Understanding, Preventing and Treating Common Upper Back Injuries If you’ve ever struggled to climb out of bed after a day of helping a friend move, or you’ve noticed that it’s harder to lift your arms after a particularly intense workout, then you know that upper back pain is more than just a nuisance. Now imagine…
Posture is a habit that we all form early in life. And like many other habits, it can have dramatic impacts on our health, even for those active in the Pembroke Pines area.
Whiplash often seems like a minor inconvenience at first, but when left untreated, it can cause chronic pain and lead to more serious health conditions in the future.
The danger of rear-end collisions is that you might not realize you’ve been injured until much later. While some people experience pain immediately after the accident, others don’t see any symptoms until weeks later, and at that point, they may not realize where the injury originated from.
When our patient John pulled out from the Applebees on Pines Boulevard and stopped at the intersection on N. Palm Avenue, he had no idea his life was about to change for the worse. He’d barely stopped at the light when another car hit him from behind. The collision happened so fast he could barely remember what happened. But his body would feel the effects for months afterward.
What started as relatively manageable headaches and knee pain had worsened into frequent headaches, neck pain, low back pain, pain down his right leg and knee pain. Over the years, Matt had used up many sick days from work to travel to Ft. Lauderdale for appointments with neurologists.