Dr Narson's "Back Pain Survival Guide For Hurricane Prep & Cleanup"In both preparing for and cleaning up after tropical storms and hurricanes, many people injure themselves. I would like to offer you a few back safety tips during your ...

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  1. Hurricane Irma Back Pain Survival Guide
  2. Dr. Narson's Paleo Shephard's Pie Recipe
  3. Top 20 Reasons Why You Need A Sports Chiropractor!
  4. How Do You Act When The World Is Watching?
  5. Concussion In Sports: An Internet TV Show Panel Discussion with Lawrence Taylor & Lisa Dwoskin
  6. More Recent Articles

Hurricane Irma Back Pain Survival Guide

Dr Narson's "Back Pain Survival Guide For Hurricane Prep & Cleanup"

In both preparing for and cleaning up after tropical storms and hurricanes, many people injure themselves. I would like to offer you a few back safety tips during your preparation/cleanup for hurricane Ike and any other storms throughout the rest of the 2017 season.

Cleaning up around your house or condo requires a lot of bending, lifting, twisting and reaching.

1) Bend & Lift Properly

When bending, even for the smallest and lightest of objects, bend with your knees. Do not bend from your waist as this is the easiest and most popular way to herniated a disc in your back. It doesn’t matter how heavy the object is, bend properly and you reduce the chance of injury. Remember, not all objects are evenly balanced. That’s why your trainer has you do those unbalanced squats!! Be careful.

2) Pack & Move Smaller Objects

Don’t be tempted to lift larger objects, even if they are light in weight. In order to move a larger awkward object yourself, you have to compromise proper lifting technique and make your back vulnerable to injury. Pack small boxes that are easy to lift. When packing a box, keep in mind the weight of it as you add items. If you have a heavy or large object, put it on a dolly, hand-truck or get another person to help.

3) Twisting & Reaching

In order to store your stuff, you may have to lift it above your head, twist and reach as you put it away. Use a step stool and put objects away that are above the level of your shoulders. Try to keep the object at the level of your shoulder when you are on the stool or ladder and hold objects close to your torso. The further you hold an object away from you, the more pressure you place on your back. When twisting to the left, be sure that your left foot, left hip and left shoulder is pointing in the same direction as you turn. Obviously the same goes for turning to the right. This method keeps your spine in line when turning. Turning this way is okay, twisting your spine is not.

4) Apply Ice, Ask Questions Later

If you do feel that you have hurt yourself and are not sure what to do, I always tell people to apply ice compresses 1st and ask questions later. Obviously, you must stop any lifting and take care of yourself. When applying ice, never put it directly on your skin; always lay a handkerchief or other cloth on the skin and then apply the ice pack on top of that. 15-20 on, the rest of the hour off, repeat as needed. (and yes, I know of some of those new ice recommendations, but after 27 years of practice, I've seen the results and I'm sticking with ice per the original recommendations) for acute injuries. Not everyone has full time professional trainers to help them with joint and soft tissue mobilization, eccentric lengthening, manual lymphatic drainage or other active techniques and until you get to a competent, physician with knowledge of muculoskeletal medicine (DO, DC or MD) , certified athletic trainer or PT, Ice First-Ask Questions Later.

5) Moist Heat To Relax

There is no question you will be somewhat sore after preparing for the hurricane. If you feel a little stiff, sore or achy, apply a moist hot compress for 15-20 minutes to the affected areas to help relive soreness. Repeat as needed 15-20 minutes per hour. Do not apply heat for longer than 20 minutes per application. And DO NOT Sleep on a heating pad! Unless you want to slow cook your muscles!!!  A hot bath is a nice way to sooth sore, stiff achy muscles- just as long as you don’t need your bathtub to store extra water.

6) Don't Sit Too Long!

Please remember that sitting in one place while you are evacuated for a prolonged period of time can flair up back pain just like an acute injury (even if you have no back problems at all). So make sure you get up and move around every 25 minutes throughout the day & stretch too!

7) We Are Here For You

Remember, when the hurricane is over, these tips apply for the clean-up as well. If you do hurt yourself or you feel sore, stiff, achy and are not sure what to do, remember, we are always here to help. If you have questions or have an issue while prepping or cleaning up, text or call me personally 305.984.6336

If you do suffer some sort of back or neck pain or other strain of your body and it doesn't do away by itself in 48-72 hours, come see us for help.


Good luck weathering the storm should it hit. I hope these tips are helpful for you and your family

Yours truly,
  

Drs. Todd & Corey Narson
Miami Beach’s Chiropractors!




“El Movemiento Es Vida!” -  Movement Is Life!  So Keep It Moving!



Dr. Narson is a 2-term past president of the Florida Chiropractic Association’s Council on Sports Injuries, Physical Fitness & Rehabilitation and was honored as the recipient of the coveted Chiropractic Sports Physician of the Year Award in 1999-2000. He is sports chiropractor to the University of Miami Hurricanes. He practices in Miami Beach, Florida at the Miami Beach Family & Sports Chiropractic Center; A Facility for Natural Sports Medicine.

