Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Studies show the best therapy for headaches is CHIROPRACTIC

STUDY PUBLISHED BY THE SPINE JOURNAL, CONCLUDING REGULAR VISITS TO THE CHIROPRACTOR HELPS REDUCE HEADACHE FREQUENCIES BY HALF 


The Spine Journal 2018 Feb 23.  pii S1529-9430 (18) 30077-9. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2018.02.019. [Epub ahead of print]

Dose-response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for care of cervicogenic headache: a dual-center randomized controlled trial. 

Haas M, Bronfort G, Evanse R, Sculz C, Vavrek D, Takaki L, Hanson L, Leininger B, Neradliek MB

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The optimal number of visits for the care of cervicogenic headache (CGH) with spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is unknown.  

PURPOSE: To identify the dose-response relationship between visits for SMT and chronic
CGH outcomes; to evaluate the efficacy of SMT by comparison with light massage control.  

STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Two-site, open-label randomized controlled trial.  

PATIENT SAMPLE: Participants were 256 adults with chronic CGH

OUTCOME MEASURES: The primary outcome was days with CGH in the prior 4 weeks evaluated at the 12- and 24-week primary endpoints.  Secondary outcomes included CGH days at remaining endpoints, pain intensity, disability, perceived improvement, medication use, and patient satisfaction.  

METHODS: Participants were randomized to 4 dose levels of chiropractic SMT: 0, 6, 12, 18 sessions.  They were treated 3 times per week for 6 weeks and received a focused light- massage control at sessions when SMT was not assigned.  Linear dose effects and comparisons to the no-manipulation control group were evaluated at 6, 12, 24, 39, and 52 weeks.  This study was funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (R01AT006330) and is registered at ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT01530321).  The authors declared no conflicts of interests.  

RESULTS: A linear dose-response was observed for all follow-ups, a reduction of approximately 1 CGH day/4 weeks per additional 6 SMT visits (p < .05); a maximal effective dose could not be determined.  CGH days/4 weeks were reduced from about 16 to 8 for the highest and most effective dose of 18 SMT visits.  Mean differences in CGH days/ 4 weeks between 18 SMT visits and control were -3.3 (p = .004) and -2.9 (p = .017) at the primary endpoints, and similar in magnitude at the remaining endpoints ( p < .05).  Differences between other SMT does and control were smaller in magnitude (p > .05).  CGH intensity showed no important improvement nor differed by dose.  Other secondary outcomes were generally supportive of the primary.  

CONCLUSION: There was a linear dose-response relationship between SMT visits and days with CGH.  For the highest and most effective dose of 18 SMT visits, CGH days were reduced by half, and about 3 more days per month than for the light-massage control.  

Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 





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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Provides Further Support for Spinal Manipulation for Acute Low Back Pain

JAMA Study Provides Further Support for Spinal Manipulation for Acute Low Back Pain

new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) adds to a growing body of recent research supporting the use of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) as a first line treatment for acute low back pain, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

The review examined randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and other published research since 2011 to determine the effectiveness and safety of SMT for low back pain patients.  Researchers found that spinal manipulation was associated with statistically significant improvements in pain and function for up to six weeks with no serious adverse side effects. The JAMAstudy, published April 11, comes on the heels of new low back pain treatment guidelines by the American College of Physicians (ACP) that recommend first using non-invasive, non-drug treatments, including spinal manipulation, before resorting to drug therapies.

“As the nation struggles to overcome the opioid crisis, research supporting non-drug treatments for pain should give patients and health care providers confidence that there are options that help avoid the risks and dependency associated with prescription medications,” said ACA President David Herd, DC.




Just last month, ACA’s House of Delegates formally approved a resolution to adopt ACP’s low back pain treatment guidelines, in conjunction with chiropractic-specific guidelines from the Clinical Compass. The Clinical Compass guidelines focus on the management or co-management of low-back pain patients within a chiropractic office.

