Powerful Research On Pregnancy-Induced Pain And Chiropractic Care

09/22/2017

Chiropractic care can help with pregnancy pain

Why They Did It

A very common complaint in pregnancy is low back pain. No question about it. The authors of this paper wanted to test this theory: is a multimodal approach to treating the pregnancy-induced low back pain more effective than standard and usual OBGYN care?

How They Did It

  • This study was a prospective, randomized trial.
  • 169 subjects were accepted for inclusion.
  • A baseline assessment was performed on the patients at the 24-28 week gestation period.
  • The assessment was followed up with another assessment at the 33 week mark.
  • The Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) was used to assess pain for each patient.
  • The Quebec Disability Rating (QRS) was used as well for pain assessment.
  • Each of the 2 groups received routine OBGYN care.
  • In one of the groups however, chiropractors treated the women with manual therapy, stabilization exercises, and patient education.

What They Found

  • In the group that Chiropractic was utilized in, they found a significant reduction in the pain being reported by the patients from baseline to finish.
  • The regular OBGYN group had no significant improvement.

Wrap It Up

“A multimodal approach to low back and pelvic pain in mid pregnancy benefits patients more than standard obstetric care.”

George JW, et. al. “A randomized controlled trial comparing a multimodal intervention and standard obstetrics care for low back and pelvic pain in pregnancy.” Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Apr;208(4):295.e1-7.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23123166

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Chiropractic Wins The Challenge For Low Back Pain

09/15/2017

Get help for your low back pain with Amarillo Pain and Accident Chiropractic Clinic

Why They Did It

The authors wanted to compare hospital outpatient care with chiropractic for low back pain treatment.

How They Did It

  • This paper was a randomized comparison.
  • The study consisted of 741 men and women.
  • The subjects were aged 18-64.
  • The Outcome Assessments were performed via the Oswestry questionnaire.

What They Found

  • At the three year mark, there was a 29% improvement in the subjects treated via chiropractic over those treated by the hospital outpatient regimen.
  • Chiropractic was particularly effective for pain. Patients rated chiropractic as the more helpful protocol at the three year mark.

Wrap It Up

“At three years the results confirm the findings of an earlier report that when chiropractic or hospital therapists treat patients with low back pain as they would in day to day practice those treated by chiropractic derive more benefit and long term satisfaction than those treated by hospitals.”

Meade TW, D.S., Browne W, Frank AO, Randomized comparison of chiropractic and hospital outpatient management for low back pain: Results from extended follow up. Br Med J, 1995. 311(7001): p. 349-351.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7640538

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A Surging Solution For Whiplash Injuries

09/05/2017

Chiropractic treatment for whiplash in Amarillo Texas

Why They Did It

The goal of the paper was to basically pit chiropractic manipulative therapy against physiotherapy for the treatment of whiplash injuries. Which would be more effective?

How They Did It

  • This paper was a randomized controlled trial.
  • 380 volunteers were accepted into the study.
  • 300 of them were males, while 80 were female.
  • All patients had been diagnosed with whiplash injuries less than 3 months old.
  • The Whiplash gradings were in the Grade II to Grade III range using the Quebec Task Force grading system.
  • The patients were divided randomly into 2 groups. Group A was the experimental group while Group B was the control group.
  • Group A underwent a manipulative (chiropractic) regimen with weekly adjustments and included soft tissue manipulation and mobilization.
  • Group B underwent traditional physiotherapy/physical therapy protocols daily which included active exercise, electrotherapy, ultrasound, and diathermy.
  • The Outcome Assessments were performed via the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), the cervical range of motion, and amount of treatment required to finish the protocol.
  • The data was run at the beginning, after each 4th session for the first group and after every 10th session in the second (control) group.

What They Found

  • In the chiropractic group, the patients needed an average of 9 visits to complete treatment.
  • In the physiotherapy group, the patients needed an average of 23 sessions.
  • The chiropractic group had much more improvement than did the physiotherapy group in the Outcome Assessments, particularly after the first 4 sessions.

