THE ORIGINS OF CHIROPRACTIC
In the year 1859, Daniel David Palmer performed the first modern chiropractic therapy and founded a whole new approach to treating muscoskeletal problems. Since then, the profession of chiropractic has grown in leaps and bounds to all parts of the world, chiefly due to its effectiveness in alleviating pain and promoting healing naturally.
While Daniel David Palmer is widely considered the father of modern chiropractic, (he went on to set up The Palmer School of Chiropractic) there exists evidence that spinal manipulation was practiced in ancient Greece several millennia ago. As a matter of fact, the word “Chiropractic” is itself derived from Greek “Chiro” for “Hand” and “Praktikos” for practical. The whole idea behind chiropractic is that the spinal cord together with the nervous system can work with the body’s own ability to self-heal to relieve pain and bring about wellness. Chiropractic showed that disorders of the nerves cause disease.
A healthy life is a big dream for most of us. Today, more than any other time in human history, people are more aware of the importance of keeping healthy, and most of them desire to live a healthy and pain-free life. Life is beautiful and no one wants to be bogged down by unnecessary health problems. We all want to stay healthy enough so that we can enjoy life to the fullest. But we all know that there are times when outside influences make healthy living difficult. Healthy living means being physically, psychologically and emotionally fit. If one of these aspects is compromised it affects the others, causing disequilibrium in the body.
Disequilibrium manifests itself as illness and pain where the general health of a person is negatively affected. For instance, you may be living a healthy life, incorporating all healthy behaviors in your lifestyle but unfortunately, you get into a car accident that damages your physical health. In a split second, you could go from being a perfectly healthy and happy person to nursing bodily injuries and suffering excruciating pain. This will have the net effect of affecting your psychological and emotional well being in addition to your physical health. In a nutshell, your health will be impacted wholesomely.
Fortunately, we have care and treatment that can help us get through most of the injuries that affect our physical self. Chiropractic is one of the treatments that can help you get through pains and offer you natural healing. It is a branch of health care that deals with detecting, treating and preventing complications of the skeleton structure of the body and the negative effects they may have on the functioning of the nervous system. A chiropractor uses a “hands-on” technique to treat irregularities in the spine and joints. It is an effective treatment for back pain, joint pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines and many more body pains. It is a safe and natural treatment that taps into the body’s natural immune system to relieve you from any pain by treating problematic changes caused by physical injuries.
INJURY BY CAR ACCIDENTS
No one wants to experience a car accident. It is one of the scariest experiences a person can go through. Many automobile survivors are often left to deal with both physical and emotional scars. The process of treating these injuries sometimes takes a much longer time than expected. While it is true that no one wants to go through an accident, knowing where to get help or to refer a relative or friend in the event of a car accident, can make a big difference in your recovery process or that of your loved one.
Car accident-related injuries are the most common type of injury received by Honolulu Chiropractors. Whiplash is high on the list, followed by broken bones, cuts, concussions, ligament damage and internal injuries. Our bodies are not designed to endure the full impact of a car accident. The unexpected tossing of the body in different directions can cause severe back injury straining the spinal cord and neck muscles. This can affect the nerves, causing stiffness and pain which may affect the functioning of other parts of the body.
Whiplash comes about when the head is suddenly hurled back and forth or sideways in an accident. These impulsive movements can cause the muscles, ligaments and tissues around the neck and back area to be pulled beyond their capability. The symptoms of whiplash include dizziness, headaches, blurred vision, migraines and stiffness. Whereas some people may experience these symptoms right away, others may take days or weeks.
Unfortunately, many people don’t seek treatment immediately after a crash, especially if they are not in pain or do not experience any visible injury. Most of them tend to resume their daily routine unless they have suffered obvious bodily injury. It is reported that many car accident survivors will later complain of back aches and body pains days after the accident. However, by that time some complications may have developed, leading to serious or permanent damage.
Take a whiplash injury, for example, it can take weeks to months before the symptoms become noticeable. While you may think you are uninjured, you might only realize later that you have developed a lifetime problem that compromises your well being. This is why it’s absolutely important to have yourself examined by a medical professional to rule out any internal injuries you might have suffered but which you may be oblivious of. All kinds of injuries need to be taken seriously, however minor they may seem to your untrained, non-medical eye.
