Dr. Stern sees a lot of patients troubled with carpal tunnel syndrome in our busy Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA chiropractic office. While some people think that the source of this wrist-related pain is muscular, it's actually a syndrome that stems from the nerves--and not just the nerves in your hands.
Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Recent research printed in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy assessed 71 women between the ages of 35 and 59 who were diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Upon investigating the subjects' neck range of motion, the doctors found that the women had less cervical mobility when compared to a healthy control group.
In addition, they also observed that the degree of the women's reported carpal tunnel pain was linked to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In other words, the less mobility in the neck area, the higher the level of pain.
This study is very important, as you cannot successfully resolve a problem until you fully understand its source. By realizing that the root of carpal tunnel symptoms is in the neck, this means that all-natural approaches like chiropractic can often restore normal function, eliminating the need for risky surgery.
If you are suffering from carpal tunnel pain, call our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA location and ask how Dr. Stern can help you get relief!
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We see a large number of men and women with back pain in our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA office, and Dr. Jamie Stern finds that many cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that around twenty-five percent 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 issue.
Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint
In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment therapies. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Specialists observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the patients who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both prompt and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with only one treatment round.
So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and want to see if your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA office could be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (415) 308-7636.
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.
We treat many car accident cases in our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA office, and a widespread symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you suffer from neck pain after an auto injury, don't worry. Dr. Jamie Stern sees this type of problem frequently in our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA office. Neck pain is a common symptom after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Jamie Stern sees frequently in our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA office. What causes neck pain after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help? Why is neck pain such a common symptom after an auto collision? How can chiropractic care help you get better? Let's see why neck pain is frequently experienced after an auto injury and see how your chiropractor can help you recover. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after a car accident and see how your chiropractor 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. Your chiropractor 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 an effective way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Jamie Stern can help you.
It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after a car crash. 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 car crash, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low velocity wreck, your head is exposed to extremely rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a serious strain on the tissues of the neck. The bones of your spine 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 tissues become inflamed and tender, and that's what happens after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing mobility in the injured region, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.
Dr. Jamie Stern Can Help People Find Relief From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Faster
You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Jamie Stern is conveniently located in Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA to help you get better, whether you've been in a car crash or not. If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're struggling with neck pain, Dr. Jamie Stern is here to help. Dr. Jamie Stern has been helping patients in Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA since 2006, so we know what you're living with. 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 symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Next, we'll do a careful examination to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Dr. Jamie Stern 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 (415) 308-7636 to make an appointment.
Although some people are still skeptical about chiropractic, 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. Jamie Stern has seen many back pain patients in our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA office who have been hurting for years and who are worried that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Jamie Stern 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
For example, in a study conducted on almost 2,000 Washington State employees 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 people who first sought treatment with chiropractic, proving that this natural approach is extremely effective at keeping you out of the operating room.
Dr. Jamie Stern Can Help Patients Find Relief 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. Jamie Stern has helped many patients in Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA recover. Give our office a call today at (415) 308-7636 for an appointment.
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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.
If you suffer from headache after an auto injury, you're not alone. Dr. Jamie Stern sees this type of problem frequently in our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA office. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for headache symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes headache and why chiropractic works.
There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's triggered by an auto collision, though, typically starts as tension or strain in the muscles of the neck. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be damaged, which causes inflammation and pain. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.
Another frequent cause of pain after a collision that we see in our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is quite common after a crash, and it's important to get treatment for this type of problem to avoid the development of scar tissue.
Chiropractic is an effective way to treat headaches, including those caused by auto injuries. Your chiropractor will help reduce the swelling and strain in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.
Let us help you recover from headache. Dr. Jamie Stern has helped many people with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. Dr. Jamie Stern will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (415) 308-7636 to make an appointment.
We know how difficult long-term headache pain can be. Dr. Jamie Stern and our staff have worked with many men and women in our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA chiropractic office, and we've had great success in helping people reduce their headache pain.
Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches
A 2016 research paper verifies what we see in our practice. In this report, the authors started with 110 patients who were suffering with headache pain 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 paper 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 study 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. Jamie Stern a call today at our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA office at (415) 308-7636. We're here to help get you relief.
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.
Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain
In our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA practice, Dr. Jamie Stern has helped many people recover from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to reduce the discomfort. You should understand that studies have shown that chiropractic is oftentimes a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of pain.
In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 subjects who had experienced back pain for more than 48 hours. Each one was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic adjustments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 individuals served as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
All of the participants who received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the NSAID, fared better than the control subjects who had no actual therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic care had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.
Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's purpose designed to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the signs and symptoms.
If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Make an appointment in our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA office with Dr. Jamie Stern today at (415) 308-7636. We'll help relieve your back problems in a healthy way!
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.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common condition after a car crash, and it's something that Dr. Jamie Stern sees often in our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA office. Let's look at the root cause of thoracic outlet syndrome after a car accident and see how your chiropractor can help.
The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These vessels don't have a lot of space, so they travel underneath and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.
In a collision, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts motion and puts pressure on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or pins and needles in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.
Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA Thoracic Outlet Treatment
Chiropractic can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Jamie Stern will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.
You don't have to suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome. Dr. Jamie Stern is conveniently located in Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. First, we'll do a careful assessment to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (415) 308-7636 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.
Many people experience headache pain, and tension headaches are a common problem in our busy world. Postural problems and stress are common sources of tension headaches, and ones that Dr. Jamie Stern and the team here in our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.
Research Proves Chiropractic Eases Tension Headaches
The scientific literature confirms our findings: A 2016 study from Spain managed 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 discovered that the spinal adjustments were beneficial at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when adjustments were coupled with the suboccipital inhibition.
When we get stressed out, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, resulting in pain. Chiropractic works by removing these strains and restoring the normal nerve function to the tissues.
We're Here to Help Patients Find Help From Tension Headaches
If you live in Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA and are struggling with any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Jamie Stern today at (415) 308-7636 for an appointment or more information.
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.
Chiropractic is centered on the philosophy of aiding your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Dr. Jamie Stern, this involves working to restore your body's normal performance to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We find that most of our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA patients are happy to find a natural answer for their health problems.
One benefit of chiropractic is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Prescription medications are frequently issued to individuals who have back soreness. This is such a significant problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers outweigh the benefits when administered for back pain.
Some of the most common opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Numbers supplied by the AAN mention the fact that about half of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still dependent on them five years later. This can further complicate the difficulty of back pain and healing, particularly if an narcotic dependency arises.
Compare that to chiropractic care which incorporates natural healing and the benefits are obvious. While a drug might be helpful at briefly relieving the discomfort of a health condition, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs can't fix your injured spine; it will only mask the pain.
Dr. Jamie Stern will first examine you to get to the root of your back problems and then work with you to solve the problem -- without any risky medications.
If you're ready for relief, naturally, give our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA office a call at (415) 308-7636 to make an appointment with Dr. Jamie Stern.
- 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