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Low Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We treat a large number of people with back pain in our Boardman, OH office, and Dr. Denise Carradine has noticed that many cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that around 25% of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we see in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this pain.

Research Supports 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 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 was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Researchers observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the patients who underwent 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 short term and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with only one treatment session.

So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to our Boardman, OH office may be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (330) 758-4446.

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

Boardman, OH auto injury recoveryOver 2 million people are hurt each year in motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. While some people are able to recover from their injuries relatively easily, too many people are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Boardman, OH office. Fortunately, Dr. Denise Carradine is here to help you recover 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 syndrome. Each participant received chiropractic adjustments 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 is a great way to avoid chronic pain after an auto injury.

It's important to remember that studies have also found that delaying care after a car crash can negatively affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Denise Carradine at the earliest opportunity is key to having a speedier recovery.

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

Dr. Denise Carradine has helped many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Boardman, OH 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.
 

How to Avoid Surgery for Back Pain

Boardman, OH natural back pain treatment

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

Dr. Denise Carradine has seen many back pain patients in our Boardman, OH office who have been suffering for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Denise Carradine has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky back surgery, and the science backs up our experience.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps You Avoid Risky Surgery

Recently, in a study conducted on about 2,000 Washington State employees 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 patients who first sought treatment with chiropractic, proving that this non-invasive approach is extremely effective at keeping you off the operating table.

Dr. Denise Carradine Can Help Clients 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. Denise Carradine has helped many patients in Boardman, OH recover. Give our office a call today at (330) 758-4446 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.

 

Boardman, OH Neck Pain and Car Accidents

Boardman, OH car accident and neck pain treatmentWe treat many auto injury cases in our Boardman, OH office, and a common symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you have neck pain after a car accident, you're not alone. Dr. Denise Carradine sees this type of problem very often in our Boardman, OH office. Neck pain is a common problem after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Denise Carradine sees frequently in our Boardman, OH office. What causes neck pain after a car crash? How can a chiropractor help? Why is neck pain such a common symptom after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help you get better? Let's look at why neck pain is frequently experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic care can help you heal. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after a car accident and see how chiropractic 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. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Denise Carradine can help you.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after an auto injury. Even in a collision, 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. The neck is subjected to very high stresses and strains during an auto collision, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low speed wreck, your head is exposed to very rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. 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 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 area become inflamed and sore, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing movement in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps reduce scar tissue.

Dr. Denise Carradine Can Help Clients Find Relief From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Faster

You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Denise Carradine is conveniently located in Boardman, OH to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. If you've been injured in a car crash and you're experiencing neck pain, Dr. Denise Carradine is here to help. Dr. Denise Carradine has been helping patients in Boardman, OH since 1993, so we know what you're experiencing. 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 establish the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Dr. Denise Carradine 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 (330) 758-4446 to make an appointment.

 

Boardman, OH Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Boardman, OH headache care by Dr. Denise CarradineWe know how difficult chronic headache pain can be. Dr. Denise Carradine and our staff have worked with many patients in our Boardman, OH chiropractic clinic, and we've had great success in helping folks reduce their headache pain.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research paper verifies what we see in our practice. In this report, 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 study found that the patients 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 headache, back pain, neck pain, and many other health conditions. If you're tired of suffering, give Dr. Denise Carradine a call today at our Boardman, OH office at (330) 758-4446. 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.

 

Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

In our Boardman, OH practice, Dr. Denise Carradine has helped many people heal from back problems. If you suffer from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to decrease the discomfort. You should know that research shows that chiropractic is usually a better alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of pain.

In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 individuals who had experienced back pain for at least 48 hours. Each patient was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 subjects served 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 people who received some form 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 people who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.

Natural Healing with Chiropractic

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

If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Boardman, OH office with Dr. Denise Carradine today at (330) 758-4446. We'll help relieve 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 Auto Injury

Boardman, OH auto injury and headache treatment

We treat many car accident cases in our Boardman, OH office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is headache. If you suffer from headache after a car accident, don't worry. Dr. Denise Carradine sees this type of condition frequently in our Boardman, OH office. Why is headache such a common symptom after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help you heal? Let's look at the root cause of headache after a car crash and see how chiropractic can help. The key to recovering from headache caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for headache symptoms after a crash.

How Headache Is Caused by an Auto Accident and How Dr. Denise Carradine Can Help You

There are many different types of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto injury, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in inflammation and soreness. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.

Another common cause of headache after a collision that we see in our Boardman, OH 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 treatment for this type of problem to prevent the creation of scar tissue.

We Can Help Patients Find Relief From Neck Pain and Headaches After an Auto Injury

Chiropractic is an effective way to treat headaches, including those brought about by auto injuries. Your chiropractic doctor will help reduce the swelling and strain in your neck, which will help reduce the headache pain.

Dr. Denise Carradine is here in Boardman, OH to help you recover from headache. We've been helping patients since 1993 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 plan of action. Call us today at (330) 758-4446 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

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Relief from Tension Headaches with Chiropractic

Boardman, OH Headache Treatment by Dr. Denise CarradineMany people suffer with headache pain, and tension headaches are a common problem in our busy lives. Postural problems and stress are common causes of tension headache pain, and ones that Dr. Denise Carradine and the team here in our Boardman, OH chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.

Research Shows Chiropractic Eases Tension Headaches

The scientific literature verifies our findings: A 2016 study from Spain managed 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 researchers reported that the spinal adjustments were beneficial at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when spinal adjustments were coupled with the suboccipital inhibition.

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

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

If you live in Boardman, OH and are dealing with any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Denise Carradine today at (330) 758-4446 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.

 

A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery

Boardman, OH chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the philosophy of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate overall health. For Dr. Denise Carradine, this means working hard to restore your body's normal performance to prevent the need for medications or surgery. We see that most of our Boardman, OH patients are happy to find a natural approach for their health conditions.

One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people reduce or even eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are frequently supplied to individuals who have back soreness. This is such a serious concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the benefits when prescribed 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. Numbers offered by the AAN cite the fact that about 50% of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and healing, especially if an narcotic addiction arises.

Compare that to chiropractic which involves natural healing and the advantages are obvious. While a medication might be useful at temporarily suppressing the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your injured back; it will only cover up the pain.

Dr. Denise Carradine will first examine you to get to the origin of your back pain and then work with you to correct the spinal interference -- without risky drugs.

If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Boardman, OH office a call at (330) 758-4446 to make an appointment with Dr. Denise Carradine.

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
 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents

We work with many auto injury cases in in our Boardman, OH office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Let's look at the root cause of thoracic outlet syndrome after a car accident and see how chiropractic care can help.

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

In a crash, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become inflamed and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which limits movement 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 wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Boardman, OH Thoracic Outlet Treatment

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

You don't have to suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome. Dr. Denise Carradine is conveniently located in Boardman, OH to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. First, we'll do a careful assessment to establish the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (330) 758-4446 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.