“By identifying and adopting guidelines that ACA believes reflect best practices based on the best available scientific evidence on low back pain, we hope not only to enhance outcomes but also to create greater consensus regarding patient care among chiropractors, other health care providers, payers and policy makers,” added Dr. Herd.

According to a 2016 Gallup survey, more than 35 million people visit a chiropractor annually. Widely known for their expertise in spinal manipulation, chiropractors practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care focused on disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and manage cases of back pain and refer patients to appropriate medical specialists when necessary.



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Written by the American Chiropractic Association is the largest professional association in the United States representing doctors of chiropractic. ACA promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care, contributing to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Chiropractic and Stress

Stress

Not all stress is bad. A 30-minute workout at the gym for a fit 21-year old is good stress. The same workout for your 60-year old grandfather would likely be bad stress!
Instead of fainting or going unconscious, think of a vertebral subluxation as your body's attempt at managing stress

Physical Stress

Repetitive motions (painting a wall), postural distortions (falling asleep with your neck twisted) and whiplash injuries from a car accident are physical stresses. So are slips and falls. Or even sitting in front of a computer all day, or looking down at your hand held devices.  Even being born!

Chemical Stress

Today’s environment constantly assaults us with chemicals. Drugs, preservatives, tobacco, alcohol, pollen and a host of other substances can affect our nervous system and muscle tone.

Mental Stress

Ever faced an impossible deadline at work? Or grieved the loss of a loved one? Notice the posture of someone who is depressed. Frustration, or a sense of powerlessness at work are common forms of emotional stress.When your body reacts by “tripping a circuit breaker” and causing vertebral subluxation, chiropractic care may help.
Stress can’t be eliminated, but regular maintenance chiropractic care may help you better accommodate and adapt to it. Give us a call at (702) 277-1371. Check out our website at:  http://www.chiropracted.com

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

TOP 8 REASONS CHIROPRACTIC IS THE BEST TREATMENT FOR AUTO INJURIES

TOP 8 REASONS WHY CHIROPRACTIC IS THE BEST TREATMENT FOR CAR ACCIDENTS
BY: TEDDY SIM, DC



1. Chiropractic alleviates localized pain

Thousands of studies have demonstrated that chiropractic adjustments are a safe and effective way to reduce pain.  In fact, a 2013  study found that 94%  of patients experienced neck pain relief with spinal manipulative therapy.  

2. Chiropractic relieves stress

Car accidents are very stressful, especially if you are in pain.  When you body is exposed to trauma, it goes into flight of fight response, which results in anxiety, depression and stress.  A 2011 used PET scans to look at the brains of people who received chiropractic adjustments for neck pain. They found that those patients had reduced brain activity in the parts of the brain responsible for pain processing and stress reactions.  They also had significantly lower levels of cortisol, indicating reduced stress.  Participants also reported lower pain scores and a better quality of life after treatment.  Reducing you overall level of stress is important, because, left untreated, stress can also slow recover time  and increase your risk to develop chronic pain.  

3. Chiropractic reduces pain in your whole body

Many car accident patients develop more widespread pain after a crash, especially if the original injury was not treated in a timely manner.  A 2014 study reports that people who received chiropractic treatment had increased levels of pain reducing hormones in their bloodstream.  

4. Chiropractic reduces inflammation

During a car accident, the ligaments and muscles that make up your spine can be stretched or experience micro-tears.  With tissue damage to any area in the body, inflammation will occur.  Many times, an auto injury patient will not feel much discomfort immediately after the crash.  However, it is very common these car accident patients wake up to stiffness and pain in the neck and back the next morning.  This is caused by the body's inflammation response to micro-lesions.  

A 2010 study found that chiropractic adjustments actually help the body to release anti-inflammatory interleukin 6 (IL-6), an important substance created by your body that is used to help acute injuries.  

