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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.

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Crashes

We manage many auto injury cases in in our Selden and Coram, NY office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes thoracic outlet syndrome and why chiropractic works.

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves that pass through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These nerves and blood vessels don't have a lot of space, so they travel under and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a collision, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which limits movement and puts pressure on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Selden and Coram, NY Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. BenEliyahu will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.

Dr. BenEliyahu has been helping patients in Selden and Coram, NY since 1983, so we know what you're suffering from. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (631) 736-4414 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Relief from Tension Headaches with Chiropractic

Selden and Coram, NY Headache Treatment by Dr. BenEliyahuMany people suffer from headache pain, and tension headaches are a frequent problem in our busy world. Postural problems and stress are common sources of tension headache pain, and ones that Dr. BenEliyahu and the team here in our Selden and Coram, NY chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.

Research Shows Chiropractic Eases Tension Headaches

The scientific literature confirms our results: A 2016 study from Spain treated 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 therapist 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 authors found that the spinal adjustments were helpful 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, causing pain. Chiropractic works by removing these strains and restoring the normal nerve function to the tissues.

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

If you live in Selden and Coram, NY and are dealing with any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. BenEliyahu today at (631) 736-4414 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.

 

A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery

Selden and Coram, NY chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is centered on the philosophy of allowing your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that promote overall health. For Dr. BenEliyahu, this involves working hard to restore your body's normal performance to prevent the need for drugs or surgery. We notice that most of our Selden and Coram, NY patients are relieved to find a natural answer for their health problems.

One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people minimize or even eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescription medications are oftentimes issued to patients who have back pain. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a press release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the benefits when administered for back pain.

Some of the most popular opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Numbers presented by the AAN mention the fact that approximately half of the patients taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still on them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and recovery, especially if an narcotic dependency arises.

Compare that to chiropractic which engages natural healing and the benefits are evident. While a medication might be helpful at temporarily suppressing the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a real solution to the problem. A drug won't mend your injured spine; it will only mask the pain.

Dr. BenEliyahu will first examine you to get to the source of your back problems and then work with you to address the spinal interference -- without the need for risky medications.

If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Selden and Coram, NY office a call at (631) 736-4414 to make an appointment with Dr. BenEliyahu.

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
 

Back Pain and Car Crashes

We work with many car accident cases in in our Selden and Coram, NY office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is back pain. Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat back pain. Let's look at how back pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. BenEliyahu can help you.

During a rear-end motor vehicle accident, your car and car seat are quickly accelerated forward against your torso. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curvature of your spinal column, the car seat can put inconsistent pressure on your back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential movement can sprain or strain the tissues that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated promptly. Thankfully, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

Dr. BenEliyahu has been helping patients in Selden and Coram, NY since 1983, so we know what you're suffering from. We're here to 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 (631) 736-4414 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.