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Chiropractic Offers Long Term Benefits for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Selden and Coram, NY natural fibromyalgia treatmentIf you suffer with fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Dr. BenEliyahu sees many patients with this particular syndrome in our Selden and Coram, NY chiropractic clinic. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that roughly two percent of all adults in the US have fibromyalgia. Thankfully, chiropractic is one treatment option that can provide positive results.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps Fibromyalgia

In a medical study published in mid-2015, 215 adults with fibromyalgia were assessed based on factors ranging from pain to quality of sleep to the levels of depression symptoms and anxiety they felt. Then they were split into two groups with one group receiving a multi-modal therapy plan for three months and the second group receiving the same approach plus chiropractic adjustments (specifically, to the upper neck tissues) for the same length of time.

The subjects who received chiropractic adjustments in conjunction with the multi-modal treatment program reported greater results in all areas (pain, sleep, depression, and anxiety) at three months post-treatment when compared to the study patients who received multi-modal treatment without chiropractic care. Furthermore, those positive results were lasting as the people reported continued improvement one full year later.

Fibromyalgia can significantly reduce your quality of life, both psychologically and physically. If you're dealing with fibromyalgia, we might be able to help.

You don't have to suffer! To see what Dr. BenEliyahu can do for your fibromyalgia pain, call our Selden and Coram, NY chiropractic office today.

Research

  • Fibromyalgia. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/fibromyalgia.htm on November 2, 2015.
  • Moustafa I & Diab A. (2015, July). The addition of upper cervical manipulative therapy in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. Rheumatology International;35(7):1163-74.
 

Natural Carpal Tunnel Treatment with Chiropractic

Selden and Coram, NY natural carpal tunnel treatmentDr. BenEliyahu sees a lot of people struggling with carpal tunnel syndrome in our busy Selden and Coram, NY chiropractic practice. While some people think that the origin of this wrist-related pain is muscular, it's really a syndrome that arises from the nerves--and not just the nerves in your hands.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A recent study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy assessed 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 authors found that the women had reduced cervical flexibility when compared to a healthy control group.

In addition, it was also discovered that the degree of the women's reported carpal tunnel pain was linked to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In other words, the less mobility in the neck, the greater the level of pain.

This study is extremely important, as you can't effectively address a problem until you fully understand its source. By understanding that the root of carpal tunnel issues is in the neck, this means that natural approaches such as chiropractic can often restore normal function, reducing the need for risky surgery.

If you are suffering from carpal tunnel pain, call our Selden and Coram, NY location and ask how Dr. BenEliyahu can help you get relief!

Sources

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.

 

Avoiding Chronic Pain After an Auto Injury

Selden and Coram, NY auto injury recoveryOver 2 million people are injured every year in automobile accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to recover from their injuries fairly quickly, many folks are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Selden and Coram, NY office. Thankfully, Dr. BenEliyahu 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 men and women 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 chronic pain after a crash.

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

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

Dr. BenEliyahu has helped many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Selden and Coram, NY 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.
 

Lower Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We help a large number of patients with back pain in our Selden and Coram, NY office, and Dr. BenEliyahu has noticed that many cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that roughly 25% of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this issue.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released 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 methods. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Scientists found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the group who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both prompt and long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with just a single treatment round.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Selden and Coram, NY office may be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (631) 736-4414.

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.

 

Selden and Coram, NY Neck Pain and Car Crashes

We work with many auto injury cases in our Selden and Coram, NY office, and a widespread symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you are dealing with neck pain after an auto collision, don't despair. Dr. BenEliyahu sees this type of problem very often in our Selden and Coram, NY office. Neck pain is a common problem after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. BenEliyahu sees often in our Selden and Coram, NY office. What causes neck pain after an auto collision? How can chiropractic help? Why is neck pain such a common symptom after an auto injury? How can chiropractic care help you get better? Let's take a look at why neck pain is frequently experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic care can help you get better. 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. 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 care is an effective way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. BenEliyahu can help you.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after an auto injury. 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. The neck is exposed to very high stresses and strains during an auto 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 exposed to very rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts an extreme 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 collision, just as your ankle ligaments can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.

When you experience a sprained ligament, the injured area gets inflamed and tender, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing movement in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps lessen scar tissue.

Dr. BenEliyahu Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Quicker

You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. BenEliyahu is conveniently located in Selden and Coram, NY to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from neck pain, Dr. BenEliyahu is here to help. Dr. BenEliyahu has been helping patients in Selden and Coram, NY since 1983, so we know what you're living with. 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 examination to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Dr. BenEliyahu 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 (631) 736-4414 to make an appointment.

 

AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before Surgery

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

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

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps You Avoid Risky Surgery

Recently, in a study conducted on about 2,000 Washington State employees who suffered from a back injury while at work, 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 patients who first sought treatment with chiropractic care, demonstrating that this non-invasive approach is extremely effective at keeping you out of the operating room.

Dr. BenEliyahu 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. BenEliyahu has helped many patients in Selden and Coram, NY recover. Give our office a call today at (631) 736-4414 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.

 

Mather Hospital Awards Dr. David BenEliyahu as 2019 Community Honoree

David BenEliyahu, DC is the founder and administrative director of the Back & Neck Pain Center at Mather Hospital, and the Mather Chiropractic Collaboration Program. He has advanced certification in Sports Injuries and Pain Management. A strong proponent of education, Dr. BenEliyahu started Mather's NeuroSpine Summit, an interdisciplinary symposium that features presentations of complex spine cases with expert roundtable discussion.

Dr. BenEliyahu is widely published on spine care in peer-reviewed journals and has made many presentations on spine care at multiple conferences. He is a member of the USA Olympic Medical Society having been selected to spend a month at the U.S. Olympic Training Center treating Olympic and USA elite athletes. Dr. BenEliyahu has been in private practice in Seldon, NY for 36 years, where he directs an integrated and collaborative spine and musculoskeletal practice.

 

Headache and Auto Injury

Headache is a common problem after a car accident, and it's something that Dr. BenEliyahu sees frequently in our Selden and Coram, NY office. Let's look at the root cause of headache after a car accident and see how your chiropractor can help.

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's caused by a car crash, though, typically starts as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the neck. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in swelling and soreness. These types 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 collision that we see in our Selden and Coram, NY 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 protect against the development of scar tissue.

Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat headaches, including those brought about by auto injuries. Your chiropractor will help reduce the irritation and tension in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.

You don't have to suffer from headache. Dr. BenEliyahu is conveniently located in Selden and Coram, NY to help you get better, whether you've been in a car crash or not. 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. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (631) 736-4414 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Selden and Coram, NY Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Selden and Coram, NY headache care by Dr. BenEliyahuWe know how difficult chronic headache pain can be. Dr. BenEliyahu and our staff have worked with many people in our Selden and Coram, NY chiropractic clinic, and we've had great success in helping folks eliminate their headache pain.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research study verifies what we see in our practice. In this report, the authors started with 110 people who were suffering from 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 study 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. BenEliyahu a call today at our Selden and Coram, NY office at (631) 736-4414. 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.

 

Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

In our Selden and Coram, NY office, Dr. BenEliyahu has helped many patients heal from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the pain. You should understand that studies have shown that chiropractic is often a better alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this specific type of problem.

In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had suffered back pain for more than 48 hours. Each individual was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received fake chiropractic adjustments and the real drug. The third group of 25 subjects acted as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.

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

Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing

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

If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Selden and Coram, NY office with Dr. BenEliyahu today at (631) 736-4414. 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.