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Phoenix, Mesa, AZ Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Phoenix, Mesa, AZ headache care by Clinica RealWe know how difficult chronic headache pain can be. Clinica Real and our staff have worked with many patients in our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ chiropractic practice, and we've had great success in helping people eliminate their headache pain.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research study verifies what we see in our practice. In this paper, the authors started with 110 individuals who were suffering with headaches 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 individuals 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 investigation 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 Clinica Real a call today at our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office at (602) 222-9595. We're here to help get you relief.

Reference

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 More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

In our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office, Clinica Real has helped countless people heal from back problems. If you are dealing with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to decrease the pain. You should understand that research shows that chiropractic is often a better alternative than drugs when it comes to relieving this specific type of pain.

In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 people who had experienced back pain for at least 48 hours. Each patient was then assigned to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 people, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 subjects acted as the control as those individuals engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.

Both of the groups that received some type of real treatment, whether through chiropractic or the NSAID, fared better than the control patients who had no real care. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the people who received chiropractic had improvements 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 unwanted side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, high blood pressure, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's designed to resolve the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.

If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Make an appointment in our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office with Clinica Real today at (602) 222-9595. We'll help improve your back pain in a healthy way!

References

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.

 

Chiropractic Helps Prevent Lower Limb Injuries for Athletes

Phoenix, Mesa, AZ sports therapyWhen doing sports that require a lot of lower body movement, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's common to sustain some type of injury to your hips or legs. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many players have found themselves sidelined. Clinica Real has seen all of these problems in our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ patients. The good news is, chiropractic adjustments can help prevent some of these injuries from occurring and research proves it.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Sports Injuries & Recovery

Clinica Real keeps up-to-date with all of the latest scientific research, and in a report published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers. Roughly one-half were placed in a control group and the other half were put in a therapy group that received sports chiropractic care at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant engaging in care once per week. The following three months consisted of an adjustment every two weeks before decreasing those to one visit monthly for the final three months of the study.

The authors noted that there was a "significant" decrease in the number of lower limb strains the players received in the treatment group when compared to the control. Furthermore, they observed that the subjects who engaged in chiropractic also had fewer weeks of missed practice and games as a result of non-contact knee injuries. This led them to conclude that sports chiropractic intervention should be added to "the current best practice management."

Every major sports organization in the US and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their athletes, because they know that chiropractic works. If you live near our office in Phoenix, Mesa, AZ and would like to see if Clinica Real can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (602) 222-9595 for an appointment.

Clinica Real Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Sports Injuries and Recover Faster

If you're struggling with severe pain, Clinica Real and our staff are here to help you heal. Give our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office a call today at (602) 222-9595 for an appointment today.

Reference

Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(64).

 

What Is Spinal Decompression?

Spinal decompression therapy in Phoenix, Mesa, AZWe work with many back pain patients in our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ chiropractic office, and Clinica Real and our staff uses a variety of techniques to help get you out of pain and restore your spine's normal, healthy function. We find spinal decompression to be a highly effective approach.

Understanding Spinal Decompression Therapy

To help you better understand spinal decompression therapy, think of the discs in your spine like little balloons filled with jello. When you compress them (which occurs due to normal living, sustaining an injury, or other medical conditions), they can protrude, placing pressure on the nerves in your spine. This affects your brain's ability to communicate with tissues in the rest of your body.

If the pressure on the discs becomes too high, they can herniate or bulge. This removes the cushion between your vertebrae and can cause pain. The purpose of spinal decompression therapy is to reduce this pressure to help restore your body's function and also reduce your level of pain.

Can Spinal Decompression Therapy Help Me?

Spinal decompression therapy relieves disc pressure through the use of a specially designed table that gently elongates your spinal column through slow and controlled movements. This reduces the pressure placed on your discs. Some studies state an increase in disc height by as much as 1.3 millimeters after just six weeks of spinal decompression therapy.

If you're wondering if spinal decompression therapy could help you feel and perform better, simply call our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office and schedule an appointment with Clinica Real today. Your optimal health is our number one objective!

