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Doylestown Chiropractor Discusses Cymbalta Commercial

I was home the other day for lunch and a Cymbalta commercial came on.  During the commercial, the voice over said how effective Cymbalta was for chronic musculoskeletal pain, which I was not aware it was used for.

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However 2 other things that stood out the most to me was that the recommended dosage was once a day and the long list of side effects.  According to their website:

Cymbalta should generally be administered once daily without regard to meals.

In clinical studies, the most common side effects identified in people taking Cymbalta included:

  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Decreased appetite
  • Increased sweating

ALSO:

Cymbalta may be associated with serious side effects. Call your healthcare provider right away or seek emergency help if you experience any of the following:

  • Itching, right upper-belly pain, dark urine, yellow skin/eyes, or unexplained flu-like symptoms, which may be signs of life-threatening liver problems. Severe liver problems, some fatal, have been reported
  • High fever, confusion, stiff muscles, muscle twitching, or racing heart rate, which may be signs of serotonin syndrome, a potentially life-threatening condition
  • Abnormal bleeding, especially if Cymbalta is taken with aspirin, NSAID pain relievers (like ibuprofen or naproxen), or blood thinners
  • Serious, possibly life-threatening skin reactions, which may include skin blisters, peeling rash, mouth sores, hives, or other allergic reactions
  • Abnormal mood (mania), which may include greatly increased energy, severe trouble sleeping, racing thoughts, talking more or faster than usual, and reckless behavior
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Decreased blood pressure upon standing, which can cause dizziness or fainting, mostly when first starting or increasing the dose. Cymbalta can also increase blood pressure. Your healthcare provider should check your blood pressure prior to and while taking Cymbalta
  • Headache, weakness or feeling unsteady, confusion, problems concentrating, or memory problems, which may be signs of low sodium levels in the blood. Elderly people may be at greater risk
  • Problems with urination, including decreased flow or inability to pass any urine
  • Changes in appetite or weight. Children and adolescents should have height and weight monitored

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I know in my Doylestown chiropractic practice, that if I were to suggest that someone come see me everyday for their back pain AND I told them that you may experience any or all of the listed side effects, people would think that I am crazy!

So my question is, why are so many willing to take a prescription drug everyday, with this long list of potentially deadly side effects, yet so many balk at seeing a chiropractor 1-2 times a month?  At my office we have been helping the residents of Doylestown, Jamison, Warrington, Chalfont and the entire Central Bucks area rediscover a life without pain for over 15.  If you want to get off that medication train and start a non-surgical, drugless approach to your pain, give my office a call today.

Azzatori Chiropractic-Doylestown

Dr. Jeff McQuaite

295 Logan Street

Doylestown, PA 18901

267-247-7000

www.mcquaitechiropractic.com

Doylestown Chiropractor To Have Community Appreciation Week

Dr. Jeff McQuaite, a chiropractor in Doylestown, and his team at Azzatori Chiropractic are planning on celebrating their 3rd anniversary in Doylestown by having a Community Appreciation Week.

Doylestown Chiropractor Aniversary

During the week of April 22-26 we will be offering a week full of fun, food and discounted services! All new patients’ first visit will be $25.00, which includes exam, 2 x-rays and treatment.  Massage specials also available!  30 minute massage: $20.00, 60 minute: $40.00

As our way of saying “THANKS” and giving back to the community for its outstanding support, we will be donating all new patient fees and a portion of our existing patient’s fees to the “Save Kid’s Castle” organization.

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Call To Make Your Appointment!

267-247-7000

Azzatori Chiropractic-Doylestown

295 Logan Street

Doylestown, PA 18901

Directly Across From CB West

For more information, please check out our website: www.mcquaitechiropractic.com or www.savekidscastle.org

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Doylestown Chiropractor Announces Massage Therapy Gift Certificate Sale

December 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Are you looking for a gift for the person who has everything?

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Then look no further! Dr. Jeff McQuaite, a chiropractor in Doylestown is pleased to announce his annual massage therapy gift certificate sale. Our staff understands the stress that holiday shopping can bring, trying to find that perfect gift for that special someone. That is why we are offering deep tissue and relaxation massage in a peaceful, spa-like, health care setting, with out the spa-like high prices.
Our Doylestown chiropractic office provides the ideal setting to revitalize your mind, body and spirit. Our certified therapists are trained in the latest techniques; utilizing just the right combination of Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage and Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy.

