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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.
 

Lower Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We treat a large number of patients with back pain in our Mt Sterling office, and Dr. Linton has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has demonstrated that around 25% of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this issue.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment therapies. one group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Specialists noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the individuals who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both short term and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after only one treatment round.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Mt Sterling office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (859) 499-1009.

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.

 

Mt Sterling Neck Pain and Car Accidents

We work with many car accident cases in our Mt Sterling office, and a common symptom our patients report is neck pain. What causes neck pain after an auto collision? How can a chiropractor help?

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after a crash. During even a low velocity wreck, your head is exposed to very rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts an extreme 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 collision, just as the ligaments in your ankle can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.

When you experience a sprained ligament, the damaged tissues gets inflamed and tender, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.

Dr. Tolson is here in Mt Sterling to help you recover from neck pain. We've been helping patients since 2000 and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (859) 499-1009 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Mt Sterling office, Dr. Tolson has helped many people recover from back pain. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the pain. You should know that research shows that chiropractic care is oftentimes a better approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of problem.

In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine experts included 101 subjects who had suffered back pain for at least two days. Each patient was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 individuals, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 individuals served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.

Both of the groups that received some type of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control group who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the patients who received chiropractic had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.

Natural Healing with Chiropractic Care

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's designed to resolve the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.

If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Mt Sterling office with Dr. Tolson today at (859) 499-1009. We'll help improve 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 Crashes

We treat many car accident cases in in our Mt Sterling office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is headache. Chiropractic can be very helpful for headache symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes headache and why chiropractic works.

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's triggered by a car accident, though, typically starts as tension or strain in the muscles of the neck. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be damaged, which causes inflammation and discomfort. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.

Another common cause of pain after a collision that we see in our Mt Sterling office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is quite common after a crash, and it's important to get care for this type of problem to protect against the creation of scar tissue.

Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those triggered by car crashes. Dr. Tolson can help reduce the inflammation and strain in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.

Dr. Tolson has been helping patients in Mt Sterling since 2000, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Give our office a call today at (859) 499-1009 to make an appointment.