Posts by Dr. John Edwards


One of the biggest honors I have is when an expecting mom brings her baby in for care, then brings the rest of the family in.  What she doesn’t talk about in this testimonial is the level of trust this family had with me to adjust their youngest son with special needs, or give a second opinion when their eldest was hit in the head by a pitch and suffered a concussion. Doc and the chiropractic care that he has provided myself and...

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I think about my role in birth a lot. I daydream of the day when chiropractors are not only part of the regular prenatal care, but also there on the Labor & Delivery floor to assist the midwives and birth providers.  I’ve gotten that call a few times from the midwives, the last-ditch effort before she transfers to the hospital for the birth that team wanted to avoid.  I even went through that with the birth of our son.  I...

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Imagine you’re hanging out by a riverbank with some co-gatherers a couple million years ago, looking for some fish, and you hear a low and menacing growl behind you.  To your right the net-mender’s little baby has dropped her straw doll into the water and starts crying.  You look over your shoulder and emerging from the distant cypress grove is the hairiest, toothiest, meanest-looking beast you’ve ever seen.  He...

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Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration publishes a resource guide called Florida Health Finder.  The researchers tabulated the diagnostic codes and services performed for births at every Florida hospital from 2000-2014.  Using this data for the first time we’ve been able to calculate both the VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) success rate and the primary cesarean rate for our local hospitals.  The primary...

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I closed the office early because we had a 90 minute drive ahead of us.  Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe is screening in Sarasota to our north, and this is the closest our region of Florida will come to seeing it.  My wife and I loaded up our 5 month old son to meet her sister, who was driving down from Tampa, to see the film.  That meant thanks to a busy day I’d had a juice for breakfast, a salad for lunch, and one and a...

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