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Improve Behavior and Sleep Habits of Kids with Chiropractic

Improve Behavior and Sleep Habits of Kids with Chiropractic

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Proper sleep habits for kids are essential for growth and development. Getting enough sleep helps the body get physical rest and mentally prepares the brain for learning and developing.  When a child doesn’t get proper sleep, it can lead to health problems, developmental issues, and more.  Lack of sleep can contribute to ADHD, stunted brain growth, behavioral problems, and developmental issues.  There could be many causes of sleepless night such as bad habits, improper diets, or lack of exercise, but there may also be health issues at the root of the cause. A Franklin chiropractor, like Dr. Devan Arman, can aid in improving sleep habits and overall behavior by treating the root of the problem.

Causes of Insomnia and Behavior Issues in Kids

Diagnosing causes of improper sleep patterns can be difficult.  In infants, colic may be a contributing factor to lack of sleep.  As children get older and outgrow issues like colic, there could be several other contributing factors such as neurological issues, breathing problems, or chronic pain.  Sleep and behavior often go hand in hand.  Poor sleep habits in older children can exacerbate ADHD, cause learning problems at school, or contribute to social discomfort.  Parents will often turn to medication to alleviate these problems, but medication only masks the symptoms and puts children at risk of experiencing unpleasant side effects.  Franklin pediatric chiropractors seek to treat the overall child to improve health and wellness, as well as sleep patterns and behavioral issues.

How Chiropractic Can Help

After an assessment of overall and spinal health, Franklin chiropractor Dr. Devan Arman will remove any spinal misalignments with gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments.  Correcting misalignments of the spine removes nerve interference, which is the root of neurological disturbances such as sleep disruptions or behavior issues.  Removing spinal misalignments allows signals to pass freely through the body.  This corrects hormonal imbalances and improves the functions of various body systems, such as the immune system, endocrine system, reticular activating system (associated with ADHD), and central nervous system.  When a child’s body is functioning as it should, parents will see an improvement in sleep patterns and behavior issues.  Infants and children may begin to sleep through the night when they haven’t done so prior.  Kids may experience increased concentration and attentiveness at school.  Pediatric chiropractic is extremely beneficial in removing subluxations and promoting overall health and wellness in children.

Research Supports Chiropractic for Children

Several case studies have shown that chiropractic is a natural way to treat sleep problems and behavioral issues.  In one study, a five-year-old boy woke up every two hours throughout the night and had done this since he was a baby.  His mom also reported that the sleeplessness affected his behavior as he would often wake up seeming “troubled.” His teachers reported that he was bright but could not concentrate in class.  After consistent chiropractic adjustments, his mother reported significant improvement in his sleeping habits and behavior and noted that he was a completely different child.  Another study showed increased improvement in academic performances of children of all ages, from elementary school to high school, who received chiropractic adjustments.

If you feel your child could benefit from chiropractic care, contact Franklin chiropractor Dr. Devan Arman for more information about how pediatric adjustments can improve sleep patterns and behavior.

 

Sources

Cawthra, L. “Chiropractic management of a 5-year-old boy with sleep disturbance and challenging behavior: an evidence-based case report.” http://rcc-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Cawthra-L_Case-report_0315.pdf

Walton, E.V. “The Effects of Chiropractic Treatment on Students with Learning and Behavioral Impairments Due to Neurological Dysfunction.” International Review of Chiropractic, 1975; 29: 4-5, 24-26. http://icpa4kids.org/Chiropractic-Research/the-effects-of-chiropractic-treatment-on-students-with-learning-and-behavioral-impairments-due-to-neurological-dysfunction.html.

