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Algonquin Chiropractic Center is Committed to Helping You

We Are Committed To Keeping You Informed at Algonquin Chiropractic CenterDid You Know…

  • More than 3 million Americans are injured by a whiplash injury every year.
  • About 10% of those injured become permanently disabled.
  • Minor” neck injuries account for up to 60% of all permanent impairment claims.
  • Nearly half of all chronic neck pain in America is due to car crashes
  • About 9% of all Americans suffer from chronic neck pain due to rear impact collisions.

Dr. Galante is Committed to Helping You!
We are sharing this information with you to keep you informed, improve your health and well-being and help you understand critical health care information and how it impacts your health and your wallet. So what are the implications?

Injuries from motor vehicle crashes can be extremely painful and can become chronic (lasting more than 3 months). Millions of people are injured every year and thousands become temporarily or permanently disabled as well as thousands of lost days from work. What should I do after an accident?

1. Go to a doctor or to the emergency department right after the police have arrived and finished their investigation of the auto accident, even if you feel that your injuries are slight or non-existent. Why? Frequently, people do not feel pain immediately after an automobile wreck, though they are stiff and in pain the next day. Pain sometimes takes several days or even weeks before the pain appears. A doctor will be able to document your injuries and help you get the treatment that you need.

2. Use ice packs or cold compresses to control pain and inflammation.

3. Stay active within your pain tolerance, avoid prolonged periods of driving or sitting. Walking, treadmill and stationary bike are great ways in increase blood flow and avoid atrophy while not aggravating the injury.

4. Topical analgesics can be helpful.

5. Targeted anti-inflammatory diet and nutrition can help control inflammation and pain.

6. Manipulation and soft tissue techniques are often necessary to heal damaged soft tissue and restore proper joint function.

Remember health is a journey and not a destination. What you do in the practice of health care will go miles and pay dividends over time.

If you still feel that you are struggling in creating a healthy living plan, you will be thrilled to know that Algonquin Chiropractic Center has powerful programs that will teach you the specific steps that will help you to become and stay healthier.

Call for your consultation 847-854-2000.

Mention this article and receive $25 off your initial visit.

Our Mission – To educate and inform patients so you can make educated decisions to improve your health.

By Anthony Galante

Algonquin Chiropractic Center is Committed to Keeping You Informed

Did You Know…
We Are Committed to Keeping You Informed at Algonquin Chiropractic CenterEach year over 45 million Americans suffer chronic headaches. Pediatric headaches increased from 14% to 50% from 1972 to 1991. Headache sufferers spend over $2 billion on over-the-counter medications. Statistics shows 48% of women and 38% of men have tension headaches. Tension headaches are usually chronic and much more common than migraines, but usually not as severe.

Algonquin Chiropractic Center is Committed to Keeping You Informed!
We are sharing this information with you to keep you informed, improve your health and well-being and help you understand critical health care information and how it impacts your health and your wallet. So what are the implications?

Tension headaches are characterized by a dull, aching, tightness at the base of the head that can radiate up the back of the head to the forehead.

The headaches are worse with stress and usually worse at the end of the day.

Poor posture, sitting, computer work and looking up can all cause or exacerbate a headache.

Over-the-counter medications (ibuprofen/naproxan) are commonly used for headaches but taking these as little as 3 times per week has been shown to cause “rebound headaches” (headaches due to the medication), as well as a host of other side effects. So what can you do?

1. Avoid Stress – Manage stress may be a better term as it is very difficult to avoid stress.

2. Eat frequent small meals to balance blood sugar, have a regular sleep schedule and exercise regularly.

3. Avoid prolonged periods of sitting – if you are stuck at the computer develop a short 1-2 minute routine to periodically stretch your neck and shoulders.

4. Posture – Improving your posture with a proven stretching and strengthening program will decrease stress on your neck and shoulders.

5. Chiropractic treatment is an excellent treatment for tension headaches which can be complimented by massage, rehab, nutrition and diet.

Remember health is a journey and not a destination. What you do in the practice of health care will go miles and pay dividends over time.

If you still feel that you are struggling in creating a healthy living plan, you will be thrilled to know that Algonquin Chiropractic Center has powerful programs that will teach you the specific steps that will help you to become and stay healthier.

Call for your consultation 847-854-2000.

Mention this article and receive $25 off your initial visit.

Our Mission – To educate and inform patients so you can make educated decisions to improve your health.

By Anthony Galante

Chiropractic Care from an Algonquin Chiropractor as an Alternative to Surgery

Did You Know…

Your first choice of doctor will determine Back Pain by Algonquin Chiropractic Centerwhat type of treatment you receive. The prestigious Spine Journal reports initiating care with an orthopedic or neurologic surgeon for low back pain results in surgery rate of 42.7% while initiating care with a Doctor of Chiropractic results in a surgical rate of 1.5%!  And According to the Mayo Clinic “back surgery is needed in only a small percentage of cases.”                                                                                       

 

Algonquin Chiropracitc Center is Committed to Helping You!

We are sharing this information with you to keep you informed, improve your health and well-being and help you understand critical health care information and how it impacts your health and your wallet. So what are the implications?

Back pain is epidemic. Back surgery rates have skyrocketed since the 1990’s. Why? Listen to what a prominent researcher says, “there is little evidence spinal surgery is associated with improved outcomes.”

With new surgical techniques and an increase in surgeons, surgery is being recommended and performed at an alarming rate. Surgery comes with numerous potential complications, a significant recovery time and a significant cost. And considering failed back surgery rates approach 40-60% your best bet is to avoid surgery. How?

Here are some tips:

1. Diet and Nutrition – Follow an “anti-inflammatory” diet and maintaining a healthy body weight.

2.Exercise – Low impact aerobic cardio and core strengthening exercises.

3.Sleep – You spend a third of your life asleep, make sure you have a good mattress.

4.Lifestyle modification – Prolonged periods of sitting, smoking, obesity, heavy lifting and sedentary lifestyle have all been implicated in lower back pain.

5. Spinal Health – Regular chiropractic visits maintain spinal mobility, decrease pressure on sensitive disc and nerve tissue and improves your immunity.


Remember health is a journey and not a destination. What you do in the practice of health care will go miles and pay dividends over time.


If you still feel that you are struggling in creating a healthy living plan, you will be thrilled to know that Algonquin Chiropractic Center has powerful programs that will teach you the specific steps that will help you to become and stay healthier.

 Call 847-854-2000 for your consultation about chiropractic care from an Algonquin chiropractor.
Mention this article and receive $25 off your initial visit.Our Mission – To educate and inform patients so you can make educated decisions to improve your health.

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