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The Value of McHenry Healthy Living

Healthy living. How do you envision that? Do you embrace it? What are healthy living behaviors? OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is all for healthy living. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic sees chiropractic care as a healthy behavior! McHenry chiropractic patients can believe their McHenry chiropractor to be an escort to the healthy lifestyle behaviors that can not only help them deal with exisiting spine pain issues but also avent future bouts of spine pain, neck pain, and back pain, and other health issues that are best prevented.


What are some healthy behaviors? A good diet. Exercise. Not smoking. Low/No alcohol intake. Those make sense, do they not? A recent study proved that men who abided by more of these healthy choices had decreased possibility of long lasting low back pain and women for neck pain. (1) Eating fruit and vegetables is an additional positive healthy behavior. This plus the other behaviors are shown to reduce the possibility of developing long term disturbing low back pain in women and even potentially better the prognosis of low back pain relief. (2) Participating in a community based musculoskeletal physiotherapy program enhances the health-related quality of life for patients. (3) Using a lumbar support belt increases postural control when standing on unstable ground.  This may be notably helpful for patients with non-specific low back pain as they are prone to be more unsteady. (4) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic works with our McHenry back pain patients on their balance and proprioception to help improve their steadiness.


Choice of care for health care issues encourages more healthy behaviors. When patients are able to choose their provider for back pain or neck pain relief (in one study: physical therapy care), costs were less than if they sought care from their medical doctor first and were referred. Direct access makes a difference in costs and outcomes. (5) A study of women and their choices of providers for back pain relief shows that their knowledge of the doctor’s treatment, social network endorsements, geographical proximity, and credentials of the doctor motivated their choice. (6)

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Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment today. It is your choice to discover the way to a healthy life and pain relief when necessary.

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