Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach Chiropractic Services

Here are only a few of the many chiropractic services that Dr. Finkelstein can offer you if you are in pain and live in the greater Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach area. Please do not hesitate to call us or visit our chiropractic practice if you require help with an injury or some form of pain management that is not listed here.

There are many alternatives to pain management. Give a Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach chiropractor a call today for more information!

Delray Beach Back Pain

Chronic or intermittent back pain can be draining and make your life miserable. Our Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach chiropractors can help relieve your pain whether it is caused by a misalignment of the spine or is a result of an injury. From low back pain to radiating pain along your entire spine, we will find a treatment that works for you.

Delray Beach Whiplash and Neck Pain

Whiplash often occurs as a result of a car accident, but what many people do not know is that it can also be caused by countless other situations, as mild as they may seem when they happen. Whiplash can even be caused by an inadequate sleeping position. Many people dismiss the pain thinking that the soreness will go away on its own, which only makes the injury worse. Our Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach chiropractors will be able to determine whether treatment for whiplash is needed.

Delray Beach Sports Injuries

Sports injuries aren't always as simple as a sprained ankle, stretched ligament or broken bone. They often require attentive Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach chiropractor care to mend properly without leaving long-term damage and pain. If you have been injured while practicing your favorite sport and are in pain despite having been treated for the initial diagnosis, our Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach chiropractors may be able to help.

Delray Beach Headaches and Migraines

Occasional headaches are common and most people take a few aspirin and forget about them. If, however, you find yourself suffering from headaches or migraines frequently, you may have a more serious, underlying condition that can be evaluated and treated by our experienced Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach chiropractors. Conditions such as whiplash and misaligned spines can often cause chronic or frequent headaches and migraines, so getting a professional opinion is strongly recommended.

Delray Beach Arthritic Pain

If you are living with chronic arthritic pain, you may have been told that your only option for relief is to manage your pain by taking pain killers as needed. You may be surprised to learn that a skilled Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach chiropractor can in many cases bring you blessed relief from arthritic pain without prescribing costly medication.

What Really Happens in an Auto Accident...

Here's a common scenario that occurs during an auto accident. You're stopped at a traffic light when suddenly you feel the impact of a car striking you from behind. It doesn't have to be much. Low speed, but enough that you have to get out and take a look at the damage. When you get to the back of your car, you notice nothing is dinged or dented on your car. Not even a scratch. The other driver shrugs and smiles apologetically and you both drive happily away. But the next morning you find you can hardly get out of bed. Your neck feels like you slept funny and you're walking around with a stiff neck the entire day – feeling like you overstrained yourself playing golf. What is happening here? After all, both cars were driving at such low speeds (5 miles per hour) that it seems unlikely that anything could have occurred.

Surprise! You've just suffered whiplash!

That's right, a study that examined the effectiveness of a new sensor that measures ligament length during motion testing shows just exactly how this happens. Understanding this might shed light on why low-impact accident victims can suffer serious pain and injury.

These findings indicate that relatively minor collisions may result in excessive loading to the spinal ligaments. A collision of just 6 mph can result in G forces of 6.5 - plenty enough to cause ligament stretching during whiplash movement in the seat of your car. Cholewicki J, Panjabi MM, Nibu K, Macius ME. Spinal ligament transducer based on a hall effect sensor. Journal of Biomechanics 1997;30(3):291-293.

Does No Vehicle Damage Mean No Injury?

Whiplash Injuries Linked More to Chassis Design Than Amount of Damage to Vehicle.

We work with many successful attorneys in Palm Beach and Broward counties, and most have asked me if there is a direct correlation between car damage and the degree of injury suffered by a patient. This is a common misconception! Frankly, this is the most frustrating type of auto accident to work with because with little or no vehicle damage, it is hard to believe that serious injury could have resulted. It seems the client must be exaggerating the extent of their injury. A recent study has shown, however, how these collisions can result in injury. It also revealed that minor vehicle damage can relate or even be the major contributing factor to occupant injury. The key to this concept is to recognize that the acceleration a car experiences is related to the "crush distance" in a collision.

Here is an example from the author of this study: A car hits a solid brick wall at 10 mph crushing the front of the car 5 inches. A second car, because of a different design, crushes only 2 inches. The first example is found to be 8 Gs of force; the second is found to be 20 G's of force. Thus, a collision with the same velocity, but with a crush amount smaller by 2.5 times will have a resulting G force 2.5 times greater.The author sums up this relationship as it relates to whiplash-type injuries: "On a vehicle with a chassis, no serious visual deformation may occur even though it is subjected to relatively high speeds of impact. Classically, we see this in the case of pickup trucks or all-terrain vehicles that are relatively fitted with a solid bumper-to-bumper chassis."

It seems certain chassis "hide" damage well – without minimizing the injury. The author of the study concludes that the classic whiplash injury associated with a great deal of litigation is most likely founded on the reasoning that if there was little or no vehicle damage, no injury can result. Motor vehicle bodies or bumper-to-bumper chassis offer little or no crushing effect on arresting obstacles when impacted. The use of stiff motor vehicle bodies and chassis will produce spiked G force loading to occupants, even if little damage occurs to the vehicle body or chassis. The lesson is an important one:

An occupant in a low speed collision with no damage to the vehicle may be at a significantly higher risk of injury than an occupant in a collision with a damaged vehicle!

This information was found in the following study:Robbins MC. Lack of relationship between vehicle damage and occupant injury. SAE 970494. A Special Message to Our Readers: We specialize in working closely with attorneys and their clients – particularly whiplash related injuries. What makes our service unique is that we understand the unique needs of the attorney. Here is what you can expect when you refer a client to us:

  • Ø Benefit #1. A thorough examination and report of injuries
  • Ø Benefit #2. Proper Medical/Orthopedic referrals
  • Ø Benefit #3. Psychological evaluations when necessary
  • Ø Benefit #4. Claim numbers obtained for you and your staff
  • Ø Benefit #5. Reports faxed to you within 24 hours of receipt
  • As you can see, working with our office can prove beneficial to you. Visit our office and let us prove to you how we can benefit you and your practice, or call: (561) 372-0353 to discuss anything mentioned in this newsletter. We are happy to openly discuss what our fees cost and the results that we produce compared to other options you may have available. You will be quite pleased and surprised. We look forward to talking to you soon!