Giving is getting

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 24. December 2013 10:02
    I want to say thank you to all of my patients, friends and family this holiday season.  Every year that goes by it seems that it becomes more fun and exciting to give gifts instead of receiving them.  I love to watch the excitement as people open the wrapping paper and see ... [More]

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The best exercises for your back are not for your back!

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 20. December 2013 06:59
One of the biggest mistakes I see people make is that they think they strengthen their back with back exercises.Actually back exercises often weaken your back.  Patients with back pain often have back muscles that are already too tight and spasmed causing the joints in the back to be compressed... [More]

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3 Simple Steps to Avoid the Flu This Year

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 9. December 2013 15:11
Have you ever wondered why the flu has a season? The most common answer is that it is cold   outside and people are a lot closer together. That sounds reasonable right?  If that is the case, then why is it flu season in Florida too?  I always get a smile with that answer.&nb... [More]

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Whiplash

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 2. December 2013 10:46
How can I be hurt if there is no damage to my car?  This is a question I often get from my patients after being in an automobile accident.  Most car accidents happen at a low rate of speed.  Usually only 5-10 miles per hour.  This is both good and bad.  When a car crushes is... [More]

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