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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
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Migraine Headaches

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition caused by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the wrist that’s characterized by pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in select parts of the hand. The result of a 2019 study suggests that...

Jun 3rd, 2021
Masquerading as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Most people have heard about carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) as it’s the most common of the peripheral neuropathies or pinched nerves in the extremities, but few have heard of pronator teres syndrome.

Jun 2nd, 2021
Knee Injuries in Youth Soccer Players

There are over 3 million registered youth soccer players in the United States. While playing organized sports offers many benefits to children and teens, the activity also comes with the possibility of injury—especially knee injuries among female players.

Jun 1st, 2021
A Vascular Cause of Low Back Pain

For the older adult, pain that radiates into the leg is a common complaint. This process, called neurogenic claudication, occurs when the spinal cord and/or nerve roots are pinched as they exit the arthritic spine...

May 31st, 2021
Scapular Dyskinesis

The shoulder joint is really four joints—glenohumeral, scapulothoracic, acromioclavicular, and sternoclavicular—that all work in a coordinated manner to maneuver the upper arm. The shoulder blade, or the scapula, is an important player in normal shoulder..

May 30th, 2021
Whiplash and Mid-Back Pain

When it comes to whiplash associated disorders (WAD), injury to the cervical spine is generally the focus, but what about the mid back? Can this area be injured in a whiplash event?

May 29th, 2021
Health Optimization Strategies

Though some element of our overall wellbeing is defined by our genetics, there is a lot you can do to live a long and healthy life. Here’s a short list:

May 28th, 2021
Reducing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in the Office

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that occurs when the median nerve is compressed or restricted as it passes through the wrist. Because repetitive wrist and hand motions can inflame the tissues in the wrist and place pressure on the median...

May 27th, 2021
The Benefits of Blocking Blue Light

The electromagnetic spectrum spans from gamma rays—which can be deadly—to the radio waves that flow in the air all around us without any effect. Between the ultraviolet and infrared sections of the spectrum is the most important wavelength for our eyes...

May 26th, 2021
Predicting Whiplash Outcomes

With up to 50% of whiplash associated disorder (WAD) patients experiencing long-term symptoms, is there a way to predict which patients are likely to recover following a whiplash injury? To answer this question, a team of researchers analyzed findings...

May 25th, 2021
Who Gets Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Though carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) affects 4% of the population, some individuals have a much greater risk for the condition, and several factors may need to be addressed to achieve a successful outcome.

May 24th, 2021
Nerve Mobility and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

According to the American Medical Association Guides on the Rating of Permanent Impairment, if one loses the use of their thumb, index finger, and middle finger, they’ve lost 80% of the use of their hand. It’s no wonder why carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)...

May 23rd, 2021
Can Chiropractic Really Help Neck Pain?

Neck pain is a very common problem affecting up to 70% of the adult population at some point in life. Though there are specific causes of neck pain such sports injuries, car accidents, or simply sleeping in an awkward position, the vast majority of the...

May 21st, 2021
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

May 20th, 2021
How to Avoid Whiplash!

Whiplash is a common problem following motor vehicle collisions and because prevention is considered the best medicine, here are some tips to AVOID car crashes altogether…

May 20th, 2021
Simple "On-The-GO" Low Back Exercise

“Doc, I try to do my exercises but I have to hit the ground running in the morning….to get the kids ready for the school bus….I have morning meetings….I’m not a morning person….I’m pulled in 100 directions during the day….I forget about them until I’m...

May 19th, 2021
Neck Pain – Where Does it Come From?

Neck pain is a very common problem that can with a number of possible causes. It can come from laying crooked while watching TV, it can come from sleeping in a draft, it can come as a response to a cold or flu, it can hurt because of a sinus infection...

May 18th, 2021
Headaches: Causes and Treatment

Few conditions leave their victims as miserable and agitated as headaches. There are many causes of headaches including stress, odors, bright lights, noise, fatigue, certain foods, hormonal shifts, allergies, as well as genetic predisposition.

May 17th, 2021
Low Back Pain and Bone Density

So, what does bone density have to do with low back pain? The relationship between bone density and back pain is quite intimate. In fact, when the degree of bone density declines to the point of fracture, back pain becomes very real.

May 16th, 2021
The Whiplash Syndrome: Posture and Exercise

Whiplash can result from a number of causes, not just from motor vehicle accidents. A fall on the ice or a slippery floor, a sports-related injury, or even one of those rides that throws you around at the county fair can result in the same type of injury.

May 15th, 2021
Neck Pain: What Can I Do About It?

Neck pain is one of those conditions that affect most people at some point during their lifetime. Because of the way we are anatomically built, the neck is particularly vulnerable to injury (it has to hold up an average head weight of 15 pounds...

May 14th, 2021
Chiropractic Is an Excellent First Choice for Low Back Pain

The current available research notes that 52% of all opioid prescriptions are for patients with low back pain, and over two million Americans suffer from opioid use disorder (OUD), with 47,000 dying from OUD in 2017. In light of the opioid epidemic...

