John Chait

John Chait

A study was performed on 46 children under the age of 5 to determine if ear infections improved while under chiropractic care.  All treatments were done by a single chiropractor, who adjusted the misalignments found paying particular attention to the cervical vertebrae.
"Improvement was based on parental decision (they stated that the child had no fever, no signs of ear pain, and was totally asymptomatic), and/or the child seemed to be asymptomatic to the treating DC and/or the parent stated that the child's MD judged the child to be improved."
The results were that 93% of all episodes improved, 75% in 10 days or fewer and 43% with only one or two treatments.  In this published study found on Pub Med,, the data indicates that limitation of medical intervention and the addition of chiropractic care may decrease the symptoms of ear infection in young children.
Dr. John Chait has been treating children in his chiropractic office for over 30 years.  If you have a child suffering from ear infections please call Chait Chiropractic Center at 941-371-1070 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chait to see how chiropractic can help your loved one.

Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS), first described in children by Samuel Gee in 1882, is an increasingly commonly diagnosed disorder.  The disabling disorder is characterized by frequent, recurrent severe vomiting. It is associated with a family history of migraine, and children with CVS typically develop migraines as they age. Now a case study offers hope for families with children struggling with CVS.

The study followed a 7-year old girl who had lived with CVS for 4 ½ years. She also suffered from headaches and stomachaches over the past two months.

According to a study published in the US National Library of Medicine (abstract version) from the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (full pdf study) “the patient received low-force chiropractic spinal manipulation to her upper cervical spine. There was improvement in her symptoms within an hour after the chiropractic manipulation. Her symptoms only returned after direct trauma to her neck. The recurring symptoms again disappeared immediately after treatment.” For further information on 

“This case study suggests that there may be a role for the use of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for treating cyclic vomiting syndrome,” note the researchers. “Controlled studies are necessary to aid our understanding of this finding.”

If you or someone you know suffers from cyclical vomiting call Chait Chiropractic Center for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chait to see if chiropractic can help.  Call us today at 941-371-1070.


Wednesday, 04 October 2017 16:43

Chait Chiropractic 2017 Wellness Programs

The initiation of wellness programs for the Sarasota business community is very important because of increasing problems with employee absenteeism, productivity, and workers' compensation liabilities related to stress on the job. The field of wellness is very broad, ranging from cardiovascular fitness to proper nutrition.
Dr. John Chait has been trained on the subject of prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and postural misalignments that may evolve from the work place. At Chait Chiropractic Center our goal is to analyze, educate, and correct the problems related to different types of physical/postural stress in the work environment. It is a natural procedure for companies to develop a wellness program which primarily deals with the issue of physical/postural stress in the work place related to improper work habits. Our job is to educate and consult with companies and employees on how to prevent on the job injuries related to job stress, back safety and computer ergonomic safety. Dr. John Chait has been offering these complimentary lectures in the Sarasota area since 1986.
The following are some of the services and presentations that Chait Chiropractic Center performs:
Work Presentations:
The effects of work stress and trauma on your posture.
How to correctly use your PC/IPad/Mobile phone to prevent injury.
Proper desk/work station set up.
Back Safety Class: How to work and lift without Injury.
School/PTA Presentations:
How to correctly use your PC/IPad/Mobile phone to prevent injury.
The damaging effects of backpacks and texting
Prevention of Scoliosis/back curvature development
Retirement/assisted living facility Presentations:
How to Prevent Age Related Diseases
Posture and balance workshop for the prevention of falls.
Gym/Health Club Presentations:
How to Prevent Age Related Diseases
Posture and balane workshop for the prevention of falls.
On site ergonomic evaluation of work station setup.
Call Chait Chiropractic Center at 941-371-1070 for more information or to schedule Dr. Chait for a presentation and/or ergonomic evaluation.

