Cracking the Code on Lightheaded Dizziness

When people say that they feel dizzy, most people, even healthcare providers usually think that you’re talking about the room spinning sensation of vertigo. However, there are thousands of people around the country describe themselves as having dizziness but don’t have the characteristic sensation of vertigo. Many patients may describe their dizziness as a rocking, […]

Parkinson’s Disease, the Gut-Brain Axis, and the Craniocervical Junction

Parkinson’s Disease is a devastating and complicated neurodegenerative disorder. Many people have become familiar with Parkinson’s Disease due in part to advocacy and awareness campaigns from watching the progression of celebrities like Mohammed Ali and Michael J. Fox. As a whole, people have come to know that Parkinson’s Disease is tied to the masked face […]

Plasticity: How It Can Ruin or Restore Your Health

  Healthcare often goes through phases where certain buzzwords will take a dominant place in the minds of marketers and consumers looking for the next big thing to change someone’s life. That’s how the ideas behind terms like ‘wellness’, ‘detox’, ‘gluten-free’, and ‘keto’ get taken and raised like a banner that will change the face […]

A Cervical-Vestibular Approach to Dysautonomia: 2 Case Studies

Thanks to the readers of our blog, our office has become a place where patients with dysautonomia are seeking care with the hopes of improving their quality of life. Many patients with dysautonomia often struggle with widespread body pain, dizziness, brain fog, and headaches to go along with their primary symptoms of feinting, persistent light headedness, or […]

How to Spot a Personal Injury Predator

Outline The famously dirty personal injury industry When profit leads to failed patient care How to spot predatory practices Personal injury (PI) is an famously dirty industry. When people think about PI, you usually think about ambulance chasing attorneys taking up local billboards, radio, and television commercials. In a state like Florida where just the act of […]

The Craniocervical Junction and Headache Disorders

  Chronic headaches come in different types The neck and headache disorders The craniocervical junction, NUCCA, and migraines Headaches disorders are among the most common conditions that people seek treatment from a doctor. While most people will experience a headache of some form,  there are those who develop chronic and repetitive bouts with headaches of […]

Why Does Fibromyalgia Occur in Rheamatoid Arthritis – a Neurological Perspective

When working with a large number of patients with chronic pain and illness, you begin to notice patterns in relationship to certain illnesses. One of the more common trends I see today is the association between having an inflammatory illness like rheumatoid arthritis along with widespread body pain like fibromyalgia. Rhumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia share some commonalities […]

Dysautonomia – A possible cause of post-concussion syndrome

With concussion being a dominant topic in sports medicine, we have seen a large spike in research dollars being spent to study the effects of brain injury. Despite our increased knowledge, when someone has concussion symptoms for longer than 30 days, there still isn’t great consensus as to why these people develop persistent symptoms and what […]

Why Concussions Hit Migraine Patients Harder

  The vast majority of people who suffer concussive injuries will recover without any chronic symptoms. However, about 15% of people who suffer concussions will go on to have post-concussion syndrome, where they will experience headaches, dizziness, and cognitive problems beyond 30 days after an injury. These symptoms can be debilitating, and some people can experience […]

Are Equestrians More Resilient to Concussive Injury Than Everyone Else?

  Concussions, Balance, and the Equestrian Advantage Concussions are a hot topic in professional football, but it’s something that horse lovers have been familiar with for years. A 2014 paper in published in the Sports Health medical journal showed that almost 50% of competitive riders will have experienced a concussion during their life while riding. Surveys […]

Moderation Always Errs Towards Excess

  Read Time [3 minutes] Let’s review some definitions of moderation. Here’s the traditional definition out of Webster’s Dictionary: Moderation – noun 1. the quality of being moderate; restraint; avoidance of extremes or excesses; temperance. Sounds pretty good right? People rarely think about themselves in terms of extremes or excesses, and it’s generally good policy to live your life […]

Your Back Doesn’t Hurt Because You Are Fat – New Thoughts on the Obesity and Back Pain Relationship

Read Time: [6 minutes] Outline: Why weight alone isn’t enough to cause back pain What is it about being overweight that can cause pain? Empowering the overweight patient to get better results It’s no secret that being overweight or obese carries a higher risk of having back pain. Patients struggling with weight issues hear about […]

Dr. Chung Joins ESPN West Palm to Talk Youth Football, Neck Surgery, Stroke, and Heat

This week Dr. Chung joined Jeremy Marks-Peltz on ESPN West Palm Tonight. The interview is available below. This week Dr. Chung addresses: The new study showing changes in the brains of youth football players Dolphins Linebacker Koa Misi will be getting fusion surgery for herniated disc in his neck The tragic Katie May stroke incident and […]

