Lose the Painkillers, Call a Chiropractor

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As this infographic from the ACA clearly indicates: Opioid painkiller drugs mask pain, they do not cure it! Prescription drugs that numb pain in some cases may convince a patient that a musculoskeletal condition is less severe than it is, or that it has healed.

This misunderstanding can lead to over-exertion and a delay in the healing process, or even to permanent injury.

Chiropractic physicians are skilled in the most conservative treatment methods to alleviate pain and urge patients and other health care providers, where appropriate, to exhaust these options before resorting to riskier and more invasive treatments such as drugs and surgery.

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Chiropractic Care Expanded to More Veterans

Soldier Chiropractic CareOn November 16, 2015 the U.S. Senate passed legislation that expands chiropractic treatment to more veterans.  The Program for Provision of Chiropractic Care and Services to Veterans calls for the chiropractic benefit to be carried out at: Continue reading Chiropractic Care Expanded to More Veterans

Opencare Patient’s Choice Winner!

Top Chiropractic Clinics in El Cajon 2015Adamo Chiropractic Center has done it again! We are proud to announce that due to the many glowing reviews from our patients that we have helped on their path to wellness and recovery, our chiropractor in El Cajon has received the 2015 Opencare Patient’s Choice Award.

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Chosen as America’s Best Chiropractors!

Chiropractor in El CajonDr. Vincent Adamo of Adamo Chiropractic Center in El Cajon, Ca has been nominated and chosen to be a part of the 2015 America’s Best Chiropractors. This prestigious award is presented by the National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB).

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El Cajon Chiropractor Now Open on Saturday!

Chiropractor El CajonHave you had a long week at work with no time to make it to see the chiropractor?

Whether you are suffering from back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain or any other injury, our El Cajon Chiropractor Dr. Adamo is here to help!

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Research Shows Chiropractic Care Effective (Part 2)

Chiropractor-ElCajonContinuing from Part 1 of our blog series entitled “Research Shows Chiropractic Care Effective“, perhaps the best evidence of care from a chiropractor being effective came from the Quebec Automobile Insurance Society. They insure all care in Quebec and pay so many whiplash claims that they commissioned a task force to study all scientific information on the care of whiplash.

After 3 years reviewing 10,382 articles on neck injuries, they recommended spinal manipulation (which chiropractic doctors call adjustments). The majority of remedies commonly used were rejected as having not even been studied scientifically, including: Continue reading Research Shows Chiropractic Care Effective (Part 2)

Research Shows Chiropractic Care Effective (Part 1)

Chiropractor-ElCajonThere is a substantial body of evidence that chiropractic care is effective for whiplash injuries. Researchers at the University of Calgary in Canada studied patients with sub-acute whiplash disorders. They assessed the effects of chiropractic adjustments to the neck on muscle function, range of motion, and pressure sensitivity. They found that the patients enjoyed significant improvements in all measured outcomes. Continue reading Research Shows Chiropractic Care Effective (Part 1)

Warning Signs of Spinal Injury

Chiropractor El CajonIf you, or someone you know has recently been involved in an automobile accident please call our office for a thorough chiropractic examination and consultation. The repercussions of whiplash and lower back injuries, if untreated, can be wide ranging.

Don’t ignore the signs of spinal injury. These include:

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Common Whiplash Symptoms

Following a car accident, or a slip or blow to the body, a person who has immediate symptoms is actually lucky because they seek treatment. Unfortunately, symptoms of whiplash injuries often do not appear for several days, weeks, or even month or years.

Chiropractor El CajonCommon whiplash symptoms include:

  • Neck pain or stiffness
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Shoulder pain or stiffness
  • Pain between shoulder blades
  • Anxiety or irritability
  • Low back pain
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Nausea

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Women and Whiplash

Chiropractor El CajonDid you know women are far more likely to sustain a whiplash injury than a man by a ratio of 2 to 1?

A study comparing gender in whiplash injuries concluded: “This population is more likely to be injured under whiplash loading”. Women are also more likely to suffer chronic (long lasting) symptoms from such accidents even with low-speed impacts. A study found that once injured, women  are between 2 to 2.3 times more likely than men to have chronic symptoms.

Fortunately another study found that women who visit a chiropractor shortly after injury may have better outcomes than those who wait. Continue reading Women and Whiplash