February 22, 2017
Neck and back pain are common after an auto accident, and many patients suffer from whiplash. A Tallahassee chiropractic doctor is well-versed in the methods used to help accident victims recover from whiplash and other painful conditions.
The practitioner is certified in Motor Vehicle Crash Forensic Risk Analysis and has learned the latest developments in forensic risk analysis to understand how low-speed crashes affect the body and the underlying factors that make a person more susceptible to injury.
Back pain is among the most common ailments in America and is frequently the result of an injury. Accident injury sufferers who seek chiropractic care undergo a thorough evaluation to pinpoint the source of the pain. Next, the practitioner educates the patient on appropriate courses of action to promote recovery.
Chiropractic focuses on the body’s ability to heal itself. It’s hands-on and patient-centered, aimed at restoring proper nervous system functioning, without drugs or surgery, to optimize health. The spine is the conduit through which nerves control body systems. Auto crashes frequently cause structural problems in the spine, leading to nerve irritations that trigger an inflammatory biochemical response. When this happens, the organs and tissues associated with affected nerves are impacted, too.
Upon identifying these spinal abnormalities (or subluxations), the Tallahassee chiropractic doctor uses manual techniques, administering light force, to restore misaligned vertebrae to their normal position. Other therapies may be used in conjunction with spinal adjustments. These include massage, nutritional counseling, and healthy lifestyle coaching.
Deep tissue laser therapy is also available as an alternative to surgery and has no known side effects. This technique reduces pain, inflammation, and spasms while improving range of motion. This painless procedure directs an infrared light at affected tissues. Lasers penetrate all the way to the cellular level, drawing water, nutrients, and oxygen to damaged sites. Laser therapy creates an optimal environment for healing. K-laser therapy alleviates pain in the neck, back, shoulders, knees, wrists, feet, ankles, and lower extremities. The Tallahassee chiropractic doctor provides advanced therapies to relieve pain and promote recovery after an auto accident.
January 29, 2017
Chiropractic focuses on activating the body’s natural healing processes without drugs or surgery. Practitioners emphasize the relationship between the spine and nervous system, using a variety of therapeutic techniques to alleviate painful conditions.Tallahassee chiropractic offers a whole-patient approach to achieving pain relief and optimizing overall health.
While chiropractic techniques are primarily applied to the spine, chiropractic is effective for many other health issues besides neck and back pain. The spine is the avenue along which nerve signals travel from the brain to the rest of the body. Misalignments of the spine can place pressure on nerves, interfering with signal transmission. After an injury, tissues may release inflammatory biochemicals that irritate nerves. Symptoms may manifest in tissues and organs associated with affected nerves. Restoring the spine to its normal position can optimize nervous system functioning.
When patients visit a chiropractor for the first time, the practitioner will look for spinal misalignments (called subluxations). Chiropractic adjustments are applied using gentle manual thrusts to position vertebrae correctly. In additional to spinal manipulations, chiropractors often employ massage therapy. Physiotherapy may be included to promote soft-tissue healing. Nutritional counseling and healthy lifestyle coaching are provided to empower patients to make decisions that optimize their health.
Practitioners also recommend products that support good posture and body mechanics, such as orthotics or cervical pillows. Exercises may also be recommended.
Unlike traditional medicine, chiropractic takes a holistic approach, identifying underlying causes of health conditions rather than merely treating symptoms.
Chiropractic offers multiple health benefits, including relief from headaches and extremity and spinal pain. Many patients also experience arthritis pain relief, improved joint health, and a reduction in muscle stiffness and spasms, tissue inflammation, injury risk, and muscle and tissue degeneration. They also report an increase in mobility, range of motion, and balance and coordination.Tallahassee chiropractic notes that patients typically notice an enhanced sense of well-being and accelerated healing of injuries after receiving chiropractic care.
Tallahassee chiropractic tailors therapy plans to each patient’s unique needs. Chiropractic adjustments are safe, painless, and suitable for all ages.
January 28, 2017
Automobile accidents are never easy ordeals for those involved. In fact, even small fender-benders can result in extensive injuries. This includes whiplash, along with back and neck sprains. If you have sustained injuries in an accident – and are experiencing chronic or recurring pain – Tallahassee Chiropractic professionals can help.
With years of extensive industry experience, they have the tools to help accident victims restore optimal mobility and flexibility. They also work with patients every step of the way, including rehabilitation exercises, nautical therapies, and all follow-up appointments. From muscle tears and ligament issues to anxiety and accident related stress, you can count on Tallahassee Chiropractors to get you back on your feet in no time at all.
