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How Massage Can Help

Jacksonville, FL FL Massage therapyMassage has been used for millennia as a natural pain relief solution. We use massage therapy in our Jacksonville, FL office, as it works great in conjunction with the chiropractic care that Dr. Chanatry provides. Massage does much more than just feel good. It also offers many positive effects as well. Some are physical and others are psychological, and here are medically documented benefits:

  • Pain relief (back, neck, shoulder, legs, arm, and headache pain)
  • Increased range of motion and mobility
  • Better cardiovascular function
  • Enhanced sports performance
  • Reduced depression or anxiety
  • Higher levels of energy
  • Lower levels of fatigue
  • Reduced insomnia
  • Easier labor and delivery for expecting mothers
  • Reduced stretch marks
  • Reduced scar tissue

We Can Help People Find Comfort From Neck Pain and Headaches with Massage Therapy

Benefits like these have been seen to be particularly helpful for individuals who suffer with chronic conditions such as arthritis and asthma. Massage has also proven advantageous for burn injury patients, people with higher than healthy blood pressure, and women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome. Even preterm infants have shown benefits with massage therapy as they have better levels of weight gain.

To learn more about the massage therapy services we offer in Jacksonville, FL, give our office a call today at (904) 743-6700.

 

Have Knee Pain? Chiropractic May Help

Jacksonville, FL natural knee pain treatmentKnee pain is a common problem for people in our Jacksonville, FL chiropractic office, and Dr. Chanatry has successfully provided many of these people relief. This is largely because chiropractic care has been found to help with many kinds of knee pain.

For instance, some people encounter pain in and around the knee tissues due to degenerative arthritis. Research has proven that this condition responds very well to chiropractic--and rather quickly, too. In fact, one article published in The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association found that men and women with osteoarthritis in their knees felt significant pain relief and improved function after just two weeks of chiropractic care.

If your knee pain is due to a medial meniscus sprain, chiropractic could likely help with that as well. One study reported that combining chiropractic with soft tissue therapy, rest, ice, and compression on the affected knee helped lower the intensity of the pain.

Clearly, sometimes a knee replacement surgery is required in order to rectify the issue, and if that's the case, chiropractic can also help improve the outcome. How?

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Knee Injuries

Medical research has found that people with low back pain frequently have less positive outcomes after knee surgery. Therefore, dealing with your back pain through chiropractic prior to having a total knee arthroplasty can assist with your post-surgery healing.

No matter what your knee issue, Dr. Chanatry can likely help. Call our Jacksonville, FL practice today and find out what we can do for you!

References

  • Pollard H et al. (2008, December). The effect of a manual therapy knee protocol on osteoarthritic knee pain: a randomised controlled trial. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;52(4):229-42
    Boyle J et al. (2014, March). Influence of low back pain on total knee arthroplasty outcome. Knee;21(2):410-4
  • Jarosz B & Ames R. (2010, December). Chiropractic management of a medial meniscus tear in a patient with tibiofemoral degeneration: a case report. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine;9(4):200-8
 

Jacksonville, FL Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Jacksonville, FL headache care by Dr. ChanatryWe know how difficult chronic headache pain can be. Dr. Chanatry and our staff have worked with many men and women in our Jacksonville, FL chiropractic office, and we've had great success in helping patients eliminate their headache pain.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research paper verifies what we see in our office. In this paper, the authors started with 110 patients 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 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 study also found that these results were maintained at the three-month follow-up exam.

Chiropractic is a safe and effective way to treat headache, back pain, neck pain, and many other health conditions. If you're tired of suffering, give Dr. Chanatry a call today at our Jacksonville, FL office at (904) 743-6700. We're here to help get you out of pain.

Research

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.

 

Relief from Tension Headaches with Chiropractic

Jacksonville, FL Headache Treatment by Dr. ChanatryMany people suffer with headache pain, and tension headaches are a routine problem in our busy world. Postural problems and stress are common sources of tension headache, and ones that Dr. Chanatry and the staff here in our Jacksonville, FL chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.

Research Shows Chiropractic Eases Tension Headaches

The scientific literature confirms our findings: 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 authors discovered that the spinal adjustments were helpful at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when adjustments were coupled with the suboccipital inhibition.

When we get run down, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, resulting in pain. Chiropractic works by eliminating these strains and restoring the normal nerve function to the area.

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

If you live in Jacksonville, FL and suffer from any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Chanatry today at (904) 743-6700 for an appointment or more information.

Citation

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.

