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Internal Organ Damage Injury Medical Chiropractic Rehabilitation

  Internal injuries occur under the skin and muscle tissues. Internal organ damage occurs when an organ's structure becomes altered or begins to malfunction and can be brought on by trauma or disease. Sympathetic nerves send and receive messages, including pain signals, from the brain through the spinal cord. Chiropractors understand the spine and internal organ connection. For example, the splanchnic nerves connect to the stomach, originating between thoracic vertebra six and ten. Internal Organ Damage Blunt Trauma Blunt trauma/Non-penetrating trauma happens when a forceful impact strikes the body. A car accident, hard fall, or getting hit by a dull object qualifies as blunt trauma. Blunt trauma can rupture the blood vessels and organs. Organs most likely to experience damage include the spleen and liver. Penetrating Trauma Penetrating trauma happens when an object enters the body. The object can bruise, slice, and pierce organs. Internal bleeding can occur if blood vessels are

Children's Postural Health Chiropractic Functional Medicine Clinic

  Practicing improper/unhealthy postures throughout the day can severely fatigue the mind and body. Children's postural health is vital to their overall health and energy levels to perform tasks, school work, and play . An unhealthy posture causes the body to lose its ability to dissipate forces evenly and correctly. Symptoms like soreness, pain, tightness, and irritability can begin to present, which is the body's way of letting the individual know something is off. When the body is in proper alignment, the spine disperses body weight correctly and efficiently. Chiropractic adjustments can effectively counter the unhealthy posture effects, and simple postural exercises can strengthen the body, increasing healthy posture habits. Children's Posture Health Healthy posture is more than simply sitting and standing up straight. It is how the body is positioned, meaning the head, spine, and shoulders, and how it moves unconsciously like a walking gait . An uneven gait or awkward

Wrestling Injuries Sports Chiropractic Rehabilitation Team

  Wrestling is a sport that requires speed, strength, and endurance that involves intense physical contact, pushing and pulling the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints to their limits. Wrestlers' are constantly contorting their bodies. Pushing the body to its limits increases the risk of developing wrestling injuries that include: Sprains Bruising Dislocations Fractures Concussions Skin infections Wrestling Injuries The most common injuries usually occur from forceful contact or twisting forces. And if a wrestler has been injured, there is an increase for re-injury. Wrestling tournaments typically take place over days, often with back-to-back matches, which significantly fatigues the body and increases injury risk. The most common wrestling injuries include: Muscle strains of the lower extremities and/or the back. Chronic problems can result from hours in the forward stance posture and repetitive motions. Trigger points. Neck injuries. Ligament knee injuries - Meniscus and MC

T-Bone Side Impact Automobile Collision Injuries: Injury Medical Chiropractic Clinic

  T-bone accidents/collisions, also known as side-impact or broadside collisions where the front end of one car slams into the side of another, can result in severe injuries and tend to have a more devastating effect on the body . Side impact collisions account for 24% of driver or passenger deaths; even at 30 mph, side-impacts regularly cause injuries to the occupants of the struck car. Modern vehicles have many safety features, including safety belt features , airbags, and collision avoidance systems that protect drivers and passengers from front and rear collisions; however, when it comes to side-impact, occupants tend to remain unprotected. T-Bone Side Collision Causes T-bone accidents usually happen at intersections. Usual Causes of T-bone accidents involve someone failing to yield the right of way. The most common causes include: A driver makes a risky left turn at an intersection, believing the other car/s will stop. A driver decides to run a red light crashing into a vehicle m

Injury Medical Function Restoration Chiropractor: Sciatic Nerve

  The sciatic nerve is the longest in the body and is the central nerve in the leg. A critical nerve that comes off the spine runs through the pelvis, into the buttocks, down the back of each thigh, and finally into the feet. It is a mixed nerve meaning it is made up of both motor/movement) and sensory/sensation fibers. The nerves merge with the spinal nerve roots before they enter the spinal cord, where the sensory information travels to and from the brain. If the nerve is inflamed, compressed, twisted, damaged, or injured, this can negatively affect the muscles' function, leading to chronic pain conditions. Injury Medical  Function Restoration Chiropractors will do precisely that for the sciatic nerve and the rest of the body.  Nerve Roots and Branches Different nerve roots make up the sciatic nerve, with two starting in the lower back and three at the bottom of the spine or sacrum. At the  knees, the nerve splits into two branches: The peroneal nerve runs from the knee's o