Dr. Chait and Holly at a local event 

Chronic pain such as from arthritis, sciatica or recurring migraines negatively impacts many areas of our daily life.  Traditional medicine usually chooses to treat pain with prescription medications. Treating this pain with medication only treats the pain. It does not resolve the root cause of the condition.  Do you know that this has led to a record number of people becoming addicted to pain medications?  Prescription drug abuse and addiction have become a significant problem in the United States. Researchers estimate that as many as 2.1 million people in the United States abuse opioids. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the percentage of patients getting drug therapy has increased to  75%. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that " Stimulants such as Ritalin achieve their effects by acting on the same neurotransmitter systems as cocaine.  Opioid pain relievers such as OxyContin attach to the same cell receptors targeted by illegal opioids like heroin."
Drugs like morphine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone simply mask symptoms allowing the condition to remain in the body and potentially get worse.  Even when using opioids as prescribed, they can still negatively impact your life.  One example would be with that of a person suffering from sciatica. If this is a chronic condition and the person is prescribed pain medication, the patient may eventually develop a tolerance to the prescribed pain medication. The result is a need for higher and higher doses and a significantly increased risk of addiction. An alternative for taking opioid prescriptions is chiropractic care. More and more people are seeking treatment from a chiropractor to treat symptoms usually treated with prescription medications.
Chiropractic is an excellent pain management method that is not only effective but is noninvasive and drug-free. Chiropractic focuses on whole body wellness so patients learn how to take proactive steps to treat their condition.   Chiropractic care is also beneficial and safe for people of all ages, even children!  If you are suffering from chronic pain, call Chait Chiropractic Center at 941-371-1070 to get started on your path to wellness today.
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 15:51

Do You Suffer From Migraine Headaches?

According to the Migraine Research Foundation an estimated 39 million men, women and children in the United States and 1 billion worldwide experience migraine headaches every year. Everyone either knows someone who suffers from migraines or struggles with migraines themselves.

The most common migraine symptoms reported by migraine sufferers are:

Throbbing and/or pulsating pain

Pain on one side

Sound sensitivity

Light sensitivity 

Vision changes and/or blurred vision




Studies have found that many migraines may be caused by a subluxation or misalignments in the spine. A misaligned vertebra may cause the nerves and muscles to become irritated and inflamed, which can lead to a migraine. A Subluxation can be corrected with Chiropractic adjustments. As your subluxations are corrected the pain, inflammation and irritation of the nerves is relieved.

According to one study in 2001 by Duke University spinal manipulation or adjustments result in almost immediate headache improvement and provided longer-lasting relief and less side effects than typically prescribed headache medication.

Did you know that chiropractic adjustments are not only great for helping reduce the severity of migraines, but regular chiropractic care can also help reduce the frequency of these migraines as well?  What many people may not realize is that poor posture can actually contribute to their migraines. When you spend the whole day hunched over a computer screen, tablet or phone, you put strain on your neck and back muscles. This can increase the chances of causing postural subluxations which may end up as a migraine.

Dr. Chait can also speak to you about different lifestyle choices that can contribute to your migraines. Many studies have found that certain foods can act as triggers for migraine headaches.

If you are suffering from frequent migraines call Chait Chiropractic Center at 941-371-1070 to schedule a  complimentary posture analysis and consultation.


Sciatica is a common problem that effects many people.Sciatica usually affects only one side of the lower body. Often times, pain travels from the lower back all the way through the back of the thigh and down through one or both legs.  For some people, the pain can be severe.  For others, the pain might be infrequent and irritating, but it can get worse.

There are numerous symptoms that you may be experiencing as a result of sciatica. 

Weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg or foot.  

A constant pain on one side of the buttocks.  

A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up. 

Pain in the leg or rear that is worse when sitting. 

What people may not realize is that these symptoms are an indication that something is wrong. The problem that causes sciatic pain is often a misaligned vertebra in the spine. The sciatic nerve starts in the lower back and extends into the lower leg. This is why the pain can often be felt anywhere along this nerve.

Dr. Chait can help bring relief, but several treatments, or adjustments, will likely be needed, particularly if it has been occurring for some time. The end result of the adjustment is to realign the spine, taking the pressure off of the nerve and often bringing quick relief. Once the pressure is off, the body can begin to heal itself. 

If you are someone you know has been suffering with sciatica pain and symptoms call Chait Chiropractic Center today at 941-371-1070 for a complimentary consultation and posture analysis.



Getting well and staying well doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does require your willingness to do your part. Chait Chiropractic Center specializes in Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP). CBP is a technique that can correct and change abnormal posture towards a normal state. The goals of CBP correction are to reduce abnormal posture that may cause compressive force on the vertebra, discs and the nervous system.  If the abnormal posture is not corrected it may result in age related diseases such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, deformed ligaments, muscle spasm and disc decay. 

There are three phases of chiropractic care . . .

Phase 1: Relief care ~ Many of patients come into our office because they are experiencing pain and symptoms. Our first goal at Chait Chiropractic Center is to help reduce your pain and symptoms so you can start feeling better as soon as possible. Dr. Chait may take x-rays of the offending area in order to help determine the underlying cause. Depending on the severity of the condition, it is typical for a patient to need "relief" chiropractic care in the form of adjustments, exercises and therapies for this initial phase of treatment. 

