With pregnancy comes many joys as you prepare for the arrival of your newest little bundle of joy, and we love seeing our pregnant moms in our Sheboygan office. However, sometimes it comes with pain as well—specifically, back pain. Fortunately, a recent study finds that chiropractic care is an excellent way to relieve back pain during pregnancy. And the positive effects occur not only during pregnancy, but long after you've delivered!
Researchers recruited 115 pregnant women who were (1) experiencing pain in their back or pelvic region, (2) had not engaged in chiropractic care during the previous three months, and (3) were not restricted from participation. Each woman then was given chiropractic care, with the frequency of visits and methods of manipulation solely determined based on the preference of the chiropractor for that particular expecting mother.
Data was collected at one week, one month, three months, six months, and one year past the initial chiropractic visit to determine what improvement, if any, the women noticed in regard to their back pain. What they discovered is that the level of improvement in pain increased the more time went on.
For example, when asked one week into the treatment sessions whether or not the women noticed a reduction in their level of pain, 52 percent said yes. That amount increased to 70 percent one month into treatment, then to 85 percent being happy with the results after just three months of chiropractic care. At the six month mark, 90 percent said that they noticed reduced pain in their back region, and the benefits continued with 88 percent reporting positive effects one year after the initial chiropractic treatment session.
If you're expecting and you have back pain, natural chiropractic care can help ease your symptoms. We're conveniently located in Sheboygan on Indiana Ave, and we'd love to help you have a healthy, natural pregnancy! Give our office a call today at (920) 208-7000 for an appointment.
Peterson CK, Mühlemann D, Humphreys BK. Outcomes of pregnant patients with low back pain undergoing chiropractic treatment: a prospective cohort study with short term, medium term and 1 year follow-up. Chiropractic and Manual Therapies 2014;22(1):15.
Whether subtle or intense, neck pain has the ability to reduce your quality of life. It can dim your mood, dampen your spirit, and take the luster away from life. That is, unless you make it a point to see your Sheboygan chiropractor who is here to help you recover.
Neck Pain Sources
Many factors can contribute to discomfort in your neck. Being involved in an auto accident can cause whiplash injury, as can other trauma to the cervical spine. Sports injuries can result in neck pain too, leaving you achy and sore.
Poor posture can also contribute to neck pain since the spine isn’t positioned in a way to adequately support your head. This can cause muscle strain, headaches, and dizziness, which can further diminish your quality of life.
If you hold stress and anxiety in your upper body it can tense up the muscles in your neck, giving you aches and pain that extend from your shoulders to the top of your head.
Neck Pain Remedies
Luckily, consistent sessions with your Sheboygan chiropractor can help remove all of these causes of neck pain (as well as several others) and get you back to enjoying a pain-free lifestyle. Through spinal adjustments, Dr. Amy Endru can alleviate the pain that you are experiencing and get you on the route to recovery.
Suffering from chronic neck pain is no way to live. Schedule today with us in Sheboygan so that you can begin being pain-free tomorrow.
Shoulder discomfort is a condition reported by many auto injury patients, and there are two basic causes.
The first is direct damage to the shoulder during the impact. If your shoulder hits something directly, it can damage the joint capsule. Also, if you are gripping the steering wheel tightly during a rear-end crash, your torso can lag behind the car, putting strain on your wrists and shoulders.
The second cause of shoulder pain is not as straightforward and can be more difficult to diagnose. Injuries to the neck or back can produce stress on the nerves that travel from the spine to your shoulder, arm, and hands. This can be confusing, as the discomfort or numbness is felt in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.
Chiropractic adjustments are a well-known, effective way to help people with shoulder pain, and we've been working with these types of injuries in Sheboygan since 2007.
If you have been in an auto collision and have signs of shoulder injury, Dr. Amy Endru is here to help. We can help establish the root cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. We've helped many people in Sheboygan heal from these types of problems.
Call our office today at (920) 208-7000 for a consultation or for more advice.
Over one million men and women are hurt in rear-end crashes every year in the US, and a substantial percentage of whiplash cases contribute to pain for years or even decades. The good news is that chiropractic has been found to be a highly effective way to care for whiplash injuries and avoid chronic pain. Dr. Amy Endru has helped many Sheboygan residents who have suffered an auto accident and we may very well be able to help you, too!
A 1996 British scientific study sums up the challenge:
"The "whiplash" syndrome is a collection of symptoms produced as a result of soft-tissue injury of the cervical spine. The accumulated literature suggests that 43 percent of patients will suffer long-term symptoms following "whiplash" injury. If patients are still symptomatic after three months then there is almost a 90 per cent chance that they will remain so. No conventional treatment has proven to be effective in these established chronic cases."
The authors of this study examined the success of chiropractic care in 28 individuals with chronic whiplash pain. The patients were referred to the chiropractic physician an average of 15.5 (range, 3-44) months after the injury, and were interviewed before treatment by both an third-party chiropractor and an orthopedic physician. The subjects were assigned to one of four classification groups: A - No symptoms; B - Symptoms are a nuisance; C - Symptoms are intrusive; and, D - Symptoms are disabling. The initial analysis placed 27 of the 28 patients in groups C or D.
"Following treatment, 26 (93 per cent) of the patients had improved: 16 by one symptom group and 10 by two symptom groups. This improvement was independent of whether it was assessed by an orthopaedic surgeon or a chiropractor. In the group that had improved, 17 had stopped their treatment at the time of assessment; symptoms had recurred to a minor degree in four (24 per cent) of these patients and they were considering further treatment."
This agrees with what we find in our office here in Sheboygan. Chiropractic adjustments are a wonderful strategy to help you recover from auto injuries and reduce the risk of chronic pain and disability.
Don't suffer from old or recent motor vehicle injuries! We have been helping auto injury patients in Sheboygan since 2007. Call our office today at (920) 208-7000 to see how we can help you.
Woodward MN, Cook JCH, Gargan MF, Bannister GC. Chiropractic treatment of chronic "whiplash" injuries. Injury: International Journal of the Care of the Injured 1996;27(9):643-645.