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How Can Chiropractic Benefit After a Car Accident?

How Can Chiropractic Benefit After a Car Accident?

How Can Chiropractic Benefit After a Car Accident?

Victims of a car accident do not think of a chiropractor as one of the first medical professionals to use directly after their injury.

However, after the initial medical assessment, it is one of the most beneficial treatment plans you could have.

Chiropractic care can behoove you, particularly if you have injuries related to your musculoskeletal system or spine.

A chiropractor can thoroughly evaluate your injuries and make
a treatment recommendation.

Back, neck pain, and stiffness combined with feeling muscle soreness or restricted range of motion are widespread symptoms after an accident.

Chiropractic Clinics of South Florida can identify these symptoms instead of numbing them with medication. Then, we can perform spinal and other joint adjustments, physical therapy, and healing. As a result, pain relief can be achieved.

Making a treatment plan will provide these primary benefits:

  • Reduces inflammation and scar tissues: small tears called micro-tears within the muscles and ligaments in the body are common and are not identified by x-rays.
    In addition, after a muscle is injured, it can get scarred after an accident and cause stiffness and soreness.
    A spinal adjustment will allow the body to return to normal alignment.
  • Reduce the need for medication: Most prescription medication is highly addictive.
    Chiropractors heal the affected areas instead of masking or covering up the pain.
  • Receiving chiropractic care immediately after a car accident can prevent minor injuries from becoming worse, causing a chronic condition down the line.
  • Restore range of motion: When inflammation is present, it restricts your range of motion.
  • Chiropractic adjustments to the spine will allow the healing process to return to the proper range of motion.
  • Reduce pain: Chiropractic adjustments promote relief of the affected area and throughout the entire body.
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The Pros and Cons of Conventional Medicine:

Conventional medicine saves lives in emergencies or life-threatening conditions.

However, the potential downside of this treatment when it comes to car accident injuries is that unless a bone is broken or some other serious injury, many doctors prescribe pain and anti-inflammatory medication and send the patient on their way.

Unfortunately, this may only be temporary relief without healing the root of the problem.

 

Why Choose a Chiropractor?

A chiropractor can identify why these symptoms are arising and, instead of numbing through medication and can perform spinal and other joint adjustments along with physical therapy.

Through these sessions, many patients may experience these eight primary benefits:

1. Reduces inflammation:

Micro-tears within the muscles and ligaments of the body are common and cannot be found through a standard x-ray. Spinal adjustments can bring the spine back into alignment, producing natural anti-inflammatory properties to assist with discomfort from these tears.

2. Reduces scar tissue:

Muscles can get scarred after an accident, causing stiffness and
soreness. A chiropractor can target these scarred areas and help break down the build-up quicker than if it was left to heal on its own. Less scar tissue means a person is likely to feel better much faster.

3. Decreased need for medication:

Prescription pain medication can be very addictive. Taking a heavy painkiller in the short term may become a continued addiction or dependency. Chiropractic adjustments can ensure that the actual injury is healed and that pain isn’t simply masked as an effect of the medications.

4. Long-term benefits:

Receiving chiropractic care promptly after a car accident can help prevent minor injuries from worsening into severe and chronic conditions down the road.

5. Restore range of motion:

Neck or back injuries can result in restricted mobility. It may be challenging to turn your neck or move other ways when your muscles are inflamed. Mobilizing the spine through chiropractic adjustments can help restore the proper range of motion and encourage the healing process.

6. Reduce pain:

With spinal adjustments, a person can have reduced pain in the affected areas and relief throughout their entire body. In addition, many people feel significant relief immediately following an adjustment, possibly due to the release of pain-reducing hormones.

What If My Accident Injuries Don’t Show Up Right Away?

Most car accidents are traumatic events. After all, a lot of force is involved when a vehicle hits (or is hit by) something.

Even seemingly minor accidents can lead to significant harm, but injuries sometimes don’t appear immediately.

The most common car accident injuries that show up later are soft tissue injuries, concussions, and back injuries.

It’s crucial to monitor and treat potential injuries for the sake of your health and ability to receive financial compensation for your injuries.

