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What Is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression therapy in Massillon, OHWe work with many back pain patients in our Massillon, OH chiropractic office, and Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller and our staff uses a variety of techniques to help get you out of pain and restore your spine's normal, healthy function. We find spinal decompression to be an effective approach.

Understanding Spinal Decompression Therapy

To help you better understand spinal decompression therapy, think of the discs in your spine like water balloons filled with jelly. When you squeeze them (which occurs due to normal living, sustaining an injury, or other medical conditions), they can protrude, placing pressure on the nerves in your spine. This affects your brain's ability to communicate with tissues in the rest of your body.

If the stress on the discs becomes too high, the discs can herniate or bulge. This removes the padding between your vertebrae and can cause pain. The objective of spinal decompression therapy is to alleviate this pressure to help improve your body's function and also reduce your level of pain.

Can Spinal Decompression Therapy Help Me?

Spinal decompression therapy relieves disc pressure through the use of a specially designed table that carefully elongates your spinal column through slow and controlled movements. This lessens the pressure placed on your discs. Some studies report an increase in disc height by as much as 1.3 millimeters after just six weeks of this treatment.

If you're wondering if spinal decompression therapy could help you feel and function better, simply call our Massillon, OH office and schedule an appointment with Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller today. Your optimal health is our number one objective!

Resources

Apfel CC, Cakmakkaya OS, Richmond C, et al. Restoration of disk height through non-surgical spinal decompression is associated with decreased discogenic low back pain: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(155). doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-155

 

Massillon, OH Back Pain Treatment

Massillon, OH back pain treatment by Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim VierhellerMost of us suffer from back pain at some point in our lives. Researchers estimate that nearly 1 out of 3 adults deal with some kind of regular spinal pain. Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Massillon, OH office, and we've found that chiropractic care is a highly effective way to not only help you heal from back pain, it's also a great way to prevent future problems.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent article from the University of Utah verifies what our Massillon, OH patients have reported: your Massillon, OH chiropractor is the best first option for an event of back pain.

In this paper, 747 participants were treated for low back pain. Each person 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 found is that the individuals who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgical procedures.

Other studies 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. Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller and our team help your body heal with gentle chiropractic adjustments that don't use drugs or risky surgical procedures.

Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Back Pain

If you live near our Massillon, OH office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (330) 833-2085 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.

 

Chiropractic Can Ease Jaw Pain Related to TMJ

Massillon, OH TMJ pain recoveryBecause injury to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is frequently rather painful, we do our best to help our Massillon, OH patients find relief as quickly and effectively as possible. In fact, Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller will tell you that the medical literature shows just how much chiropractic can help ease soreness in the jaw.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With TMJ Pain and Discomfort

For example, one study published in Physiotherapy Theory and Practice involved 15 people with TMJ pain who were treated with neck adjustments, middle-back adjustments, and trigger point therapy via dry needling. Subjects were examined prior to these methods and at 15 days and two months post-treatment. They reported positive results such as reduced discomfort, greater jaw mobility, and lower impairment at both follow-ups.

Another clinical study carried out an analysis of almost 800 papers involving manual and manipulative therapy for disorders such as TMJ and found similar findings. They concluded that there is a "fair...level of evidence" that chiropractic care can help ease symptoms associated with jaw pain and other upper extremity disorders.

This is great news since the causes of TMJ are largely unknown. While injury to the jaw area can cause pain symptoms, there are other sources to consider as well, such as grinding teeth, osteoarthritis, and clenching of the jaw due to stress.

Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller Can Help Clients Find Relief From TMJ Pain

No matter what is making your jaw hurt, call Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller now and schedule an appointment to come into our Massillon, OH office. We'll do our best to help you smile pain-free!

Sources

  • Gonzalez-Iglesias J et al. (2013, November). Mobilization with movement, thoracic spine manipulation, and dry needling for the management of temporomandibular disorder: a prospective case series. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice;29(8):586-95
  • Brantingham J et al. (2013, March-April). Manipulative and multimodal therapy for upper extremity and temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics;36(3):143-201
  • Oral Care. WebMD. Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/temporomandibular-disorders-tmd on November 2, 2015
 

Massillon, OH Spinal Decompression Therapy

Massillon, OH non-surgical spinal decompressionDrs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller sees a lot of back pain patients in our busy Massillon, OH chiropractic office. Many of our patients have some form of spinal disorder that is causing them pain and distress. Fortunately, Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller has found that spinal decompression therapy is a highly effective way to help these individuals.

