At some point in your life you’ll probably be involved in a traffic accident. Despite our best intentions, we cannot control our environment or other drivers around us. Car accidents result in thousands of injuries in this country every year. Many people injured in auto accidents might spend weeks or months in chiropractic care, dealing with those injuries.
Sciatica, sacroiliac joint dysfunction and slipped disks – you’ve heard these terms before and you might be wondering if one of them is the cause of your back pain. The next three blogs will focus on these specific spinal issues including prevention and treatment.
Many chiropractic patients believe that having a diagnosis and treatment plan is the first step to feeling empowered and eventually healthier. While some issues may be more severe, just understanding what the root cause of one’s back problems can alleviate the stress around your pain management and begin the process of helping you to recover.
Did you know that chiropractic care was first linked to improved immunity more than 100 years ago, after the deadly flu epidemic? Chiropractic medicine was first developed by a Dr. D.D. Palmer of Davenport, Iowa when, in 1895, he noticed that his janitor was stooped and discovered one of the man’s vertebrae was out of place. The janitor, who was deaf, explained to the doctor that years earlier, he had moved the wrong way and lost his hearing as a result. Through a simple spinal adjustment, Dr. Palmer was able to move the vertebrae back into place and within 24 hours, the janitor reported that his hearing was back!
All of this time on our phones and tablets is leading many, particularly in America, into a more sedentary lifestyle. Not only are we sitting more, we’re often in a hunched position which can cause strain to the neck and spine. You may even notice changes in your neck alignment, muscle strain around the neck and other spinal differences. Not to mention, changes in your vision caused by excessive screen time.