Dr. Merrill’s Top 5 Fast Facts and Health Hacks

1. Pain in the bottom of your heel? If you Google it, you’ll probably come up with plantar fasciitis, but chances are good that you actually have plantar fasciosis and can fix it yourself in about two weeks. All you need is a toe spacer. If you wear it 24/7 (except when in the shower) (…continued…)

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Chiropractic treatment as a fix for ‘rib fixation’ or scapular pain

Primary care medical doctors often refer their patients who have been suffering from upper back and shoulder pain to us. Many of those patients describe their symptom as “pain under my shoulder blade.” Doctors who are trained to analyze musculoskeletal complaints will refer these cases they label “rib fixation.” What that means is the inflammation (…continued…)

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Why chiropractic and massage are better together

In our many years of operation in downtown Orlando, Nightlife Chiropractic has continued to refine the care we provide patients by looking at the scientific evidence, but also by looking at how our patients respond to care. Although our treatment offerings have changed over the years, the two core therapies that we will always provide (…continued…)

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A new role and important role for chiropractors

Approximately 20 million Americans will see a chiropractor in 2019, the majority of whom come in complaining of spine-related problems or back pain. The most common cause of acute pain we see in our Orlando office is due to auto accidents. As Interstate 4 remains under construction here in Central Florida, it is no surprise (…continued…)

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Chiropractic Adjustment Before or After Exercise?

A common question we often get is if a patient should get a chiropractic adjustment before they work out or after. Although there are many different types of exercise and different concerns for each individual patient, certain concepts remain the same. What others say Most chiropractors will tell you that exercise after chiropractic adjustment is (…continued…)

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How Can a Mattress Affect Back Pain?

As much as 80 percent of adults experience back pain at some time in their lives. One half of working Americans have back pain symptoms each year, making back pain one of the most common reasons for missed work. Back pain can be caused by: Sprained ligaments Strained muscles Sports injuries or accidents Poor posture (…continued…)

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What do the Daytona 500 and I-4 Traffic have in common? Crashes.

Many times we see patients who in “stop and go” traffic on I-4 in Orlando, FL have been involved in a car accident. A common scenario is that traffic comes to a halt and you stop your car but the person behind you isn’t quite paying attention until it is too late. This type of (…continued…)

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What Is Whiplash? Aside From An Injury We Treat

Whiplash, a collective term for injuries from violent motion of the head forward and backward, results most frequently from a rear-end collision. Many patients in our office present with this injury and are unsure what to expect with their pain. This is unsurprising since so many different articles, view points, and media sensationalism has covered (…continued…)

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Could my accident from 2 years ago be the cause of my neck pain?

The short answer is yes. But let’s look at how the neck is injured in whiplash and why a trauma from years earlier can produce symptoms today. Even in more moderate motor vehicle collisions with substantial car damage, symptoms rarely come on the day of the injury. When symptoms do occur immediately, this is a (…continued…)

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