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Rutland TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Rutland TMJ Treatment by Dr. CyrJaw pain is a fairly common problem reported by people after a car accident, and it can be tough for some health practitioners to identify the cause of the problem. Complicating the issue, oftentimes you won't develop TMJ pain until many weeks or months after a crash.

Dr. Cyr has helped many individuals with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific literature explains what produces these types of problems. During a collision, the tissues in your spine are oftentimes 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 issues in other parts of your body.

For instance, 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 wreck are very common because of neck injury, and the jaw works the same way. Dr. Cyr sees this very commonly in our Rutland office.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps TMJ Pain After an Auto Accident

Research indicates that the source of many jaw or TMJ symptoms begins in the cervical spine and that treatment of the underlying neck injury can resolve the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The key to resolving these symptoms is simple: Dr. Cyr will work to return your spinal column back to health, alleviating the inflammation, treating the injured areas, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Dr. Cyr finds that jaw and headache symptoms often resolve once we return your spine to its healthy state.

If you live in Rutland and you've been hurt in a car crash, Dr. Cyr can help. We've been treating auto injury patients since 1985, and we can most likely help you, too. Give our office a call today at (802) 775-6961 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.

 

Lower Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We help a large number of men and women with back pain in our Rutland office, and Dr. Cyr has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that around one quarter of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research ratifies what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment therapies. The first group went through a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Researchers found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the patients who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic treatment administered in these two areas offers both prompt and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with just one treatment session.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to our Rutland office may be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (802) 775-6961.

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.

 

What causes chronic pain after a car wreck?

Rutland neck pain and headache treatmentApproximately 2.3 million people are injured each year in automobile accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to heal from their injuries fairly quickly, others are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Rutland office. Thankfully, Dr. Cyr is here to help you recover from your auto injury.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps Prevent Chronic Pain After an Auto Accident

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was carried out on 28 men and women diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. Each participant received chiropractic adjustments 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 chronic pain after an auto injury.

It's important to remember that studies have also found that putting off care after a car crash can adversely affect healing time, so getting in to see Dr. Cyr at the earliest opportunity is key to having a quicker recovery.

We Can Help Clients Find Relief From Pain After a Car Collision

Dr. Cyr has helped many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Rutland office today for more information or an appointment.

Sources

  • 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.
 

Chiropractic Before Surgery, Says AMA

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

Dr. Cyr has seen many back pain patients in our Rutland office who have been suffering for years and who are worried that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Cyr has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky back surgery, and the science backs up our experience.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps You Avoid Risky Surgery

Recently, in a study carried out on almost 2,000 Washington State employees who suffered from a back injury while on the job, more than 40% 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, showing that this non-invasive approach is very effective at keeping you out of the operating room.

Dr. Cyr Can Help People Find Comfort From Back Pain Without Surgery

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. Cyr has helped many patients in Rutland recover. Give our office a call today at (802) 775-6961 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.

 

Chronic Pain, Car Crashes, and Chiropractic

Rutland auto injury recoveryOver 2 million people are injured each year in auto accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to heal from their injuries fairly quickly, too many people are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Rutland office. Fortunately, Dr. Cyr is here to help you heal from your auto injury.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps Prevent Chronic Pain After an Auto Accident

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was conducted on 28 people diagnosed with chronic whiplash syndrome. Each participant received chiropractic care and 93 percent of them experienced improvements 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 a crash.

It's important to remember that studies have also found that delaying care after a car crash can adversely affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Cyr at the earliest opportunity is key to having a quicker recovery.

We Can Help People Find Comfort From Pain After a Car crash

Dr. Cyr has worked with many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Rutland office today for more information or an appointment.

Resources

  • 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.
 

Rutland Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Rutland headache care by Dr. CyrWe know how difficult chronic headache pain can be. Dr. Cyr and our staff have worked with many men and women in our Rutland chiropractic practice, and we've had great success in helping patients eliminate their headache pain.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research paper confirms what we see in our practice. In this paper, the authors started with 110 people who were suffering from 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 study 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 outcomes 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. Cyr a call today at our Rutland office at (802) 775-6961. We're here to help get you relief.

