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DOES PAIN AFFECT MY PERFORMANCE?

Posted on 05-19-2017

DOES PAIN AFFECT PERFORMANCE By Dr. Barry D. Shapiro Do you ever feel restricted, have limited flexibility, difficulty keeping good posture?  You may have a muscle w...

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HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC CARE RATE IN SURVEYS?

Posted on 05-10-2017

HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC RATE IN SURVEYS? By Dr. Barry D. Shapiro In the Gallop – Palmer Nationally Representative Survey on Chiropractic: 77% of those surveyed who went to a Chiroprac...

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SHOULD I EXERCISE MY NECK?

Posted on 05-10-2017

SHOULD I EXERCISE MY NECK? By Dr. Barry D. Shapiro There are strength training exercises that can be done for the neck muscles.  Whether you should do them depends on yo...

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CAN YOU EXERCISE WHILE YOU WORK?

Posted on 05-10-2017

CAN YOU EXERCISE WHILE YOU WORK? By Dr. Barry D. Shapiro We all have activities and responsibilities that occur during our day and repeat day to day or week to week.  Wh...

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WHERE IS MY BACK PAIN COMING FROM?

Posted on 04-26-2017

WHERE IS MY BACK PAIN COMING FROM? By Dr. Barry D. Shapiro The lower back is made up of 5 bones.  The pelvis is made up of 3 bones.  Problems can occur in either the lower back...

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IS YOUR IMBALANCE IN DAILY ACTIVITY CAUSING YOUR NECK OR BACK PAIN?

Posted on 04-26-2017

IS YOUR IMBALANCE IN DAILY ACTIVITY CAUSING YOUR NECK OR BACK PAIN? by Dr. Barry D. Shapiro Do you carry a camera bag, attaché case, purse, diaper bag, or tool box every day?&...

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IS CHIROPRACTIC A NATURAL WAY TO HEALTH?

Posted on 04-05-2017

Chiropractic A Natural Way to Health                      By Barry D. Shapiro, D....

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IS MY WALLET CAUSING MY BACK PAIN?

Posted on 04-05-2017

SHOULD I KEEP MY WALLET IN MY BACK POCKET? by Dr. Barry D. Shapiro Do you keep your money, credit cards, identification, and important documents in your wallet?  Do you keep...

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DOES CRACKING YOUR KNUCKLES CAUSE ARTHRITIS?

Posted on 03-22-2017

DOES CRACKING YOUR KNUCKLES CAUSE ARTHRITIS? by Dr. Barry D. Shapiro Does "cracking your knuckles" cause arthritis is one of the frequently asked questions I have gotten over the y...

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CAN CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP PREVENT BACK SURGERY?

Posted on 03-08-2017

CAN CHIROPRACTIC PREVENT BACK SURGERY? By Dr. Barry D. Shapiro Depending on the research you choose to review back surgery is necessary in only 1 out of 100 or 1 out of 10 cases.  (1%-1...

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SCOLIOSIS - CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP WITH SCOLIOSIS?

Posted on 03-06-2017

CAN CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP WITH SCOLIOSIS? By Dr. Barry D. Shapiro Scoliosis – a sideways curvature of the spine.  It most frequently shows up between the ages of 10-20.&n...

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HOW TO CONDITION AN ATHLETE?

Posted on 02-22-2017

CONDITIONING – HOW TO CONDITION AN ATHLETE? By Dr. Barry D. Shapiro Conditioning for athletic activity requires several steps to get into great condition for quality performance. ...

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WHAT ARE THE RULES TO FOLLOW TO INCREASE STRENGTH WHEN WEIGHT TRAINING?

Posted on 02-22-2017

                HOW DO I STRENGTH TRAIN TO INCREASE MUSCLE SIZE AND STRENGTH?       &nbs...

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HOW DO I BUILD TONE AND INCREASE ENDURANCE WHEN WEIGHT TRAINING?

Posted on 02-08-2017

HOW DO I STRENGTH TRAIN FOR SLEEK TONED MUSCLES? By Dr. Barry D. Shapiro Do you want to build tone? Do you want to increase endurance? Don’t want to increase size of your mus...

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WHAT IS A WELL ROUNDED WEIGHT AND STRENGTH TRAINING WORKOUT?

Posted on 02-08-2017

WHAT IS A GOOD WEIGHT TRAINING – STRENGTH TRAINING PROGRAM? By Dr. Barry D. Shapiro Do you want to do a full body workout but don’t want to spend hours in the gym? ...

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TIPS FOR CARE OF THE LOW BACK

Posted on 01-25-2017

 Helpful hints for care of the low back: a bakers dozen   1.    While doing a job utilize proper tools for the job rather than trying to improvise by using pure stamina...

