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Trap and Neck Strain Pain

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Many athletes, fitness gurus, or people doing manual labor can easily subluxate or misalign vertebras. One thing we often see is athletes that may have injuries to a shoulder and the body will recruit other muscles to get the shoulder and rotator cuff moving. Other muscles are used to assist when lifting, throwing, pushing, pulling, rowing, and other shoulder motions. When recruitment of other muscles around the shoulder happens, it can easily subluxate the scapula and upper ribs, resulting in a strained muscle of the trap, neck, or shoulder.

Most people have difficulty turning their necks and have deep or sharp pain in the trap muscle. It is extremely painful and you want relief quickly. Usually, muscle relaxers are prescribed, which may temporarily provide relief and may result in a deeper muscle strain when the medication wears off. This is subluxation is often misdiagnosed by many doctors and is easily corrected by the Chiropractors at Legacy Clinic in The Villages. This is fixed fast in relief is felt after the first treatment. Many patients are amazed that they can go back to exercise or training without any limitations.

The Trapezius muscle originates at the occipital and the C7-T12 vertebrae. It inserts at the posterior border of the clavicle, acromion process, scapula. Trap pain can travel anywhere in this large muscle when a subluxation occurs from a misalignment. 

The Chiropractors at Legacy Clinic see golfers, polo players, pickleball players, dragon boaters, and other athletes that have this trapezius pain. It is even seen in people who overuse the arm from pairing or someone who took a fall. It is often misdiagnosed and treated as neck pain. The trap spasm gets worse with activity, exercise, and massage. The worsening spasm results in people seeking strong muscle relaxers or steroid injections. This scapula/rib misalignment can easily be fixed with a specific adjustment done by stretching the lower cervical and manipulating the misaligned scapula. When this is set, you immediately feel the tension, pulling, and spasm of the trap muscle release.

If you are experiencing trap pain, scapula pain, or lower neck pain, let the chiropractors at Legacy Clinic evaluate you.

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Eliminate Allergies NOW

Fall allergies are at their peak from August through October and they can be a real issue if you live in central Florida. The key culprits are the tiny, airborne pollen grains that come off trees, weeds, and grasses. During this time of the year, ragweed is rampant all over Florida and is a prime cause of allergies. Wind-blown ragweed allergens can travel for hundreds of miles. Just one plant produces more than one billion grains of pollen per season. Pollen and mold are hard to avoid when you want to go outside and play, but there are a number of ways to alleviate allergy symptoms. When you have an allergy, your body produces a histamine reaction that can include running nose, sinusitis, and/or stuffy nose. It is your body’s natural defense mechanism when exposed to these foreign particles. Over-the-counter medications are targeted to turn off the histamine receptor for a few hours and provide temporary relief. Check out below on how to eliminate that histamine reaction. 

Legacy Clinic in The Villages Top Allergy Remedies:
1.Antronex – supplant protocol 
2.Engystol injections 

Antronex is a supplement that works but removing that histamine in your body that is caused by the allergen. Antronex contains yakriton which is a liver fat extract discovered by Japanese researchers that is used to support the body’s normal detoxification mechanisms. Yakriton was first discovered in 1926 and has been studied for years. Basically the way it helps with congestion from allergies and asthma is by helping the liver function more efficiently in producing histamines. When you have an irritation or allergy, your body produces histamines, which can cause various symptoms one main symptom being congestion or runny nose. It is your body’s natural defense, but sometimes our bodies go into overdrive or our liver gets clogged with toxins. Pharmaceutical decongestants dry up and completely block all these things from happening for a few hours but Antronex helps your body by toning down the flood of histamines and regulating your body.

Engystol is an outstanding homeopathic injection that can be used to prevent flus abs can also be used to help allergies. This homeopathic formula has been showed to act as an anti inflammatory of the mucous membranes, which are heavily effected during histamine reactions. Engystol is indicated for immune system support to reduce severity and duration of symptoms in viral infections. It stimulates the body’s initial defense mechanisms. It contains the natural ingredients Swallowwort and Sulfur. Swallowwort, has an anti-inflammatory and supporting effect on the immune system. Sulfur acts against the inflammation of the mucus membranes. 

