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Chiropractor Ft. Lauderdale

Chiropractor Can Relieve Pain from Car Accidents

Posted: September 24, 2015
By: Dr Beth Cooper

See Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park area chiropractor for your pain.

Car accidents can cause all types of hidden injuries, including back and neck pain, extremity pain, headaches and whiplash. If you have been in a car accident recently, you should schedule an examination with Dr. Beth Cooper of Sunshine Chiropractic.

Many of the hidden injuries in car accidents do not show up for days or weeks after the incident and delaying treatment can increase your recovery time.

When most people think of car accidents, they think of lacerations, broken bones and internal and facial injuries that require surgery and stitches. The vast majority of car accidents are at relatively low speeds and do not produce any visible injuries. Instead, the injuries are in the form of back and neck pain, herniated discs and whiplash as well as strains and sprains from the impact and tensing the body.

Whiplash is by far the most common injury reported after a car accident, but it can also occur when an individual falls or during contact sports. It causes severe headaches, dizziness, upper back, shoulder and neck pain and loss of range of motion in the neck.

Herniated discs can happen when the spine is put under pressure or jarred, which can happen during a car accident. Muscle pulls and sprains and strains are also common during vehicle accidents and can cause moderate to severe back and neck pain.

These injuries typically do not get better with time. Instead, the pain, discomfort and headaches only increase in severity.

How long should you wait to see a chiropractor after a car accident?

It is critical that chiropractic care is sought immediately after an automobile accident since allowing the effects of whiplash to go untreated can induce long-term pain. The seriousness of the physical effects of an accident is not always known or felt immediately following. It can take days, weeks or even months for major symptoms to show up, which is why immediate chiropractic care is essential to maintaining the health of a spine that has been through a trauma.

Early care and treatment means full healing and recovery is realized. Even a car crash that is seemingly minor with limited damage to the car itself can cause serious injury to the driver and passengers. Chiropractic treatments are the right step toward restoring the body. They relieve pain, make necessary adjustments to spine alignment and may include massage or other techniques.

Contact Sunshine Chiropractic in Ft. Lauderdale to relieve your pain.

Sunshine Chiropractic’s mission is to adjust, to educate the world about the healing process, to restore benefits of chiropractic, and to remove nerve interference in the body. 

At Sunshine Chiropractic we treat car accident injury including whiplash, back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines.  Dr. Beth Cooper and her staff will help you with pain management and rehabilitation to recover from car accident injury.  

Contact Sunshine Chiropractic today at (954) 390-1818 for more information to see how you can benefit from their personalized services designed to fit your specific chiropractic needs!  Or, you can request an appointment by completing and submitting the appointment request form.  


Sunshine Chiropractor in Ft. Lauderdale Can Relieve Your Pain!

Posted: June 9, 2015
By: Dr Beth Cooper

Are you in need of a chiropractor in Fort Lauderdale?

The first thing people think of when you mention visiting a chiropractor is for relief from back pain.  But chiropractors treat a broad range of complaints and conditions, from back and neck pain to headaches, arthritis and more.  Moreover, you don’t need to have a specific complaint or problem to benefit from a chiropractic visit.  Chiropractors also focus on preventive and wellness care.  Chiropractic care is effective for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly.

Chiropractic remains both an integrative practice and an alternative healthcare system. Today chiropractic most often shares a complementary role with conventional medicine. Many people seek chiropractic care based on a referral from informed health professionals who understand the unique skills and perspective of the chiropractor in caring for perplexing problems.  The roots of chiropractic are distinctly alternative to the conventional allopathic system of medicine. Chiropractic has a unique philosophy that stresses the body's innate intelligence and focuses on preventive care as a means to sustained health and quality of life. 

Understand that chiropractors don't treat specific conditions or diseases. They detect and remove subluxations, or misalignments of the spine, allowing proper communication between the brain and body, therefore restoring function to the nervous system.  As a result, many patients experience improvements in a variety of conditions in addition to musculoskeletal complaints. Below are some of these conditions:

  1. Athletic injuries
  2. Allergies
  3. Arthritis
  4. Asthma
  5. ADD/HD
  6. Back and neck pain
  7. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  8. Chronic sinus issues
  9. Constipation                                                  
  10. Colic
  11. Ear Infections                                               
  12. Gastrointestinal dysfunction
  13. Headaches/Migraines                                
  14. Herniated/Degenerative Disc                       
  15. Hip/Sacro-Iliac Pain
  16. Learning Disorders
  17. Menstrual dysfunction
  18. Menopausal symptoms
  19. Neurodevelopmental conditions
  20. “Pinched” nerve
  21. Poor immune system function
  22. Reflux
  23. Sciatica
  24. Scoliosis
  25. Stress
  26. Whiplash

If you have been in a car accident, you need Sunshine Chiropractic.

