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Treating Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation is not harmful in and of itself. It is the typical response of a body trying to protect itself from irritants and pathogens and begin to heal.

However, chronic inflammation can result in severe consequences. It occurs when more inflammation is created in the body as a response to the inflammation which already exists. The body traps itself in a very unhealthy cycle, whereby the inflammatory response never stops, and the body starts to attack healthy tissue. Chronic inflammation is a hot topic in the health industry, as it is the culprit behind some of our most dangerous health conditions.

The immune system develops in response to exposure to the surrounding environment. The more stressors which the immune system conquers, the stronger it becomes. When we take too many antibiotics to battle allergens and irritants, our immunity loses its ability to fight for itself.

Chronic inflammation is caused by an imbalance in a weakened or compromised immune system. There are foods and lifestyle choices that will maximize the risk of chronic inflammation, such as not getting enough sleep, experiencing constant or excessive stress, or eating a carbohydrate-rich diet.

Chronic inflammation can also occur when the sub-par immune system mistakes healthy tissue for unhealthy pathogens.

People are rarely diagnosed with “chronic inflammation.” Instead, they may learn that they have rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, or multiple sclerosis. Other conditions that are associated with chronic inflammation include allergies and asthma, congestion, high blood pressure, indigestion, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, pain and stiffness in the joints, shortness of breath, and unexplained weight gain.

To the average observer, chiropractic care would have very little to do with treating these conditions. What does the immune system have to do with your chiropractor?

Your chiropractor is a powerful ally in the battle against chronic inflammation. As with most illness and injury, a chiropractor takes a very different approach when healing chronic inflammation than a medical physician. Instead of masking symptoms and easing pain with painkillers, a chiropractor allows the body to perform at optimum levels in the way it was designed to operate.

Experts agree that adjustments assist in minimizing the production of two inflammatory substances, thus reducing inflammation throughout the entire body. In addition to the positive effects of spinal adjustments, lifestyle changes can have a positive impact on reducing the inflammation naturally.

Your chiropractor will not prescribe medications but instead looks at holistic solutions to your pain. They will provide recommendations regarding a nutritious diet, as well as supplements such as Vitamin D and magnesium, which will help provide relief. When the body gets healthier, over time, it begins to build the immune system and will develop the ability to fight back.

If you have been living a life dealing with pain and inflammation – and are tired of drugs which allow you to maintain and survive, but not thrive – call West Coast Wellness today. We will consult with you as to the best course of treatment to get your inflammation under control and your body back to wellness.  

Welcome to West Coast Wellness we offer services such as Auto Injury, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Whiplash, Pinched Nerve, Ringing in Ears, Why Chiropractic Care?, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Spinal Disc Restoration, Electromedicine, Herniated Disc Treatment, Degenerative Disc Disease

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Choose Chiropractic to Avoid Opioids

According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in 2019, an average of 130 Americans per day were dying of an opioid overdose. In fact, the opioid epidemic has caused an unprecedented crisis for everyday Americans who trusted their doctors to prescribe safe medication.

In the 1990’s, physicians were assured that the new class of opioid drugs were not addictive and could be safely prescribed to those suffering pain, such as after a car accident. This led to hundreds of thousands of citizens being given opioids to combat their pain, to devastating results. By 2017 an average of 47,000 Americans were dying from the usage of these medications; and  1.7 million were dealing with crippling addictions.

How could this happen? There are several reasons that opioids became so prolific. As stated above, the pharmaceutical industry told doctors that the drugs were safe to prescribe, and they did so freely.

A second societal reason for the rapid acceptance of opioids may be the legality of drug advertising  to the direct consumer. The United States is one of only a handful of countries which allows this type of advertising, and the drug companies take advantage of it. Consumers are inundated with information regarding pharmaceutical drugs – whether over TV, radio, or in print. Over time, many consumers believe that the only answer to their pain is a painkiller, and insist on this type of remedy.

No one blames the unsuspecting patient, who is simply in pain and looking for relief. For years, the data showing the addiction rate was not available, and many well meaning doctors prescribed these medications. But these statistics are now available, and may be shocking.

  • Up to 29% of patients prescribed opioids for pain will misuse them
  • Up to 12% develop addiction
  • Between 4-6% transition to heroin
  • 80% of heroin users began on prescription opioids
  • In just 14 months (July 2016 to September 2017) overdoses increased 30%.
  • Overdoses increased 54% in large cities and over 70% in the Midwest during the same period.  Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse.

