28Mar, 2018

THE ELDOA METHOD and How It Has Helped Patients Recover Stronger

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For anyone who has been in our clinic, you will see that our clinic is drastically different from other clinics that treat patients who are injured in accidents and mishaps. Gone are the days of using only passive therapies to treat patient’s symptoms. Extensive research has shown that active therapy, combined with passive therapy provide a wider range of benefits to the patient. Each are used at different stages of healing and help patients build strength, flexibility and range of motion. This, in turn, reduces pain and helps heal your […]
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6Mar, 2018

What is “Referred Pain”?

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“Referred pain” can be a perplexing phenomenon for anyone who experiences it. It refers to feeling pain in an area that is not the original source of the pain. The most common example of referred pain is pain in the left arm, neck or jaw but not the chest after suffering a heart attack. It’s important to note that referred pain is different from radiating pain. The latter is when your pain travels down a nerve, causing pain along the length of the nerve. This is often the case with […]
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6Dec, 2017

How Do Chiropractors Measure Pain?

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Measuring a patient’s pain is an essential part of the chiropractic assessment prior to treatment. However, unlike objective measures such as the degree of spinal curvature or the range of joint movement, the amount of pain cannot be determined directly. Instead, doctors infer pain level from the patient or from associated signs. Together, patient self-reporting and inference by examination, constitute the basic tools chiropractors use to assess a patient’s pain level. While self-reporting is a useful tool for doctors, it’s important to remember that experiencing pain is subjective. In other […]
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21Nov, 2017

How Well Does Chiropractic Care Relieve Back and Neck Pain?

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If you are seeking treatment for neck or back pain, consider speaking to a chiropractor. With an increasing number of studies that confirm this treatment option’s effectiveness, you may be surprised by the benefits. So exactly how well does chiropractic care relieve back and neck pain? Let’s take a closer look. According to a 2011 Consumer Reports study, chiropractic treatment outperformed all other back pain treatment methods, including prescription medication. Of those reporting that a treatment “helped a lot” in the management of their back pain, 65% listed chiropractic as the most […]
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8Nov, 2017

Choosing Between Chiropractic, Medical, and Physical Therapy for Personal Injury Care

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After any type of accident, many victims experience some sort of bodily injury. As a result, it’s crucial to select the right type of doctor to treat your injuries. Timely treatment will not only allow you to appropriately heal, but will also give you a better chance of receiving proper compensation for your personal injury claim. Victims typically select their doctors from several healthcare backgrounds – chiropractic, medical, or physical therapy. So, when choosing between chiropractic, medical, and physical therapy, where should you seek treatment? Let’s take a closer look […]
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24Oct, 2017

Therapy Methods – Spinal Decompression Therapy

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Spinal decompression therapy is a treatment option for people suffering from a wide range of physical problems. Typically, doctors use this method to treat long-term back pain, sciatica, leg pain, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, numbness and other conditions that have not responded to initial treatments like manipulation and physical therapy. Through spinal decompression therapy, doctors target any compressive forces on the vertebrae, which can cause spinal misalignment and compressed discs. Overall, compressed discs can cause serious discomfort. They lead to herniation or bulging discs, which puts pressure on the nerves. […]
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4Oct, 2017

Chiropractic for Chronic Back Pain

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About a third of people who need chiropractic care seek relief from back pain. This type of pain comes intwo forms: acute and chronic. Acute back pain typically happens suddenly, lasts 6 weeks or less and often clears up on its own. Chronic back pain, on the other hand, is particularly debilitating and can limit overall movement and mobility. The treatment for chronic back pain depends entirely on the type of doctor treating a patient. Traditional treatments include medication, physical therapy, surgery and/or steroid injections. Although these methods provide symptomatic relief, […]
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15Sep, 2017

What Can I Do to Make My Chiropractic Treatments Even More Effective?

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A regular visit to your chiropractor is one of the best things you can do to eliminate chronic back and neck pain. It is also the best strategy to maintain flexibility and range of motion. No matter the reason for your visit, your chiropractor will design a treatment plan for your particular needs. More specifically, your doctor will provide chiropractic adjustments and make suggestions for appropriate exercises and nutritional changes. These instructions will enhance the overall effectiveness of your treatments. In addition to following your doctor’s orders, there are a […]
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11Oct, 2016

Injuries Do Occur in Low-Impact Collisions

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Being a doctor in personal injury, I have faced one particular question time and time again: “How can a patient be injured when the property damage to his or her vehicle is minimal?” I now have a canned response.  “When did it become acceptable to base my patient’s injuries upon a vehicle’s repair bill?”  I know that I am being asked to relate bodily injuries to property damage.  It cannot be done. Low-impact collisions are collisions that occur at speeds of 10 mph or under.  Often, there is little, if […]
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