Chiropractor Fort Myers & Cape Coral http://drkasters.com Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:11:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Stress and the Toll it Takes On Your Health http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/stress-toll-takes-health/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/stress-toll-takes-health/#respond Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:11:20 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4174 In a world filled with alarm clocks, rush hour traffic, deadlines that must be met, bills to pay and mouths to feed - multitasking, sleep deprivation and stress have become the norm. Everyone has “one of those days” once in a while.  When stress invades and takes over your world becoming a way of life [...]

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In a world filled with alarm clocks, rush hour traffic, deadlines that must be met, bills to pay and mouths to feed – multitasking, sleep deprivation and stress have become the norm. Everyone has “one of those days” once in a while. 

When stress invades and takes over your world becoming a way of life something needs to change. The human body was not meant to operate on coffee and adrenaline on a daily basis. This type of fast pace high-pressure lifestyle takes its toll on your health, your emotional and spiritual well-being as well as your relationships.

What is stress? – Stress is any physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes the body mentally or physically to be in a state of unrest. But what can you do about it? Quite a bit it turns out! I am going out on a limb to make a controversial and shocking statement. Here goes…are you ready? YOU are creating your life. Pure and simple. Because of this, YOU are the only one who can change it and free yourself from this crazy pace that is taking a toll on your very existence.

“What? No, you just don’t understand” you may think to yourself… “It’s not MY fault, it can’t be. I am not the one causing me all this stress it’s my boss, husband, kids, mother in law, insert another possible scape goat here.” While it is true that you cannot control anyone else’s actions, what you can control is your reaction to them.

The first step in eliminating stress from your life on a permanent basis is to start with the basic concept that you are in fact 100% responsible for your life.  Once you do that, you can see clearly what (and sometimes who) is not in your best interest to keep. We know this is a big step for some, but by doing this you not only take responsibility you take back control.

Step two is changing your outlook. What is it that we all want out of life? A new car? A nice house? A vacation to Tahiti? Well, sure. We all like those things. But why? What is at the core of wanting these material items and experiences?

It’s happiness, joy, relaxation, and excitement! I think we can all agree that what we all want most is simple. We want to feel good.

Here are a couple of exercises to help:

When you wake up first thing in the morning jump out of bed and declare out loud “Today is going to be a fantastic day!” You may feel like a complete buffoon doing this at first, and even like you are lying to yourself. It’s ok to feel silly, humor us and do it anyway. Your subconscious hears you and cannot differentiate between the truth and a lie, it believes everything you say to be true and so accepts it as fact. Believe your day will be fantastic and it will be.

Another very helpful idea is to make a Gratitude List. Any piece of paper will do, just write down everything you have in your life that you feel grateful for. You will be amazed at how much actually ends up on your list. The more you focus on the positive, the more positive you will draw into your life. And in turn, the better you will feel overall!

Some of us start from such a chaotic low place it’s not easy for us to “feel good” now. Ok, we get that, your goal should be to just feel as good as you can right now. Do something nice for yourself. Take a “me” moment. Go for a walk, have a coffee, just let the world fall away for a minute and allow yourself to be at the center of your world and really be in the present time. After all, if you don’t take the time and care for yourself, who will?

Changing the way that you think is no easy task. It takes practice for the mind is like a child with attention deficit disorder. It runs amuck from thought to thought, making order and serenity difficult at best. Meditation is a good way to practice quieting the mind. Take some time out without distractions and turn on some calm soothing music and just “be” in the stillness. Allow your mind to wander but with the focused intent of being calm and clear and just breathe. With time and practice, you will be able to clear your mind of all thought and you will achieve a serene feeling that will stay with you.

In recent years we have been taught in the workplace that in order to succeed we have to do a million things at once, and do them correctly. That is a lot of pressure! And this is in fact, is not what successful people do. Successful people do one thing at a time with intent and with focus. They use a to do list not on the computer or on a palm pilot but on good old-fashioned paper with a pen or pencil, scratching things off and moving along. Why? Because it’s tactile. It becomes more easily engrained in your mind making it easier to remember. We will touch on that in another article.