Management of Multiple Sclerosis Through Chiropractic

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Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that attacks the central nervous system and affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve.  Those with multiple sclerosis experience lack of muscle control, blurry vision, and loss of balance, along with other symptoms.  The effects of this disease are different for everyone.  Some may experience just mild symptoms while others need help getting around and performing everyday tasks.  Studies have shown that chiropractic is an effective way to manage and relieve the symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis occurs when the immune system begins attacking myelin, a fatty substance surrounding nerve fibers, leaving nerves damaged and scarred.  Myelin is necessary for sending messages to and from the brain and without myelin, messaged are interrupted or slowed down, causing multiple sclerosis and its associated symptoms.

Chiropractic Care for Multiple Sclerosis

There is no cure for multiple sclerosis but there are many management options.  Medicines such as steroids, tranquilizers, or muscle relaxers are prescribed to help with the symptoms.  Physicians might also recommend nutrition plans, exercise regimens, or physical therapy.  Many people also look to chiropractic care as an effective way to manage this disease, particularly because it is drug-free and has no negative side effects.  Chiropractic adjustments by a Franklin chiropractor remove the nerve interference and allow proper communication between the brain and the rest of the body. Those with multiple sclerosis already have slower communication, but correcting subluxations of the spine with further aid in better communication, decreasing symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

Research Supports Chiropractic for Multiple Sclerosis

Studies have shown that chiropractic is an effective means for managing this disease of the central nervous system.  In one study, a 46-year-old woman with MS was under chiropractic care for four months.  At the end of the four months, she no longer showed any signs of MS! After two years of continual adjustments, the legions in her brain had not increased and she still had no symptoms.  In another study, eighty-one people presented with signs of Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease.  After consistent adjustments, 91 percent showed improvements.  Research supports the fact that chiropractic care is a solution for managing MS.

If you or someone you know is suffering from MS, contact Franklin chiropractor Dr. Devan Arman of Unity Chiropractic for more information about how chiropractic care can help.

 

Sources

Elster, E. “Eighty-One Patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease Undergoing Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care to Correct Vertebral Subluxation: A Retrospective Analysis.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 2004. www.erinelster.com/files/jvsr%20ms%20and%20pd%2081.pdf.

Elster, E. “Upper Cervical Chiropractic Management of a Multiple Sclerosis Patient: A Case Report.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 2001; 4(2): 22-30. www.erinelster.com/files/jvsr%20ms%20article.pdf.

 

 

Managing and Preventing Diabetes through Chiropractic Care

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Diabetes is a health problem that causes the pancreas to function improperly in one of two ways: either it doesn’t create enough insulin (or any at all) or it doesn’t react correctly to insulin production.  Insulin allows the body to absorb the glucose found in food and turn it into energy.  Without proper insulin, blood sugar levels become high and can cause dangerous medical issues and long-term health problems.

Health Problems Related to Diabetes

Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States and about 10% of our population has some form of diabetes that decreases a person’s lifespan by ten to twenty years.  Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body makes no insulin at all, while Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t react properly to insulin.  Both types can lead to many health problems. The resulting health issues that are most commonly caused by diabetes include kidney, eye, nerve, and feet problems, as well as skin problems, digestive issues, teeth and gum deterioration, and an increased risk of heart disease.

Living with diabetes for a long amount of time may lead to polyneuropathy, or diabetic nerve damage. There is no guaranteed cure for diabetes, but the most common treatment option is insulin injections, which can help control diabetes.  Changing your diet, exercising, and losing weight can also aid in managing diabetes.  You may also consider chiropractic care for managing or preventing diabetes.

Chiropractic and Diabetes

Franklin chiropractors focus on improving overall health by removing nerve interferences between the spine and brain.  Spinal subluxations, or misalignments, can cause this nerve interference.  The nerves that run through the pancreas are along the T7, the seventh thoracic vertebra, and subluxations in this area can affect pancreatic function.  An adjustment along the thoracic vertebrae will remove the interference and allow for proper nerve function, allowing the brain to communicate properly with the pancreas and allowing the pancreas to function properly.

While medication may be necessary for controlling diabetes for a time, chiropractic care is a great way to manage diabetes and eradicate the primary cause of diabetes. Additionally, regular chiropractic care has allowed some individuals to stop taking diabetes medication and insulin injections altogether.  Improved immune systems, improved sleep habits, and an increased mood due to less stress are other added benefits of chiropractic care.