Resources

Apfel CC, Cakmakkaya OS, Richmond C, et al. Restoration of disk height through non-surgical spinal decompression is associated with decreased discogenic low back pain: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(155). doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-155

 

Chiropractic Effective for Tension Headaches

Phoenix, Mesa, AZ Headache Treatment by Clinica RealMany people experience headache pain, and tension headaches are a routine problem in our busy world. Postural problems and stress are common causes of tension headache pain, and ones that Clinica Real and the team here in our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.

Research Shows Chiropractic Eases Tension Headaches

The scientific literature verifies our results: A 2016 study from Spain managed a group of 76 patients 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 researchers discovered that the spinal adjustments were helpful at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when spinal adjustments were combined with the suboccipital inhibition.

When we get stressed, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, causing pain. Chiropractic works by removing these strains and restoring the normal nerve function to the area.

We're Here to Help Patients Find Help From Tension Headaches

If you live in Phoenix, Mesa, AZ and are dealing with any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Clinica Real today at (602) 222-9595 for an appointment or more information.

Source

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.

 

A Natural Approach to Back Pain

Phoenix, Mesa, AZ chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is centered on the philosophy of helping your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Clinica Real, this involves working hard to reestablish your body's normal functioning to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We find that most of our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ patients are happy to find a natural approach for their health problems.

One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of drugs. Prescriptions are frequently issued to patients who have back soreness. This is such a significant crisis that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the advantages when administered for back pain.

Some of the most popular opiates, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), morphine, and codeine. Data provided by the AAN mention the fact that roughly half of the people taking these types of substances for a period of three months are still on them five years down the road. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and recovery, especially if an opiate addiction arises.

Compare that to chiropractic care which engages natural healing and the advantages are crystal clear. While a medication might be useful at temporarily relieving the symptoms of a health problem, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs don't mend your injured back; it will only cover up the pain.

Clinica Real will first examine you to get to the source of your back problems and then work with you to eliminate the spinal interference -- without risky drugs.

If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office a call at (602) 222-9595 to make an appointment with Clinica Real.

References

  • 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
 

Research Shows Chiropractic Care Effective at Preventing Sports Injuries

Phoenix, Mesa, AZ sports injury treatment and chiropracticWe come across a good deal of sports injuries in our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ clinic, and Clinica Real is generally able to help these athletes. Stanford Children’s Hospital states that more than 3.5 million children aged 14 and below are injured each year when playing sports. Add that to the nearly 2 million adults hurt each year while engaged in sports-related activities, as reported by statistics collected by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and you can start to see the importance of minimizing these types of widespread injuries. One approach to possible realize that goal, as stated in a study released in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, is to receive routine chiropractic care.

In Australian Rules football, hamstring and other leg injuries are commonplace, frequently sidelining the players and impacting their team's chance at securing a win. One particular study was conducted using 59 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers to see how well chiropractic could cut down on these injuries and help keep them in the game.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps in Treating Sports Injuries

For this study in particular, all of the participants received medical treatment. In addition, half of them also received chiropractic treatments at the rate of one session per week for the first six weeks, biweekly sessions for the next three months, and one session each month for the last three months of the study. The other group had no chiropractic intervention at all and were used as the control group to determine the benefits of chiropractic care.

Following twenty-four matches, scientists reported a reduced number of lower limb muscle strains in the group that had received chiropractic care. Additionally, that same group also missed fewer matches correlated to non-contact knee injuries. This lead the researchers to conclude that chiropractic ought to be added to sports training programs to dramatically reduce the number of leg injuries.

Clinica Real Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Sports Injuries & Help You Recover Faster

If you or your child are active in sports and you want to make sure greater time is spent on the field as opposed to on the sidelines, call our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office at (602) 222-9595 and make an appointment today. We will do our best to keep you in the game!

References

  • Hoskins, W, & Pollard, H. (2010, April 8). The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian Rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 11(64), doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-64
  • Misra, A. (2014, March 17). Common sports injuries: Incidence and average charges. Department of Health & Human Services.
  • Stanford Children’s Hospital. (n.d.). Sports injury statistics.
 