In order to lead a low-stress existence let me summarize:

  1. Take responsibility for your life. By doing so you take back control.
  2. Change our outlook, the old saying “fake it till you make it” is more than true. It’s very difficult to be sad when your face is smiling.
  3. Clear your life of things that stress you out – if you don’t like your job –get another one. The same is to be said for personal relationships – if they are beyond repair, love the other person enough and your self enough to appreciate it for what it was and what you have learned from them and let it go.
  4. Take time for yourself – be nice to yourself. You are important! Maintain your body by eating healthy foods, getting regular care – chiropractic and massages.
  5. Clear your mind and allow peace to become a part of your daily life and realize that you deserve it.
  6. Organize – When everything is in its proper place it brings balance to both the heart and mind.
  7. Just breathe – oxygen is very important for the body and most of us breathe way to shallowly. Make sure to breathe from your diaphragm – your shoulders should remain still.

Stress is a top cause of many illnesses as it manifests itself in the body in numerous ways – high blood pressure, anxiety, heart attacks, headache, cancer, depression and many others. Taking steps today to simplify and distress your life could save your health and your life tomorrow.

Chiropractor & Nutritionist in Fort Myers, FL.

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

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Happiness does not come in a pill. These days this is a very controversial statement. Doctors have attempted to prescribe happiness and it is failing miserably.

We live in a society inundated with media and social messages that if something is wrong in your life – take a pill. If you aren’t happy – take a pill. Depressed – have a pill. Can’t sleep? Stressed out? Take a pill. We are medicating ourselves into oblivion and the range of side effects can be catastrophic if not fatal.

The problem isn’t that you aren’t consuming enough pills or even the right pills. The pills themselves are only compounding the original problem. Medication does not fix unhappiness. What it does do is allow you to bury problems and not deal with them for the current moment. Do you feel better temporarily? Sure. But as soon as you miss a few doses you are right back where you started, only now with a slightly more toxic body. Many of these medications can be addictive as well which can lead to even bigger problems down the road.

If magic pills aren’t the answer, what is?

Change.

If you are not happy that is a message that something needs to change in your life. It isn’t an easy thing to really take a good hard look at our world and realize that something just isn’t working. It can be a belief, an attitude, a job that makes you unhappy, your living situation, even relationships.

Humans have a tendency to mull things over, dwell on them, think them through and then think some more all the while staying emotionally and literally stuck. Stuck is a terrible feeling. Stuck is why many run to the doctor for the prescription in the first place.

How do you get unstuck?

First and foremost be clear-headed when you make life-altering decisions. Mood altering medications do not allow you to think like yourself. Once clear, then it’s time to commit to change. Ask yourself and be honest -What would make you happy? What steps do you need to take to get there?

Change can be painful, but like ripping off a Band-Aid the more slowly you do it the more painful it is. Once it’s off, it’s off the real healing can begin.

Additionally, if your body is out of alignment or not receiving the proper nutrients it can show up as depression or anxiety as well as other ailments. If you are in the Fort Myers, Florida area visit the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. www.drkasters.com 239-332-2555.

Chiropractor & Nutritionist in Fort Myers, FL.

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

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Feeling bad can take a toll on how you view and feel about yourself. If you are sick chances are you aren’t as active as you once were. That can lead to weight gain or loss as well as loss in tone of muscle. Along with that comes lack of energy, motivation, and ability to participate fully in life.

Disease and illness often leads to depression. This spills over into the arena of self-esteem. You may start to feel not so great about yourself, though your condition isn’t fully in your control and most certainly not your fault.

It is important not to lose sight of who you are. You aren’t just your body. You are a mind and a soul. You are a complete package. You are still you. The only constant in life is change and even this, as bad as whatever you are experiencing may seem, will pass too.

It’s important, along with treatments, to do things that make you happy, things that make you feel good. Get a massage, go for a walk in nature, if a walk is too much, sit outside, whatever you can do. Breathe in the fresh air, talk to a friend, watch a funny movie, keep your spirits up.

