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Chiropractic Aids Sprained Ankle Recovery

Massillon, OH natural ankle sprain treatmentWe see a number of patients in our Massillon, OH office with ankle sprains but Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller has had a lot of success helping them heal more quickly. Why are ankle sprains so common and how can chiropractic care help?

According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), an estimated 25,000 people in the US sprain their ankles every day. In fact, these injuries make up almost half of all sports injuries, causing people to spend time away from the activities they enjoy most.

Like any injury, there are many causes of ankle sprains. The most frequent is inversion, or when the ankle rolls inward. This injury can occur due to one forceful movement, or it can develop over time, and activities that increase the risk for this type of ankle sprain include running and jumping. You're also at risk if you have pre-existing ankle injuries, poor posture or balance, weak muscles, and reduced range of motion.

How Can Chiropractic Treatments and Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller Help?

A study printed in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics set out to identify chiropractic's role when it comes to ankle sprain recovery. The authors enrolled 33 people between the ages of 18 and 45 who had a history of ankle inversion sprains, who were reporting tenderness and/or pain, and had not re-injured the area in the previous six weeks.

18 of the subjects were assigned to receive rehabilitation and the other 15 individuals received chiropractic adjustments in addition to rehab. Each person had five full weeks of treatments, with the rehab group receiving therapies seven days a week and the rehabilitation plus chiropractic group receiving treatment six out of the seven days.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Ankle Sprains

The authors found that the people who had both rehabilitation and chiropractic fared the best at the 4-week mark when it came to pain and joint restriction. Furthermore, no negative effects were reported, showing that this treatment option is safe.

If you're near our office in Massillon, OH and you're recovering from an ankle injury, give us a call. We'll do what we can to keep you up and moving... literally!

Articles

  • American College of Sports Medicine. (n.d.). Ankle sprains and the athlete. Retrieved from https://www.acsm.org/docs/current-comments/anklesprainstemp.pdf
  • Lubbe, D et al. (2015, January). Manipulative therapy and rehabilitation for recurrent ankle sprain with functional instability: a short-term, assessor-blind, parallel-group randomized trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 38(1), 22-34, doi:10.1016/j.jmpt.2014.10.001
 

Chiropractic Offers Long Term Benefits for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Massillon, OH natural fibromyalgia treatmentIf you suffer with fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller sees many patients with this particular problem in our Massillon, OH chiropractic office. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that roughly two percent of all adults in the US have fibromyalgia. Fortunately, chiropractic care is one treatment option that can provide positive results.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps Fibromyalgia

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

The subjects who received chiropractic care combined with the multi-modal 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 therapy without chiropractic care. Furthermore, those positive results were long-lasting as the individuals reported continued improvement one full year later.

Fibromyalgia can greatly decrease your quality of life, both mentally and physically. If you're dealing with fibromyalgia, we might be able to help.

You don't have to suffer! To see what Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller can do for your fibromyalgia pain, call our Massillon, OH chiropractic office today.

Sources

  • 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.
 

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.