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Corvallis Auto Injury and Long-Term Pain

Corvallis auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Corvallis and you've been in a car crash, you need to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic symptoms.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We work with many auto injury patients in our Corvallis office, and many of these folks are dealing with chronic pain caused by an old accident. As a matter of fact, research shows that a significant percentage of rear-end crashes cause pain and disability even ten years after the original trauma.

Dr. Lach is here to help you avoid developing chronic pain by helping to restore the natural function of your spine soon after a motor vehicle accident.

The most frequent causes of chronic problems are reduced mobility of your spine and the development of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your neck and back can easily be damaged during a crash, and chiropractic care works by reducing inflammation and restoring normal motion.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're nearby our Corvallis office, and you've been injured in a crash, don't wait to get attention. Dr. Lach is here for you. Give us a call today at (541) 754-1947 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Corvallis Back Pain Treatment

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

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent paper from the University of Utah verifies what our Corvallis patients have reported: your Corvallis chiropractor is the best first option for an episode of back pain.

In this study, 747 participants were treated for low back pain. Each patient 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 authors discovered is that the men and women who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgeries.

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

Dr. Lach Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Back Pain

If you live near our Corvallis office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (541) 754-1947 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.

 

Corvallis Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment

Corvallis auto injury recovery and treatment by Dr. LachEach year, there are millions of auto accidents in the world, and a significant number of men and women are injured in a car wreck. While most collisions are "minor," chronic neck and back pain are still frequent health issues. The good news is that chiropractic is a very good way to correct these kinds of injuries.

We've treated many auto collision patients in our Corvallis office, and Dr. Lach has been treating people with these types of injuries since 2002. During a crash, your body is subjected to large forces that it simply wasn't built to deal with. These forces put stress and strain on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can result in injury to the ligaments that hold your neck and back together. A crash can produce a vast array of pain problems.

A ligament sprain in the neck can trigger pain, swelling, and radicular problems in the arm and hand. Chiropractic care works well for these types of problems, because chiropractic focuses on restoring the healthy function and mobility of the injured structures.

Dr. Lach Can Help Patients Recover From an Auto Accident

Dr. Lach, your Corvallis chiropractor, can assist by lowering inflammation in the damaged area and can help reduce the creation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain and disability.

You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Learn more about how we can help you get well or call Dr. Lach today at (541) 754-1947.

 

Chiropractic Can Alleviate Need for Back Surgery

Corvallis Back Pain Treatment without SurgeryThe latest statistics show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries each year 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. Lach is here to make sure that people in Corvallis 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 plenty of reasons to avoid unnecessary medical procedures: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and additional complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Fortunately, as one medical study has found, chiropractic adjustments may actually keep you out of the operating room entirely.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Avoid Back Surgery

In this paper, about 1,900 workers with back injuries were evaluated over a three year period. When the workers first sought care with a surgeon, over 42 percent ended up having back surgery. For those who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings mean that chiropractic care can help you recover from back pain without surgery.

If you live in the Corvallis area, Dr. Lach can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (541) 754-1947 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.

 

Corvallis TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Corvallis TMJ Treatment by Dr. LachJaw pain is a fairly typical condition reported by people after a car wreck, and it can be confusing for some health practitioners to identify the source of the problem. Complicating the matter, many times you won't develop TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after the accident.

Dr. Lach has helped many individuals with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific literature explains what triggers these types of symptoms. During a collision, the tissues in your neck are oftentimes stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve injury. This can clearly cause pain in the neck and back, but since your nervous system is one functioning unit, inflammation of the nerves can cause pain in other parts of your body.

For example, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause prickling or numbness in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injury, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a collision are very common because of neck injury, and the jaw works the same way. Dr. Lach sees this very commonly in our Corvallis office.

Research Shows Chiropractic Lessens TMJ Pain After an Auto Accident

Research indicates that the source of many jaw or TMJ problems starts in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck injury can resolve the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The trick to resolving these symptoms is simple: Dr. Lach will work to return your spinal column back to health, reducing the inflammation, treating the injured areas, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Dr. Lach has found that jaw and headache issues often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy state.

If you reside in Corvallis and you've been hurt in a car crash, Dr. Lach can help. We've been working with auto injury patients since 2002, and we can most likely help you, too. Give our office a call today at (541) 754-1947 for an appointment or consultation.

Ciancaglini R, Testa M, Radaelli G. Association of neck pain with symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction in the general adult population. Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 1999;31:17-22.

Brantingham JW, Cassa TK, Bonnefin D, Pribicevic M, Robb A, et al. Manipulative and multimodal therapy for upper extremity and temporomandibular disorders: a system review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2013;36(3):143-201.

 

Low Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We see a good number of people with back pain in our Corvallis office, and Dr. Lach finds that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that roughly 25% of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we see in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment methods. The first group went through a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Scientists observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the patients who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both prompt and long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after only one treatment round.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and would like to see if your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Corvallis office may be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (541) 754-1947.

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.

 

Chronic Pain, Car Crashes, and Chiropractic

Corvallis auto injury recoveryApproximately 2.3 million people are hurt each year in car accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to heal from their injuries relatively easily, too many people are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Corvallis office. Fortunately, Dr. Lach is here to help you heal 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 men and women diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic care and 93 percent of them experienced pain 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 long-term pain after a crash.

It's important to note that studies have also found that putting off treatment after a car crash can negatively affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Lach immediately is key to having a faster recovery.

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

Dr. Lach has helped many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Corvallis 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.
 

Corvallis Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Corvallis headache care by Dr. LachWe know how difficult chronic headache pain can be. Dr. Lach and our staff have worked with many patients in our Corvallis chiropractic office, and we've had great success in helping folks eliminate their headache pain.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research study verifies what we see in our office. In this study, 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 report 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 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. Lach a call today at our Corvallis office at (541) 754-1947. We're here to help get you out of pain.

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.

 

AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before Surgery

Although some people are still skeptical about chiropractic care, 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. Lach has seen many back pain patients in our Corvallis office who have been in pain for years and who are worried that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Lach 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

For example, in a study carried out 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 people who first sought treatment with chiropractic, demonstrating that this non-invasive approach is extremely effective at keeping you out of the operating room.

Dr. Lach Can Help People 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. Lach has helped many patients in Corvallis recover. Give our office a call today at (541) 754-1947 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.

 

Corvallis Neck Pain and Car Crashes

We work with many auto injury cases in our Corvallis office, and a widespread symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you suffer from neck pain after a car accident, don't worry. Dr. Lach sees this type of condition frequently in our Corvallis office. Neck pain is a common problem after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Lach sees frequently in our Corvallis office. What causes neck pain after an auto collision? How can a chiropractor help? Why is neck pain such a common symptom after a car accident? How can chiropractic care help you recover? Let's take a look at why neck pain is frequently experienced after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor can help you heal. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an accident and see how your chiropractor 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 a great way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Lach can help you.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after a car crash. 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 exposed to very high forces during a collision, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low speed collision, your head is exposed to extremely rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a serious 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 tissues gets inflamed and painful, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.

Dr. Lach Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Quicker

You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Lach is conveniently located in Corvallis 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. Lach is here to help. Dr. Lach has been helping patients in Corvallis since 2002, so we know what you're living with. 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 plan of action. Next, we'll do a careful evaluation to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Dr. Lach 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 (541) 754-1947 to make an appointment.