One of the most common injuries that people suffer from after an auto accident in Orlando is whiplash or sprain/strain. Victims of car accidents often see a chiropractor to treat the pain that results from a whiplash injury.
What Is Whiplash?
According to the Mayoclinic, whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck. Think of this like the cracking of a whip. Whiplash most often occurs during a rear-end auto accident, but the injury can also result from a sports accident, physical abuse or other traumatic events.
How do I know if I have Whiplash?
Common signs and symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, stiffness and headaches. Other signs include worsening of pain with neck movement, loss of range of motion in the neck, tenderness or pain in the shoulder, upper back or arms, fatigue, dizziness and tingling in the arms and/or hands. Most people with whiplash get better within a few weeks by following a treatment plan that includes pain medication and exercise. However, some people have chronic neck pain and other long-lasting complications.
Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash
When whiplash is still in the acute stage, a chiropractor may use gentle stretching, ultrasound and other techniques in an effort to reduce inflammation. You might also be advised to apply ice in order to reduce the swelling. After the initial swelling has subsided and the pain reduces, the treatment will progress to spinal manipulation to restore motion to your neck and exercise for strengthening.
How to Proceed
Unfortunately, there are many distractors today for drivers and lets face it, accidents do happen. We have little control over being rear ended when you’re driving. If you think you may have whiplash, it is important to seek attention as soon as possible. If you’re not in a medical emergency, book an appointment with www.prospineorlando.com so we can assess the situation and get started on the appropriate chiropractic treatment for a swift recovery. At ProSpine Orlando our team is here to help answer your questions. Please feel free to contact us today.
The concentric rings made from cartilage and other materials that are located between your vertebrae are known as discs. These discs provide a cushion between the vertebrae, preventing them from grinding against one another while your spine is moving.
What is a Bulging Disc?
You’re informed you have a bulging disc but don’t quite understand what this means to you and your health. Bulging discs means that a portion of one of your discs is protruding past the outer edge of the vertebra. When this happens, the likelihood of the disc pressing on a nerve or other tissue increases. Bulging discs are common, and while they often remain asymptomatic, they do have the potential to cause debilitating pain in some cases.
A bulging disc can be caused by sports injuries or other trauma such as a car accident or slip and fall. The normal aging process can also cause a bulging disc, because the outer portion of your discs can become weaker over time. When the disc becomes weak the pressure from the center of a disc stretches to the outer perimeter, resulting in a bulging disc.
What Are the Symptoms?
Symptoms of a bulging disc begin when the disc puts pressure on nerves in your spine. Almost 90% of bulging discs occur in the lumbar region of the back. In certain cases, pain can radiate from that area to your hips, buttocks, legs and even down to your feet. If you happen to have a bulging disc in your cervical spine, you may notice pain radiating down into your arms and fingers. In a worst-case scenario, a bulging disc can cause severe pain that almost limits mobility completely.
Chiropractic Treatment and Bulging Discs
Chiropractic treatment for a bulging disc may include gentle spinal adjustment at the site of the problem, and exercises. Each patient is treated as an individual and treatment plans are customized for maximum effectiveness. ProSpine Orlando chiropractors have very good results when treating this type of problem.
We hope this information helps you to make the best choice for your health. ProSpine Orlando is here to assist you in any way we can. Feel free to contact us today for more information
ProSpine Orlando chiropractors are capable of treating all types of injuries and more importantly, they recognize and respect the unique situation that each case presents. Chiropractors recognize that car accident injuries may result in symptoms suffered weeks, months and even years after your accident, and that work injuries demand a thorough examination of work station setup or ergonomically appropriate equipment. For any injury sustained, the holistic core of chiropractors lies in treating the whole person.
Here are 3 common conditions chiropractors can help with:
More than 80% of the population will suffer from lower back pain. Dr. Bastos and Dr. Saunders are highly skilled and successful in the treatment and management of all back conditions. Many differing tissues can generate lower back pain, but research has shown that the exact tissues causing back pain cannot be specifically identified in up to 80% of individuals and many family doctors lack sufficient adequate training in back pain.
The cost of lower back pain through medical care and lost productivity is astronomical. It is the number one cause for disability and workers compensation claims totaling approx. $50 billion annually in North America. Chiropractors can potentially resolve a lot of this back pain with proper rehabilitation and a individualized treatment.
Neck pain is also a severe affliction for many people in Orlando. The neck contains a myriad pain sensitive areas that are easily damaged. It’s hard to maintain proper posture in today’s workplace; prolonged sitting and a lack of monitored and controlled stretching can lead to severe neck issues. Dr. Bastos and Dr. Saunders can assess and treat neck problems you may have and help get you back on track.
In regards to sports injuries, focused 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. Dr. Bastos and Dr. Saunders are the go to doctors if you are a weekend warrior kick boxer or a professional athlete.
Chiropractors believe that it’s not only about pain relief, it’s about the underlying causes which may include:
Contact our team at ProSpine Orlando today to see if we can help you improve your healthcare results.
Although it is said that weight loss is 80 percent diet, you may have noticed that proper weight control cannot be achieved entirely by dieting alone. In fact, you may know a few people who opt for a sedentary lifestyle appear to be able to maintain an ideal weight.
How do they do it?
Turns out you can burn extra calories with activities that require little to no physical exercise.
Below is a guide to common calorie-burning activities and the number of calories per hour they consume:
One hour spent cycling: 600
Whimpering about an ache or pain: 125
Complaining about a stiff neck: 99
Whining about a sleepless night: 230
Moaning about low back pain: 451
Reaching into the medicine cabinet: 200
Creating excuses to avoid chiropractors: 154
Telling others about chiropractic: 35Y
This chart may begin to explain why some of our patients don’t “pay it forward” by telling others about today’s safe and natural chiropractic care. Could it be that referring others doesn’t burn enough calories?
Do you know someone who seems to be burning calories by whining, complaining or taking medications for their aches and pains? If you think we could help them, please put in a good word for us. You’ll feel better—and so will they.