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.
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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
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!
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.
Jaw 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.
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.
Headache 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.
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.
We 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.
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.
Many 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.
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.
There are many different kinds of headache, but one of the most common types is known as "cervicogenic headache," or those that start in your neck.
Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller sees a lot of patients in our Massillon, OH office who are struggling with recurring headaches. Luckily, chiropractic adjustments can usually help, potentially reducing these types of headaches by 50%, and research confirms it.
Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches
A study was conducted involving 80 participants who reported experiencing at least five cervicogenic headaches during the prior three months. The objective was to discover how effective chiropractic was for this type of head pain, as well as to ascertain the number of treatment sessions required 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 researchers 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, individuals who were taking medications for their headaches were able to lower their intake after completing the study. Those who received chiropractic had lower drug usage 24 weeks post-study.
We Can Help People Find Comfort From Head Pain
Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller has helped many patients who were suffering from headache pain in our Massillon, OH office. Call us today at (330) 833-2085 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.
Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller sees many people weekly in our busy Massillon, OH chiropractic office who are looking for relief from the pain and agony they feel due to herniated discs. Our experience isn't unique; the medical research confirms that chiropractic care is a successful way to treat herniated disc problems.
Don't Suffer! Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller and Chiropractic Care Helps With Disc Herniation
One particular study involved 27 people, 8 male and 19 female, who had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirming a disc herniation in either their neck or lower back. The individuals documented that they were experiencing pain, limited range of motion, and sensory issues bad enough to keep them off work.
Over the course of the research study, the subjects were managed using one of two common chiropractic techniques: traction for herniated discs in the cervical area or flexion distraction for the patients who had herniation issues in the low back.
Each man or woman was seen four or five times per week for the first two weeks, then three times each week, and then as needed for the remainder of the study. Based on the extent of the disc herniation, treatment ranged anywhere from six weeks to six months, with MRIs being performed at various stages to identify what effect, if any, the chiropractic care was having in regard to the disc herniation.
Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Back Pain and Herniated Disc
The authors reported that 80 percent of the patients enjoyed a "good clinical outcome," meaning reduced pain and a reduction in other issues, such as numbness. Additionally, 77 percent of these men and women also showed MRI evidence that their disc herniation was either reduced or resolved completely. This resulted in 78 percent of the study participants being able to return to their place of employment and led the researchers to conclude that chiropractic care is both "safe and helpful" for disc herniations.
If you have a herniated disc and suffer from chronic back pain and are near Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller in Massillon, OH, contact our office today to see what chiropractic can do for you!
BenEliyahu, DJ. Magnetic resonance imaging and clinical follow-up: study of 27 patients receiving chiropractic care for cervical and lumbar disc herniations. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1996;19(9):597-606.
In our Massillon, OH practice, we see many people who are dealing with back pain, and some of these folks have been told they might need surgery to recover. Fortunately, Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller has helped many people get pain relief without the need for any type of operation. The scientific literature agrees with the success we see in our practice. One research study published in the medical journal Spine found that seeing a chiropractor as your first move in dealing with your back problems may actually keep you off of the operating table.
In this research study, medical experts from Dartmouth reviewed data from about 1,900 workers from the state of Washington who first saw either an orthopedic surgeon or a chiropractic doctor for their back pain issues. They then examined three years' worth of follow-up medical information to ascertain whether the subjects wound up having back surgery in an effort to treat the issue.
What the authors discovered was that about 43% of the individuals who first saw a surgeon for their back issues ended up having a surgical procedure in that 3-year time span, whereas only 1.5% of those who first saw a chiropractor had the same fate. The authors wrote:
"Even after controlling for injury severity and other measures, workers with an initial visit for the injury to a surgeon had almost nine times the odds of receiving lumbar spine surgery compared to those seeing primary care providers, whereas workers whose first visit was to a chiropractor had significantly lower odds of surgery."
These are remarkable findings. Seeing a chiropractor significantly reduces your odds of having back surgery, plus the chiropractic patients in this report "had lower odds of chronic work disability" and they also had fewer expensive MRI tests.
Let's also take into consideration this important point: this study was carried out by orthopedic surgeons from Dartmouth College, and printed in the world's most distinguished medical journal on spinal injury.
Surgery: The Last Resort
Any surgical procedure has risks, but a serious downside associated with spine surgery is that there is a very high rate of failure. In an important review in the European Spine Journal, researchers wrote:
"Failed back surgery is a problem that has become sufficiently widespread to even warrant its own special conferences, with recent reviews reporting failure rates ranging from 5 to 50%."
The authors of this same study concluded:
"It is extremely difficult to identify unequivocal predictor factors that can be used to accurately predict the outcome of surgery."
As a chiropractor, Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller is convinced that surgery should be the absolute last choice for treating back pain. Chiropractic works to restore your spine to its normal function--without risky surgery or drugs--and many research studies have demonstrated the usefulness of chiropractic for back pain.
If you live in Massillon, OH and you need relief for your back pain, give our office a call today at (330) 833-2085 for a consultation or an appointment. We'll help get you back on the road to a pain-free life!
- Keeney BJ, Fulton-Kehoe D, Turner JA, Wickizer TM, Chan KC, Franklin GM. 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.
- Mannion AF, Elfering A. Predictors of surgical outcome and their assessment. European Spine Journal 2006;15(Suppl 1):S93-S108.