Each year thousands of Martin County residents are involved in car accidents. Here are 3 reasons to choose chiropractic care after a car accident. Some car accidents cause minor damage while others cause major damage. The severity of the damage to vehicles and the severity of the injuries vary. Did you know that the vehicle […]
Benefits of Chiropractic Health Care
Fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose and to treat. While there’s no cure, gentle chiropractic care for fibromyalgia can help manage the pain, fatigue and poor quality sleep that afflicts patients.
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Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain in the joints, muscles, tendons and other soft tissues throughout the body. Patients may also experience other symptoms such as fatigue, difficulty sleeping, as well as memory and mood issues.
Not that long ago, if you were suffering from pain, fatigue and muscle spasms, your doctor would run a variety of tests. If the tests showed nothing and you kept pestering you doctor, that’s how you’d get diagnosed with fibromyalgia. That’s no longer the case. Today we know that fibromyalgia is a real and researchers are making progress unraveling this mysterious condition. For example, we now know that, fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune or inflammation based illness as was once suspected. Research studies suggest that the nervous system plays a role in the illness. Researchers believe that the fibromyalgia patient’s nervous system amplifies painful sensations, affecting the way the patient’s brain processes pain signals. 1
Gentle Chiropractic Care for Fibromyalgia
Chiropractic care can help manage the symptoms of fibromyalgia, such as pain, fatigue and quality of sleep. Gentle chiropractic care can help improve your sleep which is important because sleep helps you heal.
According to a clinical trial published by the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2
“Chiropractic management improved patients’ cervical and lumbar ranges of motion, straight leg raise and reported pain levels.“
Symptoms of fibromyalgia
- muscles spasms.
- poor quality sleep
- “fibro fog” which is characterized by trouble with remembering, learning, paying attention, and concentrating.
- widespread pain.
If you’re suffering from the symptoms of fibromyalgia, you owe it to yourself to give gentle chiropractic a try. Schedule your appointment by calling: 855-509-5400
Car accidents seem to be happening more frequently these days. It turns out that while the number of car accidents is down due to reduced traffic volume, the rate of car crashes is actually up in many cities. Drivers under stress seem to be causing the injury and fatality rates to climb for both drivers and passengers.1 That’s why we’ve created an infographic illustrating why you should choose gentle chiropractic care for car accident injuries
Gentle Chiropractic Care for Car Accident Injuries
There are 3 Compelling Reasons to Choose Chiropractic Care after a Car Accident, When choosing a chiropractor, you may want to choose one that practices effective gentle chiropractic care.
Gentle chiropractic care will help prevent long-term, chronic pain conditions and allow you to achieve optimal recovery after an auto accident. Gentle Chiropractic Care is a newer method of chiropractic care. It replaces high-velocity adjustments with low-velocity, low amplitude manipulations. Gentle chiropractic adjustments target a specific area. Gentle chiropractic care is more comfortable and provides maximum benefit from minimal visits.
Car accidents are often violent. Subjecting occupants to incredible forces during a collision. The occupants of the car are thrown first one way and then the other. The motion of the occupants will be stopped by either the seat belt, the dashboard, or a door or window. The force of the accident puts incredibly pressure on the neck and back. Both the neck and back are sensitive to sudden movements and forces. It’s no surprise that the 4 most common car accident injuries are all forms of soft tissue injuries.
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Back Pain
If you or someone you know has been in a car accident and you need gentle chiropractic treatment, call Advanced Wellness Solutions at 855-509-5400 to schedule an appointment.
One of the things we often hear patients say after treatment is, “I didn’t realize how much chronic pain was affecting my life!” It’s very gratifying to be able to provide chronic pain relief. We’re happy to help our patients get back to enjoying life instead of simply struggling to survive the day. Unfortunately, many chronic pain patients suffered needlessly and only find us as a “last resort” after they’ve tried everything else.
Living with chronic pain makes everything more difficult. Performing even the simplest tasks can be difficult when you’re in chronic pain. Whether it’s headache pain, back pain, neck pain or hip or knee pain, chronic pain leads to a stress reaction throughout the body. Chronic pain can cause muscles to tighten and spasm which in turn results in even more pain.
Studies show that chronic pain can elevate blood pressure, pulse rate, adrenaline and cortisol serum levels, putting hazardous stress on the cardio-vascular system. Chronic pain may also experience elevate serum lipids and glucose levels.1
So it’s clear that chronic pain is bad for your physical health. However, the damage caused by chronic pain doesn’t stop with your physical body. Chronic pain also affects your emotions, your relationships, and even your state of mind. Chronic pain is known to change the levels of stress hormones and neurochemicals found within your brain and nervous system. This disruption of the delicate balance can affect your mood, thinking and behavior.
People suffering from chronic pain tend to have poor sleep and sleep disturbances. This leads to fatigue, trouble concentrating, decreased appetite, and mood changes. Poor quality sleep, the frustration of dealing with chronic pain and the elevation of stress hormones can then depression and anxiety.
Overuse of Pain Relief Medication Can Cause Headaches
When you’re in chronic pain, it’s fast and easy to reach for pain relief medication. Unfortunately, repeated use of pain relievers can cause medication overuse headaches.1 Medication-overuse headache (MOH) is clinical diagnosis. It’s classified as a secondary disorder affecting patients who use pain relieving medication (OTC or prescription) more than two to three days per week.
The bad news: the most effective treatment for MOH is to stop using pain relieving medication.2
The good news: gentle chiropractic care can effectively treat chronic pain without drugs or other medication. Finding effective treatments for chronic pain can restore healthy sleep patterns which in turn can reduce blood pressure, pulse rate while lowering adrenaline and cortisol serum levels.
Dr. Danielle Hurd, DC practices effective gentle chiropractic at Advanced Wellness Solutions. Dr. Danielle pursues a drug free approach to chronic pain relief when prudent and possible. If she is unable to provide chronic pain relief, she will refer you to medical professional with the needed expertise in the appropriate specialty.