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Chiropractic Care Helps Relieve Herniated Disc Problems

Rockville chiropractic disc herniation treatmentUnfortunately, quite a few of our Rockville patients are familiar with the pain caused by a herniated disc all too well. On a positive note, Dr. Aazami has helped many people with disc pain, and a number of research studies have confirmed that chiropractic can help people recover from this kind of condition.

Research on Herniated Discs and Chiropractic

In one report, doctors from Switzerland recruited 148 patients who were dealing with pain in their lower back and legs due to a herniated disc (which was confirmed through magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI). Each person then received chiropractic adjustments that focused on the area of his or her disc problem.

Data was obtained after the initial treatment session at set intervals--namely, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year--to establish what kind of short-term and long-term effects, if any, chiropractic care offers when it comes to resolving this particular problem. Among the information gathered was the individual's self-reported changes in both back and leg pain.

Investigators found that, as a whole, the patients reported "significant improvement" for both types of pain every time the results were collected. In fact, over 90% of the patients stated that their pain "improved" within the first three months, with 88% still citing improvement one year after their first treatment session.

Even those test subjects who were defined as "chronic" still claimed an improvement in pain at a rate of 89% one year beyond when treatment first began. This is the same positive result that was found in the following case study.

Disc Herniation and Chiropractic: A Case Study

In this paper, a 26-year-old male had presented with disc herniation symptoms such as pain in the low back, left leg, and left groin area, along with left foot drop and muscle weakness. He had endured these issues for more than two years after sustaining a sports injury, and his herniated disc was confirmed via MRI.

After receiving chiropractic care, "The patient responded favorably and his multi-symptom complex resolved within 90 days of treatment." In addition, the patient was still experiencing relief one year after the chiropractic intervention.

Studies like these show how helpful chiropractic can be when it comes to alleviating herniated disc pain and treating the symptoms they bring about. So, if you are suffering from back ache caused by a herniated disc and wish to find some relief, chiropractic might be an effective solution.

Don't suffer from chronic herniated disc pain. Give our Rockville office a call today at (240) 221-2666 for a consultation or appointment.

References

  • Leemann S, Peterson CK, Schmid C, Anklin B, Humphreys BK. Outcomes of acute and chronic patients with magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed symptomatic lumbar disc herniations receiving high-velocity, low-amplitude, spinal manipulative therapy: a prospective observational cohort study with one-year follow-up. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2014;37(3):155-163.
  • Polkinghorn BS, Colloca CJ. Treatment of symptomatic lumbar disc herniation using activator methods chiropractic technique. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1998;21(3):187-196.
 

Chiropractic Helps Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Rockville natural carpal tunnel treatmentDr. Aazami sees a lot of patients troubled with carpal tunnel syndrome in our busy Rockville chiropractic office. While some people think that the source of this wrist-related pain is muscular, it's actually a condition that arises from the nerves--and not just the nerves in your hands.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Recent research published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy evaluated 71 women between the ages of 35 and 59 who were diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Upon studying the subjects' neck range of motion, the researchers found that the women had less cervical flexibility when compared to a healthy control group.

In addition, it was also observed that the level of the women's reported carpal tunnel pain was related to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In short, the less mobility in the neck, the greater the level of pain.

This study is very important, as you can't successfully treat a condition until you fully understand its source. By realizing that the root of carpal tunnel symptoms is in the neck, this means that natural approaches like chiropractic can often restore normal function, reducing the need for risky surgical procedures.

If you suffer with carpal tunnel pain, call our Rockville location and ask how Dr. Aazami can help you get relief!

Studies

De-la-Llave-Rincon A et al. (2011, May). Women with carpal tunnel syndrome show restricted cervical range of motion. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy;41(5):305-10.
Simon H. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. University of Maryland Medical Center. Updated May 6, 2012. Retrieved from https://umm.edu/health/medical/reports/articles/carpal-tunnel-syndrome on November 2, 2015.

 

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.