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Important Things You Should Know About Whiplash Injury

Whiplash injury, (also called neck sprain or neck strain), refers to an injury to the soft tissues of the neck due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. Here are some important things you should know about this injury. Whiplash is common in people who suffer a blow to the head or suffer a slip or fall that causes the head to jolt backwards suddenly. It can also occur in people involved in a rear-end collision. The impact of the collision forces your neck and head to move back and forth suddenly and violently, causing these structures to stretch...

World Diabetes Day – Know the Risk Factors and Complications of Diabetes

In order to raise awareness and provide education about diabetes worldwide, World Diabetes Day (WDD) is observed on November 14 every year. The primary goal behind this global awareness campaign is to spread word about the impact of diabetes, its causes and complications and how it can be effectively managed and controlled. It draws attention to key issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps the condition firmly in the public and political spotlight. Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) that …

Don’t Forget to Warm Up Before Strenuous Exercise

One of the injuries and related musculoskeletal issues dealt with by chiropractic, physical therapy and pain management centers in Brooklyn, NYC is exercise-related stress. Many of these injuries and other internal abnormalities are caused by a lack of proper warming up before strenuous exercise. The importance of exercising is never disputed. But warming up before exercising is generally not given much thought. Warming up is perhaps as important as the exercising itself, since it helps prevent injury during the exercise....

What are the Treatment Options for Scoliosis Pain?

Scoliosis is the abnormal curvature of the spine. The condition generally occurs due to congenital or degenerative problems and can affect people of all age groups including children, teenagers and adults. It can affect any part of the spine, but the most common regions are the chest area in the thoracic and thoracic-lumbar regions. Scoliosis can be caused by neuromuscular conditions (cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy), birth defects (affecting the development of the bones of the spine) or injuries or …

Why Slip & Fall Injuries Are a Major Hazard for UPS Workers

Physical therapy and pain management programs by multispecialty healthcare centers in Brooklyn, NYC deal with preventing slip & fall accidents. In 2017, a Cornell fraternity was sued to not have properly maintained its staircase, which caused a UPS delivery worker to slip and fall. While the insurance company paid the UPS employee the workers’ compensation, it sued Cornell on behalf of the worker. Not many would consider workers for UPS, FedEx and other delivery services as doing something dangerous.....

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