The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated that “3,300 children aged 5 to 14 were treated in emergency rooms for injuries related to book bags”. Dr. Russell Brokstein, DC discusses how to prevent your child/children from injuring their spines with their backpacks. Repetitive postural strains your child experiences today can have a dramatic effect on the health of their spine for many years to come. Early arthritis, disc degeneration, as well as pain and dysfunction can come as a result of what your kids do now.
Every day people get into little fender benders and don’t realize the consequences of even just a 5 MPH bumper impact. They feel fine immediately after the car accident but weeks, months and even years down the road you can start to experience neck pain, shoulder pain, tension, numbness and tingling and even headaches.
Watch this video to see a demonstration of what happens at 5km/h which is just 3 miles per hour!
As you can see, at just 3MPH, the neck whips backward and forward. This amount of force causes misalignments or subluxations in the neck which will put pressure on nerves. You can also get strain and sprain injuries which are further signs of whiplash injury. Many people who suffer conditions like fibromyalgia can correlate their symptoms back to the time of an auto accident.
You can experience whiplash even after a low speed accident. If you wait, you can develop spinal and disc degeneration down the road. Some research shows if a joint is misaligned for just 2 weeks, arthritis starts to develop. Think of this like a cavity that forms and you don’t feel the pain for years when it has progressed and harder to take care of.
As a chiropractor in Freehold, NJ, I see many patients who come in with neck pain, headaches and migraines, numbness and tingling and they can’t figure out what caused the problem. After doing a thorough patient history, many times it can be matched to a past car accident. Be sure to get you spine checked after any accident, even if you don’t feel immediate pain, so you can prevent future problems and correct the underlying condition as soon as possible. An auto injury many times goes undetected and needs somebody who does a thorough examination and has experience treating accident victims.
It is also very important to report the accident to your insurance company in case you do experience any symptoms and need treatment. If you wait, then try and go back, they will most likely deny coverage. By having a thorough history and examination by a chiropractor with experience with these injuries, you will have the documentation to prove correlation to the accident.
If you live in Freehold or nearby towns of Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Colts Neck, Jackson, Morganville or other Monmouth County communities, contact our office, Hometown Family Wellness Center or go to our website for more information: www.ChiropractorFreehold.com. Let us know you were in an accident and looking for our special auto accident consultation and evaluation.
Sleeping has many effects on the body. If you don’t sleep well, the body cannot recover from the daily stress. It’s the time your body recovers and refreshes. Also, sleeping positions can have a major impact on neck pain, shoulder pain and back pain. This video shows the best sleeping positions, benefits of each and the problems they can cause.
So, if you suffer with back pain, neck pain or shoulder pain, make sure you follow the advice in the video. A simple thing as how you are sleeping can be irritating the symptoms. Try the best sleeping positions and see if it helps provide some relief of your pain. See if it also helps snoring, sleep apnea or acid reflux.
Make sure to share this information as it can help so many people. If you are suffering with pain, its important to call your top rated Freehold chiropractor to find the cause of the pain so we can correct it.
Dr. Russell Brokstein, Chiropractor and owner of Hometown Family Wellness Center in Freehold NJ, every year sees many people who injure themselves shoveling snow in his town and the surrounding towns of Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Colts Neck and Jackson, NJ.
“The first snow is upon us, and many people overdo it when they shovel snow. Too many are not in shape, have heart conditions, or just don’t prepare to prevent injuring themselves. Back pain and shoulder problems can be prevented if people only knew the basic tips of shoveling snow.”
To help prepare and prevent you from getting injured, watch Dr. Brokstein’s video:
Freehold Chiropractor, Dr. Russell Brokstein, reviews ergonomics at your work station.
It is extremely important for people to make sure their work station is set up ergonomically correct. Ergonomics is the study of the relationship between workers and their environment, especially the equipment they use. The applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, is intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort.
Physical ergonomics at work is concerned with postural and biomechanical characteristics as they relate to physical activity. The relevant topics include working postures, materials handling, repetitive movements, work-related musculoskeletal disorders, workplace layout, safety and health.
The picture to the left can help you set up your desk, chair, computer screen, keyboard and mouse and guide you to proper posture to help reduce work related injuries. It’s also important to note to take breaks every 30 minutes. During these breaks, get up, walk around and stretch.
Ergonomics is one key in helping patients correct the underlying cause of their problems. Taking these simple steps at work can help you in reducing your neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, headaches, numbness and tingling, and stress.
Along with chiropractic care at Hometown Family Wellness Center in Freehold, NJ, Dr. Russell Brokstein discusses activities of daily living, including ergonomics at your place of work that could be one of the causes leading to misalignments that are putting the pressure on the nerves. Dr. Russell has been helping patients for over 14 years in Freehold and the surrounding towns of Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Colts Neck, Jackson, Morganville and other communities in Monmouth County, New Jersey. If you are ready to finally live a pain free, healthy lifestyle without drugs or surgery and enjoy your regular daily activities once again, contact our office at 732-780-0044 and go to our website to find out more information at www.ChiropractorFreehold.com