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Chiropractic Care Helps Relieve Herniated Disc Problems

Mt Sterling chiropractic disc herniation treatmentRegrettably, quite a few of our Mt Sterling patients know the pain associated with a herniated disc all too well. Fortunately, Dr. Linton has helped many people with disc pain, and a number of medical studies have confirmed that chiropractic can help patients recover from this kind of problem.

Research on Chiropractic for Disc Herniations

In one study, a group of doctors from Switzerland selected 148 patients who were coping with pain in their lower back and legs due to a herniated disc (which was confirmed through magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI). Each person then received chiropractic adjustments that focused on the area of his or her disc problem.

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

Researchers found that, overall, the patients reported "significant improvement" for both types of pain every time the results were collected. In fact, over 90% of the patients claimed 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% one year beyond when treatment first began. This is the same positive result that was found in the following case study.

Disc Herniation and Chiropractic: A Case Study

In this paper, a 26-year-old man had presented with disc herniation symptoms such as pain in the lower back, left leg, and left groin area, along with left foot drop and muscle weakness. He had endured these problems 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 experiencing relief one year after the chiropractic intervention.

Studies like these show how useful 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 want to find some relief, chiropractic might be an effective solution.

Don't suffer from chronic herniated disc pain. Give our Mt Sterling office a call today at (859) 499-1009 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.
 

Chiropractic Beneficial for Carpal Tunnel

Mt Sterling natural carpal tunnel treatmentDr. Linton sees a lot of patients troubled with carpal tunnel syndrome in our busy Mt Sterling chiropractic practice. 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 Proves Chiropractic Helps With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Recent research published 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 found that the women had reduced cervical flexibility when compared to a healthy control group.

Furthermore, they also observed that the level of the women's reported carpal tunnel discomfort was related to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In other words, the less range of motion in the neck, the higher the level of pain.

This study is very important, as you can't successfully address a condition until you fully understand its cause. By recognizing that the root of carpal tunnel pain is in the neck, this means that natural approaches like chiropractic can often restore normal function, eliminating the need for risky surgical procedures.

If you have carpal tunnel pain, call our Mt Sterling location and ask how Dr. Linton 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.

 

Chiropractic and Medical Care: An Effective Combination

Mt Sterling back pain treatmentWe see many back pain patients in our Mt Sterling practice, and Dr. Linton has been able to help a lot of them get relief with chiropractic care. At the same time, recovering from back pain doesn't necessarily mean having to decide between chiropractic care and medical treatment, as many individuals utilize both types of care with great success.

Research Confirms Chiropractic and Medical Care Work Well with One Another

In a study published by the medical journal Spine experts1 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 symptoms. Some of the test subjects engaged in treatment via standard medical therapy, while the remainder received chiropractic care in addition to regular medical care, as the authors wanted to determine which group fared better.

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

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

Where Chiropractic Care Pulls Ahead

Although it might seem as if each method plays a 50-50 role, there is one significant advantage that chiropractic has over medical care and that is in patient satisfaction. In fact, one bit of research 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 patients undergoing medical treatment.

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

Chiropractic Offers a Non-Invasive Approach

Certainly, the strategies associated with chiropractic are very different than those provided with medical treatment, but a large amount of the distinction is the fact that chiropractic is a natural approach to health and well-being. Rather than focusing on just relieving the symptoms, chiropractic involves searching for the primary cause of your pain, which often means 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 natural forms of treatment such as chiropractic care. This means fewer negative side effects from medications and longer-lasting recovery.

You don't have to deal with back pain or other health issues. Give our Mt Sterling office a call today at (859) 499-1009. 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.
 

Mt Sterling Car Crashes and Chronic Pain

Mt Sterling auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Mt Sterling and you've been in a motor vehicle 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 deal with many auto injury patients in our Mt Sterling office, and a lot of these folks are dealing with chronic pain caused by an old crash. As a matter of fact, research shows that a significant percentage of rear-end crashes cause pain and disability even ten years after the initial trauma.

Dr. Linton is here to help you avoid developing chronic pain by helping to restore the natural function of your spine soon after a collision.

The most common causes of chronic issues are reduced mobility of your spine and the development 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 movement.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're close to our Mt Sterling office, and you've been hurt in a crash, don't wait to get care. Dr. Linton is here for you. Give us a call today at (859) 499-1009 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Mt Sterling Chiropractic Auto Accident Treatment

Mt Sterling auto injury recovery and treatment by Dr. TolsonEach year, there are millions of auto collisions in the world, and a substantial number of people end up getting hurt in a car wreck. While most crashes are "minor," chronic back and neck pain are still common health problems. The good news is that chiropractic is a great way to treat these kinds of injuries.

