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Correcting Bad Posture and Upper Cross Syndrome

Correcting Bad Posture and Upper Cross Syndrome   Hi! I am Dr. Nevel with Sport & Spinal Rehab in Jupiter, FL and today I am talking about upper cross syndrome which is muscular imbalance that I see in many of my patients. Upper cross syndrome is characterized by forward shoulders and forward head posture. It is usually caused by tight pecs and tight upper trapezius muscles, which also create inhibited middle and lower traps and rhomboids and also, your deep neck flexors, which posterior translate your neck. To combat upper cross...

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Introducing Muscular Imbalances Video Series

Introducing Muscular Imbalances Video Series   Hi. This is Dr. Brandon Nevel with Sport and Spinal Rehab in Jupiter, Florida. We will be starting a video series going over many different subjects and different injuries. We will be going over chiropractic therapies, physical therapy, and spinal decompression.  We will also be going over various muscular imbalances such at upper and lower cross syndrome and how to rehab different injuries. Stay tuned to TheJupiterChiropractor.com for...

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5 Tips to Stay Healthy

5 Tips to Stay Healthy Have you ever had to stop a sport or workout due to pain from an stubborn injury?  Maybe you had to cut your golf game short due to low back pain or retire in the third set of your tennis match due to tennis elbow or a sore shoulder. Or possibly you were in the gym or out for a run, pulled a muscle, and had to stop. Whether sidelined with pain or competing at the top of your game, following these five tips will help you be happier and healthier. 1. Warm-up Just like your car’s engine, your...

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Taping You Back Together

Taping You Back Together Have you ever noticed what looks like a weird tribal tattoo on professional athletes such as Lance Armstrong, Kerri Walsh, David Beckham, and local residents Tiger Woods and Serena Williams?  You may have also seen it on some of the athletes during the Olympics and now local athletes are being spotted with the “tattoo-like markings.” It’s not a tattoo but a completely different, evidence-based approach to treat and/or prevent injuries to nerves, muscles, and organs based on using the...

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Shouldering The Pain

Shouldering The Pain You’re teeing off on the golf course, hoping to get that birdie, and you feel a stabbing pain in your shoulder that prevents you from swinging at all. Maybe you’re an avid tennis player trying to serve an ace but your shoulder pain is preventing you from winning.  Whether you’re a recreational athlete, weekend warrior or professional athlete, the idea of sustaining a game-ending rotator cuff injury is devastating. That doesn’t have to be the case. Once you understand the mechanics of...

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Graston Technique Aids In Pain Relief

Graston Technique Aids In Pain Relief A 57-year-old man notices he isn’t getting the distance he used to with his golf swing because his low back is stiff. A 44-year-old runner has to cut her run short because of a pulled muscle that doesn’t seem to heal. An avid, recreational league tennis player has to finish her match serving underhand because her shoulder hurts when she serves above her head. What do all these injuries have in common? Scar tissue. When a person is injured, the body lays down fibrous scar tissue in order to...

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Can Custom Foot Orthotics Improve Your Golf & Tennis Game?

Would you like an extra 15 yards on your golf drive off the tee?  How about feeling less sore and fatigued after playing a round of golf or into the third set of your league tennis match? Whether you’re Rory McIlroy battling for a green jacket, Rafael Nadal fighting for another grand slam win, or an amateur spending a lazy afternoon playing for a beer and bragging rights, subtle adjustments such as custom foot orthotics often make the difference between winners and losers. In a recent study...

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Spinal Decompression: Negative Pressure = Positive Results

A mother bends over to pick up her child and feels a sharp pain in her back. A business man is on his lunch break and is rear-ended at a traffic light, causing neck pain and hand numbness. What’s the cause of their pain?  A disc herniation. Vertebral discs are found between the bones (vertebrae) that make up your spine.  Healthy discs have two primary functions: to act as shock absorbers for the spinal joints; and to act as spacers between the vertebrae where your nerves exit the spinal...

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Migraine Headache Relief by Chiropractic Treatments

Chiropractic adjustments can relieve the pain associated with migraine headaches. Dr. Brandon Nevel of Sport & Spinal Rehab explains that the top vertebrae of the spine can become fixated in the wrong position, creating pressure on nerves. The chiropractic adjustment will restore the motion of the vertebrae, removing the pressure on the nerves. Patients treating with Dr. Nevel have amazing results and are out of pain...

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