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Can I Give Myself A Chiropractic Adjustment?

on Aug 31, 2020 4:01:38 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 0 Comments | Chiropractic Adjustment
Everyone will likely experience back or neck pain to some extent during their life.  And if you have chronic joint immobility, it can eventually progress to pain and inflammation in the joints.  Having pain in your neck or back and having it treated with a chiropractic adjustment before it becomes a chronic condition is in your best interest. But, some people want to skip the office visit and often wonder if they can adjust themselves.  The easiest answer to this question is no. Self chiropractic isn't possible; chiropractors can't even adjust themselves. Most people are under the assumption that a chiropractic adjustment is just "cracking" your back.   But those people don't understand the purpose that the adjustment serves. But when your neck gets stiff, or your back starts to ache, all you want is some quick relief from your joint pain.  So you twist your neck to the left, lower your shoulder down to the right, hoping for that familiar popping sound.  And when it pops, you feel some relief. But self-manipulation only offers short-term relief that doesn't address the cause of your pain. In the article below, we will discuss why you can't adjust yourself and why a chiropractic adjustment is more than cracking your joints.
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Why Does My Neck Crack When I Roll It?

on Aug 19, 2020 10:07:18 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 0 Comments | neck crack
At one point or another, we have all tried to crack our neck by rolling it. And, we've all experienced the cracking sound or popping noise after we've done it.  Generally speaking, this is expected, and it's similar to cracking our knuckles. Some people do it because it provides an instant relief caused by the loosening of our joints. If you do this, you likely don't think about it too much and do it out of habit. When you crack your joints, the popping, cracking, and stretching sounds are due to a release of oxygen that has accumulated between your joints and ligaments. The medical term for these cracking sounds is cavitation.  When you feel relief after cracking the joints in your cervical spine, it's due to an increase in your range of motion. This relief can be amplified if it's caused by physical activity or exercise.  As long as you don't experience any discomfort when you crack your neck, there usually isn't anything to worry about.  However, always use caution if you crack your neck or any other joint, so you don't damage the joint. In some cases, however, popping and cracking in the neck may call for a trip to see your chiropractor. In the article below, we'll talk about why your neck cracks when it rolls, and when you may need to see a chiropractor.
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What Causes Back Pain After a Car Accident?

on Aug 12, 2020 1:18:25 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 1 Comment | back pain and car accidents
Every day in the United States, there are more than 27,300 auto accidents on the road. Those numbers amount to a tremendous total of more than 10 million accidents every single year. And no one is safe. Even if you are a defense driver who obeys the speed limits and uses your turn signal, it doesn't mean everyone else on the road acts the same way.  Believe it or not, data has shown that even the safest drivers are likely to experience at least 3-4 car wrecks during their lives. Fortunately, many of these accidents are minor and won't do anything except cause a little damage to your vehicle, and maybe a slight headache after dealing with your insurance company.  When injuries occur, your back is more than likely going to be the injured body part. Your back is highly susceptible to damage from the physical force the occurs during a car accident.  Because of this, back injuries are some of the most common injuries you are likely to experience after an accident.  Even at speeds under and around 10mph, several factors cause back injuries to occur. In the article below, we will discuss the cause of pain after a car accident, and what you can do to treat them after your accident.
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Immediate Relief For Your Back Pain

on Jul 6, 2020 10:47:32 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 1 Comment | back pain
If you've been lucky enough not to suffer from some back pain, the odds aren't in your favor.   Almost everyone is going to suffer from back pain at some point in their lives.   Luckily most cases of back pain will go away on their own.   Most medical experts also agree that most back pain is caused by lifestyle.     Too much stress, poor posture, bad sleeping habits, and poor ergonomics in the workplace are the significant causes of back pain outside of a direct injury.    Believe it or not, that's good news.   That means that most back pain isn't severe, and it can be treated conservatively.   You can do things by yourself to ease your pain and prevent future problems with back pain.   We'll go over a few of those things in the article below.  
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Chiropractic Care For Chronic Pain

on Jun 26, 2020 11:04:39 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 2 Comments | chronic pain
There are two types of chronic pain.   The first is musculoskeletal pain related to the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles of the body.   The second is neuropathic pain, often felt as a burning sensation or a shooting pain caused that's caused by nerve or tissue damage.   Chiropractors are experts at treating the musculoskeletal systems, making them an ideal doctor to treat chronic pain in your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.   In the article below, we will talk about chronic pain and how chiropractic care can help.  
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Why Your Personal Injury Claim Benefits From Chiropractic Care

on Jun 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 3 Comments | personal injury
Every personal injury claim is going to have one thing in common.   They are all accidents that happen due to the negligence of someone else.   Another thing a lot of personal injury claims will have in common is that the injuries will be best treated by a personal injury chiropractor.   The benefits of chiropractic care actually go beyond treating just the accident injuries.   There are three ways in particular that a chiropractor will help with the personal injury claim itself.    In the article below, we will examine the ways seeing a chiropractor can benefit your claim.  
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Should I Exercise After A Chiropractic Adjustment?

on Apr 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 2 Comments | chiropractic care
Chiropractic treatments are one of the most sought-after forms of alternative medicine.    Chiropractic care aims to improve various body functions by relieving back pain and readjusting the spine, as well as correcting poor posture.     Depending on your diagnosis, treatments can range from short routine adjustments to more long-term treatment plans.    Each adjustment involves manipulations of the spine, tissues, and muscles.   Exercising immediately following treatment carries the risk of disrupting the work your chiropractor performed.    But, regular exercise is generally an essential part of a chiropractic treatment plan.    Below we will take a look at whether or not you should exercise after chiropractic care.  
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Chiropractic Care For Breathing Problems

on Apr 9, 2020 10:48:08 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 4 Comments | chiropractic care
Whether it's allergies or chronic problems like asthma or bronchitis, if you have a breathing issue, your quality of life will suffer.    Correcting spinal subluxations can have surprising benefits for your health outside of preventing back pain. That includes working to improve breathing problems.    Patients have reported that chiropractic care has had extremely noticeable benefits for their respiratory system.   If you're someone that has frequent or ongoing problems breathing, consult with the team at Florida Spine and Injury.    They can help you determine if your spine might be playing a role in how you breathe.   And, if it is, they might be able to help correct it.    In the article below, we will discuss breathing issues and how chiropractic care can help.  
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Can Your Diet Prevent Back Pain?

on Mar 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 0 Comments | back pain
Is your diet contributing to your back pain? It could be.    Many foods have been shown to reduce (or increase) inflammation, a known cause for back pain.    So when you have back pain, changing your diet may help you avoid it.   Inflammation will run rampant through your body if it's left unchecked, causing all kinds of problems, including low-back pain.   That's why creating an anti-inflammatory diet with foods that help you maintain proper nutrition is essential to managing back pain.   If you're prone to back pain, consider the diet tips in the article below.  
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How To Exercise Your Back

on Mar 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 0 Comments | back pain
If you think treating back pain means going to bed or taking it easy, you couldn't be more wrong.    Most acute back pain resolves within a few weeks with home treatment, and bed rest is typically not recommended.   Exercise is one of the best ways to get rid of back pain and keep it from returning. There is an exercise for almost anyone with back pain.    Some people even begin to exercise the day after back surgery.    But there are some types of workouts for back pain that are more beneficial than others.   In the article below, we will take an in-depth look at exercising for back pain.
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