Research Studies Supporting Chiropractic Care for Diabetes

Many studies have proven that spinal adjustments can be an effective way to manage diabetes.  One case study of a 46-year-old female with Type 1, insulin-dependent diabetes showed improvement after consistent chiropractic care.  She also improved her posture which decreased neck and shoulder pain.

Chiropractic care for Polyneuropathy in those with diabetes has also shown to be successful.  Another case study of an 80-year-old diabetic man with lower back pain and shooting pains (polyneuropathy) through his legs and feet showed significant improvement after seeing a chiropractor.  He visited a chiropractor 18 times over 4 months and the symptoms of his nerve pain improved drastically.

If you or someone you know is suffering from symptoms of diabetes, contact Franklin chiropractor Dr. Devan Arman at Unity Chiropractic for more information about how chiropractic adjustments can help.

 

Sources

Murphy, D.R. “Diagnosis and Manipulative Treatment in Diabetic Polyneuropathy and Its Relation to Intertarsal Joint Dysfunction.” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapies, 1994 Jan; 17(1): 29-37. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8138730.

Valli, J. “Chiropractic Management of a 46-Year-Old Type 1 Diabetic Patient with Upper Crossed Syndrome and Adhesive Capsulitis.” Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 2004 Fall; 3(4): 138-144. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2647023/.

How Chiropractic Can Help You Achieve Proper Spinal Curves

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When we think of spinal curves, we often think of scoliosis, or a sideways curvature.  But did you know there is a necessary spinal curve that is actually good?  A normal adult, when viewed from the side, should have a slight S-shaped curve to their spine.  There are four essential curves to a spine, including two forward curves (in the cervical spine and lumbar spine) and two backward curves (in the thoracic spine and sacral spine). The spine’s primary function includes supporting body weight and protecting the spinal cord. Because this is such an important function, it is imperative to keep the spine in proper alignment so that it is strong and healthy, and this includes taking care of the necessary curves and avoiding improper curvatures of the spine.

Spinal Curves Aid in Developing Correct Posture

We have been told many times throughout our life to “Sit up straight!”  We might even say this phrase to our kids every now and then.  While being conscious of our posture and actively sitting up straight can help, there is more to it than that.  Proper spinal curves will aid in developing better posture and being able to maintain a straight position.  Some improper postures include a forward head position, a hunchback position (thoracic kyphosis), and a swayback position (lumbar lordosis).  If you or someone you know is experiencing posture problems that leads to discomfort or pain, Franklin chiropractor Dr. Devan Arman can help straighten posture by adjusting the spine and its curves, thus alleviating painful misalignments.  An ideal posture is when your ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, and head are in a line on top of each other when you stand.  Not only will an adjustment from a Franklin chiropractor that focuses on your spinal curves be able to help with posture, but they can also help with balance, muscle strength, increased range of motion, and muscle stabilization.

How Chiropractic Care Has Helped Others

Improper spinal curvature happen more than we know.  In one particular study, a group of 363 people were examined for proper spinal cord curvature.  Out of the group, 92 were found to have an abnormal spinal curvature, specifically in the lumbar lordosis (lower section of the spine).  Thankfully, chiropractic care focuses on correcting improper spinal curves to bring back proper positioning and decreasing associated pain.  For instance, a 47-year-old firefighter complained of persistent lower back pain.  He began chiropractic care and was adjusted regularly, focusing on the lumbar spine, and he reported a decrease in lower back pain along with an increase in balance and muscle strength. Furthermore, another case study found that restoring the lumbar lordosis (from a 2 degree curve to a 31 degree curve) increased muscle strength so much that one person’s maximum bench press increased from 245 pounds to 305 pounds in just four months. Maintaining proper spinal curves reduces interference in your spinal cord and entire central nervous system, leading to better body function and optimal health.