 

Preventing Leg Injuries with Chiropractic

Jacksonville, FL sports therapyWhen doing activities that require a lot of lower body motion, like football, soccer, and basketball, it's not at all uncommon to sustain some type of injury to your lower extremities. Between pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, knee injuries, and more, many athletes have found themselves out of commission. Dr. Chanatry has seen all of these problems in our Jacksonville, FL patients. The good news is, chiropractic care can help prevent some of these injuries from developing and research proves it.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Sports Injuries & Recovery

Dr. Chanatry keeps current with all of the recent scientific research, and in a report published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers from Macquarie University in Australia studied 59 semi-elite Australian Rules football players. Roughly half were placed in a control group and the others were put in a therapy group that received sports chiropractic care at regular intervals. During the first six weeks, this meant getting care once every 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.

The authors 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 observed 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 conclude 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 athletes, because they know that chiropractic works. If you live near our practice in Jacksonville, FL and would like to see if Dr. Chanatry can help you boost your performance or reduce sports injuries, give our office a call today at (904) 743-6700 for an appointment.

Dr. Chanatry Can Help Clients Find Comfort From Sports Injuries and Recover Faster

If you're troubled with severe pain, Dr. Chanatry and our staff are here to help you feel better. Give our Jacksonville, FL office a call today at (904) 743-6700 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).

 

How Long Do the Needles Stay in during Dry Needling?

Dry needle treatment in Jacksonville, FLDry needling may be a treatment that you’ve heard about in passing, but what exactly is it, and what does it treat?

Although it sounds intimidating, it is a safe procedure that’s done for patients who have certain musculoskeletal issues—so dry needling can be for neck pain and headaches as well as back pain and other muscle groups! The technique is done with minimal discomfort for patients, as an extremely thin monofilament needle comes into contact with certain trigger points in the muscle to relieve pain and impairments.

As this needle treatment has risen in popularity over the past few years as an effective way to manage pain, people have started to ask many questions—such as how long needles stay in during treatment.

Here’s everything you need to know about dry needling and how it can benefit your health.

Dry Needles vs. Other Needles

The needles used in this treatment are very different from those used in administering vaccines, medication, or drawing blood. Dry needling uses the thinnest needles that are eight times smaller, making the experience virtually painless.

While some areas may feel a little bit of discomfort, the pain symptoms this treatment is addressing is typically more painful in comparison.

Getting Started

During the first session, your practitioner will brief you on whether dry needling will benefit the symptoms you’re experiencing. You can also go over any concerns about the procedure at that time. For your first visit, or first few visits, your practitioner can leave the needles in for a shorter duration. Each session total takes about thirty minutes.

How Long Do the Needles Stay in During Treatment?

During your treatment, needles can be placed superficially or deeply, depending on the type of pain being addressed. Also, the length of time that the needles will be left in will vary. For simple relief, the needle may only be inserted for a few seconds. For deeper pain, the needles can be left inserted for 10 to 15 minutes.

How Many Sessions Are Needed?

The number of needle treatments you need will depend on the kind of pain you have. Those with acute pain may need only one session, while individuals with chronic pain may require several treatments to feel better. If you don’t feel the effects after the first session, then continue with more treatments, as dry needling has a cumulative effect! Your practitioner will determine the frequency and duration of your treatment after your first session based on your condition.

How Quickly Will It Work and How Long Does It Last?

After dry needling, experiencing some slight soreness is normal, and you will typically note an improvement in your symptoms within one to two days. How long the benefits will last will vary per individual. The first few treatments will usually have a short length of relief spanning over several days. With every subsequent treatment, your practitioner’s goal is to lengthen the relief you experience from treatment. Typically, every session will end in less soreness, and result in quicker and longer-lasting results.

The Effectiveness of Dry Needling

Dry needling is beneficial for conditions that treat any pain and dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system. Conditions that are typically treated are pain points found in the back, neck, shoulder, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, knee pain, and shin splints.

It has also been proven to be incredibly effective for patients suffering from long-term or chronic pain that doesn’t resolve with other pain management programs. An example of this would be dry needling and sciatica, which is pain along the sciatic nerve that affects one side of the body. Dry needling can address the nerve pain that branches out from the lower back and down to the hips, buttocks, and legs. There’s also dry needling for neuropathy in feet, which treats a condition where people experience tingling, numbing, or jabbing pain in the feet. By pinpointing specific muscle trigger points, dry needling can treat muscle spasms, nerve pain, and other recurring aches.

Working with a Dry Needling Professional

Whether the treatment is for acute or chronic pain, those seeking treatment should look for well-practiced professionals to administer it. Finding the right practitioner is crucial since needle treatments are very delicate and require a certain level of care, precision, and expertise on the targeted muscle points. Whether it’s your first time or not, dry needling undoubtedly continues to be an effective way to relieve several sources of pain.

