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Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Men’s Health

June is filled with quite a few awareness events to recognize the amazing men in our lives, including Father’s Day, Universal Father’s Week, Men’s Health Awareness Week, and Men’s Health Month. I’d like to especially recognize men’s health this month. Many don’t think about all the components of their health and oftentimes, men try to

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Staying Active for Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of mental health and wellness. Our mental health affects how we think, feel, and act, and it also helps determine how we deal with stress, connect with others, and make decisions in our lives. Mental health is important for our overall health and

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10 Shocking Back Pain Statistics

Back pain is one of the biggest health problems around the world and something most people will experience at some point in their lives. It is one of the most common reasons people initially visit a chiropractor and one of the most common complaints to doctors. This is such a common health problem, so there

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10 Signs it’s Time to See a Chiropractor

Many people live with unnecessary aches and pains every day. These could be due to a prior injury, chronic health condition, an active lifestyle, or just everyday stress. However, there are countless physical symptoms to be aware of that signal the need to see a chiropractor. You don’t have to accept or deal with pain,

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Chiropractic Myth Busting 3.0

“I’ve always heard that once I start going to a chiropractor, I’ll have to keep going the rest of my life.” False. My goal has always been to work myself out of a job with each patient. Some cases are really straightforward and only require a few visits; others are more complex and have lengthier

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Understanding Your Pain

There are times when nothing seems to bother us. We can walk 10 miles through the city of Chicago or we can pick up a ton of branches after a big thunderstorm. But then there are also times when we seem to struggle to get over pain or minor things cause pain that doesn’t ordinarily.

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If You Hear This About Your Pain…Run

I often hear patients chalk their pain up to age. “Well, I guess this is what 50 feels like.” “Just turned 30, that’s probably why I hurt.” “Ever since I turned 60 I’ve hurt.” etc etc. A lot of pain gets blamed on age. But many of you have probably already heard my answer to

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What is a Good Shoulder Exercise for Shoulder Pain?

Who hasn’t dealt with shoulder pain at some point? Shoulder pain can be quite frustrating. Especially if it’s in your dominant arm. Daily activities become quite limited when you are dealing with shoulder pain.  Shoulder pain has infinite causes of pain. It is a very dynamic and mobile joint. What the shoulder gains in versatility

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Do You Treat Pregnant Women?

Things seem to go in waves and that is especially true for the questions we get asked here in the office. The popular question recently is, “do you treat (a lot of) pregnant women?” The answer to that question is a resounding yes! On top of the numerous pregnant mothers we have helped here, I

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Tired of Your Headaches?

So many of us struggle with headaches. Some of us lock ourselves in a dark room until it’s over. Others live on Excedrin Migraine. Some have no choice but to struggle through them. Each person’s headache is different. There are different causes and different meanings to your headaches. They can be as simple as needing

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Lean Back, Lean Back…(with an Eccentric Movement)

Who knew Fat Joe was actually rapping about rehab when he sang the classic line, “Lean back, lean back…” That is something I tell my patients quite often, to stand on one foot and lean back in a controlled manner. This teaches an eccentric movement for the core. Eccentric movements are the controlled elongation of

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How to Shovel Snow Without Hurting Your Back

While this hasn’t been the worst snow we’ve had this year, it’s still a good time to review ways to protect your back when shoveling snow on your sidewalks and driveway. Shovel snow without hurting your back: 1. Warm your body up before going outside. So many people throw on their snow gear and immediately

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Is Running Good or Bad for Your Back?

Bad, Bad, Bad. It has to be right? The repetitive shock to the spinal joints obviously wears the spine out, right? We get asked about running and back pain a lot. Recently I came across a research article that perfectly highlighted the answer we’ve always given. In the following paragraphs we’ll break down back pain,

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Five Ways to Treat Your Own Headaches!

Nothing can bring a day to a screeching halt as much as a headache. They can be anywhere from a mild annoyance to leaving you out of commission for days. People regularly come to us because they are desperate and haven’t found a way to treat their own headaches. We understand it isn’t always possible

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