Welcome Back! Thank you for continuing to subscribe not only to our newsletter, but to our practice and our unique treatments. I remain committed to relieving your joint pain and getting you back to the game of life.
If you like the work we do, please tell others! If you think there is something we can improve upon, tell US! Please find us, like us, and share us on your social media sites. You can find us on Twitter @ShakerChiroFl, Facebook at Shaker Spine & Sport, Linkedin at Richard R. Shaker Youtube at Shaker Spine & Sport Institute Videos and Google plus at Shaker Spine & Sport Institute.
Dr. Shaker was showcased by Trigenics® in their May 2018 Newsletter. Read below what they had to say about Dr. Shaker and his use of Trigenics® in his office.
DR. RICHARD SHAKER
Dr. Richard Shaker has had his private practice, Shaker Spine & Sport Institute in Tampa, Florida since 1989. During his long and successful career, he has accumulated six post-graduate certifications in sports medicine, exercise rehabilitation, strength training, and neuro-muscular assessment. He has been a Registered Trigenics® Practitioner since the early 2000's and was taught by the founder of Trigenics®, Dr. Allan Austin Oolo.
Dr. Shaker has spent his career exploring and investigating novel approaches to enhancing human function, movement, and performance. Dr. Shaker has treated thousands of patients from all walks of life, but specializes in the treatment of world-class, professional and elite athletes. He has worked with athletes such as Brian Kelly, Thomas Jones, Warrick Dunn, Dexter Jackson, Ray-Ray Mccloud and Tim Tebow.
By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Steroid injections for lower back pain may provide some relief for certain patients, but any benefits are temporary, a new study finds. Lower back pain related to herniated disk (when intervertebral disks become compressed and bulge) and, to a lesser degree, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal), is often treated with epidural steroid injections, the researchers said. But after reviewing 38 previously published studies, the researchers found no strong evidence to support their use for these conditions........Open the link to read full article.
Oftentimes, the specialised, non-surgical treatment approach I use yields significant pain relief for patients. Unfortunately, I see patients when they're desperate, because nothing else has worked for them. In my practice, I have had great results helping people after these treatments, only to hear "I wish I would have found you sooner!".
Ray Ray McCloud Makes a Return Visit to Treat with Dr. Shaker
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.
Gator First Baseman, Pete Alonso, treats with Dr. Shaker. My proprietary blend of Trigenics & Lasers has helped his foot and ankle function significantly. Pete is one of the many that come to me for relief of this condition. I had a high school cheerleader here last month whose mother reports unbelievable pain relief and improved range of motion. My dad used to say, "it's better to have been than a never was". For most of us, what remains from our glory days are the aches and pains of a lifetime of struggle. These are exactly the types of conditions I treat.
Knee injuries have become all too common across all levels of competition. For many aspiring high school athletes and their families who are sacrificing time, money and effort to propel them to the highest levels possible, this injury can be devastating news. But, as the article discusses, there are many newer treatment approaches that can return an athlete to competition. The non surgical treatment approach I use is unique to me and my combined knowledge as a physician and athlete. Very often in my career I have helped young patients recover from knee injuries just like this without the need for surgery. Sometimes I don't have the luxury of treating the patient until after surgery has already occurred, but these patients also report improved function and reduced pain after treating in our clinic.
My friend, Coach Kyle Rasmussen, has been dealing with knee pain for over 10 years. My fellow Michigander and Spartan has been treating with me, realizing much success in his custom treatment plan.
Author:Kelly Parsons Source:Tampa Bay Times Copyright:Tampa Bay Times 2015
Pain is a serious issue for many people. In fact, 25.3 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic pain. The bigger problem is what can happen if you turn to over-the-counter or prescription drugs to get relief. Fortunately, chiropractic care is as effective as pain medication in managing sustained pain syndromes, and it eliminates the side effects and risk associated with short and long-term use of medicine. Letís walk through some steps that demonstrate how chiropractic care works effectively. Recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and other common pain relievers are better than opioids in providing relief of recurrent pain in the back, knees, and hips. NSAIDs also help increase patientsí ability to perform daily activities like going to work, talking a walk, or sleeping soundly.† So, you can be safer by relying on NSAIDs over opioids. However, another study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that spinal manipulation by a qualified chiropractor over six weeks reduced back pain and improved function as much as NSAIDs, but without risks normally associated with over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers. Following this logic, chiropractic care remains one of the safest, most effective options to consider when seeking treatment for back pain. Non-invasive, simple, and drug-free, chiropractic is a great way to manage pain and improve mobility so you can return to normal daily life as quickly as possible. To discuss options, contact a doctor of chiropractic near you and get treated today.
An Australian study of 954 women aged 70 and older has found that the more vegetables older women eat, the less likely they are to develop plaque accumulation in their arteries. Lauren Blekkenhorst, a nutrition researcher at the University of Western Australia and lead author of the study, found that study participants averaged 2.7 servings of vegetables per day. Using a food questionnaire to categorize responses, researchers determined that women who consumed three servings of vegetables per day had artery walls that were about 5 percent less thick than women who ate less than two servings. One of the most beneficial types of vegetables for artery health was found to be the crucifer family ó cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli. For each third of an ounce more cruciferous vegetables participants ate, they had a corresponding 0.8 percent less artery wall thickness. This means even a small increase in vegetable consumption can have big benefits for vascular health. Blekkenhorst hypothesizes that eating vegetables may make arteries healthier because it leaves less room for junk food. In addition, the vitamins and minerals present in vegetables have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, which can lead to better cardiovascular health. Although the study was not meant to predict long-term cardiovascular health, it does show how easily your diet impacts vascular health. Adding just a serving or two of vegetables to your diet each day can make help you stay healthier, longer.
Author:ChiroPlanet.com Source:Journal of the American Heart Association, online April 4, 2018. Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2018
Shaker Spine & Sport Institute - Dr. Richard R. Shaker, DC, CCSP*, RTP*, ACRB*
3314 Henderson Blvd., Suite 203 - Tampa, Florida 33609
Tel: (813) 876-9552 - Fax: (813) 877-1558
* The specialty recognition identified herein has been received from a private organization
not affiliated with or recognized by the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine.
Privacy Notice: Website - Clinic