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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.

How many Billions of Dollars did Americans spend treating lower back pain?

The lower back is the region that connects the upper body to the lower body. Since it supports the majority of the body’s weight, lower back pain is a lot more common than you might think. It is not that difficult to hurt yourself by lifting a heavy object or reaching for something. In fact, the majority of people will experience some form of lower back pain at some point in their lives. Americans spend almost $50 billion each year to treat lower back pain, which is the most common cause of missed work days and job related injury or stress.

$50 Billion Annually spent to treat lower back pain

$50 Billion Annually spent to treat lower back pain

 

There are many causes of lower back pain, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Overuse, strain, or injury
  • Aging
  • Herniated disc
  • Arthritis
  • Compression fractures
  • Illness
  • Spinal problems you were born with

Acute back pain tends to fade within a few weeks. However, if left untreated, lower back pain can become chronic, especially if you are under a lot of stress or undergoing depression.

 

 

Depending on the cause of pain, symptoms can vary from:

  • Dull pain
  • Sharp pain
  • Pain occurs over a small area
  • Pain occurs over a wide area
  •  Muscle spasms
  •  Leg symptoms (pain, numbness, tingling)

Walking and rest are perhaps the simplest treatments for lower back pain. However, if your pain persists for a few weeks, further treatment (such as massage, spinal manipulation, and muscle strengthening exercises), may be needed.

Chiropractic treatment is a very effective way to treat lower back pain. Chiropractors will use hands-on spinal manipulation, aligning the body’s musculoskeletal structure so the body can heal itself. Applying heat or cold may also be used to alleviate any pain felt as a result of the lower back pain.

Tennis stars slip and fall at Wimbledon

Tennis stars slip and fall at Wimbledon

People who have had lower back pain are very likely to have it again. In order to avoid further pain you can practice the following things

  • Practice good posture
  • Stretching and low impact exercise, such as walking, swimming, or riding a stationary bike
  • Wearing low heeled shoes
  • Sleeping on your side
  • If you sit for long periods at work, make sure your chair has good back support and take regular breaks to walk around
  • If you lift heavy things for work, talk to your human resources department to see there are other ways to do your work.
  • Do not depend on a lifting belt to protect your back.

If you are still suffering from lower back pain, make an appointment with us, Injury Clinic of Dallas, at 972-644-5555. One of our staff members will help you set up a time to come in for your free consultation and direct you to our office in Richardson, Texas and visit with our Chiropractor.

Open House at Injury Clinic of Dallas. Kids Welcome!

We will be having an Open House on May 30th from 4-7pm.

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During our Open House you will be able to:

  • Tour our facility!
  • Meet Dr. Bahadori and her awesome staff!
  • Margaritas, hors d’oeuvres, and wine will be served to the adults
  • Bring your kids too! There will be a bounce house and face painting available for the kids to enjoy.

Check out our flyer!  If you would like more information, please contact us!

Injury Clinic of Dallas
905 Custer Road, Richardson, TX, 75080
972.644.5555 Phone
972.744.0078 Fax
info@injuryclinicdallas.com

Botox Not As Effective For Headache Relief According To New Study

Botox, Headache Relief, Chiropractic Care, Dallas, Richardson, Texas

We’ve all had a headache. That’s a simple fact. According to the statistics cited by the American Chiropractic Association , 9 out of 10 Americans suffer from some sort of headache.
In fact, there are 3 types of headaches into which 95% of all headaches fall into, the so-called primary headaches or headaches that are not indicative of any serious underlying condition and are the condition themselves.

The Three Types of Headache, as follows

    • Migraine

The migraine headache is defined as a “recurrent throbbing headache” often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision. It’s usually caused by a reduction in vascular blood flow. In most cases, the pain from a migraine can go from throbbing to quite serious, fast. One may see auras or even black out in some cases. I, the author of this article, suffer from migraines myself.

    • Tension Headache

Tension headaches come from unrelieved muscle tension. Common things that cause tension headaches are described to be stress, anger or frustration and really anything that would cause one to tense up, putting the body into a fight-or-flight kind of response.

