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Patient Testimonials for the Grappin Clinic

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Collection of a few Patient Testimonials for Chiropractic Care received at the Grappin Clinic in North Port, Florida

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360 View Virtual Tour

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Google 360 View Interactive Virtual Tour of Grappin Clinic North Port, FL

Simply Click and Drag Screen to Rotate 360 degrees and Click on Arrows to Navigate through Tour of Grappin Chiropractic and Acupuncuture Clinic in North Port, Florida.


Type 2 Diabetes and Your Heart Rate

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

anti-aging-diet-elderlyType 2 Diabetes – Physical Activity Improves the Variation in Your Heart Rate

Although heart rates are regular in healthy people, some changes along the way are necessary as well.

The nervous system reacts to the need for more or less blood flow throughout the body by altering the speed of the heartbeats.

In Type 2 diabetes the heart rate can stay the same more than is preferred because the condition damages the nervous system.

diabetes-health-exercisePhysicians recommend physical activity for people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes for many reasons, including improved nerve function and the regeneration of nerves in the skin.

A healthy number of changes in the heart rate is associated with better health and a longer life. Scientists at the Universidad Extremadura in Caceres, Spain, and the Universidad Autonoma de Talca in Chile reviewed several articles showing aerobic exercise followed by muscle training could help improve changes in the heart rate.

Their work reported on in September 2017 in the journal Current Diabetes Reports, pooled the information from fifteen studies on the subject of exercise and heart rate changes. Improvements were seen in nine of the studies. The nine studies demonstrated three days of aerobic exercise each week along with some strength training, improved the number of changes in the heart rate.

From this information, the investigators concluded heartbeat rate changes should be measured in people with Type 2 diabetes to help plan routines for preventing diabetic neuropathy and death.


Chiropractic Care for Sports & Auto Accident Injuries

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

sports-injuriesChiropractic Treatment for Sports and Auto-Accident Injuries

Each of us experiences different kinds of physical injury once in a while.

While most of them can be managed without taking it to a medical doctor, there are those types that should not be taken out of serious consideration as they might further deteriorate and could cause more complications.

Of so many types of injury, auto-accident and sports injury are among the most familiar. Each can be further break into a number of classifications and some of them are the following:

car-accident-injuriesFor auto-accident injuries, they can be…

Middle and lower back pain – another type injury that can be obtained in auto accident, most especially when a sudden external force hit your car.
Whiplash – this is common in auto accident; a type of injury that one can get when hit from behind and suddenly and forcefully projects your head or neck forward and then back.
Joint injury – a type of physical injury that is common not only in auto accident but in sports as well; this is all about injury to any joint in the body, which could involve damage to the bones, ligaments, or other tissues.

tendonitis-elbow-painSport injuries can be…

    Joint dislocations – a type of injury where bones in a joint are displaced or misaligned, which is usually caused by a sudden impact to the joint.
Concussions – this is another type of injury common in sports; this is a type of traumatic brain injury that is often caused by a blow to the head or body, a fall, or any other circumstances that shake the brain.
On-the-field injuries – those that are obtained while in the game; injuries from accident while playing
Sprains and strains – sprain is a type of injury caused by a stretch and/or tear of a ligament, the fibrous band of connective tissue that connects the end of one bone with another. On the other hand, strain is another common sport injury that is caused by muscle and/or tendon damage.


How to Choose the Best Chiropractor

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

bradenton-fl-chiropractor-grappin-chiropractic-care-3Top Tips on Choosing the Best Chiropractor

Before starting chiropractic treatment, it is a good idea to arrange a telephone interview or ask for an in-office consultation to learn more about the chiropractor, the clinic, and the techniques offered.

Sometimes, the chiropractor will request a personal consultation to discuss such details.

For most people seeking chiropractic care, it is important to feel comfortable and have a good relationship with the chiropractor and the clinic. This can go a long way in gaining a positive treatment experience. Consider the things that would make you feel most comfortable and use these as part of your judgment. This may mean how long you have to wait for appointments, how easy it is to get hold of your chiropractor or the location of the clinic.

chiropractic-neck-adjustmentAnswering your own questions is also a crucial part in the decision process. Some things you may want to consider asking include:

Is the chiropractor friendly and polite?
Do you feel comfortable talking with the chiropractor?
Does the chiropractor fully answer all of your questions?
Does the chiropractor listen to your explanation of symptoms and treatment preferences?
How many years has the chiropractor been in practice?

If it makes you feel more comfortable, you may also want to conduct some background research on the chiropractor. It is your body; you can take as long as you need to decide on which chiropractor will be treating you.


Chiropractors Can Treat Asthma

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015


An asthma attack is caused when a sudden constriction of airway passages, called the bronchi, occurs. These tiny tubes help to transport the air from the trachea (windpipe) into the lungs.

The insides of these tubes are lined with smooth muscle that allows them to contract and expand much as our arteries do. When a message from the nervous system tells these tubes to constrict too tightly, an asthma attack is the result.

Asthma attacks can come on at any time and there are still many unanswered questions as to why only some people suffer from this disorder.

asthma-seasonal-allergiesOne type of an asthma attack is triggered by activity. This form of asthma is called exercise‑induced asthma. The second and more common form of idiopathic (unknown cause) asthma seems to be triggered by certain allergens to foods or particulate matter in the air like pollen, grasses, chemicals, and mold spores.

