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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.

Injury Clinic of Dallas Has Acquired State Of The Art Decompression Table!

Now we are able to offer a non-invasive spinal decompression for treatment of low-back pain, neck pain, bulging or herniated disks of spine.

In fact, spinal decompression is such an effective treatment that when used in combination with chiropractic and physiotherapy, the outcome is very satisfactory in most cases.

Now, you might be asking yourself, Spinal decompression Table? Sounds complicated and perhaps even daunting. Well It’s not.

Injury Clinic of Dallas Spinal Decompression Table

In fact, spinal decompression has been around for ages. However, prior to the late 1980’s to early 1990’s it was primarily featured in its surgical form. A  surgical spinal decompression was a last resort option. (One cannot help but note that relief also took a while as one had to spend time recovering from the operation)

However, during the early 1990’s Dr. Allen Dyer (PhD, MD) introduced a new and revolutionary approach, one that would change spinal decompression forever. It was based on the principle of mechanical torsion. In essence, Dr.Dyer believed that if one applies a measured pressure on the lumbar spine (varying degree of strength, and angles, etc..) the spine will stretch and decompress, providing relief to back pain or spinally-induced pain without the need for a surgery at all. (Dr. Dyer’s approach is in essence a chiropractic approach. For more information about it, see Chiropractic: A Quick Overview for an outline)

Dyer’s approach was so successful it has nearly replaced surgical decompression as the primary treatment for lower back pain.

But Dyer’s approach did not stand still. Its practice grew and the spinal decompression  went from a manually controlled pneumatic system to an advanced and precision oriented electronic system, controlled by a specialized computer.

We are excited to announce that we have the state of the art Decompression table enabling us to provide relief and treatment for many types of back and neck pain, whether the pain is due to normal wear and tear or by car accident, sport injury, slip& fall etc…

We invite you to come in for a free consultation today!

Chiropractic: A Quick Overview

What is Chiropractic?

That is perhaps one of the most frequent questions asked by those uninvolved with the field. Sure, most people have heard the word, seen a billboard or two or have some rough knowledge on the subject. But perhaps due to some of the possible controversy that has surrounded chiropractic since its beginning, the term has certainly become something rather mystical or overly complex.

However, chiropractic is neither. Simply put, chiropractic is field of medicine that seeks to diagnose and treat injuries and other ailments through stimulation and non-invasive manipulation of the spinal cord and other areas of the musculoskeletal system. It is based on the principle that if a person’s spinal joints are misaligned the rest of the body is impacted negatively.

Certainly, such focus on the musculoskeletal system tailors chiropractic to be one of the top practices when it comes to dealing with sports injuries or other forms of physical trauma. Auto accidents, broken bones, work injuries. Things that may require some sort of an invasive treatment in other practices are commonly treated by chiropractors through natural methods without any sort of surgery.

Other than the obvious problems associated with injuries of the musculoskeletal system, a chiropractor may also address other ailments of the body quite successfully. For example, a small misalignment in the spinal cord may reduce the effectiveness of other core bodily systems like the nervous system, which in turn leads to reduced resistance to disease and possibly increased risk of injury. A skillful chiropractor, by treating this misalignment would address the problem at the root, improving the overall health of the patient and saving the patient a lot of time and money in the future.

However, chiropractic does not end with the spine, nor is it limited to the musculoskeletal system. Instead, it’s a holistic approach, one that views the patient as a unique person, treating each case on an individual basis. Specifically, chiropractic seeks to improve the patient’s overall health, whether by re-aligning the spine, recommending or providing other forms of natural treatment such as massage or helping the patient to develop and adjust to a healthier lifestyle.

To sum it all up, the goal of chiropractic is to treat the person and not the disease. It seeks to target the possible problems at their roots, to diagnose and treat the real cause of the ailment instead of focusing solely on its immediate effects.

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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