Chiropractor for Algonquin and Lake in the Hills

Conservative Chiropractic Care or Back Surgery: How You Decide to Treat Back Pain

Back pain? What treatment do you want? We can see from the graph below that what provider you initially choose will have a MAJOR impact on what form of treatment you receive.

(Read how Margaret avoided back surgery below!)

Conservative Chiropractic Care or Back Surgery by Algonquin Chiropractic Center

Many non-chiropractic health care professionals recognize the value of chiropractic back pain treatment. In the Journal of the American Medical Association article published in 2013, the authors suggested chiropractic for low-back pain. Surgery was mentioned as an option only if all else fails.

In another highly respected medical journal, manual manipulation (chiropractic) was shown to beat medication for short-term relief of chronic back pain. With prescription pain drug abuse now classified as an “epidemic” in the United States and the number of spinal fusions soaring 500 percent over the last decade, the essential services provided by doctors of chiropractic (DCs) are more critical than ever.

Doesn’t back pain simply disappear by itself?
Researchers used to believe that back pain would heal on its own. But although back pain may disappear temporarily, it is relatively likely to return. It has been demonstrated that more than 33 percent of people who experience low-back pain find that it lasts longer than 30 days. With recurrence rates as high as 94% proper management of back pain is essential.

What separates our clinic from others?
Numerous reasons, but the Cox Technique is one of the main reasons. This specialized table allows me to painlessly decompress the disc (creating a negative pressure on the disc) and give the nerve 28% more room. Decompressing the disc and relieving pressure on spinal nerves is why this technique is so effective treating difficult back conditions like sciatica, stenosis and disc herniation.

For example, “Margaret” was told by 2 different surgeons that she would need immediate surgery or suffer “permanent nerve damage” or would “be paralyzed.” Well, after treatment on the Cox table she never had surgery and is back to her normal lifestyle which includes working, exercising, walking the dog, traveling, etc… No permanent nerve damage and no paralysis.

Margaret chose a chiropractor as her first choice of provider, she didn’t know it but she only had a 1.5% chance of having surgery. With a case like hers, seeing a surgeon first and hearing the lies about “paralysis and nerve damage” might scare anyone into surgery.


Anthony R. Galante DC CCSP
2210 Huntington Dr. N.
Algonquin, Il. 60102

Chiropractors and the Prevention of Youth Sports Concussion Injuries

Doctor Anthony Galante prevents youth sports concussions in Algonquin, IL

Sports Concussion Treatment and Prevention by Algonquin Chiropractic CenterWith the shortage of nurses and the proper training staff in school districts around the United States, many sports-related concussions (SRC) are either going untreated or the players are being sent back out onto the field or court much too soon after the injury. The fact that schools cannot afford to employ more medical personnel makes it impossible for them to properly diagnose concussions, leading to the possibility of further injury. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) made a call to action among its providers to become more involved in the world of youth sports to help prevent and treat concussions.

Changing Laws

In 2013, Ohio added an amendment to its state budget bill allowing chiropractors to make a decision about players with concussions returning to active status without consulting a physician. With the shrinking budgets of school districts, school officials are happy to have medical professionals that are willing to help with any aspect of sports, so they are welcoming the assistance of chiropractors in the role of treating athletes.

Chiropractors are also important participants in the recovery process for some athletes when they have lingering symptoms from concussions. In order for a chiropractor to properly treat a young athlete, he or she must be educated about SRC and the guidelines for releasing a player back onto the field, court, or ice. To treat headaches and neck pain, the chiropractor can do cervical and thoracic adjustments over a few visits.

Educating Youth and Parents

Directly treating patients is not the only way chiropractors are becoming involved in youth sports. One of the most important ways that chiropractors can help in the field of youth sports is by volunteering to go into schools and educate players, parents, and coaches on the signs and symptoms of a concussion. Many kids believe that they should just play through the pain and never get it treated, but this could lead to a secondary concussion, which could lead to permanent memory loss and other issues. Chiropractic professionals can also help to put emergency action plans in place for each sporting event.

