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Anchorage Auto Accidents and Chronic Pain

Anchorage auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Anchorage and you've been in a motor vehicle accident, you have to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic pain.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We work with lots of auto injury patients in our Anchorage office, and a lot of these individuals are struggling with chronic pain caused by an old collision. As a matter of fact, research shows that a significant proportion of rear-end collisions lead to pain and disability even ten years after the initial injury.

Dr. Mulholland is here to help you avoid developing chronic symptoms 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 damaged during a crash, and chiropractic works by decreasing inflammation and restoring normal movement.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're nearby our Anchorage office, and you've been hurt in a collision, don't wait to get attention. Dr. Mulholland is here for you. Give us a call today at (907) 770-5700 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Anchorage Chiropractic Auto Accident Treatment

Anchorage auto injury recovery and treatment by Dr. MulhollandEvery year, there are millions of car crashes in the world, and a substantial number of men and women get injured in a car wreck. Although most collisions are "minor," chronic spine pain are still common health issues. The good news is that chiropractic is a great way to treat these kinds of injuries.

We have helped many auto injury patients in our Anchorage office, and Dr. Mulholland has been treating people with these types of problems since 1982. During a collision, your body is subjected to violent forces that it simply wasn't built to deal with. These forces put strain and stress on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can result in damage to the ligaments that hold your spinal column together. A crash can trigger a wide range of pain problems.

A ligament tear in the neck can trigger pain, swelling, and radicular problems in the arm and hand. Chiropractic works well for these types of problems, because chiropractic focuses on restoring the healthy function and flexibility of the injured areas.

Dr. Mulholland Can Help Clients Recover From an Auto Injury

Dr. Mulholland, your Anchorage chiropractor, can assist by reducing inflammation in the injured area and can help minimize the creation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain and disability.

You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Learn more about how we can help you get well or call Dr. Mulholland today at (907) 770-5700.

 

Prevent Back Surgery with Chiropractic

Anchorage Back Pain Treatment without SurgeryThe latest figures show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries annually in the US. Although in some cases 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. Mulholland is here to make sure that people in Anchorage have a healthy, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many people heal from back pain without the need for surgery.

There are many reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Fortunately, as one study has found, chiropractic adjustments may actually keep you off the surgeon's table altogether.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Avoid Back Surgery

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

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

If you live in the Anchorage area, Dr. Mulholland can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (907) 770-5700 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.

 

Anchorage TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Anchorage TMJ Treatment by Dr. MulhollandJaw or TMJ pain is a fairly common condition experienced by people after a car wreck, and it can be tough for some physicians to find the root of the problem. Complicating the matter, many times you won't develop TMJ pain until many weeks or months after the accident.

Dr. Mulholland has treated many people with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific literature explains what produces these types of problems. During a crash, the tissues in your neck are frequently stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve injury. This can clearly 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 instance, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause prickling 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 collision are very common because of neck injury, and the TMJ works the same way. Dr. Mulholland sees this very commonly in our Anchorage office.

Research Proves Chiropractic Lessens TMJ Pain After an Auto Injury

Research shows that the root of many jaw or TMJ symptoms starts in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck problem can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The key to resolving these symptoms is simple: Dr. Mulholland will work to restore your spinal column back to health, relieving the inflammation, treating the injured tissues, and eliminating the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Dr. Mulholland finds that jaw and headache symptoms often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy condition.

If you reside in Anchorage and you've been hurt in a car crash, Dr. Mulholland can help. We've been working with auto injury patients since 1982, and we can probably help you, too. Give our office a call today at (907) 770-5700 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.

 

Lower Back Pain and the SI Joint

We help a large number of patients with back pain in our Anchorage office, and Dr. Mulholland finds that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has demonstrated that about one quarter of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this problem.

Research Supports 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 participate in one of two treatment methods. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Specialists found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the group who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic treatment administered in these two areas offers both short term and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with only a single treatment session.

Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and want to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to our Anchorage office could be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (907) 770-5700.

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.

 

What causes chronic pain after a car crash?

Anchorage neck pain and headache treatmentOver 2 million people are hurt each year in car accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to recover from their injuries relatively quickly, many are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Anchorage office. Thankfully, Dr. Mulholland 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 conducted on 28 individuals diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic adjustments 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 remember that research has also found that putting off treatment after a car crash can adversely affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Mulholland as soon as possible is key to having a speedier recovery.

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

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

Sources

  • 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.
 

How to Avoid Surgery for Back Pain

Although some people are still hesitant 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. Mulholland has seen many back pain patients in our Anchorage office who have been suffering for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Mulholland 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 one study carried out on about 2,000 Washington State workers who suffered from a back injury while on the job, 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 care, proving that this natural approach is very effective at keeping you out of the operating room.

Dr. Mulholland Can Help Patients 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. Mulholland has helped many patients in Anchorage recover. Give our office a call today at (907) 770-5700 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.

 

Chronic Pain, Car Crashes, and Chiropractic

Anchorage auto injury recoveryApproximately 2.3 million people are hurt each year in auto accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to heal from their injuries relatively easily, too many people are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Anchorage office. Fortunately, Dr. Mulholland is here to help you heal from your auto injury.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps Prevent Chronic Pain After an Auto Accident

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was conducted on 28 men and women diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. 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 a crash.

It's important to note that studies have also found that putting off care after a car crash can adversely affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Mulholland immediately is key to having a quicker recovery.

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

Dr. Mulholland has helped many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Anchorage 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.
 

Anchorage Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Anchorage headache care by Dr. MulhollandWe know how difficult long-term headache pain can be. Dr. Mulholland and our staff have worked with many men and women in our Anchorage chiropractic practice, and we've had great success in helping people eliminate their headache pain.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research study confirms what we see in our practice. In this paper, the authors started with 110 patients who were suffering from headache pain 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 paper 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 outcomes 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. Mulholland a call today at our Anchorage office at (907) 770-5700. 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.

 

Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Anchorage practice, Dr. Mulholland has helped many patients recover from back pain. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to decrease the discomfort. You should recognize that studies have shown that chiropractic is often a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of problem.

In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had experienced back pain for more than two days. Each individual was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic treatments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 individuals served as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.

All of the subjects who received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control subjects who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the subjects who received chiropractic care had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.

Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without adverse effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's designed to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.

If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Make an appointment in our Anchorage office with Dr. Mulholland today at (907) 770-5700. We'll help relieve your back pain 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.