

Osteopathic Treatments & Chiropractic Care for Headache

West New York neck pain and headache treatment

There are many different kinds of headache, but one of the most common types is known as "cervicogenic headache," or headaches that originate in your neck.

Dr. Marsh sees a lot of patients in our West New York office who are struggling with recurring headaches. Fortunately, chiropractic & osteopathic treatments can often help, potentially reducing these types of headaches by 50%, and research confirms it.

Research Proves Osteopathic Treatments & Chiropractic Help With Cervicogenic Headaches

A study was conducted involving 80 participants who reported experiencing at least five cervicogenic headaches during the prior three months. The goal was to see how effective chiropractic was for this type of head pain, as well as to determine the number of treatment sessions required to achieve a positive effect.

The subjects were split into four separate groups, so that each group was similar in age, gender, number of cervicogenic headaches, and their intensity. Of the four groups, two engaged in chiropractic treatments and two received light massage. Furthermore, one group assigned to each treatment received eight sessions and the other group received twice that amount.

Each person was assessed based on head pain, neck pain, and disability prior to the study and 12 and 24 weeks after treatment was complete. The researchers found that those who received chiropractic as opposed to massage reported fewer headaches at the conclusion of the study. Furthermore, improvements were maintained when checked six months after treatment ended.

Furthermore, participants who were taking medications for their headaches were able to lower their intake after completing the study. Those who received chiropractic had lower medication usage 24 weeks post-study.

We Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Head Pain

Dr. Marsh has helped many patients who were suffering from headache pain in our West New York office. Call us today at (201) 869-0830 for more information or for an appointment.

Reference

Haas M, Spegman A, Peterson D, Aickin M, Vavrek D. Dose response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for chronic cervicogenic headache: a pilot randomized controlled trial. The Spine Journal 2010; 10: 117-128.

 

Disc Herniation, Osteopathic Treatments & Chiropractic Care

West New York non-surgical disc herniation treatmentOur osteopathic medical physician Dr. Marsh sees many people weekly in our busy West New York office who are searching for relief from the pain and suffering they feel due to herniated discs. Our experience isn't unique; the medical research confirms that chiropractic is a successful way to treat herniated disc pain.

Don't Suffer! Osteopathic Treatments & Chiropractic Care Help With Disc Herniation

One particular study involved 27 people, 8 male and 19 female, who had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirming a disc herniation in either their neck or lower back. The patients reported that they were experiencing pain, limited range of motion, and sensory problems bad enough to keep them off work.

During the course of the research period, the individuals were treated using one of two common chiropractic methods: traction for herniated discs in the cervical area or flexion distraction for the men and women who had herniation issues in the lumbar area.

Each person was seen four or five times per week for the first two weeks, then three times weekly, and then as needed for the rest of the study. Depending on the severity of the disc herniation, therapy ranged anywhere from six weeks to six months, with MRIs being conducted at a variety of stages to identify what impact, if any, the chiropractic care was having in regard to the disc herniation.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Back Pain and Herniated Disc

The investigators found that 80 percent of the participants experienced a "good clinical outcome," meaning reduced pain and a reduction in other symptoms, such as numbness. Additionally, 77 percent of these subjects also showed MRI evidence that their disc herniation was either reduced or resolved completely. This resulted in 78 percent of the study participants being able to return to their place of employment and led the researchers to conclude that chiropractic is both "safe and helpful" for disc herniations.

If you have a herniated disc and suffer from chronic back pain and are near Dr. Marsh in West New York, contact us today to see what osteopathic treatments or chiropractic services we offer that can help you!

Reference
BenEliyahu, DJ. Magnetic resonance imaging and clinical follow-up: study of 27 patients receiving chiropractic care for cervical and lumbar disc herniations. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1996;19(9):597-606.

 

Osteopathic Treatments & Chiropractic Helps People Avoid Back Surgery

West New York chiropractic back pain treatmentIn our West New York office, we see many people who are dealing with back pain, and a few of these patients have been informed they might need surgery to recover. Thankfully, Dr. Marsh has helped many people get pain relief without the need for any type of surgical procedure. The science confirms the results we see in our office. One study published in the journal Spine found that seeing an osteopathic medical physician like Dr. Marsh or seeing a chiropractor as your first step in dealing with your back issues may keep you off the operating table.

In this research study, medical experts from Dartmouth reviewed data from 1,885 workers from the state of Washington who first saw either an orthopedic surgeon or a chiropractor for their back-related issues. They then looked at three years' worth of follow-up medical data to find out whether the individuals ended up having back surgery in an effort to treat the issue.