Wrap It Up

“Patients who had received manipulative treatment needed fewer sessions to complete the treatment than patients who had received physiotherapy treatment. The improvement in the manipulative group was achieved with fewer treatment sessions and was greater than the improvement in physiotherapy group.“

Fernandez-de-las-Penas C, F.-C.J., Palomeque del Cerro L, Miangolarra-Page JC, Manipulative treatment vs. conventional physiotherapy treatment in whiplash injury: a randomized controlled trial. J Whip Rel Dis, 2004. 3: p. 73-90.
http://ofistema.com/pdfs_articulos/JWhiplashRelatedDisoders2004_3(2)73-90[1][1].Manipulativevsconventionaltreatment.pdf

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Reflex Responses After Chiropractic Adjustments

07/28/2017

Why They Did It

The goal of this paper was to try to find out what kind of reflex response is elicited from a spinal manipulation (chiropractic adjustment).

How They Did It

  • 10 men without any symptoms were used.
  • 11 spinal manipulative treatments were administered along the full length of the spine.
  • 16 bipolar surface electrodes placed strategically measured the reflex responses.

What They Found

  • Each chiropractic adjustment showed reflex responses in the area the adjustment targeted.
  • The responses happened within 50-200 msec after the adjustment.
  • The reflex responses lasted for 100-400 msec in duration.

Wrap It Up

“This is the first study in which results show a consistent reflex response associated with spinal manipulative treatments. Because reflex pathways are evoked systematically during spinal manipulative treatment, there is a distinct possibility that these responses may cause some of the clinically observed beneficial effects, such as a reduction in pain and a decrease in hypertonicity of muscles.”

Herzog W, et. al. “Electromyographic responses of back and limb muscles associated with spinal manipulative therapy.” Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1999 Jan 15;24(2):146-52; discussion 153.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9926385

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We have seen time and time again the amazing effectiveness of chiropractic for issues such as neck out of alignment, hips out of alignment, back alignment, lower back alignment hip out of alignment, back out of alignment, etc… We have just about seen it all.

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WHAT TREATMENT WORKS FOR PELVIC-RELATED LEG PAIN?

07/17/2017

Manual therapy can help with pelvic related leg pain

Why They Did It

The authors felt that sacroiliac joints (SIJ) could potentially be a source of sciatica. The goal of the study was to test whether there was a successful treatment regimen for a complaint of this sort.

How They Did It

  • 51 patients with SIJ related leg pain were accepted into the study.
  • The study was a single-blinded randomized trial.
  • Three treatment protocols were assessed in this study:
    • Physical Therapy/Physiotherapy
    • Chiropractic/Manual Therapy
    • Intra-articular corticosteroid injections
  • The subjects were evaluated for improvement at the 6 week mark and at the 12 week mark.

What They Found

  • Physical Therapy/Physiotherapy had a 20% success rate.
  • Intra-articular corticosteroid injections had a 50% success rate.
  • Chiropractic/Manual Therapy had a 72% success rate.

Wrap It Up

“…manual therapy appeared to be the choice of treatment for patients with SIJ-related leg pain. A second choice of treatment to be considered is an intra-articular injection.”

Visser LH, et. al., “Treatment of the sacroiliac joint in patients with leg pain: a randomized-controlled trial” Eur Spine J. 2013 Oct;22(10):2310-7
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23720124

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Research and clinical experience shows that, in about 80%-90% of headaches, neck, and back pain, in comparison to the traditional medical model, patients get good or excellent results with Chiropractic. Chiropractic care is safe, more cost-effective, it decreases your chances of having surgery, and it reduces your chances of becoming disabled. We do this conservatively and non-surgically. In addition, we can do it with minimal time requirements and minimal hassle on the part of the patient. And, if the patient develops a “preventative” mindset going forward from initial recovery, we can likely keep it that way while raising the general, overall level of health! Please feel free to leave a comment and tell me your thoughts. I’d love to hear what you think.And….SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!! We cannot make a difference without your help.

