Can Chiropractic Care Help with Stress, Anxiety and Depression?

Stress, anxiety and depression are common mental health conditions that can have a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life. While there are many conventional treatment options available, such as medication and psychotherapy, some people may be interested in exploring alternative approaches such as chiropractic care. Research suggests that chiropractic care may be another helpful alternative for treating these serious and, in some cases, life-threatening mental health illnesses. Firstly, chiropractic care can help to reduce physical tension in the body. When the body is under stress, the muscles can become tense, leading to discomfort and pain. Chiropractic adjustments can help to release tension in the muscles and improve joint mobility, which can lead to a reduction in physical symptoms of stress such as muscle tension, headaches, and neck pain. This can also help to promote relaxation and reduce feelings of anxiety. Secondly, chiropractic care can help to improve the … Continue reading

Why is it important to drink water after a chiropractic adjustment?

Chiropractic adjustments are a type of manual therapy that involves manipulating the spine to correct misalignments and improve joint mobility. While chiropractic adjustments have numerous benefits, including reducing pain and inflammation and improving range of motion, they can also cause some side effects, such as headaches, soreness, and fatigue. One effective way to minimize these side effects is to drink plenty of water after a chiropractic adjustment. Drinking water after a chiropractic adjustment can help to prevent further misalignments and ensure that the body is in optimal condition. Drinking water after a chiropractic adjustment helps to flush out toxins and metabolic waste that may have accumulated in the body due to the release of tension and pressure during the adjustment. It also helps to rehydrate the body and replenish the fluids lost during the adjustment. Dehydration can lead to muscle soreness, cramps, and stiffness, which can be exacerbated by chiropractic … Continue reading

Is chiropractic a permanent fix?

Chiropractic care is a form of alternative medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine. Chiropractors use manual manipulation or adjustment techniques to correct misalignments or subluxations of the spine, aiming to restore proper joint function and alleviate pain and discomfort. Is chiropractic care a permanent fix for these conditions? Let’s take a closer look. Studies suggest that chiropractic adjustments can result in significant pain relief, improved range of motion, and better functional ability. To answer this question, it’s important to first understand what chiropractic care can achieve. Chiropractic care has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including lower back pain, neck pain, and headaches. Studies have demonstrated that chiropractic adjustments can result in significant pain relief, improved range of motion, and better functional ability. Additionally, chiropractic care has been shown to be a safe and non-invasive … Continue reading

10 Top ways to prevent auto accident injuries

Auto accidents are a common and devastating occurrence that can cause serious injuries and even death. However, there are ways to reduce the risk. Some auto accidents can’t be avoided. So always drive prepared. 1) Wear a seatbelt: Wearing a seatbelt is the single most effective way to protect yourself in a crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seatbelts saved an estimated 14,955 lives in 2019. 2) Avoid distractions: Distracted driving is a major cause of auto accidents. Avoid texting, talking on the phone, eating, or other activities that take your attention away from the road. 3) Observe speed limits: Excessive speed is a major contributor to accidents and the severity of injuries. Observing speed limits can reduce the risk of a crash and the severity of injuries in the event of a collision. 4) Maintain your vehicle: Regular maintenance of your vehicle, such as checking … Continue reading

What are the most common auto accident injuries?

Auto accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 6 million motor vehicle crashes reported in 2019, resulting in over 38,000 deaths and 4.4 million injuries. The most common injuries from auto accidents can vary depending on the type of accident, the speed of the vehicles involved, and whether or not the occupants were wearing seat belts. However, there are several injuries that are commonly associated with auto accidents. The most common (and potentially severe and long-lasting) types of auto accident injuries One of the most common injuries from auto accidents is whiplash. Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when the head is suddenly thrown forward and then backward, causing damage to the cervical spine and soft tissues. Symptoms of whiplash include neck pain and stiffness, headaches, and shoulder pain. According … Continue reading

What is the success rate of chiropractic treatment?

Chiropractic treatment is a holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine. It is a non-invasive form of treatment that can be highly effective in managing pain and other symptoms related to a variety of conditions. But, how effective is chiropractic treatment in comparison to other forms of treatment? Studies have shown that chiropractic treatment is effective in reducing pain and improving function for a wide range of conditions. One study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (Ernst et al., 2016) found that chiropractic care was more effective than medical care for the treatment of low back pain. The study found that patients who received chiropractic care experienced significant improvements in pain, disability, and quality of life compared to those who received medical care. Another study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Haas et al., 2018) found that chiropractic care … Continue reading

Are chiropractic adjustments painful?

Chiropractic adjustments are manual procedures that involve a controlled and sudden force applied to a joint to restore its mobility, alleviate pain, and improve its function. While this therapy has been found to be effective in treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions, many people wonder whether chiropractic adjustments are painful. In this article, we will explore the possibility of pain associated with chiropractic adjustments, why it may happen, and how it can be avoided, minimized or managed. Do chiropractic adjustments hurt? Some people may experience mild discomfort during an adjustment, while others may not feel any pain at all. The possibility and level of pain experienced during a chiropractic adjustment can vary depending on several factors, including the individual’s pain threshold, the condition being treated, and the technique used by the chiropractor. Some patients report feeling a mild to moderate discomfort or pressure during the adjustment, which typically lasts only … Continue reading

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