So, you think a 5 mph accident where your car has no damage "couldn't hurt anyone?" You think people in low speed collisions are just trying to, "get paid" by an insurance company? How do you think your grandmother, or friend that has a bad neck, or husband that has had a cervical spine fusion where they bolt the bones together would do on this simulator? It's only 5 miles per hour...
There are numerous research studies that show "low speed" collisions cause injury. This is considered low speed, and would not even cause damage to your bumper! Your car would look like nothing happened, but your body could have sustained severe and serious injury.
This is why I work with people that have been in car accidents, and why I use cutting edge diagnostics and scientific literature to help me support people to make the best possible recovery.
Motor vehicle collisions (MVC) have been research for years, and the mechanisms causing damage to the tissues of the spine are well understood. Many people can suffer with chronic pain for a lifetime after a whiplash injury, but why is that? Patients routinely tell me that "my x-rays and MRI are negative but I still hurt." Well, there is a reason for persistent pain after a MVC, and it is the spinal ligaments. During a whiplash injury the most commonly injured tissues are the facet joint ligaments and spinal discs. When damaged ligaments of the spine are permanently changed, and in many cases torn which causes them to lengthen, resulting in ligament laxity and joint looseness. Joint looseness is considered a very big problem when it is excessive. If your vertebrae slide or bend when you move your neck more than they are supposed to, then you have a significant problem that is some cases has to be stabilized through surgical fusion. I know that sounds extreme, but in the spine you can't reattach ligaments and stabilize the spine, the anatomy just will not allow it, so you end up with one option... fusion surgery.
If you are in a car wreck, there are a few things that you need to have done:
Whatever you do, make sure that your condition is not minimized by ER or you primary care physicians. These doctors are not spinal injury specialists, just as I am not an ER physician. Get your spinal ligaments checked if you are in a car wreck. If you have questions and are looking for a provider to help you, let me know, I may be able to help you find someone.
Dr. Shook is a spinal ligament injury specialist practicing in Hickory, NC. His office is Hickory Spine, and he can be reached at (828) 324-0800.
6/27/2014 0 Comments
Hickory, NC Chiropractic Physician Shares New Research On A New Treatment for Back Pain - Spinal Decompression Therapy
Significant analgesic action and an improvement to spinal mobility were observed. Significantly better results were obtained in Group I where the patients had been treated with the use of lumbar traction."1
In our clinic we have two spinal decompression tables that have proven to be one of the most effective non-drug and non-surgical treatment options for lower back and neck pain that we have ever seen. If you have back pain, a disc herniation, spinal stenosis, spinal arthritis, a slipped disc, scoliosis, or a degenerative disc condition we may be able to help you with this new technology.
Dr. Shook created a DVD on spinal decompression therapy that you can watch online if you are interested in learning more. To get access to the presentation all you need to do is enter your email in the form below and we will send you a link where you can view the presentation. If you have any questions do not hesitate to give us a call. (828) 324-0800. You can also visit us online at www.hickoryspine.com
Pingot J, Pingot M, Łabecka M, Woldańska-Okońska M., Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2014 May;36(215):330-5. The use of Saunders lumbar traction in physiotherapy of patients with chronic lower back pain. Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2014 May;36(215):330-5.The use of Saunders lumbar traction in physiotherapy of patients with chronic lower back pain.
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New technology is proving to be an effective non-surgical and non-drug treatment for many disc herniations, bulging discs, slipped discs, sciatica, pinched nerves and degenerative discs. What is this technology you ask?
Well, there are actually three:
We offer all three of these leading edge therapies in our clinic, and we have close to 30 video testimonials from real patients that have benefited from these gentle, effective, cutting edge treatments.
Watch the video testimonials below to hear about these results for yourself. We are dedicated to bringing you the latest technology at our chiropractic clinic in Hickory, NC.
If you would like to know if treatment in our office may be able to help you, give us a call at (828) 324-0800, we would love to hear from you. You can also learn more at Hickory Spine.
5/9/2014 0 Comments
Chiropractor Hickory NC Auto Accident Whiplash Specialist Doctor - Patient Testimonials
Chiropractor in Hickory NC Answers the Question, "Can Neck Pinched Nerve Cause Hand Numbness?" He is a Chiropractor Hickory NC 28601
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Dr. Brad Shook focuses his practice on the treatment of spinal injures, pain and automobile collision trauma.
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