Unlearning Bad Habits => Changing ‘engram’ and Muscle Memory

If you decide to take up golf without investing in a few lessons first (like former NBA All Star Charles Barkley did) you are bound to develop some bad habits. Once those bad habits get locked into muscle memory, do not expect a few training sessions to fix it! It is going to take time and repetition to undo the damage. Likewise if your spine develops poor alignment and resulting dysfunction from years of bad habits (like not being checked for subluxations on a regular Continue reading →

How Our Military Benefits From Chiropractic Care

Since the late 19th century, chiropractors have been performing chiropractic adjustments on American military personnel in order to help keep them in fighting form. In 1992, President George H. W. Bush authorized the Department of Defense to commission chiropractors and in 1999 the Chiropractic Health Care Demonstration Program found that chiropractic care would offer significant benefits to the military. Specifically, the results showed that: Chiropractic care demonstrated higher levels of patient satisfaction than traditional medical care There were superior outcomes for patients who received chiropractic Continue reading →

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 →