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Can Chiropractic Help After A Car Accident?

How Chiropractors can Help you after a Car Accident

If you have recently been in a car accident, it is important to act quickly. While you may feel perfectly fine right now, chances are you have some injuries and will start feeling the pain in a few days. The recommendation is make an appointment with your chiropractor or other medical professional to determine what type of injuries you may have sustained. They will use a series of tests to figure out what injuries you have and decide on the right treatment options. Injuries range from whiplash to back pain, and many symptoms of these can take weeks to manifest. That is why it is recommended you seek out someone right away to prevent from further issues down the road, and to address what you may be currently experiencing.
Common Car Accident Injuries
There are a wide range of injuries that can occur after a car accident. The types of injuries that occur often depend on the severity of the crash. But even a minor fender bender has the potential to cause injuries. Remember they might not show up right away, so you need to go to the doctor or emergency room to get x-rays and make sure you didn’t have internal injuries. Some common injuries following a car accident including upper and lower back injuries, damage to your skeletal system, whiplash, fractures and neck or spine injuries.
Reasons to See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident
There are many reasons you should see a chiropractor after you have been in a car accident: to reduce pain, improve mobility, restore proper joint function, and prevent further damage. The first reason is to reduce the pain you’re experiencing. You are not only reducing […]

Is Chiropractic Care Safe

Is Chiropractic Care Safe?

Whether it is a short-term injury or a long-term medical condition, you want to reduce the pain and inflammation of a particular body part. With so many medication allergies coming to light and side effects of them, many are turning more and more to the alternative treatments such as acupuncture and chiropractic care. But is it safe? Here is what you’ll want to know before making your chiropractic appointment.
Generalized Appeal and Safety of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care has been deemed safe for quite a while, with studies in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in March of 2004 showing it even more effective than a more traditional medical procedure for low-back pain sufferers. This is just one example of the effectiveness and the safety of the procedure. According to the American Chiropractic Association, it is one of the safest non-invasive therapies that is also drug free. Chiropractic care is deemed safe and used for a wide variety of conditions such as:

Back pain
Arm or leg joint pain
Neck pain
Headaches
TMJ issues
Neuromuscular issues

As well as some other conditions such as fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. While spinal manipulation works to get the body back in alignment, soft tissue work on the knotted muscles and tissues helps in conditions like fibromyalgia.
Neck Manipulations
Of all the treatments patients worry about the most it is neck manipulations. They fear lasting injuries and generally tense up at this part of the alignment process. However, the rarity of injury from this procedure is only 1 in 5.85 million neck manipulations. This means that you are more likely to get into a serious car accident on the way to the chiropractic clinic than you are at risk for a serious injury from a neck […]

Facet Syndrome Treatment and Diagnosis

Our Chiropractors Discuss Treatment and Diagnosis of Facet Syndrome
This week’s discussion deals with facet syndrome. Facet syndrome is one of the most common causes of pain originating from the spine. In order to understand facet syndrome we must first start by defining what facet syndrome is by looking at the anatomy of a typical spinal vertebrae.

The facets are on the posterior section of the vertebral body and are made up of two articulating surfaces the inferior articular process and the superior articular process. The facet joint is formed when the superior portion of a lower vertebral body meets the inferior portion of the vertebral body above it.  The facet joint is further held together a capsule of ligaments forming a joint commonly known as the zygapophyseal joint (z-joint). When these joints are jammed together from either injury, inflammation, or degeneration we get the facet syndrome. Causes of this jamming could lead from trauma, excessive weight, decreased disc height, and an increased lumbar curvature. Degenerative changes and bad posture caused by muscle imbalance is the leading reason why people develop facet syndrome.
 Signs and Symptoms of Facet Syndrome

Common symptoms of facet syndrome is neck pain and low back pain that hurts more during rest, extension, or is relieved with motion. The neck pain will be aggravated by extension, rotation and repetitive movements. Low back pain is aggravated by extension, rotation, prolonged sitting and repetitive movements. Most patients describe facet pain as sharp and in a well-defined area, normally feels superficial and one sided.

People also report that they have diffuse morning stiffness. As we can see the signs and symptoms of facet syndrome is every similar to those of a herniated disc. This is why it’s so […]

Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction

Sacroiliac joint pain and dysfunction

One of the most common causes of low back pain is dysfunction of the Sacroiliac joint (also knows as the SI joint). The sacroiliac joint is one of the largest joints in the body, and is an articulation of the sacrum and the iliac bone (a portion of the pelvis). This bone can become restricted in several ways such as acute trauma, repetitive motion, pregnancy, or poor posture.