If you are suffering from allergies and want natural and fast results, contact Legacy Clinic in The Villages, FL at 352-259-0024 for your allergy relief. 

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Top Secret Exercise For Back Pain

Did you know that most daily activities and sports put a lot of stress on your SI joint? The SI joint is the joint that is made up of the sacrum and ilium. We have one on each side of the spine and they easily move with walking, bending, twisting, and lifting. The joint is the cause of most low back pain and is the insertion point for most of the lumbar muscles. When the joint misaligns, the lumbar muscles will tighten up and cause limitation in twisting, bending, and lifting. Therefore, limiting full motion for golfers and pickle ball players.

Multiple core muscles work together to produce maximum stability in the abdominal and lumbar back region supporting the SI joint. Weak stomach or core muscles can throw off spinal alignment, balance, and place a strain on the back.

Jenny Sweat, our corrective exercise trainer has an awesome exercise to help strengthen the core and stabilize the SI joint. This exercise is called SI Joint Reset. All you need is a broom stick/handle.

Lying on your bed or the floor with a broom stick, put the broom stick under one knee and bring the other leg up ready to push into the stick. Take a deep breath and as you exhale, pull your belly button in towards your spine, press your spine against the floor or bed, and push one leg into the stick while the other leg is pushing down on the stick in the opposite direction. Exhale and hold for 8-10 seconds. This is an isometric contraction so you will not feel or see much movement.

You can then move the stick under the other knee and repeat, pushing the legs in opposing directions. Remember to exhale, draw your belly button in towards your spine and your spine into the floor/bed while you push your legs in opposing directions against the stick for 8-10 seconds.

Strengthen your core and reset your SI joint with this one simple and cool exercise. You can do this exercise daily or several times a week.

Jenny Sweat is a Corrective Trainer at Legacy Clinic. She has over 30 years experience and holds a masters degree in exercise science. Her focus is to provide specific training and exercises to help your body function better. If you are looking for unique and corrective personal training, contact Legacy Clinic and set up an evaluation with Jenny Sweat.

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What to do if you are in an Accident?

If you are in a car or golf cart accident, the first thing that you want to do is call 911 if medical attention is needed. You also will want to make a police report and have the accident documented. Florida is a no fault auto accident state, which means in the event of an accident, both parties turn to their auto insurance policies to make claims, regardless of who is at fault. You will want to contact your insurance company to report the accident and make a claim. Contact Legacy Clinic for a consultation with our auto accident doctor.


With 30 years of experience in auto accidents, Dr. Dale will assist you with any skeletal muscle injuries and rehabilitation. He will properly document your injuries with neurological, orthopedic and skeletal muscle findings. He works with radiologists that are specially trained to read minute injures and detailed findings. He also works with several attorneys in the area and will help you get the most out of your case with proper specialist referrals and detailed reports.

When in an accident, Dr. Dale at Legacy Clinic has your back. It can be worth several thousand dollars to choose an experienced accident doctor. Dr. Dale is available for consultations and any questions that you may have regarding your accident.

Contact Legacy Clinic 352-259-0024.

Legacy Clinic is located in the heart of The Villages, FL at Laurel Manor Professional plaza. Legacy Clinic was established in 2010 and features four chiropractors, three massage therapists, one doctor of oriental medicine, and a personal trainer.

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What is a Acupoint injection? 

Tired of being in pain? Tired of taking ibuprofen products? Dr. Perry provides an extremely effective treatment to reduce inflammation and pain which also stimulates the body’s natural healing process. This treatment is called Acupoint Injection Therapy. It combines simultaneously the therapeutic effects of acupuncture with herbal medicine.

