Treatment-Herniated Disc

Treatment-Herniated Disc

Treatment-Herniated Disc can be confusing.

The primary goal of treatment is to relieve pain. There are many different ways to relieve pain for a herniated disc. Each patient will have an Read more

spinal manipulations and diversity

spinal manipulations

Introduction: Spinal Manipulations

There are a hundred several types of spinal manipulations. These are used by chiropractors. The common goal of spinal manipulation is to restore joint function.  The focus is also to reduce joint inflammation. Spinal manipulations also help reduce pain. Some approaches of spinal Read more

Back Injury Treatment For You

Back Injury Treatment

Back Problems and Injuries

Most people have back pain at one time or another. Symptoms can develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse or injury. Back injury can cause problems from the neck to the tailbone. The back includes bones of the spine (vertebrae). It includes the discs that separate the Read more

wellness chiropractic

Wellness Chiropractic

Wellness chiropractic is an unique aspect of health and well being.

What is  Chiropractic Care?

Wellness chiropractic is an important component of overall health. Wellness chiropractic treatment can maintain improvement made during Read more

Is Chiropractic Care the Answer to Your Child’s Chronic Ear Infections?

childhood ear infections

“Mom, it hurts. It hurts!”

Hello again, Dr David Mruz here as a guest blogger for Dr Maggio.  Parents of children suffering from ear infections are all too familiar with this cry. Tugging at their ears, crying, and trouble sleeping are all signs of an ear infection in your little one.

Children are more susceptible to ear infections than adults because of their smaller Eustachian tubes, and their less effective immune systems. Unfortunately, chronic ear infections can quickly become a painful, ongoing problem.

Parents have a variety of options at their disposal to treat childhood ear infections. Drops, antibiotics, and ventilation tubes placed by surgical procedure are all commonly used treatments for chronic infections. Chiropractic care is another option available and is rapidly gaining acceptance and popularity for the effective treatment of childhood ear infections.

According to HealthyChild.com, ear infections are the reason for 35% of pediatrician visits, and ear pain is the number one reason a child visits a chiropractor. Children who suffer from recurring ear infections benefit from chiropractic care in several ways that are not available through other, more traditional forms of treatment.

Childhood Ear Infections And Chiropractic

Here are a few of the benefits chiropractic care offer for childhood ear infections are:

It is non-invasive

Unlike the surgical procedure that is often used to combat ear infections by inserting tubes in the child’s ears, chiropractic adjustments provide a non-invasive form of treatment.

This treatment option works well because a little one’s spine may be moved out of alignment from the birthing process, or from any number of spills he or she makes learning to walk, run, or navigate stairs. An experienced chiropractor can map out a treatment plan that includes gentle adjustments of the child’s neck and spine. The goal is to decrease fluid build up within the ear canals that bring on ear infections and pain.

It is a painless option of treatment

The last thing parents want in any medical treatment is to cause their child more pain. A negative experience at a doctor’s office can create a fear that lasts for years to come.

Children with ear infections have nothing to fear from visiting a chiropractor. During a chiropractic visit, the child will participate in adjustments that are pain free. The treatments will be able to reduce the pain in a short amount of time in many instances, and reduce the chance of dealing with another ear infection down the road.

It treats the underlying cause

Other options of treatment may decrease the symptoms of an ear infection, but never get to the actual root issue. Chiropractic care strives to return the body in its entirety to its normal function.

This is the main building block concept for chiropractic in general. By re-aligning the spine, the body as a whole can be healthier and more resistant to infection and disease. Chiropractic care helps adjust the child’s body back to a normal state, thus providing a way for it to heal itself and fight off future ear (and other) infections better than simply using drops and antibiotics.

If your child is susceptible to ear infections, there are steps you can take to minimize the chances of an occurrence in the first place. Frequent hand washing to prevent the spread of germs and avoiding cigarette smoke are two simple ways to combat ear infections.

