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Why Do I need X-rays?

So, Dr. Joe why do you have to take x-rays. Well, the reason for that is not only to see what injuries or traumas that you may have experienced during your life, but to also rule out something that they may be there that we not be able to know without an x-ray. Read More

What does a Tree and your Vertebrae have In Common?

This is a very interesting picture regarding the incredible power and adaption of nature. This tree grew around the fence that was placed too near to it. As the tree grew larger in size, it changed, and adapted to the forces and stresses that the steel fence placed on it. This is called "Wolfs Law", which means that your spine or bones just like the tree, will mold themselves based upon the amount of forces or stress that they are placed under. The more stress and strain that you place on the spinal vertebra, your body will not only adapt, conform, and react to these additional stressors. These stressors can be in the form of improper posture, bad ergonomics or repetitive habits. Or it could be where you were involved in a auto accident, a slip or fall, which may have knocked/thrown your spine out of alignment, which caused your body to adapt to these misalignments. Read More

Should I Go to the Chiropractor After an Auto Accident?

The short answer to this question is yes, you should see a chiropractor as soon as you can after an auto accident. A minor auto accident can cause whiplash, back pain, misalignments in the spine, as well as other ailments. Receiving chiropractic care as soon as possible after an auto accident will help ease your pain and can help prevent long term complications from the injuries caused by the accident. Read More

Can You Get a Concussion Without Hitting Your Head?

The short answer to this question is yes, you can get a concussion without hitting your head. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A concussion occurs when your brain moves inside of your head and collides with the interior wall of your skull. A concussion is caused by a blow, bump or jolt that causes the brain to deform or shake inside your skull resulting in changes in the chemistry of the brain, and it could damage brain cells and impair brain function. Read More

Why did it take days for my Whiplash injury to show up, when I felt fine after the Accident?

The pain can start immediately or develop days, weeks, or sometimes even months later. Symptoms can vary widely among individuals age, gender and other health factors. Most people with whiplash begin to experience the effects within 6-12 hours after the accident. You may leave the scene of the accident or trauma counting your blessings that you weren’t seriously injured, only to wake up the next morning with moderate-to-severe pain and stiffness in your neck, shoulders and a throbbing Headache. This is because your adrenaline levels have now regulated and returned to normal, and your body has taken stock of the damage and sent in the necessary healing resources, which causes inflammation, muscle spasm and guarding. This is where the pain and stiffness can begin. This delay onset of symptoms is referred to as Late Whiplash Syndrome. According to the Journal Pain Practice (2008), it is estimated that 6.2 percent of all Americans currently suffer from Late Whiplash Syndrome. Read More

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