When this joint becomes restricted it causes inflammation in the joint, which can cause a very sharp pain directly over the area. Due to the muscle attachments in the area, inflammation in the joint may also cause low back pain, hip pain, or even radiating pain in the leg.  Any condition or injury to the leg that causes an altered stride can also affect the joint. For example an ankle injury can cause someone to alter the weight they put on that leg. This can cause more pressure on the opposite SI joint, rotation of the pelvis, or a functionally short leg. If the joint has suffered chronic restriction and inflammation this area can degenerate rapidly causing chronic low back pain that can cause an altered gate pattern or limp.
Treatment of Sacroiliac Joint Pain
At Mountain View Pain Center we can resolve this area quickly combining our chiropractic and physical therapy treatments. Our doctors will determine what has caused this dysfunction and develop a treatment plan that best suits you for quick and effective results. With our state of the art equipment we can remove the inflammation from the joint as well as decrease pain. This will allow the doctor to remove scar tissue and adhesions from the joint as well as restore full range of motion […]

Centennial Chiropractor | Concussion Screening

Concussion screening
Centennial Chiropractors Do Concussion Screeings For Athletes
Centennial Chiropractors | Concussion screening is a new and effective way to aid in the early and more accurate detect of concussions. At Mountain View Pain Center we are now offering a pre and post-concussion screenings for 50% off for all student athletes. The pre concussion screening with our state of the art technology the Biodex Concussion Management program, allows us to take a baseline level of each individual athlete.
Biodex Concussion Screening
This baseline gives us a map of the athlete’s sensory system. Research has shown that there is strong evidence demonstrating the impact of balance deficits of functional performance and increased risk of reinjury. In the case an athlete needs to return after an injury, the Biodex will give us a read out demonstrating their new scores versus their old, which gives your doctor a more accurate diagnosis of a concussion and gives us a timeline of when it is safe for your child to return. With two offices Centennial and Aurora we have a testing center close to you. Please feel free to contact us.

Denver Chiropractors – on Fox 31 Denver

Denver Chiropractors – On Fox 31 Denver
Talking About How your posture is causing you headaches and back pain.
Denver Chiropractors at Mountain View Pain Center know the dangers  of bad posture. Bad posture can easily develop into ‘common day’ problems such as neck pain, headaches, and pain between your shoulder blades. At our two locations in Aurora, CO and Centennial, CO we can help relieve the cause of your symptoms though chiropractic care and physical therapy. The most common reason people develop postural issues such as forward head posture is over working the flexor muscles of the chest and neck. Dr. McNally, Dr. Erhuy, and Dr. Woods can tell when you have this condition and know the necessary steps to correct your symptoms once and for all.

If you live in the Centennial, Parker, Aurora, Highlands Ranch, or Denver Tech Center, please visit or contact one of our Chiropractic offices today.

Chiropractic Care FAQ’s

Chiropractic Care Question’s and Answers
 

At Mountain View Pain Center we get asked a lot of questions about Chiropractic care and today we are going to answer some of them.
Can a Chiropractor help me?
Chiropractors specialize in musculoskeletal issues ranging from low back pain, neck pain, ankle pain, wrist pain, and many other ailments affecting any of the joints in the body or related to the spine. To put it as simply as possible Chiropractors deal with muscles, nerves, and bones.  This means that Chiropractors have a vast knowledge of the whole body and can help you with your pain, posture, range of motion, or overall function of the body.
What is the spinal manipulation/adjustment and why would I need one?
Chiropractors use spinal manipulations to remove fixations in the spine and to free the nerve that could be impinged by the bone.  This impingement can cause a number of problems such as pain, swelling, numbness, tingling, and radiating pain.  This means that when you’re having ankle pain for example the Chiropractor will look at your ankle, knee and low back to make sure there is no fixations in any of the joints.
Is Chiropractic safe and is it going to hurt?
This is one the most popular questions we get asked. Yes, Chiropractic is safe there have been a number of research papers done on Chiropractic, its effectiveness and safety of receiving chiropractic treatment.  One of the most recent research article done was in the Spine Journal which stated that Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a safe and effective way to receive alternative treatment for musculoskeletal conditions. Spinal manipulations if perform by a licensed professional do not hurt they actually feel great!!!!
I heard that once you go to a Chiropractor […]

Centennial Chiropractors Answer FAQs: Auto Injuries

Centennial Chiropractors Answer FAQs: Auto Injuries Centennial Chiropractors of Mountain View Pain Center Answer FAQ’s related to Auto Accident Injuries. Who will pay for my medical bills? In the State of Colorado, treatment for all injuries suffered in an auto accident is paid for by your “med-pay”, and unless you specifically wave this coverage on your insurance policy, you automatically have a minimum coverage of $5,000, meaning in most cases you will have no out of pocket costs. If your medical costs exceed $5,000, depending on your policy, you still may be completely covered. Also, if you have a lawyer that you’re working with, we can work with you on a lien basis. This means we will wait for your case to settle to get paid.