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People might not think of golf first when they think of sports or activities that are hard on your body, but the repetitive motions of swinging a golf club alone can do some serious wear and tear to your back, neck, and spine.

Unless you have a caddy every time you golf, you're likely carrying around a heavy golf bag, too. Putting, chipping, and driving all put strain on your back as well.

Below we'll go over a few ways that chiropractic care is a nice countermeasure to take after a day at the links.

Chiropractic Improves Flexibility

Having good posture and good flexibility are both paramount to having a strong golf game. Your body has to be able to aptly bend and flex in order to drive, put, etc. Having enhanced flexibility will help you add some serious yardage.

Chiropractic adjustments can help restore your body's functionality, especially as the effects of time take their toll. Chiropractic care will increase. your range of motion and reopen neural pathways to keep your game on point.

Improve Posture and Range of Motion

When you give yourself the gift of ongoing chiropractic care, you'll help keep your spine in line and continue to improve your range of motion, which is key for correcting joint and muscle dysfunction. Your chiropractor can also prescribe exercises that are specially designed to correct your particular problems while helping to build postural strength.

If you have any additional questions about how chiropractic care can improve your golf game or improve your life in other ways, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today. We have a long track record of keeping our patients on top of their game.

At Barton Chiropractic Clinic we like to set our patients up for success when it comes to living happy, healthy lives. A big part of that involves patient education as well as setting goals that challenge our patients to reach peak wellness.

Below are a few goals you can set for yourself to make sure that your 2019 is a year of activity and pronounced health.

1.) Do Something New

Doesn't matter if it's that yoga class or a martial arts class you've been meaning to take, make 2019 the year you try something new!

2.) Build Strength

Cardio and flexibility are all the rage now, but there are also distinct benefits to weight training and strength training, which helps build muscle that supports your bones and joints.

3.) Eat Healthier

Start cutting out sugary foods and beverages, not to mention processed carbs. Eating clean, whole foods is a serious game changer when it comes to your overall health.

4.) Focus on Making Progress 

Instead of striving for perfection each day, just do what you can to make minor improvements in your life one day at a time. It will reduce your frustration and keep you focused for the long haul

5.) See Your Local Chiropractor

That's right, seeing a chiropractor near you is a great way to stay well year round. Chiropractic adjustments can help manage and eliminate pain, reduce inflammation, boost neurological output, improve joint health, reduce or eliminate headaches, and more. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation if you're in need of a chiropractor in Homewood, IL.

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.

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email: BartonChiro@att.net

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Homewood, IL 60430

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