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https://youtu.be/ioS1_4xluBo 6 Tips If You Are A Victim of a Car Crash Few instances shatter our world into pieces more quickly than an auto accident. Never expected, a wreck causes bodily injury, stress, and, in some cases, dealing with a law firm about ongoing financial litigation issues. Unfortunately, there are vast number of vehicles on the road today, many with a weakness for distracted driving. This combination of drivers dramatically
5 Reasons Whiplash Sufferers Should Choose Chiropractic Care Our neck is a busy body part. It holds our head up, turns it, and allows us to see, hear, and speak in the direction we choose. Even with all it’s importance tasks, the neck is actually fairly delicate. There are many ways everyday motion can injure the neck. In most cases, whiplash side effects include: acute to chronic pain, decreased mobility, and varying
How Chiropractic Care Benefits Football Injuries There is no doubt that full-contact football is a rough sport. At times, it can be downright brutal, especially on the body. Consequently, the sport sees a multitude of traumatic injuries. Some injuries are serious, including head, neck, ankle, knee, and spinal. Chiropractic care is quickly becoming a popular, practical method for treating football injuries. In addition, chiropractic care can manage football injury-related pain.
Is Chiropractic Care the Answer to Your Child’s Chronic Ear Infections? “Mom, it hurts. It hurts!” Parents of children suffering from ear infections are all too familiar with this cry. Tugging at their ears, crying, and trouble sleeping are all signs of a middle ear infection, also called otitis media, in your little one. If your child has a ruptured eardrum they may have fluid draining from their ear canal.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Tennis Elbow Even if you have never stepped foot onto a court, or played a racquet sport, you may end up with tennis elbow. Tennis Elbow is also known as lateral epicondylitis. It occurs along the muscle that allows extension of the wrist. It can be an extremely painful condition that can linger for weeks. Some cases can even last up to 12 months. What
3 Differences in Sprains & Strains Treatment & Chiropractic Sprain and Strain, which injury is it or is it both? As experienced chiropractors, we like answering the questions we receive from our patients. A common inquiry is “what is the difference between a sprain and a strain?” Sprains & strains are injuries to the musculoskeletal system that are commonly diagnosed conditions and are two separate issues people frequently mix up. We will
How Running Injuries Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care Step. Ouch. Step. Ouch. Step. Ouch. Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise and offers many benefits. It can be done anywhere. It tones the lower body and it burns a ton of calories. Pounding the pavement over time, however, can result in injuries to the feet, knees, ankles, and hips. Whether you run a few miles a week
A Healthy Diet Benefits Your Life It’s hard to turn on the television or cruise the internet without being bombarded with articles pertaining to our health. Headlines like “Americans Don’t Sleep Enough,” “Start a Healthy Diet Now,” or “One-Third of Adults Are Obese” are everywhere! Ever wonder why? Stress, heredity, and smoking are all factors that play a part in a person’s overall health. However, one of the biggest factors
Back pain prevention is the key to healthy living and overall health. There are dangers in everyday life, from slipping in the shower to getting mowed down by the next-door neighbor’s teenage driver. The risk doesn’t end once we are safely behind our desks. Basically, sitting is literally hurting us! While not actually trying to cause ourselves harm, our computer, desk, office chair, and keyboard are not our friends. We spend
Piriformis Syndrome Relief If you are looking for pain relief from piriformis syndrome, chiropractic care should be on the top of your list. Chiropractic physicians are able to provide diagnosis and treatment for musculoskeletal conditions, piriformis syndrome included. What Is Piriformis Syndrome? A small muscle located deep in the buttocks, the piriformis muscle performs the essential function of rotating the leg outwards. Piriformis Syndrome is a painful condition. It occurs when the piriformis muscle
Golf injury pain relief. Are you looking for golf pain relief? Does this sound familiar? It’s a warm sunny day with a bit of a breeze. You are on the back nine about to sink a putt. But, when you swing, your back seizes up with severe pain. The beautiful day of golf turns into painfully riding in the golf cart back to the clubhouse. Sadly, you limp painfully to
