February 27, 2017

The Truth About Concussions from a Tallahassee Chiropractor

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Many people have heard about concussions or know someone who has suffered one, but very few people truly understand what a concussion is and what impact it can have on someone. Many Tallahassee chiropractic offices see concussion cases so it is important that people have at least a working understanding of what this injury is and what it does to the brain and body:

A concussion is the mildest form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that a person can get. It is generally caused by a bump, blow, or jolt that is sustained to the head, such as is seen in contact sports like football, boxing, and wresting. A concussion sometimes results from violent movement or jarring to the head such as with bad whiplash during a car accident. People who get a concussion usually make a full and quick recovery; however, there are cases where the symptoms can last for days or weeks. Common symptoms of this type of injury include loss of memory, trouble concentrating, confusion, difficulty seeing, and other mental impairments.

Studies have also shown that people who sustain a concussion are more likely susceptible to future concussions with future head injuries. The reason for this is not fully understood but it is believed to be due to the nature of the brain and that while a damaged area can heal nd repair it will be weakened compare to the rest of the brain and will be more easily damaged in the future.

The most common causes of concussions are sports injuries, bicycle accidents, car accidents, and falls, and once someone has suffered such an event future injuries of the same are likely to cause worse concussions; this is why repeat injuries from sports like football, hockey, soccer or wrestling are so dangerous because each future concussion damaged the brain further and makes recovery harder.

At least 25% of people who end up with a concussion get assessed by medical personnel. This is potentially very dangerous as a bad head injury can have lasting effects and if further injury happened before full recovery is achieved the damage can be compounded. Think of it like breaking your arm then taking a fall again before it is fully healed- the arm would likely break even worse and you would suffer even more damage to the arm. The same sort of thing happens with repeat concussions. Should you suffer from a suspected concussion, seek out professional treatment right away.

February 24, 2017

What Will You Do?

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February 22, 2017

How a Tallahassee Chiropractic Office Helps Auto Accident Injury Sufferers

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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.

February 5, 2017

Tallahassee Chiropractors, Dr. Dennis Fiorini and Dr. Atkinson Helps Accident Victims with Pain Relief

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Dr. Fiorini and Dr. Atkinson are proud to offer chiropractic services to accident victims suffering from whiplash and other musculoskeletal problems.
Dr. Fiorini is certified in Motor Vehicle Crash Forensic Risk Analysis, and thus knows what he is doing about trauma from road accidents, particularly the kind of low speed crashes that cause soft tissue injury and skeletal misalignment – the very things chiropractors are good at resolving. This Tallahassee chiropractor has the experience needed to relieve pain and speed recovery.

Chiropractic care helps the body heal itself by removing obstacles to healing. Good chiropractors know that too much rest after an accident can actually slow healing – as well as increasing anxiety and sometimes simply not being possible for financial or other reasons. Qualified chiropractors will not prescribe drugs (although chiropractic care and medication can be combined to good results), and will help you reduce your dependence on medication, resulting in fewer side effects and less risk of dependence.

Fiorini Chiropractic Center uses only proven, state-of-the-art techniques to resolve issues caused by crashes. They also have the experience to help fill out insurance paperwork and take proper records to help with settlements and court cases. Their goal is for each patient to achieve full recovery and optimum health, and they use a combination of techniques to achieve this as quickly as is safely possible.

Patients who have been in a low speed accident should contact a chiropractor right away, even if they have no immediate symptoms – symptoms can sometimes take days to develop. They should call Fiorini Chiropractic Center to schedule a consultation to find out what is going on – and how gentle, natural chiropractic care can help them.

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
Email: info@fiorinichiropractic.com
Website: http://www.fiorinichiropractic.com

February 1, 2017

Discover Car Accident Pain Relief with Tallahassee Chiropractor

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So, you were in a car accident and now you ache all over, especially in your neck. Your doctor tells you to take some pills and rest, but the pills fog your brain and you can’t take any more time off work.

Your best option is Tallahassee chiropractic care. Chiropractors are the acknowledged gatekeepers for spinal pain, including whiplash (which traditional medicine does not do well at treating). They can also be good at resolving joint and extremity pain caused by musculoskeletal trauma. When you are in a car accident, everything gets thrown around, especially your head.

A good chiropractor can put everything back into alignment and encourage your body to heal itself, allowing you to reduce or even set aside those mind-fogging pills. Chiropractors also try to avoid prescribing extended periods of rest, which are often counterproductive. A good chiropractor will also keep all of the records you need for your insurance claim or court case, helping make sure you get properly reimbursed.

They will do a proper exam to establish the cause of your pain and will do their best to resolve it. This may even include low grade pain you had before the accident but never noticed – chiropractic care is not just about recovery from injury but about establishing and maintaining optimum wellness.
So, a good chiropractor will help you rapidly return to the pain-free existence you had before the crash, without a lot of drugs, surgery, or bed rest. They can also help you go past that to a new state of wellness. If you have been in a traffic accident, you should immediately contact a Tallahassee chiropractor to schedule an initial consultation. They will help you with a personalized plan of care to restore you to health and mobility as quickly as possible.