As humans, our natural state of being is health despite what the pharmaceutical industry would love for you to believe. We should not be dependent on them, our bodies are designed to heal themselves when in proper alignment and fed with all the nutrients you need.

If you aren’t feeling your best we would love the opportunity to work with you to rectify that situation. With Chiropractic and Nutritional approaches, we have helped thousands of patients right here in the Fort Myers and Southwest Florida area. You could be our next success. Give us a call at 239-332-2555 or visit www.drkasters.com to learn more.

Chiropractor & Nutritionist in Fort Myers, FL.

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

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What to Do Following a Car Crash in Fort Myers, Florida http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/auto-accident-injuries/following-car-crash-fort-myers-florida/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/auto-accident-injuries/following-car-crash-fort-myers-florida/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:37:30 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4161 The sound of twisting metal, that horrible feeling where everything slows down, and the tremendous pressure of the impact. Being in a car accident is traumatic in every way. Its hard on the body, the mind, your schedule, and sometimes can drastically impact your life. Inevitably you are shaken up, even if it is just [...]

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The sound of twisting metal, that horrible feeling where everything slows down, and the tremendous pressure of the impact. Being in a car accident is traumatic in every way. Its hard on the body, the mind, your schedule, and sometimes can drastically impact your life.

Inevitably you are shaken up, even if it is just a minor fender bender. You pause for a moment after the crash and look around. Am I hurt? Am I Ok? Is the other person ok? As you get out of your vehicle, if you are able, you assess the damage to your own car and then likely the other parties.

Taking a few deep breaths, you exchange information and place a call to the police so a report can be written. You may feel ok at first, when a traumatic event happens your body floods itself with adrenaline so that, even if injured you can keep going. It’s part of our human fight or flight defence system.

The police will ask if you would like to be taken to the hospital ER to be examined. You may go or you also have the right to refuse. If you suspect you may have a broken bone, internal injury, concussion, or other injuries its best to go get checked out. You have 13 days to do so for medical treatment to be covered under your auto insurance PIP (Personal Injury Protection) rider. In Florida, it pays up to $10,000 per person.

You do not have to use it strictly for the emergency room. You may also go see your own doctor or chiropractor. Please be aware that not all doctors treat car accident cases. If your accident takes place here in Fort Myers, Florida we are here for you at the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C.

Following an accident, your body has very likely been knocked out of alignment and needs readjusting, care, and some therapy to help soothe and heal. Even if you suffer no broken bones it is likely that you will incur some soft tissue damage.

Dr. Kaster will work with you to give you the very best care possible utilizing all of his resources. In office, he offers cryotherapy, Interferential Electro-Therapy, Inter-segmental Traction, Iontophoresis, laser therapy, Physiotherapy, Soft Tissue therapy, spinal decompression therapy, stretching, Trigger point therapy, ultrasound, and a relaxing hydrobed.

Along with this Dr. Kaster works with several medical practitioners within the Fort Myers area and can refer you should you need further evaluation or treatment outside of his practice to a trusted physician.

If you have been in an accident, don’t wait, time is limited on claims and the sooner you are treated the faster you will heal.

Give us call today at 239-332-2555 or visit us online to learn more www.drkasters.com.

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Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

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Lower Back Pain & Sciatica (video) http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/lower-back-pain-sciatica/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/lower-back-pain-sciatica/#respond Wed, 08 Aug 2018 12:24:05 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4153 If you are living with Sciatica or lower back pain you know that it tends to take over your life. It's difficult to do daily tasks, walk, or even concentrate. There doesn’t always have to be a major injury event that has taken place in order for sciatic pain to start or your back to [...]

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If you are living with Sciatica or lower back pain you know that it tends to take over your life. It’s difficult to do daily tasks, walk, or even concentrate. There doesn’t always have to be a major injury event that has taken place in order for sciatic pain to start or your back to hurt. It may come on as simply as bending, lifting, or just twisting wrong. Though it can also happen due to auto accidents or slip and falls as well.

