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Alexandria, KY auto injury and headache treatment

We treat many car accident cases in our Alexandria, KY office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is headache. If you are suffering from headache after a car accident, don't worry. Dr. Wagner sees this type of condition frequently in our Alexandria, KY office. Why is headache such a common condition after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help you get better? Let's look at the root cause of headache after a car crash and see how chiropractic care can help. The key to recovering from headache caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for headache symptoms after a crash.

How Headache Is Caused by an Auto Accident and How Dr. Wagner Can Help You

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto collision, though, typically begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the neck. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes swelling and pain. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.

Another common cause of headache after a crash that we see in our Alexandria, KY office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is very common after a crash, and it's important to get treatment for this type of problem to prevent the development of scar tissue.

We Can Help Patients Find Relief From Neck Pain and Headaches After an Auto Injury

Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those triggered by auto injuries. Your chiropractor will help reduce the inflammation and tension in your neck, which will help ease the headache pain.

You don't have to suffer from headache. Dr. Wagner is conveniently located in Alexandria, KY to help you recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. Dr. Wagner will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (859) 448-0056 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Accidents

If you have thoracic outlet syndrome after a car crash, don't worry. Dr. Wagner sees this type of condition very often in our Alexandria, KY office. The key to recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of blood vessels and nerves that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These vessels don't have a lot of room, so they pass underneath and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a crash, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which limits movement and puts pressure on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Alexandria, KY Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Wagner will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.

Dr. Wagner is here in Alexandria, KY to help you recover from thoracic outlet syndrome. We've been helping patients since 2014 and we can probably help you, too. First, 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. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (859) 448-0056 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Back Pain and Car Crashes

Back Pain is a common problem after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Wagner sees often in our Alexandria, KY office. Let's look at the root cause of back pain after a car crash and see how your chiropractor can help.

During a rear-end car crash, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your torso. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curve of your spine, the car seat can put inconsistent pressure on your back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential motion can sprain or strain the tissues that hold your spine together. This type of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Fortunately, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

Let us help you recover from back pain. Dr. Wagner has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Wagner will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (859) 448-0056 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Shoulder Pain and Car Crashes

Shoulder Pain is a common condition after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Wagner sees frequently in our Alexandria, KY office. Let's see why shoulder pain is frequently experienced after a car crash and see how chiropractic can help you get better.

There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder problems after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.

Direct damage can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard object in the car during the impact, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end collision. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.

More commonly, Dr. Wagner finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured soft tissue in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've worked with both types of shoulder pain in our Alexandria, KY office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Dr. Wagner is here in Alexandria, KY to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 2014 and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Wagner will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (859) 448-0056 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Alexandria, KY Back Pain Treatment

Alexandria, KY back pain treatment by Dr. WagnerMost 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. Wagner and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Alexandria, KY office, and we've found that chiropractic care is a great way to not only help you recover from back pain, it's also a great way to prevent future problems.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent study from the University of Utah confirms what our Alexandria, KY patients have reported: your Alexandria, KY chiropractor is the best first choice for an event of back pain.

In this study, 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 surgeries.

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

Dr. Wagner Can Help People Find Relief From Back Pain

If you live near our Alexandria, KY office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (859) 448-0056 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 Alleviate Need for Back Surgery

Alexandria, KY Back Pain Treatment without SurgeryThe latest statistics show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries each year in the US. Although in some cases 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.

Dr. Wagner is here to make sure that people in Alexandria, KY have a natural, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many people recover from back pain without the need for surgery.

There are countless reasons to avoid unnecessary medical procedures: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and additional complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Luckily, as one medical study has found, chiropractic care may actually keep you out of the operating room altogether.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Avoid Back Surgery

In this paper, 1,885 workers with back injuries were assessed over a three year period. When the workers first sought care with a surgeon, over 42 percent ended up having back surgery. For patients who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings suggest that chiropractic care can help you recover from back pain without surgical treatments.

If you live in the Alexandria, KY area, Dr. Wagner can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (859) 448-0056 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.

 

What Is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression therapy in Alexandria, KYWe work with many back pain patients in our Alexandria, KY chiropractic office, and Dr. Wagner 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 small 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 force on the discs becomes too high, the discs can herniate or protrude. This reduces the cushioning between your vertebrae and can cause pain. The objective of spinal decompression therapy is to reduce this pressure to help improve your body's function and also reduce your level of discomfort.

Can Spinal Decompression Therapy Help Me?

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

If you're wondering if spinal decompression therapy could help you feel and function better, simply call our Alexandria, KY office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Wagner today. Your optimal health is our number one goal!

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

 

Low Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We treat a large number of men and women with back pain in our Alexandria, KY office, and Dr. Wagner finds that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that about twenty-five percent of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we see in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this issue.

Research Supports 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 dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment therapies. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Scientists observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the patients who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both prompt and lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with only a single treatment session.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and want to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Alexandria, KY office could be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (859) 448-0056.

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.

 

Alexandria, KY Spinal Decompression Therapy

Alexandria, KY non-surgical spinal decompressionDr. Wagner sees many back pain patients in our busy Alexandria, KY chiropractic office. Many of our patients have some form of spinal condition that is causing them pain and distress. Fortunately, Dr. Wagner has found that spinal decompression treatment is a great way to help these folks.

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, traction, physiotherapy, exercise therapy, and myofascial release and combines them all into one.

The objective of this technique is to keep you off the operating table, and that is exactly what it's accomplished for a number of men and women, as it has a documented 85% success rate.

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

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

Dr. Wagner Can Help Patients Find Relief From Chronic Back Pain

If you live in Alexandria, KY and you're suffering with back problems, spinal decompression therapy might be the answer. Call Dr. Wagner today at (859) 448-0056 for a consultation or appointment.

 

Alexandria, KY Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Alexandria, KY headache care by Dr. WagnerWe know how difficult persistent headache pain can be. Dr. Wagner and our staff have worked with many men and women in our Alexandria, KY chiropractic office, and we've had great success in helping patients eliminate their headache pain.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research paper confirms what we see in our office. In this study, the authors started with 110 individuals 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 study 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 Dr. Wagner a call today at our Alexandria, KY office at (859) 448-0056. We're here to help get you out of pain.

Reference

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.