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North County, St. Louis, MO Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment

North County, St. Louis, MO auto injury recovery and treatment by Dr. Mark HollandEach year, there are millions of auto accidents in the world, and a significant number of people get hurt in a collision. While most crashes are "minor," chronic back and neck pain are still common health problems. The good news is that chiropractic is a fantastic way to help these kinds of injuries.

We have treated many auto injury patients in our North County, St. Louis, MO office, and Dr. Mark Holland has been helping people with these types of problems since 2000. During a collision, your body is subjected to violent forces that it simply wasn't built to handle. These forces place strain and stress on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can cause injury to the ligaments that hold your spinal column together. A crash can cause a vast array of pain issues.

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

Dr. Mark Holland Can Help People Recover From an Auto Injury

Dr. Mark Holland, your North County, St. Louis, MO chiropractor, can assist by reducing irritation in the damaged 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. Discover more about how we can help you get well or call Dr. Mark Holland today at (314) 867-8888.

 

North County, St. Louis, MO TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

North County, St. Louis, MO TMJ Treatment by Dr. Mark HollandJaw pain is a fairly common condition experienced by people after a car wreck, and it can be confusing for some physicians to diagnose the cause of the problem. Complicating the matter, many times you won't develop TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after a crash.

Dr. Mark Holland has treated many people with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific literature explains what triggers these types of problems. During a collision, the tissues in your spine are commonly stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve damage. This can obviously cause pain in the neck and back, but since your 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 tingling or numbness 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 wreck are very common because of neck injury, and the jaw works the same way. Dr. Mark Holland sees this very often in our North County, St. Louis, MO office.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps TMJ Pain After an Auto Injury

Research shows that the source of many jaw or TMJ problems begins in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck problem can resolve the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The trick to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Dr. Mark Holland will work to return your spinal column back to health, reducing the inflammatory reaction, treating the injured tissues, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Dr. Mark Holland finds that jaw and headache symptoms often resolve once we return your spine to its healthy condition.

If you live in North County, St. Louis, MO and you've been hurt in a car crash, Dr. Mark Holland can help. We've been treating auto injury patients since 2000, and we can most likely help you, too. Give our office a call today at (314) 867-8888 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.

 

North County, St. Louis, MO Back Pain Treatment

North County, St. Louis, MO back pain treatment by Dr. Mark HollandMost of us suffer from back ache at some point in our lives. Experts estimate that nearly 1 out of 3 adults deal with some kind of regular spinal pain. Dr. Mark Holland and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our North County, St. Louis, MO office, and we've found that chiropractic care is a highly effective way to not only help you heal from back pain, it's also a great way to avoid future episodes.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent paper from the University of Utah verifies what our North County, St. Louis, MO patients have reported: your North County, St. Louis, MO chiropractor is the best first option for an episode of back pain.

In this study, 747 participants 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, a physiatrist (also known as a rehabilitation physician), or a physical therapist.

What the researchers discovered is that the men and women who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgeries.

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

Dr. Mark Holland Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Back Pain

If you live near our North County, St. Louis, MO office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (314) 867-8888 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.

 

Causes of Chronic Pain after Car Crashes

North County, St. Louis, MO neck pain and headache treatmentOver 2 million people are injured each year in auto accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to heal from their injuries relatively easily, many are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our North County, St. Louis, MO office. Thankfully, Dr. Mark Holland is here to help you recover 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 individuals diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. Each participant received chiropractic treatment and 93 percent of them experienced pain 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 studies have also found that delaying treatment after a car crash can adversely affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Mark Holland immediately is key to having a quicker recovery.

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

Dr. Mark Holland has helped many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our North County, St. Louis, MO 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.
 

Prevent Back Surgery with Chiropractic

North County, St. Louis, MO Back Pain Treatment without SurgeryEach year, over 500,000 people have back surgery in the US. Although sometimes it's necessary to have back surgery, the reality is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.

Dr. Mark Holland is here to make sure that people in North County, St. Louis, MO have a natural, non-surgical option for back pain. We've helped many people recover from back pain without the need for surgery.

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

Research Proves Chiropractic Care Helps Avoid Back Surgery

In this report, 1,885 workers with back injuries were evaluated over a three year period. When the workers first sought care with a surgeon, over 42 percent wound up having surgery for their pain. For subjects who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings suggest that chiropractic care can help you heal from back pain without surgical procedures.

If you live in the North County, St. Louis, MO area, Dr. Mark Holland can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (314) 867-8888 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.

 

How Chiropractic Can Help You Avoid Chronic Auto Injury Pain

North County, St. Louis, MO auto injury recoveryApproximately 2.3 million people are hurt every year in automobile accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to recover from their injuries fairly quickly, many are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our North County, St. Louis, MO office. Thankfully, Dr. Mark Holland is here to help you recover 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 men and women diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. Each participant received chiropractic adjustments and 93 percent of them experienced pain 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 note that studies have also found that putting off care after a car crash can negatively affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Mark Holland at the earliest opportunity is key to having a quicker recovery.

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

Dr. Mark Holland has worked with many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our North County, St. Louis, MO 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.
 

Lumbar Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We treat a good number of patients with back pain in our North County, St. Louis, MO office, and Dr. Mark Holland finds that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that around one quarter of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this problem.

Research Shows 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 participate in one of two treatment methods. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Scientists noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the group who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both prompt and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after only a single treatment round.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and want to know if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our North County, St. Louis, MO office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (314) 867-8888.

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.

 

North County, St. Louis, MO Neck Pain and Auto Injury

If you are dealing with neck pain after an auto collision, don't worry. Dr. Mark Holland sees this type of problem very often in our North County, St. Louis, MO office. Chiropractic can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works.

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. During even a low velocity car crash, your head is subjected to very rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts an extreme 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 collision, 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 tissues gets inflamed and painful, and that's what happens after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing movement in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.

Let us help you recover from neck pain. Dr. Mark Holland has helped many people with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (314) 867-8888 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

 

AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before Surgery

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. Mark Holland has seen many back pain patients in our North County, St. Louis, MO office who have been suffering for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Mark Holland 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 a study carried out on about 2,000 Washington State employees who suffered from a back injury while on the job, more than 42% 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 extremely effective at keeping you out of the operating room.

Dr. Mark Holland Can Help Patients Find Relief 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. Mark Holland has helped many patients in North County, St. Louis, MO recover. Give our office a call today at (314) 867-8888 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.

 

Headache and Auto Injury

If you suffer from headache after an auto collision, you're not alone. Dr. Mark Holland sees this type of condition very often in our North County, St. Louis, MO office. Let's look at why headache is frequently experienced after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor can help you heal.

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

Another common cause of pain after a collision that we see in our North County, St. Louis, MO 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 treatment for this type of problem to prevent the development of scar tissue.

Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those caused by car crashes. Dr. Mark Holland can help reduce the swelling and tension in your neck, which will help ease the headache pain.

Dr. Mark Holland is here in North County, St. Louis, MO to help you recover from headache. We've been helping patients since 2000 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful assessment to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (314) 867-8888 and we'll get you back on the road to health.