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Chiropractic has become an increasingly popular option for drug-free pain relief. It's well-known that chiropractors can help with neck, back, spine, and leg pain, but we're only scratching the surface in figuring out the multitude of health benefits that chiropractic brings to the table when it comes to your brain and even your heart.

Chiropractic care has been shown to drive a heart-healthy lifestyle and has been utilized in the treatment of heart disease in a variety of patients.

Chiropractic Brings a Host of Health Benefits with It

Regular chiropractic adjustments have far wider-reaching benefits that just been good for your back, neck, and spine. Seeing a chiropractor regularly may prevent heart attacks and lower your blood pressure, reduce your overall heart rate, and relieve chest pain, not to mention support your cardiovascular system.

Consider One Case Study

A case study done with a male patient of 54 years of age yielded some promising results. The patient began getting regular chiropractic treatments as a means to his lipid panel back to a regular, healthy state of being. After just 6 months of chiropractic adjustments for subluxation reduced the patient's lipid levels back down to normal levels -- and no other lifestyle changes were made on the patients part regarding diet or exercise.

Chiropractic, A Drug-Free Solution 

Another staggering finding was that the man was on several heart medications before he received his chiropractic treatment. After only 6 months of chiropractic therapy the patient's LD, , HDL and triglycerides levels were actually healthy and stable enough for him to get off his several heart medication prescriptions.

If you'd like to know more about the possibilities of chiropractic care, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.

At Barton Chiropractic Clinic we see a lot of patients throughout the year who suffer from back pain that results from the daily wear and tear and everyday living puts us through.

It doesn't matter if you sit at a desk for 40 hours a week or spend your work week on your feet and on the move, your back, neck, and spine need a little TLC year-round. Read on for a few resolutions you can make that will also be good for your back.

1.) Take Up Yoga

Taking a yoga class will be one of the best things you ever did for yourself. Many yoga poses are designed to stretch and strengthen your spine, not to mention increase your range of motion and flexibility. If you live an active lifestyle, you can take a yoga class during one of your off days to engage in a little active recovery. You won't be sorry!

2.) Strengthen Your Back and Your Core

At the gym it might be a popular choice to work on the arms or see how much you can do on the bench press, but investing some to strengthen your back and your core will help you avoid injury. Making sure to incorporate strength training will also help with posture and increase self-confidence.

3.) See Your Local Chiropractor Near You!

One common misconception is that one should only see a chiropractor after experiencing an injury, but chiropractic care also helps patients avoid injury and to relieve the wear and tear of daily life.

Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic if you're experiencing neck or back pain. Here's to a happy and healthy 2019!

As more and more of us spend significantly more amounts of time staring at computer screens as well as our smartphone screens, more and more people will suffer from what some people refer to as "tech neck," but, also (for our intent and purpose) "text neck."

First, text and tech neck are generally caused by poor posture and by staring at your computer or phone screen from an odd angle. You want to be staring straight forward, if not slightly upward while maintaining good posture in your back.

Looking down at your phone or your tablet or laptop also puts a significant amount of unnecessary pressure on your cervical spine, which promotes more wear and tear, which can cause costly problems down the road. Nerves also get compressed and misaligned as a result of staring at your phone or computer can be putting your head, neck, and spine at risk -- all at once!

Keep in mind that text and tech neck is also being reported more and more among young people.

One way to reduce and diminish tech and text neck is to get up form your position every 15-30 minutes, if not at the very least once an hour and try to incorporate some stretches, maybe even a few yoga moves that remedy sitting in a chair or staring at a device.

Both tech and text neck and the lifestyle they promote cause a one-two punch that is bad for an active lifestyle. Minimizing your time on your devices is always a good choice. We know you have to do it for work, but you can try to do it less while you play.

Maintaining an active lifestyle will also help you avoid getting neck and back problems. If you have pain in your head, back, neck, spine, or even your legs, chiropractic care might be the drug-free solution for you. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (or CTS) might start out as a burning and tingling sensation in the palm of the hand or thumb (or both). Fingers might start to feel somewhat dysfunctional or even useless. Eventually, CTS will develop into stronger tingling sensations and loss of grip, affecting a person's ability to perform even the most basic everyday tasks.

The American Chiropractic Association asserts that CTS generally shows up in adults and that it appears 3 times more frequently in women. Most generally, a patient's dominant hand is most likely to be affected first. People who work jobs on the assembly line, plumbers, cleaners, data entry positions, even meat packers are more likely to experience carpal tunnel.

How Chiropractic Can Help Carpal Tunnel

Multiple studies have shown encouraging results when it comes to the effectiveness of chiropractic on carpal tunnel syndrome. A majority of patients studied show vast improvements in aspects affected by CTS, like increased range of motion, increased finger sensation, not to mention a reduction in overall pain.

Chiropractic: A Non-Invasive Treatment for Carpal Tunnel

While most advanced cases of CTS will need to be treated with surgery, chiropractic care makes that option a final resort. When patients who live with CTS schedule regular visits to their neighborhood chiropractor they can often show incredibly positive results when it comes to reducing and controlling CTS pain and symptoms.

If you'd like to know more about how Barton Chiropractic Clinic can help treat carpal tunnel, contact our office today. We have a long, demonstrated history of treating pain and discomfort the holistic, drug-free way.

Even though December and January are a couple of the least common birth months, it's worth talking about the benefits chiropractic care has to offer pregnant women anyways.

Chiropractic Care, It's Great for Expecting Moms

If you're a Mom to be out there, taking care of your body is of primary importance during pregnancy. Chiropractic care can help facilitate a smooth, non-turbulent experience while relieving conditions of the spine, neck, and back that come along with being pregnant and hauling another human being around. 

One of the major reasons expecting mothers should consider chiropractic care is because it's a drug-free, holistic source of pain management.

Barton Chiropractic Clinic is Trained to Work with Pregnant Women

Special certifications exist like DACCP, CACCP, and there's also a Webster certification (which entails being specialized in working with pelvic balance in various stages of pregnancy) that can further distinguish a doctor chiropractic. Barton Chiropractic Clinic has unique experience in treatment women who are expecting a child.

More Benefits Chiropractic Care Offers During Pregnancy

Chiropractors can help patients maintain healthier pregnancies and have better all-around experiences. In addition to the benefits mentioned above, chiropractic care can also alleviate conditions that come about during pregnancy like:

  • Back/Neck Pain
  • Nausea
  • Spine Pain
  • Joint Discomfort

If you're pregnant and would like to know more, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today. We have a diverse patient base and treat all walks of life, from infants to pregnant women to senior citizens. We're here to help you have a healthier, more comfortable pregnancy.

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Homewood, IL 60430

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