Whiplash is an injury that occurs when your head moves forward and back, or back and forward, very quickly and with great momentum. This could happen on a rollercoaster or a sports or roughhousing injury impacting the head. Though, we mostly think of whiplash related to a car accident. Whiplash happens when we are either being rear-ended or hitting another car from behind. As you can imagine, whiplash is a fairly common injury. That said, a severe case of whiplash is a complicated injury that … [Read more...] about Can A Chiropractor Treat Whiplash?
Accident Injury Blog Series
Ice and Back Pain
So you have a back injury. What’s next? How do you effectively treat the pain you are experiencing? If you are suffering from an acute injury, meaning an injury to the ligaments or muscles in the back, such as a sprain or strain, then you will want to use ice to treat your pain effectively. How exactly does ice help, though? … [Read more...] about Ice and Back Pain
What Should You Do After a Tailbone Injury?
Most tailbone injuries are caused by trauma to the coccyx area, the triangular bony structure located at the bottom of the vertebral column. It is composed of three to five bony segments which are held in place by joints and ligaments. Injuries in this area may result in a bruise, dislocation, or fracture of the coccyx. … [Read more...] about What Should You Do After a Tailbone Injury?
Most Common Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents continue to be a hazard that affects many of our lives. On average, about six million car accidents occur in the United States every year which breaks down to more than 16,000 per day. As most of the accidents involve more than one person, the amount of people affected by car accidents over the past few years is easily in the tens of millions. … [Read more...] about Most Common Car Accident Injuries
How to Avoid Back Injuries in the Garden
Spring is here, and with it comes yard work and back pain from gardening. Whether you're a casual gardener who likes to keep your backyard neat and trim, an avid rose cultivator, or you grow your own vegetables, gardening back injuries can happen. Luckily, with the right choices, all of those activities can be safe and pain-free. … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Back Injuries in the Garden
Coronavirus, Cabin Fever, Spring Fever, and Driving
Last spring, saw a phenomenon known as coronavirus cabin fever -- a cabin fever that directly correlated with the rolling lockdowns and quarantining during the early months of the pandemic. While the early stay-at-home orders in some regions, as well as sectors of the economy migrating to work from home, initially led to a decline in car accidents, it wouldn’t last for long. A noticeable uptick in accidents started occurring; something we could experience again this spring. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus, Cabin Fever, Spring Fever, and Driving
3 Pedestrian Safety Tips
At Total Chiropractic Care & Wellness, we see all types of injuries, including pedestrian injuries. As the weather gets warmer, you’ll likely start to venture outside more often. We compiled a list of some simple pedestrian safety tips to help keep you and your family safe. … [Read more...] about 3 Pedestrian Safety Tips
What to Expect After Your First Chiropractic Adjustment
When you are about to experience something new for the first time, it is completely normal to search the internet for tips and advice on what you can expect. If you are new to the world of chiropractic care, at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we are here to provide you with insight on what you can expect following your very first chiropractic adjustment. … [Read more...] about What to Expect After Your First Chiropractic Adjustment
10 Reasons to See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident
A lot happens after a car accident. Even a minor one can cause a large amount of trouble. While you should visit a hospital right after a car accident, visiting a chiropractor is also very important. Even more important is seeing a chiropractor with extensive experience in treating car accident injuries. The hospital needs to check you first for major injuries, fractures, internal injuries, or other serious complications. Sometimes a fracture isn't obvious until an X-ray is taken. For that … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons to See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident
Common Car Accidents in the Spring
While we’ve all been looking forward to the warmer weather and a chance to get out more, it isn’t without its perils. More people on the road means increased chances of getting into a car accident. You don’t need to be in a major accident for it to affect your health either. Any sudden jolts caused by an accident could affect your spinal alignment and create discomfort. … [Read more...] about Common Car Accidents in the Spring
Winter Sports Injuries and Back Pain
Are you a winter sports enthusiast? Like so many Long Islanders this time of year, you may be planning your next trip into the snowy mountains for skiing, snowboarding, or snow tubing. Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness hopes you have a fun and safe season on the slopes. Unfortunately, participating in these and other winter sports can take a toll on your back so we advise following these tips to protect yourself. Top Reasons Back Injuries Happen While Skiing or … [Read more...] about Winter Sports Injuries and Back Pain
What is Whiplash?
One of the most common injuries we see at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness is Whiplash. You’ve almost certainly heard of it and associate it with neck injuries, back injuries, and car accidents. … [Read more...] about What is Whiplash?
Chiropractic Care After a Car Accident
There are few things that are as traumatic as being involved in a car accident. It’s a shock to your system, you can be injured, sometimes quite seriously, and the memory of the event can stay with you for a long time. Unfortunately, some of the pain associated with the trauma can also stay with you for many years. Accident victims often suffer from chronic pain, including whiplash injuries. If you’ve been in an accident and have been suffering from chronic pain as a result, Total Chiropractic … [Read more...] about Chiropractic Care After a Car Accident
Winter Back Injuries
Sometimes a Winter Wonderland can turn into a winter nightmare. A landscape covered with a fresh blanket of snow can certainly be beautiful, but the process of removing that snow can certainly turn ugly very suddenly. That’s because winter weather is often a prescription for injury. Picking up that shovel makes you particularly susceptible to back injuries and icy conditions can cause slip and fall injuries. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we often see injuries of this type and we treat … [Read more...] about Winter Back Injuries
Chiropractic Care and Workers Compensation
Dealing with Back Pain Through Workers Compensation Suffering an injury on the job can be a scary thing, particularly if it’s a neck or back injury. You worry about your long term health and your future income. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we can help you deal with the pain associated with on-the-job injuries. Our doctor, Todd Goldman, has been practicing since 1995 and we’ll consult with you and tell you if your injury is a problem we can help with. … [Read more...] about Chiropractic Care and Workers Compensation
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Following a Car Accident
Seeking Chiropractic Care After a Car Accident on Long Island If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s likely that you probably have a wide range of feelings. Some of these are emotions like fear, confusion or even anger. You also might be feeling pain, or you might be surprised that you seem to be feeling little or no pain even after a serious crash. Whatever you’re feeling, one thing you should strongly consider, if you’ve been in a car accident, is consulting with a chiropractor immediately. … [Read more...] about How Chiropractic Care Can Help Following a Car Accident
Whiplash and Its Lingering Effects
If you think whiplash is just another word for neck pain, then think again. While whiplash might be called a neck strain or neck sprain, these terms include other types of neck injuries, according to MayoClinic.org. In fact, whiplash is a severe soft tissue injury that occurs when the neck is suddenly thrust forward and backward. Sudden, severe sideways movement of the neck can also trigger whiplash. As a result, muscles and ligaments that support the neck and spine can over-extend or tear, … [Read more...] about Whiplash and Its Lingering Effects