Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida http://drkasters.com Wed, 12 Jun 2019 04:39:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Most Common Ailments Chiropractic Successfully Treats http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/common-ailments-chiropractic-successfully-treats/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/common-ailments-chiropractic-successfully-treats/#respond Wed, 12 Jun 2019 04:39:38 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4835 Finding a great chiropractor is key for helping your body to correct trauma or years of damage from poor posture but it is also important for proactive care of your health. Take a look at the vast array of things chiropractic can help your body correct so you can live a healthy symptom-free life. 1. [...]

The post Most Common Ailments Chiropractic Successfully Treats appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
Finding a great chiropractor is key for helping your body to correct trauma or years of damage from poor posture but it is also important for proactive care of your health. Take a look at the vast array of things chiropractic can help your body correct so you can live a healthy symptom-free life.

1. Sciatica

Very few treatments can ignite back pain and sciatica relief the way chiropractic can. The sciatic nerve runs from your hip down the length of your leg. When you develop sciatica that nerve becomes inflamed and sometimes impinged. It can cause shooting pains when you try and walk and in some cases even prevent you from being able to walk at all. Release the pressure, reduce the inflammation, restore those nerves to health and you will feel better. Chiropractic can help.

2. Headaches (migraine and tension)

Headaches are one of the most commonly treated and managed conditions chiropractors see. Over 230 peer-reviewed studied prove chiropractics efficiency at easing headaches. This is done naturally without the risks of long term drug therapy.

3. Neck and Back Pain

Chiropractic has shown higher satisfaction results than even physical therapy. This was measured over a 52-week course of treatment by the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.

4. Neurological Issues

MRI scans reveal that cerebral spinal fluid and blood flow are increased after a chiropractic adjustment. Researchers are even obsessing that cerebellar invagination is being reversed and brain plaquing is diminishing. This could be a major step forward for MS patients. It is also showing promise for those living with epilepsy.

5. Blood Pressure

It has been shown that regular chiropractic treatments may hold the same effects as blood pressure lowering drug therapy. The effects of just one adjustment may last up to 6 months.

6. Scoliosis

Doctors have found that chiropractic can help manage scoliosis without the traditional use of restrictive braces or possibly dangerous surgeries. In many cases, patients have experienced a 10 to 30% decrease in curvature with chiropractic alone.

7. Athletic Performance Enhancement

There is a reason so many professional athletes use chiropractors. Not only is it effective on pain based management but it also enhances functionality in everyday life as well as during sports. 50% of NFL teams use chiropractic for their players.

It can: Boost the immune system, enhance heart function, increase energy, decrease oxidative stress, and reduce inflammation. There is no downside.

If you are experiencing pain, decreased range of movement, or a diminished quality of life please don’t think you need to live that way. Come see us. The office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. can help.

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft 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. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

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

The post Most Common Ailments Chiropractic Successfully Treats appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/common-ailments-chiropractic-successfully-treats/feed/ 0
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/benefits-chiropractic-care/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/benefits-chiropractic-care/#respond Mon, 10 Jun 2019 13:12:43 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4830 If you “just don't feel right” sometimes, yet not quite bad enough or readily able to pinpoint something wrong in order to go warrant a visit to your medical doctor you may very well benefit from chiropractic treatments. Frequent symptoms like headaches, backaches, foggy thinking, neck pain, joint pain, arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, ear [...]

The post The Benefits of Chiropractic Care appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
If you “just don’t feel right” sometimes, yet not quite bad enough or readily able to pinpoint something wrong in order to go warrant a visit to your medical doctor you may very well benefit from chiropractic treatments.

Frequent symptoms like headaches, backaches, foggy thinking, neck pain, joint pain, arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, ear infections, constipation, scoliosis, and much more can be improved or even eliminated over time.

Amazingly many Americans have never visited a chiropractor.  Millions around the world have benefited from this holistic approach. Chiropractic is a drug-free therapy that allows the bodies natural healing pathways to unblock and begin to work properly as they were designed to once again.

