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Rockville Back Pain Treatment

Rockville back pain treatment by Dr. AazamiMost of us suffer from back problems at some point in our lives. Experts estimate that nearly 1 out of 3 adults deal with some kind of regular spinal pain. Dr. Aazami and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Rockville office, and we've found that chiropractic care is a highly effective way to not only help you heal from back pain, it's also an excellent way to prevent future problems.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent study from the University of Utah confirms what our Rockville patients have experienced: your Rockville chiropractor is the best first option for an episode of back pain.

In this article, 747 patients were treated for low back pain. Each patient was evaluated based on the first person they sought treatment with, whether it was a primary care physician, a chiropractor, or a physiotherapist.

What the authors found is that the individuals who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgeries.

Other studies have found the same results. A 2012 study found that chiropractic patients had the best functional recovery and pain relief for chronic back pain.

Chiropractic works by restoring the natural, pain-free function of your spine. Dr. Aazami and our team help your body heal with gentle chiropractic adjustments that don't use drugs or risky surgical procedures.

Dr. Aazami Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Back Pain

If you live near our Rockville office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (240) 221-2666 for an appointment.

Reference

Fritz JM, Kim J, Dorius J. Importance of the type of provider seen to begin health care for a new episode of low back pain: associations with future utilization and costs. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2015(Sep 29).

Cecchi F, et al. Predictors of functional outcome in patients with chronic low back pain undergoing back school, individual physiotherapy or spinal manipulation. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2012;48:371-8.

 

Chiropractic Can Alleviate Need for Back Surgery

Rockville Back Pain Treatment without SurgeryEach year, over 500,000 people have back surgery in the US. Although sometimes it's necessary to have surgery for back pain, the fact is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.

Dr. Aazami is here to make sure that people in Rockville have a natural, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many people heal from back pain without the need for surgery.

There are plenty of reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recuperation time and additional complications, neither of which is a desirable scenario. Luckily, as one medical study has found, chiropractic adjustments may actually keep you off the surgeon's table altogether.

Research Proves Chiropractic Treatment Helps Avoid Back Surgery

In this report, 1,885 workers with back injuries were assessed over a three year period. When the workers first sought treatment with a surgeon, over 42 percent wound up having surgery for their pain. For those who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings imply that chiropractic care can help you recover from back pain without surgery.

If you live in the Rockville area, Dr. Aazami can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (240) 221-2666 for more information or an appointment.

Keeney BJ, Fulton-Kehoe D, Turner JA, et al. Early predictors of lumbar spine surgery after occupational back injury: results from a prospective study of workers in Washington State. Spine 2013;38(11):953-964.

 

Rockville Car Crashes and Long-Term Pain

Rockville auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Rockville and you've been in a motor vehicle accident, you need to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic problems.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We work with a lot of auto injury patients in our Rockville office, and many of these folks are dealing with chronic pain caused by an old collision. In fact, research shows that a significant proportion of rear-end accidents lead to pain and disability even ten years after the original trauma.

Dr. Aazami is here to help you avoid developing chronic symptoms by helping to restore the healthy function of your spine soon after a motor vehicle accident.

The most frequent causes of chronic problems are reduced mobility of your spinal column and the development of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your spine can easily be harmed during a crash, and chiropractic care works by minimizing inflammation and restoring normal movement.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're close to our Rockville office, and you've been injured in a collision, don't wait to get care. Dr. Aazami is here for you. Give us a call today at (240) 221-2666 for an appointment or for more information.

 

How to Avoid Surgery for Back Pain

Although some people are still uncertain about chiropractic, even the American Medical Association (AMA) suggests that adjustments should be tried prior to surgical treatment--the one option that should be a last resort.

Dr. Aazami has seen many back pain patients in our Rockville office who have been hurting for years and who are worried that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Aazami has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky back surgery, and the science backs up our experience.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps You Avoid Risky Surgery

Recently, in a study carried out on almost 2,000 Washington State employees who suffered from a back injury while on the job, more than 42% who saw a surgeon first following their injury found themselves having back surgery within three years. That compares to just 1.5% of the patients who first sought treatment with chiropractic, proving that this natural approach is very effective at keeping you out of the operating room.

Dr. Aazami Can Help People Find Relief From Back Pain Without Surgery

There are options to risky medical procedures. Chiropractic is a proven effective and safe way to improve the function of your spine, which is the root cause of back pain. Dr. Aazami has helped many patients in Rockville recover. Give our office a call today at (240) 221-2666 for an appointment.

Reference

Goodman DM, Burke AE, Livingston. Low Back Pain. The Journal of the American Medical Association 2013;309(16);1738.

Keeney BJ, Fulton-Kehoe D, Turner JA, et al. Early predictors of lumbar spine surgery after occupational back injury: results from a prospective study of workers in Washington State. Spine 2013;38(11):953-964.

 

Rockville Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment

Rockville auto injury recovery and treatment by Dr. AazamiEvery year, there are millions of auto collisions in the world, and a substantial number of people end up getting injured in a crash. Although most accidents are "minor," chronic neck and back pain are still common health issues. The good news is that chiropractic care is a fantastic way to help these kinds of injuries.

We've treated many auto collision patients in our Rockville office, and Dr. Aazami has been treating people with these types of problems since 1995. During a crash, your body is subjected to violent forces that it simply wasn't built to deal with. These forces put stress and strain on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can cause injury to the ligaments that hold your neck and back together. A collision can cause a wide variety of pain problems.

A ligament tear in the neck can cause pain, swelling, and radicular pain in the arm and hand. Chiropractic care works well for these types of problems, because chiropractic concentrates on restoring the healthy function and mobility of the injured areas.

