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A car accident can have many repercussions. Apart from the physical damage to your body, there is an emotional component that is not often dealt with. Feelings such as shock, worry, grief, and confusion are common after a wreck, but when those feelings linger, become more intense and start to impair the quality of living, then the sufferer may be experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). To make matters worse, feelings of depression and anxiety can develop in victims of auto accidents, which can lead to restrictions and difficulties in a person’s personal and professional life. Therefore, looking after one’s mental health following a car crash is very critical.

The rehabilitation process has as much to do with treating physical injuries as much as it has to do with addressing the feelings of persistent trauma. Establishing the right course of therapy with a medical facility is extremely beneficial but, without the right balance, a patient’s progress can be adversely affected. Several studies have shown that psychological stress can hinder healing and, in some cases, cause long-term pain, phobias and sleep problems.

When a person is in a state of distress, hormones like cortisol is produced – which puts the body in survival mode by controlling blood sugar levels, mood and the immune system. However, when there is constant distress, the body cannot function the way it should in order to encourage effective and timely recovery. As a result, individuals can suffer from crippling fear and anxiety that can make everyday tasks become major obstacles. For instance, a fear of driving again may prevent a person from entering a vehicle, going to work or leaving the house to get necessary medical care.

At Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center, we take a comprehensive, whole-body approach to treatment. Our team of licensed physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists and many others located throughout our four South Florida locations use holistic methods to restore and improve a patient’s wellbeing. Additionally, Dr. Thiema Goldson is a qualified psychotherapist who can offer car accident victims the help they need to overcome trauma and by extension, aid in the healing process.

In the United States, there is a total of almost 700 auto accidents every hour. Many of the people involved are likely to experience chronic mental health complications and risk injuring themselves further if they don’t seek proper assistance. The most effective form of treatment, which we highly believe in at Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center, takes both the mental and physical into account as the mind and body work together to promote overall good health.

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Goldson Spine’s Back to School 2018

It was an action-packed day for Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, August 4, 2018, when our Annual Back to School Celebration took place. The event was hosted by the  Dr. Fidel S. Goldson Sr. Foundation and proudly supported by several sponsors who helped to ensure that we were able to give away over 500 book bags and various school supplies.
The day started around 12 noon when a multitude of eager kids and parents got the festivities going with a lively game of tug of war. Children from elementary to high school ages battled it out for an assortment of prizes and put their muscles on display. But that wasn’t the only activity that got everyone’s adrenaline pumping. The bouncy houses, obstacle course, and trampoline station provided tons of excitement.
And of course, there were plenty of food and drinks in the eating area where numerous well-placed fans kept everyone cool while the DJ booth kept the atmosphere amped up.
There were also private tents to carry out the FREE school physicals and FREE eye examinations, which we are always very pleased to provide to ensure that the kids return to school in the best of health.
The afternoon wound down to a mini dance party where attendees showed off some incredible moves and we couldn’t have been more grateful to see all the smiling faces as the event came to an end.
Don’t miss out on our Annual Back to School Celebration next year. Be on the lookout every August. In the meantime, remember to “Turn Up The Life.”
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Save The Date: Goldson Spine Back to School 2018 edition

The Goldson Spine Annual Back to School Celebration is scheduled to take place on August 4th in Lauderhill.  This event is proudly hosted by  the  Dr. Fidel S. Goldson Sr. Foundation.

The Goldson Spine Annual Back to School Celebration with take place from 12pm to 4pm at the Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium located at 3700 NW 11th Place in Lauderhill.

Thanks in part to the event’s  generous sponsors, over 500 book bags and assorted school supplies will be given away free of charge!

This year’s event will feature an Education Village area that will host the Broward Alliance for Caribbean Educators.  Here, valuable educational  information will be available to both parents and students.

Free School Physicals and Eye Examinations will be given on a first come, first served basis beginning at 2pm.

Goldson Spine will also provide a refreshments  as well as many fun children’s activities such as bounce houses, face painting, cotton candy and an obstacle course.

The Goldson Spine Annual Back to School Celebration 2018 is sponsored by the following: Commissioner Holeness,  Dr. Alex Aleman,  Junny Investment Group, Aaid Towing Inc.,  Michael B. Nipon,  Thaddeus Hamilton, The Injury Firm, Daniel Maier,  Oasis Dental Care, Thomas and Pearl, and Reese Vision Care

Sponsorship Opportunities are still available!

