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Arlington Auto Accidents and Long-Term Pain

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

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We see several auto injury sufferers in our Arlington office, and a lot of these men and women are struggling with chronic pain caused by an old collision. In fact, research shows that a significant proportion of rear-end accidents trigger pain and disability even ten years after the original trauma.

Dr. Ernst is here to help you avoid developing chronic pain by helping to restore the healthy function of your spine soon after a crash.

The most common causes of chronic problems are reduced flexibility of your spinal column and the formation of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your neck and back can easily be harmed during a collision, and chiropractic care works by minimizing inflammation and restoring normal motion.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're close to our Arlington office, and you've been hurt in a crash, don't wait to get treatment. Dr. Ernst is here for you. Give us a call today at (360) 659-8464 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Arlington Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment

Arlington auto injury recovery and treatment by Dr. ErnstEach year, there are millions of car crashes in the world, and a substantial number of people end up getting injured in a car wreck. While most collisions are "minor," chronic back and neck pain are still common health issues. The good news is that chiropractic care is a fantastic way to address these kinds of injuries.

We have treated many auto injury patients in our Arlington office, and Dr. Ernst has been treating people with these types of injuries since 1990. During a collision, your body is subjected to large forces that it simply wasn't built to deal with. These forces place stress and strain on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can result in injury to the ligaments that hold your spine together. A collision can trigger a wide range of pain problems.

A ligament sprain in the neck can result in pain, swelling, and radicular symptoms in the arm and hand. Chiropractic care works well for these types of injuries, because chiropractic concentrates on restoring the healthy function and flexibility of the injured tissues.

Dr. Ernst Can Help Patients Recover From an Auto Injury

Dr. Ernst, your Arlington chiropractor, can help by reducing irritation in the damaged area and can help decrease the creation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain and disability.

You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Discover more about how we can help you get well or call Dr. Ernst today at (360) 659-8464.

 

Arlington TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Arlington TMJ Treatment by Dr. ErnstJaw or TMJ pain is a fairly typical condition experienced by many people after a car wreck, and it can be tough for some health practitioners to find the root of the problem. Complicating the issue, oftentimes you won't experience TMJ pain until many weeks or months after the original injury.

Dr. Ernst has helped many people with jaw pain after an injury, and the medical literature explains what causes these types of symptoms. During a crash, the tissues in your neck are frequently stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve damage. This can obviously cause pain in the neck and back, but since your nervous system is one functioning unit, inflammation of the nerves can cause issues in other parts of your body.

For example, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause tingling or pins and needles in the arm or hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injured area, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a wreck are very common because of neck injury, and the jaw works the same way. Dr. Ernst sees this very frequently in our Arlington office.

Research Shows Chiropractic Lessens TMJ Pain After an Auto Injury

Studies have shown that the root of many jaw or TMJ problems originates in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck injury can resolve the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The secret to resolving these symptoms is simple: Dr. Ernst will work to return your spinal column back to health, decreasing the inflammation, treating the injured areas, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

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

If you reside in Arlington and you've been injured in a car crash, Dr. Ernst can help. We've been working with auto injury patients since 1990, and we can probably help you, too. Give our office a call today at (360) 659-8464 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.

 

Arlington Back Pain Treatment

Arlington back pain treatment by Dr. ErnstMost 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. Ernst and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Arlington office, and we've found that chiropractic care is a highly effective way to not only help you recover from back pain, it's also an excellent way to avoid future problems.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

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

In this article, 747 participants were treated for low back pain. Each person was assessed based on the first person they sought treatment with, whether it was a primary care physician, a chiropractor, a physiatrist (also known as a rehabilitation physician), or a physical therapist.

What the researchers discovered is that the individuals who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgeries.

Other studies have found the same results. A 2012 study found 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. Ernst and our team help your body heal with gentle chiropractic adjustments that don't use drugs or risky surgical procedures.

