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Downtown St. Louis, MO Back Pain Treatment

Downtown St. Louis, MO back pain treatment by Dr. HollandMost of us suffer from back problems at some point in our lives. Researchers estimate that nearly 1 out of 3 adults deal with some kind of regular spinal pain. Dr. Holland and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office, and we've found that chiropractic care is a highly effective way to not only help you heal from back pain, it's also a great way to prevent future problems.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent study from the University of Utah confirms what our Downtown St. Louis, MO patients have experienced: your Downtown St. Louis, MO chiropractor is the best first option for an event of back pain.

In this study, 747 participants were treated for low back pain. Each person was assessed based on the first person they sought treatment with, whether it was a primary care physician, a chiropractor, or a physiotherapist.

What the researchers found is that the individuals who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgical procedures.

Other studies 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. Holland and our team help your body heal with gentle chiropractic adjustments that don't use drugs or risky surgical procedures.

Dr. Holland Can Help Clients Find Relief From Back Pain

If you live near our Downtown St. Louis, MO office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (314) 588-9100 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.

 

Causes of Chronic Pain after a Car Crash

Downtown St. Louis, MO neck pain and headache treatmentOver 2 million people are injured every year in auto accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to heal from their injuries fairly easily, many folks are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office. Fortunately, Dr. Holland 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 individuals 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 is a great way to avoid long-term pain after a crash.

It's important to note that research has also found that delaying care after a car crash can negatively affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Holland immediately is key to having a speedier recovery.

We Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Pain After a Car Collision

Dr. Holland has helped many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Downtown St. Louis, MO 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.
 

Prevent Back Surgery with Chiropractic

Downtown St. Louis, MO Back Pain Treatment without SurgeryEvery year, over 500,000 people have back surgery in the US. Although sometimes it's necessary to have back surgery, the reality is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.

Dr. Holland is here to make sure that patients in Downtown St. Louis, MO have a natural, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many patients recover from back pain without the need for surgery.

There are countless reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and additional complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Fortunately, as one medical study has found, chiropractic adjustments may actually keep you out of the operating room entirely.

Research Proves Chiropractic Care Helps Avoid Back Surgery

In this study, about 1,900 workers with back injuries were evaluated over a three year period. When the workers first sought treatment with a surgeon, over 42 percent wound up having surgery for their pain. For patients who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings indicate that chiropractic care can help you heal from back pain without surgery.

If you live in the Downtown St. Louis, MO area, Dr. Holland can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (314) 588-9100 for more information or an appointment.

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.

 

Avoiding Chronic Pain After an Auto Injury

Downtown St. Louis, MO auto injury recoveryOver 2 million people are injured every year in automobile accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to recover from their injuries fairly quickly, others are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office. Thankfully, Dr. Holland 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 men and women diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. 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 note that research has also found that delaying care after a car crash can negatively affect healing time, so getting in to see Dr. Holland at the earliest opportunity is key to having a speedier recovery.

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

Dr. Holland has worked with many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Downtown St. Louis, MO 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 Sacroiliac Joint

We see a large number of patients with back pain in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office, and Dr. Holland finds that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that about twenty-five percent of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research ratifies what we have observed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat 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 who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the other group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Researchers noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the individuals who underwent 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 short term and long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after only a single treatment round.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and are ready to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Downtown St. Louis, MO office may be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (314) 588-9100.

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.

 

Downtown St. Louis, MO Neck Pain and Car Crashes

We work with many car accident cases in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office, and a widespread symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you are dealing with neck pain after an auto injury, you're not alone. Dr. Holland sees this type of condition frequently in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office. Neck pain is a common condition after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Holland sees often in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office. What causes neck pain after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help? Why is neck pain such a common symptom after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help you recover? Let's look at why neck pain is frequently experienced after a car crash and see how chiropractic can help you heal. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an auto injury 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 care is an effective way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Holland can help you.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom 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. Your neck is subjected to very high stresses and strains during a crash, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low velocity collision, your head is exposed to very rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a severe strain on the tissues of the neck. The bones of your spinal column 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 gets swollen and painful, 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. Holland Can Help Patients Find Relief From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Faster

You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Holland is conveniently located in Downtown St. Louis, MO 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 suffering from neck pain, Dr. Holland is here to help. Dr. Holland has been helping patients in Downtown St. Louis, MO since 2000, so we know what you're suffering from. 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 pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Next, we'll do a careful evaluation to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Dr. Holland 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 (314) 588-9100 to make an appointment.

 

How to Avoid Surgery for Back Pain

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

Dr. Holland has seen many back pain patients in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office who have been suffering for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Holland 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 almost 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 care, demonstrating that this natural approach is very effective at keeping you out of the operating room.

Dr. Holland Can Help Clients Find Relief From Back Pain Without Surgery

There are alternatives 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. Holland has helped many patients in Downtown St. Louis, MO recover. Give our office a call today at (314) 588-9100 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, don't worry. Dr. Holland sees this type of problem frequently in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office. Why is headache such a common symptom after an auto injury? How can your chiropractor help you heal?

There are many different types of headache. Headache that's caused by a car crash, though, typically begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the neck. In a crash, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes swelling and discomfort. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.

Another common cause of headache after a crash that we see in our Downtown St. Louis, MO 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 avoid the development of scar tissue.

Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat headaches, including those brought about by car crashes. Dr. Holland can help reduce the irritation and strain in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.

Dr. Holland has been helping patients in Downtown St. Louis, MO since 2000, so we know what you're living with. 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 approach. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (314) 588-9100 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Downtown St. Louis, MO Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Downtown St. Louis, MO headache care by Dr. HollandWe know how difficult long-term headache pain can be. Dr. Holland and our staff have worked with many people in our Downtown St. Louis, MO chiropractic practice, and we've had great success in helping patients eliminate their headache pain.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research paper confirms what we see in our practice. In this report, the authors started with 110 patients who were suffering with 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 paper 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 chronic headache pain, back pain, neck pain, and many other health conditions. If you're tired of suffering, give Dr. Holland a call today at our Downtown St. Louis, MO office at (314) 588-9100. We're here to help get you out of pain.

Citation

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 Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

In our Downtown St. Louis, MO office, Dr. Holland has helped countless patients heal from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to relieve the discomfort. You should recognize that research shows that chiropractic care is usually a better alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this specific type of pain.

In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 individuals who had suffered back pain for more than 48 hours. Each individual was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the medication 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 subjects received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.

Both of the groups that received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic or the NSAID, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.

Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing

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

If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office with Dr. Holland today at (314) 588-9100. We'll help ease 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.