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In the US, patients spend a little over $240 billion on musculoskeletal conditions -- due largely to the fact that over 80% of American adults will experience back pain.

Below are a few tips that will help you shorten your recovery time if you experience the unfortunate event of a back injury.

1.) Keep Good Posture

When you get a back injury it can be tempting to put yourself in a position that gives you any sort of level of comfort. But it's important when you experience a back injury to keep good posture, stand up with your feet underneath your hips, and keep your back and neck straight. Incorporate a stretch routine in your mornings and evenings to help reduce strain and tightness.

2.) Manage Pain / Restore Mobility

It's important in your recovery to try to regain your mobility while at the same time keep your pain at manageable levels. Chiropractic care is a great way to manage your pain the drug-free way!

3.) Work on Your Endurance

As you begin to heal, start to push yourself harder and make your workouts more rigorous. Maintain perfect mechanics in your workouts, and, above, maintain good posture.

By incorporating the principles listed above you'll give yourself a good shot at a speedy, full recovery. If you experience back pain that persists even in the face of following these simple steps, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.

At Barton Chiropractic Clinic we specialize in helping our patients live happy and healthy lives through providing concentrated, comprehensive chiropractic care. A big part of what we do is educate our diverse patient base about the ways that they can enhance their spine health and their overall health.

Below are a few ways that you can make your spine health a true priority in your life.

1.) Think About Your Posture

Poor posture can put a lot of stress on your body. When you slouch or sit in other awkward positions, you can decrease your overall flexibility and mobility. Focus on keeping good posture by keeping your spine neutral and maintaining its natural curves.

2.) Lift Properly

When you're at work or at home, it's important to lift properly, which means with your legs. If you're carrying a box or heavy object, hold it close to your body, so that you don't put so much strain on your back.

3.) Stay Active

By staying active you are enhancing your overall health on a daily basis. Exercise is actually one of the best things you can do for your body. Exercise helps keep your spine flexible and helps maintain its strength, too!

4.) Get Your Adjustments at Barton Chiropractic Clinic

Making sure that you stay on top of your spine health is a huge must this year. Seeing a chiropractor near you will help you avoid injuries and help you maintain your spine health as well, not to mention provide a host of additional benefits. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation and make spine health a priority today.

Today Barton Chiropractic Clinic would like to speak from the heart -- your heart! Did you know that 1 in 3 people live with some form or another of cardiovascular disease? It's actually the leading cause of death in men in America. It's now more important than ever to pay attention to what is going on with your heart. It's important to know what risks there are and what you can do to curb cardiovascular disease in your life.

Read on for 3 ways to help prevent heart disease.

1.) Exercise

When you exercise regularly you're giving your heart a great workout. Exercising 3-4 times per week at an average of 45 minutes will make a big difference in your heart health. High-intensity interval training is an excellent way to go. Even walking for an hour a few days a week will help immensely.

2.) Controlling Your Weight

This is a big one. Making sure that your weight is under control is hugely important for heart health. Eating a diet based in leafy greens and whole foods while reducing sugar and processed carb intake will also help you control your weight. If you're sedentary at work, make sure that you're budgeting time to get your stretch or your walk on.

3.) A Chiropractic Adjustment

Did you know that one of the best all-natural ways to combat heart disease is by a visit to the chiropractor? After just one chiropractic adjustment to a misaligned Atlas bone can cause a major decrease in blood pressure.

If you have any additional questions about how a chiropractic adjustment can help your heart and overall wellness, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today. 

Nerves are important message carriers that transmit from your brain and your spinal cord. When you have a pinched nerve, this means that this communication system has been damaged and that minor or severe problems can come as a result. Nerve compression can be the result of repetitive motion, or even from inflammation.

Below are 3 telltale signs that you have a pinched nerve.

1.) Pins and Needle Feeling

You may have a pinched nerve if you're experiencing that all-too-familiar pins and needles feelings, especially in your extremities. Radiating pain can also come as a result.

2.) Weakness

If you experience weakness, especially during your everyday activities, this may be cause for concern. Sometimes your symptoms might even worsen as you try certain types of movements, movements like turning your head or flexing your neck.

3.) Pain in Area of Compression

If you're experiencing any sort of pain in your area of compression, then it's a good indicator that you may have a pinched nerve that needs treatment. How long each patient experiences symptoms will vary from case to case. Certain patients may benefit simply from resting their injured area, while others may need to seek chiropractic care.

If you do decide to go the chiropractor route, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation. 

At Barton Chiropractic Clinic we're in the business of keeping our patients active and living their best lives. A big part of that is providing chiropractic care and advice that helps our patients navigate their everyday lives, including the work place.

Below are a few tips you can incorporate into your daily routine to reduce your chances of getting an injury on the job!

1.) Invest in a Good Chair

If you're sitting for long periods of time, make sure that you have a good chair with just the right amount of support. Spending a little extra in this department might be a good idea.

2.) Shoes

Just like with your chair, shoes are an equally important investment that need to be considered. Shop for both comfort and support again. If you're standing for long periods of time, make sure you pick something with a thick sole.

3.) Stretch

Making sure that you do a quick stretch routine at the top of every hour will set you up for a smooth day and help you avoid getting an injury on the job.

4.) Incorporate Conscious Breathing

Breathing deep will help you stay relaxed and help you improve your posture. You'll also increase your calmness and collectedness, which are two great qualities in a coworker!

If you have any addtional questions about how to reduce work-related back pain, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.

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Phone: (708) 922-1400
email: BartonChiro@att.net

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18665 Dixie Hwy, 
Homewood, IL 60430

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