How many times have you been told to sit up straight? It turns out Mom was right; sitting up straight is good advice indeed. Hunching your shoulders
and keeping your head down while working, studying, reading or texting isn’t just bad for posture, it can actually reduce the healthy curve in your
cervical spine. Get in the loop about why the body has—and needs—this important curve.
Side sleeping is one of the best ways to maintain optimal alignment of your spine. When you sleep on your stomach, you normally have to turn your head
to one side and lift up one of your arms. When you sleep on your back, it’s impossible to maintain your lumbar curve.
Stand in front of the mirror and check your posture. Relax yourself first, march in place with your feet for a few
seconds and shake your head up and down. Check out your arms, hands and fingertips; take a deep breath, blow it out and relax.
A lot of people think bad posture is mostly how you look—and that’s not unreasonable. It’s noticeable, right?
It’s the difference between looking tired vs. alert, and for some, confident vs. uncomfortable.
But there’s so much more going on with bad posture than meets the eye.
Posture is position of the body while standing, sitting or lying down. Good posture, also referred to as neutral spine, has many health benefits,
including the avoidance of injury-induced back pain. Chiropractic can help improve and maintain posture.Read More
Powerful story today from one of our own chiropractic directors, Dr. Dana Zeina from Chiro One Wellness Centers of Gurnee. Endometriosis is a painful
condition that affects an estimated 1 out of 10 women around the world. If you know someone who suffers from endometriosis, share this story with her.Read More
Many of those who work in the field of chiropractic will tell you that one of the most rewarding aspects is watching patients discover improvements they’d never dreamed could happen with chiropractic care. Today’s stories feature two patients—and neither knew how much chiropractic would positively affect their life. Please share their stories with friends and family—you never know what story will reach the right person, at a moment he or she needs it most.Read More
An estimated 80-90 percent of people will experience
a headache during at least one point in their lifetime. With a percentage that high,
chances are you’ve probably had one. No fun, right? But for some people, headaches
are a constant. Their frequency and intensity can be absolutely devastating,
greatly affecting quality of life, and medications only cover up the symptoms.
Luckily, chiropractic care can address the root of the headache problem in order
to eliminate repeat attacks. See how the lives of these two patients, both suffering
from chronic headache and migraines, changed after coming to Chiro One.
In early 2017, the American College of Physicians
released new guidelines for the treatment of low back pain, advising doctors to prescribe gentle, non-invasive care
like chiropractic as the first line of defense. There’s a reason for this. Simply put: conservative care works—without
the added risks that come with medication or surgery.