Cheerleading Conditioning: Chiropractic Adjustments and Strengthening

  Cheerleading and the physically intensive gymnastics and acrobatics put participants' body's/musculoskeletal systems at an increased risk of injury. A wrong move or falling at the wrong angle can cause permanent damage. Cheerleaders must follow a balanced diet and maintain physical fitness, strength, endurance, and flexibility to be successful cheerleaders. C heerleading conditioning builds the musculature and spinal strength to decrease the risk and prevent injury . Cheerleading Conditioning Cheerleaders must have a solid musculoskeletal system to ensure their safety and the safety of their squads . Workouts include cardio, strength training, and flexibility exercises. Warming Up Before any workout, the muscles need to be warmed up. Spend five minutes jumping rope, running in place, jogging on a treadmill, or doing any mild activity to raise the heart rate. After the muscles are warmed up, stretch all major muscle groups . Cardio Spend 30 minutes on cardiovascular exercise.

Whey Protein Powder Can Help With Musculoskeletal Health

  The body needs protein which is essential in building muscle, repairing tissue, producing enzymes and hormones and is a source of energy . Whey is a complete protein source that provides all the essential amino acids , vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that increase anabolism , also known as muscle growth . It is used for various reasons. Some individuals want to build muscle mass and gain strength, while others want to lose weight and achieve improved results from working out. Even individuals who don't exercise can benefit from the supplement as it supports immune function, helps reduce blood pressure, and improves insulin response. Whey Protein Whey protein is made from the liquid produced during the cheese-making process. Milk comprises two forms of protein: casein (80%) and whey (20%). It contains less than 0.5 g of fat and only 5 mg of cholesterol per serving. Pure whey does not contain any gluten. It is referred to as the most nutritious protein available. It's

Ankylosing Spondylitis Fatigue and Chiropractic Massage Therapy

  Fatigue Ankylosing Spondylitis : Fatigue is a significant complaint for individuals dealing with ankylosing spondylitis . Ankylosing spondylitis is chronic inflammation of the spine's joints that can cause them to become fused or locked up. The process can cause the spine to stiffen, limiting movement, reducing flexibility, and generating a severe hunched posture. Symptoms can include back pain, stiffness, and the inability to take a deep breath if the ribs are involved. Fatigue can have a variety of causes, but in ankylosing spondylitis, inflammation and cytokines play a significant role. The underlying cause of ankylosing spondylitis is still being researched, but it currently affects around 300,000 Americans. Fatigue Ankylosing Spondylitis Most individuals with ankylosing spondylitis experience pain in the lower back but can also feel pain in their hips  and neck , have abdominal pain , or experience problems with vision . Inflammatory back pain is usually strongest in the

Hydrating Foods To Help During A Heatwave: Injury Medical Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Clinic

  Medical experts advise that maintaining body hydration is one of the most important things to do in extreme heat. Individuals out in the heat lose electrolytes like sodium, potassium, and chloride and need added electrolytes to prevent cramping and excessive sweating that can strain the body. Dehydration can be dangerous, leading to heat exhaustion and possible heat stroke . If gulping water all day seems like a lot, remember that not all hydration must come from drinking water; there are hydrating foods that contain enough water that can be incorporated.  H2O The body needs  H20 to: Deliver nutrients to the cells Regulate body temperature Prevent infection Lubricate the joints Maintain organ function Help with mood Help with Sleep Help with Cognition Electrolytes Sweating is vital for maintaining body temperature, and electrolytes are essential in maintaining the body's homeostasis . Electrolytes help coordinate muscle contractions, heart function, and the conductivity of elec

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