Most people don’t realize that not only is it important to visit the chiropractor after an injury has occured, but it’s equally important to visit the chiropractor before an injury has occurred, this is known as Preventative Chiropractic Care. This type of care helps to protect against the next injury, enabling your body to draw off its own natural healing abilities. This is one of many things you can do for yourself to remain healthy and active for as long as you can be.
Many common Childhood ailments have been treated using chiropractic care and is proven the most safest, natural form of healthcare. Typical childhood ailments that have been linked with spinal dysfunction include:
Recurrent Ear Infections
Continuous or recurring colds & sore throats
ADHD or ADD
Dr. Hammes is trained as one of the Golf Injury Doctors of America. Through his training Dr. Hammes uses a 14-Point Exam to diagnosis and treat common golf injuries and he is also trained in basic swing analysis.
The exam focuses on three areas to improve your golf shot and to help prevent injuries.
Lack of golf-specific flexibility will put you at risk of injury.
When golfers describe the experience of tight muscles, they are half-right. It’s really the 3-dimensional web of connective tissue called fascia that is tight. Fascial tightness can pull or compress key structures in the body up to 2000 pounds per square inch.
Lack of golf-specific stability will leave you weak and unstable at the top of your backswing. Improving stability is the key to improving consistency.
A stable golf swing is made of 3 components:
1.) Proper alignment of the back knee over the back ankle 2.) Gluteal muscles that are fit and conditioned to stabilize the hips and knees and 3.) Quadriceps muscles that can support the transfer of body weight into the back leg at the top of the back swing.
3.) Strength and Power
The only way to hit longer and more powerful golf shots is to increase your club head speed.
The only way to increase your club head speed is to increase your range of motion in your spine and upper extremities.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, someone is injured every 12.6 minutes, as a result of a motor vehicle accident occurring on the roads of this state.
Most auto insurance policies provide for medical care. It is there for you to use and you have already paid for it. Many people go to the hospital right after an accident. In most cases you will only get CT scans, X-rays, pain killers and muscle relaxers to treat your injuries. These sources may help only temporarily, but they will NOT get you back on the road to health.
Your best bet is to see a chiropractor who deals with the neuro-musculo-skeletal system on a daily basis. They are experts on how to handle these types of injuries and can help you do therapy and rehabilitate the injured soft tissues following an auto accident.
Even if you were in a minor fender-bender, there still may be considerable damage to the soft tissue around your spine. You should be evaluated by a Chiropractor immediately, before unknown problems arise.
At Hammes Family Chiropractic we have a lot of experience in treating the types of injuries that may occur in an auto accident. We also have a group of attorneys with whom we work with, if you have questions about your case.