While it is very important to make an appointment to go see your Chiropractor as soon as possible after your notice the pain there are also at home stretches you can do which will help to loosen up the area and alleviate the intensity and escalation of pain.

If you are able to lay down on the floor (and get back up successfully) you should be able to do this exercise. It only takes a few minutes and the results are often well worth it.

It is known as the Hip Rotator Stretch

When the piriformis is extremely tight it may even cause you to walk duck footed with your toes facing out because the muscles are pulling too tightly. The hip rotator (also known as the Piriformis) can be stretched by laying flat on your back on a padded mat or soft carpet.

There are a couple of different ways to do this stretch. Though it may feel odd or uncomfortable do know that it will not aggravate your pain levels so don’t be afraid to push it a little.

To perform the exercise Version 1. Lay flat on the floor. To stretch the right side, bring your knee up towards your chest placing your right hand on your knee. Bend your ankle towards the left side of your body slightly, placing your left hand on your ankle. Then, pull straight up and in towards your chest. The intensity is controlled by the left hand and how far in your pull your ankle. Then switch sides – left hand to left knee, right hand to left ankle and repeat.

Version 2 – slightly more advanced. Lay back and cross your right leg bent over your knee forming a triangle between your thighs. Place your hands on the straight leg just above the knee around the back of the leg. Now pull towards your chest. Then switch sides to do the left side equally.

Performing these stretches daily can help alleviate pain associated with hip tightness, sciatica, and even lower back stiffness and tightness.

Dr. Kaster performs the above stretches in the video below. If you are a more visual learner, please take a look.

Give us a call today for an adjustment – let’s get you back on the road to wellness and living pain-free.

Chiropractor & Nutritionist in Fort Myers, FL.

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

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Andropause – Even Men’s Health Goes Through a Later Life Change http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/andropause-even-mens-health-goes-later-life-change/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/andropause-even-mens-health-goes-later-life-change/#respond Fri, 03 Aug 2018 08:00:08 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4149 The difference between Andropause and Menopause? Well for one no one ever talks about andropause. Many men don’t even know it exists, let alone to expect it later in life. Knowledge is power. The more you are prepared, the easier it is to navigate. So let's break the silence and talk about it here today. [...]

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The difference between Andropause and Menopause? Well for one no one ever talks about andropause. Many men don’t even know it exists, let alone to expect it later in life. Knowledge is power. The more you are prepared, the easier it is to navigate. So let’s break the silence and talk about it here today.

What Is Andropause?

Andropause a group of symptoms that come from the gradual decline in testosterone levels in the male body due to age. They include can a decrease in libido, fatigue, hot flashes or night sweats, erectile dysfunction, irritability, muscle loss, and lack of lust for life. You just feel a little less like your old self. You are also less easily able to lose weight and muscle becomes harder to build.

Advertising has deemed this condition “Low T”, which is just another term for Andropause that makes it sound more masculine and less clinical. Testosterone begins to decline beginning in the mid 20’s and continues more noticeably around middle age. This is when signs begin to pop up.

About age 40 (on average) men have reported that they have felt more irritable, depressed, experienced a drop in sex drive, have a harder time remembering things, begin to lose energy, may start losing hair, experience bouts of insomnia with or without night sweats, and even hot flashes like many women.

Often this is just mistaken for normal ageing and not treated at all. While you can tough it out, there is help. Hormone replacement therapy is available but do know that taking testosterone as a therapy has also been shown to increase the risk of heart disease, limit sperm production if you are trying to have a child, may lead to prostate issues and has shown links to prostate cancer.

If you are looking for healthier options, taking testosterone or just dealing with it isn’t the only option. By seeing your chiropractor he is able to get your body realigned so that it can heal itself. By boosting your body’s own ability to heal any underlying conditions which are contributing to Low T, your body will be able, over time, to restore your hormones to more optimal levels. As this happens, symptoms should subside.