The Healthcare Dilemma

The healthcare system in the United States currently does not encourage people to seek out healthcare which will work best for them. Rather, they are incented to choose the options which are covered by insurance. Therefore many are forced to choose pharmaceutical solutions because they are advertised to them and prescribed, versus holistic solutions which are exposed in a meaningful way.

Yet the opioid crisis only accentuates the fact that many drugs prescribed by the medical community do not solve health problems – they simply mask symptoms. In many cases, such as described above, the drugs can make things exponentially worse.

Chiropractic care, by comparison, treats the source of the illness or injury, safely and naturally. It is impossible to overdose on chiropractic care. And while you may “get addicted” to your chiropractic treatments, you will only get healthier and stronger.

Take Control of Your Care 

If you are experiencing chronic pain due to a car accident or any other reason, contact an experienced chiropractor today for a consultation.

Staying healthy, and healing without the introduction of dangerous and addictive drugs, is crucial to your long-term health. Call West Coast Wellness today to discuss treatment options and affordable payment plans.

Welcome to West Coast Wellness we offer services such as Auto Injury, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Whiplash, Pinched Nerve, Ringing in Ears, Why Chiropractic Care?, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Spinal Disc Restoration, Electromedicine, Herniated Disc Treatment, Degenerative Disc Disease

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First Things First: After a Car Accident

The first moments after a car accident can be chaotic and confusing. In the rush of making sure everyone is okay, checking out the damage and exchanging documents, it can be easy to dismiss any small aches or pains you may be feeling.

Of course, if you sustained serious injuries you may have been transported to the hospital. But for tens of thousands of motorists each year, treatment is denied because they “feel fine” and go home as soon as the paperwork is finished and the car is towed.

If You Don’t Feel Pain

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, however, you shouldn’t take the damage which may have been done to your body lightly.

When human beings are put into a stressful or scary situation, adrenaline is released by the body. Adrenaline is associated with “fight or flight” syndrome, and allows an individual to get through the situation, often without feeling pain. This means that you may legitimately not experience pain, even if you have in fact sustained an injury.

The problem is that if you have sustained an injury to your back, neck, or spine, it can grow worse over time. Someone who has recently been in a car accident may think they are uninjured, but begin to experience symptoms days or even weeks later. These symptoms may include numbness in the extremities, pain in the back or neck, or dizziness. If these symptoms occur later, you may not associate them with the accident.

But if your vertebrae, discs or spine were injured, there may be swelling or inflammation surrounding the injury. If this is true, symptoms may not manifest for weeks, months, or even years. Sadly, much of the pain felt over the years can often be avoided rather easily with a visit to your chiropractor.

But The Doctor Said You Were Fine

Medical practitioners look for breaks, fractures, and internal bleeding. They will often send a patient home with a clean bill of health, never realizing that they have sustained an injury. The will typically prescribe a painkiller to handle any pain or inflammation you may be feeling. Unfortunately, those painkillers will only mask the pain from your injury – not heal or fix it.

This is why even if you have seen an ER doctor or visited a physician, you should call a chiropractor as soon as possible. Chiropractors operate under a different set of protocols, seeking to restore the body to total, holistic health rather than simply treating a singular symptom. Through a series of adjustments, the damage done to your spinal column is remediated, often making ongoing pain medication unnecessary.

In Conclusion

If you have been in a car accident, it is important to make sure that you have not sustained any injury which could result in long term damage and unnecessary pain. Even if you have been to the emergency room and released. Call a chiropractor as soon as possible to ensure that your health is completely covered.

Did You Know? In the State of Florida, your PIP insurance will cover the treatment of your injuries up to $10,000.

At West Coast Wellness, we are committed to your total health both immediately following a car accident, and in the future. If you have any questions regarding treatment, call us today and schedule a free consultation.

Welcome to West Coast Wellness we offer services such as Auto Injury, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Whiplash, Pinched Nerve, Ringing in Ears, Why Chiropractic Care?, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Spinal Disc Restoration, Electromedicine, Herniated Disc Treatment, Degenerative Disc Disease

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Nokomis, FL Accident Doctor

Dr. Barr is highest Google rated accident doctor in the Nokomis area who treats many patients throughout Sarasota County. As one of Nokomis’ highest Google rated accident doctors, he can quickly treat your injuries and provide you the proper medical documentation needed for a personal injury case if you decide to pursue that path. Remember: You only have 14 days to seek medical care if you suffered any injuries in an auto accident, or you run the risk of your insurance company denying your claim. With a wealth of knowledge of which personal injury lawyers go to trial and which ones do not, Dr. Barr can guide you through the many questions you might have for your case.  

