Chiropractic Tackles Injuries This Football Season

Chiropractic care is helping to prevent, manage and care for injuries, as well as achieve peak performance, without the use of drugs or surgery.  Reading an article from the Foundation of Chiropractic Progress Michael Miller, DC. the New England Patriots team chiropractor since 1982 stated that “Super Bowl LIII was the lowest scoring Super Bowl in history. Our defense led to our victory by limiting our opposition to a field goal.  Chiropractic enhanced the performance of our players by allowing them to play a maximum efficiency and play through the postseason with no injuries.  Chiropractic is the best defense!”  If you or a fellow athlete would like to maximize performance or overall feel better, call (321) 636-5200 now to set an appointment with Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic.            Remember #thinkchiropractic 

**NEWS FLASH!** Chiropractic Care Included for Veterans?

Were you aware that Chiropractic Care is included in the standard medical benefits package, generally available to all enrolled veterans? Chiropractic Care has many benefits that can help improve your daily life. Schedule an appointment with Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic today by calling (321) 636-5200! #thinkchiropractic #betterimproveyourlife

 

Tired of back or neck pain, but have tried everything?

Struggling with back and neck discomfort? Here at Fogarty Chiropractic we offer Decompression therapy along with Chiropractic Care. Research states that decompression therapy has a high percentage of preventing low back and neck disc patients from having to pursue surgery. By employing this new therapy, an osmotic interchange of fluid can be used to speed healing of the disc by up to 71% and heal it in less than 100 days versus the 300-500 days needed for healing without treatment.  Our Doctors are happy to discuss the process of decompression and the many ways it can benefit you alongside Chiropractic Care. Click the link below to inquire about Chiropractic Care and Decompression!

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Please give a warm welcome to Dr. Elizabeth Lagasca

Fogarty Chiropractic would like to introduce our newest team member, Dr. Elizabeth Lagasca. Dr. Lagasca was born and raised in Crawfordsville, Indiana where she completed her Bachelors Degree in Biology at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She received her Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2018 from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida.  After graduation she was working in South Florida and has now made Brevard county her home. Dr. Elizabeth has post-graduate education in pregnancy, postpartum, pediatrics and is trained in the Webster technique. Dr. Elizabeth applies an individualistic approach to each patient’s health and wellness concerns. Above all, Dr. Elizabeth provides care for all ages, newborn through geriatric. She truly values each patient’s health and aiding them in reaching their goals. She is a great asset here at Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic, from her infectious smile and positive attitude to her awesome adjustments.

Pregnancy & Opioid Use

DID YOU KNOW:

Utilizing opioids during pregnancy may put your baby at risk. There are safer pain management approaches available, such as chiropractic care, to manage pregnancy-related pains and avoid adverse outcomes for all. For more information click the link below listed “Pregnancy and Opioids” to educate yourself.

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Pregnancy and Opioids

America and the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid crisis will worsen over the next decade, according to a new study in JAMA. Given this prediction, the need for drug-free pain management approaches, such as chiropractic care, is now. See your doctor of chiropractic for safe, effective care.
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Choose Chiropractic over Opioids!

Opioids are no longer considered first-line treatment for most types of acute and chronic pain, according to the VA. What started the changes? Recognition of overdose deaths, increasing rates of opioid use disorder and heroin use, as well as a lack of evidence that opioids work for long-term pain management.
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An Ongoing Epidemic: Tech Neck

Tech neck can cause chronic low back and neck pain, as well as early degeneration of the spine.
See your doctor of chiropractic for preventative measures. #ThinkChiropractic

More than 1/3 of Americans are Taking Pain Medication with Dangerous Side Effects

These medications carry the risk of depression, including suicidal symptoms, as a possible adverse effect. There are safer pain management approaches — see your doctor of chiropractic for drug-free pain relief.

More than a third of Americans are estimated to be taking at least one prescription medication that carries the risk of depression, including suicidal symptoms, as a possible adverse effect—and they may have no idea—according to a study published this week in JAMA.

The study is an observational one, meaning it can only identify associations and not whether common drugs are causing depression or suicide in people. Still, the researchers found some worrying links between the use of common medications and the potential for depression. Most notably, the researchers found that those taking three or more medications with depression risks had a greater chance of self-reporting depressive symptoms on a nine-question survey. Their rate of self-reported depressive symptoms was 15.3 percent, about double the rate reported by those taking just one drug with a risk of depression and about triple the rate of those taking no medications with risk of depression.

This is particularly concerning, the researchers suggest, because patients may not make a connection between their depressive symptoms and the drugs they’re taking. Drugs with risks of depression are very common, they may not have clear warning labels, and some can even be purchased as over-the-counter medications. The most common of them are drugs such as hormonal birth control, beta-blockers (used for conditions such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, and migraines), and proton-pump inhibitors (used for acid reflux).

In all, there are more than 200 medications in use in the US that list depression or suicidal symptoms as possible adverse effects. The only class of drugs with a “black-box warning”—the Food and Drug Administration’s clearest and gravest warning label—for suicidal risks are antidepressants.

While the study is just a starting point for probing the potential role of prescription drugs in depression and suicide, the authors argue that now is the time for more research. The study comes as public health researchers report high rates of depression and suicide in the country. Between 2013 and 2016, 8.1 percent of American adults had depression in a given two-week period. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released nationwide figuresshowing that suicide rates had increased nearly 30 percent overall between 1999 and 2016, with nearly every state seeing increases. Of those who committed suicide, 54 percent were not known to have a mental health condition such as depression.

Dreary data

The authors of the JAMA study—led by Dima Mazen Qato, a pharmacist and health policy expert at the University of Illinois at Chicago—say that more research into the links between drugs and depressive symptoms are needed. In the meantime, they suggest that doctors should better communicate risks to patients who are taking medications with potential side effects of depression and suicide.

Their conclusions are based on data from a nationally representative observational survey that collected information between 2005 and 2014 on 26,192 participants aged 18 or over. Overall, 37.2 percent of participants reported taking at least one medication that listed depression as a potential adverse effect, with 7.5 percent of those taking three or more.

The prevalence of self-reported depressive symptoms rose from 6.9 percent in the participants taking just one risky drug to 9.5 percent in those taking two, and to 15.3 percent in those taking three or more. Those taking no drugs with a risk of depression had a rate of self-reported depressive symptoms of 4.7 percent. Thus, the more drugs with a risk of depression, the greater the likelihood of depressive symptoms, the researchers found.

This held up when the researchers excluded data on patients who were taking psychotropic drugs—ones that intended to alter a mental state. It also held when researchers compared rates of depressive symptoms just in patients with high blood pressure, comparing those that took three or more drugs with a depression risk and those who took drugs with no such risk.

The researchers also noted that the situation may be getting worse over time. Breaking the data out across the survey period, they found that use of drugs with a risk of depression increased from 35 percent in 2005-2006 data to 38.4 percent in the 2013-2014 data. Between those time frames, use of three or more risky drugs increased from 6.9 percent to 9.5 percent.

The study had plenty of limitations in addition to being an observational study. For one thing, the survey data didn’t include information on mental health history. So, it’s not possible to sort out the patients who had preexisting or independent cases of depression. Also, the self-reported survey on depressive symptoms is a screening tool, not a diagnostic. And self-reported data can yield skewed or incomplete pictures of mental health.

Still, the authors conclude that “polypharmacy” (taking more than one drug at the same time) is a concern for medications with risk of depression—and one that requires more research.

Source. [Author: Beth Mole].