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Even in a minor auto accident you may sustain spinal injuries and injuries to other joints such as shoulders, hands, hips, knees and/or ankles. Most common symptoms from these injuries include Headache, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Lower back pain, Hip Pain and/or Leg Pain. After an auto accident, the pain may go away with time, but if these injuries are left untreated or not treated properly, the damage to the joints may become permanent. If left untreated these injuries will lead the formation of scar tissue, chronic re-occurrence of pain and early onset of arthritis in the injured joints.

At Advanced Chiropractic & Sports Clinic we know how important your health is to you. We take pride in providing the best possible care for you so that you can return to pre-injury status of your health in the shortest time possible. This way you spend less time suffering from pain and worrying about your health and more time with your family doing the things you love to do.

After the careful and thorough examination of your injuries, the doctor will lay out a best treatment plan for you. Along with Chiropractic spinal adjustment, your treatment may include Ultrasound Therapy, Electrical Muscle Stimulation Therapy, Infrared Light Therapy, Myofascial Release Therapy, Massage Therapy, Moist Heat Therapy, Ice Therapy, Active and Passive Stretching Exercises and Rehabilitative Exercises to strengthen and stabilize injured body parts.


Neck pain can result from a variety of causes, including:

  • Muscle strains. Overuse, such as too many hours hunched over a steering wheel, often triggers muscle strains. Even such minor things as reading in bed or clenching your teeth can strain neck muscles.
  • Nerve compression. Herniated disks or bone spurs in the vertebrae of your neck can take up too much space and press on the nerves branching out from the spinal cord.
  • Injuries. Rear-end auto collisions often result in whiplash injuries, which occur when the head is jerked backward and then forward, stretching the soft tissues of the neck beyond their limits.
  • Worn joints. Just like all the other joints in your body, your neck joints tend to undergo wear and tear with age, which can cause osteoarthritis in your neck.
  • Diseases. Neck pain can sometimes be caused by diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis or cancer.


Symptoms from Spinal injuries of your neck may include:


It is estimated that 1/3 of all American will develop low back pain sometimes during their life. There are many causes for low back pain. Medical research shows that 97% of all low back pain is mechanical in origin. Even with all available to imaging technology, it still difficult to know exact cause of back pain. Some of the common causes of low back pain are:
  • Muscle spasm or sprain strain of the ligament: This type of back pain will usually develop from repetitive movement in the lower back, sudden awkward movement or heavy lifting. If you have poor physical health your chance of developing low back pain are even higher.
  • Fixated Sacro-Iliac Joint: Sacro-Iliac (SI) joint is the big joint that connects your tailbone to your hip bones on both sides. This joint is held together by very strong ligaments. A sudden awkward movement or constant strain on the joint can cause the SI joint to lock up. This can cause pain in your lower back and abnormal movement when walking.
  • Mis-aligned Spinal Joint: Our spine is very flexible. When we move, turn, twist or bend all bones in the spine rotate with our body. Due to chronic strain or sudden awkward movement these joints can get misaligned. This will usually lead to pain in the back, but sometimes you may not even experience pain if the injury is mild. However, if a misaligned joint is not correct, it can lead to chronic re-occurrence of pain and arthritis in the involved joint.
  • Improper Spinal Curve: Spinal condition such as Scoliosis may also lead to pain in the spine and surround musculature.
  • Spinal Disk Bulge: Disks are little cushions between bone of the spine, which provide shock absorption and flexibility to the spine. These disks can be injured from sudden trauma to the spine or improper heavy lifting. In this case a part of disk may bulge out or rupture. This bulged out disk material may press against the spinal never causing pain in the lower back and in severe cases pain in the leg.
  • Treatment for Lower Back Pain: A Chiropractic doctor is specifically trained to properly treat injuries of the spine and ribs. After a careful evaluation of your condition, the doctor will lay out a treatment plan that is right for you. If needed the doctor may also order X-ray or MRI of your back. The treatment for your low back injury may include gentle Chiropractic adjustment, Moist Heat Therapy, Mechanical Traction Therapy, Myofascial Release, Massage Therapy, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Infrared Light Therapy, Stretching Exercises and a Rehabilitative Strengthening Program to strengthen and stabilize injured spine.

    At Advanced Chiropractic & Sports Clinic, the doctor and staff is committed to providing you the best possible care so that you can focus on enjoying your life while we work diligently to take away your pain.

    If you or someone you know is suffering from a back injury, call us today at (209) 383-3090
    and make an appointment with the doctor.

TMJ Disorder:

Temporomandibular joint is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull. This joint allows the smooth movement of the jaw when chewing or talking. When there is problem with this joint which causes the joint to move improperly and the surround muscles tighten up, it is termed Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD).

TMJ disorder can be cause by number of things such as grinding or clenching the teeth, injury to the jaw, neck or upper back or shoulder musculature. Constant stress can cause the muscle of your face, neck and upper back to tighten up leading to your TMJ problem.

If you suffer from TMJ disorder, you may experience mild to severe pain depending on severity of your condition. Symptoms of the TMJ disorder may include pain in the jaw, face, neck and/or upper shoulder as well as chronic headache. In more severe cases jaw may lock in open or closed position. Person may also experience grinding or clicking of the jaw when chewing.

  • Pain or tenderness in the face, jaw joint area, neck and shoulders, and in or around the ear when you chew, speak, or open your mouth wide
  • Limited ability to open the mouth very wide
  • Jaws that get "stuck" or "lock" in the open- or closed-mouth position
  • Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth (which may or may not be accompanied by pain) or chewing
  • A tired feeling in the face
  • Difficulty chewing or a sudden uncomfortable bite – as if the upper and lower teeth are not fitting together properly
  • Swelling on the side of the face
  • Symptoms may occur on one or both sides of the face

At Advanced Chiropractic & Sports Clinic,we specialize in the treatment and management of the TMJ disorders. In most cases your problem will resolve in few treatment sessions. As with any condition it is very difficult to know exactly how long it will take for you TMJ disorder to resolve without first properly evaluating your jaw.

If you or someone you know who is suffering from TMJ disorder, jaw pain or headache, call us today at
(209) 383-3090 and make an appointment with the doctor so you can start feeling better.


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