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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Auto Injury

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common symptom after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Remond Weinberg sees often in our Atlanta, GA office. Let's look at why thoracic outlet syndrome is commonly experienced after a car crash and see how chiropractic care can help you recover.

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These vessels don't have a lot of space, so they travel underneath and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a collision, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which limits motion and puts pressure on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the wrist. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Atlanta, GA Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Remond Weinberg will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.

You don't have to suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome. Dr. Remond Weinberg is conveniently located in Atlanta, GA to help you heal, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. Dr. Remond Weinberg will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Call us today at (770) 434-8976 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

 

Back Pain and Car Crashes

Back Pain is a common condition after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Remond Weinberg sees often in our Atlanta, GA office. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for back pain symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes back pain and why chiropractic works.

During a rear-end auto collision, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your body. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curve of your spine, the car seat can put inconsistent force on your back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential movement can sprain or strain the structures that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Thankfully, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

You don't have to suffer from back pain. Dr. Remond Weinberg is conveniently located in Atlanta, GA to help you recover, whether you've been in an auto collision or not. Dr. Remond Weinberg will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (770) 434-8976 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Shoulder Pain and Car Accidents

Shoulder Pain is a common symptom after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Remond Weinberg sees often in our Atlanta, GA office. Chiropractic care can be very helpful for shoulder pain symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes shoulder pain and why chiropractic works.

There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a crash: by direct injury to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.

Direct trauma can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard surface in the car during the crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end impact. With this type of injury, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the crash.

More commonly, Dr. Remond Weinberg finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured muscles or ligaments in your spine can tweak nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated many types of shoulder problems in our Atlanta, GA office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Dr. Remond Weinberg has been helping patients in Atlanta, GA since 1984, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Call us today at (770) 434-8976 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

 

Chiropractic Provides Asthma Relief

Atlanta, GA asthma care with chiropracticAsthma is a significant issue for many people in Atlanta, GA and for a society as a whole, since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that this problem currently affects almost 19 million adults and 7 million children in the United States. A full-blown asthma attack likely means a hospital visit. Thankfully, Dr. Remond Weinberg has helped many people in Atlanta, GA get relief from asthma symptoms.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Asthma

The scientific research verifies what we see in our practice. For instance, a paper published in Clinical and Experimental Allergy evaluated 31 adult asthma patients after receiving four weeks of chiropractic treatments. The authors reported that the individuals who received chiropractic adjustments had a 34% decrease in asthma symptoms.

The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics published another asthma-based study, except this one involved children. In this report, the 36 kids ranged from 6 to 17 years in age and their asthma was considered either mild or moderate in severity.

After 12 weeks of chiropractic, as a whole, the children reported a higher quality of life and a decreased level of severity. As a bonus, they also reported that they depended less on their bronchodilator and these positive effects were still being demonstrated one year after chiropractic care was finished.

We Can Help People Find Relief From Asthma

So, whether you're 9 or 90, if you have asthma attacks, be sure to contact Dr. Remond Weinberg in Atlanta, GA and make an appointment today. We'll do what we can to help you breathe easier!

Resources

  • Asthma. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Bronfort G et al. (2001, July-August). Chronic pediatric asthma and spinal manipulation: a prospective clinical series and randomized clinical pilot study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics;24(6):369-77
  • Nielsen N et al. (1995, January). Chronic asthma and chiropractic spinal manipulation: a randomized clinical trial. Clinical and Experimental Allergy;25(1):80-8
 

Is Chiropractic Safe?

Atlanta, GA Chiropractic for familiesWe see a large number of patients in our Atlanta, GA office, and Dr. Remond Weinberg has helped countless people eliminate a wide array of health challenges. However, a frequent worry that seems to prevent a lot of men and women from seeking treatment is whether or not chiropractic adjustments are safe. Well, according to three different studies (out of quite a few on the topic), the answer to this question is a resounding: "Yes! Chiropractic is safe!"

Australian Study: Chiropractic is Safe

The first research paper(1) was published in Spine and included 183 adults. Each test subject reported affected by spinal pain, and half of the individuals received real chiropractic care whereas the other half received two sham chiropractic treatment sessions. Information was collected after each real or fake adjustment to see if any unpleasant side effects were caused by the actual chiropractic treatments.

The doctors reported that no one reported any serious adverse adverse reactions in any way after receiving one or two sessions of chiropractic. Some individuals did report that they had a headache (9 percent) or muscle stiffness (37%) post-treatment, but the effects were not serious.

Nationwide Survey Finds that Chiropractic is Safe

The second study(2), also released in the distinguished journal, Spine, was performed in an attempt to determine the safety of chiropractic care. The test group was much larger -- 20,000 people. Each participant received chiropractic adjustments of the neck, with over 50,000 total adjustments for all patients.

Again, the experts found no serious negative side effects. The authors determined the risk of total negative effects to be approximately 6 out of every 10,000 consultations or every 100,000 treatment sessions. Plus, just as with the first study, some volunteers did report non-serious, milder, side effects such as dizziness (about 1.6%) or a headache (4 out of every 100), and this prompted the authors to determine that "the risk of a serious adverse event, immediately or up to 7 days after treatment, was low to very low."

Chiropractic Is Safe for Kids

This third study(3) is unique from the first two reports, as it focuses on the safety of chiropractic care for children. In this case, the authors analyzed data reported by both chiropractors and parents involving 816 children who participated in 7,173 chiropractic adjustments.

Out of 5,438 chiropractic visits made for the young ones, chiropractors answering the survey documented only three cases where there were adverse effects. When parents were surveyed, they indicated only two adverse side effects out of 1,735 visits. Furthermore, both chiropractors and parents reported "a high rate of improvement with respect to the children's presenting complaints."

Based on studies like these, chiropractic care has been deemed safe and effective for everyone. To discover what chiropractic care can do for you, call our Atlanta, GA office and make an appointment today at (770) 434-8976.

References

  1. Walker BF, Hebert JJ, Stomski NJ, Clarke BR, Bowden RS, Losco B, French SD. Outcomes of usual chiropractic. The OUCH randomized controlled trial of adverse events. Spine 2013;38(20):1723-9.
  2. Thiel HW1, Bolton JE, Docherty S, Portlock JC. Safety of chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine: a prospective national survey. Spine 2007;32(21):2375-8.
  3. Alcantara J, Ohm J, Kunz D. The safety and effectiveness of pediatric chiropractic: a survey of chiropractors and parents in a practice-based research network. Explore NY 2009;5(5): 290-5.