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Chiropractic Care for Sports & Auto Accident Injuries

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

sports-injuriesChiropractic Treatment for Sports and Auto-Accident Injuries

Each of us experiences different kinds of physical injury once in a while.

While most of them can be managed without taking it to a medical doctor, there are those types that should not be taken out of serious consideration as they might further deteriorate and could cause more complications.

Of so many types of injury, auto-accident and sports injury are among the most familiar. Each can be further break into a number of classifications and some of them are the following:

car-accident-injuriesFor auto-accident injuries, they can be…

Middle and lower back pain – another type injury that can be obtained in auto accident, most especially when a sudden external force hit your car.
Whiplash – this is common in auto accident; a type of injury that one can get when hit from behind and suddenly and forcefully projects your head or neck forward and then back.
Joint injury – a type of physical injury that is common not only in auto accident but in sports as well; this is all about injury to any joint in the body, which could involve damage to the bones, ligaments, or other tissues.

tendonitis-elbow-painSport injuries can be…

    Joint dislocations – a type of injury where bones in a joint are displaced or misaligned, which is usually caused by a sudden impact to the joint.
Concussions – this is another type of injury common in sports; this is a type of traumatic brain injury that is often caused by a blow to the head or body, a fall, or any other circumstances that shake the brain.
On-the-field injuries – those that are obtained while in the game; injuries from accident while playing
Sprains and strains – sprain is a type of injury caused by a stretch and/or tear of a ligament, the fibrous band of connective tissue that connects the end of one bone with another. On the other hand, strain is another common sport injury that is caused by muscle and/or tendon damage.

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Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

wrist-pain-treatmentValuable Particulars About Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Technological up-gradation has undoubtedly gifted humanity with convenience and expediency. But the health hazards that accompanied such advancement can’t be kept apart. An unavoidable physical menace that is vitally victimizing human race and are related with this progression after-math is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).

Major suffers of which are those engaged with continuous phenomenon of typing or have to work in front of computers. Other causes that may lead a person to this traumatic malady involves:

Wrist pain or fracture
Hormonal causes
Rheumatoid arthritis
Fluid retention, etc.

carpal-tunnel-of-the-armCapable means of treating this pain can’t be compared with any other kind of curative other than chiropractic care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Actually, the median nerve (or the pinched nerve) is one that connects a person’s forearm with neck and shoulder. In the process of connecting the nerves in between the wrist and neck, it runs down the carpal tunnel.

Detailed process of diagnosis shows that the entire built-up almost appears like a tunnel enclosure. Where, the upper part is stapled with carpal bones and the ground with slanting carpal ligament.

Whenever any sort of hassle occurs in the proper functionality of this entire accumulation of nerves and bones, outcome is unavoidable pain and soreness.

As chiropractic care is popular for its spinal manipulation technique, end most result is utmost relief for a prolonged time span. Chief symptoms that confirms the occurrence of CTS involves:

Immense pain and numbness in wrist (paresthesia)
Burning itchiness in the palm
Swollen fingers
Paralysis, etc.

american-chiropractic-association-2Medicinal or surgical remedies may help the patient to enjoy temporary relief. But there is no assurance that it would be risk-free or will be devoid of any side-effects. At this point, responsible role of chiropractic care is vast. Such healing process gets deeper into the reasons behind the pain. Hence, the treating course gets determined accordingly. As a result of which the victim gets to enjoy a pain-relived life full of mobility and flexibility.

Furthermore, a wider number of people are continuously getting attached with the advantageous healing procedures of chiropractic treatment. This in turn approves the proficiency and coherency of a professional and experienced chiropractor. In this aspect, benefits that are worth mentioning while discussing chiropractic remedies for CTS involve:

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Care for Common Sports Injuries

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

chronic-back-pain-causesCommon Sports Injuries and What Causes Them

Most sports persons will suffer some type of sports injury at some time or the other. This is because those who participate in competitive sports tend to push themselves to the limit, in the process straining their muscles. Luckily, most sports injuries are not very serious and can be treated easily.

