The Many Functions of Your Nervous System

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    Every movement, smell, taste, touch, sound, thought, and dream has its origin in the nervous system. Every function of your body, both voluntarily and involuntarily is controlled, at least in part, by your nervous system. To better understand how the nervous system works, it is necessary to discuss what makes up the nervous […]

How Do MD’s View Chiropractic?

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In the mid 1980’s, a political event spurred a change regarding the medical community‘s outward disrespect of chiropractors when the AMA (American Medical Association) was sued for anti-trust violations and the chiropractors won! For the first time, the public, open anti-chiropractic slander that appeared on billboards, in magazine articles, and in TV/radio advertisements was prohibited. In […]

Could Neck Problems Be Affected By Your Posture?

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While most of us have a look in the mirror at least once a day, few of us look at our appearance from a different angle, such as from the side. But, the view from the side can be quite revealing if you suffer from chronic neck pain. First, note the position of your head in […]

“Back to the Basics. . .”

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“God breathed into man the breath of life—we add—and left within, a body manager to regulate body functions including reproduction of cells.  There is a power within you—you recognize it in others as the ability to move-see-hear-speak breathe.  What is this power?  Who can answer?  We call that power INNATE INTELLIGENCE.  You look around you […]

Low Back and Obesity

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Losing weight can dramatically reduce low back pain (LBP). Like last month, we will look at easy ways to lose weight without the need for fancy, hard to follow diets. As the saying goes, this is a “no-brainer.” Alcohol hints. When consuming alcohol, follow the first beverage with a glass of water. This will reduce calories and often […]

Success Story!

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Connie’s DRX9000 Success Story Click link or picture to watch the video You may be a candidate for Chiropractic care!  Free a free no-obligation consultation call 309-268-9000. TheSpineDoctor

Healing on a Spare Donut. . .

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In case you get a flat, the temporary “donut” in your trunk is meant to get you off the road and to the nearest service station for proper repair ASAP.  Manufacturer’s instructions warn you to take it slow and easy when driving on them – those tiny tires aren’t designed to withstand the load of normal driving.  But regardless of that […]

Is Exercise A Drug and Can It Hurt Your Heart?

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In today’s high-tech, fast paced society, we all tend to over think,  over complicate, and make things more difficult.  This is especially true when it comes to our health. For example, there is pretty good evidence that exercise is good for you and people who exercise are, in general, healthier than people who do not […]

Five Exercises to Help Your Neck Stay Pain-Free

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The neck is the most flexible part of your spine and just like any other area of the body, movement exercises and good posture are important to maintain its health. Neck pains can be brought on or aggravated by how you treat this vital structure. We often neglect our neck when it comes to exercises, […]

Chronic Headaches and the Pill Industry

The advertisements are everywhere, at the supermarket, gas station, billboards, or TV, compelling us to ingest another pill for an ill. Nowhere is this more prominent than in the pain pill industry. We are told that simple pain relievers really do the trick to make that nasty headache go away. But have you ever thought […]