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…
Whiplash? What you need to know!
Don’t blame it on the muscle – It’s your nervous system
As chiropractors, we come across a lot of patients who self diagnose and sometimes come up funny stories It’s sciatica… I know my brother had the same thing. It’s just normal headaches everybody has them. I don’t know how it happen, I swear I was doing NOTHING! Must be age. I’m getting old. One of my favorite: ”I don’t think it’s my joint’; it’s my muscles causing me pain”. Muscles would be the only cause of pain, according to a number of our patients. In a neuro-musculoskeletal disorder, the part ‘’musculo’’ represents only a third of the word and the same goes for an actual physical problem. In fact, there is rarely one thing causing your problem, it is often multifactorial. Let me explain, What is Pain? It is nothing more than the interpretation of a sensation by your nervous system. So, without nerves we could not feel the pain… We could also not feel anything else, move, breath, think, react, or just live. Pain is a sign of alarm to let you know something is wrong in your body. From there you have the choice to listen to it or to ignore it. Fun fact: Pain transmission in your Read more…
Cardiovascular Disease: Are You At Risk?
Young and Old Are Affected By Cardiovascular Disease. In the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s 2010 Annual Report on Canadians’ Health they warn of a “perfect storm” of risk factors and demographic changes that will place an unprecedented burden on Canadians fragmented cardiovascular care system.
Do you Suffer with Arthritis?
If you or someone you know suffers from Arthritis then you understand just how debilitating this disease can be. Arthritis is a systemic disease (the whole body) that dramatically affects the joints…
Endocrine System: The Connection To Our Nervous System
Out of site, out of mind, right? We rarely give our Endocrine System much thought. Did you know that the hormones our glands release impact almost every cell, organ and function of our bodies?
Run to your Chiropractor
Did you know that the Greek word for chiropractic actually translate as “done by hand”. Chiropractic care is a non-medicinal way that we can treat physical ailments through hands on adjustments.
Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care, Is it Okay?
There are a number of reasons why many women will see a chiropractor for the first time during pregnancy. Often the body is changing as the result of weight gain and altered biomechanics that happen during pregnancy.
Is Your Neck a Pain?
Your neck enables you to turn, tilt and bend your head, it also houses many vital anatomical structures. These structures are: 7 cervical vertebrae (neck bones); spinal cord and brain stem…
Our spine is a structural unit and has 4 curves. Loss of the structural integrity or the normal function of the spine is what causes vertebral subluxations.
De-stressing our Stressful Lives! How Stress Affects Us
Chiropractic Care for Stress: The demands on our time and attention are increasing all the time. The world we live in has become increasingly more difficult to live without some negative stresses in our lives. Our jobs are becoming more competitive and less secure.