For many years, the common belief was that you only go to the doctor when you’re sick. Now it is common practice to visit your primary care doctor for a yearly examination. Just as you maintain your health with a primary doctor and dentist, it is important to maintain regular chiropractic treatments. This is to stay well, not just relieve back pain.
We’ve all been there — you wake up with a stiff neck and a sore back. The best solution to body aches and pains is to get to the root of the problem, and chiropractic can help! You might think as chiropractic professionals, we’re biased, so we’ve put together some of the benefits of chiropractic care.
If you have ever suffered from knee pain, you know that even the most basic activity can seem impossible. Whether it is climbing the office stairs, bending down to pick up your little one, or just getting out of bed, knee pain is a serious problem that has negative effects on your ability to accomplish daily tasks.
Did you know that sleeping on your stomach is extremely hazardous toward your spinal health? Sleeping on your stomach cause a harsh rotation in the neck that can harm your quality of sleep! Dr. Stiles explains the best sleep position for your spine and how to achieve a great nights sleep!
Rapid advances in technology have greatly improved our lives and benefited people in countless ways, but it also produces new challenges. Learn more about text neck and how you can avoid it.
Summer is in full swing, and Chicago is feeling the heat! No matter what time of year it is, dermatologists recommend protecting your skin. If you are in the habit of applying sunscreen everyday, give yourself the kudos you deserve. Unfortunately, you are in the minority. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, only 29.9% of women and 14.3% of men regularly slather on the SPF. Here’s what you should know.
Summer heat may be hard to beat, but it is the perfect time to enjoy the many benefits of swimming. Not only is it refreshing, but swimming is also a great workout. It puts very little stress on the back, is good for all ages, and is low impact. Even if you aren’t big on swimming laps, there are plenty of effective aquatic exercises. Here are some of the benefits of exercising in the water.
The 4th of July is just days away! Many people choose to stay home for this summer holiday, but we have plenty of patients who will be taking advantage of the long weekend to travel. If you’re leaving town this Independence Day, remember to take your healthy habits with you. Exercise, nutrition, and proper sleep are still important — yes, even on vacation. Here’s how to have a happy and healthy 4th of July while you’re away!
Experiencing asthmatic attacks? When we adjust the spine and restore the full range of motion to the thoracic spine, it aids in the lungs’ ability to take in the maximum amount of air possible! Take a look at our latest video, where Dr. Stiles explains how chiropractic can help your asthma.
If you have been experiencing back pain, perhaps the filing cabinet in your back pocket is the culprit. Wallet sciatica and hip-pocket syndrome are very real conditions. Here are our tips to avoid the pain associated with big wallets!
Father’s Day is quickly approaching, which means it is nearly time to celebrate everything that dads do. Dads have your back, and you want to be sure you have your dad’s back this Father’s Day!
At Stiles Chiropractic, we are here to provide more than back pain relief. Our goal is to help the people of Chicago achieve optimal health, which includes numerous factors such as diet and exercise. You may already know some exercises to maintain a healthy spine, but did you know you can eat your way to a healthy spine? Take a look at our tips!
It's time for spring cleaning, which can mean lifting heavy items! Check out Dr. Stiles latest video, where she explains the proper way to lift these items so we are not hurting our backs!
As the summer season approaches, many of us are thinking about new ways to change up our workout routines. For those that haven’t tried traditional weight lifting, there are many health benefits you can enjoy. In order to achieve those muscles gains, you need to be sure you are practicing proper form and that you are taking care of your back. As with any form of exercise, if you don’t do things the right way, you could risk injuring yourself and lasting consequences. Here are our tips.
As your local Chicago chiropractor, we agree with most experts: lower back pain is frequently the result of sitting for long periods of time. Here are our tips to help reduce the strain from too much sitting.
Growing up, you probably heard your mother’s demands to stand up straight and keep your shoulders back. Well, May really is the month for Mom. Not only do we celebrate Mother’s Day but also Correct Posture Month. Along with our tips, you can put Mom’s advice to good use and practice great posture.
Getting the right amount of sleep is key to your overall health and well-being. How well you sleep depends upon many factors, including your diet, activity level, and what you do before jumping into bed. You might be sabotaging a good night’s sleep without even realizing it. Here are our tips to help you catch some zzz’s!
There is a popular quote that reads, “Do not regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many". As true as that statement is, there is no denying the many changes that happen to the body as we age. Vision, hearing, memory, and hair are just some of the things we lose with age, but what about height?
When it comes to chiropractic care, most chiropractors will agree that it takes more than chiropractic alone to completely heal you and improve your overall quality of life. There are several things you need to do along with chiropractic care to see the best results possible, and one of them is exercise. When most think of exercise, they imagine heart-pumping aerobics like cardio, but the truth is that practices like yoga are great for the body. Here is how working yoga into your routine will support a healthy spine and body.
Does knee, ankle, or foot pain have you down? As we age, the chances of lower leg pain, particularly in the knee, ankle, and foot, increases. Here’s how chiropractic can help.