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Maitland Chiropractor: Is Your Car Making You Sick?

Most people can readily recognize the aroma of a new car.   Some call it, the new car smell, but did you know that this new car smell is a toxic cocktail of harmful chemical? That all familiar smell emanates largely from chemicals known as volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, that leach from glues, paints, vinyls and plastics in the passenger compartment. The fumes from VOC’s can trigger headaches, sore throats, …Read More

20 Probiotic Benefits for Children

1.  There is evidence to suggest probiotics are safe and effective in treating persistent diarrhea in children. 2.  Lactic acid bacteria as probiotics reduce the risk for infantile eczema. 3.  Probiotic and prebiotic supplementation improves the symptoms of children with atopic dermatitis. 4.  Probiotics and prebiotics significantly prevent eczema and atopic eczema in infants. 5.  A probiotic mixture has positive effects on symptoms of constipation in children. 6.  Lactobacillus acidophilus …Read More

Maitland Chiropractor Many Neck Injuries Go Undetected

Occult Ligament Tears are complete tears or ruptures of the ligament (ligaments connect bone to bone).  Neck trauma, such as whiplash from a car accident, the ligaments are severely compromised and often rupture from overstretching, as a result of the trauma (like whiplash in an auto accident). Often, patients present clinically with severe symptoms, yet are both neurologically and structurally intact. Frequently with occult ligament tears, the structure stays in …Read More

Maitland Chiropractor: Opportunity to Reduce NSAID Pain Meds at Home

Would you like to reduce or eliminate your consumption of NSAID pain medications like ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin and various prescription NSAID’s?   A 2006 study published in “Surgical Neurology” by where Maroon treated 250 patients who had been seen by a neurosurgeon and were found to have non-surgical neck or back pain with 1,200 mg per day of omega-3 fatty acid (FA).   After taking the omega-3 FA for 30 days, 59% …Read More

Maitland Chiropractor Functional Diagnostic Medicine

Functional Diagnostic Medicine or FDM is an organized system to assess and treat the underlying cause of many chronic diseases that people commonly suffer with. FDM is patient focused and NOT disease focused model. Example: A FMD practitioner encounters a patient who presents with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) they don’t “treat” the patient’s RA, but instead assess the weaknesses and imbalances in that patient’s physiology to try to understand why the …Read More

Maitland Chiropractor Overlooked & Often Misdiagnosed in Whiplash Victims

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is the result of pressure of a nerve bundle in the neck between the collar bone and a rib caused by a spasm of the scalenus muscle or a congenital misplacement of the muscle into the first rib. Symptoms of TOS are weakness, tingling, numbness of the arm and portion of the hand as well as heaviness of the upper extremities and headaches. In many patients …Read More

Maitland Chiropractor Spinal Cord Compression vs. Spinal Cord Abutment

 When a space occupying lesion (something that doesn’t belong in a space, i.e. splinter, bullet or tumor) or in the form of a herniated disc (by definition always from trauma), goes beyond the borders of the disc/vertebrate into the spinal canal, it can touch and/or push the spinal cord.  If it pushes the spinal cord against the back of the spinal canal in a “pincer” fashion, with pressure both in …Read More

Maitland Chriropractor Steering Wheels Injuries

In automobile accidents, the steering wheel can be considered a “blunt instrument” that can create bodily injury. The one thing in common for virtually every driver is that they are holding onto the steering wheel during an accident, leaving their hands and wrists exposed to injury. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common steering wheel injuries. Conservative care is indicated as soon as possible, often with favorable …Read More

Maitland Acupuncture & Whiplash

The term whiplash (neck pain from an acceleration/deceleration injury) in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can result in pain and discomfort or weakness in one or both sides of the upper back, neck and head. The quality of pain could be stabbing, burning, and/or spasm, and is often associated with stiffness and numbness. Whiplash is caused by a physical trauma which usually causes injury to the soft tissue of the neck …Read More

Orlando Chiropractor: Whiplash Injury

What is whiplash?  Another name for whiplash is cervical acceleration-deceleration injury.  In this example, there is a rear impact and the occupant’s first motion is up. This is called the ramping effect and is due to the spine pushing against the seat, flattening the spinal curve. This upward motion, in many cases, causes the head to rise above safe levels of the head-rest. The neck-head fully extends past its normal …Read More