For more information on how to achieve proper spinal curves, schedule a consultation with Franklin chiropractor Dr. Devan Arman at Unity Chiropractic.

 

Sources

Mattox, T.F., Lucente, V., McIntyre, P., Miklos, J.R., Tomezsko, J. “Abnormal Spinal Curvature and Its Relationship to Pelvic Organ Prolapse.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2000 Dec; 183(6): 1381-4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11120500.

Morningstar, M.W. “Strength gains through lumbar lordosis restoration.”Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 2003 Aug; 2(4): 137-141. https://www.journalchiromed.com/article/S0899-3467(07)60077-9/fulltext.

Schwab J.M. “Chiropractic management of a 47-year-old firefighter with lumbar disk extrusion.” Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 2008 Dec; 7(4): 146-154. https://www.journalchiromed.com/article/S1556-3707(08)00091-6/fulltext?code=jcm-site.

Visscher, C.M., de Boer, W. Naeije, M.  “The Relationship Between Posture and Curvature of the Cervical Spine.” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 1998 Jul-Aug; 21(6): 388-391. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9726065.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chiropractic Care: It’s Not Just For Back Pain

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Chiropractic Care: It's Not Just For Back Pain

Chiropractors are most often sought out for help with back pain, but back pain is just one condition that chiropractors can address. Chiropractic care addresses the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and the impact these systems have on the rest of the body. Chiropractors are educated in the spine, body systems, muscular groups, and neurology but also can pursue further training in nutrition and healthy living, physical rehabilitation, orthopedics, pediatrics, and acupuncture or dry needling.

Common Conditions Chiropractors Manage

Chiropractors help people manage a wide variety of conditions, but one thing that all have in common is that there is some kind of infringement somewhere in the body that is causing the patient pain or discomfort. In many cases, this impediment can be traced back to the spine where vertebra become misaligned. These subluxations can press on nerves, causing pain, tingling, weakness, or discomfort. A misaligned spine can also put additional stress or pressure on muscles and the neck, causing pain and headaches or reducing your range of motion in ways that are seemingly unrelated to the spine. Here’s a look at some of the most common conditions we manage here at Unity Chiropractic:

  • Back pain (upper and lower)
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Diminished range of motion
  • Headaches
  • Hip and pelvic pain
  • Leg length discrepancies
  • Neck pain
  • Pregnancy pain and discomfort
  • Sciatica and tailbone pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Whiplash

Visit Unity Chiropractic For Help With Lingering Pain

If you feel like you have been fighting the same pain over and over again with no improvement, schedule a consultation with one of the chiropractors at Unity Chiropractic. It’s possible that you have a subluxation that has caused an imbalance in your body and is resulting in your pain or discomfort. Many modern medical treatments focus on the symptoms, i.e. masking the pain with narcotics, they don’t address the underlying cause of the problem.

By releasing subluxations, our chiropractors can get your body “back in balance”. When this happens, muscles relax, nerve messages are communicated properly, and your weight is more evenly distributed in the body. When the body is set back into its natural, proper position and undergoes less musculoskeletal stress, which enables it to resume optimal function. You feel better and move easier.

Call 615-920-4550 or schedule an appointment

5 Benefits of Chiropractic For Kids

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5 Benefits of Chiropractic For Kids

Chiropractic is often thought of as an adult care option, but it can be very effective at managing children’s health too. Kids may not have the same complaints or ailments as adults, but they have other health issues that can be addressed through chiropractic care.

Pediatric chiropractors specialize in children’s care. They use safe, gentle techniques to manipulate the spine and restore balance to the nervous system. Just like chiropractic care for adults, pediatric chiropractic care focuses on whole body wellness. By aligning the spine and restoring nervous system function, brain and body communication is restored and the body is able to move and function as nature intended.

Chiropractic care doesn’t “fix” the injury or ailment, it just pushes the body in the right direction so it can manage the issue itself.