Even in 2019, there are still misconceptions about what chiropractors really do and are. Sometimes they aren’t even thought of as “real doctors”, the truth is they receive just as much training as any medical doctor with many even incorporating in Ph.D. level nutritional training as well. It is better to think of Chiropractic as the doctors are of chosen specialty much like someone would choose to go into obstetrics or oncology. It’s just a matter of choice and focus. The background medical training has been very similar.

How Chiropractic Works

Chiropractic adjustments work by putting your body back in alignment which then allows the nerve pathways to send messages successfully and allows your body to begin to heal itself. It frees up energy to be used towards disease prevention and healing.

Chiropractic addresses the whole body rather than focusing on just one part, injury, or symptom. The nervous system controls every cell and organ in the body. Chiropractors are focused on spinal health and keeping it from shifting out of place. Realignment can help heal nearly everything.

Why would something be out of place?

The very simple answer is life! We are not easy on our bodies. We experience slips, falls, bad posture, inflammatory responses due to stress, bad diet or injury, as we age we may have degenerative changes and even osteoporosis, muscles will readjust and try and compensate for out of alignment areas – the problem is that when the compensate it’s an overcompensation. This wears out other parts faster than normal as well, which can also cause pain and problems.

If you aren’t feeling your best – try chiropractic care. We would love to see you in our office if you are in the Southwest Florida area. Just give us a call to schedule. 239-332-2555. www.drkasters.com.

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft 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. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

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

The post The Benefits of Chiropractic Care appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/benefits-chiropractic-care/feed/ 0
Back Pain Statistics and Facts 2019 http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/back-pain/back-pain-statistics-facts-2019/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/back-pain/back-pain-statistics-facts-2019/#respond Fri, 07 Jun 2019 14:37:40 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4826 Back pain feels like it permeates your very being. It’s nearly impossible to get comfortable or ignore. There isn't one single cause of back discomfort. The back is a complicated structure made up of joints, ligaments, muscles, and bones. It is possible to strain muscles, rupture disks, sprain ligaments, and irritate joints. All of these [...]

The post Back Pain Statistics and Facts 2019 appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
Back pain feels like it permeates your very being. It’s nearly impossible to get comfortable or ignore.

There isn’t one single cause of back discomfort. The back is a complicated structure made up of joints, ligaments, muscles, and bones.

It is possible to strain muscles, rupture disks, sprain ligaments, and irritate joints. All of these result in back pain. They can transpire through sports injury, bending or moving incorrectly, from arthritis formation, bad posture, carrying extra weight, and even extreme stress. Some of the more serious back pain causes include inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.

Did You Know?

31 Million American’s experience back pain at any given time. Worldwide it is the single biggest reason cited for disability which prevents people from functioning and being able to work.

Back pain is the top reason people call into work. 1/2 of all Americans who are employed admit to having had back pain keep them from going into the office. That is 264 million lost work days in just one year.

It is estimated that up to 80% of our population may experience back pain during their lifetime.

Back pain comes in at #3 in reasons for doctor visits, right behind skin disorders, and osteoarthritis.

Low back issues cost Americans $50 billion in healthcare costs yearly. If you add in lost income that figure nearly doubles.

Thankfully most people will make a full recovery. Only a small percentage becomes chronic or worse yet disabled.

Tips To Prevent Back Pain

The best way to deal with back pain is never to get it in the first place. Here are some tips to keep your back strong and healthy.

  • Remain active
  • Get regular chiropractic care
  • Warm up and stretch before exercise
  • Stay away from high heel shoes
  • Sleep on a good quality mattress
  • Make sure to lift properly with your knees and do not twist
  • Stop smoking

While one of the main go-to treatments for back pain is pain medication which will help relieve pain in the current moment and may be helpful, only getting to the root of the issue and correcting it will give permanent relief.

Chiropractic in many cases can help your body heal on its own over time. If you are in the Fort Myers, Florida area we invite you to call and schedule a consultation and adjustment. Start feeling better today. 239-332-2555. www.drkasters.com.

