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Maitland Chiropractor: Potential Causes for Swelling of One Hand

Some potential causes for swelling of one hand (asymmetric swelling):  Systemic causes include early-onset RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis), OA (osteoarthritis), polymyalgia rheumatica, sarcoidosis, Kawasaki and Takayasu diseases, and psoriatic and juvenile arthritis. Rheumatoid factor-seronegative disease is associated with inflammatory bowel disease, ankylosing spondylitis (AS), lupus, scleroderma, and dermatomyositis. Infectious arthritis can result from surgical or gastrointestinal infection, rheumatic fever, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, endocarditis, Lyme disease, intravenous drug use, or RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) …Read More

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 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

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