Knee Pain

The iliotibial band is a thickening of tissue which is located on the lateral side of the thigh. It runs from the ileum (a bone of the pelvis) to the tibia (a bone of the lower leg). The job of the iliotibial band is to stabilize the knee during physical activities. Iliotibial band syndrome is one of the most common …

Stretches to Improve Poor Posture

2)     Chest stretch: stand straight with your legs shoulder width apart and your head straight ahead. Reach your hands behind your back and interlock your fingers. Pull back your shoulders and raise your clasped hands away from your back until you feel the stretch in your chest. Hold this position for 30 seconds and then return to neutral. Repeat two …

Chicago Sciatica Treatment

Sciatica is a condition that is characterized by pain in the low back or buttock region that travels down into one or both of the legs. The pain intensity and frequency can vary in patients suffering from sciatica. Pain is often described as sharp, electric shocks. Burning, numbness and tingling sensations are also often associated with sciatica. Sciatica is caused …

Proper Ergonomics for Your Workplace

Many people spend eight or more hours sitting at a desk and looking at a computer. Improper desk space setup can lead to many issues including neck sprain, Your desk should allow you to place your computer monitor directly in front of you, at least 20 inches away. Also, the monitor should be placed so that the top of the …

Shoulder Injury Treatment in Chicago

Shoulder injuries come in a variety of forms which range from mild to very severe in nature. In order to properly diagnose a shoulder injury, a detailed history, physical examination, and possible imaging is necessary. Chiropractors can conservatively treat many shoulder injuries and prevent the necessity for more invasive treatments. A majority of shoulder injuries involve the rotator cuff which …

Whiplash

Whiplash is defined as any injury to the neck which occurs due to a sudden movement of the head. It can occur in a car accident, sports injury, work injury, etc. Symptoms of whiplash can take years to develop and research shows that 45% of whiplash sufferers still have symptoms two years later. The most common initial symptom of whiplash …

Shoulder Stretches

Many people are required to sit at a desk and look at a computer all day long for their job. This leaves them feeling sore, stiff, and achy all over and oftentimes, suffering from back and neck pain.  Below are some exercises which help to relax those tight muscles, prevent repetitive strain injuries, improve circulation and relieve tension. By regularly …

Relief from Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are extremely common and are believed to affect approximately 78% of the general population. Pain associated with tension headaches is due to tightness of the muscles of the neck and scalp. This pain often starts at the back of the head and moves forward and is often described as “a tight band across your head.” The most common …

Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Adjustment

Prenatal chiropractic adjustment is an excellent therapeutic option for women suffering from pain during pregnancy. Roughly half of all pregnant woman report suffering from low back pain at some point during their pregnancy. Doctors agree that pregnancy related low back pain is caused by a condition known as sacroiliac joint dysfunction. The sacroiliac joint is formed by the sacrum (tailbone) …

Warm-Up and Cool Down Exercises for Runners

The arrival of Spring is always a welcomed time in Chicago and an opportunity for many of us to return to our favorite outdoor activities, like running. By implementing a proper stretching and warm-up routine to your running schedule, you can dramatically reduce the probability. These 5-10 minute warm-up and cool-down exercises will help you minimize stress throughout your workout …