Soft Tissue Injuries After a Car Accident

A soft tissue injury refers to damage done to body parts other than bone. For example, muscles, tendons, and ligaments are “soft tissue.”

Car accidents, even low-speed ones, generate a lot of force. As a result, drivers and passengers often come to a sudden stop along with the vehicle; or they may get thrown around the passenger area.

In addition, the force places a lot of stress on joints and other vulnerable body areas.

Whiplash After a Car Accident

Perhaps the most common type of soft-tissue injury is “whiplash.” Referenced an injury sustained to the neck muscles when the head is suddenly and forcefully thrown forward and then back.

Soft tissue injuries typically result in pain, swelling, and reduced mobility, but these symptoms may not appear immediately.

Back Injuries and Back Pain After a Car Accident

The human spine is a complex system of bones, muscles, nerves, and other soft tissues. So even a minor collision can easily result in a back injury, whether damage to the bone (vertebrae), muscles, tendons, discs, ligaments, or nerves in the neck (cervical vertebrae), upper back (thoracic), or lower back (lumbar).

Besides pain, there are other signs of a back injury, such as:

  • reduced mobility
  • muscle spasms
  • trouble walking, standing, or sitting,
  • headaches
  • body stiffness
  • headaches

Other common symptoms of back injuries include numbness and tingling.

Consider seeing a chiropractor if you’re experiencing pain from a car accident.

Contact us at The South Florida Chiropractors today for an appointment, and we’ll help you get back in the game. Call: 877-881-4878 (HURT)

What is the Difference Between Bulging Disc and Herniated Disc?

What is the Difference Between Bulging Disc and Herniated Disc?

What is the Difference Between Bulging Disc and Herniated Disc?

Chiropractic Clinics of South Florida has Your Answer and Treatment.

You’ve probably heard the terms bulging disc and herniated disc before. And, chances are, you know they both have to do with something in your spine. But do you know both can be painful but are they the same?

In a word: Nope.

While they both affect the discs in your spine, bulging discs and herniated discs are not two terms for the same condition.

What’s the difference? Here’s what you should know about bulging discs vs. herniated discs.

What Are the Key Differences Between a Bulging Disc and a Herniated Disc?

Your spine comprises bones (called vertebrae) and rubbery discs stacked on top of one another, forming the spinal canal.

The bundle of nerves (called the spinal cord) runs down the spinal canal’s length.

The discs in your spine function like shock absorbers in a car, but they are between the vertebrae.

These discs are made of two components: a softer center (called nucleus pulposus) surrounded by a tough elastic-like band (called annulus fibrosus).

We will explain by going back to the car scenario. When you have a bulging disc, it resembles letting the air out of the car’s tire. The disc is intact, but it sags and bulges out from the spine’s structure.

With a herniated disc, the out sac or lining of the disc has a hole or a tear in it. It causes the nucleus pulpous (jelly-like cent of the disc) to leak into the spinal canal.

How Can I Treat a Bulging Disc?

Like most things in life, the disc deteriorates and bulges downward when the body ages, so age-related degeneration is usually the culprit of a bulging disc. With degeneration, there is usually a progressive, gradual onset of symptoms.

It can cause pain in the buttocks, legs, or back. Thus, affecting your ability to walk and stand for long periods.

It is prevalent for bulging discs to affect multiple discs. This condition develops over time and can cause other disc degeneration-related issues, such as lumbar stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal).

Luckily, there is a broad spectrum of treatment options. Short-term treatment can mean taking anti-inflammatory medications, especially during flare-ups.
Steroid injections are another option if there is significant nerve pain.

Long-term treatment usually involves a self-directed exercise program that you start with a physical therapist and then transition to doing at home.

If the pain due to the bulging discs has caused lumbar stenosis and those symptoms affect your quality of life, surgery (called lumbar decompression) is an option for those who have suffered and led to a deterioration of life activities.

The procedure is very patient-specific and is based on the type and level of stenosis and can require months of recovery of which is not conducive for many people.

Most patients shy away from having surgery or invasive procedure; that is why chiropractic care is a primary option for patients who periodically suffer and require continuous care.

