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Natural Carpal Tunnel Treatment with Chiropractic

Bay Shore natural carpal tunnel treatmentDr. Selzer sees a lot of patients struggling with carpal tunnel syndrome in our busy Bay Shore chiropractic office. While some people think that the source of this wrist-related pain is muscular, it's really a syndrome that stems from the nerves--and not just the nerves in your hands.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A recent study printed in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy evaluated 71 women between the ages of 35 and 59 who were diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Upon studying the subjects' neck range of motion, the researchers discovered that the women had reduced cervical mobility when compared to a healthy control group.

In addition, they also observed that the degree of the women's reported carpal tunnel discomfort was linked to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In short, the less range of motion in the neck, the greater the level of pain.

This research is very important, as you can't successfully address a problem until you fully understand its cause. By recognizing that the root of carpal tunnel pain is in the neck, this means that natural approaches like chiropractic can often restore normal function, eliminating the need for risky surgery.

If you suffer with carpal tunnel pain, call our Bay Shore location and ask how Dr. Selzer can help you get relief!

References

De-la-Llave-Rincon A et al. (2011, May). Women with carpal tunnel syndrome show restricted cervical range of motion. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy;41(5):305-10.
Simon H. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. University of Maryland Medical Center. Updated May 6, 2012. Retrieved from https://umm.edu/health/medical/reports/articles/carpal-tunnel-syndrome on November 2, 2015.

 

Chiropractic and Medical Care: An Effective Combination

Bay Shore back pain treatmentWe see quite a few people with back pain in our Bay Shore practice, and Dr. Selzer has been able to help a lot of them get relief with chiropractic. At the same time, recovering from back pain doesn't necessarily mean having to make a choice between chiropractic care and medical care, as many people utilize both types of care with great outcomes.

Research Confirms Chiropractic and Medical Treatment Work Well Together

In a study published by the academic journal Spine investigators1 looked at a group of active-duty military personnel between the ages of 18 and 35 who claimed both acute discomfort and restricted function due to back-related issues. Some of the test subjects received treatment via standard medical therapy, while the rest received chiropractic care together with standard medical care, as researchers wanted to see which patients fared better.

Researchers found that the patients who received standard medical care along with chiropractic scored "significantly better" than the patients who got medical care alone; 73 percent reported positive benefits in comparison to just 17% of the medical care only group who reported the same amount of improvement. This was true regarding both pain and level of function at the two- and four-week marks.

Therefore, combining these two forms of care can greatly benefit you--the patient--offering advantages when compared to medical care alone. However, while chiropractic and medicine can work together, chiropractic offers some distinct advantages over medical treatment.

Where Chiropractic Care Is Successful

Although it may seem as if each approach plays a 50-50 role, there is one significant advantage that chiropractic care has over medical treatment and that is in patient satisfaction. In fact, a study from UCLA2 that was printed in the American Journal of Public Health found that, on average, chiropractic patients are generally more satisfied with their recovery than those undergoing medical treatment.

According to the experts, the main aspects that patients preferred over medical care were "self-care advice and explanation of treatment." This isn't surprising, as chiropractors frequently spend much more time advising their patients as to how they can better their health on their own, as well as explaining more carefully what to expect from chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Care Offers a Non-Invasive Approach

Without a doubt, the methods associated with chiropractic are quite different than those offered with medical care, but a great deal of the difference is the fact that chiropractic is a holistic approach to health and wellness. In contrast to focusing on only relieving the symptoms, chiropractic care means finding the root cause of your pain, which often results in greater improvement as you are addressing the problem at its source.

Furthermore, while medication is sometimes helpful for treating certain conditions, many health issues respond well to a natural approach such as chiropractic. This means fewer negative side effects from medications and lasting recovery.

You don't have to suffer from back pain or other health problems. Give our Bay Shore office a call today at (631) 665-3714. We'll do our best to help you get and remain free from back pain.

References

  1. Goertz CM, Long CR, Hondras MA, Petri R, Delgado R, Lawrence DJ, Owens EF, Meeker WC. Adding chiropractic manipulative therapy to standard medical care for patients with acute low back pain: results of a pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness study. Spine 2013;38(8):627-634.
  2. Hertzman-Miller RP1, Morgenstern H, Hurwitz EL, Yu F, Adams AH, Harber P, Kominski GF. Comparing the satisfaction of low back pain patients randomized to receive medical or chiropractic care: results from the UCLA low-back pain study. American Journal of Public Health 2002;92(10):1628-1633.
 

