Showing posts from June, 2018

Car Accidents and Chiropractic Treatment

Car accidents that aren’t major collisions are too often overlooked by those involved.  More worried about an insurance claim or being late for work, we don’t always stop to assess what damage may have been done to our bodies. Because of the sudden and unnatural movement of a body during a car accident, anyone involved should visit a chiropractor for evaluation. At Dr. Maryam Jafarieh’s chiropractic clinic, we know that some passengers feel the effects of whiplash injuries immediately following an accident, while others may walk away not feeling injured and only experience pain later. This is why a chiropractor should always be consulted. The most common site of pain and stiffness for passengers involved in an accident are the neck and back.  A chiropractor can evaluate these injuries, as well as treat damage to both hard and soft tissue. Depending on a patient’s evaluation the chiropractor may perform an adjustment, or assign exercises to help heal a particular injury.  If you have be

The Truth about Back Pain

Eighty percent of people will have significant back pain at some point in their life. Additionally, the discomfort of back pain can be very complex as symptoms vary from individual to individual. If the pain is interfering with your ability to complete your daily activities it is advisable to seek help right away before the pain grows worse. An accurate diagnosis of the source of your back pain requires a consultation with Dr. Maryam Jafarieh, DC of Fort Lauderdale Chiropractic. The back is a complicated structure made up of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles. By participating in sports, or even while performing daily activities, you can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can cause back pain. In addition, arthritis, poor posture, obesity and even psychological stress can lead to back pain. Spinal manipulation has been shown to be an effective treatment option for back pain. If you have questions or concerns regarding back pain causes a

Stress and Physical Health

Dr. Maryam Jafarieh, DC, of Ft. Lauderdale Chiropractic, is here to help you manage stress through chiropractic care. When under stress, the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated, which can put the body in a “fight or flight” mode. Chiropractic care focuses on the spine, which is the root of the nervous system. Maintaining a healthy nervous system means having a better functioning body with a better ability to adapt and respond to stress. Stress is inevitable, however how we react to it and how our body adapts to it and handles stress is of utmost importance. Because of such an intimate relationship between the spine and the nervous system, a healthy and properly aligned spine could lead to better functioning nervous system, and therefore better functioning body, which gives us a better ability to adapt and respond to stress. Chiropractic care allows for a nervous system that functions at a more optimal level and helps our body to better adapt to stress.  If you have questions or co

Shoulder Pain

Chiropractic care is typically sought out by people seeking relief from neck or back pain.  At Dr. Maryam Jafarieh’s Fort Lauderdale chiropractic office, we are also skilled in treating extremities like the knees, elbows, and the shoulders. The shoulder joint is the body’s most mobile joint. It is surrounded by nerves, tendons, bursa, and other tissues which can all experience irritation and cause pain. This complex structure may require your chiropractor to assess your overall health and condition to target the root of the problem.  Shoulder pain can have many causes.  Whether pain began after an injury or has increased over time, chiropractic treatment is a safe and effective way to treat damage to both hard and soft tissue.  When shoulder pain is caused by joint irritation, relief can often be achieved through an adjustment .  Additionally, spinal misalignments in the neck and upper back could contribute to shoulder pain by irritating the spinal nerves from these areas which travel