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From now until December 22, we are offering a 30 minute massage for $20, and a 60 minute massage for $40. For your convenience, we do accept cash, check and credit cards. For more information, please contact our office.

Azzatori Chiropractic-Doylestown

295 Logan Street

Doylestown, PA 18901

267-247-7000

http://www.mcquaitechiropractic.com

www.azzatorichiropractic.com

Doylestown Chiropractor Says “Thanks!”

November 16, 2012 Leave a comment

As we approach Thanksgiving, I wanted to take a moment to say “THANK YOU” to some very special people.  First of all to my fantastic team at the office. There is no way I could this without you.  You truly make it enjoyable to come to work, if you can even call what we do work!  Second to all of our wonderful patients!  I am truly blessed that you have trusted me with your health and since becoming patients, I can honestly say you have all become friends. Next I would like to thank the Central Bucks community for their overwhelming response to our office. Our office policy has and always will be to offer affordable chiropractic care to the community.  Good insurance or no insurance, it doesn’t matter to us and it shouldn’t matter to you.  While we do work with most major insurances, our care for you is not based on what an insurance company may or not pay or what benefits you have.  If your care is based on those factors, what happens when those benefits run out?  Will you get lesser care or no care at all?  At our office, that is never a concern.  With so many health care choices, it is a honor that you have considered us and a privilege to help you.   Finally to my family, who as always stood by me through thick and thin, I love you all.

 HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Azzatori Chiropractic-Doylestown

295 Logan Street

Doylestown, PA 18901

267-247-7000

http://www.mcquaitechiropractic.com

www.azzatorichiropractic.com

Local Doylestown Chiropractic Office Announces Annual Adopt-A-Family Program

November 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Once again this holiday season, Dr. Jeff and his team at Azzatori Chiropractic-Doylestown are partnering with the Bucks County Opportunity Council in support of their annual “Adopt-a Family” program.  Beginning November 14th and running through December 12th, their Doylestown chiropractic office will be collecting items requested by a local family in need of assistance at this special time of year.  They are asking for your help in this endeavor.  They will display a “giving tree”, with ornaments listing specific items for each member of the family.  All you have to do is take an ornament, purchase the item, and bring it unwrapped to the office, it’s that simple.  If you prefer, cash donations will be accepted and the staff will purchase the gifts on their wish lists.

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Along with the donation drive, the office will be offering a New Patient special at the “Adopt-a-Family” rate of $25, which will be donated to the Opportunity Council to assist the program.  This includes a consultation with Dr. Jeff McQuaite, 2 x-rays, and treatment.  What a great time to refer your friends and family to their office!

Dr. Jeff states: “We are proud to be one of THE BEST chiropractic offices around, and we want to share our blessings we have received this year with those less fortunate.  We hope that in these difficult times, we can count on your generosity to help us help others as we look forward to a wonderful outcome!”

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Their “Adopted” family this year is a single mother, 33 years old with 2 children; 11 year old daughter and an 8 year old son.

Azzatori Chiropractic

295 Logan Street

Doylestown, Pa. 18901

267-247-7000

http://www.mcquaitechiropractic.com

www.azzatorichiropractic.com

Doylestown Chiropractor Reviews New Study On Manipulation and Athletic Performance

September 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Dr. Jeff McQuaite, a Doylestown Chiropractor, is pleased to share this new study that shows the benefit of manipulative therapy and how it can have a positive effect on athletic performance, especially football players.

This recent study was performed at Virginia Tech and published in the Journal of American Osteopathic Association.  The study consisted of 115 Virginia Tech Football players receiving manipulative therapy, similar to those given at Dr. McQuiate’s Doylestown chiropractic office, over the course of 2 seasons.  The adjustments were given pregame in order to restore maximal, pain-free movement of the musculoskeletal system and to enhance neuromuscular function.  After each game, the coaching staff “graded” the players by using a standard coaching algorithm.  The pre-competition manipulative treatment was positively associated with improved performance among both offensive and defensive Virginia Tech football players.

Previous research has already shown that regular chiropractic adjustments can prevent injury in athletes, and this new research suggests it may actually improve their athletic performance.  This is why approximately 75% of NCAA Division 1, top 20 teams, 66% of NCAA Division 1 AA top 20 teams and 100% of NFL teams have a chiropractor as a part of their training staff.

If you would like to learn more about how Dr. McQuaite and his team at Azzatori Chiropractic-Doylestown can help you and your players attain their athletic goals, please contact him at his Doylestown chiropractic office.