We have treated many auto collision patients in our Mt Sterling office, and Dr. Tolson has been helping people with these types of problems since 2000. During a car accident, your body is subjected to violent forces that it simply wasn't built to deal with. These forces place stress and strain on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can cause injury to the ligaments that hold your neck and back together. A collision can cause a wide variety of pain issues.

A ligament tear in the neck can result in pain, swelling, and radicular problems in the arm and hand. Chiropractic works well for these types of injuries, because chiropractic focuses on restoring the healthy function and flexibility of the injured areas.

Dr. Tolson Can Help Patients Recover From an Auto Accident

Dr. Tolson, your Mt Sterling chiropractor, can help by lowering inflammation in the injured area and can help reduce the creation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain and disability.

You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Discover more about how we can help you recover or call Dr. Tolson today at (859) 499-1009.

 

Mt Sterling Neck Pain and Headache Care

Mt Sterling neck pain and headache treatmentNeck and headache pain are common problems that affect millions of men and women around the world. If you are dealing with this type of condition, you're not alone. The good news is that chiropractic care is a great way to not only treat these common problems, but also help prevent future episodes.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Neck Pain and Headaches

For many years, people with neck and headache pain in Mt Sterling have been helped by the chiropractic care of Dr. Tolson. Our experience is backed up by a recent review done in Canada that found that non-invasive, non-drug solutions are the best choice for neck and headache pain.

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

Past studies have shown that chiropractic is effective and safe for neck pain and many other health conditions.

We Can Help Clients Find Relief From Neck Pain and Headaches

If you're suffering from neck pain or headaches, Dr. Tolson and our staff are here to help you heal. Give our Mt Sterling office a call today at (859) 499-1009 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.

 

Mt Sterling TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Mt Sterling TMJ Treatment by Dr. LintonJaw pain is a fairly common condition experienced by people after a car accident, and it can be tough for some physicians to find the cause of the problem. Complicating the issue, very often you won't experience TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after a crash.

Dr. Linton has treated many men and women with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific literature explains what produces these types of problems. During a collision, the tissues in your spine are commonly stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve damage. This can clearly cause pain in the neck and back, but since your nervous system is one functioning unit, inflammation of the nerves can cause pain in other parts of your body.

For instance, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause tingling or numbness in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injury, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a wreck are very common because of neck injury, and the TMJ works the same way. Dr. Linton sees this very commonly in our Mt Sterling office.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps TMJ Pain After an Auto Accident

Studies have shown that the root of many jaw or TMJ symptoms begins in the cervical spine and that treatment of the underlying neck injury can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The secret to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Dr. Linton will work to return your spine back to health, relieving the inflammation, treating the injured areas, and eliminating the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Dr. Linton finds that jaw and headache issues often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy state.

If you reside in Mt Sterling and you've been hurt in a crash, Dr. Linton can help. We've been treating auto injury patients since 2000, and we can probably help you, too. Give our office a call today at (859) 499-1009 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.

 

What causes long-term pain after a car crash?

Mt Sterling neck pain and headache treatmentOver 2 million people are hurt each year in auto accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to recover from their injuries relatively easily, too many people are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Mt Sterling office. Fortunately, Dr. Linton 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 conducted on 28 people diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic treatment 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 is a great way to avoid long-term pain after a crash.

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

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

Dr. Linton has worked with many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Mt Sterling 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.
 

Mt Sterling Back Pain Treatment

Mt Sterling back pain treatment by Dr. LintonMost of us suffer from lower back pain at some point in our lives. Researchers estimate that nearly 1 out of 3 adults deal with some kind of regular spinal pain. Dr. Linton and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Mt Sterling office, and we've found that chiropractic care is an effective way to not only help you heal from back pain, it's also an excellent way to prevent future episodes.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent paper from the University of Utah confirms what our Mt Sterling patients have experienced: your Mt Sterling chiropractor is the best first choice for an episode of back pain.

In this paper, 747 patients 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 found is that the individuals who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgeries.

Other papers have found the same results. A 2012 study reported 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. Linton and our team help your body heal with gentle chiropractic adjustments that don't use drugs or risky surgical procedures.

Dr. Linton Can Help People Find Comfort From Back Pain

If you live near our Mt Sterling office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (859) 499-1009 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.

 

Avoiding Chronic Pain After an Auto Injury

Mt Sterling auto injury recoveryOver 2 million people are hurt every year in auto accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to recover from their injuries fairly quickly, many folks are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Mt Sterling office. Thankfully, Dr. Linton is here to help you recover 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 pain. 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 chronic pain after a crash.

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

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

Dr. Linton has worked with many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Mt Sterling 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.