Chiropractic Care

Most Common Myths About Back Pain.

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Back Pain, Chiropractic Care | 0 comments

Most Common Myths About Back Pain:     Myth 1:  Back pain is just a part of aging.  Everyone that lives long enough will have back pain. Fact: Adding years to your life does not have to equal accepting the fact that your back will hurt.  While back pain is common constant back pain as you age is never normal.   While of coarse as we age we are more susceptible to certain diseases or conditions that increase our likely-hood of developing back pain, there are many steps that you can take, including chiropractic care to insure that your spine stays healthy as you age. Myth 2: The back pain isn’t that bad so nothing is wrong. Fact:  While pain can be an...

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Why We take X-rays

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Neck Pain | 0 comments

Why We Take X-rays. In our office X-rays are taken on the majority of patients.   While we do not take X-rays on all our patients, young children and pregnant women are obvious exceptions.  While some other conditions do not require X-rays when we do recommend them they can be an invaluable diagnostic tool.  On occasion, we will have patients question if they really need x-rays taken.   This is a very important question to answer because not all chiropractors actually take x-rays at their practice.   The X-rays that we take are a standard part of our neuro-structural evaluation.   These X-rays give us extremely important information about the structure, alignment...

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Chiropractic and Your Nervous System

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Chiropractic Care, disc herniation | 0 comments

Chiropractic and Your Nervous System   Our nervous system is without question one of our most important systems in our body. Virtually every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body is controlled and regulated by your nervous system.   Our nervous system works similar to a large electrical unit sending signals and information primarily from our brain to all our cells and tissues and also in reverse sending signals from our cells and tissues back to the brain.   While the nervous system is highly complex, here are four simple principles we know about the nervous system and how they relate to chiropractic.   Efferent Communications: Nerve impulses are sent...

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How Long and How Often Do I Have To Come?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, headaches, Neck Pain | 0 comments

How Long and How Often Do I Have to Come?   If you have ever tried to lose weight you know that one good workout or skipping a single will only get you so much results.   The same can be said about chiropractic treatment in the vast majority of cases.  Just as changes in diet and exercise chiropractic care often builds upon each visit and the best results are seen with repetition and discipline.  Making lasting changes to your spine the as well as the supporting muscles and other soft tissue require time as well as constant input to achieve. Often times pain is one of the later symptoms to show up in an individual.   In the majority of cases we see dysfunction,...

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The Difference Between Bulging and Herniated Discs.

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, disc herniation | 0 comments

The Difference Between Bulging and Herniated Discs Did you know that back pain causes more lost work and productivity than any other medical condition in the United States?  One of the most frequent reasons for back pain is discogenic meaning pain coming from your spinal disc.   Most discogenic pain is either a bulging disc or a herniated disc.  Today’s article is breaking down the differences between bulging and herniated disc. Anatomy First lets look at the anatomy of a spinal disc.   In our office I like to compare a spinal disc to a jelly doughnut.   The disc is not a perfect circle but approximate that shape and has an inner and outer layer.   The inner...

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Start The School Year Strong With Chiropractic.

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Chiropractic Care, chiropractic for kids, Chiropractor Woodstock | 0 comments

Start the school year off right with your Woodstock Chiropractor. Every year it seems to pass by in the blink of an eye and it’s that time again summer is over and its time for back to school.   Carrying heavy backpacks and getting injured while playing sporting activities can put children at an increased risk for spinal and musculoskeletal injuries.  Dr. Matthew Cleary, your Woodstock Chiropractor, can provide specific treatments for children to address the stresses that are put on children as they begin the school year. Woodstock Pediatric Chiropractic Care Benefits It is easier to keep a spine healthy than it is to correct an injured spine.  Chiropractic...

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