Many people suffer with headache pain, and tension headaches are a frequent problem in our busy world. Postural problems and stress are common causes of tension headache pain, and ones that Dr. Lach and the staff here in our Corvallis chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.
Research Proves Chiropractic Eases Tension Headaches
The scientific literature confirms our results: 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 doctor 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 helpful at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when adjustments were mixed with the suboccipital inhibition.
When we get stressed out, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, causing pain. Chiropractic works by removing these strains and restoring the normal nerve function to the tissues.
We're Here to Help People Find Comfort From Tension Headaches
If you live in Corvallis and are dealing with any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Lach today at (541) 754-1947 for an appointment or more information.
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
In our Corvallis practice, Dr. Lach has helped many patients heal from back problems. If you are suffering from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to reduce the discomfort. You should understand that research shows that chiropractic care is often a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of pain.
In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had experienced back pain for at least 48 hours. Each one was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the medication diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.
All of the subjects who received some form of actual treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the medication, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the subjects who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.
Chiropractic: Natural Healing
Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, 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 care last longer as it's intended to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Corvallis office with Dr. Lach today at (541) 754-1947. We'll help improve your back problems in a healthy way!
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.
If you are suffering from headache after an auto injury, don't despair. Dr. Lach sees this type of problem very often in our Corvallis office. Let's look at the root cause of headache after an auto collision and see how chiropractic care can help.
There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's triggered by a car crash, though, typically starts as tension or strain in the muscles of the cervical spine. In a collision, the neck muscles can be damaged, 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 pain after a collision that we see in our Corvallis 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 caused by car crashes. Dr. Lach can help reduce the irritation and strain in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.
You don't have to suffer from headache. Dr. Lach is conveniently located in Corvallis to help you get better, 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 pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Call us today at (541) 754-1947 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.
When playing sports that require a lot of lower body movement, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's common to sustain some type of injury to your lower extremities. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many people have found themselves out of commission. Dr. Lach has seen all of these problems in our Corvallis patients. The good news is, chiropractic adjustments can help prevent some of these injuries from developing and research proves it.
Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Sports Injuries & Recovery
Dr. Lach keeps up-to-date with all of the latest 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" decrease in the number of lower limb strains the players received in the treatment group when compared to the control. In addition, they noticed that the subjects who engaged in chiropractic also had fewer weeks of missed practice and games as a result of non-contact knee injuries. This led them to conclude that sports chiropractic treatment should be added to "the current best practice management."
Every major sports team 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 office in Corvallis and would like to see if Dr. Lach can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (541) 754-1947 for an appointment.
Dr. Lach Can Help Patients Find Relief From Sports Injuries and Recover Faster
If you're suffering with severe pain, Dr. Lach and our staff are here to help you recover. Give our Corvallis office a call today at (541) 754-1947 for an appointment today.
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).
In our Corvallis office, it's common for us to see patients troubled with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Lach has helped many of them improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so useful to those who suffer with this condition? For starters, it reduces their time of recovery and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, researchers looked at 44 patients who had sudden low back pain that was identified as acute sciatica. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers found that all but two patients returned to their jobs after receiving chiropractic treatment, which is a 95% success rate. Moreover, the average amount of time that the patients spent off work "was reduced by two thirds as compared with that associated with conventional medical treatment."
Considering that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over 170,000 workdays were lost in 2013 due to employees dealing with back or spine-related issues, that is nearly 112,500 work days that could potentially be recovered each and every year solely by receiving chiropractic care. Not only would that increase productivity, but it might also decrease costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Corvallis and you suffer from sciatica, Dr. Lach is here to assist. Give us a call at (541) 754-1947 and we'll work with you to find the root cause of your sciatic pain and get you back on the road to recovery.
Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30(2):135-139.
Headache and neck pain are common problems that affect millions of men and women around the world. If you suffer from 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 avoid future episodes.
Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Neck Pain and Headaches
For many years, patients with neck and headache pain in Corvallis have been helped by the chiropractic care of Dr. Lach. Our experience is supported by a recent review done in Canada that found that non-surgical, non-drug treatments are the best choice for neck and headache pain.
The review looked at 15 studies from 1990 to 2015 and found that conservative treatment comprised of chiropractic adjustments, exercises, and stretches was advisable before resorting to drugs or more invasive procedures.
Previous scientific studies have shown that chiropractic is effective and safe for neck pain and many other health conditions.
We Can Help People Find Comfort From Neck Pain and Headaches
If you're troubled with neck pain or headaches, Dr. Lach and our staff are here to help you heal. Give our Corvallis office a call today at (541) 754-1947 for an appointment today.
