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At-Home Exercise for Whiplash Associated Disorders

There is plenty of research supporting chiropractic care as an excellent approach for managing whiplash associated disorders (WAD). While the in-office treatment aspect of care—spinal manipulation, mobilization, soft tissue therapy, massage, modalities,...

Feb 18th, 2021
10 Telltale Signs It’s Whiplash

If you’ve been in a car accident or suffered an injury to your neck and are experiencing pain or discomfort, take a moment to learn the signs to see if you might have whiplash.

Feb 9th, 2021
How Chiropractic Care Can Ease Headache Pain

If chronic headaches are disrupting your life and traditional treatments haven’t brought you the relief you need, chiropractic care may offer a solution. Read on to learn how chiropractic care can ease your headache pain.

Jan 1st, 2021
Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis?

If you’re worried about osteoporosis, understanding your risk of developing this debilitating bone disease can help you take steps now to prevent future problems. Take a moment to learn more about osteoporosis.

Dec 1st, 2020
Things to Consider Before Knee Joint Replacement

When it comes to a condition like chronic knee pain, there are many treatment options available to reduce pain and improve function, including chiropractic care. However, there are cases when a patient may opt for total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

Nov 30th, 2020
I Was Involved in a Car Accident. What Should I Do Now?

No one wants to be in a car accident, and when accidents do happen it’s natural to feel overwhelmed — especially if you’ve been injured. If this describes your situation, read on for information on what you should do.

Nov 1st, 2020
What to Expect During Your First Chiropractic Treatment

If you’re considering chiropractic treatment, you may be wondering what to expect. We’ve put together this helpful guide to give you the information you need to make your first visit a success. Read on to learn more.

Oct 7th, 2020
Computer Use and Headaches: Are They Linked?

Do you suffer from headaches that just won’t quit? The technology you use every day could be the root cause of your pain. Read on to learn about the link between computer use and headaches and what you can do about it.

Aug 12th, 2020
Reducing the Risk for Chronic Whiplash-Related Pain

A study published in 2019 found that nearly half of whiplash associated disorders (WAD) sufferers are still symptomatic one year after their injury. Why is that, and what can one do to reduce their risk for chronic WAD symptoms?

Jul 21st, 2020
What to Do About Back Pain After a Car Accident

Are you struggling with pain in your back after being in a car accident? Learn how you can say goodbye to painkillers, alleviate pain, and promote healing with all-natural chiropractic care.

Jul 17th, 2020
Whiplash - Who Will Recover?

Whiplash or Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD) involves a cluster of symptoms and findings that include biomechanical or tissue injury findings, as well as psychological factors that accompany pain and disability. To answer the presenting question.....

Jun 12th, 2020
5 Habits That Can Help Reduce Back Pain

Are you among the millions of Americans who suffer from regular back pain? Whether the root cause is age, injury, or something else, you just want the pain to stop. Here are some things you can do to make it happen.

May 6th, 2020
Knowing the Difference Between a Headache and a Migraine

Millions of people suffer from migraines and headaches each year. Knowing which you have is important for effective treatment, but telling the difference can be challenging. Read on to learn more about what’s causing your pain.

Apr 20th, 2020
Low Back and Leg Pain – Is it Sciatica?

Low back pain (LBP) can be localized and contained to only the low back area or it can radiate pain down the leg. This distinction is important as the former, LBP only, is often less complicated and carries a more favorable prognosis for complete recovery.

Apr 15th, 2020
Physical Activity and Low Back Pain

It’s common for individuals with low back pain to avoid any movement they feel may worsen their condition. Over time, this behavior can lead to deconditioned back muscles, setting the stage for either prolonged back pain or later recurrence. That’s one...

Apr 7th, 2020
Whiplash – What Can I Expect?

Whiplash, or “Whiplash Associated Disorders” or WAD, is the result of a sudden “crack the whip” of the head on the neck due to a slip and fall, sports injury, a violent act, or most commonly, a motor vehicle collision (MVC), particularly a rear-end...

Mar 28th, 2020
Low Back Pain Treatment Goals

Low back pain (LBP) has been a challenge to treat for centuries and evidence exists that back pain has been a concern since the origins of man. Pro Rehab Chiropractic offers one of the most patient satisfying and fastest treatment approaches available.

