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Selden and Coram, NY Car Accidents and Chronic Pain

Selden and Coram, NY auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Selden and Coram, NY and you've been in a car accident, you have to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic symptoms.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We work with a lot of auto injury sufferers in our Selden and Coram, NY office, and several of these men and women are experiencing chronic pain caused by an old collision. As a matter of fact, research shows that a significant proportion of rear-end accidents cause pain and disability even ten years after the original trauma.

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

The most frequent causes of chronic issues are reduced mobility of your spinal column and the development of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your neck and back can easily be harmed during a crash, and chiropractic care works by minimizing inflammation and restoring normal movement.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're near our Selden and Coram, NY office, and you've been hurt in a collision, don't wait to get attention. Dr. BenEliyahu is here for you. Give us a call today at (631) 736-4414 for an appointment or for more information.

 

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 common problem in our busy world. Postural problems and stress are common causes 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 Proves Chiropractic Eases Tension Headaches

The scientific literature verifies 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 authors reported that the spinal adjustments were beneficial at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when spinal adjustments were mixed with the suboccipital inhibition.

When we get stressed out, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, causing pain. Chiropractic works by getting rid of these stresses and restoring the normal nerve function to the area.

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

If you live in Selden and Coram, NY and are suffering from 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.

Source

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.

 

Selden and Coram, NY Back Pain Treatment

Selden and Coram, NY back pain treatment by Dr. BenEliyahuMost 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. BenEliyahu and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Selden and Coram, NY office, and we've found that chiropractic care is an effective way to not only help you recover from back pain, it's also a great way to prevent future problems.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent study from the University of Utah verifies what our Selden and Coram, NY patients have reported: your Selden and Coram, NY chiropractor is the best first option for an episode of back pain.

In this study, 747 patients were treated for low back pain. Each patient was evaluated 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 authors discovered is that the subjects who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgeries.

Other papers have found the same results. A 2012 study found 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. BenEliyahu and our team help your body heal with gentle chiropractic adjustments that don't use drugs or risky surgical procedures.

Dr. BenEliyahu Can Help Clients Find Relief From Back Pain

If you live near our Selden and Coram, NY office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (631) 736-4414 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.

 

Selden and Coram, NY TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Selden and Coram, NY TMJ Treatment by Dr. BenEliyahuJaw or TMJ pain is a fairly typical problem experienced by many people after a car accident, and it can be tough for some doctors to diagnose the source of the problem. Complicating the issue, oftentimes you won't develop TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after a crash.

Dr. BenEliyahu has treated many men and women with jaw pain after an injury, and the medical research explains what produces these types of symptoms. During a collision, the tissues in your spine are frequently stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve damage. This can clearly cause pain in the neck and back, but since your central nervous system is one functioning unit, inflammation of the nerves can cause pain in other parts of your body.

For instance, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause tingling or pins and needles in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injured tissues, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a wreck are very common because of neck injury, and the TMJ works the same way. Dr. BenEliyahu sees this very frequently in our Selden and Coram, NY office.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps TMJ Pain After an Auto Injury

Studies have shown that the root of many jaw or TMJ symptoms begins in the cervical spine and that treatment of the underlying neck injury can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The secret to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Dr. BenEliyahu will work to restore your spinal column back to health, reducing the inflammation, treating the injured areas, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

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

If you reside in Selden and Coram, NY and you've been hurt in a car crash, Dr. BenEliyahu can help. We've been working with auto injury patients since 1983, and we can most likely help you, too. Give our office a call today at (631) 736-4414 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.

 

Selden and Coram, NY Neck Pain and Headache Care

Selden and Coram, NY neck pain and headache treatmentNeck and headache pain are common problems that affect millions of men and women around the world. If you are suffering from this type of problem, you're not alone. The good news is that chiropractic is the best way to not only treat these common problems, but also help prevent future episodes.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Neck Pain and Headaches

For many years, patients with neck and headache pain in Selden and Coram, NY have been helped by the chiropractic adjustments of Dr. BenEliyahu. Our experience is backed up by a recent review done in Canada that found that non-surgical, non-drug treatments are the best choice for neck and headache pain.

The study looked at 15 studies from 1990 to 2015 and found that conservative treatment comprised of chiropractic adjustments, exercises, and stretches was suggested before resorting to drugs or more invasive procedures.

Past studies have shown that chiropractic is effective and safe for neck pain and many other health conditions.

