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You may be a candidate for Chiropractic care!  For a free no-obligation consultation call 309-268-9000.                               TheSpineDoctor Neck Pain and Our Pillow!             The relationship between neck pain and our pillow is more important than most of us realize! Though we all may have at one time or […]

Carpal Tunnel

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You may be a candidate for Chiropractic care!  For a free no-obligation consultation call 309-268-9000.                               TheSpineDoctor Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – MD vs. DC. Who Should I See?            Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a very common problem affecting a large population (1 out of 20 in the […]

Whiplash Avoidance

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You may be a candidate for Chiropractic care!  For a free no-obligation consultation call 309-268-9000.                                TheSpineDoctor PAY ATTENTION WHILE YOU DRIVE. Too often, we get distracted while driving. Any time our eyes leave the road, the potential for an accident increases significantly. This can occur when […]

Low Back Pain: Could Your Feet Or Hips Be At Fault?

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source You may be a candidate for Chiropractic care!  For a free no-obligation consultation call 309-268-9000.                           TheSpineDoctor The body is an interconnected whole and needs to be looked at as such in order to get at the root of a spinal problem. We are all familiar with low back trauma, bending and stooping in awkward […]

Double-Crush Risks and 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 Most people with carpal tunnel syndrome think they have a primary problem in the wrist. While the wrist and hand may be the site of most of your symptoms, the cause can lie elsewhere. The nerves […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Wrist Sprain and Stretching

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One important cause of wrist pain including carpal tunnel syndrome, is sprain of the delicate ligaments holding the 12 wrist bones together. These 12 small bones connect the hand to the arm and have many tiny ligaments, which limit the range of motion. During a sprain, the range of motion of the bones is exceeded […]

Research on Strength and Endurance Training for Fibromyalgia

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It seems a month doesn’t go by when yet another scientific study is published proving the benefits of exercise for fibromyalgia patients. The most recent study from Finland (Valkeinen H, Alen M, Hakkinen A, Hannonen P, Kukkonen-Hariula K, Hakkinen K. Effects of concurrent strength and endurance training on phsyical fitness and symptoms in postmenopausal women with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Phys […]

Five Stretches to Help Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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  Carpal tunnel syndrome is a debilitating disorder affecting the nerves that pass through the wrist and into the hand. In addition, compression can also occur in the neck region, making some patients’ problems more complex. At its essence, carpal tunnel syndrome is a disease of nerves but other tissues can also be affected. For example, […]

Fibromyalgia and a New Direction

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  The fibromyalgia sufferer, over time, gets used to the pain. Being in chronic pain over many years has an effect on the brain and nerve pathways that transmit how we feel. In layman’s terminology, we get used to feeling pain. Pain becomes our new normal. It becomes normal to wake up and have pain, even […]

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 […]