Feb 24th, 2020
How Your Lifestyle Is Fueling Your Neck Pain

You sit at a desk in front of a computer screen for too many hours each day. You stare down at your phone, scrolling through social media. Here’s how your lifestyle is fueling your neck pain and adjustments you can make to alleviate discomfort.

Feb 23rd, 2020
Chiropractic Care for Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash associated disorders (WAD) describes a constellation of symptoms that can arise following a motor vehicle collision (MVC), sports collision, or slip and fall. The typical initial treatment approach for WAD is non-surgical care, but what does...

Feb 3rd, 2020
Whiplash – What Patients Can Do to Help

Whiplash is really a slang term for the rapid back and forth whipping of the head on the neck, usually associated with motor vehicle accidents. The title “Whiplash Associated Disorders”, or WAD, describes it best because it includes ALL of the MANY signs a

Dec 13th, 2019
How Your Weight Affects Your Sciatica Pain

Maybe your sciatica was caused by things out of your control — injury, heredity, or aging. As you work to manage your pain, it’s important to know how your weight factors into your pain, and how controlling it can bring you relief.

Dec 1st, 2019
Whiplash Injury, Severity, and Recovery

Experts estimate that whiplash associated disorders (WAD) from motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) affect about 300 for every 100,000 people in the Western each year. Suffice it to say, that’s a lot of people!

Nov 27th, 2019
The Importance of Early Treatment for Whiplash

Even though whiplash or whiplash associated disorders (WAD) is very common, it remains poorly understood. Recent studies report that up to 60% of people may still have pain six months after their injury. Why is that?

Nov 14th, 2019
The Role of Neck-Specific Exercises for Whiplash Recovery

The cervical spine relies heavily on muscular support, particularly from the deep muscles in the front and back of the neck. Some experts estimate that up to 70% of the stability of the cervical spine arises from these deep neck muscles.....

Nov 1st, 2019
Excessive Sitting Could Be Contributing to Your Back Pain

If you experience back pain that won’t go away and you can’t figure out what’s causing it, you may be surprised to find out that you’re sitting too much. Here are some ways to alleviate pain caused by excessive sitting.

Oct 31st, 2019
Whiplash Can Even Happen in Low-Speed Collisions

Though whiplash injuries can arise from any sudden jar, like a slip and fall or sports injury, they are most commonly associated with motor vehicle collisions (MVCs), even those that occur at low speeds.

Oct 11th, 2019
Reducing the Risk of Car Accident Injury

While doctors of chiropractic enjoy helping their patients get better, the preference is to avoid injury in the first place, and if that’s not possible, to reduce the risk for serious injury. This is especially important when it comes to car accidents.....

Oct 5th, 2019
Whiplash - Important Points to Know!

What is It? Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissues in the neck including ligaments, joint capsules, muscles and their tendons, and intervertebral disks. It can also involve the nervous system tissues in more severe cases.....

Sep 18th, 2019
Posture and Whiplash

Posture assessment is a key component of the chiropractic examination, and the posture of the head and neck is especially important for a patient recovering from a whiplash injury...

Sep 13th, 2019
Is Back Pain Normal as You Get Older?

Some back pain is normal with age. Your spine experiences wear over time, causing minor aches and pains. But if your back pain is unbearable, your age might not be the primary cause.

Sep 1st, 2019
The Dangers of Tech Neck

Along with the incredible advances of today’s increasingly digital society come certain drawbacks. Learn how to counteract the pain from tech neck, caused by muscle strain from using computers and mobile devices.

Jul 2nd, 2019
Injured on the Job? A Chiropractor is Here to Help

Did you slip or trip at work? Have repetitive movements or heavy lifting hurt your back, neck, or joints? Through gentle body manipulation, chiropractic treatment is here to help reduce your pain and get you back on your feet.

May 3rd, 2019
3 Amazing Benefits of PulStar® Treatments

You’ve considered going to a chiropractor for your pain, but the thought of being twisted into alignment sounds scarier and more painful than the pain itself. What if you could get the relief of chiropractic without a single crack, twist, or snap?

Mar 1st, 2019
5 Symptoms You May Not Realize Are Associated With Whiplash

Are you having strange symptoms weeks or months after a whiplash injury that seem unrelated to the event? If you're still having these lesser-known symptoms, your neck may still need attention. Find out the top five strangest whiplash symptoms here.

Jan 8th, 2019
Why is Whiplash Pain Often Delayed?

Car accidents are over in seconds, but you may not feel the effects right away. Here’s a look at what you should watch out for in the days and weeks following your accident, especially when it comes to whiplash.