Many patients have muscle spasms, low back pain, sciatica, disc problems, muscle tension discomfort, joint strains/sprains, plantar fasciitis, nerve tingling in extremities, and other acute or chronic symptoms due to car accidents, sports injuries, falls, repetitive motion overuse, and fibromyalgia. Acupoint Injections can provide relief. By utilizing injections of homeopathic products (anti-inflammatories) into the muscles (trigger point injections) or under the skin (therapeutic subcutaneous injections) there is a rapid reversal of pain (usually within 3 sessions).

Acupoint Injection Therapy is especially useful when massage, chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, and/or prescription drugs have not provided satisfactory results. People are often recommended to have cortisone shots, but most often can avoid them when receiving this treatment. Dr. Perry utilizes a protocol where the injections do not require deep insertion. Patients have been heard to say, “I can’t believe I am looking forward to more injections!”

Are you looking for natural pain options in The Villages, FL? Legacy Clinic offers homeopathic acupoint injections that are extremely successful in reducing pain and inflammation all without the harmful side effects of steroids or narcotics.

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Auto Accident Doctor in The Villages

Have you recently been in an accident and looking for help? Legacy Clinic is proud to introduce Dr. Dale Charette D.C. with over 30 years in experience with treating car accidents. Dr Dale Charrette has been a Doctor of Chiropractic in California since 1988 focusing primarily on the care of the patient who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident.
 
“Dr. Dale” brings his 33 years of practical Chiropractic experience in automobile injury care to The Legacy Clinic of Chiropractic, which includes looking for the underlying causes of discomfort, and pain, as opposed to just treating the symptoms. Under Chiropractic care, patients report higher functioning in all areas of their lives following automobile or golf cart injuries, without suffering the long-term effects of these injuries.

Dr. Dale Charrette takes the time to deliver proper care, and provide the appropriate documentation and reports to demonstrate the medical evidence to prove the injuries.  This is helpful in working with attorneys and insurance carriers.

Dr. Dale Charrette received his Doctorate degree from Palmer West Chiropractic College and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University. Dr. Dale grew up in Warren, MI. He currently resides in The Villages with his wife, Gail and both are active senior athletes who compete on a regular basis in swimming and running, respectively.

On a personal level, Dr. Dale is an avid competitive swimmer who competes at the state and national level and is very active with the Village Aquatic Swim Team.

If you have any questions about Dr. Dale Charrette, or would like to learn more about chiropractic care following an automobile accident, please call 352-259-0024, Legacy Clinic of Chiropractic.

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The Best Weight Loss Program

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Legacy Clinic is proud to offer an incredible doctor supervised weight loss program which helps patients to lose an average of 30-35 pounds in less than 12 weeks.  While on the program you will eat food from all-natural food groups and will not be required to eat or purchase any pre-packaged or frozen meals.

Our weight loss program does not use any hormones or HCG shots. The program will provide you with an all-natural appetite suppressant and helps the body to maintain a safe state of ketosis in order to help the body burn fat for energy as it is designed to do. 

This program will help you to shed weight, reset your metabolism and regulate your body in losing stored abnormal fats. The abnormal fat in your body does not serve any useful purpose and our program specifically targets the loss of abnormal fat in your body. This is the fat that we all look at and poke at in the mirror as it forms as an excess layer in the belly, hips, thighs and buttocks.

When a patient says they want to lose weight what they really mean is that they want to lose unwanted and abnormal fat. 

One of our patients recently said… “I have tried and ultimately failed to lose weight on many different diets. I was amazed at how easy it was to lose weight on this diet, my energy levels soared through the roof and I lost incredible amounts of weight and inches through my entire body. I was also extremely impressed how the diet undoubtedly reset my metabolism. Thank you Legacy Clinic for making me feel great and look great again!”

Call 352-259-0024 or email info@legacyclinic.org to schedule your free weight loss consultation today! 

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Spinal Decompression Or Spinal Surgery?

If you’ve been thinking about having spinal surgery, there is a very important question to ask yourself… would you rather have spinal decompression or spinal surgery?

Decompression therapy is a helpful tool for those who suffer from back pain. It is a non-invasive, all natural alternative to back surgery and harmful anesthetic treatments.

