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What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy and How Does It Work?

on Aug 9, 2018 2:58:10 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 3 Comments | spinal decompression
If you have been to a chiropractor, you may have noticed that they offer Spinal Decompression Therapy, and you may be wondering what this is and how it helps. Spinal decompression is a nonsurgical option for treatment that is specifically designed for those who are suffering from mild to moderate back pain. Spinal Decompression Therapy is used to realign the spine and help to relieve pressure on pinched nerves that are causing chronic pain. The traction from spinal decompression therapy will increase the circulation to the damaged disc which allows it to begin the natural healing process. This may also reduce compression of nearby spinal nerve roots. This type of therapy is often prescribed by a Chiropractor when a patient is suffering from chronic back pain from damaged discs. Article Table of Contents: How to Perform Spinal Decompression Therapy Who can Receive Spinal Decompression Therapy What to do if you are Suffering from Chronic Back Pain
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5 Common Car Accident Injuries

on Jul 26, 2018 8:36:33 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 3 Comments |
Over three million people are injured each year in motor vehicle accidents across the country, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). And if you've been in a car accident, you know how jarring and frightening it can be. Car accidents can cause a variety of injuries that are both physical and emotional injuries. Although car accident injuries will vary from person to person and from one accident to the next, there are some relatively common ones. From our experience treating car accident injury victims, we have compiled a list of injuries that we believe to be the most Common Car Accident Injuries. Article Table of Contents: Head Injuries Back Injuries Neck Injuries Chest Injuries Cuts, Bruises, and Broken Bones What to do after a Car Accident Injury
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Soft Tissue Injuries: What You Need To Know

on Jul 19, 2018 4:52:28 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 0 Comments | chiropractic care
One of the most common types of injuries that Chiropractors treat for patients is Soft Tissue Injuries. These types of injuries are so common because Soft Tissue is responsible for connecting, supporting, and surrounding the structure and functionality of the body, including our bone and organ structure. Because of their involvement throughout the entire body, soft tissues can easily be exposed to injuries when a person is involved in an accident or over-exerts themselves. Chiropractic Care is so effective at treating Soft Tissue Injuries because Chiropractors have been trained to treat conditions of the Musculoskeletal system, which includes Soft Tissue. Chiropractic care is safe, an noninvasive treatment that works to heal the cause of the issue, not just mask the symptoms. Which means no medication for pain will be prescribed. So how do Chiropractors treat Soft Tissue Injuries? Before we discuss the benefits of Chiropractic care for Soft Tissue Injuries, lets first discuss what exactly Soft Tissue and Soft Tissue Injuries are. Article Table of Contents: What is Soft Tissue? Diagnosing a Soft Tissue Injury Symptoms of a Soft Tissue Injury How the Body Reacts to Soft-Tissue Injuries Inflammatory Stage Repair Stage Remodeling Stage How Chiropractors Treat Soft Tissue Injuries
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Failed Back Surgery: The Dangers of Back Surgery

on Jul 10, 2018 9:34:11 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 1 Comment | back pain
A study conducted at the UNC School of Medicine found that 80 percent of Americans suffer from back pain. This is an alarmingly high number of people. The same study also claimed that “low back pain is the second most common cause of disability in the United States and a common reason for missing work.” At that rate, you and your loved ones have a very high chance of being impacted by this chronic pain or injury, which will not only result in physical issues but also financial if you are required to miss work or spend an abundance of money on medical bills and treatment. Back pain is nondiscriminatory and can impact people of all ages, genders, races, and socioeconomic status. Nobody is above its reach, and living with a back condition can severely impact your quality of life. Most individuals will do anything they need to in order to relieve their symptoms, which means many people turn to surgery as their solution. Learn about some exercises you can do to relieve back pain. Although this is the solution often recommended by medical doctors, it should never be the first choice, except for extenuating circumstances. Not only is back surgery dangerous, there is no guarantee that it will actually work. Therefore, before taking this huge life-altering risk, you need to exhaust your other treatment options. Article Table of Contents: Common Causes of Back Pain How to Prevent Back Pain and the Need for Surgery Treatment Options Before Opting for Back Surgery How Can You Prevent Failed Back Surgery
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Chiropractic Treatment Can Help The Opioid Crisis

