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This is something you can do to help improve access for our seniors who need it most. Presently medicare only covers chiropractic manipulation, but does not include prerequisite examinations and diagnostics that may be required before providing chiropractic care. In Illinois, chiropractic physicians are also trained and licenced to provide other services that include: physical therapy, nutritional counseling and conservative treatments for patients at risk for diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. If Medicare expanded its coverage of chiropractic services it would only improve the quality of care that we could provide our seniors and overall healthcare costs would be reduced.
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We all know that sitting at a keyboard, prolonged game playing and excessive tablet use lead to poor posture and tight muscles. Modern life requires excessive use of technologies, as much as we would like to unplug, devices have become a ubiquitous part of both our work and private lives.
It seems to the doctors that this problem is even more pronounced in our children and they express concern as to how this affects kids still developing and malleable bodies. As the schools in our area move to 1:1 tablet/laptop use, the image of the teen laying on their beds doing homework is replaced by the teen laying on their bed or curled on the couch with both their tablet and phone, texting and typing for hours after school each day.
All of us, adults and children alike can benefit from regular quick and easy stretching exercises to help strengthen and support the muscles damaged by excessive device use. The following playlist can be completed almost anywhere. It is a great habit to practice these stretches whenever you find yourself using technology for an hour or more.
For those who find themselves texting or gaming, the first three videos on this list can be a quick and easy refresher.
These stretches can be performed several times a day based upon need. If you find you are still having technology related aches and pain, please call our offices in Mount Prospect (847)222-9060 for evaluation.
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Our doctors regularly hold classes on a wide variety of health care topics at community meetings and corporate wellness programs. If you are interested in having us speak at your group of workplace, please let us know. Common topics include:
Call us at (847)222-9060 and ask for Tina to schedule your event.
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If you have never been to a chiropractor, this informative video by the American Chiropractic Association describes what your first appointment will be like.
If you have never been to a chiropractor, you will immediately notice that while we are interested in symptom relief for our patients, we are also concerned with treating the cause of your healthcare issues to ensure you do not have a recurrence of symptoms. We will work with you to help you achieve optimal health.
A visit with your chiropractor is different than with other physicians. Chiropractors focus on the neurological and musculoskeletal systems in the body, looking to eliminate the causes of pain with natural and drug free treatments. One of the main tenets of chiropractic is prevention. By addressing lifestyle issues with you the patient, chiropractors can initiate changes that will improve the quality of your life.
For more information about what chiropractic care looks like in action, you may want to read this article about continuing chiropractic care.
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