Here are three of the most common sports injuries and what causes them:

Lower Back Strain

Lower back strain is one of the most common sports injuries and it can be caused by several different factors. It can occur due to sudden movements or sudden, excessive twists to the sides. Lower back strain can also occur when you life something that is very heavy or when doing the wrong movements with an unfamiliar sport.

Sports persons who have weak back muscles can be particularly prone to suffering from lower back strain.

injury-physical-therapyMuscle Pull

A muscle pull feels exactly as it sounds- as if the muscle is being pulled. This happens when the muscle fibers and tissues get stretched beyond their capability. This usually happens when the muscle is subjected to sudden excessive force.

Overuse, fatigue, strain or falling down are other factors that can cause muscle pull.

The most effective way to prevent a muscle pull is to spend enough time warming up and stretching every muscle before you start your sports activity.

Maintaining some sort of schedule also helps lessen the likelihood of a muscle pull.

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How Chiropractic Care Can Help After an Accident

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

car-accident-injuryHow Important Is Chiropractic Care If You Have Been in a Car Accident?

Once major traumatic injuries such as broken bones, lacerations, contusions, and internal injuries have been ruled out by the EMTs it is equally as important to look at possible problems which have occurred in your musculoskeletal system. (Soft tissue damage and misalignment issues).

Often times following an accident your body may be in shock. It is producing dopamine and other chemicals in the brain in order for you to be able to function and you may not feel the damage, pain or soreness yet.

Though pain following a car accident can be felt anywhere in the body, the most common are neck injuries due to the way we are anchored into our vehicles. Though we are strapped in by the body, our heads have to remain mobile. When a car or truck is hit, your neck is whipped in one direction then back the other way. Hyperflexion-hyperextension injuries can affect the soft tissues in the neck as well as intervertebral discs and joint capsules.

Whiplash can be the result.

whiplash_injuryWhiplash may present itself in the following ways:
Neck pain and Back Pain
Arm pain or numbness
Inflammation
Dizziness
Nausea
Feeling like you may pass out
Lack of clear thought
Anxiety
Jaw issues

Even Depression can be a side effect from a whiplash injury.

Chiropractors are musculoskeletal specialists. Seeing one as soon as you are able to following an accident can help you to heal as expediently as possible while minimizing damage. They will perform a thorough exam and physical assessment including X-rays. If they feel you will benefit from an immediate adjustment they will do so at that time as well as set the best course of treatment going forward. After even a minor accident, the curvatures in the spine are straightened, especially the neck or cervical spine. The soft tissues may heal (often with scar tissue), but the spinal curvature remains straightened. Over time, this may cause osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease. This may be prevented if you get your spine evaluated after an injury.

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Causes of Back Pain

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

back-pain-bad-postureAre You at Risk of Back Pain?

To put it in simple terms, back or spine pain can threaten us in two ways. The first (and most worrying) factors are those that we cannot control. This may include:

  • Being middle-aged or older
  • Having a family history of back pain
  • Having suffered a back injury before
  • Being pregnant. A woman’s back is significantly stressed by carrying a baby
  • Having had a compression fracture of the spine
  • Having had back surgery before
  • Having congenital spine problems (problems present since birth).

stress-chiropractic-careEven though uncontrollable risk factors often cause the most worry, the majority of people who experience back ache or pain do so as a result of external/ lifestyle influences.

Remember that up to 80% of people suffer from back ache at some point or another. Out of that 80%, only a small portion of people would have had back problems since birth, been pregnant or suffered compression fractures of the spine.

Only a small percentage would have experienced back problems as a result of uncontrollable risks. In other words, many people are at risk of developing back pain because of the lifestyle choices they make.

These may include:

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How to Recover from Auto Accident Injury

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

car-accident-auto-injury-factsChiropractic Spinal Adjustments – How to Quickly Recover From an Auto Accident

Auto accident injuries can be completely devastating. They can limit your mobility and keep you from going to work.

Depending on the severity of these injuries one may feel pain in all areas of their body for many years and in some cases for the rest of one’s life.