If bulging disc pain is causing you to miss out on your routine, active lifestyle, check out our team of doctors dedicated to a more conservative set of treatments.

Our team provides physical therapy, massage therapy, and minimally invasive procedures that may help you find relief from neck and back pain.

How Can I Treat a Herniated Disc?

Most of the pain from a herniated disc comes on abruptly and usually affects one individual nerve root.

An acute injury sometimes causes herniated discs.
This could result from a car accident, slip and fall accident, or a work-related accident.

As with bulging discs, there are several options to treat herniated discs.

First, suppose you’ve experienced symptoms for less than six weeks and have no nerve damage.

In that case, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, medical massage therapy, and steroid injections (if needed) can possibly help resolve the issue in 6 to 12 weeks.

Unfortunately, for most people a herniated disc will require lifetime treatment and education from a chiropractor that works dually with many orthopedic physicians.

What Makes Chiropractic Clinics of South Florida different than other Chiropractors?

Chiropractic care can be a great way to manage and relieve swelling and pain caused by a neck or back pain. Chiropractic Care of South Florida takes pride in our many facets of care such as Massage Therapist, Physiotherapy team, and Spinal decompression.

Massage increases the body’s supply of oxygen and nutrients to your muscles, which help release waste from the muscle tissue.

Physiotherapy aims to maximize the quality of life through a range of treatment techniques designed to restore movement and function within the body. It aims to help individuals develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and functional ability. Typical treatment consists of modalities (such as ultrasound or laser) and exercise and stretching advice. Physiotherapy is used to treat almost all muscle and joint conditions.

Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine over a period of several treatments. The idea is that the spinal decompression technique changes the force and position of the spine. With this it changes the pressure off the spinal disks by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off the nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal while reducing your overall pain. It is advised by most physicians to utilize nonsurgical spinal decompression to treat back or neck pain or sciatica, bulging or herniated disk, degenerative disk disease, worn spinal joints, and injured or diseased spinal nerve roots.

We have been in business for years and we take pride in helping individuals recover from traumatic injuries. Transportation is never a problem and can be provided if you or someone in your family has difficulty in getting to one of our clinics.

With seven convenient locations in the South Florida region including Kendall, Miami Airport, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Hollywood, Pompano Beach, and West Palm Beach finding a place to recover is near your home or work.

Regardless of if your neck or back pain involves a personal injury such as a slip and fall, an automobile accident, boating accident, trucking accident or due to negligent security, degeneration due to age advancement our offices are suited to help you receive the treatment you deserve.

Spondylolisthesis Rules My Life!

Spondylolisthesis Rules My Life!

Chiropractic Care is an exceptional choice for people who prefer a drug-free and non-invasive treatment for Spondylolisthesis.

The spine (backbone) comprises a series of individual bones called vertebrae, and they are stacked to form the spinal column. Our lower backs bear the brunt of the torso’s weight and sustain a significant amount of wear and tear, so the lumbar spine runs the highest risk of injury. However, please make no mistake; it is not uncommon for Spondylolisthesis to affect the neck in many cases.
Spondylolysis is when one vertebral body slips forward over another. The underlying cause of Spondylolisthesis has not been firmly established. We do not believe this condition stems from birth because we are yet to see a newborn born with Spondylolisthesis. Some physicians have noted that repetitive trauma (such as from certain sports) may cause or contribute to the development of spondylolysis.

 

There are five types of Spondylolisthesis:

  • Dysplastic Spondylolisthesis
  • Isthmic Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Pathologic Spondylolisthesis
  • Traumatic Spondylolisthesis

This condition is one of the most common causes of back pain. The typical symptom is back and/or leg pain limiting a patient’s activity level. In addition, a slipped vertebra causes the entire spine to become unstable and can be dangerous.
One of the purposes of the vertebrae they are supposed to provide some degree of flexibility. This allows you to bend backward, forward, and side to side. But, at the same time, having your vertebrae move too much can cause significant problems.
When one of your vertebrae slips out of place, it can pressure a nerve. This can lead to significant pain. In addition, if your vertebral discs are irritating the nerves in your back, you may be diagnosed with Spondylolisthesis.