Sep 14th, 2018
Low Back Pain and Obesity Part 2

Losing weight can dramatically reduce low back pain (LBP). Like last month, we will look at easy ways to lose weight without the need for fancy, hard to follow diets. As the saying goes, this is a “no-brainer.”

Apr 21st, 2021
Low Back Pain and Obesity Part 1

Losing weight can dramatically reduce Low back pain (LBP). For the next two articles, we will look at easy ways to lose weight without the need for fancy, hard to follow diets. As the saying goes, this is a “no-brainer.”

Apr 20th, 2021
Low Back Pain, Balance, and Foot Orthotics

Low back pain (LBP) can result from many causes, and sometimes it just occurs for reasons that are not clear, such as the accumulation of stresses that occur over time. Many causes of low back pain have been described such as bending over “wrong,”...

Apr 19th, 2021
Can Chiropractic Be of Help to Cancer Patients?

The beneficial effects of chiropractic care on the whole body have been reported and previously discussed in prior articles. However, we have not looked at whether chiropractic care can benefit the cancer patient and if so, how?

Apr 18th, 2021
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome vs. A Pinched Nerve Elsewhere

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common complaint presented to chiropractic offices. Usually, patients wait for weeks, months, or even years before seeking care, thus making management more challenging. The history of the “classic” CTS patient includes...

Apr 17th, 2021
What Kind of Headache Do I Have? (Part 2)

Previously, we discussed three types of headaches: tension headaches (the most common), cluster headaches (a vascular headache—less common, short duration but REALLY painful), and sinus headaches. Migraine headaches were discussed the month before last.

Apr 16th, 2021
What Kind of Headache Do I Have?

Headaches come in several different sizes, shapes, and colors, so to speak. In fact, if you search “headache classification,” you will find the IHS (International Headache Society) 152-page manual (PDF) lists MANY different types of headaches!

Apr 15th, 2021
The Challenges of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common “peripheral neuropathies” patients have when they visit a chiropractor for the first time. Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is defined as “…damage or disease affecting nerves, which may impair sensation...

Apr 14th, 2021
Maximum Health and Chiropractic

Traditionally, chiropractic care is most commonly rendered for a finite amount of time, usually until the symptoms that initially drove the patient to seek out care resolve. However, some patients find that periodic chiropractic treatments make them...

Apr 13th, 2021
Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

While many people may consider carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) to be the default cause of any pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the hand and/or wrist, the condition is more complex. In some cases, a patient with such symptoms may not have CTS...

Apr 12th, 2021
Vitamin C Truths and Myths

Ever since Dr. Linus Pauling wrote about vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and its ability to fight the common cold, controversy has persisted about the value of vitamin C, how much is needed, and how to get it into the body. Let’s discuss some truths and myths...

Apr 11th, 2021
Treating Low Back-Related Leg Pain

Low back-related leg pain (LBRLP) is a common condition that drives patients into primary care clinics, including chiropractic offices, but these cases are often complex, and determining the underlying cause can be clinically challenging. Let’s take...

Apr 10th, 2021
Hip Pain and Total Hip Replacement

According to medical historians, the first artificial total hip arthroplasty (THA) was performed in Germany in the early 1890s. Since then, there have been many advancements in the design of the artificial hip and how the procedure is performed, even...

Apr 9th, 2021
Chiropractic Management of Neck Pain and Headache

Neck pain and headaches often co-occur and are two of the most common reasons patients seek chiropractic care. Thus, it’s important for a doctor of chiropractic to conduct a careful history and examination to determine if the patient’s headaches and...

Apr 8th, 2021
Is Surgery Necessary for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common peripheral entrapment neuropathy—that is, it’s the most common place to trap a nerve in the extremities (arms or legs). CTS affects 6-11% of adults in the general population, and it occurs in women more...

Apr 7th, 2021
Non-Surgical Treatment Approaches for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Non-surgical treatment approaches for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) aim to remove pressure on the median nerve where it’s pinched. In a recent review of the literature published on “passive modalities” (non-surgical treatment approaches) for CTS...

Apr 6th, 2021
Low Back Pain – What To Do & NOT Do!

Low back pain (LBP) can strike at any time or place, often when we least expect it. There are “self-help” approaches that can be of great benefit, but many of these approaches can fail, or worse, irritate the condition. Here are some “do’s and don’ts”...

