Accident/Injury Posts

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Whiplash?

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Whiplash? Let’s talk a little bit about whiplash. Why do some people get better quickly after whiplash and others take a little bit longer to feel better? It’s been estimated that about 50% of Americans live with chronic pain right now, most commonly low back pain, knee pain, headaches, and neck pain in that order. And these pains make up about 95% of the reason why people go to the chiropractor. Whether you call us Nite Lite Chiropractic, Night lite, or Night Light Chiropractic, so many people show up here at our office because of whiplash. When people have neck pain, back pain, or headaches, they go to the chiropractor. And the reason for that is that spinal manipulation. Adjustments to the spine have been proven to be great at reducing some of that pain, and chiropractic adjustment are on...

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Welcome to Nightlight Chiropractic

Welcome to Nightlight Chiropractic Since 2010 my Nightlight Chiropractic staff and I have helped thousands of patients in Downtown Orlando with their neck pain, back pain, headaches, and other musculoskeletal conditions with our common-sense approach to care.  I’d like to share with you a few of the things that make us different than the other chiropractic or medical offices you may have been to. First, as you may have guessed, we’re open late from noon till 9:00 four days per week which allows you to get the care that you need conveniently. Second, we’ve made our care quick. We don’t do prepaid visits or long-term care plans and in fact, most patients who come to our office only require a few short visits to get the results that they’re looking for, and then that’s it, we’re done! Third, we’ve done everything in our...

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A new role and important role for chiropractors

A new role and important role for chiropractors Approximately 20 million Americans will see a chiropractor in 2019, the majority of whom come in complaining of spine-related problems or back pain. The most common cause of acute pain we see in our Orlando office is due to auto accidents. As Interstate 4 remains under construction here in Central Florida, it is no surprise that the rate of car accidents seems to have gone up. In response, we regularly help victims of auto accidents regain a pain free life … without medications or surgery. This is an important point as opioids, a powerful class of pain-relieving medications including oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, and others prescribed to manage pain, are now more deadline for Americans than traffic accidents. In January, the National Safety Council reported that for the first time in U.S. history, a person is more likely to die...

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How Can a Mattress Affect Back Pain?

How Can a Mattress Affect Back Pain? As much as 80 percent of adults experience back pain at some time in their lives. One half of working Americans have back pain symptoms each year, making back pain one of the most common reasons for missed work. Back pain can be caused by: Sprained ligaments Strained muscles Sports injuries or accidents Poor posture Obesity Better Sleep Offers Better Pain Tolerance People who don’t sleep well can feel pain more acutely, but if you get enough sleep, you are in a position to maintain normal pain tolerance. A recent study found participants who slept longer than others were able to withstand painful stimuli for a longer period. Just one night of reduced sleep could reduce your threshold for pain, but sleeping well can help you maintain a normal pain threshold. Of course, when you’re in pain, your sleep...

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What do the Daytona 500 and I-4 Traffic have in common? Crashes.

What do the Daytona 500 and I-4 Traffic have in common?  Crashes. Many times we see patients who in “stop and go” traffic on I-4 in Orlando, FL have been involved in a car accident. A common scenario is that traffic comes to a halt and you stop your car but the person behind you isn’t quite paying attention until it is too late. This type of low speed collision does relatively little damage to the vehicles but can still have a big impact on your spine. The cervical spine (bones, ligaments, muscles, discs, nerves) are put together to protect that spinal cord as it distributes nerves to your body but ALSO to allow movement of you head independent of your body. It isn’t nearly as resistant to physical force and therefore only a fraction of the force is needed to create injury. Certain factors which increase the likelihood of injury...

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What Is Whiplash? Aside From An Injury We Treat

What Is Whiplash? Aside From An Injury We Treat Whiplash, a collective term for injuries from violent motion of the head forward and backward, results most frequently from a rear-end collision. Many patients in our office present with this injury and are unsure what to expect with their pain. This is unsurprising since so many different articles, view points, and media sensationalism has covered this topic. In describing what can be expected after a whiplash injury, one thing is for certain, there are many grades of whiplash. The degree of injury can range from none to terrible depending on many factors, some of which are difficult or impossible to identify or calculate. The good news is that most people who suffer from this injury get better. Almost 50% of rear-end collisions result in no injuries reported. Soft tissue work, similar to massage, with chiropractic adjustments, and some physical...

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