Category Archives: Blog

Got TMJ? Take This Test…

TMD article by Chiropractor Dr. Infanti of Chiro 1st in Annapolis, Maryland

TMD or Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, according to the TMJ Association affects nearly 12% 0f the population or 35 million people a year.  For many of us, it is no more than an annoying “click” or “pop” that one can get with yawning, speaking or chewing.  For others, however it can be rather debilitating leading not only […]

Strengthen Your Gut (Not What You Think)

Strengthen your gut- Nutritionist Christine Turpin of Chiro 1st, Annapolis gives advice.

  Strengthen Your Guts:  Eat to Promote Good Bugs Clients are frequently interested in gaining muscle, getting leaner, building strength and making better food choices for academic and athletic performance.  However, consumers are not knocking down my door with a particular interest in constructing a stronger environment for robust bugs for healthier digestive tracts.  Why […]

The Case Of The Curious Cankles – A Case Study

One of the things that I find so interesting about the Annapolis office of Chiro 1st Chiropractic and Physical Therapy is the variability and complexity of the cases that present themselves.  We have a reputation of treating not only spinal ailments but all kinds of musculo-skeletal conditions. Just recently a slender, middle-aged Caucasian female presented […]

Post-Injury Return To Run Program

Dear Runners: We know you hurt…We know you are pushing yourself too much…We know you are trying to run through injury…We also know that for many of you, right before you will need your body to be at it’s best…it will betray you!  We have seen it all too frequently. To give a couple of […]

Selling Sickness: How Pharmaceutical Companies Foster The Creation Of Medical Disorders

  Raise your hand if 5 years ago you knew what Opioid-Induced Constipation was?  How about 3 years ago?  A year ago?  This “condition” is a perfect example of how the Pharmaceutical Companies are continuing to sell sicknes.  The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) have recently proposed new guidelines to encourage doctors to think twice […]

Female Athlete Triad: A Review and Update

Getting the Skinny on F.A.T. (Female Athlete Triad) You might be asking yourself, why am I, a chiropractor writing about the Female Athlete Triad.  At Chiro 1st Chiropractic and Physical Therapy we see a significant number of athletes and in hindsight may have had a few patients that might fall somewhere in the triad. It […]


Game Day Strategies: Super Bowl Sunday by Christine Turpin The end of football season is upon us and the Super Bowl is here! No fear, you can have a good time and indulge in party foods without damaging your New Year’s Resolutions. If you are a “rookie” to Super Bowl healthy eating strategies, follow these […]

Making A Case (or in this blog 2) For The Effectiveness Of Dry Needling

I have recently been able to witness just how powerful Dry Needling can be in the alleviation of pain.  I have been practicing dry needling for a few years at this point and have had a number of success stories, however these two cases that I am going to present were atypical and I think […]

Results of the 60 Days to a New Dr. Ray (Lessons Learned)

Christine Turpin is a Dietitian and Nutritionist at Chiro 1st Chiropractic

So, I fell short (no comments) of my initial goal to lose 20 pounds in 60 days.  I did lose a total of 15 pounds which when you consider I have made nearly 2000 cookies for Patient Appreciation Week is not too shabby.  Along the way I did learn quite a few lessons from working with our […]