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Dr. Narson's Paleo Shephard's Pie Recipe

I first encountered Shephard's pie during lunch at Coral Springs Middle School. Surprisingly, I loved it. That was probably a first for a school lunch anywhere. Since being an adult and a doctor, eating healthy is a part of my life and based on much research, paleo is how I eat.

I've seen and tried several recipes for paleo Shephard's pie and have tweaked them to the point I call this one my own. I make it with either grass-fed ground beef or free range ground turkey (not ground turkey breast because it comes out too dry). 

Shephard's pie has two layers, the "meat mixture" and the topping. Instead of mashed potatoes, this recipe uses a cauliflower mash. The recipe uses carrots, onions, celery and cauliflower, so there is quite a bit of 'veg' in there.

Also, you can use the cauliflower mash as a side dish for steak, chicken, fish or use it by itself as a snack. try it as you make it, you'll see. 

If you like a hearty, savory meal, this is it. I make a tray of it and use it for lunch and dinner for about 3-4 days. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 

Dr. Narson's Paleo Shephard's Pie:


For the top layer
  1. 2 large heads cauliflower, cut into florets
  2. 2 tbsp ghee, melted
  3. Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  4. Fresh parsley, to garnish
  5. Paprika to garnish
  6. 4 heaping Tbsp of nutritional yeast
  7. 1 tsp garlic powder
  8. 1 tbsp onion powder
For the bottom layer
  1. 2 lb. grass-fed ground beef (or free range turkey)
  2. 1 Tbsp coconut oil & 1 Tbsp of Ghee
  3. 1 large onion, diced
  4. 3 carrots, diced
  5. 2 celery stalks, diced
  6. 1 can of tomato paste
  7. 1 cup chicken broth
  8. 1 tsp dry mustard
  9. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  10. 1/8 tsp ground clove
  11. 1 tsp of smoked paprika
  12. Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  13. 2 heaping Tbsp of the ‘cauliflower mash’
  14. 1 Tbsp of coconut flour (optional)
Instructions

  1. Place a couple inches of water in a large pot. Once the water is boiling, place steamer insert and then cauliflower florets into the pot and cover. Steam for 15-20 minutes, until fork tender. Drain and place in large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the ghee, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper to the cauliflower. Using an immersion blender (aka: stick blender) to combine the ingredients until smooth. Taste test for flavor, make any adjustments then set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the coconut oil & ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and carrots and sauté for 5 minutes until carrots and celery get soft and onions become clear and just start to brown.
  4. Add the salt, pepper, ground clove, cinnamon and smoked paprika to the ground beef, combine well until the spices are well incorporated into the ground beef. Flatten into a large patty and place on top of the carrot/onion/celery mixture and press the ground beef into the pan. Cook until it browns (once one side is brown, cut it into 4 piece, flip each piece so the other side can brown. Once the second side browns, chop into small pieces with a chopper. Cook for another 3-4 minutes and mix as you go.
  5. Stir the tomato paste and chicken broth into the meat mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add 2 tbsp of cauliflower mash to the meat mixture and mix it in
  7. Sprinkle coconut flour on top of meat mixture, then, mix it into the meat mixture to thicken the sauce. Let simmer another 2-3 minutes.
  8. Distribute the meat mixture evenly in a rectangular glass pan to about ½ the height of the pan wall. Distribute cauliflower mash evenly over the meat mixture until the meat mixture is completely covered. Sprinkle (non-smoked) paprika lightly over the top.
  9. Place in oven on 325 for 15 minutes. Then broil until top later starts to brown.
  10. Enjoy!








Let me just say.... Wow, this was good!

Enjoy!

Dr. T


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Dr. Narson is a 2-term past president of the Florida Chiropractic Association’s Council on Sports Injuries, Physical Fitness & Rehabilitation and was honored as the recipient of the coveted Chiropractic Sports Physician of the Year Award in 1999-2000. He practices in Miami Beach, Florida at the Miami Beach Family & Sports Chiropractic Center; A Facility for Natural Sports Medicine.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

    

Top 20 Reasons Why You Need A Sports Chiropractor!

From my colleagues at Sports Care Performance Place... 

