So what do you think could be the most disabling disease in the world today? Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease, Malaria, well the answer is no to all those conditions. Lower back pain is the most disabling disease worldwide today.
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Suffering from back or neck pain give modern chiropractic a try and call our office at (512) 556-8223.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Headaches are currently the 3rd most common reason for seeing a doctor of chiropractic. Migraine headaches are the most common reason to seek medical care. Over 30 million Americans suffer migraines each year. There is currently some good research on what types of headaches respond best to chiropractic care. Most of the current research suggests that chiropractic care works best with cervicogenic and migraine headaches. It seems that the number of treatments vary from 8 to about 16 over 4 to 8 weeks of care. In a high quality systematic review (the highest standard of research)it was found that for cervicogenic headaches spinal manipulation was more beneficial than physical therapy, massage, drug therapy and no intervention. Most headache guidelines recommend a trial of spinal manipulation over a 4 week period to see if this may help a patient with headaches. This is important to me personally because I suffer from migraines. I will get a headache where I have to go lie down in a dark room and sometimes will vomit before I feel better. I hate them. If I do get regular chiropractic adjustments this goes a long way to prevent them for occurring in the first place. If you know someone who has been suffering have them call our office we might just be able to get them to become headache free.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
"The greatest thing in the world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving." O.W. Holmes
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Neck pain can be a real "pain in the neck." Whether it is from an auto accident, arthritis, or you just slept wrong the night before. The research for neck pain is not as extensive as lower back pain because low back pain is a more common and disabling condition. There is still ample research out there for the neck though. One of the largest studies on neck pain was called the "Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and its Associated Disorders." Basically this is a systematic review-meta analysis which is the highest from of scientific evidenced based papers. It is not a new study but a review off ALL previous studies to see if there are some common conclusions. Well for neck pain the Bone and Joint review stated that manual therapies (such as spinal manipulation and exercise)are more effective for patients than other therapies. It also stated that neck pain returns within 5 years in up to 85% of patients. This study also found that surgery for neck pain was not necessary unless you had severe arm/hand pain or a serious underlying pathology. Another study compared chiropractic care to physical therapy or exercise alone for neck pain. It found that the chiropractic group responded better to care than the physical therapy or exercise group. The last study done in 2014 were Guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of neck pain. It found that spinal manipulation along with exercises seemed to help patients the most for acute and chronic pain. TENS units, traction, and laser therapy could not be recommended. So the next time you have a neck pain you may just want to visit a chiropractor. For more information you can call us at 512 556-8223 or visit us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Benton-Chiropractic-Clinic/170215313076258?ref=hl or our website at www.bentonchiropracticclinic.com.