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A Powerful & Strong Finding For Whiplash Injury Treatment

07/07/2017

Get whiplash injury treatment with chiropractic care

Why They Did It

Whiplash is a common issue following motor vehicle accidents. The authors of this paper estimate 43% of crash victims will go on to experience long-term suffering from whiplash injuries. The authors wanted to explore the efficacy of chiropractic treatment in such circumstances.

How They Did It

  • The study was a retrospective study.
  • Chronic whiplash patients were accepted into the study.
  • The chiropractic treatment group consisted of 28 patients.
  • The severity of the whiplash injury was assessed at the baseline via the Gargan & Bannister classification system.

What They Found

  • 93% of the test subjects improved after undergoing the chiropractic protocol.

Wrap It Up

The results of this study were so promising and favorable for Chiropractic treatment in whiplash, the authors felt a randomized controlled trial comparing the treatment with conventional treatment was warranted to explore it further.

Woodward MN, C.J., Gargan MF, Bannister GC, Chiropractic treatment of chronic whiplash injuries. Injury, 1996. 27: p. 643-645.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9039361

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Research and clinical experience shows that, in about 80%-90% of headaches, neck, and back pain, in comparison to the traditional medical model, patients get good or excellent results with Chiropractic. Chiropractic care is safe, more cost-effective, it decreases your chances of having surgery, and it reduces your chances of becoming disabled. We do this conservatively and non-surgically. In addition, we can do it with minimal time requirements and minimal hassle on the part of the patient. And, if the patient develops a “preventative” mindset going forward from initial recovery, we can likely keep it that way while raising the general, overall level of health!

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Expert Proof For Low Back Pain Treatment Recommendations

06/02/2017

chiropractic for low back pain

Why They Did It

The authors in this paper note that low back pain happens to be the 5th most prevalent issue causing people to seek treatment at a doctor’s office. They go on to state that about 25% of Americans of adult age experienced low back pain lasting an entire day at least one time in the previous three months. In addition, low back pain costs added up to about $26.3 billion in 1998.

The authors wanted to conduct a systematic review of the available evidence regarding the treatment of low back pain in adult-aged individuals.

How They Did It

  • The data was collected via literature taken from sources such as MEDLINE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and EMBASE.
  • The papers only contained randomized, controlled trials on patients having low back pain, with or without associated leg pain.
  • The patients needed to have reported at least 1 of the following Outcome Assessments:
    • back-specific function
    • generic health status
    • pain
    • work disability
    • patient satisfaction
  • The American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society collaborated to create guidelines and procedures for the review and subsequent recommendations.

What They Found

  • For acute low back pain (duration <4 weeks), spinal manipulation administered by providers with appropriate training is associated with small to moderate short-term benefits.
  • For chronic low back pain, moderately effective non-pharmacologic therapies include acupuncture, exercise therapy, massage therapy, Viniyoga-style yoga, cognitive-behavioral therapy or progressive relaxation, spinal manipulation, and intensive interdisciplinary rehabilitation.

Wrap It Up

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) protocols are absolutely effective for both long-term and acute low back pain and should be considered as an entry point into the healthcare system for mechanical low back pain.

Chou R, et. al., “Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society” Ann Intern Med. 2007;147(7):478-491.
http://annals.org/aim/article/736814/diagnosis-treatment-low-back-pain-joint-clinical-practice-guideline-from

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A Helpful Way To Explore Chiropractic For Pregnancy Pains

05/24/2017

Why They Did It

There have been several studies showing the efficacy of chiropractic treatment for low back pain. However, there have been none exploring the experience itself. The authors of this paper wanted to try to fill that hole in the chiropractic research literature.

How They Did It

  • This was a qualitative study. This paper used semi-structured question and answer sessions with the subjects.
  • The patients needed to be in their second or third trimester and be suffering from pregnancy-induced low back pain to qualify for inclusion in the study.
  • The interviews were conducted with the patients as well as the chiropractors involved.
  • The questions had to do with topics such as what their experience was during treatment, etc..
  • The interviews were reviewed and analyzed independently.

