Whiplash chiropractic treatment should be personalized according to each individual unique cases. It’s important you talk to your chiropractor about your whiplash chiropractic treatment plan before you begin it. Your chiropractor should exam you to determine the appropriate treatment for your whiplash injury, based on the primary dysfunction the exam detects. Chiropractic treatment often involves approaches such as manipulation, stimulation and muscle relaxation, exercises, lifestyle and ergonomic changes.
The main whiplash chiropractic treatment is spinal manipulation. Your chiropractor gently moves the affected joint into the direction of the restriction. Do note that there is not enough evidence to suggest that spinal manipulation is an effective long-term treatment for whiplash but there are short-term benefits.
Secondary whiplash chiropractic treatment like muscle relaxation will gently stretch your muscles. Which helps with tight muscles. Your chiropractor also will address factors that need to be changed in your home, work and in your recreational life. (more…)
Every year there are more than seven million sports related injuries. Poor training practices, accidents, being out of shape, not having the proper protective gear, and not warming up properly cause sports injuries yearly. The most common sports injuries include of minor aches and pains due to sprains and strains, Achilles tendon injuries, fractures and dislocations, knee injuries, swollen muscles etc. Sports injuries should be immediately looked at by a doctor, especially if there is numbness, swelling or severe pain, feels abnormal or unstable. Sport injuries can lead to long-term pain even after treatment. The largest age group affected is those between the ages of five and 24, making up half the injuries. (more…)
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a painful condition that affects the muscles and the sheath of the fascia tissue around the muscles. It is characterized by chronic pain caused by multiple trigger points and fascial constrictions. Myofascial pain syndrome is a referred pain, since pressure on sensitive points in your muscles (trigger points) cause pain in seemingly unrelated parts of your body. Referred pain simply means when you feel pain at places other than where the painful stimulus or cause is located. Similar to fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome is believed to affect the muscle itself while fibromyalgia disrupts the way the brain processes pain signals. Chronic myofascial pain syndrome often occurs in people between the ages of 30 and 60 years. It affects men and women equally. (more…)
Car accidents, however minor, could seriously injure the spine. In most collisions, the back and forth motion causes the spine to snap towards and backwards. This jerky motion may cause severe injuries to the back vertebrate, resulting in pain and loss of function. Our chiropractor will align the vertebrate into place, relieving your pain.
The spine is made up of a series of interlocking vertebrate and nerves from the spinal cord run through. Discs that cushion lay between each vertebrate. The main goal of the spine is to protect the cord and act as the core of the body. During the impact from a car accident, these vertebrate can become pushed out-of-place. Or, they might trap important nerves or cause the discs between the vertebrate to become damaged. When this happens, the patient will suffer from severe pain until the vertebrate is aligned back. (more…)
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that attacks your joints and other parts of the body. Symptoms will often look like other illnesses, or the symptoms will flare up, fade, and then flare again. Rheumatoid arthritis can be painful and pain management is often best handled by pain doctors. Below are symptoms that a pain management clinic may be able to help you deal with.
Tingling and Numbness
Rheumatoid arthritis can cause the connective tissue in your feet and hands to become inflamed. You may have peripheral neuropathy or nerve damage which causes numbness, burning and tingling. It can get worse at night. The best approach is to reduce the underlying inflammation with medications. If you have tingling and/or numbness, you need to talk to us so we can treat it. (more…)
The disc is made up of connective tissue, which wears normally as we age. However, many of the problems that cause neck pain are from abnormal wear and tear. This process is called degeneration of the intervertebral disc. Degeneration often results from small injuries that may not cause pain at the time the injuries actually occur. Over time, these injuries add up and the abnormal wear and tear can weaken the connective tissue that makes up the disc. Once the connective tissue is weak, sudden stress, such as a whiplash type movement, may injure the disc more easily. The entire process of disc degeneration is sometimes referred to as spondylolysis. You may hear your doctor refer to your neck problem as spondylolysis of the cervical spine.
The most common causes of neck pain include:
Degenerative Disc Disease
Mechanical Neck Pain
Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)
Pinched Nerve from a Herniated Disc
Pinched Nerve from Degeneration
Spinal Stenosis (Cervical Myelopathy)
If you have any questions on neck pain, please contact Genesis Medical Clinic.