Visit Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. of Fort Myers, Florida and get yourself healthy again.

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Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

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Vaping – Is it Dangerous for your Health? http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/vaping-dangerous-health/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/vaping-dangerous-health/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2018 07:41:24 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4143 While we all know that smoking is hazardous to your health, many former smokers, as well as those just starting out, have turned to the new craze of vaping. With no actual smoke being inhaled, it has been touted as safer and the better choice, but is it? This belief that vaping is healthier than [...]

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While we all know that smoking is hazardous to your health, many former smokers, as well as those just starting out, have turned to the new craze of vaping. With no actual smoke being inhaled, it has been touted as safer and the better choice, but is it?

This belief that vaping is healthier than smoking is pretty well based on advertising. Advertisers aren’t interested in your health. They are only interested in making their clients, the Vape companies, happy and getting them sales.

The majority of the side effects seem to be mild and somewhat temporary, they may include:

  • A cough
  • Dehydration
  • A sore Throat
  • A headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Stomach Ache
  • Asthma

While vaping may be less hazardous to your health, don’t be fooled by slick ad campaigns or friends unqualified opinions. They may be a positive step towards becoming a non-smoker but they aren’t a perfect replacement. Only quitting is.

Our lungs are not made to handle chemicals of any kind. We are intended to breathe in air only. So any chemicals inhaled do have an effect. Though Vaporizers do not contain many of the contaminants found in traditional cigarettes they do still contain nicotine and other chemical compounds such as acrolein, acrylamide, acrylonitrile, crotonaldehyde and propylene oxide. These are all toxic known carcinogens. They belong to a class of chemicals known as VOC’s (volatile organic compounds).

Acrolein  Inhaled acrolein is highly toxic. Acrolein is irritating to the upper respiratory tract even at low concentrations.

Acrylamide – A neurotoxin – Toxic effects are both central and peripheral. It can cause drowsiness, ataxia, and hallucinations.

Acrylonitrile – A poison that can cause irregular breathing, limb weakness, dizziness and impaired judgment, cyanosis, nausea, convulsions, and fainting.

Crotonaldehyde – is highly flammable and breathing it in can cause irritation and inflammation of the respiratory tract and mucous membranes. Delayed pulmonary edema may occur after inhalation.

Propylene oxide – According to the CDC propylene oxide is a direct-acting carcinogen.

Long-term effects are not known as there has not been enough time to fully conduct studies. The only totally safe way to smoke is to choose not to vape or smoke at all, but studies so far do show that vaping is less harmful than cigarettes.

It is important to know what you are inhaling so that you can make a fully informed choice about

your own health.

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Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

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Probiotic Foods for Gut Health http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/probiotic-foods-gut-health/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/probiotic-foods-gut-health/#respond Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:28:47 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4139 What are probiotics and why do you need them? Probiotics are the good bacteria that promote a strong immune system and digestive health. These microorganisms lend these benefits because they help to create a balance between the good and bad bacteria that live in the gut. They are vital for digestive health as they assist [...]

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What are probiotics and why do you need them?

Probiotics are the good bacteria that promote a strong immune system and digestive health. These microorganisms lend these benefits because they help to create a balance between the good and bad bacteria that live in the gut. They are vital for digestive health as they assist in moving food through the digestive tract by way of affecting the nerves in control movement.

Health benefits, along with a stronger immunity, can include:

Irritable bowel syndrome

Inflammatory bowel disease

Diarrhea

Eczema

Help to prevent allergies

How to include probiotics in your diet

1. Cultured Yogurt

Eating grass fed organic Greek yogurt ensure that your yogurt is the best possible source of probiotics. If you happen to like the taste of sheep or goat milk yogurt, all the better as it has even more live cultures that are good for you.

2. Fermented Vegetables

Sauerkraut and kimchi are both up there in probiotics that support the flourishing of friendly bacteria. They also are high in digestive enzymes.