    • Cervicogenic Headache

Less frequent than the other two, cervicogenic headache is headache that begins from the neck. In essence, the muscles of the neck, under tension may in some cases lead to neck pain which will manifest itself as a headache instead.

There are many treatments for headaches out there. From pills to Botox injections. However, as research indicates, most of those treatments only alleviate the symptoms, ignoring the original cause altogether. For example, Botox, the only injection approved by the FDA to treat migraines, was once hailed to be as a fix-all for headaches. However, as newly released research indicates, Botox provides only modest, in most cases hardly noticeable results if any results at all according to a recent article from the TIME magazine. For example, if a person suffers from 15-20 headaches a month, they may see that number reduced by 2 headaches on average. Hardly solves the problem.

However, one must not become disheartened on the matter. In fact, there are many treatments for common headaches offered within the chiropractic field. Treatments that have been proven, time and time again to not only alleviate the headaches, but also target the underlying cause such as tension or spinal misalignment(there’s some research that indicates that spinal misalignment leads to vasoconstriction and thus headache).

Chiropractic has also much to offer in terms of preventative care. From nutrition to habits, chiropractic professionals are often able to provide recommendations that will lead to a drastic decrease in overall primary headache occurrence and thus improved condition. As mentioned before, Chiropractic at it’s core is a holistic approach to medicine. Here at the Injury Clinic of Dallas, your treatment does not stop with alleviation of symptoms and proceeds until the patient has been healed and the cause of the symptoms has been fully removed.

Give us a call at 972-644-5555 or come visit our offices in Richardson, Texas for free consultation for your headaches. Our Chiropractors are here to help you.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) – Use it or lose it!

Flexible Spending Account – FSA – Use it or Lose it – Dallas- Richardson – Texas – Chiropractor – Doctor

As a 22 year old recently out of the confines of college life, the grown up world comes at you fast. Now I realize the importance of turning off unused lights, utilizing websites to find the proper time and location to fill up my tank, and furthermore, why my parents cooked dinner most nights despite the chants coming from the backseat “Mc-Don-alds!… Mc-Don-alds!…”

To put it simply, I’m learning how to save money.One of the best ways to do this is to utilize all employer benefits. From 401k accounts to public transportation benefits, many U.S. employers offer many different benefits however; most include the option to open a flexible spending account.

A flexible spending account, or FSA, is a financial account commonly set up through employers which allows their employees to reserve a fraction of their wage into a separate account. This account can be used in a number of pre-approved ways. The most common pre-approved method for the spending of an FSA is for medical expenses. Ok, so why create a second account just for my health expenses?

Tax Benefits. You elected a portion of your paycheck to go into your FSA, the money is deducted before state and federal taxes are withheld thus; saving you money. Sounds good, what’s the catch? To keep people honest with their FSA and payroll taxes paid, individuals can only change the account settings once a year (unless a pre-accepted change takes place such as marriage, new child, etc.). Furthermore, money submitted to an FSA may only be used during the intended year. This means that once the year is up, the money is gone. For example, an employee makes $40,000 a year and is required to pay 25% of his wages in taxes. Without an FSA he must pay $10,000/yr. However if he decides to put $4,000 into his FSA for the year, his taxable income is lowered to $36,000, allowing his taxes to be lowered to $9,000. He just saved $1,000 on his taxes and paid for health related costs with pretax money. The end of the year is approaching. You and your family are up to date on physicals, dental appointments, and vaccinations.

You have two options regarding the remaining balance in your FSA account: use it or lose it. Chiropractic treatments like those provided here at the Injury Clinic of Dallas are a good way to use those FSA leftovers. Chiropractic Care and related physiotherapy are great courses of treatment for patients back pain, neck pain, and injuries suffered from auto accidents. Chiropractic treatment benefits those who want to be engage in preventive health care. Come on in for an adjustment and free evaluation and use your FSA account to pay for you treatment. Remember, you use it or lose it.

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