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Whiplash After an Accident

Whiplash Update Two Important New Studies And Their Clinical Applications

BACKGROUND INFORMATION FROM DR. GARRETH MACDONALD, D.C. All pain has an inflammatory component. In his 2007 article, Omoigui, concludes: “The origin of all pain is inflammation and the inflammatory response.” “Irrespective of the type of pain, whether it is acute or chronic pain, peripheral or central pain, nociceptive or neuropathic pain, the underlying origin is

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Whiplash is MORE Than Just Neck Pain

When car accident victims are examined post-collision, many clinicians look to the neck since it is a commonly affected body part.  What often happens, though, is the clinician gets fixated on that part of the body and does not carefully look elsewhere. 

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Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments for Radiculopathy?

Spinal manipulation (Chiropractic Adjustments) for Subacute and Chronic Lumbar Radiculopathy: A Randomized Controlled Trial The American Journal of MedicineJanuary 2021; Vol. 134; No. 1; pp. 135−141 Seyedezahra Hosseini Ghasabmahaleh, MD, Zahra Rezasoltani, MD, Afsaneh Dadarkhah, MSc, Sanaz Hamidipanah, MD, Reza Kazempour Mofrad, Sharif Najafi, MDThis study cites 22 references. The objective of this study was to evaluate the

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Move it or Lose it!

Joint Health: Move it or Lose It As a chiropractor, I commonly see people with complaints of neck and back pain. Usually I’ll take a set of x-rays to assess what their spine looks like, and sadly, I often have to tell them that they have some degree of spinal degeneration. Spinal degeneration presents as

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Concussion and Kids in Sports

Concussions discussion has becoming increasingly common, especially with the discussion about football, particularly among school-age athletes. It has been estimated that there are up to 3.8 million sports-related concussions in the United States each year. Concussions are a problem. By definition, a concussion is trauma to the brain. A concussion injury literally jolts the brain,

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Motor Vehicle Accidents Part 1: Common Spine Injuries

Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVAs) are a common cause of spine injuries. You will often hear specific phrases such as whiplash, herniated discs, and vertebral fractures in relation to neck, midback, and low back pain. But what do these mean? Whiplash Whiplash is a general term associated with the motion of the neck during a car

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Three Exercises to Relieve Mid Back Pain

Hello all! I have recently had an influx of patients with one problem in common – Mid Back (thoracic spine) pain. I wanted to take the opportunity to share a few exercises to help alleviate some of these symptoms. 1. Seated Thoracic Extension: Being seated near the edge of a chair. Place your hands behind

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Long Term Concussion Effects

For the hundreds of thousands of individuals[1] who suffer from concussion (also called traumatic brain injury) per year, a common question is what the long term effects are from such an injury. Understanding this could not only impact treatment options and patient education, but when this arises in a legal case it can impact the

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Chiropractic for Cervicogenic Headaches

Recently, and article published in the BioMEd Central Research Notes, July 24, 2017, found that Chiropractic care, specifically Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation, was a safe and significantly effective treatment method for cervicogenic (from the neck) headache. This is a very common form of headache pain, and from a chiropractic perspective, very easy to treat. With the

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Orthotics For Treatment of Low Back Pain

Very often when someone has Low Back Pain, they don’t often consider that their feet, and more specifically their abnormal foot biomechanics, may be playing a role in their Low Back Pain. Dr. Garreth MacDonald, Eugene Chiropractor, has been using a scan device from Footmaxx to analyse patient’s foot biomechanics for the past 15 years.

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