We Can Help Patients Find Relief From Neck Pain and Headaches

If you're troubled with neck pain or headaches, Dr. BenEliyahu and our staff are here to help you recover. Give our Selden and Coram, NY office a call today at (631) 736-4414 for an appointment today.

Reference

Varatharajan S, Ferguson B, Chrobak K, et al. Are non-invasive interventions effective for the management of headaches associated with neck pain? An update of the Bone and Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders by the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration. European Spine Journal 2016; February 6:1-29.

 

Selden and Coram, NY Chiropractic Care for Headache

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

Dr. BenEliyahu sees a lot of patients in our Selden and Coram, NY office who are struggling with recurring headaches. Thankfully, chiropractic can usually help, potentially reducing these types of headaches by 50%, and research confirms it.

A study was conducted involving 80 participants who reported experiencing at least five cervicogenic headaches during the prior three months. The goal was to discover how effective chiropractic care was for this type of head pain, as well as to determine the number of treatment sessions necessary 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 patients received double that amount.

Each person was assessed based on head pain, neck pain, and disability prior to the study and 12 and 24 weeks after treatment was complete. The authors 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.

Furthermore, 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.

Dr. BenEliyahu has helped many people who were suffering from headaches in our Selden and Coram, NY office. Call us today at (631) 736-4414 for more information or for an appointment.

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 Can Help Prevent Surgery for Back Pain

The latest statistics show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries each year in the US. Although in some cases it's necessary to have surgery for back pain, the reality is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.

Dr. BenEliyahu is here to make sure that patients in Selden and Coram, NY have a natural, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many people heal from back pain without the need for surgery.

There are many reasons to avoid unnecessary medical procedures: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and additional complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Luckily, as one study has found, chiropractic adjustments may actually keep you out of the operating room altogether.

In this paper, about 1,900 workers with back injuries were examined over a three year period. When the workers first sought treatment with a surgeon, over 42 percent wound up having surgery for their pain. For patients who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings imply that chiropractic care can help you heal from back pain without surgery.

If you live in the Selden and Coram, NY area, Dr. BenEliyahu can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (631) 736-4414 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.

 

Chiropractic Before Surgery, Says AMA

Although some people are still hesitant about chiropractic care, even the American Medical Association (AMA) suggests that adjustments should be tried prior to surgery--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 suffering for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. BenEliyahu has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky surgery, and the science backs up our experience.

Recently, in a study carried out on almost 2,000 Washington State workers 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 individuals who first sought treatment with chiropractic, demonstrating that this natural approach is extremely effective at keeping you off the operating table.

There are options 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.

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.

 

Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

In our Selden and Coram, NY practice, Dr. BenEliyahu has helped several patients heal from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to reduce the discomfort. You should understand that research shows that chiropractic care is oftentimes a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of problem.

In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had suffered back pain for at least two days. Each one was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 individuals, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received fake chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care whatsoever.

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

Chiropractic: Natural Healing

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without undesirable side effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended 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 care 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 problems 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.

 

What causes persistent pain after a car crash?

Selden and Coram, NY auto injury treatmentOf the over 2 million rear-end collisions in the United States annually, a substantial number of people find themselves enduring long-term pain and disability. Some research shows that 1 out of 5 people are still in pain one year after an accident.

Dr. BenEliyahu sees many car crash cases in our Selden and Coram, NY office, and we regularly see people who have been suffering for many years and have not been able to find help. Dr. BenEliyahu has great success in treating these patients.

The Cause of Chronic Pain

During an accident, the ligaments of your neck and back can be sprained or torn. The injured area becomes swollen and irritated and transmits pain impulses to the spine and central nervous system.

Pain tells your central nervous system that something is wrong, which tells the muscles in the injured area to contract to protect the area from further trauma.

If the injury isn't managed immediately, a negative cycle develops. The injured area keeps sending pain signals and each time, your central nervous system responds. This brings about a feedback loop in your nervous system that researchers refer to as "central sensitization." Your nervous system basically becomes hypersensitive to any kind of stimulus, leading to chronic pain.

Dr. BenEliyahu is able to help this kind of issue, as chiropractic care is a proven way to restore your nervous system's healthy functioning. Studies show that adjustments are effective at reducing pain from auto injuries and shows that chiropractic in fact has positive effects on the pain centers of the brain.

If you live in Selden and Coram, NY and have been in a collision, you don't have to suffer with chronic pain. Give Dr. BenEliyahu a call today at (631) 736-4414 for a consultation or appointment.

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