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Whiplash: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment February 14, 2018

If you recently have suffered an accident and since then you are feeling pain in your back or neck, you may have whiplash. Whiplash has some noticeable symptoms, but there are various treatments available for it.

Causes of Whiplash:

This specific injury is caused by a sudden movement or force applied to your neck. This motion or force causes your neck to move beyond its normal limits. It is mostly suffered in events like a rear end auto accident, sports, assaults and falls.

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Symptoms of Whiplash:

Usually, a whiplash is identified by a pain, soreness, swelling and a limitation of movement in the neck. If not treated soon, this pain can circulate to the back and shoulders, making the situation more uncomfortable.

This type of injury may range from minor to very severe conditions. While minor injuries can be healed in a short period of time, severe ones may require long-term treatment.

Treatment of Whiplash

People suffering from severe neck pain should find a chiropractor for the whiplash treatment in North Port city. A chiropractor will carry out some tests, including x-rays, to determine the severity of the injury. Based on that, he will start giving adjustment or massage.

If the problem is severe, he may suggest the patient visit his clinic several times until the injury is healed. With the chiropractic services, you will be able to return to your normal life in few days.

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Dietary Tips For Preventing Cardiovascular Disease September 15, 2017

Last year I had a very dear friend suffer from heart attack which took his life, he was 40 years old.  I now find it very important to make people aware of how cardiovascular disease can affect anyone at any age. There are three risk factors for heart attack and stroke: high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and excess body weight.    Here is some information regarding diet and nutrition which is recommended from the American Heart Association and has helped me create a more balanced diet while lowering my risk of heart disease.

First one of the most obvious is eating your fruits and vegetables, at least 5 servings per day.  A good rule of thumb for your fruit of vegetable “serving size” is about a handful or 1 cup.  Smoothies are a great way to really get both your fruits and vegetables in one delicious drink.  Also remember you want a variety of different fruits and vegetables.  Go with the seasons!  Picking what is in season will also help to ensure you are getting the ripest foods. 

You also want to include a variety of grain products, primarily whole grains.  This can include barley, brown rice, buckwheat, oatmeal, popcorn, bulgur (cracked wheat), millet or whole-wheat bread, pasta or crackers.  It is recommended to have about 6 servings per day.  Eating lean meat which is grass fed is recommended as well as eating fish twice a week.  When cooking you should choose fats and oils which are low in saturated fats such as; olive, coconut, sunflower, soybean or grape.  Try to eat less than 6 grams of salt per day and if you drink alcohol have no more than 1 drink per day.  When you eat better you start to feel better and the last thing to add in is exercise!  Exercise at least 30 minutes every day.  This can include a brisk walk, a local gym class or running around with your children if it gets your heart rate up. 

If you have questions regarding cardiovascular disease or nutrition I would recommend talking to a professional in the health and wellness field like San Diego Chiropractor, Dr. Henry Wong.  Dr. Wong and other San Diego Chiropractors are doing their best to continue their education on holistic wellness and how nutrition affects the body.  Remember before starting any new diet speak to a profession first to ensure it is the right diet for you.

 

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