Tag: Neck Pain

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Muscle Injury After Whiplash

When considering a whiplash injury, most of us think of damage to the joints and ligaments of the neck.  Certainly, those structures are injured.  But we also suffer injuries to the delicate posture muscles of the neck (more properly, cervical spine).  Those small muscles help to control the subtle balance and movement of the joints.  […]

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Chronic Lower Back Pain Is a Disease Not an Illness

The difference between a disease and an illness can be illustrated like this:  If you catch a cold and get stuffed up lungs which makes it hard to breathe, that is an illness (a singular event).  If you have asthma and can’t breathe, that is a disease.  Asthma stays with you for a while.  Sure […]

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Personal Injury Preventer

Car crashes and personal injury cases can really ruin a person’s day. I came across this device which is able to virtually guaranty safe driving habits. See a picture of the device below. I think if we all had one installed it might really reduce the number of car crashes. If you don’t have one […]

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Pills for Back or Neck Pain Are a Heart Concern.

There is a time and place for pain medication. None is without risk. Sometimes, the risk is small. New research shows that even the simple NSAID medications carry a new risk. NSAIDS are the common over the counter medications like acetaminophen (Tylenol), and ibuprofen (Advil). These medications are commonly used but new research shows that […]

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Alternative Medicine Becoming Mainstream

A few years back, Consumer Reports ran a survey asking it’s 34,000 readers to rank treatments which worked best for them. “Surveys Said” Respondents to the survey reported that hands-on therapies, like chiropractic work best for their back pain and arthritis.  Chiropractic ranked highest of all the conventional treatments, including prescription pain medication. Other therapies […]

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Headache & Neck Pain After Whiplash

Researchers have shown that about 90% of whiplash victims will report headache as part of their post-injury complaint.  Sometimes the headaches wont show for a few weeks after the accident.  But when they do, there are several things that need to be considered.   Cervicogenic Headache The most common headache after a car crash is […]

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Dynamic Treatment Options for Neck Pain

Neck Pain and Whiplash injuries need tailored treatment plans. All too often I hear patients tell me that they went to see a chiropractor for neck pain and there was little, if any, relief. The next part of the conversation goes something like this: Me: “What did he do?” (I know, I am generalizing the […]

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Chiropractors Better at Neck Pain, According to Study

When it comes to treating your neck pain, the best medicine is not a medicine at all. According to research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, your best option for neck pain is your chiropractor. Dr. Bronfort and his research staff received funding from the National Institute of Health and looked at the best […]

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