Sprains, Strains & Sports Injuries

Whiplash, Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD), Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration injury (CAD)

A sudden forced movement of the head or neck in any direction and the resulting “rebound” in the opposite direction is known as whiplash. This sudden “whipping” motion injures the surrounding and supporting tissues of the neck and head. Muscles react by tightening and contracting, creating muscle fatigue, which can result in pain and stiffness. Severe whiplash can also be associated with injury to the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve roots.

Whiplash

Symptoms include:

Headaches and cervical neck pain

In cases with a variety of symptoms such as headaches, vertigo (dizziness) irritability, fatigue, ringing of the ears, balance issues, sensitivity to light and/or noise, difficulty concentrating and/or remembering things a brain trauma (concussion) must be ruled out.

Additionally, traumas associated with whiplash, one may also experience shoulder pain, arm pain, hip pain, leg pain, mid-back (thoracic) pain and lower back (lumbar) pain

The Causes of Whiplash

Motor vehicle accidents (car accidents) are the most common cause of whiplash, but it can also occur with falls, sports injuries, work injuries, or other incidents.

How Our Doctors Can Help You

Typically, the initial (Acute/Inflammatory) phase of whiplash is addressed at most doctors’ offices and emergency rooms. However, the continued phases of healing (Repair and Rehabilitation) are neglected, which impairs healing and sets the stage for long-term problems. Provance Chiropractic offers a variety of options help you get relief and improve healing, throughout all Phases of Healing.

Your treatment plan may include:

Chiropractic manipulation (adjustments) of the region, to restore segmental motion, circulation of nutrients via blood flow, and to improve healing of the soft tissue and disc 

Our doctors may utilize the Leander Flexion Distraction Table, which aids in relief of spinal disc conditions.  Flexion-Distraction is designed to separate the joint surfaces and elongate the surrounding soft tissues

We also utilize physical modalities such as Interferential Current, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, and specific spinal healing exercises (rehabilitation).

Additionally, our doctors can prescribe TEN’s units, topical lotions and nutritional supplements.


Elbow Injuries: Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) and Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Elbow

Tennis elbow is a painful condition involving the outside of the elbow. Golfer’s Elbow is a painful condition that involves the inside of the elbow.  These conditions are commonly caused by repetitive motion or overuse, muscle imbalances, improper mechanics, or acute trauma. 

Who May Suffer From these Conditions

  • Baseball players
  • Golfers
  • Racquet sport players
  • Hairdressers
  • Computer operators
  • Piano players
  • Other musicians

How Our Doctors Can Help You

Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow are treated similarly. Treatment involves restoration of proper joint and nervous system function to the affected region. Inflammation and release of scar tissue control is necessary for healing. When treating this condition we will determine the mechanics of how your injury started, then address this complex issue. Our doctors will review correct conditioning, warming-up protocol and cooling-down protocol. Learning proper sports specific techniques can also benefit you and prevent further injury. 


Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS, ITB, or ITBFS for Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome)

This condition is characterized by tightness of the IT band and a sharp/burning pain on the outside of your leg, hip and knee. IT Band Syndrome is

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

commonly seen in long distance runners, cyclists, and triathletes.

The Causes of Iliotibial Band Syndrome

It’s caused by repetitive action of the IT band on the lateral femoral epicondyle during knee flexion, and extension of the running and cycling gait. This eventually causes friction and inflammation of the IT band. During the acute stages, rest and ice are usually recommended.

How Our Doctors Can Help You

Our doctors will perform a thorough history and examination to determine the extent of your injury. A variety of factors can contribute to this condition, such as having a short leg (one is typically unaware of this). If a short leg is suspected upon examination, a standing x-ray will be taken to determine the leg length differential and how it may contribute to the problem.

 Treatments of IT Band Syndrome include:

Proper assessment of the pelvic, hip, knee, ankle, and foot joint biomechanics

If joints are restricted in various critical motions, specific chiropractic adjustments can be made to improve their function

The soft tissue adhesions of the IT band including all the soft tissues in its kinetic chain must be restored to their proper function to effectively treat IT Band Syndrome utilizing Graston Technique , Ultrasound Therapy and Kinesio Taping Technique

In some cases orthotics and/or heel lifts may be issued

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