What is Whiplash?Whiplash is an injury to the ligaments and tendons in the neck and head from a sudden sharp movement. More than 3 million people in America suffer from whiplash injury every year. Approximately 50% of these victims will suffer from chronic pain and about 10% of those people become permanently disabled as a result of their injuries.There are many symptoms associated with Whiplash that can include, but not limit to:HeadachesHeadaches are the second most frequently reported symptom...
Researchers recommend sleeping for 7-9 hours per night. Even small deficits can pose problems like decreased athleticism, diminished brain function, increased inflammation and a greater likelihood to get sick- sleeping only 6 hours per night makes you four times more likely to catch a cold when compared to sleeping 7 or more hours. Regular spinal adjustments can help you squeeze in those hours to make sure you sleep better through the night.Ideally, eat your last meal 3-4 hours before bedtime an...
Condition of the Month – (SLAP Tear)“The term “SLAP” stands for Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior and is used to describe a tear or detachment of the labrum that begins at the anchor site for the biceps and extends forward (anterior) and backward (posterior) from this point. A “SLAP tear”basically means that the labrum is being peeled away from the underlying bone.SLAP Tear Your shoulder is a “ball and socket” joint between the ball-shaped top of your upper arm bone(humerus) and the socket of y...
The first day of fall is almost here. If you plan on reaching for the tools to clean up your yards and gardens, be sure to these extra precautions to prevent injury.Stretch for 15 minutes prior to working to warm up the body.Bend at the knees, not the waist.Don’t twist your torso.Keep your piles small.Take frequent breaks.If you feel soreness or stiffness, call our office to schedule a check-up.At Coast Chiropractic Centers, Dr. Harcourt wants to help you move better so you can feel better...
8 Tips for More Restful SleepAlthough often ignored, sleep quality is one of the pillars of good health, along with exercise and nutrition. Adequate sleep is essential for physical, mental, and emotional health; but in today’s busy world, sleep often takes a backseat. Here are a few tips to help you rest more soundly.Make sleep a priority.
The United States is burdened by an opioid epidemic, resulting in escalating health care costs and long-term addictions. The FDA has recommended that doctors seek alternatives to prescribing opioids, including chiropractic spinal manipulation. Numerous papers have shown the clinical effectiveness of spinal manipulation for Low Back Pain,but now a new study has demonstrated that chiropractic care is a cost-effective tool to help combat the opioid epidemic.Click the picture below for a link to the...
9 Tips to Consider Before Buying a New Backpack This Upcoming School Year A trendy style backpack may be at the top of a students must-have list, but purchasers should look for other criteria as well. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, backpack-related injuries send an estimated 5,000 students per year to emergency rooms.
Your brain processes three different inputs to establish your sense of balance: your inner ear, your eyes, and tiny pressure sensors that line the inside of the joints of your upper neck. Each of these systems relays information to your brain about the position of your head and body. Dizziness or “vertigo” arises when one or more of these balance systems malfunctions and “confuses” your brain by sending incorrect information.When you lean your head sideways, the pressure sensors on that side of ...
Exercise of the Month – Low RowThe Low Row exercise targets the muscles in your mid to lower back. All you’ll need is an elastic exercise band and a doorknob to do this at home.Attach the center of an elastic exercise band to a doorknob or other sturdy object in front of you. Grasp one end of the band in each hand and with straight arms at your side,stretch the band backwards.
Upper Crossed SyndromeYour posture plays an important role in your overall health. Poor posture leads to chronic strain and discomfort. “Upper Crossed Syndrome” describes poor posture that results om excessive tightness in your shoulders and chest with weakness in your neck and mid-back.
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