Case Study: 6 months of Post-Concussion Syndrome

  Read Time: [3 minutes] Post-concussion syndrome has become a big deal with more athletes showing concern about the risks of chronic brain injury. Recovery from a concussion usually takes about 7-10 days for most people but many will have symptoms that last 30 days or more. Our most recent case had post-concussion syndrome that […]

More Chiropractic is Not Always Better Chiropractic

  Read Time: [3 minutes] The title of today’s article may seem a bit unusual coming from me because…..well….I’m a chiropractor. Why would I discourage someone from getting more chiropractic care? I was consulting with a new patient recently who was interested in getting chiropractic care from my office. During our consultations, we believe in […]

Research: The Atlas and Multiple Sclerosis

Read Time: [5 min] Preliminary results after upper cervical chiropractic care in patients with chronic cerebro-spinal venous insufficiency and multiple sclerosis Mandolesi S, Marecca G, Moser J, et al. Ann. Ital. Chir., 2015 86: 192-200. Abstract Full Text Summary Thanks to the hard work and funding of Upper Cervical Health Centers and Upper Cervical Evolutions, […]

Research: Pain Management Drugs Make You More Sensitive to Pain Over Time

Read time: [7-8 min ] Outline: New research showing why people will develop more pain from taking an opiod The science of a pain pill Morphine and the immune system Giving people drug-less options Beyond pain and into function Reference Article: Why Taking morphine, oxycodone can sometimes make pain worse Pain pills and pain mills […]

2 Reasons Why Your Concussion Symptoms Aren’t Going Away

  Outline: Concussion symptoms generally go away within 7-10 days 10-20% of head injuries will last greater than 30 days and become post-concussion syndrome Post-concussion syndrome can be divided into 3 categories. Physiologic, vestibular, or cervicogenic Recovery from post-concussion syndrome depends on getting the right type of treatment Lack of awareness of vestibulo-ocular and cervicogenic […]

Research: Novel Neck Correction Shows Promise for Migraine Headache

 Outline Good news: Atlas Correction improves migraine frequency and health related quality of life Bad news: We still don’t know why it works yet What does this mean for migraine sufferers? Full Text Link: Effect of Atlas Vertebrae Realignment in Subjects with Migraine: An Observational Pilot Study One of the biggest knocks against chiropractic is […]

Research: Active Vagus Nerve Predicts Cancer Survival Regardless of Stage

Outline What’s a Vagus nerve? Sympathetic vs Parasympathetic The Startling stats on HRV and Tumor Blood markers How You Can Improve Your Vagus Nerve Activity Tools to use today Abstract Link: If you have an active vagus nerve, cancer stage may no longer be important I don’t usually like to post articles about cancer because it’s […]

Why n=1 is Important (sometimes) – A Guide for Navigating the Unproven

  Readers of this blog know that I’m a proponent of making decisions about your health based on science and research. It’s our primary defense against methods that are ineffective, unscrupulous, or worse harmful. When we are looking at clinical studies, prioritize studies based on 3 big factors. Is the study design of high quality […]

The Neck Injury Your Doctor Might Be Missing After an Auto-Accident – Chiropractor in Wellington

The Neck Injury Your Doctor Might Be Missing After an Auto-Accident New Imaging Methods May Identify Injuries Missed by Conventional Studies Lots of people understand that whiplash, neck pain, headaches, and pinched nerves can occur following a car crash. In fact, that’s one of the most common reasons that people begin traditional chiropractic care. Most people […]

The Atlas and Meniere’s Disease. Is there Evidence? – Chiropractor in Wellington

The Atlas and Meniere’s Disease. Is there Evidence? Last week I posted an article in 2013 about how scientists have found a new way to treat Meniere’s Disease. You can read that article here: Cure for Meniere’s Disease Discovered? It’s a bit of an ambitious title, but hey, I suppose all websites need to generate […]

Helmets Can’t Stop Concussions But This Can – Thoughts from the Minnesota Concussion Summit

Helmets Can’t Stop Concussions but This Can – Thoughts from the Minnesota Concussion Summit This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Minnesota Concussion Summit. What was unique about this seminar was that it wasn’t geared towards doctors like neurologists or neurosurgeons that are usually responsible for the medical care of concussion patients. It […]

