Posts by Dr. Remond Weinberg

Atlanta, GA Neck Pain and Car Accidents

We work with many auto injury cases in our Atlanta, GA office, and a widespread symptom our patients report is neck pain. If you suffer from neck pain after a car crash, you're not alone. Dr. Remond Weinberg sees this type of condition very often in our Atlanta, GA office. Neck pain is a common symptom after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Remond Weinberg sees often in our Atlanta, GA office. What causes neck pain after a car crash? How can chiropractic care help? Why is neck pain such a common symptom after an auto collision? How can your chiropractor help you get better? Let's take a look at why neck pain is frequently experienced after an auto collision and see how your chiropractor can help you heal. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after an auto collision and see how chiropractic care can help. The key to recovering from neck pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for neck pain symptoms after a crash. Let's examine what causes neck pain and why chiropractic works. Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat neck pain. Let's look at how neck pain is caused by a crash and how Dr. Remond Weinberg can help you.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after a car crash. Even in a car crash, your head is rapidly thrown back and forth, so it's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom from this type of injury. The neck is subjected to very high forces during an auto injury, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low speed crash, your head is exposed to very rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a serious strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. The bones of your neck are held together with strong bands of tissue called ligaments, and these ligaments provide stability for your neck. These ligaments can be sprained during a car crash, just as the ligaments in your ankle can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.

When you experience a sprained ligament, the injured tissues gets inflamed and tender, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Chiropractic helps by increasing mobility in the injured region, which helps the tissues heal and helps minimize scar tissue.

Dr. Remond Weinberg Can Help People Find Relief From Neck Pain & Help You Recover Quicker

You don't have to suffer from neck pain. Dr. Remond Weinberg is conveniently located in Atlanta, GA to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're suffering from neck pain, Dr. Remond Weinberg is here to help. Dr. Remond Weinberg has been helping patients in Atlanta, GA since 1984, so we know what you're suffering from. We're here to help you, too. Let us help you recover from neck pain. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Next, we'll do a careful examination to figure out the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Dr. Remond Weinberg will determine what's causing your pain and then will work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (770) 434-8976 to make an appointment.

 

Headache and Car Accidents

If you are dealing with headache after a car accident, don't worry. Dr. Remond Weinberg sees this type of condition very often in our Atlanta, GA office. The key to recovering from headache caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.

There are many different types of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto injury, though, typically begins as tension or strain in the muscles of the cervical spine. In a collision, the neck muscles can be damaged, which causes inflammation and pain. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.

Another common cause of pain after a collision that we see in our Atlanta, GA office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is quite common after a crash, and it's important to get therapy for this type of problem to avoid the creation of scar tissue.

Chiropractic care is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those triggered by auto injuries. Your chiropractic doctor will help reduce the irritation and tension in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're experiencing headache, Dr. Remond Weinberg is here to help. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to figure out the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Call us today at (770) 434-8976 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment.

 

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.