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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
Is Exercise a “Cure-All?”

Some of you may have heard about how a modified form of boxing is helping patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). If you haven’t, it’s been observed that people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who engage in this boxing-like exercise routine can enhance...

Feb 25th, 2021
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - More Than Just a Wrist Problem

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that affects around 6-12% of the population and can result in significant pain and disability. The financial costs associated with CTS can be staggering – ranging from $45,000 to $89,000 per patient...

Feb 24th, 2021
The Many Causes of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a REALLY common problem that can arise from many causes. There are actually several joints that make up the shoulder, so shoulder injuries can be quite complex!

Feb 23rd, 2021
A Pain in the Hip?

When you ask people to point to their hip joint, it’s very interesting to see the vast number of places where people point—the low back, side of the pelvis, front of the pelvis, in the groin, and more! If one were to draw a line between the back and...

Feb 21st, 2021
Where Does Neck Pain Come From?

Let’s first look at the anatomy of the neck in order to better understand the structures of the cervical spine that can generate...

Feb 20th, 2021
A Brief Look at Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash is an injury to the soft-tissues of the neck often referred to as a sprain or strain. Because there are a unique set of symptoms associated with whiplash, doctors and researchers commonly use the term “whiplash associated disorders” or WAD...

Feb 19th, 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.

Feb 18th, 2021
How Important is Sleep?

Do you frequently feel sleepy throughout the day? Do you doze off soon after you sit down? Do you feel “restored” when you wake up in the morning? How much sleep is REALLY needed and how important is it? Let’s take a look…

Feb 17th, 2021
Exercises on a Swiss Ball Help Back Pain Patients!

In previous articles, we’ve explored how to individualize an exercise program for those with back pain. This month, we’ll look at why utilizing a Swiss ball may be more helpful for the back pain patient than simply doing floor-based...

Feb 16th, 2021
Causes of Knee Pain

It’s easy to focus on the knee when it hurts, but is the pain truly arising from the knee? There are many studies that link knee pain to problems with the lower back, hips, ankles, and feet. This month, let’s focus on the role the foot and ankle play...

Feb 15th, 2021
The Lower Back and Fall Prevention

Serious falls can lead to a number of negative outcomes in older adults, from impaired mobility to loss of independence to early death. Thus, steps that can be taken to reduce the risk for falls will not only potentially result in a longer life, but...

Feb 15th, 2021
Do Labral Tears Cause Hip Pain?

One of the structures that is frequently blamed for hip pain is called the labrum—the rubbery tissue that surrounds the socket helping to stabilize the hip joint. This tissue often wears and tears with age, but it can also be torn as a result of a...

Feb 14th, 2021
Can Spinal Manipulation Help Shoulder Pain or Function?

Non-surgical, conservative care to address shoulder pain, especially when caused by shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS), is one of the most common reasons patients visit a chiropractic office. Doctors of chiropractic often manage the condition with a...

Feb 13th, 2021
Hip Pain and Iliotibial Band Syndrome

WHAT IS IT? Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is one of the most common causes of hip and/or knee pain among athletes. The pain is caused from swelling or inflammation of a muscle group (including the tensor fascia lata or TFL, gluteus medius, and minimus mu

Feb 11th, 2021
Can Neck-Specific Exercise Reduce Chronic Whiplash Symptoms?

Did you know that an alarming 90% of neurologically injured whiplash patients DO NOT recover and have neck muscle dysfunction even up to a year after the date of their motor vehicle collision? There is suspicion among researchers that such ongoing issues

Feb 10th, 2021
Maybe It's Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome...

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can be an extremely painful and activity-limiting condition. It affects many people of all ages and genders, though women are affected more often than men. But how do you know if what you are suffering from is truly CTS...

Feb 9th, 2021
Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can arise from a multitude of places—from joints, muscles, tendons, and bursa in and around the shoulder region as well as from more distant locations like the neck, upper back, or even referred pain from the gall bladder. The onset of should

Feb 8th, 2021
Chiropractic Care vs. Medication for Neck Pain

Neck pain can arise from a multitude of causes, from trauma like sports injuries and car accidents to just sleeping in an awkward position. It can also arise from non-traumatic causes like stress, anxiety, or depression. In the past, we’ve noted how...

