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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.