What They Found

From the interviews, five themes were noticed. The themes were as follows:

  • Treatment & Effectiveness
  • Chiropractor-Patient Communication
  • Pregnant Patient Presentation and the Chiropractic Approach to Pregnancy Care
  • Safety Considerations
  • Self-Care

Wrap It Up

“Chiropractors approach pregnant patients with low back pain from a patient-centered standpoint, and the pregnant patients interviewed in this study who sought chiropractic care appeared to find this approach helpful for managing their back pain symptoms.”

Sadr S, “The treatment experience of patients with low back pain during pregnancy and their chiropractors: a qualitative study.” Chiropr Man Therap. 2012 Oct 9;20(1):32.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23046615

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Research and clinical experience shows that, in about 80%-90% of headaches, neck, and back pain, in comparison to the traditional medical model, patients get good or excellent results with Chiropractic. Chiropractic care is safe, more cost-effective, it decreases your chances of having surgery, and it reduces your chances of becoming disabled. We do this conservatively and non-surgically. In addition, we can do it with minimal time requirements and minimal hassle on the part of the patient. And, if the patient develops a “preventative” mindset going forward from initial recovery, we can likely keep it that way while raising the general, overall level of health!

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An Improved Approach For Whiplash Injury Treatment

05/18/2017

chiropractic care in Amarillo can help treat whiplash

Why They Did It

Since there was a vacuum in the literature concerning the frequency and efficacy of thoracic manipulation in whiplash cases, the goal of this paper was to determine efficacy of thoracic manipulation in that context.

How They Did It

There were two parts to the study.

1. The first part of the study consisted of:

  • 120 patients having mechanical neck pain were accepted.
  • 120 patient diagnosed with whiplash were accepted.

This hypothesis was tested: Are there any differences in the prevalence of thoracic joint dysfunction for those having been diagnosed with mechanical neck pain and those diagnosed with having whiplash?

2. The second part consisted of:

  • 88 patients from the initial 120.
  • These 88 were divided randomly into 2 groups (Group A and Group B).
  • Group A was the experimental group.
  • Group B was the control group.
  • Group A underwent treatment consisting of thoracic manipulation and physiotherapy techniques. The adjustments occurred at the 5th visit and at the 10th visit.
  • Group B underwent treatment consisting of only physiotherapy techniques.
  • Outcome Assessment included the visual analog scale (VAS).
  • Data was collected before treatment commenced, after the 10th session, and after the 15th session.

What They Found

  • They found that, in the first section of the study, 69% of those diagnosed with whiplash also had thoracic dysfunction.
  • Only 13% of those with mechanical neck pain had associated thoracic dysfunction.
  • For the other part of the paper, the experiment group (chiropractic adjustment group) had a more significant reduction in their VAS score than did the physiotherapy alone group.
  • The results were most noticeable in the intensity of neck pain after the second adjustment and in the back pain after the 1st and 2nd adjustments.
  • Wrap It Up

    Thoracic dysfunction occurs very frequently (roughly 70% of the time) in conjunction with whiplash injury. Chiropractic manipulation combined with exercise and therapy is more beneficial toward the outcome than exercise and therapy alone.

    Fernandez-de-las-Penas C, F.-C.J., Fernandez AP, Lomas-Vega R, Miangolarra-Page JC, Dorsal manipulation in whiplash injury treatment: a randomized controlled trial. J Whip Rel Dis, 2004. 3: p. 55-72.
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/232050655_Dorsal_Manipulation_in_Whiplash_Injury_TreatmentA_Randomized_Controlled_Trial

    Just another reason to call a chiropractor TODAY!