Traditional medical care for a non-fatal accident mostly involves medication to relieve pain or soreness. While this may be important to treat immediate pain, it may not be as effective in managing long term pain. In addition, medication alone cannot help someone gain mobility in case of a spine injury. This is where chiropractic treatment comes in handy. It is important to visit the nearest chiropractic center right away for a complete body evaluation. Honolulu chiropractors will align your spine, putting your body in the best position for a quick recovery. They will help alleviate your pain, provide physical therapy for injuries and give you nutritional advice that will aid the healing process without resorting to long-term synthetic medication or invasive surgery. In the process, you avoid the side effects of medication and the prolonged recovery that surgery usually entails.
Before going for any chiropractic treatment, it is advisable that you equip yourself with the basic knowledge of what the therapy entails. Getting to know more about the chiropractic techniques used on your kind of problem can help you make informed decisions. Besides, having this information beforehand will help you to relax and be more receptive to the treatment.
Our Chiropractors are well trained and equipped to handle all body problems. As with most chiropractic establishments, Honolulu Chiropractors use an integrated approach focusing on nutrition and physical therapy. This has been found to be effective especially in treating injuries sustained in car accidents. First, they conduct a thorough examination of the patient. The information collected is put together and used to analyze your body skeleton structure to detect any possible damage and come up with solutions that are specific to your problem.
At Honolulu Pain Relief Center, all care plans are customized to fit the needs of the client. There are a variety of chiropractic methods, which include massage, physical therapy, manual adjustments, and corrective exercises among others. All these are geared towards getting your body back to optimum health.
Different doctors apply different techniques to get you back to your health. But the procedure used is influenced by the extent of the damage and the choice of the client. Sometimes they will use the aforementioned techniques together with modern medical equipment to treat certain car injuries. The staff at Honolulu Pain Relief Center are known to provide spinal health care to heal a wide range of disorders linked to the skeleton structure. This may include back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines, which are the main symptoms of whiplash caused by car injuries.
General chiropractic care and manual adjustments help in managing pain related to whiplash and headaches. Pressure from your neck, back and head will be relieved by adjusting the spine and re-aligning the neck and back area. Proper alignment helps boost the function of your immune system allowing your nerves to function normally and optimally again.
The bottom line, a chiropractor using their experience and knowledge is able to detect and apply the necessary chiropractic techniques that will help relieve pain caused by car injuries. Get yourself booked without further delay!
When you are sick your greatest concern is getting back your health quickly. You want to have the best doctors and best treatment to help you quickly get back to your feet. Reality hits home when one is not only faced with sickness but health insurance that won’t settle your medical expenses without putting up a fight.
Most health insurances do not provide us with the option of choosing the treatment we want. They are also not good at providing care for soft tissue injuries which is a common type of injury sustained in car accidents. We all know that if you want to get better sooner and avoid long term effects of an injury you should opt for chiropractic care. But with our traditional health insurance policy getting this care becomes an uphill task. But it does not have to be so. No fault cover does not limit your choice of doctors and type of medical. You are allowed to choose the chiropractor you feel is best for you and you can continue with treatment until you get well, provided you do not exceed your cover’s limit.
Reports indicate that more than half of people involved in non fatal car accidents experience pains years after the crash. Sometimes the psychological and physiological effects carry on long after the patient has undergone physical treatment. With no-fault insurance, you can continue receiving treatment years after the initial treatment. This makes no-fault insurance an absolute necessity for preparing for the unknown risks of life.
No-Fault cover compensates the insured and the beneficiaries in case of an accident. It is a cover every resident of Honolulu should have. Any form of car injuries sustained is covered under the no fault insurance. The cover compensates all medical expenses including therapy of those involved in the crash. It doesn’t matter who caused the accident. No proof is required as to who caused the accident in order for you to access the cover. In Honolulu approximately thirty chiropractic treatments are allowed under this cover and the insurance rate does not go up when used for chiropractic care. The insurer pays for all medical expenses incurred when an accident occurs. What makes this cover even more unique is they compensate the insured party even if they actually caused the accident.
In addition, most chiropractic care centers in Honolulu accept compensation under this policy. All you need to do is qualify for the cover and show proof of the same. You will also need supportive evidence to show that chiropractic care will clear your pain. But this should not be a problem because there is piling scientific evidence showing that chiropractic treatment is an effective therapy.
Take control of your health by purchasing a no-fault insurance cover. The policy cover allows you to heal in peace without having to worry about the medical expenses or going through court battles to make sure your health insurance complies in meeting your medical expenses. Most importantly, no-fault insurance allows you to access and enjoy the service of a chiropractor. We know very well that these services are critical in treating long term effects of injury and giving you back you health. There is more to gain than lose with this kind of insurance. Do not wait until you get into an accident to start worrying about your health cover. Update it now by including the no fault cover. Get more information from an insurance company near your residential area. It’s the best thing you will do for your peace of mind.