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft 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. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

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

       1-239-332-2555

The post Back Pain Statistics and Facts 2019 appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/back-pain/back-pain-statistics-facts-2019/feed/ 0
Could Your Pain Be Caused By Pinched Nerves? http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/pain-caused-pinched-nerves/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/pain-caused-pinched-nerves/#respond Mon, 03 Jun 2019 15:59:42 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4822 We have nerves in every part of our body. They reach from the brain to the spinal cord and out to every part of the body. They send messages an electric currants to our organs and limbs and help us function. When a nerve becomes pinched or compressed it can cause a misfire of the [...]

The post Could Your Pain Be Caused By Pinched Nerves? appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
We have nerves in every part of our body. They reach from the brain to the spinal cord and out to every part of the body. They send messages an electric currants to our organs and limbs and help us function.


When a nerve becomes pinched or compressed it can cause a misfire of the signal and cause pain, discomfort, or nonmovement. Chiropractic can help correct and reinstate the ability to communicate from the brain to the nerve.

What exactly is a Pinched Nerve?

Our nerves are our wires of communication. They start in our brain and it lets the body know how to act and react. A nerve that has too much pressure applied by cartilage, a bone, muscle or tendon can cause inflammation. That added pressure disrupts function. It will lead to weakness, pain, tingling, and injury.

Injury can take place in a single nerve or multiple nerves in a single location or more than one.  No permanent damage is often seen if a nerve is compressed for a short time period, however, constant unrelieved pressure can result in permanent nerve damage.

The beauty of chiropractic care is that treatment doesn’t just focus on the symptoms. It seeks out the cause of the problem. By way of spinal adjustments, the vertebrae will be properly realigned.

Adjustment to proper position results in reduced pressure on the nerve, which will then improve pain and help the nerves to function again. Muscle relaxation, a better range of motion, and decreased constriction also take place.

Choosing Chiropractic to help alleviate your pain

Chiropractic addresses the root cause as well as helping to get rid of your symptoms.

Removing the pressure pressing on the affected nerve is the main goal of chiropractic. Most patients experience improved pain levels after just one session but it’s important to keep following up. To realign the spine and promote healing, additional treatment sessions are necessary.

What Causes A Pinched Nerve?

Injuries can happen while we sleep or during normal movements as well as exercise and accidents. They can also happen due to bad posture or obesity.

Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve

Pain: sharp, aching or burning in the area of compression

Decreased muscle strength

Decreased sensation or numbness on the area supplied by the nerve

The sensation that a foot or hand has “fallen asleep”

Pins and needles

Treatments

Conservative Approach

Exercise – Improved flexibility with stretching and strength training. Range of motion in the spine can be achieved through stretching. A stabilized spine is achieved by doing strengthening and resistance exercise.

Chiropractic/Spinal Manipulations – Used to realign the spine to its proper position.

Decompression/Traction – Creates a negative pressure on discs that may be causing nerve root impingement, opens up facet joints and their associated ligamentous capsules, and relieves compression/pressure from arthritis and bone spurs.

Intersegmental Traction – An induced passive motion is applied to the spine to stretch and increase mobility.

Medical Treatments

Medications – Commonly prescribed medications are aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. These medications reduce pain and swelling. Stomach bleeding, high blood pressure, and kidney or heart problems are some of the common side effects of these medications.

Steroid injections – Steroids are used to decrease swelling and will allow the injured nerve to heal. Localized pain, anxiety, and fever the night of the injection are some of the known side effects of this treatment.

Surgery – Only to be considered when all conservative management has failed. It is indicated for more severe cases. The type of surgery depends on the location of the injured nerve. Complications like infection, blood clot, and permanent nerve damage may be seen post surgery.

Fort Myers Pinched Nerve Pain Relief

A pinched nerve must be addressed immediately because it may lead to permanent damage. Medications only mask the issue and don’t target the problem.

If you feel like you have a pinched nerve, Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. Kaster can help.

Visit us! Schedule your chiropractic appointment today at our Fort Myers office.