No matter which form of asthma you suffer from, an asthma attack is a frightening feeling. If nervousness is also a trigger for this condition, the expected normal anxiety associated with having asthma can be a self‑perpetuating prophecy of continued attacks.

Help for asthma sufferers has been on the market for a long time in the form of different inhalers to help dilate (open) the bronchial tubes but there are other ways to more naturally achieve a more effective way to relieve, reduce, and control your asthma.


Our Chiropractors Can Help With Tendonitis

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015


Tendonitis is the diagnosis given to inflammation in a tendon. A tendon is simply and extension of the muscle that attaches the muscle fibers into the bone so that the joint can be moved.

The pain and swelling is a lot like a bursitis condition; however the difference is that tendonitis worsens when the muscle is contracted rather than when the joint is moved by someone else. Bursitis generally hurts whenever the joint is moved.

Mild tendonitis can be an annoying condition; however, without the proper care and treatment this annoyance can worsen to the point of disability due to pain. Tennis elbow is one such example that can start as a mild annoyance and progress to a severe condition that can cause painful difficulty when shaking hands, or when trying to open a jar. Even turning a doorknob while trying to pull it open can cause sharp pain to appear.

Over‑stressing a tendon from repeated and excessive activity, placing too great a load on a joint as when lifting a heavy object abruptly, or being involved in a traumatic accident can cause tendonitis. In fact, any mechanism that causes tendon fibers to tear such as forceful stretching or a direct blow to the tendon will result in the onset of a tendonitis.

The swelling that occurs in and around these tears in the tendon will cause the painful inflammation associated with this condition.


Natural Migraine Headache Pain Relief

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

migraine-headache-pain-reliefMigraine Headaches

Migraine is a term applied to a special type of vascular (blood circulation) headache that is generally thought of as more severe than a regular headache and has sometimes been referred to as a ‘sick headache.’

Migraine headaches affect more women then men by a ratio of about 70%. There is thought to be a recessive gene responsible for migraines, which means the problem could be an inherited one (passed down through a family.)

Migraines are usually proceeded by a strange sensation called a prodome. This stage of the migraine usually involves seeing an aura (visual disturbance) before the headache begins.

The headache is usually unilateral (on one side of the head) but can be felt bilaterally (both sides of the head) in some cases.

The throbbing associated with a migraine is associated with changes in blood flow to the brain. It is currently thought that the greatest disturbance is experienced when too much blood is allowed to enter the brain.

migraines-stressWhat triggers a migraine attack?

It has been documented that a migraine can occur due to increased anxiety, tension, or rage, often with a stifled expression of resentment. Often there is water weight gain associated with the onset of the event. Migraines commonly occur upon awakening in the morning.

The number of migraines over a defined period of time, how they feel, where the pain is located, (e.g.,side of the head, behind an eye, etc.) vary a great deal from person to person.

If you think you may be suffering from migraine headaches, you should consider contacting a Chiropractor.

A Doctor of Chiropractic is trained and licensed in the diagnosis of many forms of headaches, including migraines.


North Port FL Chiropractor Client Review

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Client Testimonial for Chiropractor, Dr. Carl Grappin and Grappin Chiropractic Clinic of North Port, FL

Good morning, thank you for having me.

I have had back problems for probably 15 or 20 years and I’ve seen a whole series of chiropractors.

I’m a snow bird, we summer in suburban Chicago and we come here in the winter.

I’ve tried a couple of chiropractors down here and finally got to see Dr. Grappin, Dr. Carl, and he’s very effective, very conscious of your condition.

I’ve explored trying to get surgery. I’ve been to Rush Hospital in Chicago. I’ve been to Mayo Clinic and they told me that there’s little they can do by way of surgery that would help. They suggested physical therapy and a chiropractor. They say that’s good so long as it doesn’t cause any harm and that’s true to the case.

I find as I come for my visits that I am relieved of pain for awhile after each visit. I do not do any pain therapy so by and large I consider this to be a good experience.

I try to come as often as I can, as I need to come, and that’s about it, thank-you.

Elbow Pain and Tendonitis

Monday, December 29th, 2014

tennis-elbow-painElbow Pain or Tendonitis

One of the most common elbow problems is tendonitis. This condition is due to inflammation.

Sometimes called tennis elbow, this painful condition can occur when a tendon that attaches to the elbow joint becomes irritated, either from injury or from overuse.

Other common elbow problems include arthritis and problems from the wrist or the shoulder, which cause referred pain to the elbow.

The elbow joint works best when the arm motion is straight up and down. Rotation and side to side movements are less tolerated. Too much stress in these directions can irritate the elbow tendons and cause a tendonitis condition. Repeated vibration forces under weight bearing can also cause joint irritation.

golfing-arm-pain-injuryCommonly played sports that can cause this condition are tennis, other racket sports, and to a lesser degree golf. Continued irritation of the elbow tendons can lead to calcific tendonitis, which is a type of arthritis.

Elbow injuries or chronic elbow problems from overuse can affect more than just the elbow joint. Elbow problems can adversely affect grip strength too. Even shaking hands can be painful.

Elbow pain can extend up to the shoulder and down to the wrist. Many elbow problems caused by inflammation to the tendons will also worsen with turning forces; In fact, a common way to acquire or to worsen tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis) is to perform repetitive screwdriver‑like activities with the sore arm. (more…)