1501 S Center Rd, Bldg A, Burton, Michigan 48509

Natural Carpal Tunnel Treatment with Chiropractic

Burton, MI natural carpal tunnel treatmentDr. Elganainy sees a lot of patients troubled with carpal tunnel syndrome in our busy Burton, MI chiropractic office. While some people think that the origin of this wrist-related pain is muscular, it's really a condition that stems from the nerves--and not just the nerves in your hands.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A recent study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy assessed 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 authors discovered that the patients had less cervical mobility when compared to a healthy control group.

Furthermore, they also observed that the level of the women's reported carpal tunnel discomfort was linked to the lateral flexion of the cervical spine. In other words, the less range of motion in the neck, the higher the level of pain.

This research is very important, as you can't successfully address a problem until you fully understand its cause. By understanding that the root of carpal tunnel pain is in the neck, this means that natural approaches such as chiropractic can often restore normal function, reducing the need for risky surgical procedures.

We Can Help People Find Relief From Carpal Tunnel

If you are suffering from carpal tunnel pain, call our Burton, MI office and ask how Dr. Elganainy can help you get relief!

Sources

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.

 

Burton, MI Back Pain Treatment

Burton, MI back pain treatment by Dr. ElganainyMost of us suffer from back ache at some point in our lives. Researchers estimate that nearly 1 out of 3 adults deal with some kind of regular spinal pain. Dr. Elganainy and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Burton, MI office, and we've found that chiropractic care is a great way to not only help you recover from back pain, it's also a great way to prevent future problems.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent article from the University of Utah verifies what our Burton, MI patients have experienced: your Burton, MI chiropractor is the best first choice for an episode of back pain.

In this study, 747 participants were treated for low back pain. Each person was assessed 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 reported 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. Elganainy and our team help your body heal with gentle chiropractic adjustments that don't use drugs or risky surgical procedures.

Dr. Elganainy Can Help Clients Find Relief From Back Pain

If you live near our Burton, MI office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (810) 715-7746 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

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

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

There are many reasons to avoid unnecessary medical treatments: Surgeries often result in a longer recovery time and complications, neither of which is an acceptable scenario. Fortunately, as one medical study has found, chiropractic adjustments may actually keep you out of the operating room altogether.

Research Shows Chiropractic Care Helps Avoid Back Surgery

In this paper, about 1,900 workers with back injuries were examined over a three year period. When the workers first sought treatment with a surgeon, over 42 percent wound up having back surgery. For those who saw only a chiropractor, only 1.5 percent had surgery!

These findings indicate that chiropractic care can help you heal from back pain without surgical treatments.

If you live in the Burton, MI area, Dr. Elganainy can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (810) 715-7746 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.

 

Back Pain and the SI Joint

We treat a good number of people with back pain in our Burton, MI office, and Dr. Elganainy finds that many cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research ratifies what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this problem.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment therapies. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Scientists noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the patients who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic manipulation administered in these two areas offers both short term and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with just one treatment session.

So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to our Burton, MI office could be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (810) 715-7746.

Kamali F, Shokri E. The effect of two manipulative therapy techniques and their outcome in patients with sacroiliac joint syndrome. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 2012;16(1):29-35.

 

AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before Surgery

Although some people are still hesitant about chiropractic care, 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. Elganainy has seen many back pain patients in our Burton, MI office who have been in pain for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Elganainy has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky back surgery, and the science backs up our experience.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps You Avoid Risky Surgery

Recently, in one study conducted 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 individuals who first sought treatment with chiropractic care, showing that this natural approach is very effective at keeping you out of the operating room.

Dr. Elganainy Can Help Patients Find Comfort 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. Elganainy has helped many patients in Burton, MI recover. Give our office a call today at (810) 715-7746 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.