What Pediatric Chiropractors Treat

Pediatric chiropractors help families manage common childhood complaints. At Unity Chiropractic, we treat kids of all ages from newborns to teens. Some of the most common complaints we help families manage are:

  • Allergies and Asthma
  • Back pain
  • Colic
  • Digestive issues and constipation
  • Ear Infections
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle tension
  • Spinal misalignments due to accident or injury

Kids are resilient and often take well to even the most minor of chiropractic adjustments. In fact, in many kids we don’t even use the techniques most commonly associated with adults – the cracking and popping you may think of when you think of chiropractic care are nowhere to be found. Instead, we rely on special instruments and gentle manipulation to restore balance in kids.

5 Benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic Care

  1. Promotes proper growth and development.
  2. Enables optimum communication between the brain, spine, and nervous system.
  3. Supports immune system function.
  4. Non-invasive, drug-free management of common childhood ailments.
  5. Establishes a foundation for wellness.

Support Your Child’s Healthy Growth and Development at Unity Chiropractic

Chiropractic care is a foundation for wellness in both kids and adults. When the body is properly aligned it feels better, functions more efficiently, and grows healthier. If your child is troubled by recurring illnesses or complains of pain with no obvious cause, contact Unity Chiropractic for an assessment. It’s possible that nerve interference is to blame.

Call 615-920-4550 or schedule an appointment online to learn more about our pediatric chiropractic services.

Why A Chiropractor May Be Your Best Choice After A Slip And Fall Accident

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Slip and fall accidents happen when you least expect them and while many people can pick themselves up and move on without any injury, others are not so fortunate. Slip and fall accidents can cause obvious injuries like broken bones, bruising, and sprained muscles. But they can also cause subtle, less obvious injuries that you can’t see with the naked eye. Lingering pain, frequent headaches, or numbness and tingling in your extremities can all indicate an injury to the musculoskeletal system.

If this sounds familiar, make one of your next visits to Unity Chiropractic in Franklin, TN.

Chiropractic Care Addresses Unseen Injuries

Trauma to the bones, joints, ligaments, soft tissues, and muscles are all very common in a slip and fall accident. These also happen to be the areas in which chiropractic care excels. When you fall down and hit something hard, your entire body is subjected to a strong impact. This can cause subtle misalignments in the spine, neck, and pelvis, which are all but invisible to you. It’s only when you notice a lingering pain or discomfort after your more obvious injuries have healed that you realize something is still wrong.

Chiropractors are trained to look for these subtle misalignments and correct them to restore natural positioning. A misalignment puts pressure where it shouldn’t be, and the result can be pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling anywhere in the body. Once that pressure is removed, the pain and discomfort decrease and eventually fade away as inflamed tissue settles down.

That’s why any time a person has been involved in a slip and fall accident, they should visit a chiropractor. A chiropractic exam is a simple, non-invasive way to determine if your alignment is causing your pain. If it is, we can fix it. If it’s not, then you know you need to try and different diagnostic tool to find answers.

Don’t Ignore Your Pain, Contact Unity Chiropractic For Relief

Pain is the body’s way of telling us that something is wrong. You don’t have to take a wait-and-see approach or dull the pain with painkillers and hope it goes way. If you have lingering pain, stiff movement, reduced range of motion, or something just doesn’t feel right after a slip or a fall, contact us. Our chiropractors will be happy to assess you and make the adjustments necessary to bring you relief.

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Chiropractic Care For Headaches

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Headaches affect the day to day lives of many hard working Americans around the world. Our jobs, the stress of life, and many other factors contribute to this, but chiropractic can help! Learn more at our website: http://unitychirotn.com/headaches/

Treatment for back pain is probably the most common service associated with our Tennessee chiropractic clinic but another top ailment that we treat is headaches! Almost everyone has experienced or will experience a headache at some point in their life. For some of us, they are rare, only showing up when we’re sick. For others, headaches can occur almost every day and become a lifelong battle.