3. Kombucha

This fizzy Japanese drink with a weird name is gaining ground in popularity and is now sold in nearly every supermarket. Kombucha is fermented black tea containing good bacteria and yeast. It touts the benefits of increased energy levels, improved digestive health, and detoxification of the liver.

4. Miso

This Japanese spice is used in dishes such as the popular miso soup. It’s made of fermented soybeans, brown rice or barley and mixed with a fungus known as koji.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a mixture of diverse probiotics. Studies have shown that apple cider vinegar can help to control your blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes. Use sparingly, a little goes a long way. 1 spoonful a day is enough. Mix with water and drink or use on foods and salads.

6. Supplements

Probiotic supplements are available at any health food or grocery store. They can be a great addition to your daily regimen though getting what you need through real whole foods is always the best idea.

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Chiropractor & Nutritionist in Fort Myers, FL.

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

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Finding a New Chiropractor in Southwest Florida http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/finding-a-new-chiropractor-in-southwest-florida/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/finding-a-new-chiropractor-in-southwest-florida/#respond Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:15:54 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4134 It can be a daunting task, especially when you relocate to a new town or city, to re-find all of the people and services you need. A primary care doctor, a new dentist, a mechanic you actually trust, a new Chiropractor and massage therapist, the list goes on. Word of mouth is always the best [...]

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It can be a daunting task, especially when you relocate to a new town or city, to re-find all of the people and services you need. A primary care doctor, a new dentist, a mechanic you actually trust, a new Chiropractor and massage therapist, the list goes on.

Word of mouth is always the best reference. Personally knowing a patient who is happy and pleased with their results is priceless. The truth is Chiropractors are much like lawyers… you aren’t sure if you have a good one until its sometimes too late. You have already plunked down the initial payment and spent the time for the appointment.

Second best is research – gathering all the information on a doctors practice and finding out their track record. If you are in the Southwest, Florida area we can save you a bit of time and effort.

Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. has been in business right here locally as a Chiropractor in Fort Myers, Florida for the past 15 years. His patients love him and go back time and time again, year after year, even driving from Naples and Marco Island to see him and get an adjustment.

His staff is friendly and very helpful. When you call you may talk with Morgan his Chiropractic Assistant, Melanie his Licensed Massage Therapist who works in-house, or Karen his long-standing amazing office manager. They are all eager to help and get you on the path to health.

His office features state of the art technology in health care. A Hydromassage Bed, a Spinal Decompression Therapy Table, Ultrasound, Interferential Electro-Therapy, Iontophoresis, and even Laser Therapy right along side of traditional methods such as Cryotherapy, Inter-segmental Traction, Massage Therapy, Nutritional Evaluation, Physiotherapy, Soft Tissue Therapy, Stretching, Trigger Point Therapy, and of course Chiropractic Adjustments including Activator Technique, Axial Distraction, Diversified Technique, Neurodiagnostics / Electrodiagnosis, Flexion / Distraction Technique, Ischemic Compression, Manipulation Under Anesthesia, Myofascial Release, Thompson Technique, and Therapeutic Stretching.

With years of experience and a traceable trail of healed patients Dr. Kaster, D.C. of Fort Myers, FL is the one to choose. Give him a call today at 239-332-2555 www.drkasters.com.

Chiropractor & Nutritionist in Fort Myers, FL.

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

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Getting Rid of Plantar’s Warts http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/getting-rid-plantars-warts/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/getting-rid-plantars-warts/#comments Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:27:15 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4129 Plantar's warts, as anyone who has had the displeasure of having had them knows, are painful and difficult to rid yourself of. Plantar’s warts, caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), occur on the sole or toes of the foot. They are contracted by walking on shared moist surfaces such as pools or showers. These [...]

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Plantar’s warts, as anyone who has had the displeasure of having had them knows, are painful and difficult to rid yourself of.

Plantar’s warts, caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), occur on the sole or toes of the foot. They are contracted by walking on shared moist surfaces such as pools or showers. These small hard bumps embed themselves in the tender flesh of your feet and make themselves right at home. They make footwear painful and walking uncomfortable to unbearable depending on severity.