May 13th, 2021
The Whiplash Syndrome: Ringing in the Ears

The term “whiplash” usually brings to mind neck pain, headaches, and/or a stiff neck. However, there are other symptoms associated with whiplash that we don’t usually think of, such as ringing in the ears or tinnitus. In the absence of whiplash...

May 12th, 2021
Is It My Low Back Or My Hip?

When patients present with low back pain, it is not uncommon for pain to arise from areas other than the low back, such as the hip. There are many tissues in the low back and hip region that are susceptible to injury with have overlapping pain pathways..

May 11th, 2021
Home Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common peripheral neuropathy affecting approximately 3% of the general adult population. Individuals with jobs or hobbies that involve fast, repetitive movements and forceful gripping with little-to-no rest may...

May 10th, 2021
Whiplash and Dizziness

Whiplash associated disorders (WAD) is a term used to describe the myriad of symptoms that can occur following the sudden acceleration and deceleration of the head and neck. One of these symptoms is dizziness. How does the whiplash process lead to an...

May 8th, 2021
Common Questions about Cervical Disk Herniations

Last month, we discussed the topic of neck pain arising from cervical disk herniations. The focus of this month’s article is common questions that arise from patients suffering from cervical disk derangement.

May 7th, 2021
Ankle Pronation and Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a very common condition that is a significant cause of disability in older adults, often resulting in knee replacement surgery. There are several contributing factors to KOA, and perhaps one of the most important issues is...

May 6th, 2021
Low Back Pain & Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that gives it either a “C” or an “S” shape when looking at the person from behind. I’m sure you’ve noticed when you’re at a beach, at a swimming pool, or walking in an airport, some people have a high shoulder...

May 5th, 2021
Whiplash – Why Does it Happen?

Whiplash injuries are most commonly associated with motor vehicle collisions (MVC), although they can happen from anything that results in a sudden movement of the head—from slip and fall injuries, carnival rides, sports-related injuries, and more.

May 4th, 2021
Neck Pain and the Disk

When your doctor of chiropractic says to you, “…you have a cervical disk problem,” do you know what that means? I didn’t think so. As doctors, we talk about these things so often, we sometimes just assume you know what we’re talking about.

May 3rd, 2021
Does Neck Surgery Improve Long-Term Outcomes?

How many times have you heard, “I have a pinched nerve in my neck and have to have surgery.”? Though there certainly are cases where surgical intervention is required, surgery should ONLY be considered after ALL non-surgical treatment approaches have first

May 2nd, 2021
Do Chronic Sinus Problems Cause Headaches?

Many of us have had sinus-related headaches, right? You know, these are the headaches that hurt over the sinuses (above the eyes or in the cheek bones next to your nose) and when you blow your nose, it’s not pretty! Sinus infections often lead to sinus...

May 1st, 2021
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Can Be Costly to Companies and Employees

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a very common condition. According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), CTS ranks SECOND among the major disabling diseases and illnesses in ALL private industries. The BLS states that workers with CTS...

Apr 30th, 2021
Chiropractic Care and the Headache Patient

According to a 2020 study, up to 1 in 5 new chiropractic patients list headaches as one of their chief reasons for seeking care. Let’s take a look at the features and characteristics that are often found in the chiropractic patient population…

Apr 29th, 2021
Chiropractors Help Patients With Headaches?

This seems like an easy question to answer, doesn’t it? The answer of course being, YES!!! However, there are many people who suffer with headaches who have never been to a chiropractor or have not even ever considered it as a “good option.”

Apr 28th, 2021
Whiplash and Vision - What's The Connection?

“Post concussive syndrome” (PCS) can affect up to 20-30% of patients who have a mild whiplash injury caused during a motor vehicle collision. Interestingly, eye movements have a close relationship to the function of the brain and can be an accurate...

Apr 27th, 2021
Chiropractic For Whole Body Health

It is well established that the nervous system has three divisions. The “central nervous system” is made up by the brain and spinal cord. The “peripheral nervous system” includes the nerve roots and peripheral nerves that run from the spine to the arms...

Apr 26th, 2021
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Exercises

There are nine tendons that pass through the carpal tunnel at the wrist that connect the forearm muscles to the palm-side of the fingers. These tendons are encased in sheaths, and friction and heat can build-up inside these sheaths, leading to swelling...

Apr 25th, 2021
Whiplash Diagnosis

Whiplash is, by definition, the rapid acceleration followed by deceleration of the head causing the neck to “crack like a whip” forwards and backwards at a rate so fast that the muscles cannot react quickly enough to control the motion.

Apr 24th, 2021
Neck Pain: Manipulation vs. Other Treatments?

Mechanical neck pain affects an estimated 70% of people at some point in life. Because many different treatment approaches are available for neck pain, it can be very difficult for those suffering from neck pain to know which treatment approach(es)...

Apr 23rd, 2021
Low Back Pain and Spinal Fusions

You may think it’s odd to discuss low back pain (LBP) from the perspective of spinal fusion because as chiropractors, we do not perform surgery and so, why discuss it? It is important that we discuss research such as this so we can make the informed...

Apr 22nd, 2021
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