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HEAT INSTRUCTIONS - HOW TO APPLY HEAT

Posted on 01-18-2017

HEAT INSTRUCTIONS Application for Musculo Skeletal complaints Need: damp washcloth or small towel, hot pack, large dry bath towel Procedure 1 Place one thickness of dam...

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WEAK BACK - WHY DO I HAVE A WEAK BACK?

Posted on 01-13-2017

WEAK BACK - WHY DO I HAVE A WEAK BACK? by Dr. Barry D. Shapiro    “I’ve had a weak back for years,” is a comment the doctor hears frequently when severe back pa...

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HEADACHES - IS MY NECK CAUSING MY HEADACHES?

Posted on 01-11-2017

HEADACHES – IS MY NECK CAUSING MY HEADACHES? By Dr. Barry D. Shapiro Do you get throbbing pain in the upper neck at the base of the skull?  Do you get pain up the back of your...

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THE BRAIN BODY CONNECTION

Posted on 01-11-2017

THE BRAIN BODY CONNECTION By Dr. Barry D. Shapiro, D.C.,P.A. Brain – Body – Organ – Function – Control – Coordination The central nervous system is made ...

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SPRAIN OR STRAIN - DO I HAVE A SPRAIN OR STRAIN?

Posted on 12-21-2016

SPRAIN OR STRAIN – DO I HAVE A SPRAIN OR STRAIN? By DR. BARRY D. SHAPIRO Many doctors diagnose injuries as a sprain/strain.  Not only do these two terms relate to ...

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SUBLUXATION - WHAT IS A SUBLUXATION?

Posted on 12-14-2016

SUBLUXATION – WHAT IS A SUBLUXATION? By: DR. BARRY D. SHAPIRO SUBLUXATION – an incomplete or partial dislocation of a joint resulting in misalignment, reduction in spinal mobilit...

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WHAT ARE THE THREE MOST COMMON BENEFITS OF A CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT?

Posted on 12-09-2016

WHAT ARE THE THREE MOST COMMON BENEFITS OF A CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT? By Dr. Barry D. Shapiro, D.C., P.A. Removal of nerve pressure known as “pinched nerves”. Increased ...

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I WAS INJURED ON THE JOB - DO I NEED A REFERRAL TO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR?

Posted on 11-23-2016

I WAS INJURED ON THE JOB - DO I NEED A REFERRAL TO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR? Workers Compensation covers on the job injuries i.e. those injuries that occur while at work.  Chiropractic care cove...

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I WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT – HOW CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP ME?

Posted on 11-02-2016

I WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT – HOW CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP ME? By Dr. Barry D. Shapiro You are stopped in traffic or at a red light, you hear screeching tires, and then BOOM &ndas...

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I WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT AND I DON'T HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE - CAN I STILL BE TREATED FOR AN AUTO INJURY?

Posted on 10-28-2016

If you drive and you have automobile insurance, you are covered for injuries related to the accident.  The coverage falls under the section called Personal Injury Protection (PIP). The pri...

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HOW MANY CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENTS WILL IT TAKE TO FIX MY PROBLEM?

Posted on 10-26-2016

HOW MANY CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENTS WILL IT TAKE TO FIX MY PROBLEM? by Dr. Barry D. Shapiro Healing time varies more with the type of injury and the body part injured than with ...

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I WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT - AM I COVERED FOR MY INJURIES?

Posted on 10-21-2016

Florida Statutes require you to see a doctor within 14 days of your accident to be covered under your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance.  You normally have up to ten thousand dol...

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HOW LONG IS A TYPICAL CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT?

Posted on 09-23-2016

When scheduling time for care and treatment of your body it is important to know whether the care is for: 1. Wellness Care 2. Relief Care 3. Corrective Care 4. Rehabilitative C...

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HOW MANY TIMES A WEEK DO I NEED CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT?

Posted on 09-22-2016

My first question to you is "What is wrong that needs treatment?". Are you in pain with muscle spasm, swelling and inflammation? Is a body part or organ system not work...

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DO I NEED A DOCTOR'S REFERRAL TO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR?

Posted on 08-31-2016

According to the laws of the State of Florida you do not need a referral to see a Chiropractor in most cases. Chiropractic Physicians go through 4 years of college, 4 years of Chiropractic scho...

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CAN CHILDREN BE TREATED WITH CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Posted on 08-31-2016

The most important organ in your body is your central nervous system made up of the brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves.  It is the first organ to form in the developing child after ...

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MUSCLE RELAXERS - SHOULD I TAKE MUSCLE RELAXERS?

