Whiplash

Whiplash or Cervical Acceleration-Deceleration covers a broad range of injuries to the neck and spine associated with a reactive rebound movement to hyper-flexion or neutral position causing the spine to hyperextend and compress with force rapidly. Whiplash does not include bone injury and is only used to describe damage to soft tissue in that area of the body. These injuries often occur during motor vehicle accidents, however whiplash injuries are commonly found in certain sports and/or acti...

Workplace Injuries

Workplace Injuries WHAT KIND OF INJURIES ARE MOST LIKELY TO HAPPEN AT WORK? More than 35 per 10,000 full-time workers will experience a work injury that results in a musculoskeletal disorder (MSDs). MSDs describes any injury, injuries or pain experienced in one or more of the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, spinal discs and/or other supportive limb tissue. Examples of MSDs are disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, osteoporosis, carpal tunne...

Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis is a common cause of foot and heel pain, especially in middle-aged people. It can also affect certain groups of people that are on their feet often and put excessive stress on their foot, such as athletes and armed forces members. When excessive strain is put on the ligament that runs along the arch of your foot, tiny tears occur in the plantar fascia ligament. This leads to plantar fasciitis. Certain conditions or behaviors can also cause plantar fa...

Neck Pain

Neck Pain Your neck is extremely flexible and holds the weight of your head, so it can be very vulnerable to injuries and conditions that cause pain and restrict motion. Neck pain causes include: Neck Pain Causes: Worn Joints. Just like every other joint in your body, your neck joints have a tendency to wear down with age. Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage between your vertebrae to deteriorate and your body forms bone spurs that affect joint motion and cause pain. Muscle Strains. Too...

Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain Lower back pain affects at least 80% of us at some point in our lives. Perhaps 20-30% of people can be affected by lower back pain at any given time. While lower back pain is very common, the severity and symptoms of the pain vary greatly. For instance, a muscle strain in your lower back can be excruciating enough to necessitate an emergency room visit. While a degenerating disc might cause mild or intermittent discomfort. Lower back pain can be caused by a variety of problems...

Joint Pain

JOINT HEALTH TYPES OF JOINTS OF THE BODY All of our body parts are connected to each other by different types of joints. Every day we depend on joints to perform just about any task. From bending to walking to picking up small objects, joints are a very important part of our daily lives. That is why joint health is important. First let’s go over what types of joints are in the body. Synarthrosis Fibrous Joints are fixed joints composed of collagen fibers. These types of joints can be ...

Hip Pain

Hip Pain Hip pain is not uncommon amongst Americans. It is likely to be caused by a variety of problems. Over 7% of all Americans report that they experience hip pain in their bodies. The precise location of your hip pain can provide valuable clues about what the underlying cause is. Depending on the condition causing your hip pain, you may feel the discomfort in your: Thigh Inside of the hip joint Groin Outside of the hip joint Buttocks   Hip pain on your upper thig...

Headaches

HEADACHES TYPES OF HEADACHES Most of us have experienced headaches at some point in our lives, but not all headaches are the same. Here’s an overview of the most common types of headaches. Tension Headaches are a form of Muscle Contraction Headache and also the most common type of headache. They can be described as feeling pressure of varied intensity. These types of headaches can be the result of stress, muscle strain of the neck and scalp, changes in brain chemistry or high blood pr...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Do you have feelings of tingling or numbness in your fingers or hand? Do you experience weakness in your hands or have trouble holding a steering wheel because of your pain? If so, carpal tunnel syndrome might be the root cause of these symptoms. At Chicagoland Medical our professionals have years of experience treating patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and take this issue very seriously. Fortunately, there is hope! For most people who develop carpal tunnel syndrome, proper treatment can u...

TMJ Disorder

Are you experiencing lock jaw, aching facial pain, pain around your ears or just overall tenderness and pain in your jaw? If you’re nodding your head yes, then you might be experiencing symptoms of TMJ disorder. TMJ disorders can cause a clicking sound in your jaw or a grating sensation when you open your mouth or chew. If these symptoms are causing you pain and limitation of movement in your jaw, Chicagoland Medical has the medical attention you need! What Is TMJ Disorder? The temporoman...