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Building a Treatment Plan

Are you curious as to how I shape and form your customized treatment plan? How many visits and how frequent should they be? This is where clinical experience and the “art” of chiropractic come into play. Your history of incidents and accidents, your condition as observed in the exam process, your age, your lifestyle, and many other factors are evaluated, recorded and compared. Each factor weighs in and plays a role in the recommendations we make for the first phase of your care. A plane Continue reading →

How Low Back Pain Sufferers Benefit From Chiropractic

Ever since the beginning of time, the lower back has been an anatomical weak point in humans. Rather than body weight being evenly distributed between both arms and legs, the entire upper torso is supported by the lower back, which rests on the pelvic girdle. Although the lower back muscles generally do a pretty good job, sudden twisting movements of the body can cause muscular strain and damage, leading to pain and incapacitation. Estimated to affect 4 in 5 people over the course of their Continue reading →

How Chiropractic Can Help Shoulder Instability Sufferers

Shoulder instability occurs when the shoulder joint is too loose and the ‘ball’ of the humerus (upper arm) can move around too much in the ‘socket’ of the scapula. In a healthy shoulder joint, the four tendons that make up the rotator cuff hold the scapula and humerus in place, together with three sets of ligaments. These usually prevent too much movement at the shoulder; however, damage to these structures can lead to looseness and instability. Medically speaking, a distinction is made between cases of Continue reading →

How Chiropractic Can Help Those That Suffer From Peripheral Neuropathy

Damage to any part of the peripheral nervous system can interfere with the messages being sent from the body to the brain and spinal cord, causing a host of unpleasant symptoms such as pain, tingling, numbness and weakness in the affected area. Whether it’s damage to a single nerve (as in carpal tunnel syndrome) or an entire nerve group, peripheral neuropathy can cause serious problems. Peripheral neuropathy has a range of causes. One of the most common is diabetes; continuous high levels of blood sugar Continue reading →

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Cinco de Mayo – a Community-Wide Celebration When: May 5th 2014, 5:00 to 9:00 pm Where: Pla Mor ballroom Free to everyone; family fun, hourly piñatas, local vendors, authentic foods, and a sombrero contest.  (Booth space and sponsorships available; call Tiffany 864-3650)  Sponsored by Anderson’ State Farm Insurance, Glencoe Family Chiropractic, and Jungclaus Parts City.

GFC Wins awards at the Chiropractic Conference, April 2014

Following are the awards we came home with after our chiropractic conference in Denver on April 4th, 2014: The Platinum Achievement Award:    For quality achievement and service within the community, for our patients, and for the chiropractic profession.  The Eagle Award:    Going the Second Mile for their Fellow Chiropractor by their willingness to share their good experience.  The Top of the World Award:  Awarded by peers in the profession of chiropractic to a Doctor that is utilizing all opportunities and succeeding to improve themselves, their Continue reading →

How to Avoid Neck and Shoulder Pain While Using an iPad / Tablet

It is estimated that up to 300 million tablet computers such as the iPad may be sold by 2015, which seems entirely possible, given their ubiquitous appearance on trains, in cafes, and even at the supermarket. It has already been shown that frequent texting on your mobile phone can cause problems with neck pain, but those who use their tablet for everything from surfing the internet to watching full-length movies may be in for even more pain. Commonly referred to as “iPad neck,” increasing numbers Continue reading →

9 Warm-Up Tips for Runners Your Chiropractor Will Agree With

Although a thorough warm-up may add time to your workout, it is an important part of your routine and should not be skipped or skimped upon. Runners who do not adequately warm up prior to training are at greater risk of injury and poor performance. Ann Alayanak, a coach from the University of Dayton who earned seventh place at the U. S. Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials in 2008 says, “A proper warm-up increases heart rate, breathing rate, and blood flow to the muscles. It prepares Continue reading →

Why Whiplash Sufferers Should Choose Chiropractic First

Whiplash associated disorders (WAD) are common injuries of the neck caused by a rapid distortion of the cervical vertebrae. Such distortion occurs when the head undergoes a sudden stop while moving at speed, jarring the muscles and ligaments of the neck, which move forwards and backwards quickly. Whiplash is most typically associated with motor vehicle accidents but may also occur in sporting events (the often brutal stop tackles in football spring to mind) and falls from bicycles, chairs and horses. The adult human head weighs Continue reading →