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If you have been injured and are in need of an accident doctor, the last thing you need to worry about is how your medical care is going to be paid. West Coast Wellness is experienced to when it comes to invoicing the appropriate venues: insurance company, medical lien, attorney lien and even a third party. You want to be sure your medical expenses are processed correctly. Because of this, you can concentrate on your recovery and not worry about the medical bills.

Dr. Barr at West Coast Wellness, has treated many accident injuries that have resulted in:

  • Back Pain
  • Broken Bones
  • Contusions
  • Dizziness
  • Leg Pain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Spasms
  • Tension
  • Whiplash

If you are looking for an accident doctor in the Nokomis area, contact West Coast Wellness now. You owe it to yourself and your family to get medical care from a doctor who knows exactly what they are doing when it comes to accident injuries. Your first call should be to West Coast Wellness for proper accident treatment. Call today at 941-210-3969. Dr. Barr is standing by ready to help in your recovery.

Accident Doctor Nokomis:

Dr. Barr is the accident doctor of choice in the Nokomis area and also works with patients from these areas throughout Sarasota County including SarasotaNorth PortVeniceNokomisOspreySiesta KeySouth VeniceCasey Key, Southgate, The MeadowsVamoVenice GardensBee RidgeDesoto LakesFruitvilleNorth SarasotaGulf Gate EstatesKensington ParkLake SarasotaLaurelPlantationRidge Wood HeightsSarasota Springs and South Gate Ridge

Welcome to West Coast Wellness we offer services such as Auto Injury, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Whiplash, Pinched Nerve, Ringing in Ears, Why Chiropractic Care?, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Spinal Disc Restoration, Electromedicine, Herniated Disc Treatment, Degenerative Disc Disease

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Venice, FL Accident Doctor

Dr. Barr is highest Google rated accident doctor in the Venice area who treats many patients throughout Sarasota County. As one of Venice’s highest Google rated accident doctors, he can quickly treat your injuries and provide you the proper medical documentation needed for a personal injury case if you decide to pursue that path. Remember: You only have 14 days to seek medical care if you suffered any injuries in an auto accident, or you run the risk of your insurance company denying your claim. With a wealth of knowledge of which personal injury lawyers go to trial and which ones do not, Dr. Barr can guide you through the many questions you might have for your case.  

Click or Call Now To Get Started.

If you have been injured and are in need of an accident doctor, the last thing you need to worry about is how your medical care is going to be paid. West Coast Wellness is experienced to when it comes to invoicing the appropriate venues: insurance company, medical lien, attorney lien and even a third party. You want to be sure your medical expenses are processed correctly. Because of this, you can concentrate on your recovery and not worry about the medical bills.

Dr. Barr at West Coast Wellness, has treated many accident injuries that have resulted in:

  • Back Pain
  • Broken Bones
  • Contusions
  • Dizziness
  • Leg Pain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Spasms
  • Tension
  • Whiplash

If you are looking for an accident doctor in the Venice area, contact West Coast Wellness now. You owe it to yourself and your family to get medical care from a doctor who knows exactly what they are doing when it comes to accident injuries. Your first call should be to West Coast Wellness for proper accident treatment. Call today at 941-210-3969. Dr. Barr is standing by ready to help in your recovery.

Accident Doctor Venice:

Dr. Barr is the accident doctor of choice in the Venice area and also works with patients from these areas throughout Sarasota County including SarasotaNorth PortVeniceNokomisOspreySiesta KeySouth VeniceCasey Key, Southgate, The MeadowsVamoVenice GardensBee RidgeDesoto LakesFruitvilleNorth SarasotaGulf Gate EstatesKensington ParkLake SarasotaLaurelPlantationRidge Wood HeightsSarasota Springs and South Gate Ridge

Welcome to West Coast Wellness we offer services such as Auto Injury, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Whiplash, Pinched Nerve, Ringing in Ears, Why Chiropractic Care?, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Spinal Disc Restoration, Electromedicine, Herniated Disc Treatment, Degenerative Disc Disease

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North Port Accident Doctor

Dr. Barr is highest Google rated accident doctor in the North Port area who treats many patients throughout Sarasota County. As one of North Port’s highest Google rated accident doctors, he can quickly treat your injuries and provide you the proper medical documentation needed for a personal injury case if you decide to pursue that path. Remember: You only have 14 days to seek medical care if you suffered any injuries in an auto accident, or you run the risk of your insurance company denying your claim. With a wealth of knowledge of which personal injury lawyers go to trial and which ones do not, Dr. Barr can guide you through the many questions you might have for your case.  