Azzatori Chiropractic-Doylestown

295 Logan Street

Doylestown, PA 18901

267-247-7000

http://www.mcquaitechiropractic.com

www.azzatorichiropractic.com

Doylestown Chiropractor asks “Have You Tried Just About Everything For Your Allergies?”

April 17, 2012 115 comments

Wheezing, sniffling & sneezing.  

 

No, these are not the dwarfs, but just a few of the many symptoms that local allergy sufferers experience this time of year.

The earth comes alive, bursting with new growth and the wind is spreading the news. As spring blossoms, the pollen will flow and walk in the park or a play date with your dog or cat can result in red itchy eyes, nasal congestion and overall awfulness.  Commercials bombard us with idyllic images of allergy medication from pills to nasal sprays.

More Pills Are Not The Solution

A common treatment for allergies is the ‘take some medication and wait and see’ method.

While this may be necessary for temporary relief of severe symptoms, using them long term is no way to live. Some of the more common drugs given: Benadryl, Zyrtec, Allegra & Claritin all of which have serious side effects, including drowsiness, fatigue, headache, dizziness, abdominal pain, among others.

The Likely Cause Of Your Problem

I am Dr. Jeff McQuaite of Azzatori Chiropractic-Doylestown and I’ve been helping people with allergies for more than 15 years.

You may question why it is that other people appear to be so unaffected by the environment, while your body reacts, or rather overreacts to it. It’s a valid question. Allergic responses are caused by a hyperactive immune system that “freaks out” when confronted with commonplace foods and other products such as pollen, dust, dander, shellfish or nuts.

Have you ever wondered if a chiropractor can help with your allergies? The fact is that many people have experienced relief from their allergy symptoms after receiving a chiropractic treatment. The reason for this is because chiropractic manipulation affects the complete nervous system, including the autoimmune system. When there is an impedance in the nervous system, along with other problems, the autoimmune system, whose job it is to assist us in adapting and responding appropriately to our environment, can become under-active or overactive. The problem is the latter when it comes to your allergies.

Because chiropractic manipulations lessen or remove disturbances in the nervous system and bring the body back into balance and harmony, the treatments provide that same balance and harmony to the auto-immune system as well. A healthy immune system reacts appropriately to supposed allergens in the environment.

By using gentle techniques, I am able to release the pressure that has built up on the nerve. This allows the nerve to heal and the symptoms to go away.

For example, numerous studies have proven chiropractic’s effectiveness in helping asthma and allergies.

Robert Mendelsohn, M.D, Northwestern University Medical College:

“Traditional medicine has no cure for allergies, only treatment” and “You can depend on most doctors to largely ignore the cause … unfortunately, their treatment is often worse than the disease, especially since the relatively safe folk-measures of yesteryear have been replaced by the sophisticated, dangerous drugs of modern medicine.”

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal and Family Health, 2009:

A 7-year-old male was presented by his parents for chiropractic evaluation and possible care. The suffered from chronic colds, allergies, and asthma since the age of 5 months. At the time of initial evaluation, the patient was on a 1x/day dose of prescription Alavert for allergies and Albuterol for asthma. The patient’s illness caused him to miss approximately 1–2 days a month of school due to colds and symptoms of asthma. His parents also indicated that his health problems resulted in monthly visits to his medical doctor.

Interventions and Outcomes: The patient was cared for using  adjustments to address areas of vertebral subluxation in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spine. Within two weeks of initiating chiropractic care, the patient was able to discontinue his allergy and asthma medications (as decided upon by his parents) and the use of his nebulizer. In the first 5 months after beginning chiropractic care, he has had only wellness checkups at the medical doctor. In the past school year, the patient has not missed any days of school due to illness.

Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 1997:

In a study of 81 asthmatic children, 73 showed significant improvement after chiropractic adjustments; 25 of them voluntarily decreased their medication by an average of 66.5%. Several reports have shown lung volume to increase after chiropractic care. In another study of patients with chronic pulmonary disease (including bronchitis and emphysema) over 90% reported improvement in symptoms after spinal care.

Could Chiropractic Be Your Solution?

It’s time for you to find out if chiropractic will be your allergy solution. That’s no way to live, not when there could be an easy solution to your problem.  Nothing’s worse than feeling great mentally, but physically feeling held back from life because of your allergies – and the pain just won’t go away!

Azzatori Chiropractic

295 Logan Street

Doylestown, Pa. 18901

267-247-7000

www.mcquaitechiropractic.com

www.azzatorichiropractic.com