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Avoid Surgery – Choose Chiropractic Care

Avoid Surgery – Choose Chiropractic Care

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  chiropractic care with a Doctor of Chiropractic results in a surgical rate of 1.5%!

According to the Mayo Clinic, “back surgery is needed in only a small percentage of cases.”

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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 Choose Chiropractic Care by Algonquin Chiropractic Centersurgery 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 care maintains spinal mobility, decreases pressure on sensitive discs 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 has powerful programs that will teach you the specific steps that will help you to become and stay healthier. If you are interested in learning more about chiropractic care in Algonquin, IL, we are here to help!

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

Sports Medicine in Algonquin

Sports Medicine in Algonquin

Past and present professional athletes utilize chiropractic care to stay in top form. Some athletes have referred to chiropractic as there “secret weapon.” Athletes like Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Mike Madano, Andy Roddick, Tom Brady and Steve Young! 95%of NFL football teams utilize chiropractic as well as many NBA, NHL, and MLB teams. Chiropractors have been part of the Official U.S. Olympic team since 1988!

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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. If you would like to learn more about sports medicine in Algonquin, call us today! So what are the implications?

Sports Medicine in Algonquin by Algonquin Chiropractic CenterPrior to Superbowl XXIV chiropractic received world wide attention when 90 million viewers watched Joe Montana receive a chiropractic adjustment before the big game! Jerry Rice (who is now a spokesman for chiropractic), Roger Craig and 35 other 49er football players received chiropractic adjustments prior to beating the Denver Broncos 55-10, in the most lopsided victory in Superbowl history. The 49ers credited Chiropractic as being their “secret weapon.”

“I definitely try to get on a basis where I use Chiropractic at least twice a week. I would definitely say that it helps me to perform at a higher level.”
-Emmit Smith, Dallas Cowboys

My shooting has improved because of Chiropractic. I feel more balanced and have more coordination and control. Since I have been under Chiropractic care I have improved by leaps and bounds.”
-Gerald Wilkens, New York Knicks

And Chicago’s very own Jonathon Toews used the same Doctor of Chiropractic Sydney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penquins used to recover from symptoms related to his concussion.

Chiropractic care helps the body recover faster from injuries, perform more efficiently, improves biomechanics and the body functions in a more co-ordinated manner. The bottom line – chiropractic can improve performance, giving the athlete a competitive edge.

If chiropractic can help professional athletes, who are in peak condition, perform at a higher level, just think what it can do for you and your family. Call us to learn more about sports medicine in Algonquin.

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.

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

How Much Damage Can Soda Pop Really Do?

By Anthony Galante

Did You Know…

Everyone knows pop has tremendous amounts of sugar and artificial sweetners in it. But how much damage can it really do?
In April of last year, researchers published a study in the journal, Circulation, that showed pop drinkers have a full 20% increase in cardiovascular disease.

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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?

It is estimated that Americans drink 57 gallons of pop per person per year!

One can of pop contains an estimated 10 teaspoons of sugar!

One can of pop per day can add as much as 15 pounds to your weight in a single year!

It is a proven fact that sugar increases your insulin levels, which can lead to not only weight gain, but also high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, premature aging and many more negative side effects.

It is easy to see decreasing or eliminating pop from your diet is one of the major ways to improve your health and prevent chronic disease.

What are some alternatives?

1. Filtered water – try adding a twist of lemon, lime and/or orange to it.How Much Damage Can Soda Pop Really Do? by Algonquin Chiropractic Center

2. Herbal teas – You can add a touch of honey, stevia or xylitol for a natural sweetner. A lot less sugar and plenty of health promoting antioxidants.

3. If you need that fizz, try seltzer water.

4. Sun Tea – Add filtered water to a large clear glass container. Put 3-6 tea bags in and close the top. Leave this in the sun for a full day, add lemon or other friuts as desired.

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 Algonquin nutrition 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.

Backpack Misuse Leads to Back Pain in Children

By Anthony Galante

Did you know that backpack misuse can lead to back issues in children?

According to an article released by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), back pain is becoming a much bigger problem in the U.S. Back pain has been an issue with adults for many years, but more recently, doctors are finding that children are now starting to suffer from back pain as well.

Backpack Misuse Leads to Back Pain in Children by Algonquin Chiropractic Center

Doctors have reported complaints from young children about back, neck, and shoulder pain. Nearly all of these children carry back packs to school. Chiropractic care can help if your child is experiencing these types of pain.

Algonquin chiropractor, Anthony Galante, is a licensed Chiropractic Physician and a licensed Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. He is also a member of the ACA and has experience dealing with issues such as this.

The ACA lists a number of things that can be done to help prevent the unnecessary pain that can be caused from the use of a backpack.

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• Make sure the backpack weighs no more than 5 to 10 percent of his or her body weight. A heavier backpack will cause your child to bend forward in an attempt to support the weight on his or her back, rather than on the shoulders, by the straps.
• The backpack should never hang more than four inches below the waistline. A backpack that hangs too low increases the weight on the shoulders, causing your child to lean forward when walking.
• A backpack with individualized compartments helps in positioning the contents most effectively. Make sure that pointy or bulky objects are packed away from the area that will rest on your child’s back.
• Bigger is not necessarily better. The more room there is in a backpack, the more your child will carry-and the heavier the backpack will be.
• Wear both shoulder straps. Lugging the backpack around by one strap can cause the disproportionate shift of weight to one side, leading to neck and muscle spasms, as well as low-back pain.
• Wide, padded straps are very important. Non-padded straps are uncomfortable, and can dig into the shoulders.
• The shoulder straps should be adjustable so the backpack can be fitted to your child’s body. Straps that are too loose can cause the backpack to dangle uncomfortably and cause spinal misalignment and pain.
• If the backpack is still too heavy, talk to your child’s teacher. Ask if your child could leave the heaviest books at school, and bring home only lighter hand-out materials or workbooks.

 

Holiday Survival in Algonquin Illinois

By Anthony Galante

The holidays seem to come earlier and earlier every year — and along with them, the stresses and strains of frenzied holiday shopping. Take a stroll through your local mall, and you’ll already see symbols of the approaching holiday season. As your muscles tense with each passing day, ask yourself, “Are you ready for the holiday shopping challenge?”
Since the added demands of this season can stress the capacity of our bodies, we need to do everything we can to help ourselves. Eat right, drink plenty of water, stretch, exercise and take a few minutes to slow down and reflect on what the season is all about.

Holiday Shopping Tips

Consider the following tips to help keep you and your loved ones healthy, happy and safe this season.
• Stay hydrated! Drink eight to ten 8-ounce glasses of water a day.
• Be sure to stretch before and after a long day of shopping.
• Wear shoes with plenty of cushioning in the soles.
• Leave your purse at home.
• If you start to feel some pain, nip it in the bud. Apply an ice bag to the affected area for 20 minutes, then take it off for a couple of hours. Repeat a couple of times each day over the next day or two.

Holiday Survival Guide by Algonquin Chiropractic Center

 

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