Injury

Here at Maldon Chiropractic our aim is assist you with your injuries and help you to get back to your normal self as quickly and carefully as possible.

Sometimes even a small jolt in the car can cause severe whiplash and the symptoms can be difficult to live with. Through identifying the specific joints and tissues that have been damaged, we can gently right the problem area and get things moving again. which in turn will allow your body to self heal.

Cause:

Whiplash is caused by sudden impact, for example in a car accident, from a blow to the head during contact sports or because of a fall. It occurs when the head is violently thrown forwards, backwards or sideways. This movement damages the tendons and ligaments of the neck. Whiplash can also cause the neck vertebrae to become misaligned and the body responds by tightening the neck muscles, which “splints” the joint to protect it from further injury. When the joints become locked, severe neck pain can result.

Symptoms:

The most common symptoms of whiplash are pain and stiffness in the neck. A headache at the base of the skull is also common. In addition to musculoskeletal pain, some sufferers might experience nausea, dizziness, difficulty swallowing or even blurred vision.

Solution:

Chiropractic has become a well-known effective way to treat whiplash associated injuries. One of our expert chiropractors will assess the pain you are experiencing and the range of movement you are capable of. Following this, they will carry out gentle cervical adjustments to enable normal movement and reduce muscle tension, which in turn will allow your body to heal optimally.

Whether you stumble or go down with a bang, a fall can have a dramatic effect on your health. You may jump back to your feet and continue with your day, but if left untreated overtime the repercussions of a fall can have a serious impact on the healthy functioning of your body.

Too often after we’ve had a slip or a fall we jump up, brush ourselves off and try to forget about it. This is especially the case when we perceive the accident to have been minor. However, whether minor or serious, a fall can have a serious impact on health.

Cause:

Slips and falls can result from uneven pavements, unseen steps, wet floors or sometimes, simply, your own two feet.

Symptoms:

The impact of our bodies hitting the floor during a fall can damage our muscles, bones, joints and ligaments.  A fall can result in ongoing pain and our bodies not functioning as they should.

Solution:

Our highly experienced chiropractors will thoroughly assess the damage before carrying out gentle adjustments on the problem area. Chiropractic treatment for a slip or fall is not limited to the spine; we can also carry out manipulations on other affected areas to help get you back on your feet. Your Chiropractor may also work on the soft tissues around the problem area, using gentle techniques to bring the muscles, ligaments and tendons back to their full function.

Here at Maldon we know what it’s like to love your sport; you do not want anything to hamper your performance. Sometimes, if a sportsperson sustains an injury it might not be the swimming or the kicking that has done the damage – sometimes the injury is caused by an underlying problem that is finally showing itself. A member of our chiropractic team can carry out a full examination, discover the cause of your injury and then make a diagnosis in order to treat you in the most effective way possible.

Cause:

Whatever your sporting level, you are prone to the same types of injuries. When your body is repeatedly subjected to the same stresses it can lead to a loss of mobility in the bones of your spine, which may interfere with the healthy function of your muscles and nerves. Often, sportspeople ignore the pain and carry on with their beloved sport without seeking treatment, which can eventually lead to a chronic injury.

Symptoms:

Discomfort, severe pain, swelling and restricted movement in the affected area are the most common symptoms of sports injuries.

Solution:

Here at Maldon our expert team will do everything they can to get you back in the game. They will carry out a full examination and query you about your sporting life, posture, lifestyle and medical history, to root out the cause of your injury or discomfort rather than just treating the injury itself.

We will then carry out gentle, specific adjustments to mobilise stiff joints and relieve spinal nerve irritation. We will follow your treatment with a rehabilitation plan to improve the strength and flexibility of the injured area and help avoid future insult.

You might have had or fall, or perhaps you are experiencing pain due to a repeated strain or from sitting too long at your computer desk. We can treat the injury and also advise you on the best way to avoid its recurrence.

Any injury or illness that results from factors in the place of your profession is a work injury. They effect individuals in any industry and can range from a one off accident, to a strain caused by performing repetitive tasks.

Cause:

Poor posture from being bent over a computer and sitting down for too long can lead to problems. Repetitive strain injuries can also be caused by incorrect lifting techniques and by performing the same task repeatedly.

Symptoms:

The symptoms of work injuries vary greatly from job to job. Repetitive strain injuries can result in pain, tenderness, stiffness, tingling, numbness and cramping. Headaches, back pain and neck pain are other common symptoms of work related injuries.

Solution:

Whatever the cause or symptoms, don’t just put up with the pain, come and see how we can help you.