Phase 2: Corrective Care ~ During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain. The goal of a corrective chiropractic care plan is to help bring your body back to as close to 100% functioning as possible. We accomplish this treatment in the form of adjustments, exercises and corrective traction. At the end of this phase, a postural x-ray may be taken to compare it to the initial x-ray.

Phase 3: Wellness Care ~ Once your body has fully healed and you are no longer experiencing back pain or other pain symptoms, it is important to come in for periodic chiropractic adjustments to avoid further problems in the future. This is also called maintenance or preventative care. This phase of chiropractic care concentrates on holding and maintaining the postural correction that was performed in Phase 2.

Call Chait Chiropractic Center at 941-371-1070 to schedule a complimentary posture analysis and consultation with Dr. John.



Athletes of all types have been benefiting from chiropractic care for many years. From the weekend warrior to world class athlete, many utilize chiropractic care to improve performance and get relief of pain and symptoms.. It is a drug free way to better health and performance which can maximize healing and recovery from all types of injuries.

Chiropractic adjustments help ensure the body functions as efficiently as possible.  "I would estimate that at least 90% of world class athletes use chiropractic on a regular basis to prevent injuries and improve their performance." Sean Atkins, Ph. D. Exercise Physiologist. In fact, over 50% of NFL teams have a chiropractor on staff.

Many athletes swear by the positive effects of chiropractic when talking about their personal successes.  ”As long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.” Tom Brady, New England Patriots.  "Chiropractic gives me the flexibility I need to keep in the game." Venus Williams, American professional tennis player.  “Bodybuilders and fitness people have been using, very extensively, chiropractors in order to stay healthy and fit." "This is how I found out the best way of going is to use chiropractors, not only after injuries , but also before injury.” Arnold Schwarzenegger – bodybuilder, former actor and governor of California. 

Because it is so effective at pain relief, one of the most overlooked aspects of chiropractic care is that it enhances personal and athletic performance.  If you or someone you love would like to see how chiropractic could help you, call Chait Chiropractic Center at 941-371-1070 to schedule a complimentary consultation.


Have you recently been in an automobile accident?  Do you know that you only have 14 days to see a doctor for the insurance company to pay your medical expenses? 

Are you experiencing pain in your head neck or shoulders? You may be suffering from whiplash. Whiplash is one of the most common conditions that bring new patients into our office to seek treatment.

What is Whiplash?  It happens when a sudden force whips the head back and forth, causing intense strain to the neck. While whiplash is most common in automobile accidents, it can also come from a sports injury, an amusement park ride, or even from tripping and falling. If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, Chait Chiropractic Center can help you heal and feel better naturally, without drugs or invasive treatments.

Neck Pain and Stiffness


Upper Back Pain



Vision Problems

Foggy/Blurred Thinking

A whiplash injury can take less than a second to happen however many people feel no pain until hours or even days after the incident happened. This is why it is so important to come in for an evaluation with Dr. Chait as soon as possible after any accident. Because the symptoms can be delayed, many people walk away from the incident thinking they are just fine. When the symptoms show up later, they wonder what happened. Prompt chiropractic attention right after any accident can save you future pain and money. Chiropractic is a drug-free approach to pain relief for whiplash that gets to the very heart of the injury. Instead of just covering the pain with medications that cannot solve the underlying problems, our natural approach to helping the body heal itself is a long-term, effective pain relief solution.  Call us today at 941-371-1070 to schedule an evaluation to see how chiropractic can help you.


Our informative chiropractic website is just one way we make our newest patients feel right at home.  Check out our weekly blogs.

At Chait Chiropractic Center we treat a variety of conditions. Sports and dance related injuries, work related injuries and Motor Vehicle Accidents ~ just to name a few. We treat people of all ages, from newborns to seniors. Chait Chiropractic Center has over 30 years of expertise which means quick relief for acute and chronic pain, headaches, disc pain, nerve pain, neck and arm pain, low back and leg pain, and poor posture.

Can our unique approach, Chiropractic Bio-Physics, to chiropractic help you? We have helped many Sarasota area residents who went from chiropractor to chiropractor and finally found results in our office. Call us today at 941-371-1070 to schedule your complimentary posture analysis and consultation with Dr. John Chait.


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