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft 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. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

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

       1-239-332-2555

The post Could Your Pain Be Caused By Pinched Nerves? appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/pain-caused-pinched-nerves/feed/ 0
Orthotics Could Help You Avoid Joint Replacement http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/orthotics-could-help-you-avoid-joint-replacement/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/orthotics-could-help-you-avoid-joint-replacement/#respond Tue, 28 May 2019 04:08:57 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4784 When many of us think of orthotics, we assume foot pain. The truth is your feet are your base. If they are not properly aligned and working, the rest of your body ends up thrown off and out of alignment. This can result in ankle pain, knee pain, hip issues, and back problems. When you [...]

The post Orthotics Could Help You Avoid Joint Replacement appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
When many of us think of orthotics, we assume foot pain. The truth is your feet are your base. If they are not properly aligned and working, the rest of your body ends up thrown off and out of alignment.

This can result in ankle pain, knee pain, hip issues, and back problems. When you choose to have custom orthotics created and inserted into your daily footwear that misalignment is corrected. That saves wear and tear on the rest of your body very often alleviating pain in varied other areas.

Billions of dollars are spent every year on surgeries to correct that wear and tear. Hip and knee replacements alone rang in at $6 billion in 2013 and it is estimated that a whopping 11 million will need either hip or knee replacements by the year 2030.

hip replacement

Being proactive and having Foot Levelers (orthotics) made for you can help correct posture, gate, and stance allowing your body to move more freely avoiding injury. This leads to less possibility of worn out body parts down the road, meaning you age minimizing any pain or injury and could eliminate a need for surgery.

Orthotics efficiency has been backed by studies over the past 66 years proving that if you simply wear them in your shoes, they decrease back, neck, hip, knee, and even ankle pain.

When you get a new pair of Foot Levelers it is important to ease slowly into them. Your body may have been in its incorrect alignment for years now. It will not return overnight to proper. Start the first day wearing them for an hour. Remove and wear your shoes without them. The next day move the time up to 2 hours. Then 3 and so on until you are wearing them all day long.

You may be tempted to ignore that direction. Please for your own sake, don’t. The new alignment if forced all day at once in the start will leave you waking up with very sore legs, feet, and possibly the rest of your body as if you did a really strenuous workout. Aching isn’t the goal.

Most people remark they can feel an immediate difference in the way they stand and move and over a short period of time they are amazed at just how much better they feel overall.

If you have back pain, neck pain, hip pain, knee or ankle pain, please give us a call. Our office has a state of the art Foot Levelers foot scanner in-house. We can create a pair of corrective orthotics just for you.

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft 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. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

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

       1-239-332-2555

The post Orthotics Could Help You Avoid Joint Replacement appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/orthotics-could-help-you-avoid-joint-replacement/feed/ 0
Homeopathic HGH – Transdermal Human Growth Hormone http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/homeopathic-hgh-transdermal-human-growth-hormone/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/homeopathic-hgh-transdermal-human-growth-hormone/#respond Fri, 24 May 2019 04:20:34 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4780 The office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C., has found a way to revitalize your wellbeing and bring back the feelings of health you had in your youth. This may sound like doing the impossible but the fact is - it can be done. Here is how! On average, around the age of 30, our biology [...]

The post Homeopathic HGH – Transdermal Human Growth Hormone appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
The office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C., has found a way to revitalize your wellbeing and bring back the feelings of health you had in your youth. This may sound like doing the impossible but the fact is – it can be done.

Here is how!

On average, around the age of 30, our biology starts to slow. This can mean weight gain, foggier thinking, lines beginning to show on our faces, all the signs of age. We live in a youth-obsessed society where many of us will do literally anything to fight the signs of aging. Much of what is on the market and available can be a hindrance to our health if not downright dangerous.

We finally have an all natural answer

Human Growth Hormone also is known as simply HGH. HGH is a widely studied and scientifically documented hormone which drops in natural regulation as we get older. HGH, produced by the pituitary gland is what brings about growth in children throughout the natural life cycle. It helps control body composition, muscle growth, bone growth, fat and sugar metabolism, heart function, and all the fluids in the body. It essentially is a hormone that keeps you young and active.