Top 20 Reasons Why You Need A Chiropractor

Dr. Narson is a 2-term past president of the Florida Chiropractic Association’s Council on Sports Injuries, Physical Fitness & Rehabilitation and was honored as the recipient of the coveted Chiropractic Sports Physician of the Year Award in 1999-2000. He is an active triathlete, USA Triathlon Certified Coach and Ironman Miami 70.3 finisher.  He practices in Miami Beach, Florida at the Miami Beach Family & Sports Chiropractic Center; A Facility for Natural Sports Medicine.#chiropractormiamibeach #MiamiBeachChiropractor #SportsInjuriesFixedHere #DrNarson #ToddNarson #Narson #TriDoc #TriathlonDoc #ChiropracticSportsMedicine #ACASC #SportsMedicine #SportsChiropractor #MiamiBeachSportsMedicine #SportsMedicineMiami #MiamiSportsMedicine #MiamiChiropractor #Triathlon #Running #Ironman #IFixPeopleInPain #TrainWithoutPain #MiamiBeachChiropractor #GrastonTechnique #FAKTR #IASTM #Chiropractor #FootPain #Narson #NarsonBodyMechanic #NarsonTool #DACBSP #CCSP #ACBSP #BackPain #NeckPain #ShoulderPain #RotatorCuff #ITBandSyndrome #runnersKnee #PlantarFasciitis #Plantarfascitis #AchillesTendonitis #AchillesTendonosis #GettingAthletesBackInTheGame #MiamiBeachChiropractor #MiamiSportsMedicine #MiamiBeachSportsMedicine #WeFixPeopleInPain #TrainWithoutPain #ChiropracticSportsMedicine #ACASC #ProSportChiropractic #FunctionalMedicineMiami #DrNarson #BackPainRelief #NeckPainRelief #SportsInjuriesFixedHere #LaserTherapy #RockTape #KinesioTape #KTTape #Nutrition #21DayPurificationProgram #DetoxProgram #PaleoDiet #PaleoDoc #FunctionalNutrition #Chirooractor #Chiropractic #ChiropracticPhysician #DoctorOfChiropractic #GrastonTechnique #IASTM #FAKTR #USATriathlon #USAT #TeamUSA #CorporateWellness #HappyEmployeedProfitableBusiness #HeadacheRelief #MigraineHeadacheRelief #Migraine #SportsSpecificExam #SportSpecificTreatment #WorkCompDoc #WorkersCompensation #ankleSprain
    

How Do You Act When The World Is Watching?

In June 2014 I had the privilege of doing a 2 week medical rotation at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.  Being a chiropractic physician specializing in sports medicine, this was a big deal for me.  It’s something I set goals for, worked hard to develop my skill-set, thought about and dreamed about for a very long time.  While I was there treating America’s current and future Olympians and treating athletes alongside the Olympic training center’s staff trainers, therapists and physicians, I kept one thing in mind…Whatever I do could affect my profession. I knew it was about 
more than just myself.


I knew that if If I screwed up or goofed off or played a prank, it could have a negative impact on other sports chiropractors everywhere. If I wasn’t thorough in my consults and exam, if I wasn’t effective in my treatment, if I was disrespectful in any manor it could have a negative impact on my profession.  While at the Olympic Training Center I considered myself an ambassador for my profession. What I did there could reflect positively or negatively on my profession.


As such I have to say to swimmers Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen of Team USA (and to all athletes everywhere representing your family, town, county, school, state or country) - you are all ambassadors. We watch you with high hopes and hold you in high regard. We cheer for you when you compete, we ache with you when you lose or get hurt and we feel such pride when you win. You are an extension of us.  You carry the spirit of our country with you wherever you go and what you do on the world stage reflects on the USA and each and everyone one of us here at home.

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Dr. Narson is a 2-term past president of the Florida Chiropractic Association’s Council on Sports Injuries, Physical Fitness & Rehabilitation and was honored as the recipient of the coveted Chiropractic Sports Physician of the Year Award in 1999-2000. He practices in Miami Beach, Florida at the Miami Beach Family & Sports Chiropractic Center; A Facility for Natural Sports Medicine.



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Concussion In Sports: An Internet TV Show Panel Discussion with Lawrence Taylor & Lisa Dwoskin

Recently I was asked to be part of a panel discussion on the topic of concussion in sports and of course I did it. It was Co-Hosted by exercise physiologist and health coach Lisa Dwoskin & New York Giants Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor. I was happy to share the spotlight with my esteemed colleague Dr. Steve Perman of West Boca Raton, FL.

Concussion in sports is a deep topic. Think of the mad hatter going down the rabbit hole. You don't know how deep it will go or where it will lead you. Just expect the unexpected. Enjoy the video and post your thoughts and comments below.

The take home message from all this is (1) treat all concussion, even mild ones-seriously. (2) parents with children on a sports team where concussions and other sports injuries are probable, pool some money together and hire an athletic trainer or a certified sports chiropractor to evaluate and manage any injuries. (3) When it comes to concussion, all those bumps on the head add up. Addressing them early by a competent functional neurologist can make all the difference.

 

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Dr. Narson is a 2-term past president of the Florida Chiropractic Association’s Council on Sports Injuries, Physical Fitness & Rehabilitation and was honored as the recipient of the coveted Chiropractic Sports Physician of the Year Award in 1999-2000. He is an active triathlete, USA Triathlon Certified Coach and Ironman Miami 70.3 finisher.  He practices in Miami Beach, Florida at the Miami Beach Family & Sports Chiropractic Center; A Facility for Natural Sports Medicine.

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