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Neck Pain Chiropractor

Neck Pain Chiropractor

Everyone knows that chiropractors are great at helping relieve neck pain. In my office, people refer to me as the Neck Pain Chiropractor and I love that! There are great chiropractors all over Chicago, but if you are looking to correct your neck pain once and for all, this is your place.

We take motion study X-rays to accurately diagnose why you are having neck pain. Not only is it important to see the alignment and structure of your neck, we also need to see how/if your spine is moving the way that it should. Any areas of restriction or subluxation will interfere with how your neck is working and feeling. Not only does this lead to pain and stiffness, it can affect the function of organs and tissues. For example, neck subluxations can lead to headaches, allergies, TMJ issues, sinus problems and even thyroid troubles.

What You Should Do

If you are experiencing neck pain, and have not yet been to a neck pain chiropractor, then that should be your first step. Studies show that when you see a chiropractor first, the chances of you needing costly medications or surgeries are much lower compared to if you see a medical doctor first. Time is critical when dealing with neck pain. The sooner you are able to get it checked out, the sooner you will be able to start feeling better and get the problem corrected. Personally, I find that those who wait years and years and years to get their pain checked out end up spending more time, energy and money to get it fixed.

In conclusion, neck pain can be very debilitating. It can affect all of your daily activities , from exercise, work, playing with your kids and even simple things like getting dressed or sleeping. It doesn’t have to be this way, let us help you!

Your in Health,

Dr. Bourdage

Why Do Chiropractors Take X-rays

Why Do Chiropractors Take X-rays

Have you ever wondered “Why do chiropractors take X-rays?” Or, have you considered going to see a chiropractor, but are worried because your chiropractor may recommend X-rays? Some people feel X-rays may not be needed for their case. Let’s discuss these concerns. Continue reading

Neck Pain Relief

Neck Pain Relief

Neck Pain Relief

Neck Pain Relief

Neck pain relief is becoming more and more important here in Chicago. The reason being is we are under more stress than ever. We are spending more time than ever in front of computers, mobile devices and other electronics and this plays a major role in why people are having neck pain and seeking neck pain relief. Continue reading

Choosing a Chiropractor in Chicago

Choosing a Chiropractor in Chicago

Choosing a chiropractor in Chicago can be quite a challenge. In a city as large and diverse as Chicago is, chiropractors are just as diverse. Each and every chiropractic office has a different philosophy, different techniques, and of course the Doctor in each office has a different personality. All of these are important things to consider when choosing which chiropractic office will be the best fit for you. Here are some things to consider when choosing a chiropractor in Chicago: Continue reading

Can Chiropractic Help Humpback?

Can Chiropractic Help Humpback?

This is a common question that patients often ask in my office. The humpback that is being questioned is what we call a Dowager’s Hump. This is typically found in women over 60, but is actually becoming more common in women that are younger and younger. This condition can drastically alter a woman’s appearance, but also has many negative impacts on health as well. Continue reading

Chiropractic for Athletes

Chiropractic for Athletes

Jordan Spieth thanks his chiropractor after win!

Jordan Spieth thanks his chiropractor after win!

Twenty-one year old golf phenomenon Jordan Spieth won his 2nd major golf tournament June 21 in Washington. Less than 15 golfers in history have ever won two major tournaments in the same year (there are four each year), let alone at the young age of 21. After winning the Master’s tournament in April, Jordan thanked the four most important members of his team in his victory speech. The group included his swing coach, trainer, caddie, and chiropractor. Continue reading

What caused my back pain?

What caused my back pain?

This is one of the most common questions I get asked when people first come into my office. Many times people are aware of how their pain started. Maybe they were lifting a weight that was too heavy for them, or maybe they bent over to pick up their child in an awkward way and felt immediate pain. Most people who come into my office though actually don’t know how or why they are having back pain. So quite often they come in confused and asking, “What caused my back pain?” Continue reading

Surgery Avoided

Surgery Avoided

Matt went to the ER twice in one day because he was in so much pain and unable to function. The doctor’s told him he needed surgery and gave him heavy duty pain killers.  Luckily, Matt felt like he should have other options besides surgery. Matt was referred to our office by one of his friends who had great results with Chiropractic care.

Fast forward to 3 months later: Through a series of adjustments and exercises Matt is pain free and back to his normal regimen of exercising and calisthenics. Healing is a process, and Matt did a great job with all of the “homework” we gave him to do in between our visits.

Healing is more than just physical…It’s emotional as well. Even when Matt was feeling better, the confidence in his back was still lacking. We helped him to rebuild that as well during the healing process and now he his back to living his life 100%. To truly heal it needs to happen on both a physical and mental/emotional level.

There are some cases were surgery may be necessary. I am not anti-surgery. It is imperative to seek a second opinion and try non-invasive methods of healing before surgery becomes an option. Chiropractic is drug and surgery free. Our methods are safe, effective and gentle.

Have you avoided surgery because of chiropractic? If so, share your story with us below.

 

 

Numbness Relieved With Chiropractic

Success Story: Numbness relieved with chiropractic care

Rich fell off of a ladder twice and was experiencing terrible pain and numbness in his arms. Not only could he not work, but he was barely even able to walk because he was in so much pain. Continue reading

Chiropractic and Bicep Tendonitis

Chiropractic and bicep tendonitis.
Bicep tendonitis is a very common injury seen in my practice. The aches and pains of bicep tendonitis can seriously interfere with your daily activities. Most people don’t realize how much they use their bicep muscles throughout the day until an injury like this occurs. Continue reading