Click or Call Now To Get Started.

If you have been injured and are in need of an accident doctor, the last thing you need to worry about is how your medical care is going to be paid. West Coast Wellness is experienced to when it comes to invoicing the appropriate venues: insurance company, medical lien, attorney lien and even a third party. You want to be sure your medical expenses are processed correctly. Because of this, you can concentrate on your recovery and not worry about the medical bills.

Dr. Barr at West Coast Wellness, has treated many accident injuries that have resulted in:

  • Back Pain
  • Broken Bones
  • Contusions
  • Dizziness
  • Leg Pain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Spasms
  • Tension
  • Whiplash

If you are looking for an accident doctor in the North Port area, contact West Coast Wellness now. You owe it to yourself and your family to get medical care from a doctor who knows exactly what they are doing when it comes to accident injuries. Your first call should be to West Coast Wellness for proper accident treatment. Call today at 941-210-3969. Dr. Barr is standing by ready to help in your recovery.

Accident Doctor North Port:

Dr. Barr is the accident doctor of choice in the North Port area and also works with patients from these areas throughout Sarasota County including SarasotaNorth PortVeniceNokomisOspreySiesta KeySouth VeniceCasey Key, Southgate, The MeadowsVamoVenice GardensBee RidgeDesoto LakesFruitvilleNorth SarasotaGulf Gate EstatesKensington ParkLake SarasotaLaurelPlantationRidge Wood HeightsSarasota Springs and South Gate Ridge

Welcome to West Coast Wellness we offer services such as Auto Injury, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Whiplash, Pinched Nerve, Ringing in Ears, Why Chiropractic Care?, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Spinal Disc Restoration, Electromedicine, Herniated Disc Treatment, Degenerative Disc Disease

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Sarasota Accident Doctor

Dr. Barr is highest Google rated accident doctor in the Sarasota area who treats many patients throughout Sarasota County. As one of Sarasota’s highest rated accident doctors, he can quickly treat your injuries and provide you the proper medical documentation needed for a personal injury case if you decide to pursue that path. Remember: You only have 14 days to seek medical care if you suffered any injuries in an auto accident, or you run the risk of your insurance company denying your claim. With a wealth of knowledge of which personal injury lawyers go to trial and which ones do not, Dr. Barr can guide you through the many questions you might have for your case.  

Click or Call Now To Get Started.

If you have been injured and are in need of an accident doctor, the last thing you need to worry about is how your medical care is going to be paid. West Coast Wellness is experienced to when it comes to invoicing the appropriate venues: insurance company, medical lien, attorney lien and even a third party. You want to be sure your medical expenses are processed correctly. Because of this, you can concentrate on your recovery and not worry about the medical bills.

Dr. Barr at West Coast Wellness, has treated many accident injuries that have resulted in:

  • Back Pain
  • Broken Bones
  • Contusions
  • Dizziness
  • Leg Pain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Spasms
  • Tension
  • Whiplash

If you are looking for an accident doctor in the Sarasota area, contact West Coast Wellness now. You owe it to yourself and your family to get medical care from a doctor who knows exactly what they are doing when it comes to accident injuries. Your first call should be to West Coast Wellness for proper accident treatment. Call today at 941-210-3969. Dr. Barr is standing by ready to help in your recovery.

Accident Doctor Sarasota:

Dr. Barr is the accident doctor of choice in the Sarasota area and also works with patients from these areas throughout Sarasota County including SarasotaNorth PortVeniceNokomisOspreySiesta KeySouth VeniceCasey Key, Southgate, The MeadowsVamoVenice GardensBee RidgeDesoto LakesFruitvilleNorth SarasotaGulf Gate EstatesKensington ParkLake SarasotaLaurelPlantationRidge Wood HeightsSarasota Springs and South Gate Ridge.

Welcome to West Coast Wellness we offer services such as Auto Injury, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Whiplash, Pinched Nerve, Ringing in Ears, Why Chiropractic Care?, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Spinal Disc Restoration, Electromedicine, Herniated Disc Treatment, Degenerative Disc Disease

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