 

What Are the Most Common Symptoms?

Spondylolisthesis symptoms can vary from one person to another, as with many conditions. Therefore, the symptoms range, and for some, they may never have any trouble from the diagnosis; then, for others, the pain can be so severe they can hardly walk, sit, or stand.

Common symptoms of Spondylolisthesis may include:

• muscle spasms, particularly in your buttocks or legs
• stiffness in your back due to not wanting to move your back much because of the pain
• inability to stand for long periods
• Bending can increase the pain
• numbness or tingling in your feet or ankles
• sudden, electrical shock-like sensations that go down your buttocks and legs, especially when you move

 Commonly doctors order x-rays or MRI scans to confirm a diagnosis. Many physicians treat Spondylolisthesis with prescription medication or undergo surgery. There is an alternative to these treatments with Chiropractic.

 

How Can Chiropractic Care Help With Spondylolisthesis?

Chiropractors such as Dr. Garrett Weinstein deliver a gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive therapy known as a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body to reduce inflammation and improve the function of both the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body can better manage symptoms caused by low back pain. The adjustments usually include massage, heat or ice, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation.

Below are some of the health benefits chiropractic care and chiropractic adjustments can provide patients with low back pain at Chiropractic Clinics of South Florida:

  • Reduced pain and discomfort
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Improved range of motion
  • Improved flexibility
  • Increased muscle tone and strength

 

More specifically, Chiropractors use a treatment called Nonsurgical spinal decompression, a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain due to Spondylolisthesis.
Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine throughout several treatments. The idea is that the spinal decompression technique changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes the pressure off the spinal disks by creating negative pressure in the disc. In turn, it helps promote the movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal while reducing your overall pain. Patients are fully clothed during spinal decompression therapy. The doctor fits them with a harness around their pelvis and another around their trunk. They will then lie face down or face up on a computer-controlled table. A doctor operates the computer, customizing treatment to each specific patient’s needs. Treatment can last up to 30 to 45 minutes.

Another technique utilized is Physiotherapy which helps treat Spondylolisthesis to regain normal movement and function of the injured area as soon as possible. Physiotherapists teach patients how to heal acute injuries and manage chronic pain. By examining the patient, they assist in developing an appropriate plan of action. Physiotherapy treatment techniques enhance the ability to move while reducing pain, restoring functional movement, and preventing future injury and disability. Although this is the physical side of physiotherapy practice, the therapist also rebuilds confidence and optimism in rebuilding the body. Some might even say that they rebuild lives. We believe treatment combined with education is the best way for our patients to heal and enjoy their lives.

Dr. Garrett Weinstein, DC, is the founder of Chiropractic Clinics of South Florida and is dedicated to the health and wellness of his patients. We have several locations throughout South Florida for your convenience in Pompano Beach, North Miami, West Palm Beach, Hollywood, Miami Lakes, Miami Airport, and Kendall. Call us today and schedule a pain consultation.

Chiropractic Alignment To A Healthy Powerful Life

Chiropractic Alignment To A Healthy Powerful Life

Our Spine Affects Our Whole Body – Think of it as Chakra Alignment

Chakras and the spine

The majority of people do not realize chiropractic care can influence organ function. However, there is an indirect connection between the spinal nerves in the body and your internal organ functions. Your internal organs are connected via the spinal cord and through nerve ganglia and plexuses. This is often referred to as “smaller brains” that directly affect the organs. When chiropractic care is given, it assists with keeping the spine free from interference and restore the proper curves in the spine. This marks the roadway that the nerve signals to flow freely and promotes proper organ functions. Twenty-six nerve levels provide neurological supply to vital organs and the musculoskeletal system. With that said, here are a few examples and the lack of chiropractic care results:

C1-blood supply to the head, pituitary gland, brain, face, middle ear, and sympathetic nervous system. Result: headaches, insomnia, head colds, ear infections, dizziness, or vertigo.

C2-eyes, optic nerve, auditory nerve, sinuses, forehead. Result: eye trouble, earache/infections, sinus trouble, allergy. 