Citation

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.

 

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

Here in our Rutland office, Dr. Cyr has helped several people recover from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to relieve the pain. You should know that research indicates that chiropractic care is often a better approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of pain.

In a 2013 study published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had suffered back pain for more than two days. Each person was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the NSAID diclofenac. The second group of 38 patients received sham chiropractic treatments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 people acted as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.

Both of the groups that received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the medication, fared better than the control group who had no actual treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the subjects who received chiropractic had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.

Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing

Because chiropractic 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 concerns. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's intended to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.

If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Make an appointment in our Rutland office with Dr. Cyr today at (802) 775-6961. We'll help improve 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.

 

Rutland Neck Pain and Auto Injury

We work with many auto injury cases in our Rutland office, and a common symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you have neck pain after an auto collision, don't worry. Dr. Cyr sees this type of condition very often in our Rutland office. Neck pain is a common problem after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Cyr sees often in our Rutland office. What causes neck pain after an auto collision? How can chiropractic help? Why is neck pain such a common problem after a car accident? How can your chiropractor help you recover? Let's look at why neck pain is frequently experienced after an auto injury and see how chiropractic can help you recover. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an accident and see how chiropractic care can help. 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. Chiropractic care can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works. Chiropractic care is a great way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Cyr can help you.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after an auto injury. Even in a car wreck, 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. The neck is exposed to very high forces during a collision, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low speed wreck, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a severe 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 wreck, just as the ligaments in your ankle can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.

When you experience a sprained ligament, the injured area become swollen and sore, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing mobility in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps minimize scar tissue.

Dr. Cyr Can Help Clients Find Relief From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Quicker

You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Cyr is conveniently located in Rutland to help you recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're experiencing neck pain, Dr. Cyr is here to help. Dr. Cyr has been helping patients in Rutland since 1985, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. Let us help you recover from neck pain. 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. Next, we'll do a careful evaluation to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Dr. Cyr will determine what's causing your pain and then will work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (802) 775-6961 to make an appointment.

 

Relief from Tension Headaches with Chiropractic

Rutland Headache Treatment by Dr. CyrMany people suffer with headache pain, and tension headaches are a common problem in our busy world. Postural problems and stress are common causes of tension headache pain, and ones that Dr. Cyr and the team here in our Rutland chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.

Research Supports Chiropractic Eases Tension Headaches

The scientific literature verifies our findings: A 2016 study from Spain treated a group of 76 men and women 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 effective at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when spinal adjustments were coupled with the suboccipital inhibition.

When we get run down, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, causing pain. Chiropractic works by eliminating these stresses and restoring the normal nerve function to the tissues.

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

If you live in Rutland and are dealing with any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Cyr today at (802) 775-6961 for an appointment or more information.

Source

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.

 

A Drug-Free Approach to Back Pain Recovery

Rutland chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is centered on the approach of allowing your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that stimulate wellness. For Dr. Cyr, this means working to restore your body's natural functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We notice that most of our Rutland patients are happy to find a natural solution for their health conditions.

One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people reduce or eliminate the use of narcotics. Prescriptions are oftentimes supplied to individuals who have back pain. This is such a serious crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the benefits when prescribed for back pain.

Some of the most popular opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Figures offered by the AAN mention the fact that approximately 50% of the patients taking these drugs for a period of three months are still on them five years later. This can further complicate the problem of back pain and healing, especially if an narcotic addiction occurs.

Compare that to chiropractic which engages natural healing and the benefits are clear. While a drug might be useful at temporarily relieving the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. Drugs can't fix your damaged spine; it will only conceal the pain.

Dr. Cyr will first examine you to get to the root of your back pain and then work with you to eliminate the problem -- without risky drugs.

If you're ready for pain relief, naturally, give our Rutland office a call at (802) 775-6961 to make an appointment with Dr. Cyr.

References

  • Risk of opioids outweigh benefits for headache, low back pain, other conditions. American Academy of Neurology;September 29, 2014.
  • What are opioids? National Institute on Drug Abuse. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/prescription-drugs/opioids/what-are-opioids