Signs a Herniated Disc Is Healing

General, Herniated Disc | Apr 25, 2024

Signs a Herniated Disc Is Healing

A herniated disc can be excruciatingly painful, most commonly affecting the lower back or neck. This condition occurs when the soft inner core of a spinal disc protrudes through the tough outer layer, causing pressure on nearby nerves. Recognizing the signs a herniated disc is healing can offer hope and…

Is There Such a Thing as a Foot Chiropractor?

General | Apr 15, 2024

Is There Such a Thing as a Foot Chiropractor?

When we think of chiropractors, we often associate them with spinal adjustments and treatments for back and neck pain. However, chiropractic care extends beyond just the spine. In fact, chiropractors play a role in treating a variety of ailments from head to toe, including the feet. From plantar fasciitis to…

Should I Use Ice or Heat for a Headache?

General | Mar 15, 2024

Should I Use Ice or Heat for a Headache?

Headaches are a common ailment experienced by many people at some point in their lives. They can range from a mild annoyance to a debilitating condition, even affecting your ability to concentrate, work, and enjoy life. Simply put, a headache is a pain or discomfort in the head or upper…

Treatment for Sciatica

General | Mar 5, 2024

Top 5 Water Exercises for Sciatica

Living with sciatica can be challenging, but incorporating water exercises into your routine can offer much-needed relief. The buoyancy and resistance of water provide a gentle yet effective way to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and alleviate pain associated with sciatica. Let's explore the top five water exercises specifically tailored to…

How Long Does a Swollen Finger Last

General | Feb 25, 2024

How Long Does a Swollen Finger Last?

Dealing with a swollen finger can be such a nuisance! As you gingerly go about your daily tasks, the frustration mounts, fueled by the nagging question of if or when relief will come. Every slight movement of your hand serves as a reminder of the discomfort, making you long for…

Is It Bad to Crack Your Back?

General, Lower Back Pain | Feb 14, 2024

Is It Bad to Crack Your Back?

Cracking your back is a common habit for many, and it can often give you a momentary sense of relief or satisfaction. Yet, the sound of those cracks often leaves people wondering: is it bad to crack your back? From understanding the mechanics of the cracking sound to what exactly…

Is It Normal for a Stubbed Toe to Have Swelling?

General | Feb 14, 2024

Is It Normal for a Stubbed Toe to Have Swelling?

As you're going about your day, you suddenly slam your toe into a piece of furniture, sending a jolt of pain through your body. Afterward, you take a moment to assess the damage. At first, your toe might look red, and you may feel a throbbing pain. In a few…

Pulled Muscle After Coughing

General, Health & Wellness | Jan 20, 2024

Could I Have a Pulled Muscle After Coughing?

Many people have experienced the discomfort of a persistent cough, but what if that seemingly harmless act of clearing your throat could lead to more than just irritation? You might even wonder if your recent bout of sickness has led to a cough-induced pulled muscle. While coughing is a common…

Top 5 Leg Injuries from Car Accidents

General | Jan 10, 2024

Top 5 Leg Injuries from Car Accidents

In the aftermath of car accidents, people often grapple with a myriad of physical injuries, and among the most prevalent are leg injuries. A car accident can lead to severe trauma that impacts the lower extremities and, in some cases, alters lives forever. Let's look at the top 5 leg…

5 Ways to Get Immediate Relief from Sciatica Pain

General, Spine Care | Jan 1, 2024

5 Ways to Get Immediate Relief from Sciatica Pain

Sciatica pain can be debilitating, causing discomfort and limiting your daily activities. If you're dealing with sciatica, finding ways to alleviate the pain quickly is crucial for a better quality of life. Let's explore five effective strategies that can provide immediate relief from sciatica pain. Remember, while these tips can…

head injury car accident

Accident Recovery, General | Dec 15, 2022

Car Accident Head Injuries

One of the most serious injuries that can occur from a car accident is a head injury. While your seat belt is designed to help prevent you from getting ejected from the vehicle during a serious collision, it cannot prevent you from all types of car accident injuries. In fact,…

Why Would You Need to See an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Accident Recovery, General | Dec 5, 2022

Should I See an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon After My Accident?

If you have been the unfortunate victim of a car accident, then you might be dealing with car accident injuries. Neck and back pain are common symptoms experienced by people involved in car accidents. The sudden force of impact can cause your body to get jostled around violently, which can…

Treatment and Recovery After a Sacral Fracture

General | Nov 29, 2022

I Fractured My Sacrum – What Can I Expect from Recovery?

The sacrum is a triangular-shaped flat bone that sits like an upside-down heart at the base of your spine. It is located between the hips. It also connects to the pelvis and helps stabilize the body when sitting, standing, or walking. It might not be one of the first bones…

Can Kidney Failure Be Caused by a Car Accident

General | Nov 9, 2022

Can Kidney Failure Be Caused by a Car Accident?  

Car accidents cause millions of injuries in the US each year. While you have likely heard of more common car accident injuries like whiplash or broken bones, you might not be as familiar with how a car wreck can cause damage to your internal organs. In fact, a sudden blow…

Most Common Locations for Semi-Truck Accidents

Accident Prevention, General | Oct 14, 2022

Most Common Locations for Semi-Truck Accidents

While an accident that pits a semi-truck against a passenger vehicle is a scary event that can cause serious injury to those involved, they are relatively rare considering the amount of road time semi-trucks travel. Of the over 300 billion miles traveled by semi-trucks in the US, there were only…

How a Car Accident Doctor Can Help

Accident Recovery, General | Oct 7, 2022

Top 7 Medical Conditions that Cause Car Accidents

Millions of car accidents happen each year, and many of them are not entirely avoidable. In some cases, a medical condition can impair your ability to drive safely and end up causing a wreck. Whether you have a chronic health condition that can impact your driving abilities or you experience…

Compression Fractures

General | Sep 16, 2022

What to Know About Compression Fractures

Being in a car accident is scary enough, but finding yourself with back pain afterward can be particularly frightening. The spine is vital for supporting our bodies as we move about the world, and any injury to it can reduce mobility, impair daily functioning, and lead to long-term pain and…

Causes of Upper Arm Pain

General | Sep 6, 2022

8 Possible Causes of Upper Arm Pain

One universal truth is that you never know how much you use an arm or leg until you injure it. Having upper arm pain following a car accident injury can impact your ability to work, perform activities at home, exercise, and enjoy your social life. An arm injury is particularly…

Symptoms of a Sports Injury

General, Sports Medicine | Jul 29, 2022

5 Commonly Missed Signs and Symptoms of a Sports Injury

Do you love playing sports? A 2019 study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 19.3 percent of the U.S. population participated in a sport daily. Participating in sports helps improve overall health but also has a significant impact on improving cardiovascular endurance. Keeping your heart healthy is essential…

Stay Safe Driving in the Rain

Accident Prevention | Jul 26, 2022

How to Stay Safe Driving in the Rain

Rain accounts for an average of 46% of all weather-related car accidents, 10% of crash injuries, and 8% of crash fatalities. The combination of rain and wet pavement contributes to an average of 141,644 car accidents each year. This leads to reduced friction, changes in traffic speed, and impaired visibility that…

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