Contact  Jason Ramdewar at 954-584-3774, or email jramdewar@goldsonspine.com

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May is Arthritis Awareness Month


Arthritis is one of the most debilitating conditions in the US, affecting over 50 million adults, as well as children. And that number is expected to grow by about 30% in the next ten years.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are more than 100 types of arthritis and associated illnesses such as Tendinitis, Fibromyalgia, and Lupus. Thus, the term does not describe only one disease but refers, in general, to pain, stiffness, and inflammation of the joints—which often restrict a person’s range of motion and impact daily life. Some common areas affected include hands, wrists, neck, shoulders, knees, and back.

Proper diet and exercise are major components in attaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle, but with arthritis, treatment and pain management are equally important.

Physical therapy and chiropractic care have been extremely effective in the battle against arthritis as they seek to ease discomfort, improve mobility, strengthen muscles and correct impairments in a natural way. Especially for those who wish to stay away from prescription medication (including opioids) and surgical procedures.

Additionally, these therapeutic methods address external factors which impact the body. For instance, poor posture and certain everyday habits can put pressure on joints and cause further damage.

The month of May is dedicated to bringing awareness to arthritis in order to better understand its effects, educate the public and foster research. In this regard, Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center would like to emphasize the importance of early diagnosis and the tremendous benefits which come from working with licensed physical therapists and qualified chiropractors, such as those found at any one of our four facilities throughout South Florida.

Arthritis is usually linked to the elderly, but statistics have shown that children, teens and even babies are affected, making it a widespread disease not only across the nation but across generations. Therefore, an effective course of treatment is essential for dealing with arthritis pain, preventing joint deterioration and getting your life moving in the right direction again.


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Foods That Fight Inflammation

For many years conditions such as asthma and arthritis have been associated with inflammation. But in today’s society, where long-term illnesses have become prevalent, other conditions like cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and diabetes have also been linked to chronic inflammation.


Inflammation is the body’s way of healing, repairing and protecting itself. For instance, when we get a scrape or cut inflammation is the first line of defense in helping to stop the bleeding. However, this is meant to be a short-term response. The problem occurs when inflammation and the effects of inflammation persist.


A poor diet, lack of physical activity and excessive weight gain can all be major contributors to chronic inflammation, which can lead to disorders of the heart and joints as well as cancers of the lung and digestive tract.

Additionally, inflammation can result in skin conditions, affect oral health and even interfere with getting a good night’s sleep. Thus, nutrition and exercise become extremely vital in rectifying and curbing the damage that can be brought about by persistent or chronic inflammation.

At Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center, we take an all-natural approach to treatment and therapy. We believe that with the right guidance and management, the human body can work wonders. Therefore, please consider the below information to improve your wellbeing and prevent the onset of debilitating diseases.


  1. Incorporate foods that combat inflammation such as those rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids (Omega-3s and Omega-6s) to lessen the likelihood of developing certain diseases, support a strong immune system and help regulate central bodily functions.

These include:

  • Beans e.g. black beans and lentils.
  • Fish e.g. wild Alaskan salmon,sardines and tuna.
  • Fruits e.g. apples, blueberries, oranges, plums and strawberries.
  • Nuts e.g. walnuts, peanuts and almonds.
  • Seeds e.g. flaxseed, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.
  • Vegetables e.g. beets, broccoli, kale, spinach and squashes.
  1. Cut back on inflammatory-causing foods. Check out our previous post titled “3 Foods that cause Inflammation” for more details on ridding your diet of common but harmful items that create serious health issues.
  2. Remember that balance also plays a key role. Making smart meal choices, staying active and looking after your body go a long way in transforming your life for the better.
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Injured in an Accident, Deal With Your Injuries FIRST!

Crystal Chanel Addressing All Things Goldson Spine

Injured in an Accident, Deal With Your Injuries FIRST!

Why Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center should be your first stop!

Doing marketing for Goldson Spine, I have come to learn that nothing ruins a person’s day like being involved in an automobile accident. All of a sudden, you are experiencing pain, you may have car or some sort of property damage, and you probably will no longer arrive at your destination at the originally expected time. Your mind is cloudy with thoughts of money loss, missed appointments and the emotional stress associated with it all. Nonetheless, you try to gather yourself and determine what you should do first, second and third.