on Jun 15, 2018 10:53:19 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 0 Comments | chiropractor
Addiction can Happen to Anyone The opioid crisis is no laughing matter. Addiction is a real issue that needs to be addressed with loving hands. Where do we begin to help those suffering? We have to look at the root problem. It appears most individuals are getting hooked on opioids from real medical issues. Medications are being prescribed such as oxycodone to deal with pain, but in the process of healing people are gaining a new problem, addiction. No one wants to be in pain but are drugs the right answer to the problem? No. Unfortunately, doctors have not taken into consideration the outcome of their actions. There are so many drug issues today that it is referred to as the opioid crisis.
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How do Chiropractors Diagnose Injuries?

on Jun 6, 2018 9:53:49 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 1 Comment | chiropractor
When a patient visits a Chiropractor, it is usually because they are in pain and discomfort in their back or neck. Many patients pain is being caused by an injury that they have suffered due to a car accident, or due to years of poor posture. Thankfully, Chiropractors are experts when it comes to issues of the musculoskeletal system, and can use their training to determine what exactly is the cause of your pain and then develop a customized treatment program to correct the underlying issue. However, in order to develop a treatment program that will be effective, Chiropractors must first arrive at an accurate diagnosis . The diagnostic process that Chiropractors follow may slightly differ from doctor to doctor, but generally consists of three main phases:
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10 Stretches You Can Do At Home To Help With Back Pain

on May 3, 2018 4:28:03 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 2 Comments | back pain
Having a sedentary lifestyle can be a real pain, especially for your back. Sitting all day in front of the computer won't give you the healthy lifestyle you want, despite being informational. Over time, you'll feel pain in the areas on and around your back. The spine isn't built to take too much strain for long periods of time. Whenever you're dealing with aches and pains on your back, it can sometimes stop you from doing simple tasks such as bending over to tie your shoes. If the pain is still bearable enough that you can move around, you can start doing simple stretching procedures to help ease and even treat the pain. See another blog from Florida Spine & Injury Chiropractors : Failed Back Surgery: The Dangers of Back Surgery. In this post, our Florida Chiropractors cover 10 stretches you can perform in the comfort of your home to help with back pain.
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What's the Difference Between a Chiropractor and a Physical Therapist

on May 2, 2018 2:51:57 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 1 Comment | chiropractor
Is There a Difference Between a Chiropractor and a Physical Therapist? When we have musculoskeletal problems, some people are still in question if they should go to a Chiropractor or a Physical Therapist. There are others who think that this two occupation are the same. Before going to a Chiropractor or a Physical Therapist, you should learn about these two professions to fully understand what they can do to help with your current health condition. So what are some similarities and differences between the two?
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Chiropractic Care: It's Not Just for Your Back

on May 1, 2018 4:16:38 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 2 Comments | back pain
Why is Chiropractic Care good for Back Pain? This question may have crossed your mind before. Chiropractic care has existed since the 1800s and mostly focus on the spinal manipulation when it comes to treatment. This part of the body is the bridge that carries nerves and signals to the brain. So, if Chiropractors spend most of their time working on the spine, can they help other parts of your body? The answer is absolutely. Chiropractic methods can also involve pain management, nervous system re-adjustment, spinal realignment, and assisting in the relief and treatment in many other health issues. With that said, let's dig into some of the other areas chiropractic care can help with.
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How Chiropractors Can Help With Disc Injuries

on Apr 30, 2018 2:52:44 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 0 Comments | back pain
Herniated and Bulging Discs are some of the most common causes of pain and discomfort in the back that Chiropractors see in their patients. Backbone discs are sensitive because they are like spongy pads found between the particular bone fragments, the vertebrae, of the spinal column. Generally known as intervertebral discs, each is a set, circular capsule about one inch in diameter and one-quarter inches thick. Each intervertebral disc has a biscuit-shaped framework with a jelly-like middle known as the Nucleus Pulposus and an extremely strong external membrane known as the Annulus Fibrous. As children, the spinal discs are fluid-filled sacs that start to solidify as part of the regular aging. By beginning adulthood, the blood supply stops and the soft inner material hardens. By middle age, your discs are hard, almost like a piece of hard rubber. This is why adults are vulnerable to disc damage and Disc Degeneration.
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