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The body’s ability to heal itself depends on a healthy nervous system. Events such as auto accidents, sports injuries, and repetitive stress to the back can hinder the body’s natural ability to adapt. The joints of the spine “lock up” when these events happen, limiting range of motion. Spinal joint restriction and/or misalignment irritates and puts more pressure on the spinal nerve, which can show up as back pain or neck pain.

Don’t Let Labor Day Be A Pain In Your Neck

Happy Labor Day

Another year has flown by. Once again we are already planning another long weekend for Labor Day when it feels like the beginning of June. Time really does fly by so it is important for us to prioritize. As you are planning your holiday, getting the BBQ and smoker ready, and looking up at the fireworks, it is important to engage in fun activities while remembering to be safe. There are so many things we cannot control however it is vital to prepare for what we can.

Each day entails an array of responsibilities for each of us and we find ourselves constantly on the go. No matter how much you try to plan and manage your day, unexpected occurrences take place. Car accidents, work related injuries and stress have become some of the most common issues. Each of these issues create physical ailments in conjunction to physical pain. One of the most common complaints includes severe to mild neck pain.

Neck pain can result at any given moment. Overall, it occurs due to muscle tension or strain. Surprisingly there have even been medical conditions, i.e. Carpal Tunnel and migraines, that have been linked to these pinched nerves. For these reasons and more, it is important for us to ensure prompt attention. The most common reaction is to automatically resort to medical doctors for “treatment”. Unfortunately, thorough treatment is not received. Pharmaceutical companies are making millions of dollars on medications prescribed for temporary relief. By following in the footsteps of this epidemic, we are resorting to temporary solutions that have extremely negative internal side effects and no lasting relief. From your kidneys to your liver, the damage suffered is irreversible and can be extremely painful. Luckily there is an effective and permanent solution to be rid of the pain in your neck!

Chiropractic treatment has become a popular and cost effective way to permanently cure your pain. Therapy must be done on a consistent basis in order to ensure positive results. There are many types of treatment and the timeline depends on the severity of your condition. Like any other medical office, checkups are necessary in order to avoid and prevent further complications. At Injury Clinic of Dallas, we provide treatments that focus on muscle and bone structures. Our experienced staff members ensure quality treatment with the best customer service. Additionally we accept the majority of major health insurance providers including Medicare, Blue Cross, United Health Care, Cigna, and Humana. Transportation is provided for the first two weeks of treatment if you are located within a 10 mile radius. Just to sweeten your deal, mention this blog and receive a free 15 minute consultation with one of our two chiropractors!

Make it a point to take care of yourself in a healthy and effective way. Give us a call to schedule your appointment today at 972-644-5555. Visit us at 905 Custer Rd. Richardson, TX 75080 and ‘Like’ us at http://www.facebook.com/DallasChiropractors.

Have a safe and Happy Labor Day. From the doctors and staff at the Injury Clinic of Dallas.

I Was In A Car Accident, Do I Have Whiplash?

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The short, albeit, disconcerting answer is “most likely”.

  • “Railroad Spine”
  • “Acceleration Flexion-Extension Neck Injury”
  • “Acute Flexion-Extension Injury Of The Neck”
  • “Soft Tissue Cervical Hyperextension Injury”
  • “Cervical Soft Tissue Damage”
  • “Hyperextension Neck Injury”
  • “Neck Strain”
  • “Cervical Pain From Hyperextension”

All of these are various medical terms or names for the same injury. That injury is none other than whiplash. Whiplash is a non-medical term that describes a multitude of possible conditions that result from a car crash or any situation that results in a moderate to severe deceleration or acceleration. It’s called whiplash because a person that experiences whiplash moves very much like a bull-whip. Specifically, the body continues to move forward, right until the change of acceleration catches up and forces the person backward severely. This jerking of the body, especially if improperly restrained puts high amounts of strain on the persons neck and spine, often leading to moderate to severe pain and complications.

The most frequent way to experience whiplash is a car accident or crash. A person need not be moving fast either. Even a car crash at 10mph can lead to light to moderate discomfort or pain in some cases. In fact, slip and fall injuries can also lead to whip lash injuries. Any sudden change in momentum can potentially lead to cervical sprain and strain.

Because whiplash is so easy to obtain, it is important to diagnose and treat it early to ensure a quick and full recovery.

The common symptoms of whiplash:

  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Swelling
  • Tenderness of the neck, particularly in the back
  • Muscle Spasms(Back/Side of the neck)
  • Difficulty moving your neck
  • Headaches
  • Shooting pain into the back/shoulder
  • Shoulder Blade Pain
  • Ringing in ears/Dizziness may occur in combination with these symptoms

The good news is that whiplash, if properly diagnosed can be treated and full recovery can be achieved in most cases. If you think that you have experienced whiplash or feature any of the common symptoms listed, call us today or come by our office in Richardson, Texas. You can also sign up for a free consultation online, using the various forms available or by clicking here and filling out the request. Our Chiropractic doctors and friendly staff will be happy to help. Serving Dallas, Richardson, Plano, Garland and the rest of the Dallas Metroplex area.

What To Do If You Are Involved In An Auto Accident

Many of our patients seek treatment for injuries stemming from auto accidents. If you are involved in an auto accident, there are few simple and easy steps you will want to keep in mind: Stay Calm — Its easy to say stay calm when you are involved in an auto accident. But when it comes down to it, if you stay calm you will be able to make smarter decisions and address issues that arise. Check for injuries – Stuff can be replaced, people can’t. If you think that there is even a possibility that you, a loved one or the other party could be injured call 911. Time is often a factor in treating injuries so better to be on the safe side. Move the cars to a safe location – After checking for injuries this is the next important step. If no one is suffering from any serious injuries and the cars can be moved, get them over to a safe location so that you can reduce risk of injury from surrounding hazards including other drivers in traffic. Use appropriate safety signals – Some drivers carry flares, cones and other warning signals for other drivers. If you have these available, use them. Report the accident to the police – Even if the accident is minor its often a good idea to report the accident to the police so that they can take record of what has happened. If you are not at fault this can be an important reference for you later if you need to deal with your insurance or the other driver’s insurance company. Notify your insurance company – This is a clear and important step that you should do no matter the scope of the accident. Most insurance companies will work to assist you in any matters that result from the accident. Services can include towing, auto rental assistance, medical injury assistance and can offer most drivers peace of mind. Take notes and photos – Most people have cell phones with cameras. Take pictures of the accident scene, the cars and anything else you feel is relevant to note. If you don’t have a phone with a camera, it maybe a good idea to keep a disposable one in your car in case. Write down any notes, witness names and contact information and the insurance and driver’s license and auto registration/license plate information for the other driver. Keeping good records will go a long way in making sure all matter resulting from the car accident are resolved. Don’t leave the scene of an accident – This can be a huge problem for you if you do. The best advise we heard is wait until the police take a report and all injuries have been addressed. The police will let you know when all the matters have been addressed. If possible, do not leave the accident scene before the police officers and other drivers do. Hopefully this gives you some good points to reference if you are ever involved in an auto accident. Please take care of yourselves and be safe out on the road. – Dr. Atousa Bahadori, Doctor of Chiropractic

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