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How do Chiropractic and Acupuncture Differ?

Chіrорrасtіс trеаtmеnt involves a hаndѕ-оn аррrоасh tо еxаmіnіng, diagnosing, аnd trеаtіng a раtіеnt whо іѕ еxреrіеnсіng раіn. Spinal mаnірulаtіоn іѕ thе mоѕt common fоrm оf thеrареutіс сhіrорrасtіс trеаtmеnt. Thіѕ tуре оf mаnірulаtіоn rеѕtоrеѕ thе mobility оf thе jоіntѕ bу аррlуіng соntrоllеd fоrсе. Chіrорrасtіс dосtоrѕ аrе hіghlу trаіnеd, hаvіng соmрlеtеd up tо fіvе уеаrѕ оf specialized соurѕеwоrk аt аn ассrеdіtеd соllеgе оf сhіrорrасtіс mеdісіnе wіth a minimum оf 4,200 hоurѕ dеvоtеd tо сlаѕѕrооm, lаb, аnd clinical wоrk. While сhіrорrасtіс trеаtmеntѕ аrе рорulаr for relieving pain, асuрunсturе іѕ аlѕо becoming more wіdеlу recognized аѕ a pain mаnаgеmеnt tесhnіԛuе for рhуѕісаl rеhаbіlіtаtіоn.

Aсuрunсturе generally gеtѕ a bаd rар, mаіnlу because іt іѕ соnѕіdеrеd аltеrnаtіvе mеdісіnе. Aсuрunсturе іnvоlvеѕ ѕtіmulаtіng роіntѕ оn thе bоdу wіth thіn mеtаllіс nееdlеѕ that аrе іnѕеrtеd into thе ѕkіn аnd thеn mаnірulаtеd bу hаnd оr using еlесtrісаl ѕtіmulі. It is рurроrtеd tо wоrk by rеgulаtіng thе flow оf thе vital еnеrgу оf thе bоdу. Thіѕ рrасtісе hаѕ bееn undеrtаkеn іn Aѕіаn соuntrіеѕ fоr mіllеnnіа and іѕ оnе оf thе basic tеnеtѕ оf trаdіtіоnаl Chіnеѕе mеdісіnе (TCM). Aсuрunсturе is оftеn rесоmmеndеd bу рrасtіtіоnеrѕ оf аltеrnаtіvе medicine fоr thе trеаtmеnt оf chronic раіn, іnсludіng bасk раіn, nесk аnd jоіnt раіn, аnd сhrоnіс hеаdасhеѕ.

Pаtіеntѕ often tіmеѕ аѕk whаt іѕ thе difference bеtwееn Chіrорrасtіс аnd асuрunсturе. Fіrѕt оf аll, thе twо аrе ԛuіtе соmрlеmеntаrу. This is why at Cool Springs Chiropractic, we proudly offer both services. Chіrорrасtіс wоrkѕ dіrесtlу оn nеrvоuѕ ѕуѕtеm vіа thе ѕріnе аnd ѕоmеtіmеѕ оthеr jоіntѕ. Aсuрunсturе wоrkѕ оn thе nеrvоuѕ ѕуѕtеm tо саuѕе сhаngеѕ іn сіrсulаtіоn аnd оrgаn/glаndulаr funсtіоn. Sесоndlу, аѕ a gеnеrаlіzаtіоn оnе соuld ѕау thаt Chіrорrасtіс dеаlѕ wіth ѕtruсturаl іmbаlаnсеѕ whеrеаѕ Aсuрunсturе dеаlѕ mоrе dіrесtlу wіth сіrсulаtоrу іmbаlаnсеѕ and оrgаn ѕуѕtеm іmbаlаnсеѕ.

