Dr. Roy Vogel

Dr. Vogel is a chiropractor with Arrowhead Clinic in Decatur, Georgia since 1992. He provides outstanding care, often working with patients who have work or auto-related injuries. Dr. Vogel offers a range of treatments including physical therapy and rehabilitation. He brings over 26 years of experience caring for patients with a painful headache, neck and back pain.
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5 Tips for a Healthy Spine

5 Tips for a Healthy Spine 

Many things you can do to improve the overall health of your spine involve practicing better body mechanics, posture, and the way you complete daily tasks and activities. 

  • Improve your Posture 
  • Sleep Tight, Sleep Right 
  • Strengthen your Core 
  • Lift Properly 
  • Maintain a Healthy Weight 
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Expectations vs. Reality - What To Expect After Chiropractic Care

There are many misconceptions out there when it comes to what benefits you'll receive after you visit the chiropractor.

Some people think it's dangerous. Some people think it's a holistic medicine that doesn't really work.

And others think miracles will happen during their first visit.

None of these ideas are reality, and the truth lies somewhere in between.

Chiropractic care is real, and it benefits your health.

While you most likely won't think a miracle has happened the first time you leave the office, over time you are likely to experience significant benefits from your care.

There is a science that backs chiropractic care, and your doctor of chiropractic is very well educated.

Below we will take a look at some of the biggest myths when it comes to chiropractic care, and what you can expect during your first visit.

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Do Manual Chiropractic Adjustments and Therapies for Neck Pain Help?

Does Chiropractic Care Really Help Relieve Neck Pain?

People are turning to their chiropractors to ease their neck pain.

Your neck pain chiropractor can perform a manual adjustment, among other things, that will treat the underlying issue of your pain.

They won't just throw pills at you — pills that often have nasty side effects.

Neck conditions your chiropractor can treat are:

  • Cervical (neck) intervertebral disc injuries that don’t require surgery
  • Cervical sprain injuries
  • Degenerative joint syndrome of the neck (e.g., facet joints)
  • Facet joint sprain
  • Whiplash

So, are you curious as to what a chiropractor does in order to relieve your pain?

In this blog, we take an in-depth look into how chiropractic care works for Neck Pain Relief.

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Neck pain can be extremely debilitating.

If you suffer from neck pain, or if you ever have, I'm sure you were desperate for relief.

Our first reaction is to grab the painkillers or go to your primary care doctor to be prescribed painkillers.

Manual therapy and resistance techniques can help reduce neck pain and other symptoms.

Therapeutic massage can help relax tense muscles. Trigger point therapy is used to relieve tight, painful points on a muscle.

Not sure when is the right time to receive treatment for your neck pain? Read our blog post, When to See a Doctor for Neck and Upper Back Pain, for more information. 

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Drunk Driving Car Accidents in Georgia

It is believed that 1 out of 3 car accidents are related to intoxication. Their drunk driving accidents have slowly risen over the years. 

From 2011-2015, Georgia experienced a 36% rise in alcohol-related car accidents.

In fact, 2015 marked the highest percentage when it came to drunk driving fatalities, which sat at around 366 deaths.

In this blog, we will be exploring drunk driving car accidents in the state of Georgia.

If you've been injured in a car accident, contact our car accident chiropractors for assistance.

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Georgia Car Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers

Every State experiences its fair share of car accidents.

However, as you can imagine, some states experience more than others. Especially when the drivers involved are often drunk.

When it comes to the drunk driving stats in Georgia, one thing is surprising:

They’re exceptionally high.

Not only are their drunk driving stats high but so are their auto accident ones in general. So much so that they get almost double the national average!

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Everything You Need to Know About Car Accidents and Whiplash

What Is Whiplash?

The more you know about whiplash, the more likely you are to recover. The more you ignore whiplash, the more serious the condition becomes.

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Why Does My Back Hurt Worse After Visiting The Chiropractor?

