Happy New Year!

Thank God it’s Friday, and the New Year is right around the corner. We’d like to take this time to greet all our patients and friends before everybody leaps into the New Year celebration mode. Gentle reminder: Don’t drive under the influence of…!
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Therapeutic Modalities

by Kristy Donnelly, D.C.

During your chiropractic appointment at Absolute Injury & Pain Physicians, you are likely to be offered to participate in therapeutic modalities to decrease your pain, swelling and inflammation. Because not all patients are candidates for each modality, a thorough examination will be done first to make sure each person does not have any condition that disqualifies them from receiving any treatment.

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No Health Insurance? Here Are Your Options!

If you have no health insurance, you are not alone.

by Cecilia (Geej) Williams

Yes, it is that time of the year when we have to worry about our health insurance.  Were you planning to stay with your current health insurance plan? Have you visited and chosen your options yet? Or you have no health insurance and are you planning to get one—finally? Or, wait a minute, you have no health insurance and are not planning to have one at all!

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Plant-based Diet: Key to Health

One of my five keys to health is probably the biggest key—DIET; more specifically, plant-based diet! Whatever we do on a consistent basis is what we will become.

by Deric D’Agostino, D.C.

So we eat 3-4 times per day everyday, there’s a lot of consistency in that. Are we consistently eating the SAD (Standard American diet) disease-promoting diet, or are we pumping massive quantities of nutrition in us?

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Long Term Impact of Auto Accidents

Injuries resulting from auto accidents (also referred to as Motor Vehicle Accident or MVA) can leave long-term effects on the victims, with symptoms that can prolong for long periods of time or even for a lifetime.

by Luz Senan, D.C.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2012 Crash Injuries totaled approximately $18 billion in lifetime medical costs and over 75% of costs occurred during the first 18 months following the Injuries. Also there was a total of $33 billion in lifetime work lost.

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Neck Pain and Its Treatment

Many types of neck pain are caused by sudden trauma like muscle strains and sprains that often heal quickly.

Neck pain treatment begins with conservative line of care in the form of pain medications, trigger point / tender spot injections, heat/ice modalities, chiropractic, physical therapy / muscle conditioning and therapeutic manual therapy.

by Sanjay Trivedi, MD
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What to Do in this Time of Irma

One can never be fully prepared for a natural disaster.  But here are a few quick to-do’s to mitigate the impact of a natural catastrophe such as IRMA.

by Cecilia Langlois

Just remember, the basic rule in times of disaster is to KEEP YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE. As the oft-repeated line goes: “Things can be replaced, but not your loved ones.”

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Five Top Things To Do for a Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle makes for a long, happy life.

by Deric D’Agostino, DC

Think about it. Our bodies can last up to a hundred years or more, but if our current lifestyles consist of a lot of stress, bad diet, sitting down, and slouching, the last 50 years of our lives could be spent in and out of hospitals accumulating health care debt, or we won’t experience the last 50 years at all.

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Exercises to Reduce Back Pain

We are the first line of defense and prevention especially when it comes to lower back pain, a very common condition.

by Long Van, D.C.

For a long time as a practitioner, I have realized that we do not take care of our health. We have come to depend on others to take care of our conditions for us, not realizing that we are the source of what is going on. We need to understand that we own our body, and it’s with us 24/7. We need to take charge of our bodies, especially when it comes to lower back pain, a growing sickness trend in America.

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What to Expect on Your First Chiropractic Visit

There is no need to be nervous about your first chiropractic visit.  If anything, the chiropractor helps you relax and “sets things straight” for you.

by Kristy Donnelly, D.C.

Many of our patients have not been to a chiropractor before coming to one of our offices.  Some of them are nervous because of stories they may have heard in the past.  Many people say they are afraid to “get their neck cracked.”  Then they are surprised about how their first visit proceeds.

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How Body Frame and Posture Affects Our Health and Well-being

It’s interesting how our frame and posture affects our overall health and well-being.

by Deric D’Agostino, D.C.

Forward head posture pulls down on the spinal cord that is attached to our brain stem and brain which then pulls on the very thing we are, a brain and spinal cord. This can lead to high blood pressure, cloudy thinking, pain, and as the American Medical Association  stated, a decrease in life span.

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Neuropathic Pain, Inflammation , and Treatment

by Sanjay Trivedi, M.D.

The term “neuropathic pain” is most often reserved for patients who have had the chronic pain for at least three months; pain characterized by sharp, knife-like, electric, jolting, burning, shooting and tingling sensations.

In reality, these sensations are reported by patients who have experienced tissue injury, as with acute herniated disc or severance of a peripheral nerve in an injury or accident.

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