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Lincolnwood Chiropractor

Lincolnwood Chiropractor

It is official! Our office is officially located in Lincolnwood now and I am a Lincolnwood Chiropractor! All that really means is that the great service you have been receiving 4 blocks south in Sauganash is now being offered in Lincolnwood.

Thank you for all of your patience during this time as we were packing up the old office and also as we have been settling into the new office. The first thing you will notice when you come into our new space is the layout and the energy is much different. We now have an open layout office which allows for shorter wait times for you! I have always prided myself on having an office that sees patients on time at their scheduled time.

Location

We are still on Cicero Ave, 4 blocks North of our old location. Our new address is 6443 N Cicero Ave which is just north of Devon.

We have been open a full week now and have seen a lot of our patients for adjustments in this time! If you haven’t been in to the new space yet, come on in and take a look. I’d love to show you around!

Yours in Health,

 

Dr. Steven Bourdage DC

 

We Are Moving

We Are Moving

I am excited to announce that we are moving ! We are moving 4 blocks north. From 6015 N Cicero Ave to 6443 N Cicero Ave. We are on the same side of the street as we currently are. The biggest difference is we will now have PARKING!

We have been at our current space in Sauganash since 2008. We will now be located in Lincolnwood, IL. I look forward to still serving Sauganash, Lincolnwood, Evanston, Skokie and the surrounding neighborhoods in Chicago.

As our buildout progresses and we have an exact date of when we will begin seeing patients in the new office I will keep you posted. Please watch us on Social media, in-office announcements, and our email newsletter for future updates!

Thank you for entrusting us at Bourdage Chiropractic with your health. I look forward to continuing to serve you in our new, updated office space in Lincolnwood.

I hope you will love it as much as we do!

How to Bend Properly

How to Bend Properly

Bending over to lift something up is one of the most common causes of a lower back injury. It can happen while peroforming a heavy deadlift in the gym, while picking up one of your kids, or even just trying to get your favorite pair of jeans out of the bottom drawer. However it happens, it is important to be more mindful of how you move your body. See the video below for a visual and description of How to Bend Properly.  Continue reading

Chicago Chiropractor Talks Health

Chicago Chiropractor Talks Health

In the video below, this Chicago Chiropractor Talks Health. Ask anyone, “how do you get healthy?” The most common responses are eat better and exercise. Yes, these are important factors in health, but there is so much more to being healthy. Continue reading

Inflammation and Health

Inflammation and Health

One of the secrets to having better health is to control the inflammation levels in your body. If you are curious to know more about Inflammation and health please read on.

Many of the diseases of aging are associated with inflammation. Arthritis, cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and alzheimers to name a few. All of these nasty conditions and more have a link to high levels of inflammation in the body. A recent study showed that taking MRI’s of people without back pain revealed that 80% of people have a bulging disc in their lower spine, but have no symptoms. How come then some people have a bulging disc and have debilitating pain? It has to do with the levels of inflammation in the body. Keeping these levels down will help you to live longer, healthier, happier and more pain free.

Here are my top 4 ways to keep inflammation levels down.

Chiropractic Adjustments

Misalignments in the spine called subluxations lead to negative changes in the body. Negative changes are interpreted to be stress by the body. Long term chronic stress means your body is less sensitive to cortisol (an antinflammatory hormone). This leads to more inflammation and less health.

Healthy Diet

Diet plays a large role when it comes to inflammation and health. Diets high in sugar, simple carbohydrates and alcohol all promote inflammation. By working to eliminate these items you can lower levels of inflammation immediately!

Supplementation

There are supplmenets which help to lower inflammation naturally. OTC and prescription meds can lower inflammation, think advil, but are not recommended for long-term use. Even OTC medications have negative side effects. Natural antiinflammatories are just as effective, if not more so with no side effects. Ginger, curcumin and tumeric are very powerful. My favorite product and what I take everyday can be found here.

Breathe

Oxygen helps to control inflammation. The most essential structure for humans to survive, and most of us walk around without ever taking a deep breath. Take a minute or ten and just breathe deeply into your belly. Make this a regular, daily routine and you will notice less aches and pains and more energy immediately.

Conclusion

Control your inflammation levels with these 4 techniques above and you will enjoy much better health. You will feel better, have more energy and ward off the diseases of aging. I do all four of these and if I fall off track with even one of them, after a week I FEEL the difference in my body. Give it a try and let me know your results in the comments.

 

Yours in Health,

Dr. Steven Bourdage DC

Elbow Pain Relief

Elbow Pain Relief

Elbow pain relief has become a very common reason people are seeking Chiropractic care. In my office, most cases of elbow pain are directly related to cell phone and tablet usage. The position our hand, wrist and elbow are in while using these devices creates problems. Continue reading

Doing Too Much

Doing Too Much

I’d like to share with you a story about a particular patient from my office that has a lot to offer and may help you too. This particular patient, let’s call him Bob, came in with an acute lower back disc injury. He was in bad shape, intense lower back pain that traveled into his leg. He was finding it difficult to do basic activities for everyday living. Simple things like getting dressed, tying his own shoes, getting up after sitting, using the toilet, and sleeping at night. To say his life was being affected by this injury is an understatement. Bob was starting to think this was going to do him in. Bob is in his mid to late twenties.

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