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Maitland Chiropractor: 28 Deaths Now Linked to Steroid Shots for Back or Neck Pain; 356cases

An outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid shots for back pain has now killed 28 people, with 356 confirmed cases, according to the latest numbers from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). And most of the cases have been caused by a mold that’s never been known to cause meningitis before. Cases have been identified in 19 states including: Florida (23 cases), Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North …Read More

Maitland Chiropractor: Natural Solutions for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

It has been known for over 3 decades that many conditions treated by surgery could be greatly improved and in some cases totally cured with pennies worth of nutrients, but there’s no money in pennies of nutrients. Surgeon Dr. John Ellis wrote extensively about how vitamin B6 cleared the majority of carpal tunnel syndromes, and other clinicians confirmed this. The normal dose for carpal tunnel syndrome reversal is anywhere from …Read More

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

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

Winter Partk Chiropractor: Arthritis Sufferers Experience More Bodily Injury in Accidents

It has often been argued by insurance claims adjusters that if an accident patient  has pre-existing arthritis (degenerative joint disease- sponylosis), that the resulting bodily injury was most likely pre-existing.  This claim couldn’t be further from the truth.  As an example, if a 22-year-old body builder and a 90-year-old man that is  4’2” and riddled with arthritis are both in the same accident, who will be hurt more, the person …Read More

Maitland Chiropractor Missed Disc Herniation or Protrusion?

Disc Protrusion is a generic term for a disc disorder that sticks out past the margin of the vertebral endplates and encompasses both disc herniation and bulging.  This term is best used when the data from the imaging studies is insufficient to discriminate between a herniated and bulging disc. Historically, when MRI was called NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance), almost 2 decades ago, the term protrusion was used exclusively.  This was …Read More

Pattern of Symptoms After a Whiplash Injury Maitland Chiropractor

Patients that have been in motor vehicle accidents often complain about headache, brachialgia (pain radiating into 1 or both arms), vertigo or dizziness, chewing and swallowing problems, visual-motor disturbances, such as blurred vision and reduced coordination, fatigue and reduced energy, neuropsychologic dysfunction, depression, irritability, and sleep disorders.  On clinical examination, reduced range of motion of the cervical spine is prevalent. One can distinguish between the mobility of the upper cervical …Read More

Strain / Sprain & Permanency in Winter Park

Strain/sprains can be permanent. There are 3 grades of sprain/strain: Grade 1: Overstretching of the ligament that is a transient condition that resolves.   Grade 2: Partial tearing of the ligament that does not heal, it wound repairs, with internal scar tissue called adhesions. This is a permanent change in tissue structure and leaves the joint unstable.   Grade 3: This is a complete tear of the ligament and can …Read More

Can Arthritis Cause More Bodily Injury in Accidents in Maitland?

It has often been said that if an accident victim has pre-existing arthritis (degenerative joint disease- sponylosis), that the ensuing bodily injury was most likely pre-existing. That couldn’t be further from the truth. As an example, if a 21-year-old body builder and a 92-year-old man that is  4’2” and riddled with arthritis are both in the same accident, who will be hurt more, the person with no arthritis or the …Read More