Athletes have been turning to HGH for years to enhance performance and recovery as well as stimulate new muscle growth. The problem is that many products have been found to have side effects and even be harmful in its synthetic form.

You may even have seen supplement pills that promise to kick your body into gear again and trick it into producing HGH naturally. These claims are widely unfounded in science.

While we have believed in the power of HGH up until now we have never suggested it to our patients, let alone considered selling it in our office. Finally, an all natural homeopathic product has hit the mainstream market. SOMADERM™ Gel by New U Life works on a cellular level. It offers a cutting edge scientific breakthrough using the power of HGH.

The gel is applied topically and transported transdermally to the blood pathways in the body. Transdermal application is far more absorbable and effective than pills which lose potency during digestion.

You no longer have to accept the symptoms that come with age. With SOMADERM™ Gel, you can regain your youth. SOMADERM™ Gel – the ageless standard.

Interested? Come in for a consultation and talk with Dr. Kaster, D.C. to learn more!

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft 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. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

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

       1-239-332-2555

The post Homeopathic HGH – Transdermal Human Growth Hormone appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/diet-nutition/homeopathic-hgh-transdermal-human-growth-hormone/feed/ 0
Pain, Hormones, and Chiropractic http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/pain-hormones-chiropractic/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/pain-hormones-chiropractic/#respond Thu, 23 May 2019 04:28:44 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4764 A recent study was performed to try and help determine the effect of chiropractic treatment on pain levels. What was found was that it was indeed very successful in helping patients find relief. The human body contains approximately 60 chemicals, each one responsible for different functions and regulations. A study published in the Journal of [...]

The post Pain, Hormones, and Chiropractic appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
A recent study was performed to try and help determine the effect of chiropractic treatment on pain levels. What was found was that it was indeed very successful in helping patients find relief.

The human body contains approximately 60 chemicals, each one responsible for different functions and regulations. A study published in the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy concludes that chiropractic helps promote nearly all of them.

To illustrate what we mean here are a couple of examples from the 60. Calcium assists your muscles in contracting while potassium supports heartbeat rhythm regulation. Sodium works to control the water balance and fluorine (not fluoride) helps protect your teeth from decay.

In this study, 30 participants were chosen. These patients were not actively complaining about any type of pain. The goal was to see the effect on their hormone levels when under chiropractic care. The hormones checked included oxytocin, orexin A, cortisol, and neurotensin. These are the four main hormones that contribute to how well a person feels.

Subjects were divided into three groups. Group 1 – received cervical (spinal) manipulation of the neck. Group 2 – received thoracic spinal manipulation (discs and vertebrae of the middle and upper back) and Group 3 – was the control group, receiving no treatment at all.

Doctors and researchers did blood draws on each person prior to, directly after, and also two hours post-treatment to determine starting, mid, and post levels to note any changes.

What was found: Both Oxytocin and Neurotensin were found to be significantly higher. Cortisol levels were raised only for those with cervical (neck) manipulation, and orexin-A levels did not change for anyone of the groups.

The conclusion was that regular chiropractic care can help you on a cellular level to eradicate pain purely through the hormonal makeup of your body as well as correcting any subluxations causing the pain in the first place. This makes chiropractic a two-fold winner when it comes to eliminating pain.

If you are experiencing pain, give chiropractic a try. Give the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. a call here in Fort Myers, Florida. 239-332-2555 or visit his site to learn more. www.drkasters.com.

Source: Plaza-Manzano G, Molina F, Lomas-Vega R, et al. Changes in biochemical markers of pain perception and stress response after spinal manipulation. Journal Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 2014;44(4):231-9.

The post Pain, Hormones, and Chiropractic appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/pain-hormones-chiropractic/feed/ 0
Do You Have a Weak Immune System? http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/weak-immune-system/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/weak-immune-system/#respond Mon, 20 May 2019 14:24:28 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4760 Do you feel like you are constantly catching the next cold or flu that comes through while others remain healthy and strong? It seems very unfair. It can wear on you both physically and emotionally. You may be dealing with a weakened immune system. Let’s take a look at the reasons your immunity may not [...]