C3-cheeks, outer ear, face bones, teeth. Results: neuralgia, acne, eczema.

C4-nose, lips, mouth, Eustachian tube. Results: head fever, har of hearing, and chronic runny nose.

C5-vocal cords, neck, glands, pharynx. Results: hoarseness, laryngitis, and chronic sore throat.

C6-neck muscles, shoulders, tonsils. Results: stiff neck, pain and tingling in the arm, hoarseness, tonsillitis, chronic coughs, and croup.

C7-thyroid gland, bursae in the shoulders and elbows. Results: thyroid conditions, bursitis, and laryngitis.

T1-arms including elbows, wrist, fingers, esophagus, and trachea. Result: asthma, cough, difficulty breathing, and pain in arms and hands.

T2-heart, including the valves and covering coronary arteries. Result: functional heart conditions and chest conditions.

T3-lungs, bronchial tubes, pleura, chest, breast. Result: bronchitis, chest congestion, pneumonia, and influenza.

T4-gallbladder, common duct. Result: gallbladder conditions, jaundice, and shingles.

T5-liver, solar plexus, and general circulation. Result: liver conditions, blood pressure problems, poor circulation, and arthritis.

T6-stomach. Result: nervous stomach, indigestion, IBS, and heartburn.

T7-pancreas and duodenum. Result: ulcers and gastritis.

T8-spleen and diaphragm. Result: lowered resistance and hiccoughs.

T9-adrenal and suprarenal glands. Result: allergies and hives.

T10-kidneys Result: kidney troubles, hardening of the arteries, chronic tiredness, and nephritis.

T11-kidneys and ureters. Result: acne, pimples, eczema, and boils.

T12-small intestines and lymph circulation. Result: rheumatism, gas pains, and certain types of sterility.

L1-large intestine and inguinal rings. Result: constipation, colitis, diarrhea, and hernia.

L2-appendix, abdomen, upper leg. Result: cramps, difficulty breathing, and minor varicose veins.

L3-sex organs, uterus, bladder, knees. Result: bladder troubles, painful or irregular menstruation, miscarriages, bedwetting, and many knee pains.

L4– prostate, muscles of the lower back, and sciatic nerve. Result: difficult or painful urination, lower back pain, and sciatica.

L5-lower legs, ankles, and feet. Result: poor circulation in the legs, cold feet, swollen ankles, weakness in the legs, and leg cramps.

Sacrum-hip bones and buttocks. Result: sacroiliitis and spinal curvatures.

Coccyx-rectum and anus. Result: hemorrhoids and pain at the end of the spine on sitting.

At Chiropractic Clinics of South Florida, we work with various medical specialties to give patients the individual attention they need. Transportation is never a problem and can be provided if the patient has difficulty getting to our clinics. Finding a clinic near you is very simple, with seven convenient locations in the South Florida region, including Kendall, Miami Airport, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Hollywood, Pompano Beach, and West Palm Beach. We only accept those patients determined to have the potential to benefit from our care. Chiropractic is more than just a solution for car accident pain, and it’s key to a healthy lifestyle.

Chiropractic Treatment After a Sports Injury

Chiropractic Treatment After a Sports Injury

Chiropractic Treatment After a Sports Injury

Being an athlete can be tough on your body. If you compete in sports, you understand the wear that gets put on your body when you constantly engage in activities like running, jumping, or tackling. Putting your body through this can often result in a series of painful sprains, strains, and tears. If you’ve recently experienced a sports-related injury, an experienced chiropractor can help you heal faster. Plus, a quality chiropractor may also be able to help you learn how to prevent sports-related injuries in the future.

Chiropractors treat and teach methods to prevent injuries of the neck, back, shoulder, knee, and ankles. Specifically, chiropractors are experts in the manual adjustment of the spine, ensuring that a patient’s bones are lined up and balanced. A good adjustment helps relieve tension throughout the body. This release of tension allows the body to function better. This means you’re less likely to become injured during sports (or daily activities). Most chiropractic techniques are intended to reduce pain and joint inflammation by restoring full function to a patient’s joints.

What Causes Sports-Related Injuries?