Bay Shore Auto Injury and Long-Term Pain

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

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We work with many auto injury patients in our Bay Shore office, and several of these folks are dealing with chronic pain caused by an old collision. In fact, research shows that a significant proportion of rear-end accidents can cause pain and disability even ten years after the initial injury.

Dr. Selzer 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 issues are reduced mobility of your spine and the development of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your neck and back can easily be damaged during a collision, and chiropractic care works by decreasing inflammation and restoring normal movement.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're near our Bay Shore office, and you've been injured in a collision, don't wait to get treatment. Dr. Selzer is here for you. Give us a call today at (631) 665-3714 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Bay Shore Back Pain Treatment

Bay Shore back pain treatment by Dr. SelzerMost of us suffer from lower back pain at some point in our lives. Experts estimate that nearly 1 out of 3 adults deal with some kind of regular spinal pain. Dr. Selzer and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Bay Shore 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 protect against future problems.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent study from the University of Utah confirms what our Bay Shore patients have experienced: your Bay Shore chiropractor is the best first choice for an event of back pain.

In this paper, 747 participants were treated for low back pain. Each person was evaluated based on the first person they sought treatment with, whether it was a primary care physician, a chiropractor, or a physiotherapist.

What the authors discovered is that the subjects who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgical procedures.

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

Dr. Selzer Can Help Clients Find Relief From Back Pain

If you live near our Bay Shore office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (631) 665-3714 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.

 

Bay Shore Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment

Bay Shore auto injury recovery and treatment by Dr. SelzerEach year, there are millions of auto collisions in the world, and a significant number of men and women get hurt in a crash. Although most accidents are "minor," chronic spine pain are still frequent health problems. The good news is that chiropractic is a great way to help these kinds of injuries.

We've helped many auto injury patients in our Bay Shore office, and Dr. Selzer has been helping people with these types of problems since 1995. During a car accident, your body is subjected to violent forces that it simply wasn't built to handle. These forces put stress and strain on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can cause damage to the ligaments that hold your spinal column together. A crash can trigger a wide variety of pain issues.

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

Dr. Selzer Can Help Clients Recover From an Auto Injury

Dr. Selzer, your Bay Shore chiropractor, can assist by decreasing inflammation in the damaged area and can help decrease the formation 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 recover or call Dr. Selzer today at (631) 665-3714.

 

Lower Back Pain and the SI Joint

We treat a lot of patients with back pain in our Bay Shore office, and Dr. Selzer finds that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has demonstrated that about 25% of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research confirms 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 who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Scientists noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the individuals 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 short term and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after only a single treatment round.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and are ready to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our Bay Shore office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (631) 665-3714.

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 long-term pain after a car wreck?

Bay Shore neck pain and headache treatmentApproximately 2.3 million people are hurt each year in motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. While some people are able to heal from their injuries relatively easily, too many people are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Bay Shore office. Fortunately, Dr. Selzer 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 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 is a great way to avoid long-term pain after an auto injury.

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

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

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

Bay Shore Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Bay Shore headache care by Dr. SelzerWe know how difficult chronic headache pain can be. Dr. Selzer and our staff have worked with many people in our Bay Shore chiropractic clinic, and we've had great success in helping people reduce their headache pain.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research study verifies what we see in our office. In this study, the authors started with 110 people who were suffering from headaches 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 results 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. Selzer a call today at our Bay Shore office at (631) 665-3714. We're here to help get you relief.

Reference

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.

 

AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before Surgery

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

Dr. Selzer has seen many back pain patients in our Bay Shore office who have been hurting for years and who are worried that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Selzer 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

Recently, in a study carried out on almost 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 individuals who first sought treatment with chiropractic care, proving that this natural approach is very effective at keeping you off the operating table.

Dr. Selzer Can Help Clients 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. Selzer has helped many patients in Bay Shore recover. Give our office a call today at (631) 665-3714 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

Bay Shore auto injury recoveryOver 2 million people are injured every year in motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. While most people are able to heal from their injuries fairly easily, many are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Bay Shore office. Thankfully, Dr. Selzer 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 a crash.

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

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

Dr. Selzer has worked with many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Bay Shore 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.