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Avoiding Chronic Pain After an Auto Injury

Mt Sterling auto injury recoveryOver 2 million people are hurt every year in motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. While most people are able to heal from their injuries fairly quickly, others are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Mt Sterling office. Thankfully, 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 adjustments 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 chronic pain after a crash.

It's important to remember that studies have also found that delaying treatment after a car crash can adversely affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Linton as soon as possible is key to having a speedier recovery.

We Can Help Clients 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.

Sources

  • Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
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Lumbar Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We help a good number of people with back pain in our Mt Sterling office, and Dr. Linton has noticed that many cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that roughly 25% of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research ratifies what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this issue.

Research Proves Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome 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 other group got 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 after 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 administered in these two areas offers both prompt and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just one treatment round.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to see if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at 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 treat many car accident cases in our Mt Sterling office, and a common symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you suffer from neck pain after an auto injury, don't worry. Dr. Linton sees this type of problem very often in our Mt Sterling office. Neck pain is a common condition after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Linton sees frequently in our Mt Sterling office. What causes neck pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic help? Why is neck pain such a common symptom after a car crash? How can your chiropractor help you recover? Let's see why neck pain is frequently experienced after an auto injury and see how your chiropractor can help you get better. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an auto collision and see how chiropractic care can help. The key to recovering from neck pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help. Chiropractic can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works. Chiropractic is a great way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Linton can help you.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem 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 an auto collision, 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 extremely rapid acceleration. In such collisions, 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 neck. The bones of your neck 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 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 injured area become swollen and painful, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing movement in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.

Dr. Linton Can Help Clients Find Relief From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Quicker

You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Linton is conveniently located in Mt Sterling to help you recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're experiencing neck pain, Dr. Linton is here to help. Dr. Linton has been helping patients in Mt Sterling since 2000, so we know what you're going through. 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 strategy. Next, we'll do a careful examination to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Dr. Linton will determine what's causing your pain and then will work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (859) 499-1009 to make an appointment.

 

How to Avoid Surgery for Back Pain

Although some people are still skeptical about chiropractic, even the American Medical Association (AMA) recommends that adjustments should be tried prior to surgery--the one option that should be a last resort.

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

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps You Avoid Risky Surgery

Recently, in a 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 natural approach is very effective at keeping you off the operating table.

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

There are options to risky medical procedures. Chiropractic is a proven effective and safe way to improve the function of your spine, which is the root cause of back pain. Dr. Linton has helped many patients in Mt Sterling recover. Give our office a call today at (859) 499-1009 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.

 

Headache and Car Crashes

If you are dealing with headache after an auto injury, you're not alone. Dr. Linton sees this type of problem very often in our Mt Sterling office. Let's look at the root cause of headache after an accident and see how your chiropractor can help.

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto collision, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscles of the neck. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes inflammation and discomfort. These types 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 Mt Sterling office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is quite common after a crash, and it's important to get therapy for this type of problem to avoid the development of scar tissue.

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

You don't have to suffer from headache. Dr. Linton is conveniently located in Mt Sterling to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms 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.

 

Mt Sterling Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Mt Sterling headache care by Dr. LintonWe know how difficult chronic headache pain can be. Dr. Linton and our staff have worked with many people in our Mt Sterling chiropractic practice, and we've had great success in helping patients reduce their headache pain.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research study confirms what we see in our office. In this paper, the authors started with 110 individuals who were suffering with 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 report found that the individuals 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. Linton a call today at our Mt Sterling office at (859) 499-1009. We're here to help get you relief.

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.

 

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Mt Sterling office, Dr. Linton has helped many people recover from back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to decrease the discomfort. You should know that studies have shown that chiropractic care is usually a better approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of problem.

In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had suffered back pain for more than two days. Each patient was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received sham chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 subjects acted as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.

All of the patients who received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control group who had no real care. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the subjects who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.

Natural Healing with Chiropractic Adjustments

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's intended to correct the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the signs and 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. Linton today at (859) 499-1009. We'll help ease your back problems 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.

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Auto Injury

We work with many car accident cases in in our Mt Sterling office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Why is thoracic outlet syndrome such a common symptom after an auto collision? How can your chiropractor help you get better?

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These nerves and blood vessels don't have a lot of space, so they pass underneath and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a crash, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become inflamed and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which limits motion and puts stress on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or pins and needles in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Mt Sterling Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Linton will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.

Dr. Linton is here in Mt Sterling to help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. 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 symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (859) 499-1009 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Relief from Tension Headaches with Chiropractic

Mt Sterling Headache Treatment by Dr. LintonMany people suffer with headache pain, and tension headaches are a frequent problem in our busy lives. Postural problems and stress are common causes of tension headache, and ones that Dr. Linton and the staff here in our Mt Sterling chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.

Research Proves Chiropractic Eases Tension Headaches

The scientific literature confirms our findings: A 2016 study from Spain treated a group of 76 patients with chronic tension headaches. The participants were divided into four treatment groups: 19 patients were treated with suboccipital inhibition (the therapist 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 researchers reported that the spinal adjustments were beneficial at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when spinal adjustments were combined with the suboccipital inhibition.

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

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

If you live in Mt Sterling and are dealing with any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Linton today at (859) 499-1009 for an appointment or more information.

Reference

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

Mt Sterling chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the principle of allowing your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Dr. Linton, this means working hard to restore your body's normal performance to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We find that most of our Mt Sterling patients are happy to find a natural solution for their health problems.

One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of drugs. Prescription medications are frequently issued to patients who have back pain. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the benefits when administered for back pain.

Some of the most popular opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Data provided by the AAN cite the fact that roughly half 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 issue of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic addiction occurs.

Contrast that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the advantages are crystal clear. While a medication might be helpful at briefly relieving the symptoms of a health issue, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your injured back; it will only mask the pain.

Dr. Linton will first examine you to get to the origin of your back pain and then work with you to address the spinal interference -- without risky medications.

If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Mt Sterling office a call at (859) 499-1009 to make an appointment with Dr. Linton.

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