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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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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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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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

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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.

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    Researched & Tested Treatment For Long-term Pain

    04/26/2017

    chiropractic can help with long-term pain

    Why They Did It

    The authors of this paper wanted to find out the efficacy of medication, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation for long-term (chronic) conditions.

    How They Did It

    • The study was a randomized clinical trial.
    • The study took place at Townsville’s General Hospital from 1999-2001.
    • The study ran for 9 weeks.
    • 69 subjects were treated by the various protocols.
    • They were assessed and followed-up on a full year after treatment was concluded.
    • The Outcome Assessments used were Oswestry Back Pain Index, Neck Disability index, Short-Form-36, and Visual Analogue Scale.

    What They Found

    • For the spinal manipulation group, there was absolute efficacy shown in the Outcome Assessment measurements.
    • For chiropractic treatment, there was was broad-based long-term benefit in 5 of the 7 outcome measures.
    • There was only ONE outcome measure showing efficacy in the acupuncture and medication groups.

    Wrap It Up

    “In patients with chronic spinal pain syndromes, spinal manipulation, if not contraindicated, may be the only treatment modality of the assessed regimens that provides broad and significant long-term benefit.”

    Muller R, G.L., Long-term follow-up of a randomized clinical trial assessing the efficacy of medication, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation for chronic mechanical spinal pain syndromes. J Manipulative Physiol Ther., 2005. 28(1): p. 3-11.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15726029

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    Tested and Proven: Can You Avoid Disc Herniation Surgery?

    04/14/2017

    chiropractic can help with disc herniations

    Why They Did It

    There was a noted vacuum in the research literature in regards to how a low back disc herniation progresses, regresses, or simply exists through time. There were also no clear protocols or indications for when operations should be performed on low back disc herniations. In addition, there were clear indications in the literature suggesting that the largest of disc herniations showed the most tendency toward resolving. The paper wanted to explore whether the larger herniations are able to be treated through conservative management successfully.

    How They Did It

    • MRI imaging and Clinical Assessment were used.
    • Clinical Assessment included the Lasegue test and a neurological exam.
    • 37 patients met the criteria to be included in the study.
    • The assessments and imaging were utilized over a 2-year period.
    • The Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) questionnaire was used to assess function.

    What They Found

    • The first follow-up appointment averaged 23.2 months out from the beginning of the study.
    • At the first follow-up, 83% of the patients had COMPLETE and SUSTAINED recovery.
    • The ODI went from 58% disability to 15% disability.
    • The MRI imaging showed average reduction of the disc herniation by 64%!

    Wrap It Up

    “A massive disc herniation can pursue a favorable clinical course. If early progress is shown, the long-term prognosis is very good and even massive disc herniations can be treated conservatively.”

    Benson RT, et. al., “Conservatively treated massive prolapsed discs: a 7-year follow-up” Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2010 Mar; 92(2): 147–153.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3025225/

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    The Most Effective Means Of Treating Sacroiliac Pain

    03/16/2017

    treat sacroiliac pain with Chiropractic care

    Why They Did It

    This study was all about chiropractic manipulation. Specifically, the authors wanted to know which treatment was more effective for sacroiliac joint syndrome. Was the more effective treatment lumbar manipulation or sacroiliac joint (SIJ) manipulation?

    How They Did It

    • The study included 32 women diagnosed with SIJ dysfunction.
    • The subjects were randomized evenly into 2 different groups.
    • The treatment protocol for one group consisted of chiropractic adjustment to the involved SI joint.
    • The second group’s treatment protocol consisted of chiropractic adjustment and lumbar (low back) chiropractic adjustment in the same appointment.
    • Outcome Assessment measurements were made through the use of the visual analogue scale (VAS) and the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) questionnaire.
    • The Outcome Assessment measurements were taken at the baseline mark, 48 hours post-treatment, and at the one month post-treatment points.

    What They Found

    • The SI manipulation alone group showed statistically significant improvement at all points of Outcome Assessment measurement.
    • Likewise, the SI manipulation AND Lumbar manipulation group showed a significant improvement at all points of Outcome Assessment measurement.

    Wrap It Up

    “A single session of SIJ and lumbar manipulation was more effective for improving functional disability than SIJ manipulation alone in patients with SIJ syndrome. Spinal HVLA manipulation may be a beneficial addition to treatment for patients with SIJ syndrome.”

    Kamali F, et. al, “The effect of two manipulative therapy techniques and their outcome in patients with sacroiliac joint syndrome.“ J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2012 Jan;16(1):29-35.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22196424

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    Research Proves Chiropractic Is Great For Migraines

    03/08/2017

    Chiropractic for migraines

    Why They Did It

    The stated reasoning for this paper was to simply test how effective chiropractic adjustments are for common migraines.

    How They Did it

    • This study was a randomized controlled trial period.
    • It lasted six months.
    • The trial included three stages, which were two months of data prior to the treatment, two months of data during treatment, and two months of data following treatment period.
    • The comparisons were made at the end of the six months for the chiropractic adjustment group as well as a control group.
    • 127 subjects were used.
    • Their ages were between 10 years old and 70 years old.
    • The protocols put forth by the international headache society were used in the diagnosis of migraines.
    • The subjects had to experience a minimum of one migraine per month to be accepted into the study.
    • The subjects underwent two months of chiropractic manipulative therapy that consisted of 16 treatments.
    • The subjects completed detailed diaries throughout treatment.

    What They Found

    • The treatment group shows significant performance in frequency, duration, disability, and medication use.
    • In other words, 22% had a greater than 90% reduction of migraines.

    Wrap It Up

    “The results of this study support previous results showing that some people report significant improvement in migraines after chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy. A high percentage (>80%) of participants reported stress as a major factor for their migraines. It appears probable that chiropractic care has an effect on the physical conditions related to stress and that in these people the effects of the migraine are reduced.”

    Tuchin PJ, et. al., “A randomized controlled trial of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for migraine.” J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2000 Feb;23(2):91-5.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10714533

    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.
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    by Jeff S. Williams, D.C.
    Chiropractors in Amarillo
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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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