The one type of injury associated with a car wreck is whiplash, but there are other injuries one can sustain as well. Even minor fender benders can produce pain in the back, neck, hips and shoulders. Some people even suffer from chronic headaches after such an accident.

neck-pain-whiplash-injuryThe pain results from the way the body is slammed about, often being violently jerked forwards and backwards in an instant. Even when you are rear ended at a low speed your muscles can get pulled and damaged.

How does a trip to a chiropractic clinic help these problems, you may ask? Well they have treatments which can manipulate your back muscles and your spine. They are your core muscles so when your chiropractor gets these back into alignment and relaxed then the surrounding muscles follow suit.

Also, typically when your muscles are in a tense ball then the blood flow is restricted. Blood flow is a major healing agent. So anytime chiropractors can get more openness in your spine and back muscles you heal more quickly.

Your back and spine rarely fix themselves so some trips to your local chiropractor right after a car accident is your best way to not suffer long-term damage and chronic pain.

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Chiropractic Care for Sciatica

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

sciatica-pain-tingling-numbnessWhy Choose Chiropractic Care for Sciatica?

Sciatica refers to pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the legs. This leg pain can take on the form of a bad leg cramp. However, it can also take the form of shooting pains that make everything from sitting to standing uncomfortable. Sciatica can occur suddenly or develop overtime. The pain of sciatica can be made worse when you sneeze or cough.

Sciatica can be one of the most painful and most persistent conditions around. Millions of individuals each year make the trip to a doctor’s office with the goal of curing sciatica. What many people don’t realize is that chiropractic care for sciatica is actually quite popular.

The goal of chiropractic care for sciatica is to help the body’s potential to heal itself. Chiropractic care of sciatica is based on the scientific principle that restricted spinal movements can lead to pain and minimize function as well as performance. By choosing chiropractic care for sciatica, you are opting for drug-free and non-invasive care.

Chiropractors use a variety of different therapies based on the cause of each individual patient’s sciatica. A chiropractic treatment plan for sciatica may include:

chiropcractic-adjustment-dr-lee-slideCold Therapy. Your chiropractic care for sciatica may include ice or cold therapy. This helps to reduce inflammation and control the pain associated with sciatica. Cold therapy is also a process that you can learn to engage in at home for even more relief of your sciatica symptoms.

Ultrasound Therapy. Ultrasound applies gentle heat to the body by means of sound waves that can penetrate deep down into your tissues. As part of chiropractic care for sciatica, ultrasound helps to increase circulation. Ultrasound can also reduce muscle spasms, cramps, stiffness, pain and swelling.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (more commonly known as a TENS unit). A TENS unit is a small, box-shaped, portable device that is designed to help stimulate muscles. With a variety of intensities when it comes to electrical current, a TENS unit helps to control acute pain as well as reduce muscle spasms.

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Help to Fix Your Flat Feet

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

feet-flat-how-to-fixHow to Fix Flat Feet

Flat feet. Fallen Arches. You definitely know if you have it and if you suspect you do, one very simple way to tell is to press your bare foot into an area of damp grass or on a wet paper towel and then step onto a dry spot on the sidewalk. If you see the entire bottom of your foot in the footprint, it’s a pretty good indicator that you have flat feet. There should be an open area in the inner foot print between the base of your toes and heel.

Flat feet affects all ages – even babies who are just learning to walk. But in the case of young children, the issue will usually correct itself as the child grown and the bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles strengthen with use and walking. For adults, however, no matter what the reason for the flat feet, some work is needed to fix the problem.

Here are 5 things you can do daily to strengthen and ultimately help to fix your flat feet.

foot-exerciseKeep them straight. Take a minute to evaluate your standing position. Stand up and walk around the room for a minute. Stop and look straight ahead. Now, without changing the position of your feet, look down and see which way your feet are pointing. For most people, if they were to draw an imaginary straight line out of their pinky toe they would find their feet are pointing outward – almost to the point of “duck feet”. If that’s the case with you, turn your foot at the ankle so that the imaginary line goes straight out in front of you – so that the lines from both feet are parallel and headed toward any object in the distance in front of you. Remember that position. Every time you stop to stand still take notice of your foot position and adjust accordingly.

