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Health Update: Whiplash

Whiplash âÂEUR” What is the Best Type of Treatment?

Whiplash usually occurs when the head is suddenly whipped or snapped due to a sudden jolt, usually involving a motor vehicle collision. However, it can also occur from a slip and fall injury. So the question on deck is, which of the health care services best addresses the injured whiplash patient?

This question was investigated in a published study titled, A symptomatic classification of whiplash injury and the implications for treatment (Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine 1999;21(1):22-25). The authors state conventional [medical] treatment utilized in whiplash care, “is disappointing.” The authorsâÂEURÂ(TM) reference a study that demonstrated chiropractic treatment benefited 26 of 28 patients with chronic whiplash syndrome. The objective of their study was to determine which type of chronic whiplash patient would benefit the most from chiropractic treatment. They separated patients into one of 3 groups: Group 1: patients with “neck pain radiating in a ‘coat hanger’ distribution, associated with restricted range of neck movement but with no neurological deficit”; Group 2: patients with “neurological symptoms, signs or both in association with neck pain and a restricted range of neck movement”; Group 3: patients who described “severe neck pain but all of whom had a full range of motion and no neurological symptoms or signs distributed over specific myotomes or dermatomes.” These patients also “described an unusual complex of symptoms,” including “blackouts, visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting and chest pain, along with a nondermatomal distribution of pain.”

The patients underwent an average of 19.3 adjustments over the course of 4.1 months (mean). The patients were then surveyed and their improvement was reported:

Group 1- 72% improved

Group 2- 94% improved

Group 3- 27% improved

These findings show the best chiropractic treatment results occur in patients with mechanical neck pain (group 1) and / or those with neurological losses (group 2). The exaggerated group (group 3) was the most challenging and, the only group where a small percentage worsened. The good news is, the number of cases that responded well to chiropractic treatment (groups 1 & 2) far out number those that donâÂEURÂ(TM)t (group 3). Hence, most patients with whiplash injuries should consider chiropractic as their first choice of health care provision.

If you, a loved one, or a friend is struggling with whiplash residuals from a motor vehicle collision, you can depend on receiving a multi-dimensional chiropractic assessment and therapeutic approach at this office. sincerely appreciate your confidence in choosing our office for your health care needs!




Get That Stomach Pain to Go Away by Justin Hoopes

A stomach ache is one of the most annoying things to deal with, especially when you have bigger things in life to worry about. So here lies the time old question “How do I cure my stomach ache fast and prevent it from coming back?” There are three different ways to treat that annoying ache in your stomach. Many people look to home remedies first, over-the-counter second, and then prevention last.

A few home remedies you can use are certain exercises. For example; try lying on your back with your feet higher than the rest of your body. Use a chair, pillows, or the couch to prop them up. After you are in this position put warm wash cloth on your stomach. The heat will help calm the cramping in your stomach.

You can also try certain herbs like: Peppermint Tea, Ginger Ale, Aloe Vera Juice, or Fennel Seed. These herbs act as an anti-parasitic to help with digestion. “

Saltine crackers are the most popular choice for an upset stomach. Most of the time a stomach Chiropractic ache is caused by too much acid in the stomach, and crackers help absorb these acids. Sipping on ice or warm water can also help water down acid build up in the stomach.

You will want to try to stay away from milk and other dairy products. They can sometimes make stomach problems worse by thickening up the stomach acid. You also want to steer clear of spicy foods, rich desserts, greasy foods, and energy drinks until your stomach gets better.

Over-the-counter drugs that will help with a stomach ache are Gas-ex, Pepto Bismol, and Zantac can help reduce stomach pains. These types of drugs relieve the pressure that gas can cause. They also can help cure other stomach related pains such as bloating, diarrhea, nausea, and heartburn. Be sure you don’t have an ulcer though. For these drug can tend to make stomach pain worse if it is an ulcer.

A good way to prevent stomach pain is to know what foods upset your stomach and those that don’t. Try to keep a log of the things that upset your stomach so you know what to stay away from. Many people with stomach issues tend to be lactose intolerant. If this is your case be sure you are staying away from cheese, milk, yogurt, ice cream, and milk chocolate. Over eating processed food can trigger a lot of stomach pains. Processed food is made up of high amounts of sodium, and non-soluble fiber which can be very harsh on your stomach.

Try taking into account that you may be stressed. Stress can cause stomach acid to build up and cause you pain. So stay clear of stress when possible. The main thing is to not think about your stomach so much and you body will kick in to prevent a stomach ache as much as it can.

But eating the right foods, using the correct over-the-counter drugs, and preventing a stomach ache will ensure you to have a pain free life, and will allow you to focus on the more important things.