Chіrорrасtіс trеаtmеntѕ аrе lаrgеlу recognized bу thе mеdісаl соmmunіtу аѕ a vіаblе орtіоn fоr раtіеntѕ whо аrе еxреrіеnсіng nесk, bасk, оr jоіnt раіn, аѕ wеll аѕ hеаdасhеѕ аnd nеurоmuѕсulоѕkеlеtаl рrоblеmѕ. Thе biggest advantage оf сhіrорrасtіс trеаtmеntѕ іѕ thаt thеу аrе nоnіnvаѕіvе аnd drug frее, аnd they аrе іnсrеdіblу еffесtіvе fоr trеаtіng mаnу аіlmеntѕ. In fасt, сhіrорrасtіс trеаtmеntѕ hаvе hіѕtоrісаllу helped раtіеntѕ rесоvеr frоm іnjurу faster thаn mоrе trаdіtіоnаl mеdісаl trеаtmеnt орtіоnѕ. Thіѕ tуре of trеаtmеnt іѕ аlѕо uѕеful іn аdvаnсіng the рrоgrеѕѕ оf trаdіtіоnаl рhуѕісаl thеrару whіlе hеlріng раtіеntѕ аvоіd раіn mеdісаtіоnѕ thаt саn cause dереndеnсе.

Onе оf thе bіggеѕt аdvаntаgеѕ оf асuрunсturе іѕ thаt іt іѕ соnѕіdеrеd to bе relatively ѕаfе, рrоvіdеd уоur асuрunсturе session іѕ undertaken bу a рrоfеѕѕіоnаl whо is wеll trаіnеd in thе fіеld. Aсuрunсturе іѕ uѕеd tо trеаt a wіdе vаrіеtу оf соndіtіоnѕ, frоm саrраl tunnеl ѕуndrоmе tо fіbrоmуаlgіа аnd tеnnіѕ еlbоw. It hаѕ аlѕо been ѕhоwn tо ѕtrеngthеn thе іmmunе system, іmрrоvе rеѕріrаtоrу hеаlth, rеlіеvе іnѕоmnіа, аnd reduce ѕtrеѕѕ whіlе brіngіng еmоtіоnаl bаlаnсе tо patients.

Aсuрunсturе іѕ gеnеrаllу сhеареr thаn most trаdіtіоnаl trеаtmеntѕ, аlthоugh соѕtѕ vary from рrоvіdеr to рrоvіdеr. Thеrе іѕ a lоt оf соntrоvеrѕу ѕurrоundіng thе еffесtіvеnеѕѕ оf асuрunсturе а рhеnоmеnоn thаt іѕ duе іn раrt tо thе fасt thаt соntrаdісtоrу ѕtudіеѕ hаvе been published, ѕоmе сlаіmіng thаt іt wоrkѕ and оthеrѕ сlаіmіng thаt іt іѕ nоthіng more thаn аn аgе-оld farce. Nоnеthеlеѕѕ, ѕоmе mеdісаl рrоfеѕѕіоnаlѕ bеlіеvе іn thе роwеr оf асuрunсturе, аnd соntіnuіng research ѕhоwѕ рrоmіѕе fоr its аbіlіtу tо alleviate раіn. Additionally, раtіеntѕ whо аrе rесuреrаtіng frоm іllnеѕѕ, іnjurу, or surgery саn оftеn recover faster whеn асuрunсturе is undertaken tо іnсrеаѕе сіrсulаtіоn аnd rеduсе іnflаmmаtіоn.

Although сhіrорrасtіс саrе іѕ соnѕіdеrеd gеnеrаllу ѕаfе (аnd іn most іnѕtаnсеѕ іt is tурісаllу аgrееd thаt іt іѕ ѕаfеr thаn mоѕt trаdіtіоnаl medical therapies), іt іѕ nоt wіthоut dіѕаdvаntаgеѕ. Sоmе раtіеntѕ соmрlаіn оf асhіng аnd soreness fоllоwіng chiropractic саrе, аlthоugh mоѕt раtіеntѕ rероrt thаt thеѕе аdvеrѕе еffесtѕ gеnеrаllу dесrеаѕе оr аrе nоt nоtісеаblе аt аll wіthіn twеntу-fоur hоurѕ оf trеаtmеnt. Ovеrаll, trеаtmеnt by сhіrорrасtіс mаnірulаtіоn hаѕ a gооd trасk rесоrd whеn іt соmеѕ tо ѕаfеtу, аnd mоѕt раtіеntѕ аrе рlеаѕеd wіth thе rеѕultѕ асhіеvеd whеn іt соmеѕ tо аllеvіаtіng pain аnd ѕtіffnеѕѕ. Nоt аll hеаlth insurance plans рау fоr сhіrорrасtіс treatment, whісh is a dіѕаdvаntаgе when іt соmеѕ to аffоrdіng trеаtmеnt. Mоrеоvеr, аdjuѕtmеntѕ by a сhіrорrасtоr оftеn іnvоlvе frеԛuеnt vіѕіtѕ, whісh are іnсоnvеnіеnt аnd аdd tо thе соѕt оf treatment. Nоt all conditions rеѕроnd tо сhіrорrасtіс mаnірulаtіоn, аnd іt іѕ nоt a саtсh-аll fіеld оf medicine.

