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Whiplash neck injury

Whiplash injuries: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Driver Suffering From Whiplash After Traffic CollisionWhiplash is described as an injury to the neck due to sudden rapid forward and backward motion resulting from trauma; which is car accident in most of the cases, but may also occur due to falls, sport related injuries or knock over head by a heavy object.

This sudden over-extension of the head and neck impacts the muscles and ligaments causing stretching and probable tearing of neck tissues. Whiplash may also involve tearing, bulging or rupture of the vertebral discs or may also cause vertebral dislocation. It may also affect the spinal cord and nerve roots passing through the space between vertebras, which may develop irritation or stretch or get pinched because of the reduced gap in between the vertebra.

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Vertebral Segmental Subluxation A Hidden Cause Of Headaches

Girl with headacheAs we know headaches can occur due to multiple reasons ranging from structural, functional, biochemical to hormonal factors. Headaches are sometimes caused by a hidden condition known as vertebral segmental subluxation of the cervical spine.

In chiropractic “subluxation “ is defined as the alteration in the position of the vertebra, with nervous system interference. This can cause physiological and biochemical changes in the adjoining structures resulting in loss of function of that vertebra.  When subluxation affects cervical spine (the vertebras in neck), it limits mobility and becomes a cause of chronic pain in neck referred to head(cervicogenic headache).

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Are Auto Accidents The Only Way To Get Whiplash?

Teenage Driver Suffering Whiplash Injury Traffic AccidentWhiplash is one of the common injuries that may occur to a person’s neck after a sudden acceleration-deceleration force which results in uncontrolled, quick forward and backward movement of the head and neck. It is most commonly associated with car accidents, however any impact or knock that causes sudden jerky forward or backward movement of head and neck can cause whiplash. Hence, whiplash also known as cervical sprain is also frequently seen in professional / amateur athletes and football players.

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Strengthen Your Immune System

Immune SystemYou probably never think about your immune system and how important it is to keep it healthy. Your immune system works 24/7 and its job is to constantly check every part of your body and destroy useless and dangerous things inside you such as bacteria, viruses, dirt, splinters, dead cell, cell pieces and even cancer.

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Fall day

Fall is here!

AutumnGetting ready for Autumn

Students, teachers and parents are now in the routine of back to school and now is the time to get ready for autumn. This season gives us beautiful colors of autumn leaves and brings us the new television season, football season, soccer season, the start of hockey season, flu season, raking leaves, temperatures dropping, daylight getting shorter and the start of the holiday seasons.

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Chiropractic affects on aging

father and sonAccording to Webster longevity is the length of life.  Factors that affect the length of your life vary from country to country; it is also based on sex, with women usually outliving men.  An article published in Gender Medicine in 2006 states that women have historically lived longer than men in almost every country because they are more robust at every age, NOT because women age more slowly.  Possible causes for this discrepancy in longevity is

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How Can A Sports Chiropractor Help?

Football Team after a gameDid you know that about 90% of all world-class athletes use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and increase their performance potential?  What about the fact that since 2010 all 32 NFL teams provide their players and personnel chiropractic physician services for managing and preventing injuries?  Chiropractors are also found working with 90% of MLB teams, majority of NHL teams, 70% of PGA golfers, and Olympic athletes.

Chiropractic care does not just work with professional athletes they also work with high school, college athletes and the weekend warrior in all of us.  More than 30 million students participate in organized sports; high school athletes experience two million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year.

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Car traveling

Tips For Traveling With Less Pain

Car travelingTraveling, whether for business or vacation, can play havoc on your body. Long hours in a car or on an airplane can leave you stiff, tired, stresses and sore.

The American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Occupational Health states that traveling, even in the most comfortable settings, puts pressures and forces on the body due to awkward positions that can result in restricted blood flow. When you sit for long periods of time pressure builds up in the blood vessels in your lower legs causing problems for your system.

As silly as it sounds you should treat traveling like an athletic event and do some warm up exercises before getting in a car or on a plane. Once you reach your destination do cool down exercises by taking a brisk walk to stretch your hamstring and calf muscles.

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