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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
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
Who Gets Low Back Pain?

Low back pain (LBP) occurs all over the world. Between 2004 and 2008, an estimated 2.06 million EPISODES of LBP occurred in the United States (US) alone! Each year, LBP accounts for 3.15% of all emergency visits with 65% of LB injuries occurring at home.

Nov 18th, 2019
Neck and Arm Pain – The Herniated Disk?

Patients who present with neck pain along with arm numbness, pain, and/or weakness often ask, “…what’s causing this pain down my arm?” The condition can result from a bulging or herniated disk pinching a nerve in the neck.

Nov 18th, 2019
Chiropractic and Sagittal Posture

Chiropractors are primary health care providers. This means that patients who seek chiropractic care do not need a referral from another health care provider. Patients may self-refer themselves for chiropractic assessment and treatment.

Nov 16th, 2019
Neck Pain Prevention Tips

Neck pain is very common! According to one study, between 10-21% of the population will experience an episode of neck pain each year with a higher incidence rate among office workers. Between 33-65% will recover within one year, but most cases become....

Nov 15th, 2019
Low Back Pain and Balance 2

Statistically, most people (estimated to be about 90%) will seek care for Low Back Pain (LBP) at some point in their lifetime. Last month, we discussed the role foot orthotics play in the management of LBP...

Nov 15th, 2019
Low Back Pain: Why Is It So Common?

This question has plagued all of us, including researchers, for a long time! Could it be because we’re all inherently lazy and don’t exercise enough? Or maybe it’s because we have a job that’s too demanding on our back?

Nov 14th, 2019
Does Sitting Cause Back Pain?

A major manufacturer of workstations reports that 86% of work computer users have to sit all day, and when they do rise from sitting, more than half (56%) use food as the excuse to get up and move.

Nov 13th, 2019
A Brief Overview of Whiplash

Whiplash is a non-medical term that represents a large range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a rapid, sudden movement of the neck often to and beyond the end-ranges of motion that results in injury to soft tissues and sometimes....

Nov 13th, 2019
Tension-Type Headaches – Management Strategies

Headaches (HA) can significantly alter a person’s quality of life. Moreover, they can interfere and sometimes even prevent an individual from performing important activities such as going to work, attending school, or participating in group activities....

Nov 13th, 2019
Neck Pain Causes and What To Do

We all know what it feels like to have limited neck motion, as most of us have had neck pain at some point in time. It makes doing simple things like backing up a car, rolling over in bed, reading, and watching TV difficult-to-impossible.

Nov 12th, 2019
Low Back “ON-THE-GO” Exercises (Part 2)

Low back pain (LBP) is a reality in most of our lives at one point or another. It can range from being a “nag” to being totally disabling. Let’s look at some exercises for the low back that can be done from a STANDING position so..

Nov 12th, 2019
Low Back Pain and Travel Tips

Low back pain (LBP) is a common complaint when it comes to traveling, whether it’s in a car, bus, train, or airplane. Traveling is hard on the joints, muscles and nerves for many reasons and requires us to do things our bodies are not used to, such as...

Nov 11th, 2019
Neck Pain – Drugs or Chiropractic?

When you have neck pain, do you instinctively reach for that bottle of ibuprofen or acetaminophen? If so, is that the best option? Who can we trust for the answer? Since between 10-20%....

Nov 11th, 2019
Low Back “ON-THE-GO” Exercises (Part 1)

Low back pain (LBP) is a reality in most of our lives at one point or another. It can range from being a “nag” to being totally disabling. Let’s look at some exercises for the low back that can be done from a SITTING position so that they can be:

Nov 8th, 2019
Low Back Pain – What To Do Immediately (Part 2)

Low back pain (LBP), as previously stated, will affect most (if not all) of us at some point in time. Knowing what to do when the warning signs occur is essential to avoiding a disabling level of LBP.

Nov 6th, 2019
Low Back Pain and Balance Specific Exercises

Low back pain (LBP) and its relationship to balance has been a recent topic on this site, and an initial discussion regarding specific balance exercises was introduced last month.

Nov 6th, 2019
Low Back Pain – What To Do Immediately (Part 1)

Low back pain (LBP) will most likely strike all of us at some point , at least that’s what the statistics indicate. How we “deal with it” initially can be critical to its progression or cessation.

Nov 5th, 2019
Low Back Pain – When is it DANGEROUS to Wait?

Low back pain (LBP) typically results from relatively “benign” causes, meaning it’s usually safe to wait and try conservative / non-emergency care first. However, there are a handful of times when prompt medical emergency management is appropriate....

Nov 5th, 2019
Posture and Headaches

Headaches (HA) play a significant role in a person’s quality of life and are one of the most common complaints that chiropractors see. This comes as no surprise, as one survey reported 16.6% of adults (18 years and older) suffered from migraines...

