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 […]

Is It Fibromyalgia?

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Fibromyalgia (FM) symptoms are characterized by chronic generalized pain, and can include debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance, joint stiffness, numbness or tingling, bowel/bladder dysfunction, and sometimes effects our ability to process thought clearly (cognitive dysfunction).  It can come on fast, almost overnight, or, develop very slowly over years of time. This highly variable onset makes establishing a diagnosis very […]

Neck Pain and Smoking – What’s the Connection?

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There is a lot of convincing peer reviewed literature (research) that supports chiropractic as one of the first and best courses of care to consider when choosing a treatment option for neck pain and headaches. This is because there is low risk, few rare side-effects, and most importantly, IT REALLY WORKS!  But, there are other considerations in […]

Never Lost With Chiropractic

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  Ever drive lost for miles and miles before stopping for directions? Before the advent of GPS, that was pretty common.  When you finally discovered how off course you were, you most likely had to re-trace the roads you were on to get back on track. Getting lost with your health is similar.  If you’ve ‘traveled’ the wrong way for miles and […]

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

Constant Change

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A big reason to stay healthy is that the cells of your body are constantly replaced. Eating right and exercising will give the new cells the best chance to become healthy cells. For example, did you know that humans shed and re-grow outer skin cells about every 27 days? That’s almost 1,000 new skins in […]

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 […]