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5. Chiropractic restores motion

Inflammation causes tissues to become less mobile, which can slow healing time to the body.  Ligaments of the spine do not get many nutrients or blood supply normally, and this becomes even more difficult when inflamed and injured.  During a chiropractic adjustment, the joints of your spine are mobilized, which help increase blood flow and healing nutrients to the area

6. Chiropractic reduces scar tissue

Your body heals ligament, tendon and muscle injuries by creating scar tissue.  Scar tissue in an injured area is made up of the same kind of cells as the original tissue, but it's laid down rapidly and randomly as a temporary "patch" on top of the damaged area.  If you get a scar tissue in a large muscle, it can be uncomfortable for a while until you stretch it out, but it most likely won't cause any long term problems.  Scar tissue in the ligaments of the neck and back, however, can be much more debilitating, since we can not stretch it out ourselves.  Chiropractors focus on the adjustment on these specific vertebral joints that are fixated, effectively stretching them and breaking up the scar tissue in the joint.  

7. Chiropractic WORKS!

Researchers have recognized that chiropractic therapy is a great way to help people recover from auto injuries for many decades.  In 1996, British researchers found that 93% of auto injury patients with neck pain experienced dramatic improvement with chiropractic care.  In 2015, an Ontario, Canada government group agreed that spinal manipulation, combined with staying active and continuing to work, are the most important factors in recovering quickly from car crash injuries.  

8. EARLY CHIROPRACTIC CARE PREVENTS CHRONIC PAIN

Research from 2000-2003 found that car accident patients who go early treatment focused on mobilizing the injured area recovered faster and head fewer residual symptoms from the collision.  Chiropractic adjustments get the joints in your spine moving the way they are suppose to, helping prevent chronic pain.    

If you have been in juried in a car crash, you do not have to suffer from chronic pain.  Chiropractic is a great way to help your body heal from all kinds of injuries.  

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Chiropractic is the Key to a Better Operating System


A computer’s operating system is the vital component that enables the device’s hardware and software resources to function as one. But when the system is compromised by malware or a computer virus, its performance can suffer or even lead to a total device crash. Our bodies, and the systems that keep us operating, can be compared to the interworking of a computer. Our hardware is our muscles and tissues, our software is nerve signals, and our operating system is the nerve system itself.  Just like a computer’s operating system, it is our nerve system that enables our hardware and software resources to function together as one.   
The nerve system is composed of the brain, spinal cord, spinal nerves, and the peripheral nerve system, the latter consisting of large, long branches of the spinal nerves and numerous successively narrower and smaller branches of those branches. The brain, as the center of the nerve system, originates signals that coordinate the activities of all the other physiological systems.1 These signals are transmitted down specific pathways to reach specific target structures. These targets – the cells – that comprise the tissues and organs of your cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems, are what keeps you alive. The cells do their job and then transmit responses back to the brain via the nerve system. These responses consist of status reports, requests for additional materials, and other information regarding local conditions. The brain processes this new information and issues new instructions.
It's easy to see how the now commonplace analogy between the brain and the computer came to be. However, it's critically important to recognize that the brain is most definitely not a computer. Regardless of the ability of lightning-quick systems to rapidly sort through huge masses of data, such processing speed and relative accuracy are not the manifestations of intelligence. Rather, these computer feats are wonderful mechanical accomplishments owing to human ingenuity. In the absence of human designers and programmers, there would be no supercomputer.
In contrast, human consciousness utilizes the human brain to arrive at new solutions to problems. These novel solutions are emergent, meaning they could not be predicted by analysis of the information at hand. Computers are not capable of emergent behavior. Thus, our animating principle not only guides the functioning of our bodies, but may also guide our choices, decision-making, and functioning in the world.
Your nervous system, via innumerable main lines, branches, and local connections, links your brain and spinal cord with every other structure in your body. But nerve interference can disrupt normal functioning within this exceedingly complex system, causing transmission of necessary information to be delayed or cut off, and by creating errors in the information stream itself. Such problems may cause pain, symptoms, and, ultimately, disease. Regular chiropractic care helps detect and correct spinal misalignments, the most common sources of nerve interference. In this way, regular chiropractic care helps restore more normal functioning and helps us gain increased levels of health and well-being.

