Can Chiropractic Care Help Whiplash? What Causes Whiplash? A whiplash injury occurs when the head and neck are thrown very quickly in one direction and then rebound in the opposite direction. In other words, the head is literally whipped around on the neck. In fact, this is how this specific injury got its name. The motion of whiplash causes damage to the joints, nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the neck. The stress produced by whiplash on the neuro-musculoskeletal system can be incredibly severe and traumatic. Research has shown that even a low-impact collision of 10 mph can cause a whiplash injury. Even in these types of accidents, the head can receive up to 250% more force than the car itself. Whiplash can also occur from sports injuries and falls. What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash? There are numerous and varied symptoms of whiplash. Neck pain is the number-one symptom. Some patients experience numbness in their shoulder blades and arms following a whiplash injury. Headaches can also be present, while some people experience pain in their eyes and other vision problems. Jaw pain, difficulty hearing, ringing in the ears and dizziness are not unheard of when a whiplash injury has Read more…
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WHY SHOULD YOU SEE A CHIROPRACTOR? AFTER EXPERIENCING ACCIDENTS OR TRAUMA A car accident or simple fall can cause severe stress on one’s neuro-musculoskeletal system, this can affect movement and function. A fall, even as a young child, can cause or contribute to future health problems. Thankfully, seeing a chiropractor can help with such injuries. It is possible to not only find relief but also prevent other health issues that may arise later on in life. IF YOU ARE COMPETING IN SPORTS Even though sports benefit the body by giving it exercise, these activities can also put stress on our spines. The vast majority of elite teams and athletes worldwide would not dream of competing without first experiencing chiropractic adjustments. Research shows that chiropractic care increases athletic performance by 17%! Are you an athlete who has been putting up with aches, pains or other injuries? If you see a chiropractor, you could experience an alleviation of your symptoms, and a boost to your competitive edge. TO EASE PREGNANCY Pregnancy is a time of hormonal changes that can “loosen” ligaments, when the body is preparing for birth. This, coupled with added weight, can put increased stress on the neuro-musculoskeletalal system. Women Read more…
Is Text Neck to Blame for your Neck Pain?
Sit up straight! Don’t slouch! Parents nag their kids all the time about bad posture but funnily enough, they are just as bad! I can’t tell you the amount of times I have come out of my office at the clinic, only to see three of my patients slumped over looking down at their phones, texting, tweeting, facebooking or surfing the net. Many of them have come to the clinic to address neck pain, yet none seem to realize that their cellphones are part of the problem! Sure, our mobile devices keep us connected, entertained, and safer than ever before. But, with all the advantages we gain from mobile technology comes the risk of serious and permanent health problems. Is Text Neck Causing You Neck Pain? Ever heard of ‘text-neck’? Today, widespread use of smartphones, blackberries and tablets has caused an epidemic of Anterior Head Syndrome, or loss of cervical structure. In a prolonged period of time, this may be the cause of many health issues such as frequent headaches, neck strain, and even reduced blood flow to the brain. Not good! So, what is the big deal? The cervical spine supports the weight of the head, which generally speaking weighs between ten to fourteen Read more…
Get Rid of Bad Headaches with these 6 Practical Tips
Headaches are a difficult health issue to walk around with. Mostly, because they’re an invisible problem. They don’t make noise like indigestion or show on your skin like eczema. Outsiders can’t tell that they are there, yet the symptoms that accompany headaches are often debilitating for sufferers.
What is whiplash? Well aside from being, in my opinion, a pretty good movie about music, control and over achievement; whiplash is also the name of an important neck injury. In this article, we will demystify this whiplash and its repercussion WAD (whiplash associated disorder). The Injury Car accidents cause whiplash in most cases. However, what exactly is it? In a car accident, the speed of the vehicle can change drastically. If you get hit from the behind it accelerates or if you hit something in front of you it decelerates. Of course, lateral and other vectors of collision are possible but they make the injury more complex. Good news for all driver, car safety and technology can now save a lot of lives during impact. The seat belt and your headrest are definitely two of the most important, but the design of cars today is to absorb most of the impact, which is an important factor. Some newer device in some car are even better at preventing you from having an accident. Even with all these different technologies your car might have for your security, your body will also feel it. Your head will go forward, in hyperflexion, during an impact. This Read more…
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