How Chiropractors Help With Whiplash After An Accident

How Chiropractors Help With Whiplash After An Accident

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How Chiropractors Help With Whiplash After An Accident

One of the most common injuries after even minor auto accidents is whiplash. Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when the head and neck are forced forward and back very rapidly, as in a car accident. Whiplash can injure the neck in many ways; discs, ligaments, intervertebral joints, cervical muscles, and nerves can all be affected.

These injuries can cause neck pain, restrict neck movement, and bring with them headaches, back and shoulder pain, numbness and tingling in the arms, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, and trouble sleeping, to name just a few of the ailments associated with whiplash.

Many medical doctors prescribe a treatment of rest and pain relievers, but chiropractic care is a proven treatment alternative that is worth a second look.

Chiropractic Care For Whiplash

Chiropractors provide drug-free, non-invasive treatment for whiplash using a variety of hands-on methods that help reduce inflammation, restore movement, and strengthen the neck. Chiropractic treatment of whiplash is different from what you may imagine chiropractic care to look like. Most people envision forceful pressure on the spine and loud “pops” when they think of chiropractic, but, there are a variety of methods and techniques that Doctors of Chiropractic use to treat their patients.

  • Spine and Neck Manipulations. For whiplash, chiropractors take a gentle approach, using soothing, non-thrusting spinal manipulations to treat aggravated discs in the spine and neck. These gentle thrusts stretch the soft tissues and help restore optimal nervous system function.
  • Soft Tissue Treatment. Injuries to soft tissues like ligaments and muscles are also treated manually through methods like therapeutic massage, manual joint stretching, trigger point therapy, and instrument assisted massage. Alternating heat and cold therapies may be used to further reduce inflammation.

The overarching goal of chiropractic care for whiplash injuries is to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate pain, restore mobility and freedom of movement, and get the entire body working in sync again. Aside from being non-invasive and drug-free, getting the entire body working in sync again is one of the biggest benefits of chiropractic treatment of whiplash.

Where some medical practitioners may only be interested in managing the pain of whiplash, chiropractors are also concerned with restoring proper body function and mechanics so you can get back to your normal activities without fear and without pain.

If you’ve been in a car accident or are suffering from neck pain, contact Unity Chiropractic at 615-920-4550 to schedule an appointment. Our gentle approach will have you feeling better and back to living a pain-free life!

Ouch! Sciatic Nerve Pain Is A Real Pain

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Ouch! Sciatic Nerve Pain Is A Real Pain

If you have ever suffered from sciatica or sciatic nerve pain, you know how incredibly painful it can be! Yow! That sudden zing is enough to take your breath away and the constant pain can make life miserable. Nothing seems to help – rest, ice, heat, stretching. What can be done?

Sciatica is a very common complaint here at our Franklin, TN chiropractic clinic. It affects people of all ages, in all types of jobs, and of any activity level. It is very common in pregnant women, but it can hit anyone at any time very unexpectedly.

Sciatic nerve pain starts in the low back or buttock and then travels down into one or both legs. It can be short and intense pain that goes away as quickly as it shows up or it can be a more constant pain that changes in intensity. The pain can be dull or sharp, achy or shooting. It can cause pins and needles sensations or weakness in the leg. There isn’t any one identifying feature of sciatic nerve pain other than its’ origin in the low back/buttocks area.

Sciatica Is A Sign Of Nerve Compression

The sciatic nerve forms out of nerve roots that come out right at the base of the spine. It is the longest nerve in the body and also the widest, which makes it easy to compress or pinch. Compression can happen when the spine is misaligned and experiencing a vertebral subluxation or if there are bulging or herniated discs. Poor posture, being overweight, injuries, accidents, and more can cause a sciatica flare-up, but in many cases there isn’t one defining incident that leads to sciatic nerve pain.

Chiropractic Treatment Of Sciatic Nerve Pain

When sciatica is due to nerve compression, chiropractic care can alleviate symptoms. By manipulating the spine and individual vertebrae, chiropractors can free the impinged nerve. Additional treatments like ice/cold therapies, ultrasound, and tissue massage can reduce inflammation and help the body to heal itself.

Chiropractic treatment of sciatic nerve pain is non-invasive, drug-free, and long-lasting.

Schedule An Appointment With Unity Chiropractic For Sciatic Nerve Treatment

Remember, pain is your body’s signal that something is wrong. If you are suffering low back pain that radiates down your leg or through your buttocks, come and visit Unity Chiropractic. Our chiropractors will examine you for nerve impingement and recommend a course of action that will have you feeling like yourself before you know it!

Call (615) 920-4550 or contact us online

5 Ways Prenatal Chiropractic Care Benefits Mom And Baby

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5 Ways Prenatal Chiropractic Care Benefits Mom And Baby

Pregnancy and childbirth are amazing; there’s no doubt about that. But there’s also no arguing that they can really do a number on the mom-to-be! We see a lot of women who come to us seeking natural, drug-free relief of many common pregnancy-related complaints.

Mothers usually first approach us for help managing back pain during pregnancy. This isn’t surprising since most people think of chiropractic when they think of back pain relief. But prenatal chiropractic care can help alleviate many more common pregnancy discomforts and help keep mom and baby healthy and happy!

5 Ways Prenatal Chiropractic Care Benefits Mom And Baby

  1. Alleviates Low Back Pain. As the baby grows, it puts added pressure and weight on the hips and can draw the spine forward. This pulls the spine out of alignment and can lead to neck, back, and sciatic nerve pain. Chiropractic adjustments restore the spine to optimal positioning, alleviating many of the discomforts that come with misalignment.
  2. Restores Pelvic Balance. During pregnancy the round ligaments that support the uterus get stretched. Sometimes, they don’t stretch evenly and can pull the pelvis out of alignment. This restricts the baby’s freedom of movement and can even prevent babies from turning head down. A prenatal chiropractor can restore pelvic balance, allowing the uterus to expand as needed.
  3. Prevents Balance Problems. Speaking of balance, how about that shifting center of gravity? As the belly grows, many women find it easier to lose their balance which can cause trips and falls. An aligned spine provides optimal support for the entire body and can help prevent the problems associated with this change in center of gravity.
  4. Combats Nausea and Vomiting. Sometimes, pinched nerves can make women feel nauseous and lead to vomiting. A chiropractor may not be able to eliminate your morning sickness entirely, but if a spinal misalignment is to blame, we can sure help!
  5. Supports the Immune System. Perhaps the greatest benefit of prenatal chiropractic care is the support it provides for the immune system. By removing obstructions in the spinal column, chiropractors set the body up for optimal functioning. Messages can be relayed back and forth between the brain, the womb, and the entire rest of the body without interference. These open lines of communication ensure optimal immune system function for both mom and baby.

Visit Unity Chiropractic For Prenatal Chiropractic Care And A Healthy Pregnancy

If pregnancy discomforts are preventing you from enjoying this special time in your life, contact Unity Chiropractic. Our prenatal chiropractic care may be just what you need to start feeling better!

Arrange an appointment online or call us at (615) 920-4550.

Josh’s Testimony

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Josh was able to eliminate pain medications and has been living a headache life! He has also noticed that he has not been getting sick since starting care.

David’s Testimony

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David was able to heal from Above-Down-Inside-Out and eliminate the pain in his forearm and improve the range of motion he had lost!

Kelly’s Testimony

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“I tell everyone I meet to visit Dr. Arman! I cannot speak highly enough about what he has done for me. Even my husband has seen what great results I have had. I have almost no headaches now and far fewer migraines. I feel I have been given a miracle!”

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