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How Chiropractic Care Can Help Alleviate Your Recurrent Headaches Jun 1st, 2022

Headaches are a common pain condition, and in most cases, the pain is mild to moderate and temporary. But if you have recurrent headaches, your head pain experience is vastly different and can even be disabling.  When you have ongoing head pain, you may turn to medication to find relief. Unfortunately,...

How Physical Therapy Restores Your Mobility May 1st, 2022

When you have back pain or knee pain, your first instinct is to immobilize (stop moving) to stop the pain. Immobility is often recommended following an acute injury to prevent further damage, but movement is usually the first line of treatment. At Apple Wellness Center, our chiropractor, Michael Pasternack, DC, understands the value of physical...

That Ringing in Your Ears Could Be a Sign of Whiplash Apr 1st, 2022

Your neck is the most flexible part of your spine. This flexibility also makes it more susceptible to injuries like whiplash, the forceful back and forth movement of your head.  Symptoms from whiplash vary in type and severity. About 10% of people develop problems related to their ears, like ringing in the ears. ...

What To Expect When You Come In for Physical Therapy Procedures Mar 1st, 2022

When you have unexpected back pain or an injury like whiplash, your first instinct is to not move. You might think moving means more pain and more damage.  Initially, your instincts are right. But once you know the source of your pain or the severity of your injury, it’s time...

4 Types of Headache Disorders Feb 8th, 2022

Almost everyone gets a headache or two at some point in their life. But headache disorders are more than typical tension headaches. These are conditions that cause recurring head pain that affects your quality of life.  At Winchester Spine and Injury / Apple Wellness Center, our highly skilled chiropractor, Michael...

7 Neuromusculoskeletal Conditions that Chiropractic Care Can Help Jan 6th, 2022

Every move your body makes relies on the communication network between your peripheral nervous system and your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Conditions that affect this communication may result in health problems like pain, numbness, or weakness. Chiropractic care is all about improving communication between your central nervous...

Is Your Knee Pain Due to Bursitis? Dec 9th, 2021

If you suffer from knee pain, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that 25% of adults complain of pain in their knees.  You rely on your knees when standing, walking, and climbing stairs. Knee pain, no matter the cause, can make day-to-day activities impossible.  At Apple Wellness Center in Winchester, Virginia,...

Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy Nov 15th, 2021

Tingling, throbbing, muscle weakness, and poor coordination are some of the symptoms people have with peripheral neuropathy. Though, it’s estimated that about 20 million people in the United States have peripheral neuropathy, it’s believed that the number is much higher. Given the wide range of symptoms and lack of testing...

5 Benefits of Massage Therapy Oct 20th, 2021

Massage therapy is an ancient healing tradition used by the Egyptians, Greeks, and Chinese to treat many ailments. Though lost to upscale health clubs and luxury spas for a brief period of time, massage therapy is now offered by health institutions because of its many health benefits. At Apple Wellness...

The Long-Term Effects of Not Treating Whiplash Sep 22nd, 2021

After a minor fender bender, your main concern may be your car rather than your health. But during that unexpected car bump, your neck may have forcibly jolted forward and backward, causing muscle strain or soft tissue damage, also known as whiplash. Symptoms of whiplash may not appear until a...

Beyond Back Pain: 7 Ways Chiropractic Adjustments Can Improve Your Health and Well-Being Aug 9th, 2021

Chiropractic care is a type of manual therapy that might be best-known for addressing back pain. While it’s true that spinal manipulation is a key element of chiropractic adjustment, did you know that only about 35% of patients come to chiropractors for back pain? Chiropractic adjustments help align your musculoskeletal...