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  • Drug-Free Pain Management
    30/08/2018 - Dr. Adam Zeccardi DC, FIAMA 0 Comments
    September is Drug-Free Pain Management Month

    North Florida Spine and Injury Center Celebrates September as National Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month

    September is designated
    as National Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month: an opportunity
    to raise public awareness about the dangers of prescription and over the
    counter (OTC) pain medications. It is also an opportunity to educate
    consumers about drug-free options, such as chiropractic care, to safely
    and effectively relieve chronic pain.

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  • 08/08/2018 - Dr. Adam Zeccardi DC, FIAMA 0 Comments
    What to do if you are involved in a multi-car / truck motor vehicle accident aka MVA

    What to do if you are involved in a multi-car / truck motor vehicle accident aka MVA

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  • Low back pain, neck pain, spine pain
    23/08/2017 - Dr. Adam Zeccardi DC, FIAMA 0 Comments
    The Multifidus Muscle, So Small Yet So Very Important

    We will be discussing the importance of having fully functioning spinal
    stability musculature and the consequences of dysfunction and also how
    to help fix this dysfunction.

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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 was told / sold a "Full-Coverage" auto insurance policy in the State of Florida.  Let's re-think this please!

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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 1 Comment
    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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