Dr. Ernst Can Help People Find Relief From Back Pain

If you live near our Arlington office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (360) 659-8464 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.

 

Causes of Chronic Pain after a Car Crash

Arlington neck pain and headache treatmentApproximately 2.3 million people are hurt each year in auto accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to recover from their injuries relatively easily, many folks are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Arlington office. Thankfully, Dr. Ernst is here to help you recover 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 people diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. Each participant received chiropractic care and 93 percent of them found relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic care is a great way to avoid long-term pain after an auto injury.

It's important to note that research has also found that putting off care after a car crash can adversely affect healing time, so getting in to see Dr. Ernst as soon as possible is key to having a speedier recovery.

We Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Pain After a Car Accident

Dr. Ernst has worked with many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Arlington office today for more information or an appointment.

Resources

  • 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.
 

Chiropractic Can Alleviate Need for Back Surgery

Arlington Back Pain Treatment without SurgeryEach year, over 500,000 people have back surgery in the US. Although sometimes it's necessary to have surgery for back pain, the reality is that if you can avoid this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.

Dr. Ernst is here to make sure that patients in Arlington have a natural, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many people heal from back pain without the need for surgery.

There are plenty of reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and additional complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Luckily, as one medical study has found, chiropractic care may actually keep you out of the operating room altogether.

Research Proves Chiropractic Care Helps Avoid Back Surgery

In this paper, 1,885 workers with back injuries were assessed over a three year period. When the workers first sought treatment with a surgeon, over 42 percent ended up having back surgery. For subjects who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings suggest that chiropractic care can help you recover from back pain without surgical procedures.

If you live in the Arlington area, Dr. Ernst can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (360) 659-8464 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.

 

Chronic Pain, Car Crashes, and Chiropractic

Arlington auto injury recoveryOver 2 million people are hurt every year in auto accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to recover from their injuries fairly quickly, others are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Arlington office. Fortunately, Dr. Ernst 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 individuals diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic adjustments and 93 percent of them experienced improvements 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 chronic pain after an auto injury.

It's important to remember that research has also found that delaying treatment after a car crash can adversely affect healing time, so getting in to see Dr. Ernst at the earliest opportunity is key to having a speedier recovery.

We Can Help Patients Find Relief From Pain After a Car Accident

Dr. Ernst has helped many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Arlington office today for more information or an appointment.

References

  • 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.
 

Lumbar Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We help a large number of people with back pain in our Arlington office, and Dr. Ernst finds that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that roughly 25% of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research ratifies what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this pain.

Research Proves 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 separated into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the other group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Researchers observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the group who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both prompt and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after only a single treatment round.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and are ready to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Arlington office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (360) 659-8464.

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.

 

Arlington Neck Pain and Auto Injury

If you are suffering from neck pain after a car crash, don't despair. Dr. Ernst sees this type of problem very often in our Arlington office. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an auto collision and see how chiropractic care can help.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after a crash. During even a low speed car crash, your head is exposed to extremely rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts an extreme strain on the tissues of the neck. The bones of your spine 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 wreck, 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 area become swollen and sore, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.

Let us help you recover from neck pain. Dr. Ernst has helped many patients with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Ernst will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (360) 659-8464 to make an appointment.

 

AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before Surgery

Although some people are still skeptical about chiropractic care, even the American Medical Association (AMA) recommends that adjustments should be tried prior to surgery--the one option that should be a last resort.

Dr. Ernst has seen many back pain patients in our Arlington office who have been hurting for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Ernst has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky back surgery, and the science backs up our experience.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps You Avoid Risky Surgery

For example, in one study conducted 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 patients who first sought treatment with chiropractic, showing that this non-invasive approach is very effective at keeping you off the operating table.

Dr. Ernst Can Help People Find Relief From Back Pain Without Surgery

There are options 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. Ernst has helped many patients in Arlington recover. Give our office a call today at (360) 659-8464 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.