Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is the result of pressure of a nerve bundle in the neck between the collar bone and a rib caused by a spasm of the scalenus muscle or a congenital misplacement of the muscle into the first rib. Symptoms of TOS are weakness, tingling, numbness of the arm and portion of the hand as well as heaviness of the upper extremities and headaches. In many patients …Read More
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Maitland Chiropractor Spinal Cord Compression vs. Spinal Cord Abutment
When a space occupying lesion (something that doesn’t belong in a space, i.e. splinter, bullet or tumor) or in the form of a herniated disc (by definition always from trauma), goes beyond the borders of the disc/vertebrate into the spinal canal, it can touch and/or push the spinal cord. If it pushes the spinal cord against the back of the spinal canal in a “pincer” fashion, with pressure both in …Read More
Maitland Chiropractor Seatbelt Injuries and Spinal Fractures
While advances in automobile design to reduce injuries can also pose unique problems for the driver or passenger. One of the most common product liabilities found in the automobile today is the 3-point seat belt restraint. The 3-point system has been instrumental in reducing fatalities, but can also contribute to injuries such as rib fracture, shoulder dislocation and spinal fracture. Very little research has been published on these cases and …Read More
Maitland Chiropractor Spinal Misalignment Related to Many Chronic Allergy Conditions
According to a research study by Yasuhiko Takeda in Tottori Japan there is a cause an effect relationship between spinal misalignments and allergic conditions such as atopic dermatitis (AD), bronchial asthma (BA), pollinosis, hay fever, allergic coryza. As result of a treatment that involved spinal adjustment as treatment directed at improving spinal misalignment, misalignment and loss of curvature of 2,733 allergic disease patients who concurrently suffered from atopic dermatitis and …Read More
Maitland Chiropractor: Research Shows Chiropractic Care Far Superior To Drugs
Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial for Lower Back Pain: In the study published by Spine, 115 patients experiencing lower back pain for at least 13 weeks duration were randomly assigned to receive one of three interventions: medication, needle acupuncture or chiropractic manipulation. Patients randomized to the acupuncture or spinal manipulation group were given an initial physical examination by the treating clinician to determine which form of acupuncture needle placement and needling …Read More
Maitland Chiropractor What Causes LBP?
The back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can lead to back pain. While sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain, sometimes the simplest of movements—for example, picking up a pencil from the floor— can have painful results. In addition, arthritis, poor posture, obesity, and psychological stress can cause or complicate …Read More
Maitland Chiropractor 10 Tips for Back Pain Prevention
Maintain a healthy diet and weight. Remain active—under the supervision of your doctor of chiropractic. Avoid prolonged inactivity or bed rest. Warm up or stretch before exercising or other physical activities, such as gardening. Maintain proper posture. Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes. Sleep on a mattress of medium firmness to minimize any curve in your spine. Lift with your knees, keep the object close to your body, and do not twist …Read More
Strain / Sprain & Permanency in Winter Park
Strain/sprains can be permanent. There are 3 grades of sprain/strain: Grade 1: Overstretching of the ligament that is a transient condition that resolves. Grade 2: Partial tearing of the ligament that does not heal, it wound repairs, with internal scar tissue called adhesions. This is a permanent change in tissue structure and leaves the joint unstable. Grade 3: This is a complete tear of the ligament and can …Read More
Can Arthritis Cause More Bodily Injury in Accidents in Maitland?
It has often been said that if an accident victim has pre-existing arthritis (degenerative joint disease- sponylosis), that the ensuing bodily injury was most likely pre-existing. That couldn’t be further from the truth. As an example, if a 21-year-old body builder and a 92-year-old man that is 4’2” and riddled with arthritis are both in the same accident, who will be hurt more, the person with no arthritis or the …Read More
Can Whiplash Occur with “Slight Damage” to the Bumper In Auto Accidents Winter Park?
It has been widely reported that the majority of automobiles deform or crush, as per the manufacturers rating at 5mph, and as a result, occupants can not be hurt at such a low velocity of impact. The Spine Research Institute of San Diego, who crashed dozens of cars in an independent study, found a flaw in the manufacturer’s rating. Their research showed that “cars can withstand speeds of 8-12mph without …Read More