Category: neck injury

Back Pain and Pregnancy

Pregnancy should be a time of joy and anticipation of the new arrival but unfortunately, for more than ⅔ of all women, pregnancy is full of discomfort and back pain.  And it’s no wonder―pregnancy increases your weight changing your center of gravity, causes fatigue, muscle strain, and hormonal changes, all of which can lead to …

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Slip and Fall Injuries

You don’t have to be Wile E. Coyote with his latest mail order from Acme to suffer a personal injury.  Falling over something left in the way, slipping on wet floors, tripping over an uneven sidewalk―these can all lead to serious injuries that require treatment.   Slips and falls can vary in severity and the …

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Why Visit a Chiropractor After a Car Accident

If you have been in an accident you have been through a traumatic experience.  You may still be in shock or may be dealing with the stressful aftermath.  In the hustle and bustle of insurance claims and auto repairs you might be tempted to put off medical treatment, especially if the injuries aren’t obvious. When …

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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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