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Medical Journals Confirm: Seeing a Chiropractor Beats Opioids and Back Surgery

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Seeing a chiropractor can help you avoid surgery and other invasive treatments.

Over 100 people a day die from opioid overdoses. One of the leading causes for opioid prescriptions is lower back pain, something a chiropractor can treat very well.  This is why medical journals and healthcare experts now recommend seeing a chiropractor first before you try other treatments.

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Congress Expands Veterans’ Ability to See a Chiropractor!

The ACA and Congress Agree—Every Veteran Deserves Access to a Chiropractor!

Great news! Last month, after hundreds of chiropractors met with congressional representatives in Washington, D.C., Congress passed a law expanding veteran access to seeing a chiropractor!

This landmark bill addresses longstanding issues with the VA’s ability to provide consistent levels of care across the country. It’s also a huge step in getting vets access to safe, drug-free treatments as the nation grapples with opioid abuse.

Let’s go deeper into how the ACA helped this happen, what the law does, and why and how veterans should consider chiropractic treatment.Read More

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

Learn How Peripheral Neuropathy Differs from Sciatica

Do you struggle with 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 underlying causes are sciatica and peripheral neuropathy.

Both conditions cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the legs and feet. They also both negatively affect your strength and balance, making you more likely to fall. Finally, 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.

Sciatica’s symptoms tend to include back pain, occur on one side of the body, and fluctuate with bodily position. Peripheral neuropathy’s symptoms tend to include leg pain but not back pain, occur on both sides, and remain constant regardless of body position.

Now, let’s look more closely at the differences in the symptoms and causes of neuropathic and sciatic pain and what you should do next.

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What Causes Low Back Pain and How Can Chiropractic Care Treat It?

Learn Where Low Back Pain Comes From and Why Chiropractic Should Be Your First Line of Treatment

If you’re like many Americans, you’re probably starting to experience pain in your lower back. In fact, 80% of people will have disabling low back pain at some point in their lives. Maybe you suffered an injury at work, maybe you’ve developed a painful spinal condition, or maybe you can’t pinpoint any specific cause at all. No matter what the case is, the end result is the same: you have low back pain and you want answers.

“Why do I have low back pain? How can I alleviate my back pain?” We hear this every day from patients at Algonquin Chiropractic Center, where we treat low back pain in Algonquin, IL. Let’s dive into those questions and talk about the prevalence, causes, and treatments for low back pain, including chiropractic care and low back surgery.

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Why and How Should I Get Custom Orthotics?

Custom Orthotics Relieve Pain and Improve Motion

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.

Custom orthotic shoe inserts are an effective tool to relieve pain and improve motion when treating conditions like sciatica, spinal stenosis, and low back pain. Read on to learn how custom orthotics help, and how Algonquin Chiropractic Center supplies you with orthotics designed for your specific foot shape and condition.

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