I know what you should do FIRST, but let’s be honest one of those upbeat radio jingles play in your head and before you know it, you considering getting treatment and legal advice from strangers. Family, please avoid the trap and consider doctors who have been serving our community for the past quarter century, providing quality medical care, creating jobs and opportunities, all while inspiring minorities that they too can be excellent and achieve unimaginable levels of success. To help us all make better decisions, here is some standard information.


  1. 1.Call 911
  2. 2.Exchange driver information
  3. 3.Take photos and videos
  4. 4.Look for witnesses
  5. 5.Record your own statement
  6. 6.Get a police report
  7. 7.Accept emergency medical care
  8. 8.Follow up with private medical care of your choice
  9. 9.Contact the driver’s insurance company
  10. 10.Meet with a personal injury attorney

In real life (medical) treatment for our injuries settles to the bottom of the list, shifts to the ‘maybe’ list and can often end up on the ‘never’ list. In fact, the average person will consult with an attorney after an accident before consulting a doctor to seek treatment for their injuries. Selecting a doctor first is the only way to ensure that you treated like a patient not another number. In this season, as we all move towards being more intentional with our support, keep this list handy, and make Goldson Spine your treatment facility of choice. You will be glad you did. Tell our receptionist, I recommended you. Simply call to (866) Goldson, or email me direct if you have questions. cmathis@goldsonspine.com

Written by Crystal Chanel

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Over the years, the internet has emerged as a huge driving force for customer empowerment. Through online reviews, people can give honest evaluations about a product or service to educate and warn the public. Recent studies show that a large percentage of consumers form strong opinions based on reviews alone, which is a testament to the power of shared feedback.

In this day and age, with so many competing businesses out there, reviews from fellow patrons not only save you time and money but can save you from a horrible encounter. It makes sense then that when choosing the right chiropractor, online reviews play a pivotal role in determining who can be trusted.

Chiropractic care centers are ensuring the body’s nervous system flows the way it’s supposed to. The nervous system consists of the spinal cord, brain and network of nerves which harmoniously work together to control essential bodily functions that can be thrown out of whack by minor as well as severe conditions. Injuries from playing sports, injuries arising out of a car accident, disorders such as scoliosis can all be effectively and holistically treated by a chiropractor. Additionally, treatment options are available to help with pre and post pregnancy ailments. This is especially beneficial for expectant parents who want a remedy that does not involve potentially harmful medication or surgical procedures.

Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center has provided health and wellness services, including chiropractic therapy, for over twenty years. We have four locations across the South Florida region and each clinic offers first-rate equipment, comfortable accommodation and knowledgeable staff—features we believe make a significant impact on the client’s overall experience. Happily, we have seen countless positive Google reviews that reflect the outstanding commitment of our Goldson team as we continue to deliver the best possible care to our many treasured customers.

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3 Foods that cause Inflammation

Christmas is coming so two things are probably weighing heavily on everybody’s minds: gifts and food! And although overindulgence is par for the course, there are some things to be mindful of during the holidays, for example, inflammatory foods. Inflammation is not a completely horrible concept as it is the body’s natural response to foreign particles (e.g. pollen), stress and infection. However, when inflammation is persistent it becomes problematic. Chronic inflammation has been connected to conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer.
At Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center, we believe in a holistic approach to treatment. Our experienced medical practitioners, including licensed physical therapists and chiropractors, work with patients to achieve optimal physical performance, prevent the development of certain ailments and to heal the body without invasive surgical procedures through manual manipulation of the musculoskeletal structure.
At Goldson Spine, we also believe in the power of knowledge, therefore please see the below three foods or ingredients that cause inflammation in order to be more well-informed and to be more prepared for the barrage of drinks and dishes you’ll no doubt be bombarded with this Christmas season.
1. Sugar
I know! This one is a gut punch. Sugar is found in just about everything tasty and desirable in the world. Soda, chocolate, cookies, desserts…you name it. As well as other items that you may not expect like nutrition bars, salad dressing and flavored yogurt. Too much sugar can be a real chore for almost every part of the body to handle. It can have a negative effect on a person’s mood, hormone levels and amplifies the chance of inflammation, which can worsen joint pain. It should be noted that the physical therapy and chiropractic care offered at Goldson Spine help alleviate painful joints, muscle strains, backaches and much more along with the use of Dr. Goldson’s Spine Joint Muscle Pain Cream (which is a naturally formulated product).
2. Processed Meats
You may know processed meats as “mystery meats” due to their mysterious sources. They include bacon, hot dogs, deli meats and sausage. These meats are preserved through certain cooking methods and are infused with chemicals and preservatives that promote inflammatory changes which have been linked to the development of high blood pressure, heart-related diseases, stomach and colon cancer.
3. Alcohol
Enjoying a glass of red wine can actually have heart-healthy benefits. That’s because the antioxidants found in wine can reduce the possibility of heart disease. But drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can have quite the opposite and unfavorable result. When alcohol is broken down in our bodies, harmful after-effects are produced which lead to organ damage, particularly damage to the liver.
Of course, moderation is the way to go. Be mindful of the above-mentioned food items and others that may encourage inflammation. Establishing a balanced diet and a steady exercise routine can make a significant difference, especially for those suffering from inflammatory-related illnesses.
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What Is Text Neck?


