Category: neck injury

Is Neck Cracking a Problem?

You have probably experienced the occasional neck crack or pop, but does that indicate a more serious health issue?  In general no, infrequent cracking does not necessarily mean that you should visit your chiropractor, but there are a few things that could indicate a more serious problem. Crepitus refers to sensations or noises experienced during …

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Basketball and Chiropractors

While you are watching basketball this month remember that your chiropractor can help with sports related health!  The benefits of regular chiropractic work can be shown in the way it helps pro sports teams, both in addressing injuries and preventative maintenance.  The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress reported how pro-basketball performance was enhanced, including both endurance …

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Car Accidents and Chiropractors

Did you know that car crashes are the number one cause of injury in the United States?  Injuries can occur even in collisions under 5 miles per hour, so “minor” incidents can have long term consequences, not just for your health.  Sometimes accidents leave you struggling with lengthy legal issues, especially if you don’t take …

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Winter Weather and Whiplash

The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with family and to reflect on everything we have to be grateful for.  Watching the snow fall is beautiful, but the weather outside can be frightening too!  Almost one hundred million Americans will be traveling this holiday season and one patch of ice or a moment of …

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St. Louis, Sports, and Chiropractors!

St. Louis is a city of sports.  We follow baseball with enthusiasm, hockey with energy, and who needs a football team anyway.  We have softball leagues through work and football at family gatherings.  We like to play.  Here at North County Pain Relief, we want to be on your team! Everyone in our office wants …

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How do I know if I have Whiplash?

When you think of whiplash you probably think of a car accident. That is one of the most well known causes of whiplash. Whiplash can occur at other times, like during sports, or more rarely, during a fall. Whiplash occurs when the neck is jerked back and forth, stretching or tearing the muscles and tendons …

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Office Ergonomics

  Americans work a lot.  We tend to work longer days, take less vacation time off, and retire later than most of the rest of the world.  If you spend so much time at work you should make sure that your work environment is as healthy and body friendly as possible.  Read our “Tips for …

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Springtime Aches and Pains

It is spring, and garden season is upon us.  Flowers are beginning to bloom, grass is growing quickly, and people are spending more time outside, mowing lawns, weeding and planting.  If you have been relatively sedentary all winter be careful that you don’t overdo your springtime activities without warming up your body. Before you get …

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Factors that Affect the Severity of Whiplash

There are many different factors that can affect the severity of a whiplash injury.  Whiplash describes damage to both the soft tissues and the bone structures of the neck.  If you have been in an auto accident you need to visit a doctor.  North Country Pain Relief Center can help with transportation if your vehicle …

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What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is the most common injury that people suffer from in car accidents.  It can occur in high speed collisions as well as very low speed accidents.  Whiplash develops when the head is whipped back and snaps forward very quickly.  The severity of the injury depends on many different factors and sometimes symptoms don’t show …

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