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Pinole Car Crashes and Chronic Pain

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

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We see several auto injury sufferers in our Pinole office, and several of these men and women are suffering from chronic pain caused by an old crash. In fact, research shows that a significant proportion of rear-end crashes can cause pain and disability even ten years after the initial injury.

Dr. Jung is here to help you avoid developing chronic symptoms by helping to restore the natural function of your spine soon after a collision.

The most common causes of chronic pain are reduced mobility of your spinal column and the development of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your spine can easily be damaged during a crash, and chiropractic works by minimizing inflammation and restoring normal motion.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're near our Pinole office, and you've been hurt in a crash, don't wait to get treatment. Dr. Jung is here for you. Give us a call today at (510) 243-7500 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Pinole Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment

Pinole auto injury recovery and treatment by Dr. JungEach year, there are millions of auto accidents in the world, and a substantial number of people get injured in a car wreck. While most crashes are "minor," chronic back and neck pain are still frequent health issues. The good news is that chiropractic is a great way to treat these kinds of injuries.

We've treated many auto collision patients in our Pinole office, and Dr. Jung has been helping people with these types of injuries since 2003. During a car accident, your body is subjected to powerful forces that it simply wasn't built to handle. These forces put strain and stress on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can cause damage to the ligaments that hold your neck and back together. A crash can result in a wide variety of pain symptoms.

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

Dr. Jung Can Help Clients Recover From an Auto Accident

Dr. Jung, your Pinole chiropractor, can assist by lowering inflammation in the damaged area and can help minimize 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. Jung today at (510) 243-7500.

 

Pinole Back Pain Treatment

Pinole back pain treatment by Dr. JungMost of us suffer from lower back pain at some point in our lives. Researchers estimate that nearly 1 out of 3 adults deal with some kind of regular spinal pain. Dr. Jung and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Pinole office, and we've found that chiropractic care is a great way to not only help you heal from back pain, it's also a great way to protect against future issues.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

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

In this study, 747 patients were treated for low back pain. Each person was assessed 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 surgeries.

Other studies 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. Jung and our team help your body heal with gentle chiropractic adjustments that don't use drugs or risky surgical procedures.

Dr. Jung Can Help People Find Relief From Back Pain

If you live near our Pinole office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (510) 243-7500 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.

 

Pinole TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Pinole TMJ Treatment by Dr. JungJaw pain is a fairly typical condition reported by people after a car wreck, and it can be confusing for some physicians to find the source of the problem. Complicating the issue, many times you won't experience TMJ pain until many weeks or months after the incident.

Dr. Jung has helped many individuals with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific literature explains what causes these types of symptoms. During a crash, the tissues in your neck are often stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve damage. This can obviously cause pain in the neck and back, but since your central nervous system is one functioning unit, irritation of the nerves can cause problems 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 and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injury, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a collision are very common because of neck injury, and the jaw works the same way. Dr. Jung sees this very often in our Pinole office.

Research Proves Chiropractic Lessens TMJ Pain After an Auto Injury

Studies have shown that the root of many jaw or TMJ problems starts in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck problem can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The secret to resolving these symptoms is simple: Dr. Jung will work to return your spine back to health, alleviating the inflammation, treating the injured areas, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Dr. Jung has found that jaw and headache issues often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy condition.

If you live in Pinole and you've been injured in a car crash, Dr. Jung can help. We've been working with auto injury patients since 2003, and we can probably help you, too. Give our office a call today at (510) 243-7500 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.

 

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.