Your cell phone vibrates in your pocket while you’re walking to the car. Your vehicle is only a few feet away but waiting seems impossible. You eagerly retrieve the phone and smile as you look down at the message previewed on the screen. You quickly begin typing up a witty response and without realizing it, you’ve just started falling victim to text neck.

When people stare at their mobile devices or tablets, the body is often contorted in a dangerous way. These devices are rarely brought up to the face instead, people take a cruel stance: they hunch over and extend their necks almost beyond capacity. It’s no surprise then that this action promotes poor posture and an abnormal curvature of the cervical spine over time; it causes pain in the back, neck and shoulder regions and can result in other ailments such as pinched nerves, nagging headaches and herniated disks.

That’s because the human head weighs approximately 12 pounds. To put it into perspective, the average weight of a bowling ball used in competitions ranges between 13-15 pounds. Therefore, in comparison, the human head is not very different. To make matters worse, when the neck is arched further forward and downward a lot more stress is applied to the spine. In fact, experts warn that for every inch the head slants forward, the pressure on the spine becomes twofold. At a certain degree of flexion, that pressure can reach 60 pounds (or about 4 bowling balls).

Unfortunately, this electronics-driven condition can give rise to problems that necessitate medical care and in some cases, surgery. However, it doesn’t usually have to involve such extreme measures. Physical therapy is a natural and comprehensive solution. It is instrumental in relieving discomfort, treating complaints and preventing further occurrences.

Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center has a well-rounded team of chiropractors, licensed physical therapists, massage therapists and many others who are qualified and ready to help alleviate the pain of text neck and stop its perilous progression so you can happily and healthily enjoy technology for years to come. Call 866-GOLDSON and appointment to see us today!

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Chiropractic to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Care better than Opioids?

The opioid crisis has become a real public health problem in the United States. Research shows that on a daily basis almost 100 people overdose and die from opioid use. The drug is commonly linked to harsh, illegal substances like heroin but the truth is there are many legal, doctor-recommended medicines classified as opioids. For example, Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet and Avinza.

The drug helps to alleviate pain by acting on the nervous system, including the spinal cord and brain. Further, it affects the part of the brain that regulates human emotion which additionally works to suppress discomfort. On a chemical level, opioids cause a sense of euphoria (or high), making it extremely addictive, especially when prescribed for prolonged periods as patients can develop dependency and withdrawal issues. This fact is made worse by studies which show that opioids are not particularly effective in the long-term and the subsequent side-effects can overshadow any actual benefits.

Therefore, with all the negative consequences, it’s no surprise that many people are turning to natural and holistic medicine as significant forms of treatment.

Physical therapy and chiropractic care are both natural options that aid in pain relief, most notably to the back, neck, shoulders, joints and muscles. Practitioners in these fields adopt a very hands-on approach to reconditioning the body and promoting good health. When used together, they successfully contribute to the rehabilitation and reparation process.

Physical therapists treat ailments or injuries with an exercise regimen, heat stimuli, massage sessions and other activities. The objective is to enhance mobility and strengthen muscles over time, which can be maintained even after therapy has ended. Whereas, chiropractors zone in on the musculoskeletal system and disorders related to the spine. They provide manual alignments to afflicted regions, the results of the which can be heard and felt immediately, for instance, a person can hear a crack when tension is released from the joints.

Goldson Spine has dedicated licensed physical therapists and chiropractors who can offer effective treatment for pain, injuries and diseases without surgical procedures or prescription medication like opioid painkillers. Our practitioners work with you and your body to achieve optimal performance, improve well-being and overall quality of life.

Make an appointment at the nearest Goldson Spine location and share in the positive results that so many others have experienced.

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