What is Spinal Decompression and How Can it Help Me?

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a treatment method that takes all of the positive benefits that one normally gets from chiropractic adjustments, traction, physiotherapy, exercise therapy, and myofascial release and combines them all into one.

The goal of this technique is to keep you away from the surgeon's knife, and that is precisely what it's achieved for a number of men and women, as it has a reported 85% success rate.

Some of the problems spinal decompression helps with include generalized back pain, sciatic nerve pain, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, compression fractures, and joint pain.

Spinal decompression works by reversing the influences of wear, tear, and the force of gravity that compresses the intervertebral discs in your spine. The video below demonstrates how it works to eliminate stress on your back and helps eliminate pain and disability.

Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Chronic Back Pain

If you live in Massillon, OH and you're suffering with back issues, spinal decompression treatment might be the solution. Call Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller today at (330) 833-2085 for a consultation or appointment.

 

Migraines Helped by Chiropractic

Massillon, OH natural migraine treatment by Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim VierhellerWith the Migraine Research Foundation reporting that migraines affect 38 million adults and children in the U.S. (more than diabetes and asthma put together), it's not surprising that Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller sees a lot of headache sufferers in our Massillon, OH office. While some folks try to relieve migraine pain with drugs, chiropractic care is a fantastic, all-natural alternative that often produces positive results.

Research Proves Chiropractic Care Helps With Migraines

For example, one study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics involved 127 patients ranging in age from 10 to 70-years-old who suffered with regular (at least monthly) migraines. Each subject received up to 16 chiropractic sessions. The subjects noted that their headache frequency, duration, and disability two months before the study began, during the duration of the sessions (which was two months), and two months post-treatment.

What the investigators discovered is that chiropractic reduced the frequency, duration, and disability of the migraine headaches when compared with the control patients who didn't receive chiropractic. In addition, this allowed them to take less medication for the pain, offering them an all-natural solution for a chronic condition.

Another article found that a combination of chiropractic and neck massage reduced migraine pain almost 68%.

If you have migraine pain and are looking for help, call Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller today and request an appointment in our Massillon, OH chiropractic office. We'll do what we can to help you become pain-free!

Studies

Migraine Fact Sheet. Migraine Research Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.migraineresearchfoundation.org/fact-sheet.html on November 2, 2015
Noudeh Y et al. (2012). Reduction of current migraine headache pain following neck massage and spinal manipulation. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork;5(1):5-13
Tuchin P et al. (2000, February). A randomized controlled trial of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for migraine. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics;23(2):91-5

 

Chiropractic Treatment of Knee Pain

Massillon, OH natural knee pain treatmentKnee pain is a common issue for patients in our Massillon, OH chiropractic practice, and Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller has successfully provided many of these folks relief. This is mostly because chiropractic care has been found to help with many kinds of knee pain.

For instance, some individuals feel pain in and around the knee area due to degenerative arthritis. Research has demonstrated that this ailment responds very well to chiropractic--and rather quickly, too. In fact, one paper published in The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association found that people with osteoarthritis in their knees felt considerable pain relief and improved function after just two weeks of chiropractic care.

If your knee pain is due to a medial meniscus tear, chiropractic could likely help with that as well. One article found that combining chiropractic with soft tissue treatment, rest, ice, and compression on the affected knee helped lower the intensity of the pain.

Of course, sometimes a knee replacement surgery is required in order to correct the problem, and if that's the case, chiropractic can also help improve the outcome. How?

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Knee Pain

Medical research has shown that people with low back pain often have less positive outcomes after knee surgery. Therefore, dealing with your back pain through chiropractic prior to having a total knee arthroplasty can help with your post-surgery healing.

No matter what your knee issue, Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller can likely help. Call our Massillon, OH clinic today and find out what we can do for you!

Sources

  • Pollard H et al. (2008, December). The effect of a manual therapy knee protocol on osteoarthritic knee pain: a randomised controlled trial. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;52(4):229-42
    Boyle J et al. (2014, March). Influence of low back pain on total knee arthroplasty outcome. Knee;21(2):410-4
  • Jarosz B & Ames R. (2010, December). Chiropractic management of a medial meniscus tear in a patient with tibiofemoral degeneration: a case report. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine;9(4):200-8
 

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.