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2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Chiropractic Blog Posts

2017 was a fantastic year in terms of chiropractic healing. At ChiroCare of Florida, we pride ourselves in aiding those who are dealing with chronic pain or suffering after an accident. We strive to be as informative as possible, which is why our Chiropractic Blog is constantly updated with new, helpful posts.

Read on to discover our top posts of 2017, and how they could benefit you.

1. How Soon After an Accident Should You See a Chiropractor?

True to its title, "How Soon After an Accident Should You See a Chiropractor" answers the age-old question of how soon is too soon to visit a physician following a car crash. The answer here is simple, it is never too soon. After experiencing an accident, you should visit a chiropractor as soon as possible to assure your spinal health is still in tact. This blog describes the common injuries experienced after an accident, how chiropractic care can help aid in the healing process, and how Florida law dictates the situation should be handled.

2. How Long Should I See a Chiropractor?

When beginning chiropractic treatment, you may be confused as to how many treatment sessions you'll be required to undergo. What are you expected to do once you receive a diagnosis? Will your chiropractor assign you a program plan? "How Long Should I See a Chiropractor" answers these questions and more, preparing you for what you should expect out of a chiropractic visit and which red flags you should be on alert for.

3. Chiropractor vs. Massage Therapy: What’s the Difference?

Sometimes it's difficult to tell which is worse: how difficult suffering back pain can be or how annoying it is to get rid of. When attempting to rid yourself of pain, you may be conflicted over choosing chiropractic treatment or massage therapy. "Chiropractor vs. Massage Therapy" outlines the various similarities and differences between the two treatments, and steers you in the correct direction to solve your pain problems.

4. Most Dangerous Intersections in Broward County

It's no secret that driving in Florida is not the safest thing in the world. In fact, Broward County was the site of the second highest number of crashes reported in Florida. Here in South Florida, it's not surprising that people are eager to pinpoint which driving destinations they should avoid. "Most Dangerous Intersections in Broward County" does just that. This post lays out the seven most accident-prone intersections in the County. Spoiler alert: Avoid Atlantic Blvd. and U.S. 1 at all costs.

5. 5 Exercises for a Healthy Spine

Coming in at number five on our top list of 2017, "5 Exercises for a Healthy Spine" was a post eagerly read by individuals who were quick to jump on the preventive-therapy train. This post details exercises one could perform whether they are recovering from an existing injury or simply striving to keep their spinal health in check. It is important to note you should speak with an experienced chiropractor prior to performing any new exercises, as you want to be sure these activities won't aggravate or worsen a preexisting condition.

6. Most Common Causes of Distracted Driving

It's unfortunate but it's true: Distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents. In Florida, more than 39,000 crashes caused by distracted drivers led to accident injuries, while hundreds of thousands caused property damage. But, what's actually to blame for these wrecks? "Most Common Causes of Distracted Driving" gets to the bottom of what's causing this plethora of accidents.

7. What’s the Difference between a Chiropractor and Physical Therapist?

Similar to the confusion involved between chiropractic care and massage therapy, many individuals are unsure whether their pain would be best suited for a chiropractor or a physical therapist. "What’s the Difference between a Chiropractor and Physical Therapist?" discusses the common features these practitioners share, and also pinpoints where they differ. Though they may share a common goal, each practice has its own benefits and a patient may require a combination of treatments to assess and prevent injuries.

8. 13 Whiplash Statistics You Should Know

Whiplash is commonly associated with pain resulting from auto accidents. However, whiplash can be caused by a number of things, such as a fall or a sports-related injury. You should always visit a qualified chiropractor before making any decisions about your pain. However, it's perfectly understandable you might be curious about the stigma surrounding your injuries. If you've been experiencing pain but are weary about declaring it "whiplash," check out these "13 Whiplash Statistics You Should Know."

9. Most Dangerous Intersections in Miami-Dade County

We've already warned you about the problematic intersections in Broward County, home to the second highest number of crashes reported in Florida. Now, welcome to Miami-Dade County, the site of the highest number of crashes in the state. In 2015, the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported that 63,451 car accidents were reported in Miami-Dade. The roads can be so risky, a Miami Commissioner banned minors from soliciting donations for school activities and clubs at 10 specific intersections, due to them being too dangerous. Do you frequent the "Most Dangerous Intersections in Miami-Dade County?"

10. See E-Stim Therapy in Action! – Electric Stimulation Demo

In today's digital age, patients want to see their treatments performed before they commit - therefore, video posts are highly successful in informing the public about an exciting chiropractic treatment. E-Stim, or electric stimulation therapy, is a treatment option that is effective in treating pain with a minimally invasive technique. Check out the "Electric Stimulation Demo" video for yourself to learn if E-Stim could be an option for you!

ChiroCare of Florida is looking forward to making 2018 just as memorable as 2017. Stay tuned for more chiropractic tips, and don't hesitate to dial 877-377-4448 and contact a ChiroCare of Florida physician for a consultation now.

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