Accident/Injury Posts

How to Strengthen Your Rotator Cuff Muscles at Home

How to Strengthen Your Rotator Cuff Muscles at Home In our last blog, we discussed a variety of different shoulder complaints that we do very well at treating here at our Orlando chiropractic office. I want to share a little more about the rotator cuff. First, you need to understand what the rotator cuff is and does. A lot of people use this word completely wrong. I hear rotator cup a lot—rotator cup, like a cup of coffee. I don’t know what people are hearing when we’re saying this stuff, but the rotator cuff is four muscles that come across from your back across, and they all insert into your shoulder. These muscles allow you to move your arm out and in, and they are very easy to injure. Everyone thinks these are big, healthy muscles or big, thick muscles. Actually, they’re teeny, tiny strips of muscle that...

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How Your Chiropractor Can Help With Shoulder Injuries

How Your Chiropractor Can Help With Shoulder Injuries Let’s talk about shoulder pain. Many people think of chiropractors only in the context of back pain, neck pain, and headaches because we have reams of research that prove that we do very well with these things. But it’s much less well known by the general population that chiropractors can be very effective at treating shoulders. CAUSES OF SHOULDER PAIN When we discuss shoulder pain, understand that, much like back pain, there are a lot of different causes. Your shoulder pain may not be like any of the types we will cover here. It is essential to get a correct diagnosis from your medical doctor, chiropractor, and physical therapist before you begin any treatment programs. The shoulder is a complex collection of joints, muscles, and connective tissues designed to have extra range of motion compared to our hips, but...

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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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