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Mid-Wilshire, LA Back Pain Treatment

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

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Back Pain

A recent article from the University of Utah confirms what our Mid-Wilshire, LA patients have experienced: your Mid-Wilshire, LA chiropractor is the best first option for an episode of back pain.

In this study, 747 participants were treated for low back pain. Each patient 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 discovered is that the individuals who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgical procedures.

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. Joseph Hakimi and our team help your body heal with gentle chiropractic adjustments that don't use drugs or risky surgical procedures.

Dr. Joseph Hakimi Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Back Pain

If you live near our Mid-Wilshire, LA office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (213) 984-4575 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

Mid-Wilshire, LA Back Pain Treatment without SurgeryThe latest figures show that there are over 500,000 spinal surgeries each year in the US. Although in some cases it's necessary to have back surgery, the fact is that if you can prevent this type of invasive procedure, you're often better off.

Dr. Joseph Hakimi is here to make sure that patients in Mid-Wilshire, LA have a healthy, non-surgical option for back problems. We've helped many patients recover from back pain without the need for surgery.

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

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps Avoid Back Surgery

In this study, 1,885 workers with back injuries were examined over a three year period. When the workers first sought treatment with a surgeon, over 42 percent ended up having surgery for their pain. For patients 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 surgery.

If you live in the Mid-Wilshire, LA area, Dr. Joseph Hakimi can probably help you with your back pain. Give our office a call today at (213) 984-4575 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.

 

Low Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We help a good number of people with back pain in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office, and Dr. Joseph Hakimi finds that quite a few cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that roughly 25% of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.

Research Proves Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment methods. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the other group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Researchers noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the individuals who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both prompt and long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only a single treatment session.

So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and want to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Mid-Wilshire, LA office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (213) 984-4575.

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, even the American Medical Association (AMA) recommends that adjustments should be tried prior to surgical treatment--the one option that should be a last resort.

Dr. Joseph Hakimi has seen many back pain patients in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office who have been in pain for years and who are afraid that they might need an operation for their back pain. Dr. Joseph Hakimi has had great success in helping patients recover and avoid risky back surgery, and the science backs up our experience.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps You Avoid Risky Surgery

Recently, in a 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 people who first sought treatment with chiropractic, showing that this non-invasive approach is extremely effective at keeping you out of the operating room.

Dr. Joseph Hakimi Can Help Clients Find Relief From Back Pain Without Surgery

There are alternatives 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. Joseph Hakimi has helped many patients in Mid-Wilshire, LA recover. Give our office a call today at (213) 984-4575 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.

 

Mid-Wilshire, LA Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

Mid-Wilshire, LA headache care by Dr. Joseph HakimiWe know how difficult chronic headache pain can be. Dr. Joseph Hakimi and our staff have worked with many men and women in our Mid-Wilshire, LA chiropractic office, and we've had great success in helping folks eliminate their headache pain.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

A 2016 research paper verifies what we see in our practice. 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 report 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 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. Joseph Hakimi a call today at our Mid-Wilshire, LA office at (213) 984-4575. 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 Better Than Drugs for Back Pain

Don't Choose Drugs for Back Pain

In our Mid-Wilshire, LA practice, Dr. Joseph Hakimi has helped countless patients heal from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've most likely been tempted to take some medications to decrease the discomfort. You should recognize that studies have shown that chiropractic is usually a better approach than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of problem.

In a 2013 report published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 people who had suffered back pain for at least 48 hours. Each individual was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which was made up of 37 patients, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 participants received sham chiropractic treatments and the actual drug. The third group of 25 people served as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real care at all.

Both of the groups that received some form of treatment, whether through chiropractic care or the drug diclofenac, fared better than the control subjects who had no real therapy. However, when the two active groups were compared to one another, the subjects who received chiropractic had results that were "significantly better" than those who took the medications.

Natural Healing with Chiropractic Care

Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without unwanted side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, hypertension, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the benefits of chiropractic last longer as it's purpose 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. Schedule an appointment in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office with Dr. Joseph Hakimi today at (213) 984-4575. We'll help improve your back problems 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

Mid-Wilshire, LA Headache Treatment by Dr. Joseph HakimiMany people experience 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. Joseph Hakimi and the team here in our Mid-Wilshire, LA chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.

Research Supports 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 authors discovered that the spinal adjustments were beneficial at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when spinal adjustments were mixed 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 area.

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

If you live in Mid-Wilshire, LA and are dealing with any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Joseph Hakimi today at (213) 984-4575 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.

 

A Natural Approach to Back Pain

Mid-Wilshire, LA chiropractic back pain treatmentChiropractic is centered on the concept of helping your body to heal naturally through spinal adjustments and lifestyle changes that encourage overall health. For Dr. Joseph Hakimi, this means working to reestablish your body's healthy functioning to avoid the need for drugs or surgical treatments. We notice that most of our Mid-Wilshire, LA patients are happy to find a natural approach for their health problems.

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

Some of the most common 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 about 50% 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 difficulty of back pain and healing, particularly if an narcotic addiction arises.

Contrast that to chiropractic which engages natural healing and the advantages are evident. While a drug might be useful at briefly reducing the discomfort of a health problem, it's not a real solution to the problem. Drugs can't fix your injured spine; it will only conceal the pain.

Dr. Joseph Hakimi will first examine you to get to the source of your back pain and then work with you to solve the problem -- without the need for risky medications.

If you're ready for relief of your pain, naturally, give our Mid-Wilshire, LA office a call at (213) 984-4575 to make an appointment with Dr. Joseph Hakimi.

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
 

Mid-Wilshire, LA Neck Pain and Headache Care

Mid-Wilshire, LA neck pain and headache treatmentNeck and headache pain are common problems that affect millions of men and women around the world. If you are suffering from this type of condition, you're not alone. The good news is that chiropractic is an excellent way to not only treat these common problems, but also help prevent future episodes.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Neck Pain and Headaches

For many years, people with neck and headache pain in Mid-Wilshire, LA have been helped by the chiropractic adjustments of Dr. Joseph Hakimi. Our success is supported by a recent review done in Canada that found that non-surgical, non-drug solutions are the best choice for neck and headache pain.

The report 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.

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

We Can Help Clients Find Relief From Neck Pain and Headaches

If you're troubled with neck pain or headaches, Dr. Joseph Hakimi and our staff are here to help you feel better. Give our Mid-Wilshire, LA office a call today at (213) 984-4575 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.

 

Mid-Wilshire, LA Chiropractic Care for Headache

Mid-Wilshire, LA 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 those that originate in your neck.

Dr. Joseph Hakimi sees a lot of patients in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office who are struggling with frequent, reoccurring headaches. Luckily, chiropractic adjustments can usually help, potentially reducing these types of headaches by 50 percent, and research confirms it.

Research Supports 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 goal was to see how effective chiropractic care was for this type of head pain, as well as to ascertain the number of treatment sessions necessary to achieve a positive effect.

The subjects were divided 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 group received double 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 researchers 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, individuals who were taking medications for their headaches were able to lower their intake after completing the study. Those who received chiropractic adjustments had lower medication usage 24 weeks post-study.

We Can Help Clients Find Relief From Head Pain

Dr. Joseph Hakimi has helped many patients who were suffering from headache pain in our Mid-Wilshire, LA office. Call us today at (213) 984-4575 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.