Our Hands and Quality If Life With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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source You may be a candidate for Chiropractic care!  For a free no-obligation consultation call 309-268-9000.                           TheSpineDoctor We sometimes take our hands for granted and fail to realize just how important they are to everyday life and indeed, living our life. Hands tell us who we are through our gestures and unique talents. […]

Fibromyalgia: What Is It And How Do Different Doctors Deal With It?

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At least 2% of the United States population or six million people, mostly women, have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. This is a chronic (long-term) disease, which is characterized by widespread pain of at least three months duration, and includes the legs or arms, and the spine. There have to be at least 11 tender spots at […]

Neck and Arm Pain – The Herniated Disk?

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  Patients who present with neck pain along with arm numbness, pain, and/or weakness, often ask, “…what’s causing this pain down my arm?” The condition is often caused from a bulging or herniated disk pinching a nerve in the neck. The cause of this complaint can include both trauma as well as non-traumatic events. In […]

Long-Term Results for Neck Injury

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A neck injury such as a pulled muscle or a “knot” in the muscle is something we’ve all experienced. These little aches and pains usually go away on their own, or with a little massage from a loved one. But sometimes the neck injury is more substantial, such as in a whiplash or sports injury. In these […]

Fibromyalgia and Its Causes

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A lot of fibromyalgia sufferers don’t know about the important linkage of their disease to spinal trauma. Indeed for many years fibromyalgia was thought to be a part of whiplash injuries of the neck it occurred so commonly. There are many scientific research papers that show for many patients, whiplash and spinal trauma occurs more frequently in fibromyalgia […]

Stress and Headaches

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  How does stress affect your wellbeing? And how is stress related to getting headaches? There are many paths to this and I will discuss the most common ways stress can make you more headache prone. Stress can affect our sleep. Americans just do not get enough sound, restful and restorative sleep. Studies suggest that […]

I’m Waking Up With A Stiff Neck!

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  Life is stressful enough during the day that it seems truly heartbreaking that many us cannot get the restorative sleep we need each night. Tossing and turning causing insomnia is an epidemic in the U.S., but worse, some of us wake up with actual pain and stiffness. What a way to start the day. […]