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Chiropractic Helps Fibromyalgia Pain

Memphis natural fibromyalgia treatmentIf you suffer with fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Dr. Amodeo sees many patients with this particular problem in our Memphis chiropractic clinic. As a matter of fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that roughly two percent of all adults in the United States have fibromyalgia. Thankfully, chiropractic is one treatment option that can provide positive results.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps Fibromyalgia

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

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

Fibromyalgia can greatly 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. Amodeo can do for your fibromyalgia pain, call our Memphis chiropractic office today.

Studies

  • 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.
 

Chiropractic Helps Relieve Herniated Disc Pain

Memphis chiropractic disc herniation treatmentUnfortunately, quite a few of our Memphis patients are familiar with the pain associated with a herniated disc all too well. Fortunately, Dr. Amodeo has helped many people with disc pain, and a number of medical studies have verified that chiropractic care can help people recover from this kind of problem.

Research on Herniated Discs and Chiropractic

In one report, researchers from Switzerland selected 148 patients who were coping with pain in their lower back and legs due to a herniated disc (which was confirmed through magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI). Each individual then received chiropractic adjustments that focused on the area of his or her disc herniation.

Data was collected after the initial treatment session at set intervals--namely, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year--to find out what kind of short-term and long-term effects, if any, chiropractic care offers when it comes to resolving this particular problem. Among the data obtained was the individual's self-reported changes in both back and leg pain.

The authors found that, overall, the patients reported "significant improvement" for both types of pain every time the results were collected. In fact, over 90% of the individuals claimed that their pain "improved" within the first three months, with 88% still citing improvement one year after their first treatment session.

Even those people who were defined as "chronic" still claimed an improvement in pain at a rate of 89 percent one year beyond when treatment first began. This is the same positive effect that was found in the following case study.

Disc Herniation and Chiropractic: A Case Study

In this study, a 26-year-old male had presented with disc herniation symptoms such as pain in the low back, left leg, and left groin area, along with left foot drop and muscle weakness. He had suffered with these problems for more than two years after sustaining an athletic injury, and his herniated disc was confirmed via MRI.

After receiving chiropractic, "The patient responded favorably and his multi-symptom complex resolved within 90 days of treatment." In addition, the patient was still experiencing relief one year after the chiropractic intervention.

Studies like these show how helpful chiropractic can be when it comes to alleviating herniated disc pain and relieving the symptoms they bring about. So, if you are suffering from back pain caused by a herniated disc and want to find some relief, chiropractic may well be an effective solution.

Don't suffer from chronic herniated disc pain. Give our Memphis office a call today at (901) 757-8311 for a consultation or appointment.

References

  • Leemann S, Peterson CK, Schmid C, Anklin B, Humphreys BK. Outcomes of acute and chronic patients with magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed symptomatic lumbar disc herniations receiving high-velocity, low-amplitude, spinal manipulative therapy: a prospective observational cohort study with one-year follow-up. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2014;37(3):155-163.
  • Polkinghorn BS, Colloca CJ. Treatment of symptomatic lumbar disc herniation using activator methods chiropractic technique. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1998;21(3):187-196.
 

Chiropractic Helps Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Memphis natural carpal tunnel treatmentDr. Amodeo sees a lot of people struggling with carpal tunnel syndrome in our busy Memphis chiropractic office. While some people think that the source of this wrist-related pain is muscular, it's really a condition that arises from the nerves--and not just the nerves in your hands.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Recent research 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 doctors found that the patients had reduced cervical mobility when compared to a healthy control group.

In addition, it was also found that the level of the women's reported carpal tunnel discomfort was linked to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In other words, the less flexibility in the neck area, the higher the level of pain.

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

If you suffer with carpal tunnel pain, call our Memphis location and ask how Dr. Amodeo can help you get relief!

Resources

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.

 

Effective Back Pain Treatment

Memphis back pain treatmentWe see many patients with back pain in our Memphis practice, and Dr. Amodeo has been able to help a lot of them find relief with chiropractic. However, dealing with back pain doesn't necessarily mean having to decide between chiropractic care and medical care, as many individuals utilize both types of care with great outcomes.

Study Confirms Chiropractic and Medical Treatment Work Well Together

In a study published by the journal Spine investigators1 looked at a group of active-duty military personnel between the ages of 18 and 35 who were suffering from both acute pain and restricted function due to back symptoms. Some of the test subjects received treatment via standard medical care, while the remainder received chiropractic adjustments along with standard medical care, as the authors wanted to determine which patients fared better.

Researchers found that the group that got standard medical care along with chiropractic care scored "significantly better" than the group that got medical care alone; 73 percent reported positive benefits in comparison to just 17% of the medical care only group who reported the same amount of improvement. This was true regarding both pain and level of function at the two- and four-week marks.

Thus, incorporating these two forms of care can greatly benefit you--the patient--offering benefits when compared to medical care alone. However, while chiropractic care and medical approaches can work alongside each other, chiropractic offers some unique advantages over medical therapy.

Where Chiropractic Care Wins

Although it might seem as if each approach plays a 50/50 role, there is one major advantage that chiropractic care has over medical treatment and that is in patient satisfaction. In fact, one bit of research conducted at UCLA2 that was printed in the American Journal of Public Health found that, on average, chiropractic patients are generally more satisfied with their recovery than patients undergoing medical care.

According to the experts, the main aspects that patients preferred over medical treatment were "self-care advice and explanation of treatment." This isn't unexpected, as chiropractors typically spend much more time advising their patients as to how they can better their health on their own, as well as outlining more thoroughly what to expect from chiropractic.

