A Q&A With Dr. Justin Grabouski On Chiropractic Care After Personal Injury

In Chiropractor on February 9, 2022 at 2:06 pm
Grabouski Chiropractic

Accidents happen, but it’s the aftermath that has the most effect on people’s lives. We recently sat down with Overland Park, Kansas, chiropractor Dr. Justin Grabouski to find out the benefits of chiropractic care after a personal injury. Here’s what he had to say.

Q: What, exactly, is a chiropractor?

Dr. Justin Grabouski: A chiropractor is a healthcare professional trained to treat the spine and nervous system. We practice a form of complementary medicine that can help ease people’s reliance on pharmaceuticals. Chiropractic care after personal injury might include helping to relieve pain from the back, neck, legs, pelvis, shoulders, arms, and hips.

Q: Are chiropractic treatments considered noninvasive?

Dr. Justin Grabouski: Absolutely. In our office, we provide gentle, targeted chiropractic adjustments to patients of all ages following accidents to aid the body in healing. We can help with range of motion and reduce inflammation triggered by an impact injury. A chiropractic adjustment following an accident drastically reduces the likelihood of needing surgery down the road to repair damage.

Q: How does chiropractic reduce inflammation?

Dr. Justin Grabouski: Any time you experience an injury, there can be microscopic tears in the tissues surrounding the impact site. Unfortunately, x-rays can’t pick these up on ligaments, tendons, and muscles. When you undergo chiropractic care after a personal injury, each adjustment encourages the body to produce its own anti-inflammatory chemicals. This decreases inflammation and can reduce pain while improving healing time.

Q: What are some symptoms of whiplash that chiropractic might be able to help with?

Dr. Justin Grabouski: Whiplash happens when your head is jerked quickly backwards or forwards. It is common during vehicle crashes, especially when rear ended. Whiplash can cause extreme pain, neck tightness, decreased range of motion, stiffness, jaw pain, and muscle spasms. When you undergo chiropractic after a personal injury, we will evaluate your condition and provide a treatment plan centered on chiropractic care to help you heal.

Q: Are there any long-term benefits to chiropractic care?

Dr. Justin Grabouski: Absolutely. In addition to reducing inflammation to recover from an injury, chiropractic care can also help treat migraine headaches, herniated discs, and vertigo. Ongoing treatments can also help reduce back and neck pain in the long term. Further, chiropractic is safe for people of all ages, meaning that the entire family can visit our office to experience the benefits.
If you’ve been injured in an accident and live in the Overland Park area, contact Grabouski Chiropractic today. The conveniently-located office offers walk-in and same-day appointments. Visit our website for more information!

Water Damage? Steps To File A Claim With Your Insurance Company

In Water Damage Specialist on January 6, 2022 at 8:57 am
Rytech Nashville

When you live in Nashville, you are no stranger to water. It’s not unusual to find yourself in a saturation situation between the Cumberland River and countless lakes, streams, and ponds. Fortunately, even heavy rain doesn’t typically enter our homes. But we aren’t immune to “accidental” water damage caused by broken pipes or other household mishaps. 

Do you know how to file a homeowner insurance claim if you experience water intrusion outside of a natural disaster?

In today’s quick post, Nashville-based Rytech water damage restoration experts walk us through the steps.

Slow The Damage

Before you ever pick up the phone, your top priority is to stop the water at the source. For example, if you’ve had a water main break, turn off your home’s main water supply. This may be located inside a utility closet or toward the road underneath a metal grate. If you can’t figure out where the water is coming from, contact a plumber for immediate help. Keep in mind here that water damage is not your only concern. Make sure that you are fully aware of electrical outlets and devices, and steer clear of these to avoid electrical shock.

Call Your Agent

Once the immediate danger has passed, contact your insurance agent or your homeowner insurance’s 24/7 emergency hotline. Let them know the situation, and ask them to give you more information about your policy’s water damage coverage. Your insurance advisor will likely suggest taking photographs of each affected space. Do this as soon as possible, and make sure to document items damaged during the intrusion event. You can take your photos with your phone’s camera and compose a document or spreadsheet with an inventory of your personal belongings damaged. This might include guitars, clothing, computers, furniture, and prescription medication.

Understand Limitations

While all policies are different, most insurance companies only cover water damage caused by accidental or sudden events, such as an overhead water pipe bursting. Acts of God, including flooding caused by torrential rains, may not be covered – for this, you will need a flood insurance policy administered by FEMA. Your insurance is unlikely to pay for damage caused by negligent home maintenance. For example, if your bathroom pipes leak into a wall over the course of several months, your insurance company may deny the claim.