5 Key Ways Expectant Mothers Benefit from Chiropractic Care Pregnancy and chiropractic care go together like peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches! They may sound weird to the average person. But when you are pregnant and have a craving for some pain relief. A chiropractic visit should bring a smile to your face and relief to those pregnancy pains. Pregnancy is an exciting, precious time in a woman’s life, full
Summer fun means outside activities in the warm sun. From strenuous pursuits like biking, hiking, and volleyball-playing. To more leisurely enjoyments like sunbathing on a float. No matter how you plan to enjoy the steamy summer months. Maintaining summer hydration should be right up there with sunscreen on your list of important hot weather priorities. Dehydration is a condition that ranges from mild to serious. And, it can happen quicker than
The crack of a ball against your bat, good! The crack of a back or shoulder, bad! No matter how severe, baseball injuries can create quite a kink in your game. Baseball, our national pastime, heats up in summer. From little league on up, people of all ages enjoy swinging the bat and running the bases. Unfortunately, baseball requires some movements that can wreak havoc on a person’s body. This
Swimming Pool Safety in the Summertime Swimming pool safety should be you number one priority, if you are going to have fun in the pool this summer. School is out, and the cool, fresh water of the local swimming pool awaits beckoning. Long, sunny days, the smell of sunscreen and the laughter of the playing children will fill the next few months. However, there are elements of this delightful picture that
Fibromyalgia Relief Can Benefit From Full Body Chiropractic Care Fibromyalgia is one of today’s most common chronic pain conditions. According to the American College of Rheumatology, around 1 in 50 Americans currently suffer from fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, the condition is difficult to diagnose. Also, being chronic in nature, it can linger for several months, or even years. Fibromyalgia typically causes pain throughout the body and creates areas so tender that the
Sciatica Relief: Chiropractic Lessens Pain, Helps Healing Are you looking for some sciatica relief? Do you experience pain along one side of your body? Does it start in your lower back, travel down through your hip, and to the back of your leg? If so, you could be suffering from a condition called sciatica. According to the Mayo Clinic, Sciatica “most commonly occurs when a herniated disk or a bone
What Chiropractic Patients Need to Know About Sitting Ergonomics Sitting ergonomics or your seated posture while working is not exercise unless you work at it. It’s no big secret that exercise is good for you. Many articles and books have been written and studies completed on the subject of physical fitness. However, lately, it’s been discussed as to whether that five-mile run or spin class is really enough. Is our work
4 Ways Chiropractic Can Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Sufferers Get Relief Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a serious, painful nerve injury that affects many people in the United States. CTS occurs when the median nerve, which runs down your forearm to your hand, gets compressed or stretched somewhere along the length of where it travels. The area that gets blamed for CTS the most is in the wrist. Your wrist
Back Pain in School Kids Who Are Carrying Backpacks Backpack back pain in kids is on the rise. While back pain is a known issue in adults, its prevalence in school-aged children has received little scientific attention. Elementary, middle, and high school students most often carry backpacks that weigh enough to cause chronic back pain, poor posture, and even decreased lung volume. Recently, several studies reveal the truths behind childhood
5 Tips Chiropractic Patients Can Use When Choosing The Perfect Pillow Not having the perfect pillow can lead to neck pain. Neck pain is nobody’s friend, and it is definitely not an ideal sleeping companion. Pain-filled nights can leave a person dull, groggy, and not ready to face the day in the morning. Unfortunately, certain sleeping positions can further aggravate neck pain to the point it robs a person of a
How Chiropractic Can Help Patients Who Suffer From Arthritis Get Relief Chiropractic treatment specializes in wellness care. However, it is becoming more common for people to visit chiropractors to treat a variety of different kinds of pain. Because of this, chiropractic adjustments provide many benefits to people and patients who suffer from a wide variety of conditions like arthritis. In today’s article, we’ll explore how chiropractic can help patients who