What the authors discovered was that about 43% of the patients who first consulted with a surgeon for their back issues ended up having a surgical procedure in that 3-year time frame, whereas only 1.5 percent of those who first saw an orthopedic surgeon or chiropractor had the same fate. The authors wrote:

"Even after controlling for injury severity and other measures, workers with an initial visit for the injury to a surgeon had almost nine times the odds of receiving lumbar spine surgery compared to those seeing primary care providers, whereas workers whose first visit was to an orthopedic surgeon or chiropractor had significantly lower odds of surgery."

These are impressive outcomes. Consulting with a chiropractor or orthopedic medical physician drastically decreases your odds of getting back surgery, plus the chiropractic patients in this scientific study "had lower odds of chronic work disability" and they also had fewer expensive MRI tests.

Let's also consider this important point: this study was carried out by orthopedic surgeons from Dartmouth College, and printed in the world's most prestigious medical publication on spinal injuries.

The Risks of Surgery

Any surgery has risks, but a major downside linked to spinal surgery is that there is a very high failure rate. In an important analysis in the European Spine Journal, researchers wrote:

"Failed back surgery is a problem that has become sufficiently widespread to even warrant its own special conferences, with recent reviews reporting failure rates ranging from 5 to 50%."

The experts in this same study concluded:

"It is extremely difficult to identify unequivocal predictor factors that can be used to accurately predict the outcome of surgery."

As an orthopedic medical physician, Dr. Marsh believes that surgery should be the absolute last choice for treating back pain. Osteopathic treatments and chiropractic works to restore your spine to its normal function--without the need of high-risk surgery or drugs--and many research studies have established the efficacy of chiropractic for back pain.

If you live in West New York and you need relief for your back pain, give our practice a call today at (201) 869-0830 for a consultation or an appointment. We'll help get you back on the road to a pain-free life!

Studies

  • Keeney BJ, Fulton-Kehoe D, Turner JA, Wickizer TM, Chan KC, Franklin GM. 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.
  • Mannion AF, Elfering A. Predictors of surgical outcome and their assessment. European Spine Journal 2006;15(Suppl 1):S93-S108.
 

Back Pain and Auto Injury

Back Pain is a common symptom after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Marsh sees frequently in our West New York office. Chiropractic care & osteopathic treatments can be very helpful for back pain symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes back pain and why chiropractic works.

During a rear-end car crash, your car and car seat are quickly accelerated forward against your body. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curve of your spine, the seat can put uneven force on your lower 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 ligaments that hold your spine together. These types of injuries can cause chronic back pain if not treated promptly. Fortunately, osteopathic treatments & chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're struggling with back pain, Dr. Marsh is here to help. First, we'll do a careful examination to establish the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (201) 869-0830 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

 

Chiropractic Gets You Back to Work Faster

West New York Worker Injury Treatment and RecoveryWhen you're trying to sustain your family, take care of your home, and pay all of your bills on time, every day at work counts. Work injuries can be a serious problem for many folks, and we see many of these types of injuries in our West New York office. Dr. Marsh understands your situation and is here to help.

The advantages of chiropractic for work injuries are well-established. A 2013 research paper involving 651 adults who were troubled with either back or neck pain found that the men and women who didn't see a chiropractor missed work at twice the rate of those who were seeing a chiropractor.

So, why don't more people use Chiropractic Care?

According to the participants in this paper, two of the major factors were that they thought they needed a medical referral for chiropractic care (which is typically no longer true) and they overestimated the costs associated with chiropractic treatment sessions by almost 70 percent.

The reality is, chiropractic patients actually spend less on care than medical patients, plus they are less likely to use drugs for their symptoms.

Dr. Marsh Can Help Patients Find Relief From Chronic Pain

If you live in West New York and you've been injured at work, we can help. Give our office a call today at (201) 869-0830 for an appointment.

Resources

"Thousands of Minnesotans with Back and Neck Pain Don't Seek Treatment." (2013, June 12). ChiroCare.

 

TMJ Pain Eased by Chiropractic

West New York TMJ pain recoveryBecause injury to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is often rather painful, we do our best to help our West New York patients find relief as quickly and effectively as possible. In fact, Dr. Marsh our osteopathic medical physician will tell you that the research shows just how much osteopathic treatments & chiropractic can help ease pain in the jaw.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With TMJ Pain and Discomfort

For instance, a study published in Physiotherapy Theory and Practice included 15 patients with jaw pain who were treated with neck adjustments, middle-back manipulation, and trigger point therapy via dry needling. Individuals were examined prior to these therapies and at 15 days and two months post-treatment. The researchers reported positive results such as reduced pain, greater jaw mobility, and lower impairment at both follow-ups.