Area chiropractors offer full body exams to pinpoint all affected areas. This usually includes digital scans and imaging, along with contrast and traditional x-rays. They are then able to formulate strategic care plans that tackle immobility, swelling, blood flow issues and any all pain.
Based on the severity of the injuries, some patients may need to wear neck, chest or back braces. These are designed to restore proper alignment and posture, while healing injured muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. It will, of course, be up to your chiropractor to determine the best care for you. However, you should always ask questions and play a pivotal role in the healthcare services you receive. Local doctors do accept a range of insurance plans, and even offer convenient in-house coverage for those without insurance.
Chiropractic adjustments are also used to help alignment issues. In fact, therapeutic massages on the vertebrae have been proven to restore mobility in accident victims. However, all exercises and therapies will be done at the patient’s pace. This allows him or her enough time for the muscles and body to heal – under strict chiropractic observation and care. Area chiropractors are simply committed to excellence in caring for accident victims, and helping them get their lives back!
January 26, 2017
Tallahassee Chiropractors, Dr. Dennis Fiorini and Dr. Atkinson Help Alleviate Neck Pain and Whiplash
The only good treatment for whiplash is chiropractic care. Fiorini Chiropractic Center has the right experience to alleviate the pain and restore function.
Fiorini Chiropractic Center is a Tallahassee Chiropractor, home to Doctors Dennis G. Fiorini and Michael Atkinson.
Whiplash and related injuries cost society $43 billion a year. Many whiplash victims end up with chronic problems and even a degree of disability. Traditional medicine can do very little for whiplash – and doctors often simply recommend painkillers and rest.
Chiropractic care is the go to treatment for whiplash. A trained chiropractor can fix any misalignments of the spine and then work on damage to the soft tissue of the neck. They will not prescribe any drugs – although they may suggest talking to a doctor. Chiropractors generally consider extended bed rest to be counterproductive and their focus is on returning the patient to full activity as quickly as is possible and safe.
They can also relieve back and joint pain that may result from the accident. Chiropractors will also recommend improvements to a patient’s lifestyle to prevent recurrence and may advise on correct placement of headrests to prevent new injury. Dr. Dennis Fiorini has been heavily involved in efforts to prevent whiplash injuries from occurring in the first place and is certified in Motor Vehicle Crash Forensic Risk Analysis. Because pain from whiplash may take several days to show up, he recommends seeing a chiropractor right after the accident even if there are no symptoms. He also recommends avoiding distracted driving and not using cell phones while driving.
People who have pain in their neck or back after an auto accident should contact Fiorini Chiropractic Center to schedule an initial evaluation and find out about therapies and techniques that can relieve pain and restore function quickly.
Contact Person Name: Dr. Dennis Fiorini, DC and Dr. Michael Atkinson, DC
Company Name: Fiorini Chiropractic Center
Address: 2619 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Contact Telephone Number: (850) 656-2200
Contact Fax Number: (850) 656-9766
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Injuring your neck or your back is no laughing matter. Back injuries are common, and can happen because of sports injuries, falls, accidents, and muscle sprains. A Tallahassee chiropractic doctor can use the Atlas Orthogonal Technique to help patients find relief from back pain. After doing a thorough examination and taking a patient history, the chiropractor will develop a personalized plan to address back pain, which might include a combination of physical therapy, gentle spinal adjustments, and alternative non-invasive procedures to rebuild the patient’s core strength and achieve a long-lasting improvement.
Neck injuries are extremely common, especially from car accidents. A whiplash injury is caused by a quick forced head movement in one direction and a subsequent rebound movement in an opposite direction. The whipping motion injures supporting tissues in the head and neck. When whiplash happens, neck muscles tighten and contract, and this results in stiffness and pain. A person who has sustained a severe whiplash may have pain in nerve roots, intervertebral joints, ligaments, muscles, and discs.
A Tallahassee chiropractic doctor will do a physical exam to observe your physical condition, posture, and range of motion. He will also note the alignment and curvature of your spine and note any muscle spasms, as well as a neurological exam to test your muscle strength, reflexes, and any other nerve changes. X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs may also be done. Once he’s sure that your condition falls within the scope of chiropractic care (which doesn’t include either surgery or drug use) he will proceed with a personalized care plan for the patient.
A Tallahassee chiropractor will then do a neck adjustment (also called cervical manipulation) by hand to the neck joints. This adjustment can restore range-of-motion and improve the spine’s mobility. It may also augment movement in the adjoining muscles. This process typically allows patients to tilt and turn their head much better, and reduces soreness, pain, and stiffness.
Contact a Tallahassee chiropractic doctor at your earliest convenience if you are suffering from pain related to a neck or back injury.