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How To Prevent Injuries From A Rollercoaster

Why do rollercoasters cause pain?

Rollercoasters can be thrilling and exciting but they can cause injury in your neck, muscles, ligaments, tissues, and bones.

It’s important to note if you are already experiencing pain before going on the rollercoaster. During a ride you can bend forward abruptly, make hard twists and turns. This can increase the pressure on your discs located in your back. These movements can inflict serious pain especially if one suffer from back pain already.

How to prevent injury or pain

Stretch: In order to reduce pain, you can stretch regularly. Before getting on any rides, stretching can loosen up tight muscles. This can help reduce muscle spasms by loosening up your muscles.

Hydrate: Drink lots of water. Our muscles are mainly made up of 75% water. Water can help muscles, blood vessels, and joints function. Muscle tissue is made up of about 75 percent water.

If you’ve recently been on a rollercoaster and suffer from an injury or pain, an orthopedic doctor can diagnose the pain. (323) 264-7600

 

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How To Strengthen Your Back At Home

An estimated 75 to 85 percent of all Americans will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime. ~www.aans.org

Do you suffer from back pain? Most people suffer from back problems. Strengthening your back can help with the pain. Exercises like the Cat Dog one in the Pop Sugar video below, improves muscle balance and coordination. This can make it easier to keep your spine stable and strong. Which then can make it easier to walk, dance, run, and carry things. Exercises like this one can improve your spine, upper back, lower spine, and hamstrings.

If these exercises do not help and the pain is much more severe, make an appointment to meet with an orthopedic doctor. They can properly diagnose the pain.  Call (323) 264-7600.

 

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Is Skateboarding Safe?

Skateboarding can lead to serious injuries from fractures to broken bones. It’s important to wear proper padding and a helmet. The speed of the jumps and falls can cause serious injury. Youth, like the one in the video posted below, have to go undergo rehab and required therapy to heal from injuries.

50,000 Americans go to the emergency room every year for skateboard accidents. -king5.com

Serious injuries can require a proper diagnosis from an orthopedic doctor. An orthopedic doctor can help create a personalized plan for your injury which can include physical and occupational therapy. Its important to provide proper care for any serious injury to prevent further damage or tears that may require surgery. Book a consultation today (323) 264-7600.

 

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Have You Recently Been in a Car Accident?

Vehicle collisions can cause serious exposure of shock to your body. Collision injuries might not be as clear right away. Endorphins act as painkillers for the pain. At first, it may seem as though the car accident didn’t cause any external to internal injury. A couple days later, you are prone to pain, dizziness, discomfort, and numbness. Car accidents can cause head injuries, neck injuries or sprains, jaw injuries, cervical bone dislocations, shoulder injuries, dislocations, spinal disc injuries, fractured ribs, and fractured bones. Whiplash and bruising are very common in accidents. It’s always good to visit a specialist to prevent further damage.

An orthopedic surgeon specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions relating to the musculoskeletal system i.e. the bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, or muscles. ~www.ontoorthopedics.com

Always schedule an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon to make sure there are no major injuries. Surgeons are specialists in stitching back tissue and muscles, resetting bones, and rebuilding muscular tissues internally. An orthopedic surgeon is the specialist you want to see when there’s any injury involving muscles, bones, or joints.

If in need of a specialist, schedule a consultation (323) 264-7600. We are here to help.

 

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Need Help Reducing Neck Pain at Work?

 

86% of American workers sit at a desk all day long.

If you’re like most people, you probably spend a significant part of your day at work in front of a screen. And if it isn’t a computer desk at work, it’s a T.V., smartphone, or tablet. The amount of time in front of a screen can go be hours. Your posture can cause pain and discomfort. Here are some ways to reduce neck and back pain!

Tip #1 Desk Setup  

It’s important to have a comfortable and adjustable chair. Try switching up the positioning of your mouse, printer, and keyboard.

Tip #2 Sitting with Support

Adjust the height of your chair so that your feet touch the floor. Its important to have your feet flat on the floor. This will prevent your posture from slouching forward.

Tip #3 Monitor Height

Most people have a monitor that is low. Place the monitor so the bottom is equal to the level of your chin. When the monitor is too low or not centered, it creates slouching and stiffness in your neck from the angle.

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Pee Wee Football with Huge Injuries

Youth in Sports

Children as young as 5-6yrs old are playing contact sports. Shoulder and knee injuries are very common in tackle football. Youth can be victims of shoulder dislocations, torn ACLs, fractures, ligament tears, and broken bones. A common symptom is overuse.

Overuse injuries affect tendons, bones and joints and can result from playing the same sport and performing the same movements too often, too hard or at too young an age with inadequate recovery time. ~ usatoday.com

Take Precautions!

It’s important to allow time for the body to rest and heal. Athletes should report injuries. Coaches should encourage injury-preventative exercises and decisions. Parents and youth should become more educated in sports safety and proper technique.

If in need of a doctor that can help you with your child’s injury, contact us at  (323) 264-7600. We are here to help.

 

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