Apr 5th, 2021
WHEN Is Surgery Needed for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) often responds well to non-surgical care and there is good evidence supporting chiropractic treatment for CTS. But the question frequently arises, “When should I consider surgery for my CTS?” Let’s take a look…

Apr 3rd, 2021
Chiropractic and Sleep

Chiropractic is well known for the management of pain in the back, neck, arms, and legs, but what about enhancing sleep quality? Chronic, long-term sleep-related disorders affect an estimated 1.5 million Americans each year and account for an estimated...

Apr 2nd, 2021
The Mysteries of Low Back Pain!

Do you realize how complicated the low back region is when it comes to investigating the cause of low back pain (LBP)? There can be findings on an x-ray, MRI, or CT scan such as degenerative disk disease, arthritis, even bulging and/or herniated disks...

Apr 1st, 2021
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Brief Overview

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that arises when the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the narrow, rigid carpal tunnel, resulting in numbness, tingling, pain, and/or weakness in the hand and wrist.

Mar 31st, 2021
Low Back Pain and Pregnancy

Did you know that 50-72% of women have low back pain (LBP) and/or pelvic pain during their pregnancy but only 32% do something about it? Let’s look closer!

Mar 30th, 2021
How Can I Get Hurt in a Low-Speed Crash?

Whiplash – or perhaps most accurately, “whiplash associated disorders” (WAD) – is a term that is applied to the MANY different types of injuries that can occur at the time of an automobile collision.

Mar 29th, 2021
Feet, Leg Length, and a Stable Foundation

Chiropractic care focuses on treating the whole person and realigning the spine to maximize function and health. This month’s focus is on the feet and how they can have a tremendous effect on the whole body. Let’s take a look!

Mar 28th, 2021
Chiropractic and Leg Length

Because the spinal cord is housed by the spine and the exiting nerve roots communicate with the autonomic nerves that basically run our organ function, maintaining alignment of the spine and pelvis is very important to minimize nerve irritation and...

Mar 27th, 2021
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Onset and Symptoms

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a painful, often debilitating, progressive condition that occurs when a nerve in the wrist becomes compressed. Let’s take a closer look at what CTS is and what can be done for it!

Mar 26th, 2021
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome vs. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) belongs to a group of disorders referred to as “cumulative trauma disorders,” or CTDs. The word “cumulative” refers to the cause being repetitive motion, usually fast and prolonged. Over time, the wear and tear on the upper...

Mar 25th, 2021
Neck Function and Balance

In the nervous system, there are three primary areas that regulate our balance: the cerebellum (located in the back of the brain), the dorsal columns (located in the back of the spinal cord), and the inner ear (the “vestibular” part of our cranial nerve...

Mar 24th, 2021
Back Pain and Lyme Disease

Low back pain (LBP) affects most of us at some point in life, and usually its cause is mechanical. We typically do not think about low back pain resulting from a virus or bacteria, though we might be quick to recall times when LBP occurred suspiciously...

Mar 23rd, 2021
Spondylolisthesis – What Is That?

Spondylolisthesis, or a slipped vertebra (as opposed to a slipped disk or herniated disk), describes when one vertebra slips or slides forwards on the vertebra below, which can occur for a number of reasons including getting older...

Mar 22nd, 2021
Spinal Manipulation AFTER Surgery HELPS!

Unfortunately, low back pain (LBP) is something MOST of us cannot avoid. There is solid evidence that chiropractic care is one of the most effective methods of treating LBP, but there are times when a referral for surgery is needed. What about...

Mar 21st, 2021
Can a Low-Speed Crash Cause a Brain Injury?

There is certainly a lot of interest in concussion these days between big screen movies, football, and other sports-related injuries. Concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) are often used interchangeably.

Mar 20th, 2021
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Can it Be Prevented?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a VERY common condition where the median nerve is compressed or squeezed as it passes through the wrist. One reason that it’s so common is because MANY daily activities require fast, repetitive use of the fingers, hands...

Mar 19th, 2021
Chiropractic and Helping the Aging Population

What can we do as individuals to improve our quality of life as we age? In order to address this question, let’s break this down into “Bio-Psycho-Social” categories: BIO: weight, diet, exercise, fitness; PSYCHO: brain stimulating activities and exercises..

Mar 18th, 2021
Live Longer and Better!

Longevity is important, but longevity with a high quality of life is MORE IMPORTANT! So what can you do to live both longer and better? This month, let’s look at heart disease.