With their medical training and knowledge of the human body, it seems perfectly relevant to allow chiropractors to become fully involved in the world of treating concussions, educating students and parents, and helping school districts have the proper emergency action plans in place. The ACA continues to push for more active involvement from chiropractors in youth sports to help reduce the amount of concussions to work toward the common goal of eliminating sports-related injuries and death.

Health Benefits of Massage Therapy in Algonquin

If you get Massage Therapy in Algonquin, you will be happy with your results!

There are numerous health benefits of massage that you may not be acquainted with. Most people think that you get a massage just to pamper yourself. This is positively not true. Yes, you can pamper yourself; nevertheless, most people have a motive why they decide to get a massage.

Health Benefits of Massage Therapy by Algonquin Chiropractic CenterIf you have back pain, sciatica, herniated discs or arthritis you can ease your pain with one of the numerous massage techniques that the licensed and insured massage therapists at Algonquin Chiropractic Center have been perfecting for years. They are very well trained for numerous different conditions.

Algonquin Massage and Chiropractic can be very effective for numerous conditions when used together. The specific Chiropractic and Rehabilitation techniques used will be dependent on your condition and what stage of healing you are in.

Massage therapy works to ease the tension in your muscles; contracted and tense muscles are a source of pain and can pull your spinal bones out of place. This is the foundation of many conditions treated at Algonquin Chiropractic Center.  A Massage in Algonquin may be able to stop and prevent your discomfort!

Health issues that Massage and Chiropractic can potentially help are anxiety, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, insomnia due to stress, headaches, soft tissue strains, soft tissue injuries, sports injuries, herniated discs, sciatica, stenosis, whiplash and work injuries just to name a few.

What a lot of people don’t realize is that you can receive a massage on more than just your back. You are able to get a massage for your shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, knees and feet and ankles!

With every massage session, the massage therapist will be able to assist you in decreasing your pain and improving the quality of your life!

Schedule a consultation and Algonquin Chiropractic Center will put together a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan for your Massage Therapy in Algonquin. We put you on a path to health!

By Anthony Galante

Orthotics in Algonquin and the Biomechanics Behind

Did You Know…

Orthotics and Biomechanics at Algonquin Chiropractic CenterThe Journal of Biomechanics reports forces as high as 5 G on the lower leg during walking. That translates into an impact force of 5 times your body weight! A 200 lb person can expect to put 1000 lbs of force through their lower extremity with every step! Those forces translate all the way up to the base of the skull where researchers have measured forces of .5 G. This translates into 100 lbs of force going through the skull with every step! Running increases these forces triple-fold! That same 200 lb person can have impact forces as high as 3000 lbs in their lower extremity while running!

Dr. Galante is a Chiropractor who Specializes in Orthotics in Algonquin!

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?

Running is the most common activity in all sports. Few people realize the impact your lower body takes while running. This increase stress over time can lead to overuse injuries. How can you minimize your risk for injury?

1. Maintain ideal body weight to decrease impact forces through your lower extremity and spine.

2. Avoid the new “minimalist” shoes. They offer little support and a recent study at Brigham Young University found over 50% of experienced runners using minimalist shoes had MRI signs of foot injury.

3. Do use a good pair of running shoes and replace them often, a good rule of thumb is every 300-400 miles.

4. For non-runners a good shoe with a thick sole providing adequate support is preferable to slip on shoes with poor support.

5. Custom made Orthotics in Algonquin, specifically designed for your foot, offer the most comprehensive support to correct biomechanical abnormalities and provide shock absorption.

6. If you are just starting to run, start with a run/walk on a soft track or grass. Slowly increase your time of running and decrease walking.

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. Dr. Galante is a Chiropractor in Illinois who provides Orthotics in Algonquin.

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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