Dry Needling Treatments in Jacksonville

Dry needling is a treatment that requires the best practitioners for the most effective results. Dr. Chanatry offers top-quality dry needle treatments in Jacksonville. We provide services for clients with all types of needs, such as athletes in recovery, those with chronic back pain, and individuals seeking arthritis relief. Schedule your appointment with us today!

 

A Guide to Avoiding Overexertion Injuries at Work

Dry needle treatment in Jacksonville, FLMost employers prioritize making their workplace as safe as possible. However, injuries can happen, and many work-related injuries are caused by overexertion. In fact, it is one of the most common reasons for missed days at work, costing businesses billions of dollars yearly.

To avoid sustaining an overexertion injury at work, use this article as your guide.

How Do Overexertion Injuries Occur?

Certain movements and activities can cause overextension. These include using excessive force to perform a task, lifting heavy objects, sitting or standing for long hours, performing unnatural movements, being exposed to vibrations from heavy machinery, and working under extreme weather conditions.

What Are Some Examples of Overexertion Injuries?

A sudden movement or performing repetitive movements over long periods can cause overexertion injuries. Some of their most common examples are back injuries, repetitive stress injuries, soft-tissue injuries, heatstroke, and dehydration. Structural injuries can range from a slipped disc or cracked vertebrae, carpal tunnel syndrome, and stress fractures to tendons, muscle, and ligament injuries.

Two or more overexertion injuries can occur at the same time, and dry needle treatment can help you manage the symptoms and promote recovery. This technique involves inserting a dry needle through the skin into your trigger points or areas of your muscles that cause pain to other parts of your body.

What Are the Industries with High Rates of Overexertion Injuries?

Overexertion injuries are common in various industries, such as manufacturing, construction, transportation and warehousing, professional and business services, retail trade, education and health services, government, and wholesale trade.

Workers who do labor work, lift heavy objects, or operate heavy machinery are more likely to suffer from these injuries. However, employees are at risk of getting them regardless of their work environment if their employers fail to protect their health and well-being.

What Are the Ways to Avoid Overexertion Injuries?

You must be mindful and aware of how you’re performing tasks so you can find ways to do them efficiently. To minimize your risk of suffering from overexertion injuries, avoid sitting or standing for long periods, and make time to move and stretch your fatigued muscles frequently. Make sure to rest when you need to and stay hydrated, especially when you feel hot or tired.

If you are operating heavy machinery, use safe lifting techniques, and maintain proper posture throughout the lift. Don't hesitate to ask for help if an object is too heavy or large for you to lift on your own. If you’re already suffering from persistent pain, listen to your body. Avoid performing tasks that contribute to chronic pain, perform corrective exercises, and seek dry needle treatment from experienced and reliable professionals like us.

Receive Treatment from a Trusted Practitioner

Regardless of your industry, overexertion injuries can occur, but you can reduce your chances of suffering from them by keeping in mind the tips mentioned in this guide. By taking good care of your body and getting the necessary treatment you need from a reputable chiropractor, you can be more productive, have a fruitful career, and enjoy an improved quality of life.

Dry Needling in Jacksonville, FL

Ease your pain and recover faster by heading to see Dr. Chanatry. Our office specializes in dry needle treatment, a method that inserts needles directly into your muscle knots. Book an appointment today!

 

Faster Sciatica Recovery with Chiropractic Care

Jacksonville, FL sciatica treatment and chiropracticIn our Jacksonville, FL practice, it isn't unusual for us to see patients troubled with sciatica pain, and Dr. Chanatry has helped many of these people heal with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so useful to those who suffer with this condition? First, it reduces their time of recovery 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, the authors looked at 44 patients who reported sudden low back pain that was diagnosed as acute sciatic nerve pain. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.

The researchers found that all but two patients returned to their jobs after receiving chiropractic adjustments, 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."

Considering 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 could that increase work productivity, but it could also decrease costs to businesses and employees from lost work.

We Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Sciatica

If you live in Jacksonville, FL and you suffer with sciatica, Dr. Chanatry is here to help. Give us a call at (904) 743-6700 and we'll work with you to find the source of your sciatic pain and get you back on the road to recovery.

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.

 

Jacksonville, FL Chiropractic Care for Headache

Jacksonville, FL neck pain and headache treatment

There are many different kinds of headache, but one of the most common types is known as "cervicogenic headache," or headaches that originate in your neck.