Mar 17th, 2021
Can Chiropractic Help Me?

Chiropractic is the most widely accepted and most frequently used type of “alternative” healthcare in the United States. This is largely due to the fact that it works, and because of that, there has been a steady increase in acceptance by the public, third

Mar 16th, 2021
Chronic Whiplash Injuries and Pain Thresholds

Researchers have observed a phenomenon called “central sensitization” (CS) that is common in patients who have long-term, chronic pain following trauma such as whiplash. With CS, the patient’s ability to feel pain is abnormally high or hypersensitive,...

Mar 15th, 2021
How Do Chiropractic Adjustments Help My Neck Pain?

We all know what it’s like to have neck pain—whether it’s after a long drive, pinching the phone between the head and shoulder, star-gazing, or from talking to someone who is seated off to the side. There are many causes of neck pain, but the question...

Mar 14th, 2021
Surgery for Neck and Arm Pain?

We in the healthcare management world are all biased. If a patient with neck and arm pain presents to a Pro Rehab chiropractic clinic, the doctor of chiropractic will usually recommend a non-surgical trial of care as long as “red flags”...

Mar 13th, 2021
Smoking – How Does it Relate to Chiropractic?

When patients seek chiropractic care, the focus is on improving ALL aspects of health, not just the presenting complaint of back or neck pain. The “Triangle of Health” is represented by an equilateral triangle where one side represents structure...

Mar 12th, 2021
Whiplash: What’s the "Best Evidence" These Days?

Whiplash, or WAD (Whiplash Associated Disorders), refers to a neck injury where the normal range of motion is exceeded, resulting in injury to the soft-tissues (hopefully with no fractures) in the cervical region. There are a LOT of factors involved...

Mar 11th, 2021
Chiropractic and “Attitude”

It has been said that odds of success or failure in helping a patient with most forms of treatment center around whether or not the patient “believes” that the proposed treatment approach will help. In other words, “…the power of positive thinking” and...

Mar 10th, 2021
Other Causes of Back Pain to Consider

Between 80% and 90% of the general population will experience an episode of lower back pain (LBP) at least once during their lives. When it affects the young to middle-aged, we often use the term “non-specific LBP” to describe the condition.

Mar 9th, 2021
Jaw Pain and Chiropractic

Pain in the jaw joint, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), is a common complaint for many people. In fact, a 2009 publication reported that TMD affects between 20-30% of the adult population, typically between 20 and 40 years old, and is more...

Mar 8th, 2021
Low Speed Collisions – Where Does All That Energy Go?

You may have heard the comment, “If there’s no damage to the car, then there’s no injury.” Unfortunately, that does not always seem to be the case. There are MANY factors that affect the dynamics of a collision and whether or not injury...

Mar 7th, 2021
How Is Dizziness Related to My Neck Pain or Headaches?

Dizziness, neck pain, and headaches are very common symptoms that may or may not occur at the same time. Though this interrelationship exists, this month’s article will focus primarily on dizziness, particularly related to dizziness that occurs after...

Mar 6th, 2021
Are Headaches and Dizziness a “Dangerous Combination”?

Last month, we discussed some startling new research that found that lightheadedness upon standing up (orthostatic hypotension) may be more serious than previously thought. This month, we’ll look specifically at headache AND dizziness and if we should we..

Mar 5th, 2021
Reducing the Risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common of the many “entrapment neuropathies”— nerve pinches in the arms or legs—likely because we use our hands and fingers repetitively for long time frames at work and during many of our hobbies. In addition, the

Mar 4th, 2021
Where Does Back Pain Come From?

Most of us have suffered from back pain at one time or another. It often occurs after over-doing a physical task, like fall yard work, winter snow shoveling, working on the car, cleaning the house, and so on. But there are times when identifying the...

Mar 2nd, 2021
Circadian Clocks and Low Back Pain

According to the National Institutes of Health, circadian rhythms include physical, mental, and behavioral changes that roughly follow a 24-hour cycle, responding largely to environmental light and darkness. Most living things possess this trait...

Mar 1st, 2021
Not All Shoulder Pain Is Caused By a Rotator Cuff Tear

One of the most common causes of shoulder pain is a rotator cuff (RC) tear. To determine just how common this is, one study looked at a population of 683 people regardless of whether or not they had shoulder complaints. There were 229...

Feb 27th, 2021