The main reasons athletes obtain sports injuries include forceful impacts, repetitive motions, over-training, or failure to warm up properly. Chiropractors help athletes by relieving their pain to help them heal faster after an injury. Regular visits promote quicker recovery after games and training, as well as better balance and overall performance.

What Does a Chiropractic Visit Look Like?

When you visit our chiropractic office, we’ll start by asking you questions about your health and perform a structural exam of your body, spine, and balance. We’ll also examine your back, limbs, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Using this information, we can determine a personalized treatment plan to address any issues you may have. We’ll also focus on laying the groundwork to prevent future injuries.

The two most common techniques chiropractors use are spinal manipulation and spinal mobilization. Below, we’ll review each of these methods and how they work:

  • Spinal manipulation. Your doctor will place you in different positions and perform a manual impulse to an affected joint. This releases pressure in the joint and aligns muscles and joints so they work the way they’re supposed to. In some cases, this can cause an audible crack, called cavitation, due to the release of gas that happens when the joint opens up and motion is restored.
  • Spinal mobilization. This is used for patients that require a gentle approach, and is done using tools and stretches to release pressure in joints.

Chiropractors may also incorporate other treatment methods to relieve pain such as ice, heat, or electric stimulation. Be sure to discuss all of your symptoms with your doctor for him or her to consider all treatment options.

What are the Most Common Prevention Techniques

In addition to treating injuries, chiropractors can help prevent them from occurring in the first place. If you’re about to implement a new exercise regime or join a sport, you should consider visiting a chiropractor first. A chiropractor can check your muscles and spine to detect any imbalances or tension. This can reduce current issues like pain and stiffness, while reducing the likelihood of potential injuries.

In regards to sports injuries, chiropractic care is second to none. If you’ve ever had a sports injury, you know the majority are soft tissue-related accidents or body mechanics-related. Chiropractors are the go-to doctors if you are a weekend warrior quarterback or a professional athlete.

Chiropractors believe that effective treatment is not only about pain relief, but also about addressing the underlying causes of the pain. These can often include:

  • Muscular imbalances
  • Biomechanical deficiencies
  • Improper techniques
  • Improper conditioning

Common Symptoms of Sports Injuries

When the body becomes injured because of sports or training, symptoms that can occur are:

  • Swelling
  • Burning, dull pain
  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle spasms

Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t wise to push through the pain of an injury. Seek medical treatment if you meet any of the following conditions:

  • You are experiencing severe pain, swelling, or numbness.
  • You can’t put any weight on the affected area.
  • You are experiencing increased pain, swelling, and instability in a previously injured area.

Common Types of Sports Injuries

Depending on what type of sport you play, your injuries will likely differ. Common sports-related injuries can include:

  • Neck Injuries. Neck injuries, like whiplash, occur when the neck is quickly and forcefully pushed forward and back in a whipping motion. Athletes may want to consider approaching contact sports with more caution due to their higher risk of whiplash. In addition, damage to the spine around the neck region can cause inflammation, which results in pain and a limited range of motion.
  • Pinched Nerves. Pinched nerves due to a spinal injury sustained from sporting activities can be painful. Quality chiropractors have significant experience providing adjustment of the spine to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves. This can alleviate pain and allow the body to function better. Unfortunately, many patients suffer from pain for a prolonged period instead of addressing the issue head-on with a qualified chiropractor.
  • Sprains and Strains. Sprains can occur when a ligament is stretched too far or torn. Bones are connected by ligaments, so sprains and strains occur in the joints. You’ll typically find that most sprains occur in the wrists and ankles. There may be painful swelling, bruising, or experiences of temporary inability to move the joint. Strains occur when muscles or tendons are torn. A tendon connects your muscles to your bones, and if they’re pulled too far, a strain occurs. The most common strains are found in the back or hamstrings. There may be painful swelling or spasms, and you may experience a temporary inability to move the muscle.
  • Knee Injuries. Knee injuries are one of the most frequent problems for athletes. Runners can experience what is known as the runner’s knee, a tenderness felt near the knee cap. You may also experience pain on the sides of your knees and tendinitis. Knees can be more severely injured with bruising to the bone or damage to cartilage and ligaments. Four major ligaments are supporting the knee, and all can be damaged during sports activity. Knee injuries often occur from a lack of warming up, running too hard or too often, and blows or twists at the knee.
  • Dislocations. Contact and high-impact sports can cause dislocations, which happen when bones that form a joint become separated. If a joint becomes dislocated, the athlete will feel intense pain, and nerves may also become damaged due to the dislocation. The joint will need to be put back into place, and you may need to wear a sling until the swelling subsides, usually several weeks. Rehabilitation is often recommended if your shoulder is dislocated. This therapy can restore strength and range of motion.
  • Fractures. A bone can break or fracture for several reasons, either resulting from a one-time injury or repeated stress over time. If the one-time injury is an acute fracture, it will require an emergency treatment. In contrast, a stress fracture occurs when there is repetitive impact, further worsening whenever the athlete puts weight on the bone.