 

Burton, MI Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Burton, MI headache care by Dr. ElganainyWe know how difficult persistent headache pain can be. Dr. Elganainy and our staff have worked with many patients in our Burton, MI chiropractic practice, and we've had great success in helping people eliminate their headache pain.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research study verifies what we see in our office. In this report, the authors started with 110 individuals who were suffering with headache pain 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 study found that the patients 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 outcomes 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 Dr. Elganainy a call today at our Burton, MI office at (810) 715-7746. We're here to help get you out of pain.

Citation

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 Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

In our Burton, MI office, Dr. Elganainy has helped countless people recover from back pain. If you are dealing with back pain, you've probably been tempted to take some medications to decrease the pain. You should understand that studies have shown that chiropractic care is usually a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this particular type of pain.

In a 2013 report published in the journal Spine researchers included 101 individuals who had experienced back pain for at least two days. Each person was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 patients, received chiropractic care and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic treatments and the real drug. The third group of 25 subjects served as the control as those subjects engaged in sham chiropractic and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.

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

Chiropractic Promotes Natural Healing

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps promote healing without undesirable side effects. For instance, NSAIDs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health issues. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's designed to correct the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the symptoms.

If you're ready to get help for your back pain naturally, then chiropractic is for you. Schedule an appointment in our Burton, MI office with Dr. Elganainy today at (810) 715-7746. We'll help ease 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.

 

Relief from Tension Headaches with Chiropractic

Burton, MI Headache Treatment by Dr. ElganainyMany people experience headache pain, and tension headaches are a common problem in our busy lives. Postural problems and stress are common sources of tension headache pain, and ones that Dr. Elganainy and the staff here in our Burton, MI 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 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 therapist 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 effective at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when adjustments were coupled with the suboccipital inhibition.

When we get stressed out, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, resulting in pain. Chiropractic works by eliminating these stresses and restoring the normal nerve function to the tissues.

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

If you live in Burton, MI and are suffering from any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Elganainy today at (810) 715-7746 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.

 

Why You Should Avoid Drugs for Back Pain

Burton, MI chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is centered on the approach of enabling your body to naturally heal through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Dr. Elganainy, this involves working to reestablish your body's healthy functioning to avoid the need for drugs or surgery. We see that many of our Burton, MI patients are happy to find a natural solution for their health conditions.

One advantage of chiropractic care is that it helps people decrease or even eliminate the use of drugs. Prescription medications are frequently supplied to patients who have back pain. This is such a serious problem that the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued a report stating that opioid (painkiller) risks outweigh the advantages when prescribed 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. Statistics supplied by the AAN cite the fact that approximately half of the patients 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 recovery, particularly if an opiate dependency occurs.

Compare that to chiropractic which features natural healing and the benefits are crystal clear. While a medication might be useful at temporarily relieving the symptoms of a health condition, it's not a solution to the problem. A drug won't fix your damaged spine; it will only cover up the pain.

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

If you're ready to get out of pain, naturally, give our Burton, MI office a call at (810) 715-7746 to make an appointment with Dr. Elganainy.

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
 

Chiropractic Helps Prevent Lower Limb Injuries for Athletes

Burton, MI-sports-therapyWhen playing sports that require a lot of lower body motion, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's not at all uncommon to suffer some type of injury to your hips or legs. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many athletes have found themselves out of commission. Dr. Elganainy has seen all of these problems in our Burton, MI patients. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments can help prevent some of these injuries from occurring and research proves it.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Sports Injuries & Recovery

Dr. Elganainy keeps current with all of the latest scientific research, and in a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules football players. Roughly one-half were placed in a control group and the other half were put in a treatment 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 reducing those to one visit monthly for the final three months of the study.

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

Every major sports team in the United States and the US Olympic Team has chiropractors on staff for their players, because they know that chiropractic works. If you live near our office in Burton, MI and would like to see if Dr. Elganainy can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (810) 715-7746 for an appointment.

Dr. Elganainy Can Help People Find Relief From Sports Injuries and Recover Faster

If you're suffering from severe pain, Dr. Elganainy and our staff are here to help you recover. Give our Burton, MI office a call today at (810) 715-7746 for an appointment today.

Bibliographic 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).