When Good Form Isn’t Enough – Protecting Nurses and Health Care Workers

When Good Form Isn’t Enough – Protecting Nurses and Health Care Workers Last week, NPR posted a really interesting article about the rash of injuries affecting bed side nurses. You can find that article here: Even ‘Proper’ Technique Exposes Nurses’ Spines to Dangerous Forces The article comes on the heels of a study that investigated […]

Why Do I Get Injured So Easily? Ehler-Danlos A Missed Cause of Chronic Pain

Why Do I Get Injured So Easily? Ehler-Danlos A Missed Cause of Chronic Pain It’s no secret that my practice caters to a lot of people that have chronic pain syndromes. Chronic pain is a complex problem because it’s usually an invisible illness. For these patients, MRIs are usually negative, standard blood panels are normal, […]

Research: Why Did These Pre-Term Babies get Manipulation?

Research: Why Did These Pre-Term Babies get Spinal Manipulation? This week I found a very interesting study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The Effect of Optimally Timed Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Length of Hospital Stay in Moderate and Late Preterm Infants: Results from a RCT or Here I know what you’re thinking. […]

Innovative Treatment for Migraine Headache Patients in West Palm Beach

Innovative Approach for Migraine Headache Patients in West Palm Beach Migraine headache is the most common neurological disorder in the world. Despite it’s prevalence, there are millions of people across the country that suffer without relief from this debilitating condition. For most people, migraines are only something they deal with a few times a year. That’s nothing to […]

“I can’t turn my head to drive” – Neck Pain in West Palm Beach – Cervical Spine Correction

“I can’t turn my head to drive” The Scary Truth About Neck Problems Neck pain is one of the most common and brutal conditions that people in Wellington and West Palm Beach want treated in my office. I think people often underestimate how debilitating spine pain from the neck can be. We put such little thought to […]

Research: Dementia from Head Injury May be Plumbing Problem

Research: Dementia from Head Injury May be Plumbing Problem Journal of Neuroscience publishes research about the role of brain’s plumbing system causing brain damage. Last week, another study was published that helped connect the dots about the nature of head injury and brain damage linked to dementia. You can check out the Science Daily Summary […]

Stretch vs Strength: The Surprising Results in Sports Injury Prevention

Stretch vs Strength: The Surprising Results in Sports Injury Prevention   The prevailing thought process in little leagues, pee wee football, and high school sports have generally placed a high priority on stretching to reduce injury amongst their athletes. The idea has gone mostly unchallenged by youth sports coaches in the name of “it just makes […]

One Stunning Image That Redefines What We Know About Aging

One Stunning Image That Redefines What We Know About Aging One of the coolest things about social media is the way that it allows you to learn and interact with people that you may never have interacted with in the past. Using sites like Twitter and Facebook have given us unprecedented access to follow our favorite athletes and celebrities, […]

POTS disease and Dysautonomia – Sick, fatigued, and a heart out of control

Sick, fatigued, panic attacks, and heart flutters – What is Dysautonomia Unless you suffer from multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, or traumatic brain injury, dysautonomia is probably a word that you’ve never heard of. The problem with that, is that the symptoms of dysautonomia are probably the most difficult to deal with in when […]

New Research: What’s the Connection with Colic, Migraines, and Parkinson’s Disease

New Research: What’s the Connection with Colic, Migraines, and Parkinson’s Disease A study released earlier this week showed that there is a link between migraine headaches and Parkinson’s disease. The study found that patients who experienced migraines with aura in their middle ages had nearely twice the risk of having Parkinson’s Disease later on in life. […]

The Crossfit Games – Watching with a Chiropractor’s Eyes

The Crossfit Games – Watching with a Chiropractor’s Eyes   It’s one of my favorite athletic events of the year: The Reebok Crossfit Games. For most people, the games are about watching their friends compete (Go Team Crossfit Hardcore!), getting motivated to achieve a chiseled physique, and of course there’s the sheer excitement and joy of […]

Guest Blog: 12 Things You Should Know About Whiplash

Whiplash: 12 Things you should know by Dr. Noah Kaplan 1. Significant injuries occur at low-speeds. 2. Women suffer greater injuries than men because they have less strength in their neck muscles. 3. Early mobilization is critical. Use of a cervical collar actually gives worse results than no treatment at all. Immobilization following injury causes […]

“Chiropractic Lowers Blood Pressure” – Addressing this Myth

“Chiropractic Lowers blood Pressure” – Addressing this Myth In 2006, a landmark study for chiropractic was done in at the University of Chicago. It was published by one of the world’s leading authorities on hypertension Dr. George Bakris, and it was featured in the world’s leading hypertension journals.  The study showed that a special type of […]

