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Bradenton, FL Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment

Bradenton, FL auto injury recovery and treatment by Dr. Lee RangelEach year, there are millions of auto collisions in the world, and a substantial number of men and women end up getting injured in a car wreck. While most crashes are "minor," chronic neck and back pain are still common health problems. The good news is that chiropractic care is a great way to treat these kinds of injuries.

We have treated many auto accident patients in our Bradenton, FL office, and Dr. Lee Rangel has been treating people with these types of injuries since 1993. During a crash, your body is exposed to powerful forces that it simply wasn't built to handle. These forces put strain and stress on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can cause damage to the ligaments that hold your spinal column together. A crash can trigger a vast array of pain problems.

A ligament tear in the neck can trigger pain, swelling, and radicular symptoms in the arm and hand. Chiropractic care works well for these types of problems, because chiropractic concentrates on restoring the healthy function and mobility of the injured tissues.

Dr. Lee Rangel Can Help Patients Recover From an Auto Accident

Dr. Lee Rangel, your Bradenton, FL chiropractor, can help by decreasing irritation in the injured area and can help decrease the formation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain and disability.

You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Discover more about how we can help you get well or call Dr. Lee Rangel today at (941) 727-8739.

 

Bradenton, FL Back Pain Treatment

Bradenton, FL back pain treatment by Dr. Lee RangelMost 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. Dr. Lee Rangel and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Bradenton, FL 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 protect against future problems.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent study from the University of Utah verifies what our Bradenton, FL patients have reported: your Bradenton, FL chiropractor is the best first option for an episode of back pain.

In this article, 747 participants were treated for low back pain. Each person was assessed based on the first person they sought treatment with, whether it was a primary care physician, a chiropractor, a physiatrist (also known as a rehabilitation physician), or a physical therapist.

What the authors found is that the individuals who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgical procedures.

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

Dr. Lee Rangel Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Back Pain

If you live near our Bradenton, FL office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (941) 727-8739 for an appointment.

Reference

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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.

 

Bradenton, FL TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Bradenton, FL TMJ Treatment by Dr. Lee RangelJaw or TMJ pain is a fairly typical problem experienced by many people after a car accident, and it can be confusing for some doctors to find the root of the problem. Complicating the issue, very often you won't develop TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after a crash.

Dr. Lee Rangel has helped many men and women with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific research explains what triggers these types of problems. During a collision, the tissues in your neck are commonly stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve injury. 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 pain in other parts of your body.

For example, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause prickling or pins and needles in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injured tissues, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a collision are very common because of neck injury, and the TMJ works the same way. Dr. Lee Rangel sees this very commonly in our Bradenton, FL office.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps TMJ Pain After an Auto Accident

Research indicates that the root of many jaw or TMJ problems begins in the cervical spine and that treatment of the underlying neck problem can resolve the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The key to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Dr. Lee Rangel will work to return your spine back to health, alleviating the inflammation, treating the injured tissues, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Dr. Lee Rangel has found that jaw and headache issues often resolve once we return your spine to its healthy state.

If you live in Bradenton, FL and you've been hurt in a car crash, Dr. Lee Rangel can help. We've been working with auto injury patients since 1993, and we can most likely help you, too. Give our office a call today at (941) 727-8739 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.

 

Chiropractic Can Help Prevent Surgery for Back Pain

Bradenton, FL Back Pain Treatment without SurgeryEach year, over 500,000 people have back surgery in the US. Although sometimes it's necessary to have surgery for back pain, the fact is that if you can avoid this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.

Dr. Lee Rangel is here to make sure that patients in Bradenton, FL have a healthy, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many patients heal from back pain without the need for surgery.

There are plenty of reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Fortunately, as one medical study has found, chiropractic may actually keep you off the surgeon's table altogether.

In this report, about 1,900 workers with back injuries were assessed 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 those who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings imply that chiropractic care can help you heal from back pain without surgical treatments.

If you live in the Bradenton, FL area, Dr. Lee Rangel can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (941) 727-8739 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.

 

Causes of Chronic Pain after Car Crashes

Bradenton, FL auto injury treatmentOf the approximately 2 million rear-end crashes in the United States every year, a significant number of men and women find themselves enduring chronic pain and disability. Some research indicates that 18% of people are still in pain a year after a crash.