5 Things Chiropractic Patients Ought to Know About Text Neck Remember how your mom always said, “Nothing in life is free”? Well, she was right. High-tech gadgets and smartphones advancing at the speed of light are a modern convenience unlike little else, but the advantages of communication at our fingertips come with a price: text neck. Here are 5 things chiropractic patients ought to know about text neck, the epidemic
How Chiropractic Can Achieve Neck Pain Relief Neck pain relief may just be one step away. If you have pain in any part of your body, it can range from uncomfortable to downright debilitating. In the case of your neck, any degree of irritation can impede your ability to function. Because of this, it is important that you learn about how chiropractic can give you neck pain relief, so that you can
Weight Loss Can Help Reduce Back Pain for Chiropractic Patients Back pain is one of the most common and most troublesome problems that people experience. Eight out of 10 individuals will struggle with back pain during some point in their life, the US National Library of Medicine reports. Low and chronic back pain can be aggravated by many triggers. Mechanical stress, excessive strain, muscle weakness, poor sleeping position, lack of
3 Nutritional Tips: Boost Your Immune System In today’s fast-paced society, we’re bombarded with various forms of stress that can wreak havoc on our immune systems. Chiropractors are particularly interested in helping their chiropractic patients overcome these stressors. So their patients can maintain a healthy and balanced life. Outside of the chiropractic adjustment, let’s take a look at three nutritional tips that will help chiropractic patients boost their immune system.
What Chiropractic Patients Need To Know About Low Back Pain Chiropractic care is dedicated to finding and correcting subluxations, also known as misalignments. However, many patients seek chiropractic care to alleviate pain and other health-related symptoms. One condition that chiropractic patients seek relief from is consistent low back pain. According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. Even though low back
Chiropractic Headache Relief Are you looking for headache relief? If you are among the 45 million Americans who suffer headaches regularly, you are undoubtedly familiar with the traditional methods that people use to treat them. Including taking some type of over the counter medication that is supposed to eliminate the pain and reduce any associated swelling. There are many other types of treatment that you may have attempted as well.
What Chiropractic Patients Should Know About Stretching When you suffer from joint or muscle pain, it is important to work on maintaining as much flexibility as possible. The more flexible you are, the less likely you will be to further injure yourself. One of the best ways to improve your flexibility is by stretching before you are active. However, you need to warm up your muscles before you stretch. If
5 Exercise Tips For Chiropractic Patients To Speed Healing And Maintain Health Chiropractic care is designed to speed healing, alleviate pain and restore the body to its natural function and balance. For chiropractors, injury prevention is key for a healthy body. Good practices combined with solid exercises creates toned muscles that protect the body and spine from harm. While each patient receives exercise instructions for their specific condition, the following
4 Key Ways Runners Benefit from Chiropractic Care Runners benefit from full body chiropractic care. Running is one of Americans’ favorite forms of aerobic exercise. The reasons for its acclaim are simple — it can be done almost anywhere, takes no special equipment, and burns calories. There are a great many health benefits of running. Benefits include increased lung capacity, improved cardiovascular health, weight control, decreased high blood pressure. Also,
How Chiropractic Care Gives Back Pain Relief to the Three Most Common Types of Back Pain Do you suffer from back pain? Well, you’re not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. Also, the second most common reason for visiting a doctor (only behind upper respiratory infections). Why is back pain so common? There is more than one
Asthma Relief With Chiropractic Care Are you seeking asthma relief? Breathe easier with chiropractic care. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that has afflicted more people in the last 20 years than ever. Some doctors attribute the increase to the pollutants in the air, the changes in the modern diet, and lack of adequate ventilation in homes. Patients may have exercise-induced asthma. According to the Mayo Clinic, asthma symptoms vary by individuals