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Winter Safety Tips to Help Avoid Injury

The winter months bring a variety of personal injury risks. Being prepared for the changes in a person’s activities because of the shorter and colder days will help reduce the risk of severe bodily harm.   The most common injuries during the winter months are from falls, shoveling ice and snow, automobile accidents, and winter sports. These traumas to the…

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Do I Need to See a Chiropractor or Orthopedist?

Body pain can be unbearable, and when we hurt, it’s difficult to know where to get the best help. Having information about chiropractors and orthopedists can help define where to start the healing process. Chiropractors The Chiropractic practice is a regulated health care profession. Chiropractors have graduated from accredited chiropractic colleges and are honored with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.…

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Drive Safely to Avoid Accidents and Injury

Car accidents can happen at any time, and even minor collisions can result in injuries. Some of the most common car accident injuries include:   Whiplash: When your body stops suddenly, the force can put a tremendous amount of pressure on the muscles and ligaments of your neck. While painful, these injuries are generally recoverable. Bruising: Many violent accidents and…

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Why Do My Ribs Hurt After a Car Accident?

The first thing you should do after a car accident is check yourself and anyone else involved for injury. Collisions often cause damage to both your car and your body – and some damage isn’t always visible at first blush. For example, many people find themselves asking this question after a fender bender: “Why do my ribs hurt?” Possible Injuries…

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The Science Behind Rotator Cuff Injury

Your rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround your shoulder joint. These muscles help keep your upper arm bone in your shoulder socket, but such an important job comes with a lot of responsibility. You use your rotator cuff when you put away the dishes, swing a baseball bat or tennis racket, or even putting on…

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Workers’ Comp Injuries: Do I Need to See a Chiropractor?

Often, employees and employers alike may harbor misconceptions regarding chiropractic treatment for workers’ compensation. If you have recently been injured in a workplace as an employee, you may be right in wondering what your options are regarding chiropractic treatment. If you were hurt on the job, here’s what you should know about using workers’ comp for chiropractic care. Workers’ Comp…

Physical Therapy After Back Surgery

Back surgery is a significant event. Therefore, it is customary to have rehabilitative support such as physical therapy to help heal the surgical tissues, improve range of motion, and strengthen back muscles afterward. Depending on the type of surgery, physical therapy may start as early as 2-3 weeks after with complete healing by one year. There are many types of…

The Importance of Physical Therapy After a Car Accident

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there have been over 6 million car accidents in the United States per year for the past five years. While some accidents incur property damage only, unfortunately, almost one-third of these accidents injure someone. When overcoming the trauma of a car accident, physical therapy can be instrumental in a patient’s path…

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Neck Pain Relief, From Home Remedies to Physical Therapy

Neck pain. One minute everything is fine, and then Bam! You turn the wrong way, pull your neck, and everything in your day stops. It’s a fairly common occurrence. About two-thirds of all people will experience non-specific neck pain in their lifetime. It is more common among middle age people, particularly women. Sometimes, however, neck pain is due to an…