Blog Archive

AC Spine & Wellness Center Celebrates 25 Years in Gwinnett Apr 17th, 2017

AC Spine & Wellness Center is celebrating 25 years of creating a healthier community in Gwinnett. What began in 1992 as a chiropractic care facility has evolved into today’s integrated wellness center where Dr. Louis Cavallo and Dr. Jeanette Altieri treat people of all ages for back pain, joint pain,...

Patient Profile: Cheri Chapman Nov 5th, 2015

A better path to healing.What would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer and the “best” treatment option doctors could offer was chemotherapy? What if you decided to try “functional medicine” in combination with traditional remedies to combat the cancer cells that were attacking your immune system? What if...

Patient Profile: Robbie Meeks Aug 31st, 2015

HOW CHIROPRACTIC CARE SAVED MY LIFEMost people do not believe that regular chiropractic adjustments can save their life. But, Robbie Meeks certainly does. Robbie believes that the extraordinary care she received from Dr. Cavallo actually prevented her heart attack from being a “catastrophic event” in her life two-and-a-half years ago.Robbie...

Patient Profile: Anthony R. SocciPatient Profile: Anthony R. Socci Jul 22nd, 2015

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO BECOME HEALTHIER.AC Spine & Wellness patient, Anthony R. Socci (Tony), is living proof that it is never too late to live a healthier life. Here is his story, as told by me, his daughter, who also happens to be a patient at AC as well...

Five Ways to Find Relief with Olbas Oil Jun 19th, 2015

Chances are, if you are patient at AC Spine & Wellness Center, you have heard about the natural, herbal remedy called Olbas. Maybe you have even purchased a little bottle of Olbas oil. Are you using it to its fullest potential? Here are just a few of the ways you...

10 Foods Banned in other Countries and Consumed by Americans EVERY DAY! Jun 9th, 2015

How many of these foods, which are banned in many other countries, including Europe and Canada, are you and your family consuming on a regular basis?Farm-raised salmon: Raised on an unnatural diet that includes toxic antibiotics.Genetically Engineered Papaya: Causes intestinal damage and tumors in animals.Ractopamine in Meats: A muscle enhancer that is given to...

Surprising Things You Should Know About the Sun and Skin Cancer May 28th, 2015

You have heard it over and over again:Stay out of the sun!Sun is bad for your skin.Use sunscreen or you’ll get skin cancer!IS OUR FEAR OF THE SUN RATIONAL?New research may change how you feel about that blazing star that keeps our planet warm.It turns out that totally avoiding the...

Five Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking Coconut Water May 22nd, 2015

Did you know that most sports drinks are loaded with refined sugar and other not-so-good-for-you ingredients like artificial colors and chemicals? Coconut water, on the other hand, with its abundance of health benefits, may be the only replenishing drink your body really needs.COCONUT WATER IS:Low in sugar, practically fat-free, and...

Are You a Victim of Your Own Unhealthy Habits? May 20th, 2015

“The CDC estimates that over 90 percent of disease is caused by diet, lifestyle, and environmental factors.”Did you realize that your diet and lifestyle (two things you can control) could be making you sick? If you are ready to make some changes that will help you live healthier and longer,...

Waiter, There’s Arsenic in My Wine! May 12th, 2015

Could the benefits of antioxidants in red wine be outnumbered by the presence of “dangerously high levels” of inorganic arsenic? According to a class action lawsuit, dozens of California wineries are under scrutiny for having high levels of arsenic in the wine they produce. (Yes, arsenic. Like rat poison.)Why is there any...

An Herb that Kills Cancer Cells Gives Hope for a Cure May 7th, 2015

If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, he or she is usually presented with three options for treatment: radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery – or some combination thereof. Even with these options, the outcome is almost never that the patient will be completely cured. So, why do we continue to...