Chiropractic Is a Natural Approach to Wellness

Without a doubt, the methods associated with chiropractic are very different than those offered with medical therapy, but a large amount of the distinction is the fact that chiropractic is a holistic approach to health and wellness. Instead of focusing on just relieving the symptoms, chiropractic care means searching for the root cause of your pain, which often translates to greater improvement as you are addressing the problem at its source.

In addition, while medication is sometimes helpful for managing certain conditions, many health issues respond well to a natural approach such as chiropractic. This means fewer negative responses to medications and more permanent recovery.

You don't have to struggle with back pain or other health problems. Give our Memphis clinic a call today at (901) 757-8311. We'll do our best to help you get and continue to be free from back pain.

References

  1. Goertz CM, Long CR, Hondras MA, Petri R, Delgado R, Lawrence DJ, Owens EF, Meeker WC. Adding chiropractic manipulative therapy to standard medical care for patients with acute low back pain: results of a pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness study. Spine 2013;38(8):627-634.
  2. Hertzman-Miller RP1, Morgenstern H, Hurwitz EL, Yu F, Adams AH, Harber P, Kominski GF. Comparing the satisfaction of low back pain patients randomized to receive medical or chiropractic care: results from the UCLA low-back pain study. American Journal of Public Health 2002;92(10):1628-1633.
 

Memphis Auto Injury and Long-Term Pain

Memphis auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Memphis and you've been in a car wreck, you need to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic problems.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We deal with a lot of auto injury sufferers in our Memphis office, and many of these folks are dealing with chronic pain caused by an old collision. As a matter of fact, research shows that a significant proportion of rear-end accidents trigger pain and disability even ten years after the initial injury.

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

The most common causes of chronic pain are reduced flexibility of your spinal column and the formation of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your spine can easily be harmed during a collision, and chiropractic care works by reducing inflammation and restoring normal movement.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're nearby our Memphis office, and you've been injured in a collision, don't wait to get attention. Dr. Amodeo is here for you. Give us a call today at (901) 757-8311 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Memphis Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment

Memphis auto injury recovery and treatment by Dr. AmodeoEvery year, there are millions of auto accidents in the world, and a substantial number of men and women get injured in a crash. While most crashes are "minor," chronic back and neck pain are still common health issues. The good news is that chiropractic care is a very good way to correct these kinds of injuries.

We have treated many auto accident patients in our Memphis office, and Dr. Amodeo has been treating people with these types of injuries since 2011. During a crash, your body is exposed to powerful forces that it simply wasn't built to deal with. These forces put strain and stress on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can result in injury to the ligaments that hold your spine together. A collision can result in a wide variety of pain symptoms.

A ligament sprain in the neck can trigger pain, swelling, and radicular symptoms in the arm and hand. Chiropractic works well for these types of injuries, because chiropractic focuses on restoring the healthy function and mobility of the injured areas.

Dr. Amodeo Can Help People Recover From an Auto Accident

Dr. Amodeo, your Memphis chiropractor, can assist by reducing inflammation in the damaged area and can help decrease the creation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain and disability.

You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Learn more about how we can help you get well or call Dr. Amodeo today at (901) 757-8311.

 

Memphis TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Memphis TMJ Treatment by Dr. AmodeoJaw or TMJ pain is a fairly common problem experienced by people after a car wreck, and it can be challenging for some physicians to find the cause of the problem. Complicating the issue, many times you won't experience TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after the incident.

Dr. Amodeo has helped many men and women with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific research explains what triggers these types of symptoms. During a crash, the tissues in your neck are often stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve damage. This can obviously cause pain in the neck and back, but since your central nervous system is one functioning unit, irritation of the nerves can cause pain in other parts of your body.

For instance, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause prickling 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 collision are very common because of neck injury, and the jaw works the same way. Dr. Amodeo sees this very commonly in our Memphis office.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps TMJ Pain After an Auto Accident

Research shows that the source of many jaw or TMJ problems originates in the cervical spine and that treatment of the underlying neck injury can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The key to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Dr. Amodeo will work to restore your spinal column back to health, reducing the inflammatory reaction, treating the injured areas, and eliminating the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Dr. Amodeo has found that jaw and headache issues often resolve once we restore your spine to its healthy condition.

If you reside in Memphis and you've been hurt in a car crash, Dr. Amodeo can help. We've been treating auto injury patients since 2011, and we can probably help you, too. Give our office a call today at (901) 757-8311 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.

 

Causes of Chronic Pain after Auto Injuries

Memphis neck pain and headache treatmentApproximately 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 easily, others are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Memphis office. Thankfully, Dr. Amodeo is here to help you heal from your auto injury.

Research Proves 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 people diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic treatment 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 care is a great way to avoid chronic pain after a crash.

It's important to remember that studies have also found that delaying care after a car crash can negatively affect healing time, so getting in to see Dr. Amodeo as soon as possible is key to having a quicker recovery.

We Can Help Patients Find Relief From Pain After a Car Crash

Dr. Amodeo has helped many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Memphis office today for more information or an appointment.

References

  • 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.
 

Memphis Back Pain Treatment

Memphis back pain treatment by Dr. AmodeoMost 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. Amodeo and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Memphis 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 paper from the University of Utah confirms what our Memphis patients have reported: your Memphis chiropractor is the best first option for an episode of back pain.

In this study, 747 participants 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, or a physiotherapist.

What the authors discovered is that the individuals who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgeries.

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

Dr. Amodeo Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Back Pain

If you live near our Memphis office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (901) 757-8311 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.

 

Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We treat a large number of people with back pain in our Memphis office, and Dr. Amodeo has noticed that many cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that roughly 25% of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this issue.

Research Proves Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Specialists noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the group who underwent 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 continuing results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with only a single treatment session.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and would like to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Memphis office could be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (901) 757-8311.

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.