Condition of the Month: Whiplash

Definition: An injury to the soft tissues of the neck that occurs from a sudden jerking or “whipping” of the head. This type of motion strains the muscles and the ligaments of the neck beyond their normal range of motion. Whiplash often occurs when a vehicle stops suddenly in a car crash or is struck from behind. Either of these two actions causes things in the vehicle to be thrown forward – including passengers. A seat belt will keep a person’s body from being thrown forward, but the head may snap forward, then backward, causing a whiplash injury in the neck. In addition to car accidents, whiplash can be caused by roller coasters and other amusement park rides, sports injuries, or being punched or shaken. (Whiplash is one of the hallmarks of shaken baby syndrome).

Symptoms: Often, you feel pain and stiffness in your neck for the first few days following a whiplash injury. Then, you feel better, but the pain and stiffness may come back several days later. The discomfort you feel may involve surrounding muscle groups in your head, chest, shoulders, and arms. Neck pain and/or stiffness. Blurred vision. Difficulty swallowing. Irritability & fatigue. Pain between the shoulder blades. Pain in the arms or legs, feet and hands. Nausea, ringing in the ears. Vertigo/Dizziness. Numbness & tingling pain in the jaw or face.

Treatment: Chiropractic care works on correcting complications and relieving pain associated with whiplash injuries. To see if chiropractic may be able to help you call 360 Chiropractic at #320-257-0360 today for a complimentary consultation.

360 Chiropractic Hosts Patient Appreciation Week; Raises Funds For The Anna Marie Alliance

Sartell, MN – As part of their 13th official Patient Apprectiation Week July 16-20, 360 Chiropractic in Sartell generated over $13,000 in free services to their patients in exchange for donations totaling more than $2,000 for the Anna Marie Alliance, a new record for the event.

“This event is a unique way we can give back to both our patients and our community at the same time,” said Dr. Jon Anderson, owner of 360 Chiropractic.

During the event, 360 Chiropractic practitioners, Dr. Jon Anderson, Dr. Marc Anderson and Dr. Brent Venables treated nearly 150 patients to courtesy wellness adjustments in exchange for donations for the Anna Marie Alliance which totaled more than $2,000.  The Anna Marie Alliance is a local organization that provides safe shelter, support and referral services for battered women and their children and promotes violence prevention within our community.

“We have designated the funds for our school youth program,” said Maxine Barnett, Anna Marie’s Executive Director.  “Our staff works with children and youth who may have been in situations where abuse was happening in the home or with teens who may be in abusive relationships.  75% of teens who had used violence in the past stated that their use of violence had decreased.  90% stated they had learned skills to help them leave an abusive relationship.  Intervention at the time of the abuse, as well as prevention, are key to reducing violence in the community…and it’s working.”

“We have heard from students who have been victimized as well as those who have perpetrated acts of violence about how our programs have changed their lives,” Barnett said.  “Our hope is that what they learn can be passed from generation to generation and peer to peer.  Thank you to the patients and staff at 360 Chiropractic for caring so deeply about our work.”

“Being able to help fund a program such as this is exactly why we created our Patient Appreciation Week,” Dr. Anderson said.  “The bonus is that our patients see how much we value their health, as well as the well-being of their community.  The response and generosity of our patients to this event has been tremendous.”

360 Chiropractic is located in the health care plaza in Sartell, Minnesota.  Our mission is to educate our patients about natural solutions that will provide improved health, comfort and physical strength while providing exceptional holistic body care and enabling all to experience an enhanced quality and quantity of life.  We offer 100% Activator chiropractic care from three full time chiropractors and have extended hours for your convenience.  In addition to chiropractic care, we offer acupuncture, physical rehabilitation, massage therapy and nutritional counseling.

360 Chiropractic Patients Unite, Donate To Catholic Charities Food Shelf

St. Cloud Area, MN — 360 Chiropractic located in Sartell, MN conducted a “Help Us Help Others” food & funds drive in November to raise resources for the local food shelf at Catholic Charities. Patients and staff worked together to raise $260 cash and 103 pounds of food to help feed the hungry.