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Chiropractic Can Alleviate Need for Back Surgery

Pinole Back Pain Treatment without SurgeryThe latest statistics show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries each year 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. Jung is here to make sure that patients in Pinole have a natural, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many patients recover from back pain without the need for surgery.

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

Research Supports Chiropractic Care Helps Avoid Back Surgery

In this report, about 1,900 workers with back injuries were assessed over a three year period. When the workers first sought care with a surgeon, over 42 percent ended up having back surgery. For patients who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings mean that chiropractic care can help you heal from back pain without surgery.

If you live in the Pinole area, Dr. Jung can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (510) 243-7500 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.

 

What causes persistent pain after a car wreck?

Pinole neck pain and headache treatmentOver 2 million people are hurt every year in motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. While most people are able to improve from their injuries relatively easily, many are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Pinole office. Thankfully, Dr. Jung is here to help you recover from your auto injury.

Research Proves 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 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 is a great way to avoid long-term pain after a crash.

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

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

Dr. Jung has helped many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Pinole 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.
 

Lower Back Pain and the SI Joint

We see a large number of people with back pain in our Pinole office, and Dr. Jung has noticed that many cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that roughly 25% of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we have observed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this issue.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment therapies. The first group went through a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Specialists found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the patients who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both prompt and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after only one treatment round.

Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to see if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Pinole office could be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (510) 243-7500.

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.

 

Chronic Pain, Car Crashes, and Chiropractic

Pinole auto injury recoveryOver 2 million people are hurt each year in auto accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to heal from their injuries relatively easily, others are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Pinole office. Thankfully, Dr. Jung 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 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 recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Jung at the earliest opportunity is key to having a quicker recovery.

We Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Pain After a Car Crash

Dr. Jung has helped many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Pinole 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.
 

How to Avoid Surgery for Back Pain

Pinole natural back pain treatment

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

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

Research Proves 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 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, demonstrating that this natural approach is extremely effective at keeping you out of the operating room.

Dr. Jung Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Back Pain Without Surgery

There are alternatives 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. Jung has helped many patients in Pinole recover. Give our office a call today at (510) 243-7500 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.

 

Pinole Neck Pain and Car Crashes

Pinole car accident and neck pain treatmentWe treat many car accident cases in our Pinole office, and a typical symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you are suffering from neck pain after a car crash, don't despair. Dr. Jung sees this type of condition frequently in our Pinole office. Neck pain is a common symptom after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Jung sees often in our Pinole office. What causes neck pain after an auto collision? How can chiropractic help? Why is neck pain such a common problem after a car accident? How can your chiropractor help you heal? Let's see why neck pain is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how your chiropractor can help you heal. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an accident and see how chiropractic care can help. The key to recovering from neck pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help. Chiropractic can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works. Chiropractic is a great way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Jung can help you.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after a crash. Even in a collision, your head is rapidly thrown back and forth, so it's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom from this type of injury. Your neck is exposed to very high stresses and strains during a collision, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low speed wreck, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a severe strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. The bones of your neck 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 injured area gets swollen and painful, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps reduce scar tissue.

Dr. Jung Can Help Patients Find Relief From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Faster

You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Jung is conveniently located in Pinole to help you recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with neck pain, Dr. Jung is here to help. Dr. Jung has been helping patients in Pinole since 2003, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to help you, too. Let us help you recover from neck pain. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Next, we'll do a careful assessment to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Dr. Jung will determine what's causing your pain and then will work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (510) 243-7500 to make an appointment.

 

Pinole Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Pinole headache care by Dr. JungWe know how difficult persistent headache pain can be. Dr. Jung and our staff have worked with many people in our Pinole chiropractic practice, and we've had great success in helping patients reduce their headache pain.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research study verifies what we see in our practice. In this paper, the authors started with 110 people who were suffering with 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 chronic headache pain, back pain, neck pain, and many other health conditions. If you're tired of suffering, give Dr. Jung a call today at our Pinole office at (510) 243-7500. We're here to help get you relief.

Citation

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 More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

In our Pinole practice, Dr. Jung has helped many patients recover from back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the pain. You should understand that research indicates that chiropractic care is often a better approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of pain.

In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine experts included 101 subjects who had experienced back pain for at least 48 hours. Each person was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic treatments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.

All of the people who received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the medication, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual care. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the patients who received chiropractic adjustments had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.

Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without unwanted side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended to correct the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the symptoms.

If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Pinole office with Dr. Jung today at (510) 243-7500. We'll help improve 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.

 

Headache and Car Crashes

Pinole auto injury and headache treatment

We treat many car crash cases in our Pinole office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is headache. If you are dealing with headache after a car crash, don't despair. Dr. Jung sees this type of condition frequently in our Pinole office. Why is headache such a common problem after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help you recover? Let's look at the root cause of headache after an accident and see how chiropractic can help. The key to recovering from headache caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for headache symptoms after a crash.

How Headache Is Caused by an Auto Accident and How Dr. Jung Can Help You

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's triggered by an auto collision, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a crash, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in swelling and discomfort. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.

Another frequent cause of pain after a collision that we see in our Pinole office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is very common after a crash, and it's important to get therapy for this type of problem to protect against the creation of scar tissue.

We Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Neck Pain and Headaches After an Auto Injury

Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those brought about by auto injuries. Your chiropractic doctor will help reduce the irritation and tension in your neck, which will help ease the headache pain.

Let us help you recover from headache. Dr. Jung has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Jung 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 (510) 243-7500 to make an appointment.

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Chiropractic Effective for Tension Headaches

Pinole Headache Treatment by Dr. JungMany people suffer from headache pain, and tension headaches are a frequent problem in our busy lives. Postural problems and stress are common causes of tension headaches, and ones that Dr. Jung and the personnel here in our Pinole chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.

Research Proves Chiropractic Eases Tension Headaches

The scientific literature confirms our results: A 2016 study from Spain managed a group of 76 patients with chronic tension headaches. The participants were divided into four treatment groups: 19 patients were treated with suboccipital inhibition (the doctor presses on the tight tissues at the top of the spine); 19 with chiropractic adjustments; 19 with both adjustments and suboccipital inhibition; and 19 received no treatment.

The researchers found that the spinal adjustments were effective at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when spinal adjustments were mixed with the suboccipital inhibition.

When we get run down, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, resulting in pain. Chiropractic works by getting rid of these strains and restoring the normal nerve function to the area.

We're Here to Help Clients Find Help From Tension Headaches

If you live in Pinole and are suffering from any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Jung today at (510) 243-7500 for an appointment or more information.

Source

Espi-Lopez GV, Rodriguez-Blanco C, Oliva-Pascual-Vaca A, et al. Do manual therapy techniques have a positive effect on quality of life in people with tension-type headache? A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine 2016; February 29.