Fortunately, you can effectively treat many minor sports injuries at home using the RICE method of rest, ice, compression, and elevation.

If you’re experiencing pain from a sports injury, consider seeing a chiropractor. You may want to schedule regular check-ups to prevent injuries from occurring and to keep your body performing properly. Regular chiropractic treatment can reduce the risk of injury and improve your athletic performance.

Contact us at The South Florida Chiropractors today for an appointment, and we’ll help you get back in the game. Call: 877-881-4878 (HURT)

Chiropractic Care and How it Provides Headache Relief

Chiropractic Care and How it Provides Headache Relief

Chiropractic Care and How it Provides Headache Relief

chiropractors can help with headache's

Headaches regardless of the cause are debilitating and interrupt your daily life activities. It disrupts your ability to sleep and prevents you from being able to concentrate on many tasks.

According to the World Health Organization- it is estimated that around 47 percent of the adult population experienced a headache at least one time in the past year. The most frequent type of headache is a “tension headache”. While 1 in 4 suffers from debilitating migraine headaches.

Tension Headaches

A tension headache causes pressure and dull pain around the forehead, sides, or back of the head. It is often described as feeling like a tight band around your head. Tension headaches can last anywhere from 30 minutes to a week. They usually do not occur frequently and can be caused by many reasons like tension that causes muscles to tighten up, prolonged stress, and misalignment of the cervical or thoracic spine.

Migraine Headaches

If you or a loved one suffers from migraines-you know just how horrible one can be. Migraine headaches are the most severe and can be debilitating. There are many other symptoms that can accompany migraines like dizziness, sensitivity to light, nausea and vomiting, and blurred vision. It makes it impossible to participate in daily life activities which causes people to sometimes feel less equipped to function as their peers. The exact cause of migraines is unknown; however, many patients have reported improvement with chiropractic care.

Trauma, Toxins & Thoughts

Head trauma is described as a minor bump on the skull or a serious brain injury. A hard blow to the head which can cause Traumatic brain injury (TBI).  Toxins are a chemical factors such as foods and beverages, including alcohol and food additives. Thoughts can cause headaches due to emotional factors like stress, anxiety and depression.

Treating Headaches Caused by Tension in the Spine

Numerous research studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments are very effective for treating headaches and neck pain. Spinal manipulation may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck. Disc degeneration or prolapse, or facet joint arthritis in the neck can cause chronic headaches. Spinal Decompression works by gently stretching the spine over a period of several treatments and, electrical stimulation and ultrasound assist in promoting healing.

An injured spine can cause a variety of problems to your body’s overall function. Restore your optimal wellness and let Chirofitness help treat your spine’s misalignment through our non-invasive spinal manipulation and adjustment procedures.

In conclusion, many patients that we see with headaches, neck stiffness and pain have a reduced curvature in the neck. Certain chiropractic adjustments and supportive exercises and therapies restore the necks alignment and the headaches are reduced if not totally resolved.

Schedule a chiropractic consultation so we can take a closer look at your medical condition. Give us a call at 877-881-4878 (HURT) or click on Make An Appointment if you have questions regarding the chiropractic treatment options available for your condition.

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