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April 2015 Health Newsletter


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» Chiropractic Profession Unites in Washington, D.C. to Advocate for Patients, Exp
» Good Vibrations
» Chiropractic Adjustments In The Blood
» Now Offering Zija in our Tampa Office
» Dr. Shaker Saves the Dave Matthew's Concert in Tampa
» Chiropractic in the NFL
» Dr. Richard Shaker teaching Advanced Trigenics® Class
» Tampa Bay Sports Radio Interview with Steve Duemig
» Dr. Shaker works on Tim Tebow's Shoulder
» Ray Ray McCloud Makes a Return Visit to Treat with Dr. Shaker

Chiropractic Profession Unites in Washington, D.C. to Advocate for Patients, Exp

Arlington, Va. - Members of the chiropractic profession from across the nation gathered in Washington, D.C. and later met with congressional leaders to stress the importance of chiropractic's role in national health care and Medicare reform. The group convened as part of the  2015 National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC), taking place Feb. 25 - 28. Nearly 700 chiropractic physicians, students and supporters converged on the nation's capital to hear speeches from government leaders, receive advocacy training and urge elected officials to support pro-chiropractic measures that would benefit patients, expand access to chiropractic services for veterans and active-duty military personnel, and help chiropractic graduates qualify for federal programs that would enable them to practice in underserved areas in exchange for student loan debt relief. Congressional Keynote Speaker, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), a member of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, emphasized the importance of having chiropractic physicians fully incorporated into the health care system. "The work that doctors of chiropractic do is a key part of our nation's health and wellness," said Sen. Merkley. "We need to make sure that chiropractic care is accessible and affordable to those who need it." Attendees also heard from U.S. Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), a member of the Armed Services Committee and a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve where he flew the E-2C Hawkeye in America's war on drugs before becoming a member of Congress; and U.S. Representative Mark Amodei (R-Nev.), who sits on the powerful Appropriations Committee, the panel that has oversight on all federal spending. ACA President Anthony Hamm, DC, in his opening address to attendees, focused on the need for chiropractic services for veterans. "Our veterans want quality, they want value and they want outcomes. That's what chiropractic delivers. And that's our charge," he said.

Author: American Chiropractic Association
Source: Acatoday.org February 26, 2015.
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association 2015


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Good Vibrations

Individuals with neck pain and discomfort typically demonstrate difficulty in joint position sense and diminished postural control. This essentially means neck pain sufferers have disturbed neck movements/biomechanics. This can in turn can lead to additional pain, discomfort, arthritis and reduced motion in the neck. A newly conducted study compared the effects of vibration therapy in a group of healthy individuals to those suffering from neck pain. All subjects received short term vibration to the neck muscles at a frequency of 100 Hz. Interestingly, neck pain sufferers experienced an almost opposite effect to the healthy individuals. Those suffering from neck pain experienced an improvement in joint position sense and reduction in dynamic postural sway after vibration therapy. On the other hand, healthy individuals or non neck pain sufferers had a reduction in joint position sense acuity and a nonsignificant increase in postural sway. While the reduced joint position sense in healthy individuals was most likely short term and not harmful, there were clear benefits observed in the neck pain sufferers after receiving vibration therapy.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: The Spine Journal. Vol. 15 Iss. 3, March 1, 2015
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2015


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Chiropractic Adjustments In The Blood

Millions of patients have benefited from chiropractic care. Perhaps the most popular with patients are the pain relief benefits offered by chiropractic. A recent study evaluated modifications in blood enzymes before and after a five week stint of twice a week chiropractic spinal adjustments for individuals suffering from nonspecific chronic neck or back pain. After five weeks of the spinal adjustments researchers found a measurable elevation in certain blood enzymes. Specifically, they found significant increases in the antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase. Other studies have shown a relationship between pain and these sorts of enzymes. Researchers believe the changes measured in enzymes could be related to the analgesic effective that chiropractic adjustments have on the body.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JMPT February 2015 Volume 38, Issue 2, Pages 119–129
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2015


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Author: Zija
Source: http://www.drinklifein.com/
Copyright: http://www.drinklifein.com/ 2013


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Dr. Shaker Saves the Dave Matthew's Concert in Tampa

Our offices received a call from the Dave Matthews Band indicating that Mr. Matthews was in need of some treatment for pain. His scheduled performance was in serious jeopardy. Dr. Shaker headed over to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre (previously Ford Amphithatre) to give him a treatment.

