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Low back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor. This pain can occur due to injury or normal wear and tear. It can also result from using your back too little or too much.


Neck pain is most commonly caused by vertebrae (bone) joint misalignments (malposition) and the resulting muscle spasms. Pinched nerves in the neck can cause pain, numbness and tingling (pins and needles) which can radiate into the arm, hand and fingers.


Whiplash is a common side effect of auto accidents and some serious sports injuries. According to Spine-Health, “whiplash is a term that describes injury to the neck that occurs as a result of a motor vehicle or car accident…” In these cases, the neck snaps forward and then snaps backward, causing severe pain and strain the neck muscles and vertebras. Severe impacts cause the neck to alter from the resting C shape to a curved S shape shortly after impact. Because the S shape is outside of the spine’s normal range of motion, there is an increased risk for damage to the ligaments and discs in the neck.


We see a large number of people in our Brandon, FL clinic, and Dr. Richard J. Robinson has helped countless people manage a range of health problems. Even so, the primary concern that seems to stop many women and men from pursuing treatment is whether or not chiropractic adjustments are safe. Fortunately, according to three separate studies (out of countless on the issue), the answer to this question is a clear: "Yes! Chiropractic is safe!"


Most patients are unsure of what to expect during their first visit to a chiropractor. At Bloomingdale Chiropractic, we strive to be the best chiropractic clinic in the Brandon area. Our services are designed to make our patients feel relaxed and confident that we can alleviate whatever back, neck, head, or general pain problem they are having.


A common cause of pain and/or pins and needles (tingling and numbness) which travels (radiates) down the leg and sometimes into the feet and toes is Sciatica.


Auto Accidents: Common Symptoms

Common symptoms experienced in the neck after automobile accidents are often referred to as whiplash. These symptoms can include neck pain, loss of movement in the neck, neck stiffness, tension and/or migraine headaches, pain in the jaw area (TMJ) or pain, numbness and/or tingling which can travel down the arm into the hand and even the fingers.


At Bloomingdale Chiropractic, we see patients for various pains and aches. In our 27 years of experience, the three most common ailments of our patients are neck pain, back pain, and sciatica. While these injuries might have different causes, one of the main causes that we see is from a pinched nerve.


If you are dealing with shoulder pain after a car accident, you're not alone. Dr. Richard J. Robinson sees this type of condition often in our Brandon, FL office. The key to recovering from shoulder pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.


Chronic Migraine Headache

These vertebrae encase the brain stem (upper spinal cord) which include all the cranial nerves I – XII. Cranial nerve II (optic nerve) when pinched causes visual disturbances associated with migraines.


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