Another research paper conducted a review of almost 800 studies involving manual and manipulative therapy for conditions such as TMJ and discovered similar findings. They concluded that there is a "fair...level of evidence" that chiropractic care can help ease discomfort associated with jaw pain and other upper extremity disorders.

This is great news since the triggers of TMJ are largely unknown. While trauma to the jaw area can cause pain symptoms, there are other causes to consider as well, such as grinding teeth, arthritis, and clenching of the jaw due to stress.

Dr. Marsh Can Help Clients Find Relief From TMJ Pain

No matter what is making your jaw ache, call Dr. Marsh now and schedule an appointment to come into our West New York practice. We'll do our best to help you smile pain-free!

Resources

  • Gonzalez-Iglesias J et al. (2013, November). Mobilization with movement, thoracic spine manipulation, and dry needling for the management of temporomandibular disorder: a prospective case series. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice;29(8):586-95
  • Brantingham J et al. (2013, March-April). Manipulative and multimodal therapy for upper extremity and temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics;36(3):143-201
  • Oral Care. WebMD. Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/temporomandibular-disorders-tmd on November 2, 2015
 

Studies Show Chiropractic Effective at Preventing Sports Injuries

West New York sports injury treatment and chiropracticWe see a lot of sports injuries in our West New York clinic, and Dr. Marsh is generally able to assist these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital states that over 3.5 million children of the ages 14 and below are injured each year while playing sports. Add that to the close to 2 million adults hurt annually while engaged in sports-related activities, as reported by statistics collected by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can begin to see the importance of preventing these sorts of common injuries. One approach to possible achieve that goal, as stated in a study released in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to receive routine osteopathic treatments and or chiropractic treatments.

In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg traumas are common, often sidelining the players and impacting their team's odds of winning. One specific study was administered using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see if chiropractic could diminish these injuries and help keep them in the game.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps in Treating Sports Injuries

For this study in particular, all of the players received medical treatment. Furthermore, half of them also were given chiropractic sessions at the rate of 1 treatment each week for the first six weeks, biweekly treatments for the next three months, and one treatment each month for the last 3 months of the study. The remaining half were given no chiropractic intervention whatsoever and acted as the control group to determine the benefits of chiropractic adjustments.

After twenty-four matches, researchers noted a lessened amount of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Furthermore, that very group also missed fewer matches related to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to conclude that chiropractic should be made an addition to sports training programs to effectively decrease the number of leg injuries.

Dr. Marsh Can Help People Find Relief From Sports Injuries & Help You Recover Faster

If you or your child are active in sports and you would like to make sure more time is dedicated on the field versus on the sidelines, call our West New York office at (201) 869-0830 and make an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!

References

  • Hoskins, W, & Pollard, H. (2010, April 8). The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian Rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 11(64), doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-64
  • Misra, A. (2014, March 17). Common sports injuries: Incidence and average charges. Department of Health & Human Services.
  • Stanford Children’s Hospital. (n.d.). Sports injury statistics.
 

West New York Spinal Decompression Therapy

West New York non-surgical spinal decompressionDr. Marsh sees many back pain patients in our busy West New York office The Osteopathic Medicine, Pain & Rehabilitation Institute. Many of these people have some kind of spinal condition that is causing them pain and discomfort. Fortunately, Dr. Marsh has found that osteopathic treatments and spinal decompression therapy is a great way to help these people.

What is Spinal Decompression and How Can it Help Me?

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a treatment approach that takes all of the positive benefits that one normally gets from chiropractic adjustments, traction, physiotherapy, exercise therapy, and myofascial release and merges them all into one.

The goal of this technique is to keep you out of the operating room, and that is precisely what it's done for a number of men and women, as it has a documented 85% success rate.

A few of the issues spinal decompression helps with include generalized back pain, sciatica, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, compression fractures, and joint pain.

Spinal decompression works by reversing the influences of wear, tear, and gravity that compresses the intervertebral discs in your neck and back. The video below shows how it works to reduce stress on your back and helps eliminate pain and disability.

Dr. Marsh Can Help People Find Relief From Chronic Back Pain

If you live in West New York and you're struggling with back issues, spinal decompression therapy might be the fix. Call Dr. Marsh today at (201) 869-0830 for a consultation or appointment.