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Acupuncture Can Help You Get Pregnant…Naturally!

Many women are waiting to get pregnant into their 30’s or 40’s.  When they do try to conceive, they might be surprised when it is not as easy as they thought!   Stress, poor diet, smoking, drinking alcohol, being overweight/underweight, PCOS, thyroid conditions and changes in hormones can all make it more difficult to get pregnant.  Read More

Is cell phone use causing your neck, back or headache pain?

Neck, back or headache pain?  Do you use your cell phone a lot? We have answers for you! Step 1: Keeping your spine in a neutral position, without your head being forward and looking down, is important for keeping your spine healthy. Pay attention to your posture and raise your phone up to eye level to reduce slouching. Step Read More

Need a stronger back? Kettlebell swings can help.

The key to a pain-free spine is to train your back to withstand higher pressures than you usually experience on a day to day basis. This way you will be prepared if you happen to lift something heavy in your garage, are on your feet longer than usual or have to push a heavy cart Read More

ABC News Featured Our Treatments for Low Back Pain

Chiropractors Have known what works for low back pain for years… Now modern medicine and Good Morning America are starting to catch up! There was a recent article published in the medical journal, Lancet about what types of treatment actually work for low back pain and it was featured on Good Morning America this week.  Their #1 Read More

Tight Hip Flexors? Lean Forward When You Walk or Run?

The hip flexor muscle tends to be chronically shortened in most Americans.  Some blame excessive amounts of sitting.  I personally think that it’s due to our weak core muscles.  Something has to hold our midsection together and the hip flexor is all to happy to help! The problem with tight hip flexors is that the Read More

Silly Exercises That Don’t Work: The Sit Up

The mainstay for most fitness programs, the sit up is one of the most widely used exercises to strengthen the core.  Research over the last 10 or so years have shown that this exercise is not very effective at building core strength and is linked to increasing your risk of low back pain.  Still not Read More

Do You Run Like A Two Year Old? Advice from the Bloomingdale, IL Running Doctor

Small children seem to have built-in programming to walk and run.  Through a series of trial and error, toddlers are dashing around with perfect form without taking a class, watching a video or even reading the latest running book.  Let’s contrast that with what we would see if we had 20 random adults go for a Read More

Silly Stretches That Don’t Work: The Butterfly Stretch

Over the next few months, I am going to present a series of Silly Stretches and Silly Exercises that you will never catch me doing.  Some of them just plain old don’t work and others have a high injury risk to low benefit ratio.  For each Silly Stretch or Exercise, I’ll give you a much Read More

Do I breathe the “right” way?

The diaphragm is the largest muscle of your core.  If it has become lazy or you’ve had surgery or pregnancy that has affected it’s function, you’ll start to see other symptoms creep up like neck pain, shoulder pain, diastasis recti (split abs), urinary incontinence or even back pain.  Although all of these conditions are treatable Read More

Why is the core so important?

Almost all of my patients who present to my office with spinal pain, pelvic floor dysfunction or diastasis recti have a problem with their core.  This is because your core is much more than just your abdominal muscles, it describes the support system of the abdominal cavity and includes your diaphragm, abdominal muscles, back muscles Read More