Injury, Accidents and Chiropractic

It's officially fall in the Pacific Northwest, which means rain, wind and increased darkness.  All of these factors can make driving more difficult and challenging and accidents unavoidable.  Much of the pain and suffering resulting from traumatic injuries may, in many cases, be avoided with chiropractic care.
Every trauma has the potential to cause
vertebral subluxations - an area of abnormal stress in your spine that upsets body balance, impinges, "pinches", stretches or compresses your nerves, and affects the health of your muscles, internal organs, discs, bones and brain.  A subluxation can cause pain, organ or system malfunction.
Chiropractic is a system of healthcare that specializes in correcting vertebral subluxations.  At Back To Action, Dr. Gilmore, correct the subluxations using safe, gentle, spinal "adjustment" techniques.
There may have been no broken bones or serious bleeding, but there was spinal damage.  The medical doctors may have said you were fine, but MD's do not know how to analyze the spinal column for subluxations nor do they know how to correct them.  Millions of people leave emergency rooms unaware that they are carrying around hidden spinal distortions that can cause severe health problems at a later date.  Many people leave the emergency room with as much spinal damage as when they entered it.  For that reason chiropractors belong in every emergency room in the country.
Anyone who has either been in an
accident or suffered trauma, whether mild or serious and no matter how long ago, should see a chiropractor to have their spinal column checked for nerve pressure caused by vertebral subluxations.  A chiropractic adjustment given by Dr. Gilmore can make the difference between life and death, between life with pain, disability and sickness and life with full recovery, activity and health.
To schedule a consultation with the Dr. Gilmore of Back To Action Chiropractic, please call (425) 670-2600 or schedule
here.
145x22_1

Injury Prevention Tips Part II

In addition to the previous blog, here are some additional injury prevention tips to follow:

1) Check that equipment is appropriate and safe.

2) Introduce new activities gradually and make sure you are clear on how to perform them safely.

3) Allow lots of time for warming up before your workout/activity.

4) Review training and competition courses beforehand.

5) Train on different surfaces, using the right footwear.

6) Shower and change immediately after the cool-down phase (after exercise).

7) Stay away from potentially infectious areas when training or competing very hard.

8) Be extremely fussy about hygiene, particularly in hot weather.

Chiropractic care is not only exceptional in the treatment of acute and chronic injuries, but is equally successful in preventing future injuries when regular care is received. Simply, chiropractic focuses on the cause of the deficiency or injury and not just the symptoms.

For a free chiropractic consultation with Dr. Gilmore, either call (425) 670-2600 or schedule
here.


Injury Prevention Tips

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, the goal is the same: You undoubtedly want to lower your chances of incurring an injury while participating in your favorite sport; like hockey. Fortunately, there are some general rules for injury prevention that all apply to all sports, which is important because sports scientists suggest injury rates could be reduced by 25 percent if athletes too appropriate preventative action.

Here are some
injury prevention tips you can use to stay healthy:

1. Avoid training when you are tired; you should be strong and ready to exercise.

2. Increase the amount of carbohydrates you consume during heavy training.

3. Match increases in training intensity or frequency with increases in resting. (Rest is how the body regenerates.)

4. Precede any increase in training load with an increase in strengthening.

5. Treat even seemingly minor injuries very carefully to prevent them from becoming a big problem. This is where
chiropractic can become key.

6. If you experience pain when training, stop your training session immediately.

7. Never train hard if you are stiff from the previous training session.

8. Pay attention to hydration and nutrition (water before exercise, electrolyte drink during exercise and water after exercise).

9. Use appropriate training surfaces.

10. Check the training and competition areas are clear of hazards.

Chiropractic care is not only exceptional in the treatment of acute and chronic injuries, but is equally successful in preventing future injuries when regular care is received. Simply, chiropractic focuses on the cause of the deficiency or injury and not just the symptoms.

For a free chiropractic consultation with Dr. Gilmore, either call (425) 670-2600 or schedule
here.