READ MORE AT Dr. Shaker's Blog


Author: JoAnn Chambers
Source: July 2014
Copyright: Richard Shaker 2014


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Chiropractic in the NFL


Thomas Jones and Dr. Richard Shaker, Chiropractic PhysicianFor four seasons in the NFL, after having suffered a chest injury while playing my rookie year, I had not been able to breathe properly. I also had severe pain in my chest and rib cage. Previous to Dr. Shaker, I had seen every medical specialist, including other chiropractors—no one could help me. I was struggling to survive in the NFL. After two weeks of Dr Shaker’s treatments, I felt better than I had since the initial injury. I started playing like my old self and was able to split time with starting running back Michael Pittman. I am currently the starting running back for the Chicago Bears. Since then, I have flown Dr. Shaker to Chicago to treat me personally during the season.
-Thomas Jones, Running Back, Chicago Bears


Being a Sports Chiropractor since 1990, I have treated a mélange of elite pro athletes, including many past and present Tampa Bay Buccaneers players, some of whom are:

• Buccaneers All Time Leading Receiver, Mark Carrier
• Buccaneers Super Bowl XXXVII MVP and current Cincinnati Bengals Safety, Dexter Jackson
• Buccaneers Defensive Lineman, Chidi Ahanotu
• Buccaneers Defensive Back, Brian Kelly
• Buccaneers Wide Receiver, Michael Clayton
• Former Buccaneers and current Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl Running Back, Warrick Dunn
• Former Buccaneers and current Chicago Bears Running Back, Thomas Jones

READ MORE AT Dr. Shaker's Blog

Author: Richard Shaker
Source: The American Chiropractor
Copyright: Richard Shaker 2007


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Dr. Richard Shaker teaching Advanced Trigenics® Class

Chiropractors interested in training in the Trigenics® Treatment System are required to take a 3 year course with Dr. Allan Oolo Austin, the founder of Trigenics®. Dr. Austin personally selected Dr. Richard Shaker to teach an advanced weekend course titled, Advanced Trigenics Manipulation Course.

READ MORE AT Dr. Shaker's Blog

Author: JoAnn Chambers
Source: Shaker Chiropractic
Copyright: Richard Shaker 2014


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Tampa Bay Sports Radio Interview with Steve Duemig

Dr. Richard Shaker guests on the Steve Duemig radio show sharing his knowledge of the Trigenics® pain relief system. This show aired on October 22, 2013 after he worked on Doug Martin's shoulder injury (#22 Running Back for the Buccaneers).

READ MORE AT Dr. Shaker's Blog

Author: JoAnn Chambers
Source: Shaker Chiropractic
Copyright: Richard Shaker 2014


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Dr. Shaker works on Tim Tebow's Shoulder

Dr. Richard Shaker, Chiropractic Physician and Trigenics® Practitioner is shown here working on a painful dysfunctional shoulder and limited range of motion problem with Tim Tebow (NFL Quarterback). Dr. Shaker demonstrates the quick results he gets from using his 24 years of knowledge along with the powerful Trigenics® Treatment System.

MORE INFO AT Dr. Shaker's Blog

Author: JoAnn Chambers
Source: Shaker Chiropractic
Copyright: Richard Shaker 2014


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Ray Ray McCloud Makes a Return Visit to Treat with Dr. Shaker

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Ray Ray McCloud is now the starting wide receiver for the Clemson Tigers! He is having a great start as a freshman player.  Recently, Ray came home to Tampa for a tune up. It's always great to continue my work with the young athletes, and watching their progress.  Wishing you continued success and a healthy season! You can check out his video comments from his days as a Sickles Gryphon!

Watch this video (2:43min) to see Ray Ray McCloud thank Dr. Shaker for keeping his body injury free and in shape for the game.  

http://drshakerblog.com/2014/11/13/ray-ray-mccloud-thanks-dr-shaker/

Author: Richard Shaker
Source: 10 News USA Today High School Sports
Copyright: Richard Shaker 2014


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