On the other hand mоѕt реорlе аrе соnсеrnеd thаt асuрunсturе trеаtmеnt wіll hurt. Whіlе thеrе іѕ ѕоmе dіѕсоmfоrt іnvоlvеd, mоѕt раtіеntѕ dеѕсrіbе thе іnѕеrtіоn оf nееdlеѕ іntо thе ѕkіn аѕ mоrе оf a fееlіng оf рrеѕѕurе. Onсе іn рlасе, thе nееdlеѕ ѕhоuld nоt саuѕе dіѕсоmfоrt, аlthоugh thе еxреrіеnсе саn vаrу bаѕеd оn уоur іndіvіduаl perception оf раіn аnd thе lеvеl оf еxреrtіѕе оf thе рrоvіdеr. Whеn реrfоrmеd wіth ѕtеrіlе nееdlеѕ bу аn еxреrіеnсеd аnd wеll-trаіnеd рrоfеѕѕіоnаl, асuрunсturе is gеnеrаllу ѕаfе, аnd vеrу fеw соmрlісаtіоnѕ hаvе bееn rероrtеd. Hоwеvеr, ѕоmе ѕеrіоuѕ аdvеrѕе еvеntѕ hаvе оссurrеd, іnсludіng рunсturе оf оrgаnѕ аnd ѕеrіоuѕ іnfесtіоnѕ. Stіll, thеrе аrе fеwеr аdvеrѕе ѕіdе еffесtѕ аѕѕосіаtеd wіth асuрunсturе thаn wіth оthеr ѕtаndаrd trеаtmеntѕ, lіkе ѕtеrоіd іnjесtіоnѕ оr thе uѕе оf аntі-іnflаmmаtоrу mеdісіnеѕ. Anоthеr dіѕаdvаntаgе аѕѕосіаtеd with асuрunсturе іѕ thаt mоѕt hеаlth іnѕurаnсе рlаnѕ wіll nоt рау fоr іt. Aсtіvе trеаtmеntѕ mау rеԛuіrе twо оr mоrе vіѕіtѕ per wееk fоr mоnthѕ, аnd ѕоmе раtіеntѕ rероrt fееlіng wоrѕе bеfоrе fееlіng bеttеr.

Fоr раtіеntѕ whо wаnt tо еxреrіеnсе the bеѕt оf whаt bоth thе сhіrорrасtоr аnd thе асuрunсturіѕt оffеr, аn еvоlvіng fіеld оf medicine knоwn аѕ сhіrорrасtіс асuрunсturе соmbіnеѕ thе twо. Thіѕ fіеld fосuѕеѕ оn thе bоdу’ѕ еnеrgу раthwауѕ оr mеrіdіаnѕ іn rеlаtіоn tо thе ѕріnаl аnd nеrvоuѕ ѕуѕtеmѕ. Prасtіtіоnеrѕ аrе сhіrорrасtоrѕ whо іmрlеmеnt асuрunсturе іntо thе сhіrорrасtіс trеаtmеntѕ оf thеіr раtіеntѕ tо аllеvіаtе раіn аnd асhіеvе a mоrе еffесtіvе rеѕult.

To get started with acupuncture or chiropractic, contact Cool Springs Chiropractic today!

The Acupuncture Procedure: Step by Step

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Acupuncture Procedure

Today more and more people are turning to alternative medicine for their medical needs and conditions. However it is still fairly common for some new patients to be slightly skeptical. Below I have outlined a detailed look at the acupuncture procedure to help answer some of the common acupuncture questions we receive.

According to The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine the term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques.

Acupuncture procedure can be used to relieve pain as well as treat a range of conditions including:

• Allergies
• Asthma
• Indigestion
• High Blood Pressure
• Headaches
• Addictions
• Insomnia
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Stress Management
• Menstrual Irregularities
• Infertility

and many more…

How it Works
Thin needles are inserted into different acupuncture points on the body depending on individual symptoms and conditions. Acupuncture points are located all over the body including the head, arms, shoulders, legs, and feet.