Is Coffee Actually Good for You? Apr 29th, 2015

What if we told you that drinking up to six cups of coffee a day will not increase your risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, or have any other negative consequences on your overall health? If you are a coffee drinker, you are probably getting ready to do a happy dance.Who...

Think Your Bargain Supplements are Good for You? Read This! Feb 18th, 2015

The headline reads:“Walmart, Target and others under fire for selling bogus supplements”A recent article from CNN Money explains that the New York Attorney General issued a “cease and desist order” to Walmart, GNC, Target and Walgreens for selling herbal supplements that in fact do not contain the herbal ingredients the...

Why You Should Be Drinking More Water Jan 21st, 2015

Water is the driving force of all nature.– Leonardo da VinciThe last time you reached for a drink, was it a glass of water? If you answered no, you may want to reconsider.According to recent research, more than 40 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 50 do...

Oh, There’s No Place for Stress at the Holidays Dec 8th, 2014

Oh there’s no place like home for the holidays,‘Cause no matter how far away you roam,If you want to be happy in a million ways,For the holidays, You can’t beat home, sweet home.Perry Como sings these lines in the classic Christmas song, “Home for the Holidays.” But, for many of...

The AC Difference: Guest Post by Karla Socci Somers Nov 12th, 2014

Sometimes in life you find yourself led in a direction only to find that you went down that road not just for the reason you originally started, but for a bunch of reasons you never even imagined. I feel that way about my experiences as a six-year patient of AC...

Don’t be Scared to Check Out Your Booo-bies with Thermography Oct 9th, 2014

It is an ominous, grey October morning. You enter into a dimly lit room with odd-looking machines. You begin to panic and feel more apprehension than you have ever felt before. You do not know what will happen next, but you are sure it is going to be a painful and...

“Can I Just Get Adjusted?” and Other AC Spine & Wellness FAQs Sep 18th, 2014

As you probably know, especially if you are a current patient of AC Spine & Wellness Center, we offer an innovative, holistic approach to health and wellness. With two licensed Doctors of Chiropractic on staff, you already know that you can come in for adjustments with Dr. A or Dr....

Preventing Childhood Sports Injuries Sep 11th, 2014

The statistics are alarming: each year, more than 80,000 American children are hospitalized with a brain injury. More than 11,000 of these children die because of this type of serious injury, making traumatic brain injury the number one cause of death and disability among American youth. Why is this so...

Speaking of Food…Are You Allergic to Gluten? Aug 28th, 2014

We have been talking to you all month long on our Facebook page and in our last blog post, Convenience is Killing Us, about the importance of feeding your kids healthier foods instead of over-processed, prepackaged junk. If you took the AC healthier school lunch challenge, then you and your...

Are Suspect Foods Contributing to your Child’s ADHD? Jul 2nd, 2014

If you could calm your ADD/ADHD child by eliminating certain foods from his or her diet, would you? A study from a few years ago by a team of Dutch scientists reports that restricting the range of foods you feed your child who suffers from ADD/ADHD can significantly improve their disruptive, restless,...

Could Better Posture Cure Your Back Pain? Jun 17th, 2014

If you suffer from chronic back pain – you know, the kind that makes it hard to get comfortable sleeping, or standing, or even just sitting – new research may be able to cure you of your pain, naturally. An acupuncturist and “posture guru” says that bad posture could be...

Can’t Lose Weight? It’s Not Your Fault! Mar 4th, 2014

Healthy Gut is the Key to Weight LossYou’ve heard the old adage, “You are what you eat” – but what about “You are as healthy as your stomach” ? The latest research confirms that the digestive system is an important indicator of sickness and health. This system of organs plays...

A Better Answer to Helping ADD/ADHD Kids Mar 4th, 2014

According to the CDC website, the number of children 4-17 years of age taking ADHD medication increased from 4.8% in 2007 to 6.1% in 2011. Concerta, Ritalin, Adderal and many other drugs are used to treat children with ADD/ADHD, which always come with side effects, some more severe then others....

