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Huntington Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

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

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research study confirms what we see in our practice. In this paper, the authors started with 110 people who were suffering with 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 report found that the individuals 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 chronic headache pain, back pain, neck pain, and many other health conditions. If you're tired of suffering, give Dr. Alan Wild a call today at our Huntington office at (304) 697-7080. We're here to help get you out of pain.

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

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Huntington office, Dr. Alan Wild has helped countless patients heal from back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take drugs to relieve the discomfort. You should understand that studies have shown that chiropractic is often a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this particular type of pain.

In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine experts included 101 subjects who had experienced back pain for more than two days. Each one was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 subjects served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.

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

Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without adverse effects. For instance, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health complications. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's purpose designed to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the signs and 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 Huntington office with Dr. Alan Wild today at (304) 697-7080. 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.

 

Huntington Neck Pain and Car Accidents

We work with many car accident cases in our Huntington office, and a widespread symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you suffer from neck pain after a car crash, you're not alone. Dr. Alan Wild sees this type of problem frequently in our Huntington office. Neck pain is a common condition after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Alan Wild sees frequently in our Huntington office. What causes neck pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic help? Why is neck pain such a common problem after a car crash? How can your chiropractor help you recover? Let's see why neck pain is commonly experienced after a car crash and see how your chiropractor can help you get better. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an accident and see how chiropractic 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. Your chiropractor 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. Alan Wild can help you.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after a car crash. Even in a car crash, 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 car crash, your head is exposed to extremely rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a severe strain on the tissues of the neck. The bones of your spine 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 damaged area become swollen and tender, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.

Dr. Alan Wild Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Faster

You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Alan Wild is conveniently located in Huntington to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. If you've been injured in a car crash and you're experiencing neck pain, Dr. Alan Wild is here to help. Dr. Alan Wild has been helping patients in Huntington since 1986, so we know what you're suffering from. 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 pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Next, we'll do a careful examination to determine the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Dr. Alan Wild 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 (304) 697-7080 to make an appointment.

 

Chiropractic Effective for Tension Headaches

Huntington Headache Treatment by Dr. Alan WildMany people suffer from headache pain, and tension headaches are a common problem in our busy lives. Postural problems and stress are common sources of tension headache pain, and ones that Dr. Alan Wild and the staff here in our Huntington 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 men and women 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 adjustments were mixed with the suboccipital inhibition.

When we get stressed, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, leading to pain. Chiropractic works by removing these stresses and restoring the normal nerve function to the tissues.

We're Here to Help Patients Find Comfort From Tension Headaches

If you live in Huntington and are suffering from any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Alan Wild today at (304) 697-7080 for an appointment or more information.

Reference

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.

 

Why You Should Avoid Drugs for Back Pain

Huntington chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is based on the approach of enabling your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Dr. Alan Wild, this involves working hard to restore your body's healthy functioning to prevent the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We notice that many of our Huntington patients are happy to find a natural approach for their health issues.

One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or eliminate the use of drugs. Prescriptions are commonly supplied to patients who have back pain. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the advantages when prescribed for back pain.

Some of the most well-known opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Statistics provided by the AAN cite the fact that approximately 50% of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and healing, especially if an opiate dependency occurs.

Compare that to chiropractic which engages natural healing and the benefits are clear. While a pill might be helpful at temporarily relieving the discomfort of a health condition, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs can't fix your injured spine; it will only mask the pain.

Dr. Alan Wild will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to solve the problem -- without risky medications.

If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Huntington office a call at (304) 697-7080 to make an appointment with Dr. Alan Wild.

References

  • Risk of opioids outweigh benefits for headache, low back pain, other conditions. American Academy of Neurology;September 29, 2014.
  • What are opioids? National Institute on Drug Abuse. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/opioids/what-are-opioids
 

Headache and Car Accidents

If you are dealing with headache after a car crash, don't despair. Dr. Alan Wild sees this type of condition very often in our Huntington office. Chiropractic care is a great way to treat headache. Let's look at how headache is caused by a crash and how Dr. Alan Wild can help you.

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

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

Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those triggered by car crashes. Dr. Alan Wild can help reduce the swelling and strain in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.

Dr. Alan Wild is here in Huntington to help you recover from headache. We've been helping patients since 1986 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Alan Wild 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 (304) 697-7080 to make an appointment.

 

Preventing Leg Injuries with Chiropractic

Huntington-sports-therapyWhen playing sports that demand a lot of lower body movement, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's common to suffer some type of injury to your lower extremities. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many players have found themselves out of commission. Dr. Alan Wild has seen all of these problems in our Huntington patients. The good news is, chiropractic care can help prevent some of these injuries from occurring and research proves it.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Sports Injuries & Recovery

Dr. Alan Wild keeps up-to-date with all of the latest scientific research, and in a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules football players. Roughly half were placed in a control group and the other half were put in a treatment group that received sports chiropractic care at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant getting care once every week. The following three months consisted of an adjustment every two weeks before reducing those to one visit monthly for the final three months of the study.

The authors noted that there was a "significant" difference in the number of leg strains the players received in the treatment group when compared to the control. In addition, they noticed that the subjects who engaged in chiropractic also had fewer weeks of missed practice and games as a result of non-contact knee injuries. This led them to conclude that sports chiropractic treatment should be added to "the current best practice management."