The Needles
Patients are usually surprised at how small acupuncture needles are. They are actually small enough to fit several through the middle of a hypodermic needle and most do not experience any discomfort from the needles since they are so thin. Acupuncture needles are also smooth, not hollow with cutting edges like hypodermic needles, which makes insertion much easier and less painful than when you receive injections or get your blood drawn.

Is Acupuncture Painful?
Since needles are involved many patients have questions about pain related to the acupuncture procedure. For most acupuncture is completely painless. Some may experience slight discomfort while the needles are being inserted or adjusted but this quickly goes away after a few seconds.

For a more information you can read our Does Acupuncture Hurt blog post.

Your First Visit
For some the first visit is simply a consultation to go over any questions or concerns about the acupuncture treatment process. Once comfortable, many patients choose to have their first treatment the same day as their consultation while others choose to set a separate appointment. Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as it takes to make you completely comfortable with the process before continuing

If a fear of pain is what’s holding you back ask the acupuncturist to insert a needle in an acupuncture point in your hand so that you can experience it and become comfortable before going through the entire process.

Visit Frequency
Visit frequency and length depends on each patient’s individual symptoms and needs. However, in most cases each acupuncture treatment will last between ten to thirty minutes. Seeing as no two bodies heal the same or at the same rate it is difficult to give a treatment frequency outline until a patient has been assessed by the doctor. Patients may notice a decrease in symptoms after their first visit while those dealing with chronic ailments may require several treatments before experiencing relief.

If you have questions about whether or not acupuncture can help you we invite you to take part in a free acupuncture consultation at Hinz Family Chiropractic and Acupuncture. To set up your free consultation please call our office at (615)503-9900

 

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Franklin Acupuncture: 5 Benefits of Acupuncture You May Not Know

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It isn’t unusual for new patients to be slightly skeptical and I often receive the “does acupuncture work” question pretty quickly during the first visit. Most of our Franklin acupuncture patients start by coming to the office for pain or headache relief and are astonished at the results. Few however know the great depths of healing that acupuncture can reach treating anxiousness, digestive disorders, emotional conditions and more. The following are all health related issues that different patients in our office have experienced relief with through acupuncture.

Franklin Acupuncture: 5 Benefits of Acupuncture

1. Infertility

Today it is becoming more common for woman struggling with infertility to seek out an acupuncturist. Unfortunately it is still seen by many as a last ditch effort after all other methods have been explored. Often infertility problems are due to functional issues dealing with stress, hormonal imbalances, or circulatory problems, all of which acupuncture has been proven to reduce. With the drastic cost difference between expensive medical infertility treatments that cause unwanted side effects and holistic acupuncture treatments I feel that the tides soon may shift to making acupuncture the first stop in the battle of infertility.

When preparing for your first infertility acupuncture appointment it is important that you bring all relevant medical records and test results for the acupuncturist to exam.

2. Quit Smoking

Overcoming nicotine addiction is no small feat. Withdrawal symptoms are severe and include anxiety, irritability, hunger, nervousness, fatigue, and headaches. Acupuncture works to fight against the sometimes overwhelming withdrawal side effects by working to balance your regulatory system while increasing energy and relaxation.

3. Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS symptoms range from mild to severe. Though this disorder doesn’t cause long term damage to the body the everyday symptoms can be extremely disruptive and embarrassing. Acupuncture has been shown to lessen IBS symptoms including abdominal cramping, diarrhea, constipation, and frequent urination.

4. Anxiety and Depression

People are often surprised to find that acupuncture can be effective in treating mood related disorders such as anxiety and depression. Many mood disorders have been connected to neurological symptoms involving chemical imbalances. Some medical doctors are quick to prescribe mood altering drugs however acupuncture helps to increase cerebral serotonin naturally which provides anti-depressant effects on the brain.

5. Sinus Problems

Tennessee is beautiful but it can be a pain sometimes for those of us suffering with allergies. Luckily acupuncture does wonders for sinus issues and can not only help to relieve sinus symptoms but shorten the length of colds and ear infections!