Dealing with water damage isn’t fun for anyone. Fortunately, with expedient service from a trusted and experienced disaster recovery firm, you can lessen the extent of the damage and get your house back to normal.

Water damage may quickly lead to mold, depending on the time of year. Nashville weather is mild to warm from spring through the end of fall, so the sooner you have an expert restoration service onsite, the less chance you’ll run of having significant mold growth.

Rytech Nashville is ready to help after your personal disaster. Our mold remediation and water damage experts in Nashville will take care of everything; all you have to do is call (615) 640-4417 for a 24-hour emergency response.

Q&A: What Are The Signs of Learning Differences and What Can You Do To Help?

In Education on December 13, 2021 at 6:07 am

Currey Ingram

Many children with learning differences struggle in school long before receiving an official diagnosis, affecting their confidence and motivation. It is crucial to identify learning differences early on so both teachers and parents can provide the support they need. Currey Ingram Academy, a private school in Brentwood, covers some common questions related to identifying the signs of a learning difference in the following Q&A:

Q: What are learning differences?

A: Learning differences stem from the inability or difficulty to process information; this prevents a person from learning a skill and using it. Learning differences can affect a child’s ability to read, write, work, and compute, affecting non-verbal skills.

Q: What are reading-related learning differences?

A: Reading-related learning differences (like “dyslexia”) make it challenging for children to understand how letters represent a sound and how letter combinations make a word. They may also have problems with working memory or handling information at the moment.

Children might struggle with:

  • Reading at the standard pace
  • Understanding what they read
  • Accurately recalling what they read
  • Making inferences based on the reading
  • Spelling words

Q: What are writing-related learning differences?

A: Writing requires complex visual, motor, and information-processing skills.  Writing-related learning differences (also known as “dysgraphia”) may cause the following:

  • Slow and difficult handwriting
  • Difficult to read handwriting
  • Difficulty putting thoughts into writing
  • Written work that’s poorly organized or hard to understand
  • Problems with spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Q: What are math-related learning differences?

A: A child might have math-related learning differences (often referred to as “dyscalculia”) if he or she finds it difficult to:

  • Understand how numbers work in relation to each other
  • Calculate and solve math problems
  • Memorize basic calculations
  • Use math symbols
  • Understand word problems
  • Organize and record information while solving a math problem

Q: What are learning differences related to non-verbal skills?

A: A child with non-verbal differences like ADHD and ASD (aka “autism spectrum disorder”) may have trouble with the following:

  • Interpreting facial expressions and non-verbal cues in social interactions
  • Using language appropriately in social situations
  • Physical coordination
  • Fine motor skills such as writing
  • Attention, planning, and organizing
  • Higher-level reading comprehension or written expression

Q: What are the signs of learning differences in children?

A: Be on the lookout for these signs:

  • Poor mastery of reading, spelling, writing, or math skills expected of their age and grade levels
  • Difficulty in understanding and following instructions
  • Poor memory
  • Poorly-coordinated motor skills
  • A tendency to misplace belongings
  • Difficulty in understanding the concept of time
  • Resistance doing homework or activities that involve reading, writing, or math
  • Consistently cannot complete homework assignments without significant help
  • Defiant, hostile, or excessively emotional reactions at school or while doing academic work

Q: What can I do as a parent if my child has a learning difference?

A: Children with learning differences might experience performance anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, chronic fatigue, or loss of motivation. Some children might act out to divert attention from the challenges they face in school.

Learning differences must be addressed as early as possible to prevent more severe issues later. As a parent, you might want to consider the following:

  • Seek help. Hire a tutor or other trained professional so they can help your child improve academic, organizational, and study skills.
  • Arrange for accommodations. Talk to your child’s school or teacher(s) and see if your child can have more time to complete assignments or tests, be seated near the teacher to promote attention, use computer applications that support writing, or listen to audiobooks to supplement reading.
  • Consider therapy options. Occupational therapy might improve your child’s motor skills, while speech therapy can help address language skills. At Currey Ingram Academy, we can provide an assessment to see where your child falls within the many learning differences to prepare a plan for growth and improvement. Click here to schedule an assessment.
  • Enroll your child in a school focused on helping children with learning differences. Currey Ingram Academy is a private school in Brentwood that empowers students with learning differences to reach their fullest potential. The school’s life-changing, personalized instruction will help your child thrive and succeed beyond the four walls of a classroom.

Currey Ingram Academy is a private school in Brentwood that supports and empowers students with learning differences to achieve their fullest potential – academically and socially – within an environment that fosters holistic student development. Get in touch by calling (615) 507-3173.