Feb 7th, 2021
Whiplash and Concussion – Important Nutritional Considerations

Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is one of the many conditions that can accompany a whiplash injury. The term is often used interchangeably with concussion, while “post-concussion syndrome” and TBI (without the word “mild”) refer to long-term residual...

Feb 6th, 2021
What Is Cervical Spondylosis?

Cervical spondylosis (CS) is another term for osteoarthritis (OA) of the neck. It is a common, age-related condition that you will probably develop if you live long enough. Or, if you suffered a neck injury as a youth, it can develop within five to ten yea

Feb 5th, 2021
Should Playing Music Create Tingling Wrists?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition caused when pressure is applied to the median nerve as it passes through the wrist. When playing a musical instrument, especially for hours at a time for several days in a row, the fast repetitive movements of th

Feb 4th, 2021
Chronic Pain and Whiplash

Most sprains and strains typically take six weeks to recover, provided the patient receives proper care, which may include self-management strategies. However, something is different about a whiplash associated disorders (WAD) injury in that many...

Feb 3rd, 2021
The Importance of the Cervical Curve

When looking at the neck from the left side, the cervical curve should look “C-shaped”, or lordotic. This develops when infants learn to lift and hold their head up while laying on their stomach and continues to progress when a child starts moving...

Feb 2nd, 2021
Great Exercises for Patients with Shoulder Pain

If you suffer from shoulder pain, here are some exercises you can do at home that really work to improve flexibility and strength. Just remember to ALWAYS stay within reasonable pain boundaries and work BOTH sides of your body, NOT just the injured shoulde

Feb 1st, 2021
When Teenagers Get Headaches…

In 2016, researchers at Curtin University in Perth examined the seated posture and health data of 1,108 17-year olds in an effort to determine if any particular posture increased the risk of headaches/neck pain among late adolescents.

Jan 31st, 2021
The Knee Cap and Knee Pain

The knee can be divided in four compartments—the front, inside, back, and outside—which intimately interact with each other. The compartment located in the front of the knee includes the knee cap (or patella), the groove in which it slides in, and the...

Jan 30th, 2021
The Relationship of the Hip, the Low Back, and Knee

The hip is a very unique joint. The depth of the socket, the strength of the muscles and ligaments surrounding it, and the way it functions in weight bearing activities is unlike any other joint in the body. The focus this month is on the relationship...

Jan 29th, 2021
Whiplash – Who Will Get Better?

Though most patients with a whiplash injury improve within a few months, about 25% have long-term pain and disability that may persist for many months or years.

Jan 28th, 2021
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that arises when the median nerve becomes compressed as it travels through the bony tunnel made up of the eight small carpal bones of the wrist. Its symptoms include pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb...

Jan 26th, 2021
Neck Pain Management Strategies

Because the human head weighs between 12-15 pounds (5.44-6.80 kg), the neck and upper back muscles must constantly work to maintain an upright posture. Due to our use of computer and electronic devices, many people have forward head posture...

Jan 25th, 2021
Hip Exercises to Help Knee Pain - Seriously?

The hip and knee are anatomically very close to one another. Functionally, there are several muscles that attach above the hip and below the knee joint. Hence, depending on the position and/or activity, the same muscle can move the hip and/or the knee.

Jan 25th, 2021
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Splints

Wrist splints are often a beneficial form of CTS self-care, as they can assist in relieving the pressure within the carpal tunnel by restricting wrist flexion and extension. Because we cannot control the position of our wrist during sleep and...

Jan 23rd, 2021
Neck Pain and the Facet Joints

Neck pain is one of those conditions that virtually everyone has had at some point in time. The degree of how it can affect one’s life is highly variable—from minimal functional limitations to total disability. So where does neck pain come from and why...

