Watch this Before You Visit a Doctor
If you have been a patient of Soft Touch Chiropractic in Porter Ranch, CA for any number of years, you have heard me talk about how the integrity of the spine directly affects a person's overall health.
Car Accident Trauma Needs Special Attention
When you are in a car accident or suffer a personal injury you need to know how to choose a doctor who is experienced in treating a personal injury properly.
So please watch this video and listen carefully. First, the doctor needs to assess whether the injury is life-threatening or serious enough that it requires urgent care or whether it can be treated with outpatient care or corrective care.
You want to make sure that the doctor you choose will take a thorough history of how the accident happened. Here are only a few questions you should expect: How did the accident happen? Where did it happen? Did you see it coming or were you surprised? How was your mental state after the injury? Were you unconscious? In other words, the doctor should take the time to record in detail what happened right before, during and after the accident all the way to the time that you walked into the doctor’s office.
If a doctor is unwilling to do this or only spends a few minutes interviewing you then jumps to prescribe medication, run and find a better doctor. The doctor should also conduct a physical exam that includes checking both your joints and muscles. We call that an orthopedic exam. A doctor should check your nervous system. We call that a neurological exam. He should be able to check your posture and alignment of your joints and determine if you have any major misalignments in you joints as a result of the injury. Chiropractors are very good at this.
We strongly urge you to see a doctor who will have you take x-rays and will work closely with the radiology specialist. When the doctor and radiologist work together, there is less chance for small fractures or abnormalities to be overlooked.
Lastly, you want a doctor who knows how to work with a personal injury lawyer to write a thorough report that your he or she can present to the insurance company so that you are properly compensated for your pain and suffering.
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See How the No. 1 Chemical Interference Can Slow Down Healing of Injuries from a Car Accident or Back Injuries
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If are watching this video, it means that you’re already getting chiropractic care. When you visit Soft Touch Chiropractic in Porter Ranch you will hear Dr. Masoud emphasize three things:
You might already know that alcohol and sugar cause inflammation, which aggravate an injury.
But why would he tell you to take no drugs, over the counter or prescription, to numb the pain?
In short, pain killers will slow down the healing process.
Let’s start from where the healing begins.
The nervous system controls and coordinates everything in our bodies.
If you fall and scrape your knee your brain communicates with various different organs and glands to begin the healing of the wound and to protect the body from germ invasion.
You can put a bandage over the wound, but the bandage is not what heals the wound. Your body heals itself.
The brain communicates with the organs, the organs communicate with the glands and the glands and organs communicate back to the brain to coordinate healing.
A pain killer essentially interferes with the communication among the brain, organs and glands. It interrupts and slows down the healing process. This is what we call a chemical interference.
In chiropractic, we believe that the causes of dis-ease are chemical, physical or emotional interferences. It doesn't make sense to introduce a chemical interference while a person is trying to heal a physical interference such as pressure on a nerve, a muscle spasm or inflamed and locked joint.
There are, however, instances when pain killers are called for and inevitable. For example, if I was having a root canal, I would want the best possible anesthetic and pain killer to ease my discomfort. If a patient’s pain is severe enough that it will produce an emotional interference during recovery then it may be better to take a pain killer.
Because every person has a different tolerance for pain, it is up to the patient to use his or her judgment and decide when it is appropriate to ease their pain with chemicals.
Degenerative Joint Disease Plays a Part in Height Loss
As we age, our joints begin to deteriorate because of a lack of movement. The video below explains this phenomenon in detail. It also details how to prevent the gradual loss of height and how to maintain vibrant joint health. Click the image to watch the video.
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