By: Nevada Chiropractic Association
Resources:
  1. Banos O, et al: The Mining Minds digital health and wellness framework. Biomed Eng Online 2016 Jul 15;15 Suppl 1:76. doi: 10.1186/s12938-016-0179-9.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Top 5 Mistakes People Make After an Auto Accident

The Top 5 Mistakes People Make After an Auto Accident

By: G. Dallas & Associates
Each year, millions of people are injured and killed in car accidents in Nevada and across the country. These types of collisions are always traumatic and can be especially devastating if they lead to loss of life or permanent injury. Unfortunately, the mistakes people make after a car crash can exacerbate the situation. Simple, avoidable mistakes can mean you get less than you deserve from your insurance company or you lose your right to pursue a legal claim.


Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident

The most common car accident mistakes Las Vegas and Nevada attorneys see include:

1) Leaving the scene of an accident.

It’s pretty common to panic after a serious auto collision, but leaving the scene of an accident is against the law. If you find yourself in a car accident, remain calm and stay on the scene until tow trucks and law enforcement get there. Keep in mind that even if the other driver doesn’t want to report the car accident or claims they can simply wave off the accident, leaving without exchanging information can mean the other driver later falsely accuses you of a hit and run.

2) Failing to get medical advice.

You may think you were lucky enough to not be injured after a car accident. However, unless you are a doctor, you may not be able to make that evaluation for yourself. Always get a full medical checkup after a car accident, particularly if you may have hit your head. Only a medical professional can rule out possible head trauma and other serious injuries.

3) Not getting all the details about a car accident.

Always exchange contact information with the other driver, get contact information for any witnesses and get the full insurance details from the other drivers involved in your collision. In fact, make it a point to get as much information as you can.
Make sure accurate information makes it into the police report. Ask for a copy of the police report and get any incorrect information changed. Even if you’re not sure whether you want to pursue a legal claim, you may find out later on you are more seriously injured than you initially thought and having the facts in place may help you if you decide to pursue legal action.

4) Not reporting the accident.

Even if it’s just a minor collision, always report the accident to the police. Never let someone convince you to avoid the hassle of calling the police. If you decide to seek a claim with your insurance company later on or if you decide to pursue a legal claim, not reporting the accident can hurt your case.

5) Not getting legal representation.

You may think that because you have car insurance, you don’t have to worry about contacting an attorney. This is not the case. The process of seeking compensation or even filing an insurance claim can be complex and fraught with difficulties. An experienced auto accident attorney has the legal knowledge to represent you and offer legal advice. They can also take care of the extensive paperwork and details of your legal claim so you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Chiropractic Care in Las Vegas- Car Accidents, Back Injury, etc...

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractor in Las Vegas, NV for Personal Injury, Back Pain Relief, Pain Management & More




According to the ACA, American Chiropractic Association; Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is mostly utilized to treat neuromusculoskeletal conditions, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Chiropractic is proven to help patients with neuromusculoskeletal injuries including: whiplash, neck and back back, headaches, low back pain, knee pain, sciatica, radiculopathy, shoulder pain, piriformis syndrome. Many of these issues are the after affects of an automobile accident or some other serious injury.

Doctors of Chiropractic, referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians often practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors are trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises and they have a wide range of skills. As well, doctors of Chiropractic will often recommend nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling services.

Dr. Teddy Sim will offer the assistance you need to become—and remain—pain free while reducing the future effects of accident injuries. For individuals who have not been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you can still see Dr. Teddy Sim if you are suffering unwanted pain from a sports injury, arthritis, or just woke up with a stiff neck call us now. If your pain was not caused by an accident or you are not sure how the injury occurred, we can assess your symptoms and provide you with assistance to help with your pain. Our office will provide the experience and equipment to get to the root of your pain, no matter how severe.

Call us today at 702-277-1371 and start managing your pain at ChiropracTED, LLC. 

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