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Cervical Acceleration - Deceleration - CAD

  Individuals who have suffered cervical acceleration-deceleration/CAD more commonly known as whiplash, can experience headaches, and other symptoms like neck stiffness, pain, fatigue, and shoulder/neck/back discomfort. Can non-surgical and conservative treatments help alleviate the symptoms? Cervical Acceleration - Deceleration or CAD Cervical acceleration-deceleration is the mechanism of a neck injury caused by a forceful back-and-forth neck motion. It happens most commonly in rear-end vehicle collisions when the head and neck whip forward and backward with intense acceleration and/or deceleration causing the neck to flex and/or extend rapidly, more than normally, straining and possibly tearing muscle tissues and nerves, ligaments, dislocation of spinal discs and herniations, and cervical bone fractures. For symptoms that do not improve or worsen after 2 to 3 weeks, see a healthcare provider or chiropractor for further evaluation and treatment. Whiplash injuries strain or sprain the

Peanut Butter Sandwich Alternatives

  For individuals with peanut allergies, can finding a peanut alternative be as satisfying as a real creamy or crunchy peanut butter sandwich? Peanut Butter Sandwich Alternatives For individuals who are unable to have a peanut butter sandwich due to an allergy, there are healthy satisfying alternatives. Tree nut butter, seed butter, and deli meats can all satisfy sandwich cravings and provide nutrition. Here are a few healthy, nutritious alternatives to try out: Sunflower Seed Butter and Jam, Jelly, or Preserves This butter is made from sunflower seeds. It is considered a safe alternative for individuals with peanut and tree nut allergies. ( Elana Lavine, Moshe Ben-Shoshan. 2015 ) Sunflower seed butter is a healthy source of vitamin E, iron, and fiber. ( U.S. Department of Agriculture: FoodData Central. ) It can be substituted for a PBJ with jam, jelly, and preserves. Ham and Cheese, Grainy Mustard on Rye Bread Getting ham and cheese from the deli can potentially have cross-contaminati

Q/Quadriceps Angle Knee Injuries In Women Athletes

  The Q or quadriceps angle is a measurement of pelvic width that is believed to contribute to the risk of sports injuries in women athletes. Can non-surgical therapies and exercises help rehabilitate injuries? Quadriceps Q - Angle Injuries The Q angle is the angle where the femur/upper leg bone meets the tibia/lower leg bone . It is measured by two intersecting lines: One from the center of the patella/kneecap to the anterior superior iliac spine of the pelvis. The other is from the patella to the tibial tubercle. On average the angle is three degrees higher in women than men. Average 17 degrees for women and 14 degrees for men. ( Ramada R Khasawneh, et al., 2019 ) Sports medicine experts have linked a wider pelvis to a larger Q-angle. ( Ramada R Khasawneh, et al., 2019 ) Women have biomechanical differences that include a wider pelvis, making it easier to give birth. However, this difference can contribute to knee injuries when playing sports, as an increased Q angle generates more s

What Not To Do With Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

  Temporomandibular joint disorder causes pain and jaw locking that can be worsened with certain activities. How individuals can manage and prevent flare-ups by learning what not to do to worsen the condition? What Not To Do Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Tenderness, aching, pain, and jaw locking are symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ. The temporomandibular joint connects the jaw to the skull. It is used daily for eating, drinking, and talking. It is a small disc in the joint that allows the jaw bones to slip and slide correctly. With TMJ, the disc shifts out of place, leading to clicking, snapping, and limited jaw movement. It can also cause pain in the jaw and face, neck pain, and headaches, and the muscles around the jaw and neck can become sore and/or go into spasm. Any type of activity that stresses or overworks the joint can trigger a flare-up and worsen TMJ symptoms. ( Schiffman E, et al. 2014 ) This article looks at avoiding activities that make TMJ worse and

Bananas and Stomach Pain: EP's Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Clinic

  Should individuals with existing gastrointestinal problems eat bananas? Bananas Bananas can be easy to digest and are often recommended for nausea and diarrhea, however, not everyone can tolerate them. ( MedlinePlus. 2021 ) Bananas are high in fructose, sorbitol, and soluble fiber, which makes them a common trigger for gastrointestinal problems. Additionally, individuals not used to eating a high-fiber diet may find it helpful to gradually increase fiber and drink more water to alleviate unpleasant symptoms. If there is a suspicion of intolerance, IBS, or malabsorption, it is recommended to speak with a healthcare provider for an evaluation. Bananas can make the stomach hurt due to : Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Cramping Gas Bloating Other gastrointestinal (GI) problems. Individuals can experience stomach discomfort if there is a fructose intolerance or a rare banana allergy. Stomach Pain Bananas are used to replenish potassium and other essential nutrients lost from vomiting or di

Throwing Sports Strength Training: El Paso's Sports Chiropractic Clinic

  Can weight and strength training increase speed and power in athletes that participate in throwing sports? Throwing Sports Top-throwing athletes have amazing arm speed. To succeed in throwing sports athletes need to be able to generate quick explosive power. This means the ability to propel the arm forward with substantial velocity for maximum object delivery like a baseball, javelin, hammer throw, shot put, discus, etc. Combined with sports technique training, throwing strength and power can be increased by training with weights. Here is a three-phase training plan to improve throwing performance. Full Body The arm provides only one part of the delivery process. The legs, core, shoulders, and general flexibility need to work cooperatively to exert maximum thrust and achieve maximum object speed. The natural ability to throw fast with power is largely determined by an individual's muscle type, joint structure, and biomechanics . ( Alexander E Weber, et al., 2014 ) Preparation Pr

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