Is My Thyroid to Blame? Jan 13th, 2014

Could My Thyroid Be The Reason Why I’m Tired All The Time and Don’t Feel Well?Yes! You may be one of the 30 million Americans who have a thyroid problem, and you may not even know it. When your thyroid doesn’t function, it can affect every aspect of your health,...

Cold & Flu Season is Back! Oct 10th, 2013

Beware the Return of the Cold & Flu Season!Fall is here and that means cooler weather, trick or treating, leaf raking and yes, the return of the cold and flu season! It seems like we are bombarded daily with the public health announcements to get our “yearly flu shot”, as...

Whiplash – What To Do! Aug 20th, 2013

What’s the most common injury associated with a car accident? You guessed it, Whiplash! Did you know that whiplash affects almost 83 percent of those involved in collisions and is a common cause of chronic disability?Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissues of the neck from a sudden jerking or “whipping”...

Fishy Business! Jul 29th, 2013

Fish Lovers Beware!“The American seafood industry is being flooded with products imported from developing countries, many of which have proven to be contaminated with banned chemicals, poisons, carcinogens and high levels of antibiotics”, according to a report by ABC News.In America today, over 80 percent of our seafood is imported,...

Summer Tips for Healthier Joints May 28th, 2013

Now that summer is here, many of us will take advantage of the nicer weather and get outside—to shoot hoops, take a run or go to the park, golf, well, that is, as long as our bodies and joints are cooperating.Do you have pain in your knees and joints? Does...

New Year…BETTER You! Jan 7th, 2013

The ONLY Resolution You Need to Make this YearNow that we got your attention—it’s true. The only New Year’s resolution you really need to make this year is simple. To Choose Health! Choose to be healthier by making better choices. We all KNOW what we are supposed to do—but we make excuses....

How Antibiotics Destroy Your Immune System Jul 26th, 2012

Over 80 percent of the body’s immunity is built in the intestinal tract by the friendly bacteria balance that lives there. The intestinal flora starts building in an infant while in the womb but is not really active until after eight days of age. Starting with the colostrum milk, the...

Chiropractic in the Summer Olympics! Jul 3rd, 2012

July is here, bringing with it the 2012 Summer Olympics! In order to ensure peak performance by Olympians around the world, chiropractic care has played a key role. Chiropractic made its debut on the Olympic stage two years ago at the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada.Since then, the practice...

Wiggle Your Way to Good Health Jun 7th, 2012

Anthony Field is one of the founding members of “The Wiggles,” the popular children’s television show and world-touring musical group. Entertaining and teaching children is Field’s passion, but the fast pace and physical demands of the job were taking a toll on his health. That’s why Field – and the...

Childhood Knee Pain – What You Can Do About It May 23rd, 2012

One of the most common causes of knee pain in active teens is the condition known as Osgood-Schlatter. The most common complaint is pain located at the front of the knee which hurts even more with running, jumping, and climbing or descending stairs.There is usually no specific injury or event...

Are You or Your Family Taking Over the Counter Meds (Drugs)? May 21st, 2012

Did you know that Chiropractic care is currently the largest drug-free health care choice of the people? It is also one of the safest choices for you and your family. Why are we telling you this? Because in our 20 plus years of experience, the majority of people are taking...

Chiropractic BEFORE Surgery – A New Mandate May 21st, 2012

A University of Pittsburgh (UPMC) Health Plan has mandated new guidelines for management for chronic low back pain. Starting in January 2012, candidates for spine surgery must receive “prior authorization to determine medical necessity”, which includes proof that the patient has “tried and failed” a 3-month conservative treatment plan which...

Chiropractic Getting in the Game May 21st, 2012

Baseball World Series Players Benefit from ChiropracticIn November 2011, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress released a story highlighting how chiropractic helped the players of the 2011 World Series.The article starts out by noting that the past two Major League Baseball World Series Champions also had team chiropractors assisting their players....