Dr. Lee Rangel sees many auto accident patients in our Bradenton, FL location, and we regularly see individuals who have been suffering for many years and have not been able to find help. Dr. Lee Rangel has great success in treating these patients.

What Causes Chronic Pain after a Crash?

During a collision, the structures of your neck and back can be stretched or torn. The damaged area becomes swollen and irritated and transmits pain signals to the spine and central nervous system.

Pain tells your body that something is wrong, which tells the muscles in the damaged area to contract to shield the area from further harm.

If the injury isn't treated immediately, a negative cycle develops. The hurt tissues keep sending pain signals and each time, your central nervous system reacts. This creates a feedback loop in your nervous system that specialists refer to as "central sensitization." Your nervous system literally becomes oversensitive to any kind of stimulus, causing chronic pain.

Dr. Lee Rangel is able to help this kind of issue, as chiropractic is a proven way to restore the nervous system's healthy functioning. Research shows that adjustments are successful at relieving pain from auto injuries and shows that chiropractic actually has positive effects on the pain centers of the brain.

If you live in Bradenton, FL and have been in a collision, you don't have to suffer with chronic pain. Give Dr. Lee Rangel a call today at (941) 727-8739 for a consultation or appointment.

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Low Back Pain and the SI Joint

We treat a good number of patients with back pain in our Bradenton, FL office, and Dr. Lee Rangel has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has demonstrated that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we see in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this issue.

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment methods. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Researchers observed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the individuals who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic therapy applied to these two areas offers both short term and continuing results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just a single treatment round.

Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and are ready to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our Bradenton, FL office may be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (941) 727-8739.

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.

 

Chronic Pain, Car Crashes, and Chiropractic

Over 2 million people are hurt every year in automobile accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to heal from their injuries relatively quickly, too many people are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Bradenton, FL office. Fortunately, Dr. Lee Rangel is here to help you heal from your auto injury.

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was conducted on 28 individuals diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. 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 is a great way to avoid long-term pain after an auto injury.

It's important to note that research has also found that delaying treatment after a car crash can adversely affect healing time, so getting in to see Dr. Lee Rangel immediately is key to having a speedier recovery.

Dr. Lee Rangel has helped many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Bradenton, FL 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.
 

AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before Surgery

Although some people are still hesitant about chiropractic care, even the American Medical Association (AMA) recommends that adjustments should be tried prior to surgical treatment--the one option that should be a last resort.

Dr. Lee Rangel has seen many back pain patients in our Bradenton, FL office who have been hurting for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Lee Rangel has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky surgery, and the science backs up our experience.

For example, in one study conducted on about 2,000 Washington State workers who suffered from a back injury while at work, 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 non-invasive approach is extremely effective at keeping you off the operating table.

There are options 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. Dr. Lee Rangel has helped many patients in Bradenton, FL recover. Give our office a call today at (941) 727-8739 for an appointment.

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.

 

Bradenton, FL Neck Pain and Car Crashes

If you have neck pain after an auto injury, don't worry. Dr. Lee Rangel sees this type of condition frequently in our Bradenton, FL office. The key to recovering from neck pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.

Even in a collision, your head is rapidly thrown back and forth, so it's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom from this type of injury. During even a low speed crash, your head is exposed to extremely rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts an extreme strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. The bones of your neck are held together with strong bands of tissue called ligaments, and these ligaments provide stability for your neck. These ligaments can be sprained during a car crash, just as your ankle ligaments can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.

When you experience a sprained ligament, the injured tissues gets swollen and painful, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing movement in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from neck pain, Dr. Lee Rangel is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (941) 727-8739 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Bradenton, FL Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Bradenton, FL headache care by Dr. Lee RangelWe know how difficult persistent headache pain can be. Dr. Lee Rangel and our staff have worked with many men and women in our Bradenton, FL chiropractic clinic, and we've had great success in helping people reduce their headache pain.

A 2016 research study confirms what we see in our office. In this study, the authors started with 110 patients who were suffering with headaches 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 report found that the patients 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 Dr. Lee Rangel a call today at our Bradenton, FL office at (941) 727-8739. We're here to help get relief.

Research

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.