If you are experiencing any of the above conditions or if you have questions about whether or not acupuncture can help you we invite you to take part in a free acupuncture consultation at your Franklin Acupuncture experts. To set up your free consultation please call our office at (615)503-9900

 

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Does Acupuncture Hurt?

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Before we address the question does acupuncture hurt we first need to look at how acupuncture works.

By far the number one question people ask about acupuncture is “does acupuncture hurt”? The thought of needles often sends shivers of fear through our spines; however most patients are amazed at how little acupuncture needles are in comparison to other medical needles. The following will provide you with helpful information on acupuncture and give you a better idea about the looming “does acupuncture hurt” question.

According to the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture needling acupuncture points stimulate the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.

http://www.medicalacupuncture.org/acu_info/articles/aboutacupuncture.html

How it Works:

Small thin needles are inserted into precise acupuncture points on the body depending on symptoms. Acupuncture points are located all of the body including the head, arms, shoulders, legs, and feet.

Each patient’s individual symptoms and needs are unique so frequency and length of visits vary. Typically though, each acupuncture treatment last between ten to thirty minutes. Patients respond differently to acupuncture treatment with some noticing a decrease in symptoms after their first visit and others requiring several treatments before experiencing relief.

The Needles:

Patients are usually surprised at how small acupuncture needles are. They are actually small enough to fit several through the middle of a hypodermic needle and most do not experience any discomfort from the needles since they are so thin. Acupuncture needles are also smooth, not hollow with cutting edges like hypodermic needles, which makes insertion much easier and less painful than when you receive injections or get your blood drawn.

If there is some sensitivity it is usually during the insertion of the acupuncture needle which quickly goes away once the needle is set in place. The doctor or acupuncturist either use disposable needles or sterilize the needles using the same techniques as used on surgical instruments. Usually patients are able to completely relax during their treatment with many people even falling asleep during acupuncture sessions!

What a Current Patient Had to Say When Asked Does Acupuncture Hurt?:

“Dr. Hinz will adjust the needles so that you are able to relax and reap the benefits which far outweigh any minor discomfort.” Valerie P.

Your First Visit:

The hardest part really is overcoming any fears you might have and taking the first step to make your acupuncture appointment. During your first appointment just remember to ask as many questions as it takes to make you completely comfortable with the process before continuing. Also if you are afraid of the pain ask the acupuncturist to insert a needle in an acupuncture point in your hand so that you can experience and become comfortable before going through the entire process.

Your Acupuncture Franklin, TN Doctor is ready to meet with you. Ready to take the next step by making your first acupuncture appointment? Call 615-503-9900 to schedule!

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Acupuncture Helps Relieve Headaches and Migraines

Acupuncture Helps Relieve Headaches

Acupuncture helps relieve headaches but when most people think about headache treatments acupuncture doesn’t even make the list of options. Generally we go for one of the many pill shaped “friends” to quickly ease our pain. Unfortunately many of these so called friends can also come with some risky side effects such as liver damage. Acupuncture however can give powerful relief without the harmful side effects that prescription and over-the-counter drugs may eventually cause.

A general headache is defined as a pain anywhere in the head or neck. Acupuncture helps relieve headaches and can be used to treat a variety of headaches from cluster headaches, to migraines, to tension headaches.

How Acupuncture Helps Relieve Headaches:

Thin needles are inserted into different acupuncture points on the body depending on symptoms and type of headaches you suffer from. Acupuncture points for the treatment of headaches are located all of the body including the legs, arms, shoulders, and feet.

Acupuncture needles are small enough to fit through the middle of a hypodermic needle and most patients do not experience any discomfort from the needles since they are so thin. If a patient does feel some sensitivity it is usually during the insertion of the acupuncture needle and this quickly goes away once the needle is set in place. Most are able to completely relax during their treatment with many people even falling asleep during acupuncture sessions.

Visit frequency and length depends on each patient’s individual symptoms and needs. Typically though, each acupuncture treatment last between ten to thirty minutes. Some patients may notice a decrease in symptoms after their first visit while those dealing with chronic ailments may require several treatments before experiencing relief.

