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Dr. Galante On How the Media Treats Low Back Pain [Video]

Learn Dr. Anthony Galante's Thoughts on What the Media Says About Treating Low Back Pain

Recently, I came across an article on low back pain in the Lifestyle section of AOL. It was titled, “10 secret reasons for your back pain" by Reader's Digest author Alyssa Jung.

I read this article with curiosity to see how the media's message compared to the truth about back pain. After all, articles like this have the potential to affect the thought processes of millions of people.

The fact is 80% of people will have disabling low back pain at some point in their lives. And roughly 33% of all adults are currently suffering from low back pain. Furthermore, with the current opioid crisis, low back pain is a hot topic, and the media knows this.

So, let's take a look at this article and see if its take on low back pain lines up with reality.

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Algonquin Chiropractic Center gets Re-Certified in DMEPOS [Press Release]

Dr. Galante Can Better Serve the Durable Medical Equipment Needs of Patients

Algonquin Chiropractic Center has recently been re-certified in DMEPOS (Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies) by BOC (Board of Certification/Accreditation).

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Recent News from a Chiropractor Near Me

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

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.

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

By Anthony Galante

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