Good Health Thru Chiropractic

Why and How Should I Get Custom Orthotics?

Custom Orthotics Relieve Pain and Improve Motion

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Custom orthotics are an effective tool for treating pain.

If you have neck, arm, leg, or back pain, you probably think treatment has to focus on those areas. However, those symptoms often stem from conditions caused partly by poor body and foot alignment. Your feet are your foundation, and a lack of proper arch support forces your body to shift its weight a certain way to compensate. This leads to problems further up the body. One way Algonquin Chiropractic Center addresses those problems at the root is with custom orthotics.

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How Do I Find a Licensed Chiropractor Near Me?

Learn to Find an Experienced Local Chiropractor and What to Expect in Your First and Second Visits

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When neck or back pain hits, how do I find a chiropractor near me?

You finally made the decision! You have been thinking about it. Your friends recommended it, and so did your co-worker, but your spouse is not a big fan of chiropractors so you’ve been waiting, hoping the pain and suffering will “just go away.” You’re tired of taking the medication, and you even tried an injection which did not help for very long. The ortho is talking surgery and you definitely want to avoid surgery. Now, YOU made the decision: You’re going to a chiropractor!

Now you have questions: “How do I find a good one? Does my insurance cover services? Do they take Medicare? Has the chiropractor treated my condition before? With what kind of success? What post-graduate training has the chiropractor had? Can the chiropractor get to the underlying cause of my condition? Has this chiropractor treated athletes in the past?”

Here’s a guide to answering those questions and finding a quality chiropractic professional in your area.

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Why Should I See a Chiropractor for a Sports Injury?

Suffering with a Sports Injury? Try a Chiropractor

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Is a chiropractor the right healthcare professional to treat a sports injury?

Whether it’s a concussion, a ligament sprain, or a rotator cuff injury, all athletes run the risk of injury during play. If you experience a sports injury, what kind of doctor should you see to get you back to your sport as quickly as possible? Ask top-performing athletes, and you might be surprised to learn that many of them choose to go to a chiropractor.

Many chiropractors, including Dr. Galante at Algonquin Chiropractic Center, are Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians (CCSP). This means that they’ve been trained to use their understanding of bio-mechanics and chiropractic procedures to treat sports injuries and support good physical and athletic health. When you have a sports injury, a chiropractor trained in sports medicine can help you recover faster and perform more efficiently.

Let’s go deeper into the topic of chiropractic care, sports injuries, and Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians.

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How Can I Tell if I Have Sciatica or Peripheral Neuropathy?

Learn How Peripheral Neuropathy Differs from Sciatica

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Is your pain caused by sciatica or peripheral neuropathy?

Are you satisfied with your health and quality of life? Or, on the contrary, do you struggle to get things done due to constant pain, fatigue, sleep deprivation, and other symptoms making it hard to get through each day? If you’re experiencing pain, numbness, tingling, and balance issues, two potential conditions that may be the underlying cause are sciatica and peripheral neuropathy.

These two conditions may be easy to confuse. Both sciatica and neuropathy cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the legs and feet; both conditions can negatively affect your strength and balance, making you more likely to fall; and both can have a negative impact on the quality of your life by limiting the activities you enjoy, disturbing your sleep, and forcing you to use potentially addictive medication.

Chiropractic is an excellent tool to treat both these conditions, even when numerous previous interventions have failed. Algonquin Chiropractic Center has treated thousands of patients for such complex and difficult conditions as chronic lower back pain, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, and peripheral neuropathy in Algonquin, IL and elsewhere in the Chicago area.

However, these are really two distinct conditions, and effective treatment requires us to first know which condition you have.

Let’s look at the differences in the symptoms and causes of neuropathic and sciatic pain and what you should do next.

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How Does Chiropractic Care Reduce Opioid Addictions?

Chiropractic Care Can Play a Key Role in Combatting the Nation’s Opioid Epidemic

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Addiction to opioids, a class of prescription medications used to treat pain, now qualifies as a “national public health emergency”. Who can help us get this epidemic under control? According to research, one group that may play a leading role is chiropractors. Chiropractic care reduces the use of opioids and can help combat this epidemic—here’s how.

Opioids Have Become a Leading Killer of Americans

President Trump recently declared the opioid epidemic a “national public health emergency,” and with good reason.

Drug overdose deaths increased over 20% in 2016—the biggest jump ever recorded. There were 64,000 recorded deaths attributed to accidental drug overdose that year. This makes drug overdose the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50.

More than two-thirds of all drug overdose deaths were from opioids, including both prescription opioids like oxycodone and illicit opioids like heroin. This means opioids are the main driver of the country’s drug overdose epidemic.

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