    Research and clinical experience shows that, in about 80%-90% of headaches, neck, and back pain, in comparison to the traditional medical model, patients get good or excellent results with Chiropractic. Chiropractic care is safe, more cost-effective, it decreases your chances of having surgery, and it reduces your chances of becoming disabled. We do this conservatively and non-surgically. In addition, we can do it with minimal time requirements and minimal hassle on the part of the patient. And, if the patient develops a “preventative” mindset going forward from initial recovery, we can likely keep it that way while raising the general, overall level of health!

    Please feel free to leave a comment and tell me your thoughts. I’d love to hear what you think. And….SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!! We cannot make a difference without your help.

    Till next time……

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    Amarillo TX Amarillo Pain & Accident Chiropractic Clinic provides customized chiropractic care to the Amarillo TX, Canyon TX, Pampa TX, Happy TX, White Deer TX, Dumas TX, Groom TX, Conway TX, Panhandle TX, Claude TX, Clarendon TX, Borger TX, Tulia TX, Hereford TX, Fritch TX, Bushland TX, and Vega TX communities.

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    Pioneering Research Into Chronic Low Back Pain Treatment

    05/05/2017

    Why They Did It

    The authors of this paper wanted to compare hospital outpatient treatment with chiropractic treatment and their efficacy in treating long-term low back pain that was determined to be of mechanical origin.

    How They Did It

    • The study was a randomized controlled trial.
    • The setting was in chiropractic clinics as well as in hospital outpatient clinics.
    • 741 patients were used for the study.
    • The patients ranged in age from 18 to 65.
    • The patients had to have been free of any treatment for the previous month.
    • The Outcome Assessment was made using the Oswestry pain disability questionnaire, the straight leg raising test, and in lumbar flexion.

    What They Found

    • Chiropractic was found to be superior over hospital outpatient management.
    • Mostly for chronic or severe back pain.

    Wrap It Up

    “For patients with low back pain in whom manipulation is not contraindicated chiropractic almost certainly confers worthwhile, long term benefit in comparison with hospital outpatient management. The benefit is seen mainly in those with chronic or severe pain.”

    Meade TW, D.S., Browne W, et. al., Low back pain of mechanical origin: randomized comparison of chiropractic and hospital outpatient treatment. Br Med J, 1990. 300: p. 1431-1437.

    Just another reason to call a chiropractor TODAY!

    Research and clinical experience shows that, in about 80%-90% of headaches, neck, and back pain, in comparison to the traditional medical model, patients get good or excellent results with Chiropractic. Chiropractic care is safe, more cost-effective, it decreases your chances of having surgery, and it reduces your chances of becoming disabled. We do this conservatively and non-surgically. In addition, we can do it with minimal time requirements and minimal hassle on the part of the patient. And, if the patient develops a “preventative” mindset going forward from initial recovery, we can likely keep it that way while raising the general, overall level of health!

    Please feel free to leave a comment and tell me your thoughts. I’d love to hear what you think.And….SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!! We cannot make a difference without your help.

    Till next time……

    The Amarillo Chiropractor Blog is written by Dr. Jeff Williams.
    Amarillo TX Amarillo Pain & Accident Chiropractic Clinic provides customized chiropractic care to the Amarillo TX, Canyon TX, Pampa TX, Happy TX, White Deer TX, Dumas TX, Groom TX, Conway TX, Panhandle TX, Claude TX, Clarendon TX, Borger TX, Tulia TX, Hereford TX, Fritch TX, Bushland TX, and Vega TX communities.

    Visit our main website at www.amarillochiropractor.com for customized Chiropractic in Amarillo TX. Choose several options to schedule your appointment: call (806) 355-3000 or click the button below for our contact info.

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    Jeff Williams, DC


    Serving the Panhandle for 15 years, and spending several of those years as an Amarillo chiropractor, Dr. Williams has seen it all with conditions ranging from various car wreck or auto injury to whiplash, scoliosis, herniated discs, sciatica, neck “cricks” and pinched nerves, neck pain, back pain, and low back pain, to migraines and sports injuries. I have a dream job in a dream practice where we get to help people on a daily basis. We have been very fortunate and truly blessed.


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