Dr. Rachel Banks

Dr. Rachel Banks graduated from Jackson State University receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Pre-medicine in 1990. She then moved on to attend Life University when she was called to the healing aspects of Chiropractic care, she graduated in 1997 with a doctorate in chiropractic. She’s also a proud member of the Georgia Chiropractic Association. Dr. Banks joined the Arrowhead family in 2009 becoming the floater doctor in the Atlanta/Savannah/ Brunswick offices. Her belief and dedication to the field of chiropractic have made her an intricate part of Arrowhead Clinics. In 2016, she was asked to make a permanent move to Savannah taking over the Mall Clinic. Dr. Banks revamped the staff, implemented her own style of leadership and management and in 2018 her clinic won “The Most Goals Met” in 2017. Dr. Banks was born and raised in Atlanta and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority but enjoys living here in Savannah with her loveable furbaby - Lola.
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Can I Exercise After Visiting The Chiropractor?

Chiropractic care is becoming the most sought-after form of alternative medicine.

People are tired of the side-effects of prescription medication and "reactive" treatments.

They don't want to only mask the symptoms; they want to treat the cause of those symptoms.

Chiropractic care does all of that, while painkillers and surgeries only mask symptoms and are reactive treatments instead of proactive.

Chiropractic care can reduce pain, align your spine, improve several body functions, improve your posture, treat and prevent headaches, relieve stress...the list goes on and on.

Depending on what you're treating, your sessions may consist of short, routine adjustments, or they could be long-term treatment plans.

Each adjustment involves manipulations of the spine, tissues, and muscles.

Many people that seek out chiropractic care are already very health-conscious and take great care of their bodies.

They eat well, exercise, and are very mindful of their overall well-being.

Chiropractic care is just another part of making sure they get to reap the benefits of optimal health.

Many of those people usually plan on going to the gym or exercising at some point after their appointment with their chiropractor, but is that safe?

Exercising immediately after treatment carries the risk of disrupting the work you just received.

On the other hand, your chiropractor will more often than not recommend regular exercise as part of their treatment plan.

You should always speak with your doctor about exercising after your appointment, but in the article below, we will discuss whether or not you should exercise after a chiropractic appointment.

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The Role Of Advanced Technology In Chiropractic Diagnosis and Treatment

Chiropractic care has always been viewed as an alternative, all-natural, or holistic form of medicine used to improve your health.

However, that doesn't make it any less effective because it is still a highly effective form of spinal care that helps millions of Americans improve painful health conditions every year.

Chiropractic care is particularly useful for treating the neck pain and back pain, and can also treat headaches, sports injuries, and any other musculoskeletal injury.

Your chiropractor will diagnose and treat your symptoms, and perform chiropractic adjustments or spinal manipulations to treat the injuries or disorders.

But, there's also 6 questions everyone should ask their chiropractor.

Because of chiropractic care being known as an alternative form of medicine, few people think of technology when they think of chiropractic care.

However, in addition to manual adjustments, these treatments can now be done using different types of tools and advanced technologies.

Over the past few years, there have been many changes and advancements in chiropractic technology.

In the article below, we will discuss several of those changes and how they're moving chiropractic care forward.

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How Chiropractic Care Can Help Your Nerve Pain

Chiropractors practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that focuses on the nervous system of your body.

The most common and well-known procedures performed by chiropractors is spinal manipulation.

Spinal manipulation increases or restores joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into the affected joints.

Chiropractors are known to treat back pain, but they can also help with conditions like neck pain, headaches, and joint pain.

If you're suffering from nerve pain, chiropractic care may be the help you need.

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The 5 Most Common Work Related Injuries 

Thousands of workplace injuries occur every year, ranging from minor to severe, life-altering disabilities. 

Depending on the type of job one has, each worker will be faced with a range of various hazards that could cause an injury to occur. 

At Arrowhead Clinic, we have come up with a list of some common workplace injuries that our Chiropractic Doctors treat on a regular basis: 

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12 FAQ's About Car Accident Injuries

Being involved in a car accident can be a stressful time. If this is your first wreck, or even if it is not, you most likely have a ton of questions and don't know what steps you need to take next. 

We understand better than anyone how difficult this time can be, so we have compiled a list of the most common questions auto accident victims ask.

 

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Best Sleeping Positions for Lower Back Pain

Correct Sleeping Positions to Relieve Low Back Pain

Is your lower back pain affecting your sleep?

Lower back pain is bad enough to deal with all day, but it's even worse when you go to lay down at night and just can't find a position that is comfortable enough for your back. 

Lower back pain was named the leading cause of disability across the globe.

What’s even more interesting is that most back pain isn’t caused by serious medical conditions, like cancer or arthritis.

Instead, it’s often brought on by stress or strain from bad posture, awkward sleeping positions, and other lifestyle habits.

Sleeping is important, and there are several different sleeping positions that alleviate lower back pain.

Related post: list of symptoms caused by subluxation of the thoracic spine.


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12 Signs That You Should Go See A Chiropractor For Your Back Pain

There are many sources of pain and dysfunction in the back, and if one of the muscles or joints is injured or inflamed, it can create pain that may be difficult to treat. 

The spine is made up of 24 bones that are connected to muscles and ligaments that create the spinal column. This gives the body its form, function, and also holds and protects the spinal cord. 

If the spine becomes injured, it can cause chronic back pain.

Some symptoms of back pain will scream at you to see a Chiropractor for treatment. 

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The Main Symptoms Caused by Subluxation of the Cervical Spine

Did you know that many pain, injury, and illness symptoms are caused by spinal injuries and subluxations?

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Delayed Car Accident Injury Symptoms To Pay Attention To

Motor vehicle accidents can be horrific experiences no matter the severity of the damage or injuries. Everyone reacts differently to  an automobile crash. From extremely severe crashes to slight fender-benders, there is still a great amount of force when two vehicles collide with one another.  

When individuals are involved in a minor car accident, they usually do not notice their symptoms immediately following the wreck. This can happen for many reasons, but the most common are because of the release of adrenaline.  

If you've been in a car accident, it's crucial to see the best car accident chiropractor afterwards. 

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What Happens To Your Body During a Car Accident?

Understanding Survival Traits and Human Fight or Flight Physiology During and After a Car Accident

When you are driving or are a passenger in a car, the car and your body have kinetic energy.

When a sudden stop occurs, the energy from your movement is transferred to the brakes to help you stop quickly. In a sudden car crash, this kinetic energy is released and impacts the body, which can cause injury and pain.

Often times, people will feel an extreme sense of urgency take over their body giving them the ability to react quickly to danger.

Or after a collision, you might walk away pain-free claiming you haven't suffered any injuries.

Many patients report car accident injuries arising 2 to 3 days after the incident and often leave a crash reporting no injuries.

It's also common for people to describe a car crash in slow motion, know as slow motion perception.

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