June Newsletter 2021
Condition of the Month
Headaches and neck pain are some of the most common symptoms after a motor vehicle collision. Less common are dizziness, confusion, back or shoulder pain. Seat belts can cause the neck more injury because your body stays put while your neck absorbs the impact. However, this does not mean that you should stop wearing your seat belt, because it keeps you from flying out of the car. Damage done to the vehicle has no relation to the injury of the person in the car. A study that was done in 1999 showed that 50% of women injured in rear-end collisions had less than $1000 in damage to their cars. A more recent study found that 30% of people in rear-end collisions had pain two years after the crash.
Chiropractic is extremely effective when treating patients for auto accident injuries. Chiropractic care treats the source of the problem, not just the symptoms.
Happy Father's Day to all you great Dads out there!
May Newsletter 2021
Sciatica is an inflammation or irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve
is the longest nerve in your body. It starts in your lower back and runs through
your hips, buttocks, and down each leg where it then branches into smaller nerves
that go to your calves and feet. When someone experiences sciatica, the goal of
chiropractic care is to determine the cause of the irritation and pressure on the
nerve and then to correct it.
The most common symptoms that people experience are shooting sharp pains down the back of their leg. Lower back pain is often, but not always associated with sciatica. Sciatica can often feel like numbness, tingling or muscle weakness of the affected leg. Many times the pain will change or move from day to day. One day it may be in your thigh, and the next in your calf. The pain associated with sciatica often gets worse gradually, and may be sharper or more intense when doing basic things such as coughing, sitting, or sneezing.
There are many things you can do everyday to keep your body in top shape so it can take better care of itself. You can do things such as, exercise often, stretch daily, sit up straight, and see your chiropractor for regular adjustments.