Posted on 08-31-2016

Most muscle spasm is created by your body to protect you from pain and additional injury. Just like you put a splint on someone's broken arm or a brace on an injured knee, the body creates spa...

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SLIPPED DISC - DO I HAVE A SLIPPED DISC?

Posted on 08-24-2016

If you have a disc problem it can present itself in one of three ways: 1. It can bulge out of position like a bubble in a tire called a bulging disc. 2. It can tear on the outside cartilage and so...

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DISC SURGERY - SHOULD I GET DISC SURGERY?

Posted on 08-24-2016

Surgery to spinal disks has been studied for decades by a large variety of groups. The results are similar in all studies done. The federal government study findings were that one ou...

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IS MY CHILD'S CAR SEAT CAUSING MY BACK PAIN?

Posted on 08-17-2016

In order to get your child safely from one place to another by car we need safe car seats for our kids.  They must be strong, attach securely to the car, and have good straps to secur...

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WHY DO I GET BACK PAIN PLACING MY CHILD IN THE STROLLER?

Posted on 07-27-2016

WHY DO I GET BACK PAIN PLACING MY CHILD IN THE STROLLER? By Dr. Barry D. Shapiro Placing your child in a stroller requires several important considerations to protect your back.&...

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WHAT ARE THE FEATURES OF A GOOD STROLLER?

Posted on 07-27-2016

WHAT ARE THE FEATURES OF A GOOD STROLLER? BY: Dr. Barry D. Shapiro When buying a stroller there are several features to keep in mind: It should be stable with or without the child insi...

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IS YOUR CHILD'S CAR SEAT CAUSING YOUR BACK PAIN?

Posted on 07-25-2016

In order to get your child safely from one place to another by car we need safe car seats for our kids.  They must be strong, attach securely to the car, and have good straps to secur...

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DOES A CAR SEAT/STROLLER COMBINATION HELP OR HURT MY BACK?

Posted on 07-13-2016

Some strollers made today have a child car seat that can be detached from the stroller and used in the car. The idea has its advantages but it can create unintended consequences for the child&rsqu...

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OSTEOARTHRITIS - DO I HAVE OSTEOARTHRITIS?

Posted on 06-16-2016

Many patients come in saying they were told that they have osteoarthritis and there is nothing that they can do about it.  That is not necessarily so. “ITIS” means inflamma...

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ICE - HOW SHOULD I APPLY ICE?

Posted on 06-13-2016

The proper application of ice for new musculoskeletal injury provides anti-inflammatory properties and relief of pain without the use of drugs and without harmful side effects. You will need a da...

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WELLNESS CARE - WHY YOU NEED WELLNESS CARE

Posted on 06-13-2016

The last time you saw a doctor why did you go?  Were you in pain, injured, sick, feverish?  Chances are good you went for one of these things, not because you had no symptoms! The...

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SCIATICA - WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

Posted on 06-01-2016

The sciatic nerve includes  5 nerves from the lower back and pelvis and those nerves connect to everything from your waist down.  Portions of your bladder, your colon, your reproductive ...

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SCIATICA RELIEF - HOW DO I RELIEVE THE PAIN?

Posted on 05-25-2016

Pain is a message sent to the brain by the body through a series of nerves.  Trauma, injury, inflammation, swelling, or pressure on a nerve is translated as pain and transmitted to your b...

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SCIATIC PAIN WHAT IS THAT

Posted on 05-18-2016

The sciatic (pronounced sy attic) nerve is actually 5 different nerves, not one nerve.  They come out of the spine in the lower back and pelvic area.  The sciatic nerve provides ...

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SCIATIC PAIN - WHAT WHERE WHEN WHY?

Posted on 05-16-2016

SCIATIC PAIN - WHAT WHERE WHEN WHY? A shooting pain down the leg, radiating pain into the buttock, numbness or tingling in the legs or feet, pain into the groin.  There are lots of...

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SHOULD I BE BENDING OVER BACKWARDS?

Posted on 05-05-2016

STOP BENDING OVER BACKWARDS Whether you think you are stretching, exercising, or strengthening stop bending backwards.  The structures of the spine include bones, discs, ligame...

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WHAT IS THAT SHOCK?

Posted on 05-05-2016

What is that shock A jolt of electricity, a jolt of pain, a sharp spasm, a stinging, a tingling.  Different people describe it different ways. It is a pinched nerve. Since th...

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WHAT ARE THE 8 DANGER SIGNALS?

Posted on 05-04-2016

THE EIGHT DANGER SIGNALS Headaches, stiffness of the neck, pain between the shoulders, painful joints, backache, pain in arms or legs, numbness in hands or feet, or nervousness.  These...

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