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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.

 

Sports Injuries and Chiropractic: Leg Injury

Corvallis-sports-therapyWhen 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.

Bibliographic Reference

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).

 

Faster Sciatica Healing with Chiropractic

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.

 

Corvallis Neck Pain and Headache Care

Corvallis neck pain and headache treatmentHeadache 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.

Reference

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.

 

Corvallis Chiropractic Care for Headache

Corvallis neck pain and headache treatment

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.

Reference

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.