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.
There are many different kinds of headache, but one of the most common types is known as "cervicogenic headache," or headaches that originate in your neck.
Dr. Lach sees a lot of people in our Corvallis office who are suffering with frequent headaches. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments can often help, potentially reducing these types of headaches by 50%, and research confirms it.
Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches
A study was conducted involving 80 participants who reported experiencing at least five cervicogenic headaches during the prior three months. The goal was to discover how effective chiropractic was for this type of head pain, as well as to determine the number of treatment sessions required to achieve a positive effect.
The patients were divided into four separate groups, so that each group was similar in age, gender, number of cervicogenic headaches, and their intensity. Of the four groups, two engaged in chiropractic treatments and two received light massage. Furthermore, one group assigned to each treatment received eight sessions and the other patients received twice that amount.
Each person was assessed based on head pain, neck pain, and disability prior to the study and 12 and 24 weeks after treatment was complete. The authors found that those who received chiropractic as opposed to massage reported fewer headaches at the conclusion of the study. Furthermore, improvements were maintained when checked six months after treatment ended.
Additionally, participants who were taking medications for their headaches were able to lower their intake after completing the study. Those who received chiropractic care had lower drug usage 24 weeks post-study.
We Can Help People Find Relief From Head Pain
Dr. Lach has helped many patients who were suffering from headaches in our Corvallis office. Call us today at (541) 754-1947 for more information or for an appointment.
Haas M, Spegman A, Peterson D, Aickin M, Vavrek D. Dose response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for chronic cervicogenic headache: a pilot randomized controlled trial. The Spine Journal 2010; 10: 117-128.
Dr. Lach sees many patients weekly in our busy Corvallis chiropractic office who are looking for relief from the pain and suffering they feel due to herniated discs. Our experience isn't unique; the scientific literature verifies that chiropractic care is an effective way to treat herniated disc pain.
Don't Suffer! Dr. Lach and Chiropractic Care Helps With Disc Herniation
One particular study involved 27 people, 8 male and 19 female, who had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirming a disc herniation in either their neck or lower back. The individuals reported that they were experiencing pain, reduced range of motion, and sensory issues bad enough to keep them off work.
Over the course of the research period, the participants were managed using one of two common chiropractic methods: traction for herniated discs in the cervical area or flexion distraction for the patients who had herniation issues in the low back.
Each man or woman was seen four or five times per week for the first two weeks, then three times weekly, and then as needed for the remainder of the study. Based on the severity of the disc herniation, treatment ranged anywhere from six weeks to six months, with MRIs being carried out at various stages to determine what effect, if any, the chiropractic care was having in regard to the disc herniation.
Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Back Pain and Herniated Disc
The researchers discovered that 80 percent of the patients obtained a "good clinical outcome," meaning reduced pain and a reduction in other issues, such as numbness. Furthermore, 77 percent of these people also showed MRI evidence that their disc herniation was either reduced or resolved completely. This resulted in 78 percent of the study participants being able to return to their place of employment and led the researchers to conclude that chiropractic adjustments is both "safe and helpful" for disc herniations.
If you have a herniated disc and suffer from chronic back pain and are near Dr. Lach in Corvallis, contact our office today to see what chiropractic can do for you!
BenEliyahu, DJ. Magnetic resonance imaging and clinical follow-up: study of 27 patients receiving chiropractic care for cervical and lumbar disc herniations. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1996;19(9):597-606.
Chiropractic is based on the approach of helping your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Dr. Lach, this means working hard to reestablish your body's natural functioning to prevent the need for drugs or surgery. We notice that most of our Corvallis patients are happy to find a natural approach for their health conditions.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescriptions are oftentimes issued to patients who have back problems. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks overshadow the benefits when administered for back pain.
Some of the most common narcotics, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Figures supplied by the AAN mention the fact that roughly 50% of the patients taking these types of substances 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 healing, particularly if an opiate addiction occurs.
Compare that to chiropractic care which incorporates natural healing and the benefits are obvious. While a drug might be helpful at briefly reducing the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your damaged back; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Lach will first examine you to get to the origin of your back problems and then work with you to eliminate the problem -- without risky medications.
If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Corvallis office a call at (541) 754-1947 to make an appointment with Dr. Lach.
- 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
We treat many auto injury cases in in our Corvallis office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. What causes thoracic outlet syndrome after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help?
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 travel under and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a collision, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen 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.
Corvallis Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Lach 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 struggling with thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Lach is here to help. First, we'll do a careful assessment to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (541) 754-1947 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.