Work Injury FAQ

What are the leading causes of work related injury? And how can work injuries be prevented? Obviously, some jobs bring a higher risk for injury than others (such as construction versus office work) but no jobs are completely safe. And factors like how long you’ve been on the job (experience at a task), the intensity of the work schedule and even employee age can also play a role in the likelihood of someone becoming injured at work. But rushed, careless, over confident or distracted behavior, over-confidence, improper training or simply making poor choices are by far the greatest contributor to workplace injuries. “Unsafe actions are responsible for 4 times as many injuries as unsafe work conditions.“ According to insurance companies, the 10 most common causes of worker’s compensation claims fall into the following work injury categories: Overexertion that results from moving or lifting objects. (Overexertion alone accounts for 1/3 of … Continue reading

Chiropractic Headache Treatment

According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 20 adults experiences headaches daily (or almost daily). That is: nearly 400 million people worldwide suffer headache pain nearly every single day.1 The bad news is that, when left unaddressed or untreated, headaches can be so painfully debilitating that they negatively impact nearly every aspect of overall life satisfaction. The ‘good’ news is that the great majority are not a sign of serious illness. Plus, the frequency and severity of most can be minimized or eliminated completely by addressing their root causes. Common headache causes We know that headaches can often be ‘triggered’ by many factors. Here are just a few: On average, 95% are caused can be tracked down to lifestyle and environmental factors2 include: alcohol consumption, noises, lights, dehydration, hunger, fatigue, stress and certain foods (including the infamous  ice-cold ice cream). Possible physical and secondary causes3 include: Anything from influenza, … Continue reading

Is Chiropractic Maintenance Necessary?

Importance of Chiropractic Maintenance Question: If I’m feeling fine do I really need chiropractic care? Answer: More than ever. Why? By the time a person has symptoms they may have been in a weakened, disease state for a long time. Don’t wait until you have serious symptoms; chiropractic can locate hidden blockages or interferences to proper function (subluxations) now before they become more obvious and painful or disturbing later. Some signs of problems starting are difficulty sleeping (insomnia), low energy or fatigue, high blood pressure, allergies and digestive problems like gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea. It’s sometimes helpful to think of chiropractic as you would dental care. For example, you may have dental cavities, an infected root canal or other dental infections and yet you may feel no pain. All the while, there is a problem silently festering, sometimes for years, that may be affecting your entire body and can … Continue reading

Chiropractic Care for Ear infections, Raynaud’s Syndrome and Stenosis

Here are a few studies on how chiropractic care has helped with a wide range of health issues. Chiropractic Care for a 10-year-old with an Ear Infection This boy suffered from fluid-filled ears, allergies and sleep disturbances. He was prescribed Flonase® and Zyrtec® for his allergies. His parents brought him in for chiropractic care. A chiropractic examination found a loss of normal neck curve, sacrum misalignment, and subluxations in the upper back (3rd thoracic or T3), lower (lumbar) spine and the base of the skull. The child was adjusted at T3. His ear started draining immediately and continued draining for the next two days. After two weeks of care X-rays were retaken and showed restoration of normal neck curve and alignment of the sacrum and pelvis. The child’s otitis media resolved. (4) Resolution of Raynaud’s Syndrome A 29-year-old woman had been suffering from cold, stiff hands with discoloration for the … Continue reading

Sports Injuries – Can Chiropractic Care Help?

Concerned About Football, Soccer or Other Head-Related Sports Injuries? The excitement of this most American game of modern gladiators battling over territory cannot be denied. Football must touch an ancient part of our psychology and that is why it draws in millions of people around the globe. Football widows would enthusiastically agree.   However, football, along with so many other sports and human activities, has a dark side: you can get hurt. Badly hurt. We’re not just talking about broken bones. It appears that football (and boxing) causes brain damage known as CTE – chronic traumatic encephalopathy associated with repetitive head trauma. Other injuries include rotator cuff tears, whiplash type injuries and a host of other sports injuries.   The problem is worse than we thought. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, CTE was diagnosed on autopsy (post-mortem) in a high proportion of former football … Continue reading

What do Chiropractors do?

Q: What Do Doctors of Chiropractic Do? A: Doctors of chiropractic promote physical and emotional well-being. Chiropractic has become the largest natural, drug-free healthcare system in the US (and world) because chiropractors perform a unique service. Doctors of chiropractic are able to locate and correct subluxations, a condition that damages nerves, muscles, fascia, meninges and other tissues. Subluxations cause joints to “freeze” or lose normal movement, causing damage to the involved area. Subluxations cause imbalance, weakness, pain, inflammation, abnormal body function and many conditions including headaches,  back pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, tingling – and much more.  Subluxations can be caused by head trauma, whiplash injuries, car accidents, sports injuries or just a slipping and falling injury. Under chiropractic care your head is more balanced, your hips and shoulders are more level and stress is taken off the joints and muscles throughout your body. Because less of your energy goes into supporting … Continue reading

What is Heart Rate Variability?

Heart Rate Variability and Chiropractic Care The timing between heart beats should vary beat-to-beat. That is called heart rate variability (HRV). The more HRV, the greater a person’s health. Low HRV has been linked to physical and emotional disease or body malfunction. Analysis of the beat-to-beat intervals (heart rate variability) has been used to evaluate the nervous system balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions. Analysis of beat-to- beat variability is a simple, non-invasive technique to evaluate autonomic dysfunction and may be a tool to assess the changes in autonomic activity associated with the reduction and correction of vertebral subluxations. A search of the relevant literature found that some controlled studies suggest that very thing: chiropractic care may improve heart rate variability in a positive way – meaning that nervous system function improves. The author writes, “Vertebral subluxations may result in altered autonomic nervous system activity. Heart rate variability is a … Continue reading

Chiropractic Case Studies

There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by a chiropractor? Probably most of them. Difficulties in Concentration, Stomach Pain, and Abdominal Migraines A 6-year-old girl was suffering from difficulties in concentration and learning since beginning school over a year prior. She also suffered from severe stomach pain for over two months that was diagnosed as “abdominal migraines”. She received weekly care over a period of six weeks. Improvements were seen in concentration and learning along with a complete resolution of her “abdominal migraines”. The results documented in this case suggest comorbidity between difficulties in concentration, learning, and abdominal migraines. Disc Protrusion A 43-year-old man complaining of left-sided low back pain that radiated down to the left leg, down the lateral calf, to the foot and heel came in … Continue reading

Avoid the Flu Shot? Why?

Why Avoid the Flu Shot This (and Every) Season  Since it’s flu shot season we have a valuable, scientifically-based recommendation regarding getting the flu shot: don’t! Why? The flu shot is dangerous and ineffective. It’s especially dangerous if you’re pregnant because it can cause spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) or can increase the chances you’ll have a child with autism. Why would anyone think something so dangerous is safe for anyone else? In addition to the above dangers, the flu shot has also been linked to paralysis, narcolepsy and many other conditions. It is one of the most commonly reported vaccines that cause serious reactions. Also, it doesn’t work. Do yourself and your family a favor, don’t get a flu shot. Here’s supporting documentation (below). Miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) after influenza vaccine The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a study that reviewed data comparing pregnant and non-pregnant women who received flu … Continue reading