Recently, at the Professional Football Chiropractic Society’s (PFCS) 6th Annual Educational Symposium, the society hosted Robert Cantu, MD, neurosurgeon and a consultant to the National Football League’s Head. Every year, chiropractors from around the country attend the PFCS Annual Education Symposium. It’s an exciting time for chiropractors and NFL representatives to learn more about how chiropractic care can get players back on the field faster. The trusted chiropractors at ChiroCarolina® are happy to offer their expertise to anyone in the Charlotte, NC, area who needs help recovering after a sports injury or concussion. Dr. Cantu is one of the leading experts on concussions in sports related fields. He has been a huge part of the development and the implementation of standard practices for the management of mild traumatic brain injury, also known as MTBI. Over 130 chiropractors, students and representatives from the National Football League attended the presentation. Dr. Cantu spoke for more than three hours about current research, and standard practices for diagnosis and management of sports related concussions. Additionally, Dr. Cantu discussed the benefits of chiropractic care to relieve secondary complaints after a concussion. Many of the common concussion symptoms, like cervical nerve-root irritation producing headaches, burning facial pain, face reddening and sympathetic nervous discharges, can all be conservatively managed with a chiropractor. Chiropractic care can shorten symptoms that may have kept the athlete out of play. Dr. Cantu highlighted the benefit of chiropractic care in this type of situation. The lecture was well received. The team chiropractor for the Baltimore Ravens, Dr. Doug Miller, said that “Dr. Cantu’s lecture brings to the forefront the importance of proper technique, evaluation, and management of concussions. We now have ample evidence that this type of injury can have long-lasting impairment and it is vital that concussed athletes of all ages have proper time for recovery.” Education and communication key to the PFCS’s mission A clinical professor of neurosurgery at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Robert Cantu is also the co-director of the Neurological Sports Injury Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Additionally, he is a senior advisor to the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee. His presentation at the Professional Football Chiropractic Society’s (PFCS) 6th Annual Educational Symposium furthers the organization’s mission “educate and communicate” with the chiropractic community, allied health care professionals and the NFL. It is not only patients that need to be educated about the benefits of chiropractic care. It is also important to discuss benefits with members of the medical staff for the NFL teams. Education is the key to making sure the chiropractic care is part of the health care plan for professional football players. The PFCS is working hard to establish chiropractic care in the NFL. The organization’s board of directors checks the status of each team in the NFL’s chiropractor each year. Additionally, team chiropractors are encouraged to make sure that they keep lines of communication open with the other people on the medical staff of their team, this includes athletic trainers. This can help ensure their success as a chiropractor, and contribute to the overall health of the players. If have been injured during football, or another sport, chiropractic care can be a way to get back to the field faster. Chiropractic care at ChiroCarolina® in Charlotte NC, combined with medical treatment, after an injury like a concussion can shorten treatment time. In Charlotte NC, contact ChiroCarolina® to find out more about chiropractic care for sports injuries. Continue Reading...

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Recent study revealed that a handful studies conducted in European countries have used the terms Chiropractor and Chiropractic manipulation inappropriately in medical studies in relation to injuries associated with spinal manipulation (Adrian B. Wenban Chiropractic & Osteopathy, 2006). The study points out that there are 24 printed medical literature which used the terms improperly to point injuries associated with spinal manipulation to chiropractors and chiropractic manipulation, the study found out that most of these medical research did not involve chiropractors who went through appropriate and formal training to become licensed chiropractors. Continue Reading...

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Chiropractic care for sciatic pain is an effective option for pain relief. Sciatica is pain that starts in the lower back or buttock and then travels into one or both legs. This nerve pain can vary in intensity and frequency. It can be minimal, moderate or severe. It can also be occasional, frequent or constant. Often, the sciatic pain is described as dull, achy, pins and needles, sharp or even like electric shocks. Some people also experience burning, numbness or even tingling sensations. While many people say that sciatica is a disorder, it’s not. It is actually a symptom of another disorder. Continue Reading...

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If you have been an auto accident in Charlotte NC, you should consider chiropractic care for an auto accident injury. If you visited the emergency room, or even your primary care physician, they may have just sent you home with pain reliever. While this is definitely helpful to help relieve some of the pain, it is not a long-term solution to pain relief. Chiropractic care after a car accident offers a treatment plan that determines and treats the cause of your pain, which can be helpful for long-term pain relief. Continue Reading...

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In 2004, a study by a British Health team on cost effectiveness of different medical approach on lower back pain found that Spinal manipulation is one of the most cost effective way of relieving lower back pain when used together with general medicine. The study was conducted on 1278 participants who were undergoing different types of general medical treatments for lower back pain. The results were measured for 12 months using the Roland Morris disability questionnaire. Results were gathered in 3 and 12 months time frame respectively. Different medical and physical pain treatments including spinal manipulation through Chiropractic were used and partnered with general practice. 326 participants used best care from a primary health provider, 297 participants employed best care in general practice and led exercises. 297 used best care and spinal manipulation and the remaining 322 participants used a combination of spinal manipulation, best care and led exercises. Continue Reading...

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It’s unfortunate that so many people suffer from neck pain and chiropractic care is a helpful option that they do not take advantage of. Neck pain is one of the reasons many people visit their medical professional each year. But, chiropractic care can provide pain relief and long-term solutions for people suffering from neck pain. Continue Reading...

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Back pain has been one of the common ailments among the aging population of the world. Its implications range from health to social well being of a person. A study in UK among patients who experienced back pain for a duration of 1 month or more aims to find out the cost effectiveness of physical treatments on back pain when partnered with General Health Practice or called in the study as best care. Continue Reading...

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ChiroCarolina® is your Charlotte Chiropractor

If you recently experienced a serious injury to your neck, you may want to consider chiropractic care for whiplash. Whiplash can come from a variety of injuries, but it often is a result of a car accident. Each case of whiplash is different, so a Charlotte chiropractor at ChiroCarolina® can develop a treatment plan for pain relief and recovery. Continue Reading...

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Neck pain is one of the most common conditions affecting both men and women. Since it has a tendency to occur to almost anyone, more and more people are trying to find the best way of treating it without too much pain in the pocket. Although neck pain is not life threatening, it causes stiffness and pain often unbearable; thus leaving patients with no choice but to seek help from healthcare resources. This situation also prevents them from doing their normal activities such as going to work and attending their regular social functions. Continue Reading...

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Why Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractors currently represent the third largest segment of health care practitioners in the US. Chiropractic insurance coverage is now being offered to most American employees who are covered by their respective health insurance providers and is considerably being offered in all types of healthcare plans. Continue Reading...

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