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May 2015 Health Newsletter


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» Using Trigenics to Help Prevent Sports Injuries
» Using Trigenics on Jake Hampton's Knee Pain
» Ray Ray McCloud Makes a Return Visit to Treat with Dr. Shaker
» Dr. Shaker works on Tim Tebow's Shoulder
» Tampa Bay Sports Radio Interview with Steve Duemig
» Dr. Richard Shaker teaching Advanced Trigenics® Class
» Chiropractic in the NFL
» Dr. Shaker Saves the Dave Matthew's Concert in Tampa
» Chiropractic For Tension Headaches
» Research Calls for Conservative Treatments Before Painkillers for Low-Back Pain

Using Trigenics to Help Prevent Sports Injuries

Listen as Brian Kelly, #25 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Back, shares about the sessions he receives from Dr. Richard R. Shaker, Chiropractor. He talks about how using chiropractic care as a preventative measure to keep him in shape for the games. He also talks about Trigenics® treatments and how they help him prevent injuries by getting sessions weekly.

Check out our Blog Post and Video Link

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


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Using Trigenics on Jake Hampton's Knee Pain

Watch as Dr. Richard R. Shaker, Chiropractic Physician & Trigenics® Practitioner works on Jake Hampton's painful knee from playing football.  Jake Hampton, #44, is the starting middle linebacker for Sickles High School in Tampa, Florida.

More Info on Blog Post

Author: Richard Shaker
Source: Dr. Shaker
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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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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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. 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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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. 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 For Tension Headaches

A good portion of those seeking chiropractic care do so for the relief from headaches. Of all the different types of headache, tension headaches are the most common representing approximately 60% of all headaches. Tension headaches are caused by the sustained contraction of the muscles in the neck and head region. Sufferers experience a constant tight or pressure sensation with mild to moderate pain, generally feeling like a tight band is wrapping around the head, lasting from hours to days. According to a new Danish study, tension headache sufferers exhibit neck and shoulder strength up to 26% weaker than in non-sufferers. Also found in those with tension headaches were muscle imbalances between sets of muscles that hold the head straight. Researchers weren’t sure whether the measured muscle weaknesses and imbalances were the result of the tension headaches or a cause of them. The good news is that most chiropractors have great success treating tension headaches. Biomechanical imbalances of the cervical and upper thoracic spine, and, muscle weakness and dysfunction are all things most chiropractors evaluate when treating tension headaches. Chiropractic adjustments along with stretching and strengthening exercises are commonly utilized with much success. If you believe you’re suffering from tension headaches, call your local chiropractor today!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: 
Cephalalgia, online April 1, 2015.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2015


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Research Calls for Conservative Treatments Before Painkillers for Low-Back Pain

Arlington, Va. – The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), in response to recent research calling into question the efficacy of acetaminophen in the management of spinal pain, strongly encourages patients and healthcare providers to consider the benefits of a conservative approach to back pain. According to the British Medical Journal study, the widely used painkiller is ineffective against low-back pain and offers only "minimal short-term benefit" for people with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. Similar conclusions were reached in a study published in The Lancet in July 2014, that acetaminophen "does not ease low-back pain."
 
"People need complete information about their treatment options," said ACA President Anthony Hamm, DC. "Research supports the use of more conservative treatments as a first-line defense against pain. This sensible approach not only reduces healthcare costs, but may also help some patients avoid riskier treatments altogether."
 
A "conservative care first" approach to health care encourages emphasis on more cost-effective and safer approaches over potentially addictive medications for pain management and health enhancement. Conservative management of painful conditions may include chiropractic manipulation combined with exercise and stretching prior to moving on to high-risk procedures. Chiropractic physicians are the highest-rated healthcare practitioners for low-back pain treatments due to their patient-centered, whole-person approach that provides greater interaction and communication for appropriate diagnosis and development of more cost-effective treatment plans.
 
"There are effective, more conservative treatments that help many patients lessen reliance on addictive painkillers and get back to their normal lives and activities," said Dr. Hamm. "The services provided by chiropractic physicians are not only clinically effective but also cost-effective, so taking a more conservative approach at the onset of low-back pain can also potentially save both patients and the healthcare system money down the line."
 
Numerous recent studies have clearly shown the dangerous overreliance in the United States on prescription painkillers. This has tremendously increased Americans’ risk for overuse, and abuse of these drugs if taken for long periods, leading to more than 17,000 related deaths in 2010 (more than heroin and cocaine combined). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls the abuse of prescription pain medications an "epidemic."

Author: American Chiropractic Association
Source: Acatoday.org, online April 10, 2015.
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association 2015


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