Try 3 At-Home Exercises for Neck Pain Prevention

Regular exercise is second only to regular chiropractic and massage therapy in it’s effectiveness in preventing neck pain.  Try out these three at-home exercises designed to improve your posture, strengthen your core and shoulders to reduce pressure on your neck. To maintain your health, both for your heart and spine, experts agree that adults should be Read More

Chiropractic Adjustment for Neck Pain

Chiropractic adjustments to the neck, upper back and shoulders is one of the most effective treatment options for both acute and chronic neck pain.  Surprising to many, research shows that it can provide MORE pain relief than taking either over the counter pain medications like ibuprofen or even prescription muscle relaxers! The best thing about Read More

What’s Causing My Neck Pain? Bloomingdale Chiropractor

Neck pain can be caused by problems with your muscles, joints, discs and/or nerves.  Many patients arrive at my office frustrated with their primary care doctor, other chiropractor or orthopedist because they couldn’t tell them what was actually causing their pain.  It gets labeled “tight muscles,” “mechanical neck pain” or “pinched nerve.” Non-specific diagnoses produces Read More

Is Your Neck Healthy? Find Out With This At-Home Test!

One of the easiest tests you can do to see how your neck is doing is to evaluate your flexibility. Healthy necks (or cervical spine as us doctors say!) should have full and pain-free range of motion in all directions. In this week’s video, I will show you what normal flexibility looks like so you Read More

Shoveling Snow Shouldn’t Be A Pain In The Back!

Shoveling snow is not inherently dangerous.  It’s not the activity that breaks down your body — its the activity you were not prepared for that causes injury! The #1 thing you can do to prevent back, shoulder and neck injuries when clearing snow is to train your body to bend, lift, push and carry heavy Read More

Can Chiropractic Care Correct My Neck Problem?

Have you ever had a nagging neck pain that slowed you down and kept you from doing the things you love? You’re not alone. Millions of people every year suffer from neck and arm pain caused by a disc herniation. Sometimes the pain is caused by an injury, other times people just seem to wake Read More

Do you have Neck or Back Pain when working at the computer?

Without a doubt, the #1 position that causes neck and back pain for my patients is sitting at the computer for work.  Despite years of ergonomic education, fancy chairs and mouse pad cushions, it’s still a problem out there.  Part of the reason is that sitting still, in even the best of postures, for over 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

Upper Back and Shoulder Pain? Try this at home test and stretch!

Did you know that in any given month, 1 out of 4 adults suffers from neck, upper back or shoulder pain?  I’m guessing these statistics are going to be going up in the next few years as we collectively spend more time at the computer, doing tasks with our arms in front of our bodies Read More