Every major sports organization in the United States and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their players, because they know that chiropractic really works. If you live near our practice in Huntington and would like to see if Dr. Alan Wild can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (304) 697-7080 for an appointment.

Dr. Alan Wild Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Sports Injuries and Recover Faster

If you're suffering with severe pain, Dr. Alan Wild and our staff are here to help you heal. Give our Huntington office a call today at (304) 697-7080 for an appointment today.

Study Information

Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(64).

 

Quicker Sciatica Improvement with Chiropractic

In our Huntington practice, it isn't uncommon for us to see people struggling with sciatica, and Dr. Alan Wild has helped many of these people improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so beneficial to those who suffer with sciatica? For starters, it shortens their healing time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.

In the report, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, the authors looked at 44 patients who reported abrupt low back pain that was clinically diagnosed as acute sciatica. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.

The researchers discovered that all but two patients went back to their jobs after receiving chiropractic treatment, which is a 95% success rate. Furthermore, the average amount of time that the patients spent off work "was reduced by two thirds as compared with that associated with conventional medical treatment."

Considering that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over 170,000 workdays were lost in 2013 due to employees dealing with back or spine-related issues, that is almost 112,500 work days that could potentially be recovered each and every year solely by receiving chiropractic care. Not only could that increase productivity, but it might also decrease costs to businesses and workers from lost work.

If you live in Huntington and you suffer with sciatica, Dr. Alan Wild is here to assist. Give us a call at (304) 697-7080 and we'll work with you to find the source of your sciatic pain and get you back on the road to health.

Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30(2):135-139.

 

Huntington Chiropractic Care for Headache

Huntington neck pain and headache treatment

There are many different kinds of headache, but one of the most common types is known as "cervicogenic headache," or those that start in your neck.

Dr. Alan Wild sees a lot of people in our Huntington office who are suffering with frequent headaches. Luckily, chiropractic adjustments can often help, potentially reducing these types of headaches by 50 percent, and research confirms it.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A study was conducted involving 80 participants who reported experiencing at least five cervicogenic headaches during the prior three months. The objective was to see how effective chiropractic was for this type of head pain, as well as to determine the number of treatment sessions required to achieve a positive effect.

The subjects were divided into four separate groups, so that each group was similar in age, gender, number of cervicogenic headaches, and their intensity. Of the four groups, two engaged in chiropractic treatments and two received light massage. Furthermore, one group assigned to each treatment received eight sessions and the other group received twice that amount.

Each patient was assessed based on head pain, neck pain, and disability prior to the study and 12 and 24 weeks after treatment was complete. The researchers found that those who received chiropractic as opposed to massage reported fewer headaches at the conclusion of the study. Furthermore, improvements were maintained when checked six months after treatment ended.

Additionally, patients who were taking medications for their headaches were able to lower their intake after completing the study. Those who received chiropractic adjustments had lower drug usage 24 weeks post-study.

We Can Help People Find Relief From Head Pain

Dr. Alan Wild has helped many people who were suffering from headaches in our Huntington office. Call us today at (304) 697-7080 for more information or for an appointment.

Reference

Haas M, Spegman A, Peterson D, Aickin M, Vavrek D. Dose response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for chronic cervicogenic headache: a pilot randomized controlled trial. The Spine Journal 2010; 10: 117-128.

 

Chiropractic and Disc Herniation Treatment

Huntington non-surgical disc herniation treatmentDr. Alan Wild sees many people weekly in our busy Huntington chiropractic office who are looking for relief from the pain and suffering they feel due to herniated discs. Our experience isn't unique; the medical literature confirms that chiropractic is a great way to treat herniated disc pain.

Don't Suffer! Dr. Alan Wild and Chiropractic Care Helps With Disc Herniation

One particular research study involved 27 people, 8 male and 19 female, who had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirming a disc herniation in either their neck or lower back. The people documented that they were experiencing pain, reduced range of motion, and sensory issues bad enough to keep them off work.

During the course of the research study, the participants were treated using one of two common chiropractic practices: traction for herniated discs in the cervical area or flexion distraction for the patients who had herniation issues in the low back.

Each individual was treated four or five times per week for the first two weeks, then three times each week, and then as needed for the remainder of the study. Depending on the extent of the disc herniation, therapy ranged anywhere from six weeks to six months, with MRIs being performed at various stages to identify what effect, if any, the chiropractic care was having in regard to the disc herniation.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Back Pain and Herniated Disc

The authors found that 80 percent of the patients experienced a "good clinical outcome," meaning reduced pain and a reduction in other issues, such as numbness. Furthermore, 77 percent of these men and women also showed MRI evidence that their disc herniation was either reduced or resolved completely. This resulted in 78 percent of the study subjects being able to return to their place of work and led the researchers to conclude that chiropractic is both "safe and helpful" for disc herniations.

If you have a herniated disc and suffer from chronic back pain and are near Dr. Alan Wild in Huntington, contact our office today to see what chiropractic can do for you!

Reference
BenEliyahu, DJ. Magnetic resonance imaging and clinical follow-up: study of 27 patients receiving chiropractic care for cervical and lumbar disc herniations. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1996;19(9):597-606.