Chiropractic treatment continues to show promise in treating the underlying issues that cause a child to suffer from ear infections. If you are looking for a treatment that is pain free, not intimidating to the child, and an alternative to invasive surgery, no matter where you are, enlisting the help of a chiropractor is a fantastic option.

So if your child is experiencing chronic ear infections, give us a call. Dr Maggio is here to help!

Which whiplash treatment is right for you?

Which whiplash treatment is right for you?

Which whiplash treatment is right for you? One day you are fine.  The next day you are not.  Which whiplash treatment is right for you?  Following an accident, life can be difficult.  There are many things that need to be handled following and accident.  One question is can be: Which whiplash treatment is right for you?  The big challenge is when Read more

3 Nutritional Tips That Will Help Chiropractic Patients Boost Their Immune System

3 nutritional tips

3 Nutritional Tips Can Change Your Life Forever!

In today’s fast-paced society, we’re bombarded with many forms of stress that can wreak havoc on our immune systems. I’m Dr David Mruz, a guest blogger for Dr Maggio, and I’d like to offer 3 nutritional tips for patients of Dr Maggio and readers of this blog.  Chiropractors are particularly interested in helping their chiropractic patients overcome these stressors in order to maintain a healthy and balanced life. Beyond of the chiropractic adjustment, let’s take a look at three nutritional tips that will help chiropractic patients boost their immune system.

Chiropractic patients’ immune systems operate at their best when subluxations, also known as vertebral misalignments, are corrected. However, a proper diet can’t be ignored. By combining both forces, your immune system is better equipped to ward off many contaminants that try to invade the body through normal day-to-day activity.

Nutritional Tip #1 — Get Your Vitamin D

Vitamin D is known for strengthening bones and teeth by helping the body absorb calcium. People who get too little vitamin D may develop soft, thin, and brittle bones, a condition known as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.

But did you know that it is also known to offer sufficient protection against a wide range of illnesses and chronic diseases like cancer? In addition, it improves the body’s natural response to bacterial infections like tuberculosis and helps to increase the production of antimicrobial peptides which are very important in boosting the immunity.

Since each patient’s health situation is different, ask Dr Maggio how much vitamin D you need for optimal health.

Nutritional Tip #2 — Get Your Veggies

In culinary terms, vegetables are edible plants or their parts, intended for cooking or eating raw. You can quickly find what foods are in the vegetable group by visiting ChooseMyPlate.gov.

Vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and brussels sprouts (all from the brassica family) produce chemicals that are known to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and boost the body’s immune system. One great way to make sure you’re getting all of your vegetables for the day is through juicing. If you’re new to juicing, check out this great resource on juicing vegetables.

Nutritional Tip #3 — Avoid Alcohol

Most chiropractic patients are health-conscious. However, some chiropractic patients may be unaware of the concept of dangers of alcohol since our society is geared more toward sickness care instead of true healthcare. Regardless, maintaining a healthy diet is absolutely essential to maintaining a strong immune system. One way to do this is by avoiding or reducing alcohol consumption.

Why? Because research has proven that alcohol can cause immunodeficiencies that, in return, can make you more susceptible to many communicable diseases.

If you need even more convincing, simply visit the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s website to learn more about alcohol facts and statistics.

So those are your 3 nutritional tips.  To discover more nutritional tips that will help you build a stronger immune system, make sure you ask Dr Maggio. If you’re reading this blog and you’ve never been to a chiropractor, give Dr Maggio a call. He’d love to help guide you toward a more healthy lifestyle through safe and effective chiropractic care!

This blog post is provided by Dr David Mruz of Eastside Chiropractic PA in Greenville SC.  Dr Maggio and Dr Mruz have been friends and colleagues for many years, and focus their care on serving patients at the very highest level.  If you’re visiting Greenville, don’t hesitate to contact Eastside Chiropractic PA for any issues with neck pain, back pain, headaches or accident and injury care.  You can visit our website at chiropractorgreenville.com