Nov 4th, 2019
Double-Crush Risks and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Most people with carpal tunnel symptoms think the source of their problem is located in the wrist. While the wrist and hand may be the site of most of your symptoms, the real cause or causes can reside elsewhere along the course of the median nerve....

Nov 4th, 2019
What’s This Tingling in My Leg?

When you think of low back pain, you may visualize a person half-bent over with their hand on the sore spot of their back. Since many of us have experienced low back pain during our lifetime....

Nov 4th, 2019
Cervical Traction for Neck Pain

In addition to spinal manipulation, doctors of chiropractic often use other conservative therapies to reduce pain and improve function in patients with neck pain. When it comes to neck conditions involving herniated disks, radiating arm pain....

Nov 2nd, 2019
Nerve Flossing and Low Back Pain

The sciatic nerve is made up of five nerve roots that exit the spine in the lower back (L4 to S3) and then merge into one nerve that travels through the buttock and into the leg.

Nov 1st, 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
Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain

There have been MANY studies conducted on the benefits and efficacy of spinal manipulation to treat back pain—so much so that many medical doctors frequently refer patients with back pain to chiropractors for this service. But what about neck pain?

Oct 31st, 2019
Migraine Headaches and Nutrition Approaches

People with migraines know all too well about that throbbing, pulsating, and nauseated feeling that accompanies their headaches and the associated disability that often results.

Oct 30th, 2019
Why Does My Back Hurt? (Part 2)

Last post, we discussed common causes of back pain including mattresses, shoes, diet, exercise, and posture. Here are some additional considerations…

Oct 29th, 2019
Why Does My Back Hurt?

It’s been said that if you haven’t had back pain, just wait, because (statistically) some day you will! The following list is a list of “causes” that can be easily “fixed” to reduce your risk for a back pain episode.

Oct 29th, 2019
Low Back "Do"s and "Don't"s

We all know it’s important to maintain good back health by doing things that help strengthen it and avoid the things that cause harm. This is just common sense. But just what are the “things” we need to avoid and what are some simple activities....

Oct 28th, 2019
10 Tricks to Manage Low Back Pain

Low back pain (LBP) is VERY likely to affect all of us at some point in life. The question is, do you control IT or does IT control you? Here are ten “tricks” for staying in control of “IT!”

Oct 28th, 2019
How Do Adjustments Help Patients with Neck Pain?

Mechanical neck pain—neck pain without neurological compromise, often without a specific cause—is associated with a loss of mobility, poor activity tolerance, increased pressure pain sensitivity....

Oct 26th, 2019
Back Pain in New Parents

Caring for an infant and toddler can put a lot of stress on your body. Here are a few tips to help you minimize parental back pain.

Oct 25th, 2019
Mattresses and Back Pain

Have you ever wondered “What type of mattress is best for my back?” Between the many types of mattresses available on the market—foam, coiled, water, as well as combinations of all these, not to forget further options between soft, medium, or firm....

Oct 24th, 2019
Can Chiropractic Help My Concussion?

Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD) is the appropriate terminology to use when addressing the myriad of symptoms that can occur as a result of a motor vehicle collision (MVC).

Oct 24th, 2019
The Mysterious Sacroiliac Joint

Low back pain (LBP) can arise from a number of structures that comprise the lower back like the intervertebral disk, the facet joints, the muscles and/or tendon attachments, the ligaments that hold bone to bone, the hip, and the sacroiliac joint (SIJ).

Oct 24th, 2019
How Does Chiropractic Work?

Many people seek chiropractic care when their back goes out or their neck tightens up. But how does this form of care actually work? What are the benefits of receiving chiropractic care for nerve dysfunction compared with other healthcare options?

Oct 23rd, 2019
What Many Back Pain Sufferers Can Do at Home

Low back pain (LBP) is a very common problem that affects most of us at some point in life and for some, it’s a daily issue. Through education and research, researchers have found low back-specific exercises can not only help get rid of LBP but can also...

Oct 22nd, 2019
Chiropractic Methods for Treating Neck Pain

When it comes to neck pain, many patients seek out chiropractic care. In fact, there are several studies demonstrating that manual therapies performed by doctors of chiropractic can offer significant benefits...

Oct 22nd, 2019
Hip Problem, Back Problem, or Both?

Musculoskeletal conditions drive millions of patients to doctor’s offices each year, with back and hip pain being among the most common. Because the hip and low back neighbor one another in the body, these conditions often overlap....

Oct 21st, 2019
Great Exercises for Wrist Pain

There are many conditions that affect the hand and wrist: tendonitis (strains), ligament injuries (sprains), as well as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). A contributing factor for these conditions is inflammation caused by overuse and repetitive motions.

Oct 20th, 2019
Whiplash – “What’s Happening in My Head?”