Studies:

  • A clinical observation, published in a 2002 edition of the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and in a study published in the November 1999 issue of Cephalalgia, scientists evaluated the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of migraines and recurrent headaches by systematically reviewing 22 randomized controlled trials. A total of 1,042 patients were examined. It was found that headache and migraine sufferers experienced significantly more relief from acupuncture. http://www.acupunctureonline.org/cure-for-migraine.php
  • In a case study, published in the June 2003 Issue of Medical Acupuncture, doctors found that acupuncture resulted in the resolution or reduction in the frequency and severity of cluster headaches, and a decrease or discontinuation of medications. It was concluded that Acupuncture can be used to provide sustained relief from cluster headaches and to stimulate adrenal cortisol to aid in discontinuing corticosteroids. http://www.acupunctureonline.org/cure-for-migraine.php

Do you suffer from headaches? Call our office at (615)503-9900 to set up an acupuncture consultation!

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4 Common Symptoms Of Whiplash And Their Treatments

whiplash chiropractic Franklin, TNWhiplash, also called neck sprain or neck strain, is an injury to the neck. Whiplash is caused by an abrupt jerking motion of the head, either backward or forward, and often occurs but is not limited to the result of a car accident. Whiplash can be diagnosed by a collection of symptoms that occur following damage to the neck. Due to whiplash the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve roots may become damaged. Whiplash can also injure the brain, causing concussion, or traumatic brain injury. Due to the number of different delicate body structures that can be hurt in a whiplash injury, the symptoms of whiplash can be widely varied.

Common Whiplash Symptoms

Some of the most common symptoms related to whiplash injury are:

  1. Neck pain and stiffness: Trauma such as whiplash, if not properly treated, can cause neck pain for years following the injury and often result in a misalignment, called a subluxation, of the neck or spine. When the delicate bones of the neck, called vertebra, become misaligned pressure, tension, and stress are placed on the joints, muscles, discs, and nerves in the neck producing pain and muscle spasms. Chiropractors are the only doctors trained to detect and correct vertebral subluxations.
  2. Headaches: It is frequent for whiplash patients to experience severe headaches or migraines following their injury. There are several types of headaches including tension, stress, cluster, migraines, sinus, and more which may start as a result of the neck injury. You may experience these headaches occasionally or frequently and they may range from dull to throbbing with some causing debilitating pain and nausea.
  3. Pain and soreness in the shoulder or between the shoulder blades: What affects the neck will affect the shoulder and vice versa. This explains why changes in the structure and function of the neck are one of the most common reasons for shoulder pain.
  4. Decreased mobility: Due to the pain associated with whiplash injury most people experience a mild to severe decrease in their mobility and function. Chiropractic spinal manipulation help to gently move the misaligned bones back into proper position, decreasing pain and giving back full range of motion.

Other Whiplash Symptoms

Other whiplash symptoms include: upper back pain, lower back pain, nausea, tingling, jaw pain, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, changes in vision, balance problems, swelling, bruising, soreness, tenderness, tightness, light-headedness, wrist pain/numbness, sciatica (leg pain), fatigue, concussion, hormone disorders, menstrual disorder, occipital neuralgia, sore throat, loss of voice, weakness, feeling depressed, fibromyalgia, and anxiety.

Symptoms of whiplash may be delayed for 24 hours or more after the initial trauma. Due to this It is advised that you be examined as soon as possible after any injury that may have caused whiplash. If pain is present it is important to remember that pain is not the problem; it is a symptom of an underlying health issue that needs attention.

The Solution

Research has shown chiropractic to be one of the most effective treatments for whiplash pain and injury available today. Chiropractic spinal manipulation and spinal adjustments are an important part of the treatment and recovery process when healing from any injuries.

Chiropractic care is an all natural therapy which involves the chiropractor using his hands to adjust and treat misalignments in the spine also known as subluxations. Spinal manipulation and spinal adjustments can in many cases fix the subluxation, relieve pain in the soft tissues, increase circulation, and stimulate the body’s nervous system. The doctor may also use physical therapy techniques and exercises in the office to help maintain pain relief and strengthen your neck. In some cases you may be given exercises to perform at home to help with pain relief and strengthening in between office visits.

Subluxations can be corrected with chiropractic care and works best when caught early. Please don’t wait to see if the pain will simply go away on its own. Pain may be sending you a message that you are suffering from spinal subluxations that over time can lead to a multitude of health problems.

Take the first step in stopping your suffering by calling our Chiropractic office here in Franklin, TN at (615)503.9900 to schedule a consultation and exam.