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Bridgeville, PA Neck Pain and Car Crashes

If you suffer from neck pain after a car accident, don't worry. Dr. Kohler sees this type of problem very often in our Bridgeville, PA office. 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. Kohler can help you.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common problem experienced after a car crash. During even a low velocity crash, your head is exposed to very rapid acceleration. In such accidents, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a severe strain on the tissues of the neck. The bones of your spinal column 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 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 damaged area become inflamed and sore, and that's what happens after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing mobility in the injured region, which helps the ligaments heal and helps decrease scar tissue.

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from neck pain, Dr. Kohler is here to help. Dr. Kohler 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 (412) 257-3228 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Bridgeville, PA Chiropractic Effective for Cervicogenic Headache

We see a large number of people with headaches in our Bridgeville, PA office, and Dr. Kohler has been able to support many of them. Of course, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that half of all adults struggle with some kind of headache problem, so this really isn’t surprising. One of the most typical varieties of headaches that our patients are afflicted with is cervicogenic headache which, thankfully, chiropractic can generally help.

What is a Cervicogenic Headache?

A cervicogenic headache is one that stems from issues in the cervical spine. It can be caused by a condition with either the spine itself (in particular, the vertebrae, joints, or discs), or it can be attributed to a problem in the muscles and tendons of your neck. This problem in your spine brings about compression or irritation of the spinal nerves, which can bring about headache pain.

How do you find out if the headache you are going through is a cervicogenic headache? Other than receiving a diagnosis from a healthcare specialist, a common symptom of cervicogenic headaches is tenderness or discomfort in your neck. This is sometimes associated with pain in the back of your head or between your shoulder blades.

Headache Relief with Chiropractic

Because cervicogenic headaches will not go away until whatever problem is initiating them is remedied, it is essential to receive treatment instead of just trying to "wait it out." Chiropractic care is an excellent solution, and one that provides a considerable amount of headache pain relief.

In one study circulated in Chiropractic & Osteopathy, researchers studied 80 people who had frequent cervicogenic headaches. Half of them were given chiropractic care and the other fifty percent underwent light massage therapy. Each participant was assessed 12 and 24 weeks after the treatment and it was found that chiropractic provided the optimum outcomes.

In particular, this study noted that chiropractic adjustments provided patients better pain relief and reduced the number of headaches that occurred. In addition, it also diminished the disability that resulted from these painful headaches.

To find out what Dr. Kohler can do for you and your headache pain, call us today. We'll do our best to get you the pain relief you need!

References

  • Haas M, Schneider M, Vavrek D. Illustrating risk difference and number needed to treat from a randomized controlled trial of spinal manipulation for cervicogenic headache. Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2010 18(9).
  • World Health Organization. (2012, October). Headache disorders. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs277/en/
 

Headache and Car Accidents

If you have headache after a car crash, don't worry. Dr. Kohler sees this type of condition very often in our Bridgeville, PA office. Let's look at why headache is commonly experienced after a car crash and see how your chiropractor can help you recover.

There are many different types of headache. Headache that's triggered by an auto injury, though, typically starts as tension or strain in the muscles of the neck. In a crash, the neck muscles can be damaged, which results in swelling and soreness. These kinds 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 Bridgeville, PA office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is quite common after a crash, and it's important to get care for this type of problem to protect against the creation of scar tissue.

Chiropractic is an effective way to treat headaches, including those brought about by car crashes. Dr. Kohler can help reduce the irritation and strain in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.

Dr. Kohler is here in Bridgeville, PA to help you recover from headache. We've been helping patients since 1994 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful examination 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 (412) 257-3228 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Herniated Disc Treatment Bridgeville, PA

Research shows that 90% of patients with herniated discs improve with chiropractic adjustments. If you live in Bridgeville, PA and have been diagnosed with a herniated disc or low back pain, call Dr. Kohler today at (412) 257-3228 for an assessment.

Dr. Kohler has helped many people in Bridgeville, PA recover from back pain, and a recent study confirms what we've seen in our practice: researchers conducted a study of 148 people with MRI-confirmed lumbar disc herniation producing back pain, sciatica, and radiating leg symptoms. Many patients (79) suffered from chronic lumbar disc herniation lasting longer than three months. Thirty seven subjects had disc herniations for less than a month at the start of the study.

All of the test subjects received chiropractic care based upon the needs of each patient. After fourteen days, 70% of the subjects had significant improvements in pain and disability; and at three months, 90% had substantial gains. Even better, the improvement was retained by patients, with over 80% of individuals reporting improvement at the one-year mark.

If you live in Bridgeville, PA, you need to know that you do not have to suffer from disc herniations or any other type of back pain. Dr. Kohler is here for you. To see if we can help you, give our clinic a call at (412) 257-3228 today for an appointment or consultation.

References:

Lee, Serafin. Outcomes of acute and chronic patients with magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed symptomatic lumbar disc herniation receiving high-velocity, low-amplitude spinal manipulation therapy: a prospective observational cohort study with one year follow-up. Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics 2014.37(3):155-163.