One form of spinal decompression therapy is the Kennedy Decompression Table. This unique method is designed to relieve pain caused by spinal disc injuries.

For the procedure, the patient lies down either on their back or their stomach. A belt is fastened arounbd the hips and this belt is gently pulled on by a machine at the end of the table. This relieves pressure from the spine and allows the discs between to eventually heal themselves.

Spinal decompression or spinal surgery

Spinal decompression could save you from a very costly and potentially dangerous spinal surgery procedure. Before you go under the knife, ask yourself do I want spinal decompression or spinal surgery?

Legacy Clinic has been helping patients get relief for many years and they offer a variety of therapies to help patients with all types of disorders. Let their experience guide you as you make one of the most important decisions you’re likely to make about your own health.

Most patients find their back pain is reduced dramatically after spinal decompression procedures. One study shows a marked association between disc height and pain relief. The study also reported an increased spinal disc height of at least 1mm and pain reduction of 74 percent in patients who participated in therapy consistently.

for more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact Legacy Clinic today!

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Acupuncture For Seniors

Acupuncture For Seniors. Some seniors find relief from aches and pains in the low back and joints (especially arthritis). Acupuncture can help relieve these pains and get them back to their normal routines. Acupuncture can also bring relief from headaches and general malaise.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been practiced for centuries and has helped people around the world. By inserting extremely small needles into specific areas of the body, the acupuncturist can relieve pain and help relieve symptoms of anxiety as well.

This therapy is non-invasive and completely natural. After the doctor discusses the patient’s needs, he or she will determine where therapy is needed and for how long.

Is It Painful?

Most people don’t like the idea of needles and the thought of having several sticks is even less comforting. Many assume that acupuncture will hurt just because it uses needles. Often times, patients will only feel a little pressure and then relaxation. The needles used in acupuncture are smaller than the width of a strand of hair.

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What Does It Treat?

Acupuncture is used for many symptoms and disorders. Case controlled clinical studies have shown acupuncture to be effective for the following:

  • allergic rhinitis (including hayfever)
  • Facial pain
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Low back pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis elbow

These are just a few of the many disorders and pains that acupuncture can bring relief to.

What Are You Waiting For?

If you think you may benefit from acupuncture but still have questions, call or email Legacy Clinic today to schedule a time to sit down with the doctor.

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Functional Training For Seniors

Functional training is one of those industry buzzwords, but it’s a philosophy rooted in common sense. This kind of training mimics movements in your day-to-day life, which means you spend time and effort helping your body prepare itself for common physical tasks – everything from rising to a standing position, reaching down to pick something up, even putting on a sweater. For seniors citizens, functional training is well worth the time. Here’s why.

Why do seniors benefit from functional training?

Actually, anyone can benefit from this kind of workout. But seniors in particular benefit simply because as we age, things we took for granted can become more challenging. To ensure that you can continue safely reaching something on a high shelf and stepping up onto a raised surface as you age, functional training is a good way to go.

While many typical exercises performed in a gym involve some pushing or pulling motions, functional training takes movement a little further. Instead of isolating muscles on a single plane or range of motion, functional training means working several muscle groups at the same time. This kind of exercise is also important for building balance and coordination – two skills that can fade with aging.

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Seniors who perform regular functional training exercises also benefit in other ways.

  • Improved endurance and muscle strength – This kind of training makes your daily life easier by improving both endurance and muscle strength. That means complete your regular activities are much easier.
  • Better muscle memory – By performing the same types of movements, your body becomes more responsive. This is an easy way to build both muscle memory and keep your mental focus sharp.
  • Enhanced flexibility and coordination – Because you’re working a group of muscles with a wide range of motion, you improve coordination while keeping the body flexible.
  • Low impact – Functional training is easy on the joints, unlike some high impact exercises. Performing these movements under the watchful eye of an experienced personal trainer, like those here at Framework Personal Training in Sparks, will also ensure that you’re doing them safely.