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Causes of Chronic Pain after Car Crashes

Springfield, MA neck pain and headache treatmentApproximately 2.3 million people are hurt each year in car accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to recover from their injuries fairly easily, others are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Springfield, MA office. Fortunately, Dr. Michael Delson is here to help you recover from your auto injury.

Research Proves 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 men and women diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. Each participant received chiropractic care 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 an auto injury.

It's important to note that research has also found that putting off treatment after a car crash can negatively affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Michael Delson at the earliest opportunity is key to having a quicker recovery.

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

Dr. Michael Delson has helped many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Springfield, MA 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.
 

Lumbar Pain and the SI Joint

We treat a good number of patients with back pain in our Springfield, MA office, and Dr. Michael Delson has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that about twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research confirms what we see in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this problem.

Research Proves Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment methods. one group received a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Scientists noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the group who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both prompt and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only one treatment round.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and are ready to see if your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Springfield, MA office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (413) 788-4464.

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.

 

Avoiding Chronic Pain After an Auto Injury

Springfield, MA auto injury recoveryApproximately 2.3 million people are hurt every year in auto accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to recover from their injuries relatively easily, others are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Springfield, MA office. Fortunately, Dr. Michael Delson is here to help you heal from your auto injury.

Research Proves 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 individuals 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 chronic pain after an auto injury.

It's important to note that studies have also found that delaying treatment after a car crash can negatively affect healing time, so getting in to see Dr. Michael Delson as soon as possible is key to having a quicker recovery.

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

Dr. Michael Delson has helped many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Springfield, MA 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
  • 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.
 

Springfield, MA Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Springfield, MA headache care by Dr. Michael DelsonWe know how difficult long-term headache pain can be. Dr. Michael Delson and our staff have worked with many people in our Springfield, MA chiropractic clinic, and we've had great success in helping people reduce their headache pain.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research study confirms what we see in our practice. In this study, the authors started with 110 people who were suffering from headaches 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 study also found that these outcomes were maintained at the three-month follow-up exam.

Chiropractic is a safe and effective way to treat chronic headache pain, back pain, neck pain, and many other health conditions. If you're tired of suffering, give Dr. Michael Delson a call today at our Springfield, MA office at (413) 788-4464. We're here to help get you relief.

Reference

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.

 

AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before Surgery

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

Dr. Michael Delson has seen many back pain patients in our Springfield, MA office who have been suffering for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Michael Delson 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 conducted on almost 2,000 Washington State workers who suffered from a back injury while at work, 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 people who first sought treatment with chiropractic, proving that this natural approach is extremely effective at keeping you off the operating table.

Dr. Michael Delson Can Help Patients Find Comfort 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. Michael Delson has helped many patients in Springfield, MA recover. Give our office a call today at (413) 788-4464 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

We manage many car accident cases in in our Springfield, MA office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is headache. Why is headache such a common problem after an auto injury? How can chiropractic care help you get better?

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto injury, though, typically begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the neck. In a crash, the neck muscles can be damaged, which results in swelling 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 Springfield, MA office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is very 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 is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those brought about by car crashes. Your chiropractor will help reduce the irritation and tension in your neck, which will help ease the headache pain.

Let us help you recover from headache. Dr. Michael Delson has helped many people with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (413) 788-4464 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

 

Chiropractic Effective for Tension Headaches

Springfield, MA Headache Treatment by Dr. Michael DelsonMany people experience headache pain, and tension headaches are a frequent problem in our busy world. Postural problems and stress are common sources of tension headache pain, and ones that Dr. Michael Delson and the team here in our Springfield, MA chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.

Research Supports Chiropractic Eases Tension Headaches

The scientific literature verifies our results: A 2016 study from Spain treated a group of 76 men and women 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 authors found that the spinal adjustments were effective at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when adjustments were coupled with the suboccipital inhibition.

When we get stressed, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, leading to pain. Chiropractic works by getting rid of these strains and restoring the normal nerve function to the area.

We're Here to Help People Find Help From Tension Headaches

If you live in Springfield, MA and are struggling with any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Michael Delson today at (413) 788-4464 for an appointment or more information.

Citation

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.

 

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Springfield, MA office, Dr. Michael Delson has helped several people recover from back problems. If you are suffering from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to relieve the discomfort. You should understand that research indicates that chiropractic care is usually a better choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of pain.

In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine experts included 101 men and women who had experienced back pain for more than two days. Each individual was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.

Both of the groups that received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control group who had no actual therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the patients who received chiropractic adjustments had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.

Natural Healing with Chiropractic Care

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without negative side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health complications. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended to resolve the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the symptoms.

If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Make an appointment in our Springfield, MA office with Dr. Michael Delson today at (413) 788-4464. We'll help relieve 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 Car Crashes

If you are suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto collision, don't worry. Dr. Michael Delson sees this type of problem frequently in our Springfield, MA office. Let's look at why thoracic outlet syndrome is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help you get better.

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

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

Springfield, MA Thoracic Outlet Treatment

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

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Michael Delson is here to help. First, we'll do a careful examination to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (413) 788-4464 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Sports Injuries and Chiropractic: Leg Injury

Springfield, MA-sports-therapyWhen performing activities that require a lot of lower body movement, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's not at all uncommon to sustain some type of injury to your lower extremities. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many players have found themselves sidelined. Dr. Michael Delson has seen all of these problems in our Springfield, MA patients. The good news is, chiropractic can help prevent some of these injuries from developing and research proves it.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Sports Injuries & Recovery

Dr. Michael Delson keeps current with all of the recent scientific research, and in a report published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers. Roughly one-half were placed in a control group and the other half were put in a therapy group that received sports chiropractic care at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant getting care once every week. The following three months consisted of an adjustment every two weeks before reducing those to one visit monthly for the final three months of the study.

Researchers noted that there was a "significant" difference in the number of lower limb strains the players received in the treatment group when compared to the control. In addition, they observed that the subjects who received chiropractic also had fewer weeks of missed practice and games as a result of non-contact knee injuries. This led them to determine that sports chiropractic intervention should be added to "the current best practice management."

Every major sports organization in the US and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their players, because they know that chiropractic really works. If you live near our practice in Springfield, MA and would like to see if Dr. Michael Delson can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (413) 788-4464 for an appointment.

Dr. Michael Delson Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Sports Injuries and Recover Faster

If you're struggling with severe pain, Dr. Michael Delson and our staff are here to help you recover. Give our Springfield, MA office a call today at (413) 788-4464 for an appointment today.

Bibliographic Reference

Hoskins W, Pollard H. 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 2010;11(64).