Cox® Technic Benefits Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is a common back pain diagnosis especially in older folks. The chiropractic technique OrthoIllinois Chiropractic uses is called Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction. It is shown to be more effective than other conservative therapies to reduce pain and disability. (1) Experience the relief for yourself at your next McHenry chiropractic visit!
Tight Hamstrings? Let’s Try a New Approach!
And that new approach isn’t exercise (though exercise is good!)! It’s an osteopathic approach called “doming of the diaphragm” which is effective in improving hamstring flexibility and spine mobility. (2) Amazing results! Tight hamstrings often accompany conditions like spondylolisthesis and back pain. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic successfully helps many McHenry patients with these conditions!
Sleep Quality and Healing – They’re Connected.
So how well do you sleep? Neck pain sufferers are less likely to improve if they sleep poorly. They find quicker pain relief and less disability. (3) So be sure to talk with us about your sleep. It’s an important part of your McHenry chiropractic care plan.
Weak gluteus muscles may influence low back pain as well as lower limb injuries. So how might you strengthen those glut muscles? With some simple exercises. How long does it take? Just 4 weeks of 3 non-consecutive days’ workouts. (4) Amazing what a little effort can do!
Have No Fear! Movement Can HELP You!
Researchers know that fear of injury will hold back pain patients back from moving, even from trying gentle movements like those in yoga. Getting those who have such fear to consider doing anything physical may be more difficult. (5) But motion is life and life is motion. Adding some gentle exercise to your McHenry chiropractic plan will help! (Trust OrthoIllinois Chiropractic when we suggest adding some gentle exercise to your treatment plan. It will help!)
What Do You Think?
It affects how you heal. Researchers’ data show that a person’s perception of how an illness like low back pain or neck pain affects their body also affects their healing. (6) So think positive. Trust that this McHenry chiropractic treatment plan will bring relief. See yourself doing what you want to do again.
Resistance Training Benefits Osteoporotic Women
In this interesting study of exercise for older osteoporotic women, research shows that high-intensity progressive resistance training for post-menopausal women with low bone mass is safe, effective and beneficial. The usual recommendation of moderate intensity exercise for this set of women due to a concern of fracture seems unfounded with this new approach which offers greater outcomes. (7) McHenry post-menopausual women may find great benefit!
Availability of Chiropractic Reduces Primary Care Visits
In a year-long study of Medicare’s 17.7 million older adults, it was found that there was an 8% lower number of visits to the primary care provider for neck and back pain in areas where chiropractic care is more readily available. (8) Wonderful! Your McHenry chiropractor is here to manage you McHenry neck pain and back pain whether you have Medicare or not!