Is it Normal to Feel Worse After a Chiropractor?

Sometimes your back may hurt worse after visiting a chiropractor. Back pain can ruin your plans for the day, or make you call off of work.

When you visit a chiropractor for Back Pain Relief, you never think that you will still experience any pain after your visits.

But you do.

Why?

In this blog, we take a look at a few reasons why you are still in pain after your trip to the chiropractor, and how to adjust to chiropractic care.

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Nothing is more debilitating than having a back that’s out of whack.

From picking up your child to bending over and grabbing the newspaper, your back is integral to everything that you do.

A sore back just makes life harder!

The natural solution to curing a back that isn’t feeling quite up to par is to visit a quality chiropractor.

Related post: What happens when you crack your back?

What if you use that correct logic but after your adjustment, your back still hurts just as much, if not more?

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How Soon After a Car Accident Should I See a Chiropractor?

Seeing a Chiropractor After a Recent Car Accident

When you are involved in a Car Accident it is always advised to seek the help of a Chiropractic Doctor right away.

If you suffered serious injuries such as broken bones, or traumatic brain injury, you should go immediately to the emergency room.

In this article, we discuss how and when to seek medical attention at your local chiropractor's office following an accident, and how chiropractic care helps relieve accident injuries.

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When you are involved in a Car Accident, emotions and adrenaline are running high, which means it can be easy to ignore pain symptoms immediately after the crash occurs. 

As a result, many people have a tendency to leave the accident scene thinking they do not need medical attention right away. 

Unfortunately, failing to seek immediate medical care after an auto accident can be costly and delay the recovery process. 

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Common Symptoms Caused by Injuries to the Lumbar Spine

The last part of this three-piece series is about the final section of the spine, the lumbar region.

This section of the spine is located below the cervical and thoracic sections and is made up of five vertebrae known as the L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5.

Injuries and subluxations to the spine can be severe but are not typically life-threatening.

Early treatment is important to the prognosis of lumbar spine injuries because these five vertebrae contain precious nerves and spinal cord tissue that control communication between the brain and the legs.

Therefore, damage to the spine subsequently has the largest effects on the hips, groin, and lower abdominal muscles.

If you are having trouble sleeping because of your back pain, here are the Best Sleeping Positions for Lower Back Pain.

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List of Symptoms Caused by Subluxation of the Thoracic Spine

The second section of this three-piece series has to do with thoracic spine subluxation. 

The thoracic spine is made up of twelve vertebrae, known as T1 through T12. It is located between the cervical and lumbar levels, right in the middle of the spine at your mid back.

These twelve vertebrae and nerves connect directly to the rib cage, thus allowing easy communication with the central parts of the body. 

If you are experiencing back pain, you should see a back pain chiropractor as soon as possible.

 

 

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If You Don't See a Chiropractor Now You'll Hate Yourself Later

Do I Need to See a Chiropractor After a Personal Injury Accident?

As an injured victim of a personal injury accident, your top priority should be seeking quality medical treatment at a chiropractic clinic.

Chiropractors treat 33% of all accident victims, which is appropriate because most accidents result in injuries like whiplash, soft tissue injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, and cervical, thoracic and lumbar strains and sprains.

Visiting a chiropractic doctor who specializes in car crash injury treatments will improve your joint mobility and decrease the chance of suffering from long-term soft tissue damage.

In this blog, we review personal injuries and why seeing a Chiropractor is the best course of action following your accident.

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Seeing a Chiropractor is something that many people fail to consider when they are injured.

Seeing an experienced Chiropractor can, however, have many health benefits that range from pain relief to a strengthened immune system. 

Waiting to seek medical treatment after you have suffered an injury is something that you should avoid. If you wait too long, you risk creating more health issues for yourself.

If your injury was due to an accident, it could also mean risking your legal rights. Here is an in-depth explanation of some of the reasons that you should not wait to see a chiropractor if you are in pain.

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