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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.

 

Chiropractic Effective for Tension Headaches

Corvallis Headache Treatment by Dr. LachMany 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.

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.

 

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

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!

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 Car Crashes

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.