Traditional headache treatment focuses on the use of narcotics or painkillers to numb the pain, but this isn’t always the best course of action. Narcotics treat the symptoms of headache by masking the pain; they don’t actually correct the underlying issue that is causing the headache, which means the headache will be back sooner or later!

That’s where chiropractic can help. Chiropractic for headaches addresses the root cause of the headache by correcting neuromusculoskeletal conditions that are causing the headache pain.

How Chiropractors Treat Headaches

95% of all headaches are primary headaches. That means the headache is the problem; it’s not a symptom of an underlying disease. In many cases, headaches can be traced back to a condition affecting one or more of the neuromusculoskeletal systems (nerves, muscles and bones). For example, spinal subluxations, or misalignments, can irritate nerves leading to the head or put undue pressure on the back and/or neck, any of which could cause headaches.

Doctors of Chiropractic correct abnormalities of these systems to restore movement and function and reduce tension on muscles and joints. Once these pressures have eased up and the body has regained its natural positioning, headaches recede on their own.

Tension is another huge headache trigger. Due to the way we work and live these days (sitting down, hunched over computers and devices), we often put extra tension on our back and neck muscles resulting in, you guessed it, headaches!

Chiropractic adjustments correct spinal misalignments and can help reduce tension in the back and neck to alleviate headache pain. These targeted, specific adjustments are highly effective treatment for headaches and can have long-lasting results.

Chiropractors can also advise you on proper ergonomics and posture to prevent a relapse as well as nutrition to ensure your body is getting the nutrients it needs to function properly.

Say Goodbye To Headache Pain

It’s time to stop suffering! If you are tired of headaches dictating your life, visit Unity Chiropractic in Franklin, TN for relief.

Call (615) 920-4550 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

Proper Alignment Can Help Prevent Breech Positioning

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Breech positioning is a worry of many soon-to-be mothers. Breech babies present a higher risk of delivery complications. As a result, a C-section is almost always recommended when a baby presents breech. Many parents want to avoid this and seek ways to get their baby to position “head-down”.

Women have a couple of different ways to manage breech positioning. Obstetricians can sometimes turn the baby by manually repositioning the baby, but this is difficult to do and uncomfortable for mom.

Prenatal chiropractic care offers another, better, alternative. Sometimes referred to as Webster’s Technique, this is a very targeted chiropractic adjustment to the sacrum and SI joint that helps to strengthen and stabilize the pelvis and the round ligaments supporting the uterus. The technique improves pelvic function and balance, giving the baby more freedom of movement. Once movement has been restored, the baby is able to reposition itself and turn head down naturally without any manual manipulation required.

Why It Works

When the pelvis is improperly aligned or round ligaments are too tight, the uterus and pelvis isn’t flexible enough to accommodate the growing baby. As the baby gets bigger he/she is essentially stuck in one position and if that happens before they are able to turn head down, they present breech.

Chiropractic adjustments restore pelvis balance, open up the pelvic region, and reduce tension on the round ligaments. This provides more freedom of movement for the baby, allowing him/her to turn head down when the time comes.

These types of adjustments are a perfect example of chiropractic in action. By restoring alignment to the body’s optimal positioning, the body does what it needs to do naturally without any outside interference required. In this case, the body allows the baby to move as he/she needs to prepare for birth.

Minimize The Risk Of Breech Positioning With Prenatal Chiropractic Adjustments

Prenatal chiropractic adjustments don’t just help manage breech positioning, they can help prevent it from occurring in the first place. Regular visits to our Franklin, TN chiropractic clinic from the start of the pregnancy can help keep your body healthy and strong throughout the many changes you will experience. In addition to reducing the chances of a breech birth, regular adjustments can help you deal with back and neck pain, heartburn, headaches, and sciatic nerve pain due to the pregnancy. Best of all, chiropractic care is drug-free, non-invasive, and totally safe for mother and baby!

Schedule an appointment at Unity Chiropractic by calling (615) 920-4550 or use our online form to request an appointment.

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!

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