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  • Car insuracne coverage, Car accident injury treatment, Motor vehicle accident injury, Truck accident injury treatment
    18/04/2017 - Dr. Adam Zeccardi DC, FIAMA 0 Comments
    Insurance Coverage and the Ever-Present Risk vs. Reward Formula

    So, the main question at hand; Is the reward of not having the proper coverage / any coverage worth the risk?
    This will be a chapter 2 of sorts in the insurance series behind The Fallacy Of “Full-Coverage” Auto Insurance Policies In The State Of Florida blog post I have previously written. If you have not taken the time to read that one, please do so now.

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  • Back pain causes and treatment in Jacksonville FL
    01/04/2017 - Dr. Adam Zeccardi DC, FIAMA 0 Comments
    Back Pain: How and Why Is This Happening to Me

    Lower Back Pain

    Walking upright on two feet has advantages, but it also puts intense pressure on the spine, as well as on other muscles and bones. Add to this improper sitting, lifting, or reaching—and the normal wear and tear of working and playing—and you have the perfect recipe for back pain. That’s why back pain is the 2nd most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. In fact, some experts say, as many as 80% of us will experience a back problem at some time in our lives.1 Back injuries are a part of everyday life. They can cause a sharp pain or a dull ache and can be accompanied by a tingling, numbness, or burning sensation. . . .

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  • Whiplash injury treatment Jacksonville FL
    30/03/2017 - Dr. Adam Zeccardi DC FIAMA 0 Comments
    Whiplash Symptoms and Treatment Options in Jacksonville, FL

    Whiplash Treatment Options in Jacksonville, FL

    Whiplash is a generic term applied to injuries of the neck caused when the neck is suddenly and/or violently jolted in one direction and then another, creating a “whip-like” movement. This is essentially an acceleration/deceleration event. Whiplash is most commonly seen in people involved in motor vehicle accidents, but it can also occur from falls, sports injuries, work injuries, and other incidents that involve the acceleration and resultant deceleration of the body.

    Most whiplash injuries are classically associated with forward and backward movement of the head and neck. Side-impact crashes result in side-to-side or even oblique angled whiplash-style injuries, in which a person’s head is turned may induce injuries to the neck. Although severe whiplash injuries can result in paralysis and even death, most such injuries are relatively mild/moderate.

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  • Neck pain causes and treament in Jacksonville FL
    30/03/2017 - Dr. Adam Zeccardi DC FIAMA 0 Comments
    Neck Pain and How a Conservative Approach Can Help

    Conservative Care of Neck Pain

    Your neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. Incredibly, the cervical spine supports the full weight of your head, which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.

    The neck’s susceptibility to injury is due in part to biomechanics. Activities and events that affect cervical biomechanics include extended sitting, repetitive movement, accidents, falls and blows to the body or head, normal aging, and everyday wear and tear. Neck pain can be very bothersome, and it can have a variety of causes . . . 

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  • car crash, car accident injury, motor vehicle accident injury, truck accident injury
    27/03/2017 - Dr. Adam Zeccardi DC FIAMA 0 Comments
    The Fallacy Of “Full-Coverage” Auto Insurance Policies In The State Of Florida

    I cannot count how many times patients have presented to the office stating that they have been injured in a motor vehicle accident and have a “Full-Coverage” policy. These individuals are under the impression that all of their out of pocket expenses will be covered by the various insurance companies involved in the accident scenario. The scenario goes like this; they were stopped in traffic and were rear ended by another vehicle. So, lets label the vehicle that was rear ended vehicle 1 and the vehicle that caused the accident vehicle 2. The person in vehicle 1 is under the impression that vehicle’s 2’s insurance policy will cover all of the expenses, both property and medical, that are incurred being that they are not at fault in this incident. Man, there is a lot to talk about here.

    Let us back up a bit and dive into some of the intricacies of the Florida No-Fault auto insurance laws. The State of Florida is a “no-fault” state which I believe is mislabeled. It should be a “regardless of fault” state. So, no-fault means to the average person that no fault is assumed when an accident occurs and / or the person who caused the accident is responsible for paying all costs involved. Both of these assumptions are inaccurate. Now, I say regardless of fault because fault is assessed when an accident occurs and regardless of who is at fault the costs will be covered if you have a valid policy at the time of the incident, given the proper coverages are in place. Ok, what do I mean by this? Well, in the above scenario vehicle 1’s policy will cover the medical portion of the claims and vehicle 2’s policy will be covering the property portion. This is a contentious point, being the not at fault party’s insurance will be paying bills for an accident caused by an at fault party in a no-fault state. Wow, I am even confusing myself with this mess. Basically, regardless of fault means that regardless of who is at fault you are covered. And I believe this is a good thing. It’s nice to be in control of your situation and not rely on others to have the proper coverages in place to pay for their mistakes. Unfortunately in this day and age people are becoming increasingly less responsible for themselves and forget about them being responsible for others. This is why it is important to understand insurance matters and make certain you have the coverages in place to take care of yourself and your family. I will not even get into more complex scenarios involving hit and run incidents, drivers with no license, drivers with no insurance, DUI’s / matters of criminal behavior, or any on-the-clock potential worker’s compensation cases.
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  • ssoft tissue inuries, causes and treatments in Jacksonville FL
    27/03/2017 - Dr. Adam Zeccardi DC FIAMA 0 Comments
    Soft-Tissue Injuries: Better, Faster Healing

    Interest in instruments to extend the “reach” of chiropractors, massage therapists, and others got a boost in the ’80s when David Graston suffered a debilitating sports injury. Graston’s disappointment with the rehabilitation methods of the day caused him to create several stainless steel instruments with various shapes and angled surfaces. These instruments were designed to augment hands-only approaches to healing.

    Doctors of chiropractic have always worked their fingers into injured soft tissue to increase blood flow and break up restrictions. But fingers alone cannot detect restrictions at deeper levels, nor can they match the ability of the right instruments to treat the full range of restrictions. Today, several companies produce handheld devices used to perform what’s known as instrument- assisted soft-tissue mobilization (IASTM).

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  • Headaches, Migraines, Tension headaches, Cervicogenic headaches
    27/03/2017 - Dr. Adam Zeccardi DC FIAMA 0 Comments
    Headaches and Chiropractic

    If you have a headache, you’re not alone. Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea. What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you grit your teeth and carry on? Lie down? Pop a pill and hope the pain goes away? There is a better alternative.

    New research shows that spinal manipulation – the primary form of care provided by doctors of chiropractic – may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck.

    A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than a commonly prescribed medication.

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  • herniated discs, bulging discs and extruded disc injuries
    27/03/2017 - Dr. Adam Zeccardi DC FIAMA 0 Comments
    Herniated Discs, Bulging Discs, Extruded Discs Oh My!!!

    Spinal Disc Problems

    Eighty percent of people experience back pain, and at any one point in time, approximately 20% of the population has back pain. For many decades, doctors and scientists believed that most back pain was caused by “slipped” or “torn” discs. We now know this not to be true. Disc problems constitute only a small portion of the causes of back pain and rarely require surgery for pain relief.

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