Jan 22nd, 2021
The Health Benefits of Cold Showers

Since ancient times, as far back as the days of Hippocrates (the father of medicine), people have taken cold baths in the belief it could both treat serious illness and maintain one’s good health.

Jan 22nd, 2021
Hyperpronation Linked to Knee Pain

Due to bipedal locomotion (walking around on two legs), foot and ankle problems have the potential to affect EVERYTHING above the feet—even the knees!

Jan 20th, 2021
Chiropractic Care & Headaches

The cervical spine is often implicated in the onset and/or presence of headaches. This is due in part to the first three cervical nerve roots exiting out of the spine and enter the back of the head through a particularly thick group of muscles attached...

Jan 19th, 2021
The Vitamin D and Whiplash Connection

As previously discussed, many patients with a whiplash injury also experience some degree of traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can prolong the recovery process. A 2012 study involving patients with severe TBI found the rate of favorable recovery...

Jan 19th, 2021
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Body Type

Is there a relationship between carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and body mass index (BMI)? A 1994 study focused on 949 patients who presented with right arm numbness and tingling. In the study, the patients underwent electromyography and nerve conduction...

Jan 18th, 2021
Shoulder Pain – What Exercises Are Best?

The shoulder is a unique joint because it has a great range of motion. Unfortunately, that benefit is negatively balanced with poor stability. This is likely why between 20-25% of the population is afflicted with shoulder pain at some point in life.

Jan 17th, 2021
Exercises for Hip Pain

There are two types of muscles that help facilitate motion in our hips and lower extremities: tonic and phasic.

Jan 14th, 2021
CTS and Other Causes of Hand Numbness

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurs when the median nerve is compressed at the wrist. However, there are other anatomical locations in which the median nerve can experience interference, and the median nerve is not the only nerve that ventures into...

Jan 13th, 2021
Chiropractic Care for Patients with Headaches

Though there are many different type of headache, many involve both the upper cervical region (the neck) and the head. Between the muscles that attach to the head and neck, the ligaments that hold the vertebrae together, the blood vessels that allow blood

Jan 12th, 2021
Useful Tests for Diagnosing Whiplash

When it comes to whiplash associated disorders (WAD), the process of making an accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendation can vary from healthcare provider to healthcare provider depending on their educational background, ongoing training,..

Jan 10th, 2021
Chiropractic Care for Chronic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Because the early symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can be mild and tolerable, many patients put off seeing a doctor until the pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in their wrist and hand is no longer bearable. The current research supports...

Jan 8th, 2021
Can Bad Backs Heal Themselves?

Low back pain (LBP) from a herniated disk often leads to surgical intervention. However, there are patients with this painful malady who can successfully “ride it out” and repeat MRI imaging six to twelve months later often fails to show little...

Jan 8th, 2021
Cauda Equina Syndrome

The cauda equina (Latin for “horse’s tail”) is made up of many nerves that travel down and exit out the sides of the lumbar spine and sacrum (tail bone) and transfer information (motor and sensory) to and from our legs and brain.

Jan 6th, 2021
Baker’s Cyst and Knee Pain

A Baker’s cyst is a swelling located in the back of the knee that can be either asymptomatic or bothersome, especially when bending the knee. Researchers estimate that up to 94% of popliteal (back of the knee) cysts are associated with an intra-articular d

Jan 6th, 2021
The Neck and Tinnitus Relationship

Experts estimate that approximately 10% of the adult population in the United States experienced an episode of tinnitus—the perception of sound or noise without any external auditory stimulus being present—within the last year.

Jan 4th, 2021
What Is Torticollis?

Torticollis, also called wry neck or loxia, represents a category of neck conditions which exhibit a twisting position of the head and neck outside of a normal neutral position. There are many potential causes for torticollis from sleeping in a faulty...

Dec 31st, 2020
The Origin of Knee Pain – The Medial Compartment

The four compartments of the knee (anterior/front, medial/inside, posterior/back, and lateral/outside) are like dominos. Meaning, when one is injured, the others “start to fall.” This is due to compensatory changes in function—when one compartment is...

Dec 30th, 2020