Recent Patient Asks me, Dr, Timothy Harcourt, "My Whole Arm Hurts and Is Numb Since the Car Accident, Is That Normal?"
Apr 5, 2019, 10:53 AM
Pain into the arm combined with numbness especially if contiguous from the neck into the fingers strongly suggests cervical nerve irritation and/or compression. What can cause the nerves coming out of your neck to get irritated and/or compressed? The accident can over-stretch and damage the nerve/s simply from the whipping action from the head going back and forth at an extremely high rate of speed. Nerve compression can occur with pre-existing degenerative change prior to the accident and then the nerve/s can be compressed or potentiated by the accident more than what would have happened without the pre-existing degenerative change. Additionally, trauma to the disc between the vertebra can herniate and compress the nerve. The short answer is pain and numbness into the arms or legs extended to the fingers or toes can be a very serious problem requiring immediate evaluation and attention.
A Patient Recently asked me, "When I Roll Over on My Shoulder at Night It Wakes Me Up, What Does It Mean Dr. Harcourt?
Mar 28, 2019, 4:46 PM
Shoulder irritation is magnified at night especially when pressure is applied to the joint and tendons over a period of time without significant movement. Specifically, rotator cuff tendons can get overstretched and irritated when sleeping on the affected shoulder. The key is to provide a natural treatment to stimulate healing so that when you sleep on that shoulder it does not get irritated and therefore no longer awakens you.
Mar 21, 2019, 6:03 PM
Muscles cross joints meaning that a tight muscle can impact many joints if stiff, tight, dehydrated, spastic, unequal in length, traumatized (car accident, sports injury, work injury) and others.
Mar 14, 2019, 7:41 PM
Direct primary contracts approved by the Florida legislature allows patients and Dr. Harcourt to make a contract for care regardless of presence or complete absence of insurance coverage. This is a great thing for residents of Florida because they can obtain a better deal for services with more flexibility and for doctors who are quite weary of ever decreasing reimbursement and increasing difficulty to get insurance carriers to pay the bill.
Mar 8, 2019, 10:39 AM
Graston Technique is a great way to stimulate injured soft tissue injury. Many try to minimize the disability that can occur from not properly treating a soft tissue injury. Usually they are the ones that have been contracted to cover such injuries. Of course they will minimize the impact on your life because it has no impact on their's until they get into and accident and come into see me. Its amazing how the whole story dramatically changes when it affects their life!! If you have a soft tissue injury you need help and quickly because the longer you wait the more chance scar tissue can develop in randomized fashion making it difficult to fix if not impossible in some instances.
Mar 5, 2019, 12:46 PM
Direct Primary Contracts allow us to offer you quality chiropractic care to include adjustments, high dosage laser, massage, Graston, Hemp Oil Ultrasound at a reduced cost for you.
The Very Best Coast Chiropractic Centers, Inc. Patients Ask Dr. Harcourt: "What is a board certified chiropractic orthopedist."
Mar 1, 2019, 6:06 PM
Why does board certification matter? If you are looking for a doctor that has gone above and beyond standard licensure requirements by taking rigorous coursework and testing by a certification body in a specialty then you are looking for a doctor who is board certified.
Dr. Harcourt Asks If You Are Tired of Pain or Anti-Inflammatory Medications Putting Your Future Health and Internal Organs at Risk?
Feb 28, 2019, 4:52 PM
Dr. Harcourt recommends a natural plant-based anti-inflammatory called Hemp Oil
Feb 27, 2019, 4:27 PM
Nerves which get inflamed can cause severe pain and numbness in the arms or legs. Many patients are told to live with it or take a medication such as gabapentin. What are the natural non-invasive treatments for neuropathy? Natural non-invasive inflammation-reducing treatments include hemp oil and high dosage laser.
Feb 15, 2019, 1:25 PM
"A streetcar traveling at a speed of 3 miles/hour will produce the same amount of damage and acceleration force as a compact car at 40 miles/hour." Foreman and Croft. Whiplash Injuries. Williams and Wilkins, 1988, p 63.
Meet Our Chiropractor
Dr. B. Timothy Harcourt, DC, FACO
Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist
Third generation Chiropractor from a family of Chiropractic and Medical Doctors
Graduated from the National College of Chiropractic
Board-Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist
Published in the most esteemed medical journal, the JMPT, and the Library of Congress.
Over 30 years practicing Chiropractic
Creator of the SONOMA Method
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