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Dr. Galante VS. Spine Surgery

Did You Know…

Your first choice of doctor will determine what 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.”  Surgery by Lake in the Hills Chiropractor by Algonquin Chiropractic Center

Dr. Galante, a Lake in the Hills chiropractor 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 Dr. Galante, a Lake in the Hills chiropractor, 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.
Algonquin Chiropractic Center
2210 Huntington Drive North
Algonquin, IL 60102
(847) 854-2000
www.algchiro.com

Proof – Men Have Harder Heads! Sports Medicine in Algonquin

Proof – Men Have Harder Heads!

By: Anthony Galante

According to the April edition of Radiology: Women may have a tougher time recovering their memory after concussions.

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?

Scientists don’t know why the brains of women seem to respond to these brain injuries differently from those of men. But experts think it might have something to do with differences in male and female brains, or the way in which men and women are injured when their heads hit something.

Whatever the case, “you cannot treat women like you treat men,” said neuropsychologist Dave Ellemberg, an associate professor who studies brain injuries at the Proof by Algonquin Chiropractic CenterUniversity of Montreal.

Concussions have gotten tremendous attention in recent years in the world of sports, and some research has shown that female athletes suffer concussions at a higher rate than male athletes playing similar sports, the researchers noted.

In the first round of scans, the Taiwanese researchers found that the sections of the brain devoted to “working memory (short-term memory)” were more active in brain-injured men and less active in

Risk factors for recovery include a history of multiple concussions, anxiety, ADHD and migraine headache.

The biggest risk factor is usually DAD! Dads send kids back too early because “they are fine” and “I played after I had my bell rung.” If you are a dad, stop it, times Proof1 by Algonquin Chiropractic Centerare different and you could be causing your child more problems.

 

 

 

After a concussion, physical and mental rest is the recommended treatment, do not give OTC anti-inflammatories in the first 72 hours, seek immediate medical treatment with loss of conciousness, vomiting, worsening of symptoms, symptoms that are not improving, seizure and for children under 2 years of age, any scalp swelling or abnormality in the way they usually behave.

Magnesium and Fish Oils may be helpful.

Return to play is based on activity tolerance, this should be done with the guidance of a healthcare practitioner. A general rule is 7-10 days of rest with slowly increasing activity levels without returning symptoms.

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Seek medical attention if you have questions.

And, WHEN IN DOUBT KEEP THEM OUT!

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 Dr. Galante 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 and learn about sports medicine in Algonquin.

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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