Whiplash or WAD (whiplash associated disorders) are terms usually linked with car crashes and neck injuries, but what about when a head injury or traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs alongside a WAD?

Oct 18th, 2019
Can Damaged Nerves Regenerate?

Previously, we discussed how herniated disks can resorb all by themselves, especially large herniated disks. But what about a damaged nerve—can it self-repair too?

Oct 16th, 2019
Whiplash: Can We Predict Long-Term Problems?

Whiplash associated disorders (WAD) are most often associated with motor vehicle collisions (MVC) but can occur from any form of trauma arising from slips and falls, sports injuries, and more...

Oct 14th, 2019
A Simple Remedy for Chronic Low Back Pain?

Low back pain (LBP) affects about 80% of adults at some point in their life, and its impact on work, recreation, and overall quality of life can be devastating if it transitions into chronic LBP (low back pain that persists for more than three months).

Oct 13th, 2019
Low Back Pain: Who Will Respond Best to Care?

Is it possible to identify which low back pain patients might experience the most benefit from spinal manipulation combined with exercise? In a 2011 study, researchers identified which patients might respond best to this combination of care and which...

Oct 12th, 2019
Low Back Pain: Spinal Manipulation vs. NSAIDs

Low back pain (LBP) is the single greatest cause of disability worldwide and the second most common reason for doctor visits. Overall, LBP costs society more than $100 billion annually when factoring in lost wages, reduced productivity, ...

Oct 10th, 2019
Low Back Pain and the Feet

The foot and ankle are unique in that their range of motion includes not only the front-to-back, hinge-like motion we associate with walking but also the lateral or side-to-side movement needed to change directions quickly.

Oct 9th, 2019
Can the Outcome of Back Pain Be Predicted?

When patients present with low back pain (LBP), they are frequently nervous and worried about whether they’re going to respond to the treatment—especially when it comes to getting out of pain and returning to their normal activities.

Oct 7th, 2019
Can Chiropractic Adjustments Help Headaches?

Experts report that 157 million work days are lost each year in the United States due to headaches at a cost of about $50 billion in work absenteeism and medical expenses. According to current estimates, about 18% of chronic headache patients are....

Oct 4th, 2019
Staying Active Helps the Lower Back

In the past, patients may have been prescribed bed rest by their family doctor for low back pain. These days, treatment guidelines recommend staying active during the recovery process. Why the change?

Oct 2nd, 2019
Do Cell Phones Cause Horns?

It’s not hard to argue that nearly everyone spends too much time on their electronic devices, especially smartphones. You may be familiar with the terms “text neck” or “forward head posture”, but have you heard that excessive cellphone use may cause...

Sep 30th, 2019
Is Whiplash the Cause of My Dizziness?

Whiplash, or better termed “Whiplash Associated Disorders” (WAD), is a condition that carries multiple signs and symptoms ranging from neck pain and stiffness to headache, confusion, ringing in the ears, and more.

Sep 27th, 2019
Neck-Specific Exercise for Headaches & Neck Pain

As screens (televisions, computers, and smartphones/tablets) become an increasingly important part of daily life, many people gradually take on a more slumped posture, which can place added strain on the neck and shoulders, raising the risk for neck pain..

Sep 26th, 2019
High-Intensity Interval Training - What is That?

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is characterized by 30-60 second bouts of high-intensity output followed by a very low-intensity exercise (like walking or slow pedaling) which allows one’s heart rate and breathing to recover before the next.....

Sep 25th, 2019
Chiropractic Care and Its Many Benefits

Primarily, chiropractic focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders with an emphasis on treatment utilizing manual adjustments and other types of manipulation and/or mobilization of the spine.

Sep 22nd, 2019
How Exercise Can Improve Your Sex Drive

Should you work out this morning or stay in bed for sexy time with your loved one? It turns out you should do both! Studies show regular exercise can boost your libido and put your sex drive in high gear.

Sep 21st, 2019
Can the News Cause Back Pain?

The headline to this email may seem strange to you. After all, what does the news have to do with your back? According to the Johns Hopkins Health Alerts, quite a bit.

Sep 20th, 2019
Neck Pain - Non-Surgical Treatment Options

There are many treatment options for those suffering from neck pain. For example, with conventional medical care, the family doctor will usually prescribe a muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory, and/or pain killers.....

Sep 18th, 2019
Best Exercises for Chronic Low Back Pain (Part 2)

Last blog, we reviewed studies that compared chronic low back pain (cLBP) exercisers to non-exercise control groups and examined how those in the exercise groups experienced significant improvements in pain and disability/function...

Sep 17th, 2019
Best Exercises for Chronic Low Back Pain (Part 1)

Based on simple statistics, we’ve ALL had (or at least will have) some form of low back pain (LBP) at some point in our lives. The term “chronic” applies to LBP that’s been present for at least three months. I

Sep 16th, 2019