The post Do You Have a Weak Immune System? appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
Do you feel like you are constantly catching the next cold or flu that comes through while others remain healthy and strong? It seems very unfair. It can wear on you both physically and emotionally.

You may be dealing with a weakened immune system. Let’s take a look at the reasons your immunity may not be as high as it should be and how you can take steps to help correct it and get your body back in balance and your life back on track.

#1 The number one thing that will knock your immunity down is constant stress. Chronic stress increases cortisol levels which in turn decreases prostaglandins (a localized hormone that supports immune functions). Chronic stress makes you more susceptible to colds, heart issues, and other diseases.

#2 Junk Processed Chemical Foods

Refined sugars, processed foods, chemical additives, and pesticide and herbicide content in nonorganic foods can all break down your immune system. The ability for white blood cells to kill bacteria after eating these items is lessened for up to 5 hours after eating. If your food does contain pesticide or herbicide residue you are opening yourself up to a whole array of possible chronic conditions from headache to cancer.

#3 Alcohol consumption in excess

Excessive alcohol consumption also leads to your white blood cells not being able to do their job and kill off germs and invaders.

#4 Sleep

Think you are one of the few who doesn’t really need much sleep? Think again. We all need to sleep. It is when our bodies rest and repair. Poor sleep is linked to a reduction in T-cells – the white blood cells that fight off disease. It’s a quick route to illness.

#5 Obesity can break your immunity

Carrying too much weight is hard for every organ. If they are already fighting a battle daily just to move you around and function, if you are attacked by germs or viruses your body may not have enough ammo left to keep you well.

#6 A Sedentary Life

Exercise isn’t just to keep you looking good. Your body needs movement to be healthy. The increase in blood flow helps your body expel waste and toxins. It also helps build antibodies and white blood cells which stave off infections. At the very least take a walk daily.

#7 Overuse of medication

While sometimes prescription medications are a necessary evil, make no mistake, they are not good for you. Excessive overuse of antibiotics especially weakens your immune system and over time will no longer work. The same goes for fever fighting medications such as Tylenol.

#8 Dehydration

Not drinking enough water increases the percentage of toxins in the bloodstream and makes it harder for your body to clear them. Drink lots of water daily.

Now, if you drink plenty of water, don’t smoke or take prescription drugs, are not obese, sleep well, don’t drink other than occasionally, eat a healthy diet, and have done everything under the sun to reduce your stress and you still catch every cold, you may have an immune deficiency disease. These can be diagnosed by a blood test performed by your physician. There are specific treatments depending on the outcome of that test.

For the average person who just needs to boost their immunity, follow the recommendations above along with adding in chiropractic care to keep your body running its best, massage therapy, and consider meditation and yoga. Eat whole natural foods that boost immunity such as peppers, broccoli, citrus fruit, garlic, ginger, turmeric, spinach, yogurt, almonds, green tea, papaya, kiwi, chicken, sunflower seeds, and even shellfish.

Supplementation may also be beneficial as may a cleanse specifically designed for your state of health.

We invite you to make an appointment with Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. Nutritionist of Fort Myers, FL. Give the office a call at 239-332-2555 and see what we can do to get your health back to where it should be.

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft 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. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

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

       1-239-332-2555

The post Do You Have a Weak Immune System? appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/weak-immune-system/feed/ 0
Degenerative Disc Disease http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/degenerative-disc-disease/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/degenerative-disc-disease/#respond Thu, 16 May 2019 13:31:37 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4756 As we age we tend to feel more aches and pains, especially upon waking in the mornings. While some aches and pains may be due to injuries we have sustained over the course of our lives, some are simply due to the passing of time combined with normal wear and tear on our bodies. As [...]

