Oh My Gourd! Have You Heard of These Health Benefits?

It seems like Fall has just begun here in Chicago, but the winter season is quickly approaching and that means grocery stores and farmers markets are filling up with one of our favorite winter veggies: gourds! Here’s what you need to know about these seasonal favorites that will have you feeling gourd!

Hike For Your Health!

With October officially here, it is one of the best times to enjoy Fall foliage. And what better way to fully immerse yourself in the season than with a nice, long hike? Hiking is the perfect way to take in nature while benefiting your health. Here are our tips for enjoying the great outdoors and improving your health!

Is Your Back Pain Due To Dehydration?

You’ve heard it countless times before: stay hydrated! Water makes up over 50% of the human body, and when we aren’t properly hydrated, our bodies can suffer from side effects of dehydration including headaches, dizziness, and fainting. On top of all that, dehydration could be the source of your back pain!

Is It Okay To Have Coffee?

If you’re like most American adults, you enjoy starting your day with a steaming mug of coffee. Coffee is so well-loved that it has its own holiday, International Coffee Day, on September 29th. As we approach coffee’s big day, let’s take a look at how caffeine can benefit your health. So sit back with your favorite brew and learn about the benefits of drinking coffee.

Chiropractic: Football's MVP

Football season is officially here, and that means a lot of excitement for a lot of people. But for some parents, it also comes with a lot of worry. While there isn’t a whole lot parents can do once their kids hit the field, there are some steps off the field that can improve the football season. One of those measures is chiropractic care! Here’s how chiropractic is football’s MVP.

Understand Your Arm Pain

Your elbow may be called your funny bone, but elbow and shoulder pain is no joke! If ignored, elbow and shoulder pain can get increasingly worse and lead to other issues including numbness and tingling in your hands. Here’s how chiropractic can help.

Are You Ready for Back to School?

As August comes to a close, excitement is in the air while students and teachers prepare for a new school year. Your to-do list probably includes getting new school supplies, new clothes, and open houses, and it is especially important to remember to take care of your health during this busy time of year. An excellent addition to your back to school routine is to care of your back with chiropractic care. Here’s why:

Because Backpacks are Heavy

Have you ever stopped to think about just how much stress a heavy backpack puts on the back? Backpacks can cause spinal misalignments, especially when they are thrown over one shoulder and excess strain is put on the back, neck, and shoulders. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate that stress and keep the spine in proper alignment, thus preventing discomfort. Be sure that in addition to regular chiropractic adjustments, backpacks are kept light and worn properly.

Because Better Health Means Increased Energy

Going back to school can seem exhausting after a fun, carefree summer. Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or student, this time of year can be draining. Regular chiropractic care can boost energy levels and ensure that it is being used effectively and efficiently. When the spine is properly aligned, the central nervous system is able to work at its fullest capacity. Therefore, the body uses energy efficiently, too. Will there still be feelings of fatigue? Sure. But with proper rest and regular chiropractic adjustments, the body will be more comfortable (allowing for better rest) and functioning optimally.

Because Stress Relief is a Good Thing

Going back to school is exciting, but also stressful. Feelings of stress are more obvious for high school and college-aged kids. Loads of homework and tight schedules make for a stressful day. But even little ones can experience school-induced stress. Chiropractic care can help relieve that stress as it keeps the body relaxed. When the body is calm, it is easier for the mind to be calm. In fact, any of our patients report feeling stress relief as just another added bonus of chiropractic care.

If you would like to get you and your family off to the right start this school year, contact us to schedule a chiropractic consultation. Here at Stiles Chiropractic, we hope to bring health and wellness to your entire family for a healthier and happier school year.

The Key To Health!

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.

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

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.

No More Knee Pain!

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.

How Your Sleep Position Affects Your Spinal Health

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!

Don't Skip Your Sunscreen!

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.

Dive Into Summer!

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.

4th of July Travel Tips

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!

Chiropractic Can Help Your Asthma!

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.

Do You Have Your Dad's Back?

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!