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What is pain and why do we have it?

Centreville chiropractor pain reliefJ .K. Rowling wrote in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it”. Without going into the metaphorical explanation of the saying, the literal meaning of these words is very important and relevant.

Pain in any part of human body is not a disease in itself but it’s an indicator that something is wrong in the body. We can understand it from a common everyday example. If you are driving your car and check engine lights comes on. What would you do? Will you ignore the light and keep driving or you will cover the light with a tape or unplug the wires or you will take your car to an auto-mechanic as soon as possible. You will agree with the last option because you want the problem being signaled by the check engine light to be sorted out and handled. Similarly, if you are feeling a pain in your back or neck, why would you want to mask the pain with pain killers or just ignore it hoping that it would go away on its own?

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3 Reasons To Visit A Chiropractic Office After A Car Accident

Man after car accident in 20120If you are involved in a car accident, the first step in healing the car accident injuries is the initiative to go visit your chiropractor. With chiropractor help, you can promptly start recovering after a distressing car accident and set yourself on track to fully recovery. There are many reasons that one must set an appointment with the chiropractor after car accident; the top three reasons are:

1) Chiropractic treatment is safe

Chiropractic is a natural method of treatment where the chiropractor uses his hand for diagnosis of the problem and imparting various therapies like spinal manipulations.

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4 Different Types of Headaches – General Description

Symptoms Illness Sickness Healthcare Headache ConceptHeadaches are one of the most common medical complaints that can affect any one regardless of age, gender, race or ethnicity. According to data presented by WHO (World Health Organization) approximately half of the population around the globe is expected to suffer from headache in a given year.

Headaches can range from milder forms which can be self-managed with over the counter pain medications, massages, exercise and other lifestyle modifications, while there are others which are more complicated and require consultation and treatment from a health professional.

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How is Chiropractic Different?

PillsPeople suffering from musculoskeletal conditions (muscles and bones problems) usually tread on a long road to recovery, whether it is an acute injury from an accident or a chronic condition. The most common feature related to these conditions is the associated pain. Therefore, pain management is the cornerstone of treatment after incurring such conditions. In traditional therapy, pain medications are usually the first line of treatment, rather, in most of the cases, this remains the only option available as there are very few conditions that are amenable to surgical treatments, which on the other hand have huge risks and side effects.

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6 Myths About Back Pain and Truth About Them

myths or facts written by hand, hand writing on transparent board, photoBack pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders affecting people. Unfortunately, there seems to exist a considerable gap between the knowledge of healthcare professionals about back pain and the beliefs of the general public about them. Research studies have shown that perceptions and attitudes of people towards back pain can significantly impact their management and prognosis. Here, we will address common myths regarding back pain and reveal the truth.

Myth: Your spine is delicate and easily injured

Truth: Contrary to what people think,

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5 Tips To Improve Your Posture

Woman with impaired posture position defect scoliosis and ideal bearing.How we sit or stand greatly affects our posture. Poor posture is a source of continuous stress compromising our spine. This could cause deterioration of vertebra over time due to poor circulation and may also result in chronic fatigue and early exhaustion of muscles. Strain of a bad posture may lead to chronic neck, shoulder or back pain.

Most of the common reasons for a bad posture in everyday lives are; sitting and working on desks or computers for long hours, tilting the head or slouching the head forward while using cell phones, slouching while driving or travelling in a train or plane, prolonged use of heavy backpacks, previous injuries to neck, shoulder or back and use of improper shoes.

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7 Cervicogenic Headaches Symptoms After A Car Accident

woman stress and headache after car accidentCervicogenic headaches, as the name implies, are headaches that originate in cervical spine. Researchers Stupar & Kims (2007) in their study have defined cervicogenic headache as secondary headaches that most commonly occur due to acceleration/deceleration injury and presents along with other symptoms of whiplash injury, which can happen after a car accident.  Cervicogenic headache often occur after auto accidents and even low impact accidents at speed as low as 5 MPH are enough to cause soft tissue injuries, damage to spinal nerves, discs and joints in the neck, later triggering referred pain in the head region.  Symptoms of cervicogenic headache include:

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Car Accident Injury … Can Chiropractic Help?

centreville auto accidentGetting a car accident injury is the last thing that anybody wants, but unfortunately it can happen to anybody, at any time. After excluding any major injury that might require acute medical care, there are several symptoms in which chiropractor adjustment could be of immense value.

First of all, all car accident injuries are not very obvious and they might cause pain and other problems in subsequent weeks or even months after the car accident. In this situation, Chiropractor can examine and diagnose the extent of your soft tissue sprain/strain, neck/whiplash or back pain and help you treat these injuries as well as any muscular stiffness associated with auto accidents. Therefore, it is advisable to see your chiropractor within 2 week of any such incident and get a care plan so you don’t have to forfeit your insurance coverage rights for your injuries.

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Can Tight Hamstrings Cause Back Pain?

Girl bending forwardLower back pain is common and it often causes many to miss their workdays. There are multiple causes of lower back pain, but here, we will discuss the role of tight hamstrings in causing lower back pain.

Hamstrings are basically a group of 3 muscles present on the back of thigh (femur bone). These muscles originate from the hip bones and two of these muscles (semimembranous and semitendonous) attach to one of the bones (Tibia) in the lower leg, while, the third muscle (Biceps femoris) attaches to other bone (Fibula) in the lower leg.

Hamstring’s mechanism of action is that they cause flexion of knee joint (bending the knees) and extension at hip joint (bringing thigh behind the body). Normally the lower part of the spine is slightly curved because the back of the pelvis is marginally higher than the front side. In normal conditions, when the hamstrings are relaxed, it causes the pelvis to tilt forward and the lumbar spine also follows it with extension thus causing no strain on ligaments and discs.

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