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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 […]

Low Back Pain and Work Injuries

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source You may be a candidate for Chiropractic care!  For a free no-obligation consultation call 309-268-9000.                           TheSpineDoctor About 1/3 of patients with low back pain will consult a doctor of chiropractic. People who injure their low back on the job also often consult a chiropractor. One study (J Occup Environ med 2007; 49:1124;Wasiak R, Kim J, […]

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 […]

Is Fibromyalgia-Type Pain Caused by Disk Herniations?

Many different disorders, such as fibromyalgia, whiplash, or irritable bowel syndrome have the common symptom of muscle hyperalgesia-more sensitive to painful pressures and stimulations. Obviously, more sensitive patients may find it more difficult to stress their bodies with stretching or physical exercise. If you are more sensitive to pain, you may be more likely to […]

“My Head Feels Heavy At The End Of The Day- What Can I Do?”

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  The head is a large and heavy part of a person. In a child, the head can account for 1/4 of their height. In the adult, the head weighs 10-14 pounds and this load has to be balanced by the strength of the neck muscles. In normal upright posture, there is a forward curve […]

Ending Pain And Staying Healthy Is A Surprisingly Small Thing….

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  Here’s something interesting. Do you know how much money American Airlines saved in 1987 by eliminating ONE olive from each salad they served in first class? You’ll never guess. $40,000! Amazing, isn’t it? And if you translate that amount to today’s dollars – it would be a lot more! You want to know what […]

Don’t “Believe” In Chiropractic? That’s Okay. You Don’t Have To. Here’s Why…..

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For years, chiropractors have been treating back pain patients as well as, if not superior to, other health care professions. In fact, all of the guidelines published around the world have recommended manipulative care as an initial or first step for the treatment of low back pain and more recently, for neck pain. So why are […]