Roll the knees out. Once your feet are in the straight position mentioned above, try to bounce your knee caps up and down. Can you? Most people can’t. Keep trying. Usually it’s easiest to try to raise them up and then let them go. Once you’ve bounced them up and down a few times try to roll your knees open without lifting your feet or bending your knees. Be patient, this isn’t easy! Imagine trying to get your knees to look at each side wall. What you should notice is that your feet miraculously “get” an arch. Again, every time you stop to stand still, get those feet in position and try the knee roll.

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What You Need to Know About Hand and Wrist Pain

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

hand-pain-aging-womenImportant Facts About Osteopathic Hand Exercises

When osteopathy was first developed by Dr. Still in the mid-1800s, traditional allopathic medicine was still in its infancy. There were very few drugs available and the relationship of germs to disease was not yet established. In fact, the cellular structure of the body was not accepted and the nature of the immune system was not known. The development of osteopathy in this environment was a phenomenal medical breakthrough in the process of helping the body to heal itself.

While both chiropractic and osteopathy include techniques for correcting abnormal conditions of the musculoskeletal system, osteopaths go a step further. In addition to treating the joints, doctors of osteopathy also include the adjacent muscles and ligaments. Osteopathic doctors believe that their practice is more concerned with the total region of the spine rather than the neck region and rely more on the sense of touch than x-ray.

Because doctors of osteopathy also include manipulation of the fascia, or any fiber sleeve that divides and subdivides all parts of the body, they also treat pain and other symptoms that arise from organs or muscles that become injured whenever the fascia becomes trapped, bruised or overstretched. This is an incredible definition of injuries that often occur to the hands.

hand-grip-fistCarpal tunnel, tendinitis and arthritis of the hands all fall under the description given above. Osteopathic treatments can help reduce pain, swelling and improve mobility and range of motion in cases where individuals are more interested in helping the body to heal itself than they are in popping another pill or going into surgery. Treatment can require repeated sessions provides a doctor of osteopathy is usually moderately priced and will approach an illness or disease with an overall health focus on the body.

Hand therapy can include water exercises, teaching individuals healthy habits when using their hands, and developing exercise program to decrease stiffness in the muscular system as well as improve the strength.

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Caring for an Elderly Loved One

Monday, December 12th, 2016

senior-anti-aging-tipsElder Care Tips and Tools

Should you find yourself in the position where you have to care for an elderly loved one, it can prove to be one of the most rewarding, yet most challenging times of your life.

Of course, every individual case will vary massively regarding the person needing care’s needs, possible ailments, and other factors, but there are some common elder care tips and tools which can be applied to almost any scenario.

Ask away. Even if you’re extremely close to the person who is in need of care – be it a friend, a relative, or a partner – there is no way of you knowing their exact needs and wants. When it comes to the time when care is required, it’s important that you constantly communicate with the person receiving care about what they want and how they’re feeling.

For example; you may find yourself spending more time with them than needed, and they might feel slightly demeaned by it. Ask them what exactly it is they need help with – it could simply be a helping hand when they go to the shops – and then from there.

rest-relaxationTake some time for yourself. It may sound like an odd thing to write in an article about caring for someone else, but it’s more than important to take care of yourself too. Dependent on the circumstances, providing. Care can be extremely stressful and may even prove to be detrimental to your own health. Always find some time in the day for yourself me even if it just means settling down with your favorite TV show at the end of the day.

As well, bear in mind that providing care isn’t going to be totally serious work – even making a few cups of tea and having a chat can prove to be beneficial to the person requiring care.

At some time, you may come to a point where you feel as though you’re having a difficult time providing an adequate amount of care. It may be that the person you’re caring for has an ailment at requires specialist care, or that you’re finding it hard to fit the amount or kind of care they need into your daily schedule. Whatever it may be, our final tip will come in handy…

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