The post Degenerative Disc Disease appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
As we age we tend to feel more aches and pains, especially upon waking in the mornings. While some aches and pains may be due to injuries we have sustained over the course of our lives, some are simply due to the passing of time combined with normal wear and tear on our bodies.

As we get older the intervertebral discs in our spine can lose some of their original cushioning and flexibility. This can result in spinal disc degeneration. This is one of the leading causes of back pain as we get older, and one that we see often in our Fort Myers, Florida office.

Disc degeneration can be felt by the practitioner and confirmed by use of X-ray and or MRI. Our patients tell us that they experience relief with chiropractic adjustments. This has been confirmed by the prestigious Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in a new study. Chiropractic can indeed help in not only cases where the patient has a normal healthy young spine but also in cases of mild to advanced disc degeneration.

For the foundation of this study conducted in Spain 40 men were looked at who had been formerly diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. 50% of those men were treated with spinal manipulation (Chiropractic). The other half took unknowingly a placebo treatment.

The Results Showed that for the patients who received chiropractic adjustments that they reported less pain, showed an increase in spinal mobility, had increased hip flexion, and even a measurable increase in their height as they were now standing straighter. Another recent study showed that middle age to senior patients were able to be more active after receiving chiropractic adjustments regularly for 6 months.


Remaining active helps to keep your spine flexible. This is vitally important as we get up in years. Chiropractic can help you do just that.

If you want to age gracefully and stay active, healthy, and pain-free, give chiropractic a try. We’re conveniently located in Fort Myers, Florida and we’d be happy to answer your questions about how we can help you. Give our office a call today at 239-332-2555 for more information or visit us online at www.drkasters.com.

The post Degenerative Disc Disease appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/degenerative-disc-disease/feed/ 0
How Chiropractic Can Help You Through Back Pain Associated with Pregnancy http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/chiropractic-can-help-back-pain-associated-pregnancy/ http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/chiropractic-can-help-back-pain-associated-pregnancy/#respond Wed, 15 May 2019 04:10:26 +0000 http://drkasters.com/?p=4753 Pregnancy can be one of the most amazing and joyous times of a woman’s life. You have been gifted with a soon to come a cute little new member of your family. While happiness may be abundant within you and your partner, it can take a toll on your body and affect how you feel [...]

The post How Chiropractic Can Help You Through Back Pain Associated with Pregnancy appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
Pregnancy can be one of the most amazing and joyous times of a woman’s life. You have been gifted with a soon to come a cute little new member of your family. While happiness may be abundant within you and your partner, it can take a toll on your body and affect how you feel physically.

As the pregnancy progresses you add on the additional weight that your body is not used to carrying. As it is mostly centered in the front of your body, the natural tendency is to try and compensate. That has women leaning backward at an unnatural angle. That pregnancy lean can lead to back pain.

Pregnancy-related back pain may also be tied in with pelvic pain. Combined those two areas can be a doozy. It can exhaust you and put you out of commission.

In a recent study, researchers recruited 115 pregnant women who were experiencing pelvic and back pain. They also had not had chiropractic treatment within the last three months. Each then received chiropractic care, adjustments, and are specified by individual chiropractors based on the woman’s care needed.

Information and results were tabulated at increments of one week, one month, six months and one year. The outcome found that the level of improvement in pain increased as time went forward.

On week one 52% of the women said yes, they were experiencing a reduction in pain. That number increased to 70% at the one month mark. At three months, a whopping 90% said they were noticeably in less back and pelvic pain. One year from the start date, 88% still said they attributed their decreased pain levels to the chiropractic treatments.

If you are experiencing back pain, the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. can help you to get relief. We would love to help you maintain your health throughout pregnancy and far beyond. Give our office a call today at 239-332-2555 or visit the site to learn more. www.drkasters.com

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft 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. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

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

       1-239-332-2555

The post How Chiropractic Can Help You Through Back Pain Associated with Pregnancy appeared first on Chiropractor Fort Myers & Southwest Florida.

]]>
http://drkasters.com/chiropractic-blog/chiropractic/chiropractic-can-help-back-pain-associated-pregnancy/feed/ 0