Chiropractic adjustments are great for a wide range of Neuro-Muscular-Skeletal disorders, but many don’t know that chiropractic adjustments help to increase and stimulate the immune system. Studies have shown that those who are adjusted are sick less and improve quicker when faced with an illness.

All the media coverage of the COVID-19 epidemic has led to some people overreacting and are unnecessarily worried. Take steps now to make sure your nervous and immune system are functioning at 100%.

A study evaluated the effects of adjustments on HIV+ patients and their blood work. Over a 6 month period that adjusted group had a 48% increase in their CD4 cells compared to the control group. See the link below for the study.

Another study found that a group of patients had their white blood cells and immune cells increased after a chiropractic adjustment with either manual or instrument adjustments.

Other things you can do to boost your immune system naturally are listed below:

  1. Get a full 8 hours of deep, relaxing sleep at night.
  2. Go outside for at least 15 minutes a day for fresh air and natural Vitamin D from the sun.
  3. Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water each day.
  4. Eat fresh organic foods.
  5. Limit sugar and processed foods.
  6. Get at least 30 minutes of vigorous exercises every day.
  7. Meditate and take deep breaths to reduce stress and anxiety.
  8. Take a high quality Vitamin D supplement and multi vitamin.
  9. Wash your hands regularly.
  10. Get adjusted regularly!

Extremity Adjustments

Many people think Chiropractor’s only treat the neck and back with adjustments. The truth is that all the joints in the body can be adjusted. In fact, extremity adjustments and treatments are in the top 3 reasons why patients come to a Chiropractor. The upper extremity (arm) can be adjusted at the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and fingers. The lower extremity (leg) can be adjusted at the hip, knee, ankle, and toes. Other common joints adjusted are the TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) and the ribs and rib heads.

If you or someone you know is experiencing shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee or ankle pain make sure to call our office at 941-487-0266.

Dr. Johnson adjusts extremities on a daily basis and has helped many people feel much better within a few visits.

Auto Accident?

Were you recently involved in an auto accident? 

Many Florida patients do not know that you only have 14 days to seek medical help from a Chiropractor, medical doctor, emergency room or urgent care center in order to have your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance cover the cost of your benefits. If you wait more than 14 days the insurance company will not pay any claims involving the recent accident.

Whether in pain or not you should at minimum have an exam and consultation to protect yourself and family from any future pains you may have years down the road.

Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Whether you are a newborn or 100 years old, Chiropractic can work for you! Most people don’t realize how traumatic the birth process can be on the newborn infant. Here are a few common reasons why newborns need to have their spine checked starting from day 1!

•  They are cooped up in a small space for approximately 9 months. Being in the mothers womb we are usually in the fetal position or a kyphotic spinal posture.

•  Congenital muscular and infant torticollis is when the newborn experiences a severe head tilt to one side due to over contracture of the sterno-cleido-mastoid muscle, otherwise known as the SCM muscle. The SCM muscle will rotate the head in the opposite direction and laterally bend to the same side. Typically the newborn will have the head tilted in an extreme manner and may be unable to turn the head at all.

•  Vacuum extraction injury, forceps injuries, and or improper, forceful pulling by the physician during delivery. This can cause Erb’s palsy or Erb–Duchenne palsy, which is a paralysis of the arm caused by injury to the upper group of the arm’s main nerves, specifically the C5-C6 nerve roots.

•  Spine misalignment while in utero.

•  Abnormal birth presentation, such as the breech position.

• Acute and Chronic ear infections are helped by upper cervical chiropractic adjustments.

• Colic, re-flux, and constipation can be signs of subluxations or misalignments in the spine. After getting adjusted the babies body usually respond within a few days, sometimes even just hours after their adjustments. Other times the kids bodies require a series of adjustments to help alleviate their symptoms.

If you’ve had your newborn, toddler, or kids adjusted please comment, link, and share your experience!

Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care during pregnancy is a non-invasive approach to many pains women may experience during their pregnancies. The most common ailments that effect women during pregnancy are: Low back, hip, and sciatic pain into the legs, migraines, headaches, rib pain, carpal tunnel and mid back pain. Chiropractic adjustments help to gently align the spine and extremities and help to give pain relief naturally without the use of any drugs or surgeries. Many chiropractic tables have the ability to let a pregnant mother lay face down even up to 9 months pregnant. If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort associated with your pregnancy please call the office and set up an appointment.


For your health,

Dr. Johnson

The 21st Century Health Paradox

The year is 2017 and we are all living in amazing times! We have more science, research, education, and information than all previous generations.  The 21st century health paradox is that we are sicker, more obese, and unhappier than ever before. We also live in a time where humans are living longer than  ever. However, longer isn’t always better. The oldest verified person on record was a French woman named Jeanne Calment (1875–1997), who lived to the age of 122 years, 164 days. Isn’t that amazing?!  Why aren’t we all living to that age? As research and science progresses, the possibility of living longer may be obtainable, but not desirable. The quality of life and living is measured by how someone feels. Aches and pains tend to accumulate over the years and effect people’s quality of life. We now know that we are going to live a longer life than the previous generations. The average lifespan of someone born in the 1800’s ranged from 38-58 years old.  In 2015 the average life expectancy in the US was 79 years old. (The US ranked 31st out of 183 Countries.)

The point of all this information is that we know we are going to live longer and to live happier and healthier we need to invest in our bodies and have a health plan. This should start right at birth but many do not find out about true health until much older. It’s never too late to start investing in your health! A quote I once read from a famous railroad tycoon who was dying of lung cancer said, “All the money in the world can’t by my health back.” And as my idol Jack LaLanne said, “Your health account is like your bank account: The more you put in, the more you can take out.”

For your health,

Dr. Johnson