Even car crashes at extremely low speeds can cause a serious amount of damage to your body.  Studies show that many injuries take place in accidents under 20 miles per hour. Imagine what could happen if you are involved in a car crash at a high speed!  Even if you don’t experience immediate pain, it is very wise and highly recommended to visit a chiropractor very soon after a car accident to make sure that your spine hasn’t become misaligned and that your body has not sustained any other injuries of which you are unaware at that time.

Chiropractic adjustments treat the underlying spinal injury or whiplash injury that can result from a car accident. Adjustments relieve pressure on the nerves and muscles, while also bringing alignment back to the spine. Complementary therapies, including corrective exercises, will help bring a full range of motion back to the body.

Contact Sunshine Chiropractic in Ft. Lauderdale to see how they can help you feel better.

Sunshine Chiropractic’s mission is to adjust, to educate the world about the healing process, to restore benefits of chiropractic, and to remove nerve interference in the body.  Dr. Beth Cooper and her staff will do a complete analysis and determine the plan best suited to address your injuries and relieve your pain.  Read one of the many Facebook testimonials to Dr. Beth’s success in treating severe back pain here.

Contact Sunshine Chiropractic today at (954) 390-1818 for more information to see how you can benefit from their personalized services designed to fit your specific chiropractic needs!  Or, you can request an appointment by completing and submitting the appointment request form.  


Ft. Lauderdale Area Chiropractor Offers Full Range of Chiropractic Services

Posted: April 29, 2015
By: Dr Beth Cooper

 

Sunshine Chiropractic staff provides relief to Ft. Lauderdale area patients

Dr. Beth Cooper and her staff use several techniques to area patients suffering from many types of maladies, some of which are:

  • Full Spine/Hands On Adjusting - a non-specific adjustment of the entire spine
  • Webster Technique - a specific adjusting and spinal analysis that balances a woman's sacrum/pelvis to ensure an easier pregnancy, childbirth/labor experience
  • Activator Methods - a low force adjusting tool that specifically corrects nerve interference in the spine and extremities
  • Cold Laser - a treatment that uses precise wavelengths of light to communicate with tissue and is believed to help accelerate the healing process
  • Hydro-bed Therapy - a massage bed that uses pressurized warm water to increase circulation
  • Kinesiotaping - a specific rehabilitative taping technique that is intended to aid the body’s natural healing process while supporting and stabilizing muscles and joints without limiting the body’s range of motion, as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to extend the benefits of manual therapy given within the clinical setting

A specific form of spinal adjustment used by Dr. Beth is subluxation.  The term "subluxation" is used by doctors of chiropractic to depict the altered position of the vertebra and subsequent functional loss, which determines the location for the spinal manipulation. "Subluxation" has been defined medically as "...a partial abnormal separation of the articular surfaces of a joint." 

When a subluxation occurs it causes nerve interference in some portion of the body affected by those nerves. The subluxation causes changes to the structure as well as the nerves. These changes get progressively worse as time is allowed to work on the subluxated area of the spine. These changes take the form of ongoing degeneration known as "subluxation degeneration".   For this reason early care is vital in stopping and preventing the advancement of subluxation degeneration.

What types of patients need chiropractic care?

People of all ages, from birth to advanced age, can greatly benefit from chiropractic care.  Dr. Beth and her staff serve patients with a multitude of maladies including:

ü  {C}allergies

ü  {C}injuries car, job and other accidents

ü  {C}sports injuries

ü  {C}asthma

ü  {C}colic

ü  {C}pregnancy discomfort

ü  {C}headaches (migraine, stress)

Dr. Beth has helped many pregnant women reduce the discomforts of pregnancy with regular adjustments.  According to the American Pregnancy Association, the potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:

  • Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
  • Controlling symptoms of nausea
  • Reducing the time of labor and delivery
  • Relieving back, neck or joint pain
  • Prevent a potential cesarean delivery

Sunshine Chiropractic has also helped children suffering from issues related to allergies, colic, ADHD, sleeping disorders and many more.  According to the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, “Chiropractic care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and well-being. The following video and articles will help you understand the importance of the chiropractic family wellness lifestyle.”

If you live in the Ft. Lauderdale area, Sunshine Chiropractic can help you!

Contact Sunshine Chirpractice today at (954) 390-1818 or for more information to see how you can benefit from their personalized services designed to fit your specific chiropractic needs!  Or, you can request an appointment by completing and submitting the appointment request form.