Dr. Chanatry sees a lot of people in our Jacksonville, FL office who are suffering with frequent headaches. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments can usually help, potentially reducing these types of headaches by 50 percent, and research confirms it.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A study was conducted involving 80 participants who reported experiencing at least five cervicogenic headaches during the prior three months. The objective was to discover how effective chiropractic was for this type of head pain, as well as to ascertain the number of treatment sessions necessary to achieve a positive effect.

The individuals were split into four separate groups, so that each group was similar in age, gender, number of cervicogenic headaches, and their intensity. Of the four groups, two engaged in chiropractic treatments and two received light massage. Furthermore, one group assigned to each treatment received eight sessions and the other patients received twice that amount.

Each person was assessed based on head pain, neck pain, and disability prior to the study and 12 and 24 weeks after treatment was complete. The authors found that those who received chiropractic as opposed to massage reported fewer headaches at the conclusion of the study. Furthermore, improvements were maintained when checked six months after treatment ended.

Additionally, participants who were taking medications for their headaches were able to lower their intake after completing the study. Those who received chiropractic adjustments had lower drug usage 24 weeks post-study.

We Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Head Pain

Dr. Chanatry has helped many people who were suffering from headache pain in our Jacksonville, FL office. Call us today at (904) 743-6700 for more information or for an appointment.

Reference

Haas M, Spegman A, Peterson D, Aickin M, Vavrek D. Dose response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for chronic cervicogenic headache: a pilot randomized controlled trial. The Spine Journal 2010; 10: 117-128.

 

Dry Needling Services and Chiropractic Care for Veterans

Dry needling services and chiropractic care for Veterans in Jacksonville, FL ​Many U.S. military veterans suffer from musculoskeletal pain, specifically back pain, which is why chiropractic care has been added to veterans’ care options. Chiropractic services aim to make the veterans’ quality of life even better as plenty complain about experiencing daily pain, specifically in the back and joints. The rigorous training involved, along with what they have been through, usually have long-term consequences on their body. Fortunately, chiropractic care is available to ease the pain more effectively instead of taking oral medications or undergoing more intensive treatments.

One of the most effective therapies to accompany chiropractic care is dry needle acupuncture. Dry needle acupuncture is a type of targeted therapy that can help with soft-tissue mobilization and provide pain relief. The procedure doesn’t contain any medication—instead an ultra-thin needle is gently inserted into the affected area, or trigger point for the pain. Dry needling is an effective treatment that helps with back pain, neck pain, headaches, and more.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care and Dry Needling

In the sections below, we will share several benefits of chiropractic care and dry needling for veterans:

1. Natural Pain Management

Practitioners can provide a comprehensive treatment plan for chiropractic care with dry needling to alleviate daily aches and pains that veterans usually experience. What’s great about their treatment plans is that they don’t involve any form of medication. Rather, the experts practice spinal manipulation, manual therapies, and dry needling.

2. Improve Mobility

Some veterans who experience aching joints find it challenging to move around, while others become immobile due to the pain. With the help of chiropractic care with dry needling, it can help improve mobility to help veterans get back on their feet. Aside from treatment plans, a chiropractor will also recommend various exercises to help regain movement.

3. Help Manage Stress

There’s no denying that serving in a combat zone can not only have a significant impact on one’s physical health, but also their mental and emotional health. Because of this, many veterans suffer from stress, anxiety, and depression following their deployment. The full-body relaxation and pain relief that comes from chiropractic adjustment with added dry needle treatment can help veterans manage their stress better.

4. Help Reduce Headaches

Along with the joint pain, stress, and other health conditions also bring tension headaches. Veterans who suffer from frequent tension headaches may benefit from a chiropractic adjustment and dry needle services because it reduces the need for OTC drugs to manage chronic headaches. Dry needling for neck pain and headaches may also be recommended in this case.

Care Available to Veterans

If you are a veteran and you want to receive chiropractic care, know that you can get it. The Department of Veterans Affairs has established the VA Community Care Network in order for veterans to have access to timely, high-quality care. Through this program, veterans can see participating providers in the community to receive care. All you have to do is make sure that you obtain the proper authorization from your VA primary care doctor, and that the provider you select is in the VA Community Care Network.

VA Community Care Network Provider in Jacksonville, FL

Dr. Chanatry is participating provider in the VA’s Community Care Network, offering dry needling services and chiropractic care for veterans who have obtained authorization from their VA primary care doctors. You don’t have to suffer from lower back pain and other joint pain. With chiropractic care along with dry needling treatment, you can alleviate your aches and pains naturally. If you are a veteran who requires dry needling in Jacksonville, FL, book an appointment with us today!