You will find differing opinions on whether to treat at home or visit the doctor. If you visit the doctor – they may suggest:

Freezing (cryotherapy). Your doctor can apply liquid nitrogen with a spray canister or cotton-tipped applicator to freeze and destroy your wart. The chemical causes a blister to form around your wart, and the dead tissue sloughs off within a week or so. The application itself can be painful, and cryotherapy can result in painful or tender blisters that resolve on their own.

Cantharidin. Your doctor may use Cantharidin — a substance extracted from the blister beetle — on your plantar warts. Typically, the extract is paired with salicylic acid, applied to the plantar wart and covered with a bandage. The initial application is painless, but the subsequent blister that forms can be quite painful. Your doctor clips away the dead part of the wart in about a week.

Immunotherapy. This therapy attempts to harness your body’s immune system to remove tough-to-treat warts. This can be accomplished in a couple of ways. Your doctor may inject your warts with interferon, a medication that boosts your immune system’s instinct to reject warts. Or your doctor may inject your warts with a foreign substance (antigen) that stimulates your immune system. Doctors often use mump antigens, because many people are immunized against mumps. As a result, the antigen sets off an immune reaction that may fight off warts. Interferon treatment may result in flu-like symptoms for a few hours after treatment. Both treatments may cause pain.

Imiquimod (Aldara). This prescription cream applied directly to a wart is an immunotherapy medication that encourages your body to release immune system proteins (cytokines) to attack HPV. This treatment can result in severe inflammation near the site and damage to the tissues beyond the wart. If this occurs, the treatment is dropped. The drug may also result in flu-like symptoms that may lessen with a lower dosage.

Minor surgery. This involves cutting away the wart or destroying the wart by using an electric needle in a process called electro-desiccation and curettage. Your doctor will anesthetize your skin before this procedure. This treatment is avoided if possible with plantar warts because of the risk of scarring.

Laser treatment. A type of laser treatment called pulse dye laser treatment burns closed (cauterizes) tiny blood vessels. The infected tissue eventually dies, and the wart falls off. This treatment can cause pain and scarring.

Garlic Oil and Dig– all natural but not pain-free. Begin by buying garlic oil capsules (liquid), piercing them with a pin and applying the oil to warts and covering over with bandages for a week. This will start to heal as well as soften them.
After a week or so sterilize a set of nail clippers (as they can both cut and pry) and carefully dig out all of the warts. This is not a pain-free process. You need to make sure you get the entire root out, or it will just grow back. You can tell when you have really gotten the whole thing as they have roots almost like a tooth and when extracted it leaves a hole when you pull the full root out, it will bleed a little. Once you have the root out and carefully disposed of (make sure to clean any and all surfaces this may touch as these warts are spreadable.) Squirt garlic oil mixed with raw honey directly in the open hole(s) and cover well with clean sterile bandages. Change bandages daily. From this point, they healed very quickly and never came back.

Bee Propolis – Propolis is a resinous mixture that honey bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. To use – apply this sticky, pasty substance to the wart and allow to dry. You can use a hair dryer to speed the process if desired. Cover with a bandage or gauze and tape.

Apple Cider Vinegar – This method has been used with success by some sufferers of plantar warts.

Simply soak the affected area 20 to 30 minutes per day in Apple Cider Vinegar. Then soak an appropriately sized piece of gauze in ACV and tape to the wart, preferably before bedtime so the bandage remains in place.

Banana Peel

Here’s another home remedy I’ve heard of, but not tried. Take a banana peel and apply it to the plantar wart. If necessary, tape it to the affected area.

Duct Tape – Curing Plantar’s warts with duct tape has been successfully accomplished by many who suffer from these warts. Apply Tea Tree Oil and then cover the wart(s) with duct tape.

Finger Nail Polish – Some people have claimed that by using fingernail polish to smother the plantar wart, it begins to fade away after a time, eventually going away.

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Chiropractor & Nutritionist in Fort Myers, FL.

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

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