Dr. Aazami Can Help Patients Recover From an Auto Injury

Dr. Aazami, your Rockville chiropractor, can help by lowering inflammation in the injured area and can help decrease the formation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain and disability.

You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Learn more about how we can help you get well or call Dr. Aazami today at (240) 221-2666.

 

Chiropractic More Effective than Drugs for Back Pain

Chiropractic Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

In our Rockville office, Dr. Aazami has helped countless people recover from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the pain. You should recognize that studies have shown that chiropractic is oftentimes a better choice than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of problem.

In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine researchers included 101 people who had experienced back pain for at least two days. Each individual was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 people, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 individuals acted as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment whatsoever.

All of the patients who received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control patients who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic care had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.

Chiropractic: Natural Healing

Because chiropractic is non-invasive and doesn't use drugs, it helps enhance healing without adverse effects. For example, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health issues. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's designed to correct the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.

If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Rockville office with Dr. Aazami today at (240) 221-2666. We'll help relieve 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.

 

Rockville TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Rockville TMJ Treatment by Dr. AazamiJaw pain is a fairly common condition reported by people after a car crash, and it can be tough for some doctors to diagnose the cause of the problem. Complicating the matter, oftentimes you won't develop TMJ pain until many weeks or months after the accident.

Dr. Aazami has treated many men and women with jaw pain after an injury, and the scientific research explains what causes these types of symptoms. During a crash, the tissues in your spine are oftentimes stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve damage. This can obviously cause pain in the neck and back, but since your nervous system is one functioning unit, inflammation of the nerves can cause pain in other parts of your body.

For instance, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause prickling or pins and needles in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injured area, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a wreck are very common because of neck injury, and the jaw works the same way. Dr. Aazami sees this very commonly in our Rockville office.

Research Supports Chiropractic Lessens TMJ Pain After an Auto Injury

Research shows that the source of many jaw or TMJ problems originates in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck injury can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The trick to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Dr. Aazami will work to return your spine back to health, decreasing the inflammation, treating the injured tissues, and eliminating the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Dr. Aazami finds that jaw and headache issues often resolve once we return your spine to its healthy condition.

If you live in Rockville and you've been injured in a crash, Dr. Aazami can help. We've been working with auto injury patients since 1995, and we can most likely help you, too. Give our office a call today at (240) 221-2666 for an appointment or consultation.

Ciancaglini R, Testa M, Radaelli G. Association of neck pain with symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction in the general adult population. Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 1999;31:17-22.

Brantingham JW, Cassa TK, Bonnefin D, Pribicevic M, Robb A, et al. Manipulative and multimodal therapy for upper extremity and temporomandibular disorders: a system review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2013;36(3):143-201.

 

Relief from Tension Headaches with Chiropractic

Rockville Headache Treatment by Dr. AazamiMany people suffer from headache pain, and tension headaches are a frequent problem in our busy lives. Postural problems and stress are common sources of tension headache, and ones that Dr. Aazami and the staff here in our Rockville chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.

Research Supports Chiropractic Eases Tension Headaches

The scientific literature confirms our results: A 2016 study from Spain treated a group of 76 men and women 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 authors found 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 out, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, leading to pain. Chiropractic works by getting rid of these stresses and restoring the normal nerve function to the tissues.

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

If you live in Rockville and are dealing with any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Aazami today at (240) 221-2666 for an appointment or more information.

Reference

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.

 

Chiropractic: The Natural Approach to Back Pain

Rockville chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is centered on the concept of enabling your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage wellness. For Dr. Aazami, this involves working to restore your body's healthy functioning to avoid the need for medications or surgery. We notice that many of our Rockville patients are happy to find a natural solution for their health conditions.

One benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps people minimize or eliminate the use of drug treatments. Medications are commonly issued to patients who have back pain. This is such a significant concern that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a news release stating that opioid (painkiller) dangers overshadow the advantages when administered for back pain.

Some of the most common narcotics, 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 approximately 50% of the people taking these drugs for a period of three months are still taking them five years down the road. This can further complicate the issue of back pain and healing, particularly if an opiate dependency arises.

Compare that to chiropractic which engages natural healing and the advantages are obvious. While a medication might be useful at temporarily relieving the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs don't fix your damaged spine; it will only cover up the pain.

Dr. Aazami will first examine you to get to the source of your back problems and then work with you to correct the problem -- without risky medications.

If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Rockville office a call at (240) 221-2666 to make an appointment with Dr. Aazami.

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
 

Avoiding Chronic Pain After an Auto Injury

Rockville auto injury recoveryApproximately 2.3 million people are injured every year in motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. While some people are able to recover from their injuries fairly easily, others are left to deal with chronic pain and impairment. We see many of these patients here in our Rockville office. Thankfully, Dr. Aazami is here to help you heal from your auto injury.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps Prevent Chronic Pain After an Auto Accident

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was carried out on 28 people diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic treatment and 93 percent of them experienced pain relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic is a great way to avoid long-term pain after an auto injury.

It's important to remember that studies have also found that delaying care after a car crash can adversely affect healing time, so getting in to see Dr. Aazami at the earliest opportunity is key to having a quicker recovery.

We Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Pain After a Car Accident

Dr. Aazami has worked with many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Rockville office today for more information or an appointment.

Resources

  • Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
  • Dies S & Strapp J. (1992, September). Chiropractic treatment of patients in motor vehicle accidents: a statistical analysis. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 36(3), 139-145.
  • Woodward M et al. (1996, November). Chiropractic treatment of chronic 'whiplash' injuries. Injury, 27(9), 643-645.