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Prevent Back Surgery with Chiropractic

Massillon, OH 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 avoid this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.

Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller is here to make sure that people in Massillon, OH have a healthy, 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 treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Luckily, as one medical study has found, chiropractic adjustments may actually keep you out of the operating room completely.

Research Supports Chiropractic Care Helps Avoid Back Surgery

In this study, 1,885 workers with back injuries were examined 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 patients who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings mean that chiropractic care can help you recover from back pain without surgical treatments.

If you live in the Massillon, OH area, Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (330) 833-2085 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.

 

Massillon, OH Auto Accidents and Long-Term Pain

Massillon, OH auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Massillon, OH and you've been in a motor vehicle accident, you have to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic injuries.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We deal with many auto injury sufferers in our Massillon, OH office, and many of these people are dealing with chronic pain caused by an old crash. In fact, research shows that a significant proportion of rear-end accidents lead to pain and disability even ten years after the original injury.

Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller is here to help you avoid developing chronic symptoms by helping to restore the healthy function of your spine soon after a crash.

The most common causes of chronic issues are reduced mobility of your spine and the formation of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your neck and back can easily be injured during a collision, and chiropractic works by decreasing inflammation and restoring normal motion.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're close to our Massillon, OH office, and you've been hurt in a collision, don't wait to get care. Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller is here for you. Give us a call today at (330) 833-2085 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Back Pain and the SI Joint

We help a good number of men and women with back pain in our Massillon, OH office, and Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller has noticed that many cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat 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, 32 women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group had 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 later, and 30 days after for the individuals who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic manipulation applied to these two areas offers both prompt and continuing results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with just one treatment round.

Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and want to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to our Massillon, OH office may be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (330) 833-2085.

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.

 

Chiropractic Before Surgery, Says AMA

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

Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller has seen many back pain patients in our Massillon, OH office who have been hurting for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller 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

Recently, in a study conducted on about 2,000 Washington State workers 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 patients who first sought treatment with chiropractic care, proving that this natural approach is very effective at keeping you off the operating table.

Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller 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. Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller has helped many patients in Massillon, OH recover. Give our office a call today at (330) 833-2085 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.

 

Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

In our Massillon, OH office, Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller has helped several patients recover from back pain. If you are struggling with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to reduce the pain. You should understand that research shows that chiropractic is oftentimes a much healthier approach than drugs when it comes to relieving this common type of problem.

In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 men and women who had suffered back pain for more than two days. Each person was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 individuals, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those individuals received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.

All of the people who received some form of real treatment, whether through chiropractic or the medication, fared better than the control group who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the subjects who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug diclofenac.

Chiropractic: Natural Healing

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps promote healing without unwanted side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health complications. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's designed to resolve the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.

If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Call and make an appointment in our Massillon, OH office with Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller today at (330) 833-2085. We'll help ease 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.

 

Massillon, OH TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Massillon, OH TMJ Treatment by Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim VierhellerJaw or TMJ pain is a fairly common condition reported by many people after a car accident, and it can be confusing for some doctors to identify the source of the problem. Complicating the matter, oftentimes you won't develop TMJ pain until many weeks or months after the original injury.

Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller has treated many men and women with jaw pain after an injury, and the medical literature explains what triggers these types of problems. During a crash, the tissues in your neck are oftentimes 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 issues in other parts of your body.

For example, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause prickling or numbness in the arm and 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 TMJ works the same way. Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller sees this very commonly in our Massillon, OH office.

Research Supports Chiropractic Lessens TMJ Pain After an Auto Accident

Research indicates that the root of many jaw or TMJ problems starts in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck problem can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The secret to resolving these symptoms is simple: Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller will work to restore your spine back to health, reducing the inflammatory reaction, treating the injured areas, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller has found that jaw and headache issues often resolve once we return your spine to its healthy condition.

If you reside in Massillon, OH and you've been injured in a car crash, Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller can help. We've been working with auto injury patients since 2000, and we can probably help you, too. Give our office a call today at (330) 833-2085 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.

 

Quicker Sciatica Healing with Chiropractic Adjustments

In our Massillon, OH practice, it's common for us to see people troubled with sciatic nerve pain, and Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller has helped many of these people recover with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so beneficial to those who suffer with this condition? First, it shortens their time of recovery and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.

In the report, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, the authors looked at 44 patients who presented with sudden low back pain that was identified as acute sciatic nerve pain. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.

The authors found that all but two patients returned to their jobs after receiving chiropractic care, which is a 95% success rate. Moreover, the average period of time that the patients spent off work "was reduced by two thirds as compared with that associated with conventional medical treatment."

Considering that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over 170,000 workdays were missed in 2013 due to employees dealing with back or spine-related issues, that is about 112,500 work days that could potentially be recovered each and every year solely by receiving chiropractic care. Not only would that increase productivity, but it would also reduce costs to businesses and workers from lost work.

If you live in Massillon, OH and you suffer from sciatica, Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller is here to assist. Give us a call at (330) 833-2085 and we'll work with you to find the source of your sciatica and get you back on the road to health.

Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30(2):135-139.

 

Massillon, OH Neck Pain and Headache Care

Massillon, OH neck pain and headache treatmentHeadache and neck pain are common problems that affect millions of people around the world. If you suffer from this type of problem, you're not alone. The good news is that chiropractic is a great way to not only treat these common issues, but also help avoid future episodes.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Neck Pain and Headaches

For many years, patients with neck and headache pain in Massillon, OH have been helped by the chiropractic adjustments of Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller. Our success is supported by a recent review done in Canada that found that non-invasive, 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 advisable before turning to drugs or more invasive procedures.

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

We Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Neck Pain and Headaches

If you're troubled with neck pain or headaches, Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller and our staff are here to help you heal. Give our Massillon, OH office a call today at (330) 833-2085 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.

 

Massillon, OH Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Massillon, OH headache care by Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim VierhellerWe know how difficult persistent headache pain can be. Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller and our staff have worked with many patients in our Massillon, OH chiropractic clinic, and we've had great success in helping patients reduce their headache pain.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research study verifies what we see in our practice. In this paper, 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 paper found that the individuals 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 investigation 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 Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller a call today at our Massillon, OH office at (330) 833-2085. 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 Effective for Tension Headaches

Massillon, OH Headache Treatment by Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim VierhellerMany people suffer with headache pain, and tension headaches are a common problem in our busy lives. Postural problems and stress are common sources of tension headache pain, and ones that Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller and the team here in our Massillon, OH 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 managed 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 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 adjustments were combined with the suboccipital inhibition.

When we get stressed out, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, leading to pain. Chiropractic works by removing these strains and restoring the normal nerve function to the area.

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

If you live in Massillon, OH and are suffering from any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller today at (330) 833-2085 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.