According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor there were nearly 3.0 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2014. Of the nearly 3.0 million non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses in 2014, 2.8 million (95.1 percent) were injuries. Workplace illnesses accounted for 4.9 percent of the nearly 3.0 million injury and illness cases in 2014. Most workplace injuries occur due to overexertion, slips & falls, and repetitive stress and/or motion. If you suffer from one or more of these problems it is important that you see a health care practitioner as soon as possible. Do not take a chance on your health. The chiropractor will do a complete health history and comprehensive chiropractic exam to determine a personalized care plan to get you out of pain and on the path to recovery. Once an appropriate care plan is in place the doctor will utilized chiropractic adjustments and complementary chiropractic services to help alleviate the pain and restore mobilization to the spinal region(s). Doctors of Chiropractic are trained and skilled in the detection of spinal subluxations that may occur from these types of injuries.
Being in an automobile accident is scary and can be very traumatic for most individuals. Car accidents can cause serious health issues such as whiplash, muscle strain/sprain, stiffness, and joint or muscle pain. Whiplash occurs when the head is forced to move back and forth quickly such as in a rear-end automobile collision.
Signs and symptoms of whiplash may include neck pain, stiffness, and headaches. If you are suffering from symptoms similar to these following a car accident, you should see a chiropractor to be evaluated. After a full diagnostic examination of your spine which may include x-ray(s) or mri, the chiropractor will develop a treatment plan that is best for you.
What is chiropractic?
The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, 1996 defines chiropractic as a healthcare discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, doctors of chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.
Sports injuries can happen when you are playing a sport or when you are exercising. Some of the types of sports injuries commonly seen are hamstring strains, ankle sprains, knee sprains, sciatica, shoulder sprains, tennis elbow, golfer elbow, and groin strains. Chiropractic care can help you recover and rehab the injury. Once the nature and severity of the injury has been evaluated, the patient will begin a customized care plan to recovery.
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Millions of people already know what chiropractic care can do for their overall general health. Do you know what it can do for you? Just because you don't feel pain doesn't mean you're at optimal health. The World Health Organization defines health as "The state of complete physical, mental, and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". Chiropractors know this all too well. We know that pain is a poor indicator of health. Pain only appears after a disease process has become severe. A very good example of this is cavities. The first phases of a cavity involves plaque formation. When you eat food or consume drinks they often contain sugar. If the sugar isn't cleaned off your teeth very well, natural occurring bacteria can cause damage to the hard surface of the teeth and will spread to the deeper layers of the teeth if left untreated. This causes openings in the teeth representing the first stage of cavities.
Once the decay reaches the advanced stage it will irritate the part of the inner teeth and you will experience sensitivity, toothache, and pain. Dentists are trained to detect and prevent cavities and can help stop the problem if detected early.
Subluxations are similar to cavities in that the disease process may have started long before you feel pain. Chiropractors are trained to diagnosis and correct subluxations in the spine. If detected and treated in it's early stage, the problem can easily be corrected. Chiropractic removes the nerve interference in your spine and allows the nervous system to function properly. Once the underlying subluxation has been corrected, the nervous system can start the healing process and function closer to 100%. You may then develop a stronger immune system, higher energy levels, better sleep patterns, clearer mental focus and a higher quality of life. Chiropractic care helps you get the most out of your body for the rest of your life. This is what chiropractic is really all about.