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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…)

Chiropractor Review | North Port Florida

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

North Port Florida Chiropractor Review of Grappin Chiropractic Clinic

Hello, my name is John and I’ve been coming to the Grappin Chiropractic Clinic in North Port, FL for a little over three months now.

I started coming here because of herniation between my L-4 and L-5 discs and my L-5S1. I had numbness down the left and right sides of my outer thighs.

Since becoming a patient here at Grappin Clinic I’ve gotten the feeling back in my legs, the outside of my legs and thighs, and I’ve gotten back a lot of my mobility and movement.

They’re very professional here, the doctors know what they’re doing.

They explain what they are doing so you actually have an understanding of what’s going on and how the progression of your treatment will be.

Can’t say anything more than they are very professional and do a very good job here, they explain what’s going on and you feel comfortable.

So, you know where you’re going to be at when you end your treatment with the Grappins.

To schedule a consultation call us today at 941-426-9551

For more information about our team of chiropractors and the services we offer visit us online at

Headaches, Can a Chiropractor Help?

Monday, December 15th, 2014

headache-relief-treatmentHeadaches: Can a Chiropractor Make Them Go Away?

There are many types and causes of headaches. Regardless of the cause, if you have a headache, you want it to end. Fast!

This has produced a huge market for medications that cover up the symptoms of headaches. Powerful drugs can numb your nervous system so the pain doesn’t register. While these approaches may be convenient, they can cause adverse effects and kidney or liver damage. Worse, they don’t correct the underlying cause of the headache.

A cause of headaches can be from spinal bones in the neck that aren’t supporting your head properly. They’re not moving right. This can affect nerves, muscles and even the blood supply to your head.

Chiropractic doctors locate areas of the spine that aren’t moving properly. They notice if proper spinal curves are present. They look at your posture and your ability to turn and bend. These and many other examinations can help determine if you are likely to benefit from chiropractic care.

If you’re a good chiropractic candidate, your care will consist of a schedule of chiropractic adjustments. These help normalize spinal function, help restore essential spinal curves, improve circulation and reduce nerve irritation. Many patients report fewer and less severe headaches.

While we can’t guarantee results, the Grappin Chiropractic Clinic has a high success rate with patients who get headaches. (more…)

Back Pain Causes and Treatment

Monday, December 8th, 2014

lower-back-painUnderstanding Back Pain

Back pain is a very common ailment. Back pain accounts for more than 7,000,000 new cases and 250,000 surgeries each year.

There are many causes of lower back pain but the most common cause is mechanical stress. This can be considered the action of movement under the presence of weight. For instance, when you bend forward with the knees straight, pick up an object, and twist while lifting, you apply a great deal of mechanical stress to the lower back. This is especially true if you lift the object with your arms away from your body.

The lower back is especially susceptible to this malady. This is because the lower back receives more weight and has less support from the mid‑back region, due to the lack of ribs.

To make matters worse, the lowest part of the back usually houses the largest nerve with the smallest space for a nerve to exit the spine. This nerve, is called the L5/S1 or Sciatic Nerve. It can be the source of lower back and/or leg pain (commonly called sciatica) when it is out of alignment, is diseased, or the muscles and tissues surrounding the spine become inflamed.

Back pain is a sign that something is wrong and if mild symptoms persist or worsen over two or three days, you should seek professional help. If your pain happened due to an injury, you should seek attention as soon as possible. Treatment outcome is often greatly improved by treating pain from an injury as soon as possible. (more…)