Phoenix, Mesa, AZ Spinal Decompression Therapy

Phoenix, Mesa, AZ non-surgical spinal decompressionClinica Real sees several back pain patients in our busy Phoenix, Mesa, AZ chiropractic office. Many of these people have some type of spinal issue that is causing them pain and discomfort. Fortunately, Clinica Real has found that spinal decompression therapy is a highly effective way to help these folks.

What is Spinal Decompression and How Can it Help Me?

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a treatment method that takes all of the positive benefits that one normally gets from chiropractic, traction, physiotherapy, exercise therapy, and myofascial release and combines them all into one.

The goal of this technique is to keep you away from the surgeon's knife, and that is exactly what it's achieved for a number of men and women, as it has a documented 85% success rate.

A few of the issues spinal decompression helps with include generalized back pain, sciatic nerve pain, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, compression fractures, and joint pain.

Spinal decompression works by reversing the effects of wear, tear, and the force of gravity that compresses the intervertebral discs in your spinal column. The video below shows how it works to reduce stress on your back and helps lessen pain and disability.

Clinica Real Can Help People Find Comfort From Chronic Back Pain

If you live in Phoenix, Mesa, AZ and you're suffering with back issues, spinal decompression therapy might be the fix. Call Clinica Real today at (602) 222-9595 for a consultation or appointment.

 

Quicker Sciatica Improvement with Chiropractic

Phoenix, Mesa, AZ sciatica treatment and chiropracticIn our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office, it isn't uncommon for us to see people suffering with sciatic nerve pain, and Clinica Real has helped many of them improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so useful to those who suffer with this condition? For starters, it shortens their healing time and a Norwegian research study confirms it.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Sciatica Pain

In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, researchers looked at 44 patients who presented with sudden low back pain that was diagnosed as acute sciatic nerve pain. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.

The authors discovered that all but two patients returned to their jobs after receiving chiropractic care, which is a 95% success rate. Furthermore, the average length of time that the patients spent off work "was reduced by two thirds as compared with that associated with conventional medical treatment."

Given the fact that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 170,450 days of work were missed in 2013 due to employees dealing with back or spine-related issues, that is almost 112,500 work days that could potentially be recovered each and every year solely by receiving chiropractic care. Not only would that increase productivity, but it might also decrease costs to businesses and employees from lost work.

We Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Sciatica

If you live in Phoenix, Mesa, AZ and you suffer from sciatica, Clinica Real is here to help. Give us a call at (602) 222-9595 and we'll work with you to find the source of your sciatica and get you back on the road to health.

Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30(2):135-139.

 

Phoenix, Mesa, AZ Neck Pain and Headache Care

Phoenix, Mesa, AZ neck pain and headache treatmentHeadache and neck pain are common problems that affect millions of men and women around the world. If you are dealing with this type of condition, you're not alone. The good news is that chiropractic care is the best way to not only treat these common problems, but also help avoid future episodes.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Neck Pain and Headaches

For many years, patients with neck and headache pain in Phoenix, Mesa, AZ have been helped by the chiropractic adjustments of Clinica Real. Our experience is backed up by a recent review done in Canada that found that non-surgical, non-drug treatments are the best choice for neck and headache pain.

The study looked at 15 studies from 1990 to 2015 and found that conservative treatment comprised of chiropractic adjustments, exercises, and stretches was advisable before resorting to drugs or more invasive treatments.

Past studies have shown that chiropractic is effective and safe for neck pain and many other health conditions.

We Can Help People Find Relief From Neck Pain and Headaches

If you're struggling with neck pain or headaches, Clinica Real and our staff are here to help you feel better. Give our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office a call today at (602) 222-9595 for an appointment today.

Reference

Varatharajan S, Ferguson B, Chrobak K, et al. Are non-invasive interventions effective for the management of headaches associated with neck pain? An update of the Bone and Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders by the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration. European Spine Journal 2016; February 6:1-29.