Chronic Daily Migraine Headaches – Finding a Solution

Chronic Daily Migraine Headaches – Finding a Solution Migraine headaches are among the most debilitating and dreadful neurological problems that exist. They may not be fatal, but the effect on someone’s quality of life can be dramatic. Imagine having days where the sight of light cripples you. Imagine having terrible nausea, and a constant pounding […]

Head Injury, Chronic Dizziness, Concentration Problems, and the Atlas – A Case Study

Concussion Head Injuries and the Atlas – A Case Study Back Story A 16-year-old girl presented to my office with complaints of dizziness, inability to concentrate, headache, and neck pain for 3 months. All symptoms began after she fell off a horse and struck her head against the ground. After her fall, she went to […]

There’s No Such thing as Chiropractic Massage

There’s No Such thing as Chiropractic Massage For decades, there has been a tremendous amount of confusion between chiropractic care and massage therapy.  It’s not surprising considering that many chiropractors employ massage therapists in their offices and often bring them to promotional events.  On the flip side some massage therapists perform spinal manipulations and are […]

The chiropractor that DOESN’T want to adjust you

The Chiropractor that DOESN’T want to adjust you When someone walks into my office, they may notice that it’s different most chiropractic offices they’ve visited. What they won’t find are massage tables, physical therapy suites, supplements, or footbaths. In fact, the only pieces of equipment you will see are my chiropractic adjustment tables and my […]

Does the Brain Stem Affect Inflammatory Conditions?

Does the Nervous System Affect Inflammatory Conditions? You may not know what the term “Autoimmunity” means, but I’m sure you know some of the diseases in it’s family. These include: Rheumatoid Arthritis Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Celiac Disease Crohn’s Disease Lupus Psoriasis Multiple Sclerosis That’s right. Many of the chronic illnesses that we walk and run […]

Is My Training Program Safe?

Is My Training Program Safe?   There’s been a lot of buzz in the both social and conventional media about the dangers of certain fitness trends, specifically Crossfit. One particular article about weightlifting during pregnancy and another one about a condition called rhabdomyolysis spread virally throughout Facebook and Twitter in the past few weeks. It even […]

Becoming a Supple Leopard – A Chiro’s Perspective on Crossfit’s Mobility Cert

Becoming a Supple Leopard – A Chiro’s Perspective on Kelly Starrett’s Mobility Cert With Crossfit’s infamous stories of injury, it may seem unusual that I would subject my body to the potential abuse; particularly for someone who relies on using their body for a living. I first got introduced to Crossfit while I was in […]

Why Keystone?

Why Keystone Chiropractic?   The most common question I get whenever I’m out in public is “Why did you choose the name Keystone Chiropractic?”. After all, I’m not from Pennsylvania (The Keystone State), I don’t live in a city with the name Keystone, and I’m certainly NOT a fan of Keystone Light. In my world […]

Can Sleep Affect Your Weight?

Can Sleep Affect Your Weight? New Research Shows that Getting Less Sleep Leads to Increased Weight Gains   It’s a pretty well known and established fact that getting proper sleep helps in multiple aspects of life and health. Being sleep deprived can impair someone’s decision making, reduce cognitive/athletic performance, lead to depression/anxiety, and decrease immune […]

4 Suprising Ways to Protect Your Heart

Broken Hearts – More Than a Valentine’s Day Problem In honor of Valentine’s Day and Heart Health Month, today’s blog is dedicated to that spectacular little engine inside your chest. Although I’m no cardiovascular expert, with more and more people each year seeking out structural orthogonal care for secondary conditions like high blood pressure and […]

Sugar Substitutes: Splenda Isn’t So Splendid

Sugar Substitutes: Splenda isn’t So Splendid One of the greatest things about being a structural orthogonal chiropractor is getting to see the reaction people have as they notice their bodies start to heal. Some of the most common secondary conditions that people present with are headaches and migraines. Of course, I’d love to tell you […]

What’s the Paleo Diet?

What is the Paleo Diet? Armed with 2013 RESOLUTIONS, people everywhere are looking for that next great diet or eating plan to help them reach a healthier body shape and type. In the practice, you may have heard words like “Paleo” or “Primal” Diet in discussions with some of our fitness minded practice members.  A primal […]

Does My Protein Supplement Matter?

Does My Protein Supplement Matter? Let’s say that you were going to build a a brand new house. You hired the best architect and the best builders in the world to create the house of your dreams. Now once it comes time to build, you start to choose cheap materials, Chinese Drywall, and low quality […]