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Identifying and Easing Sciatica Pain
Identifying and Easing Sciatica Pain
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Avoiding Lower Back Pain
Avoiding Lower Back Pain

When fair weather finally arrives in the Chicagoland area, we’re all desperate to return to our favorite outdoor activities. These first few sunny weeks feel like a gift after all Mother Nature has slung our way, mild winter or not. Beware your enthusiasm, though—be conscious about protecting your lower back. Avoiding lower back pain now means you can enjoy the entire summer.

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Ease Back Pain During Pregnancy
Ease Back Pain During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a wonderful time of anticipation. Whether you and your partner are looking forward to welcoming your first child, or to expanding your family with an addition, it’s a joyous wait.  That doesn’t mean it’s all roses for the expectant mama. Along with the glow, pregnancy can bring a host of discomforts. One of the most common of these is back pain. Even women who have never before experienced back pain can find that they’re struggling, especially once they hit the halfway mark in pregnancy.

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Alleviate Pregnancy Pelvic Pain With Exercise & Chiropractic
Alleviate Pregnancy Pelvic Pain With Exercise & Chiropractic

Symphysis pubic pain during pregnancy commonly makes sleeping, going up and down the stairs, and getting into and out of the car very difficult and painful.  Many women suffer with this discomfort during their pregnancies especially as they approach the later months and the baby puts more pressure on this area.  Typically, the symphysis pubis joint, located in the front central region of the pelvis, is very stable.  However, pregnancy causes changes in hormones that make this joint more flexible in preparation for the growing baby and labor and delivery.  Because pregnant women typically avoid taking medication during pregnancy, they may not know about natural ways to get rid of this pain.

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Pediatric Chiropractic Care for Ear infections

Millions of kids suffer with ear infections that many times become a chronic problem leading to ear tubes.  According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, three out of four children will be diagnosed with an ear infection by the age of three.  Ear infections are the most common reason for childhood visits to the pediatrician.  Although research shows that antibiotics are not the most effective treatment for ear infections, 96%-98% of physicians immediately treat ear infections with antibiotics.  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a ‘watch-and-wait-approach‘ based on the evidence-based research.  This research indicates that antibiotics are rarely effective and actually lead to repeated ear infections.  Many parents are becoming concerned with antibiotic resistance and are looking for other solutions to help with ear infections.

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Avoid the Flu Naturally with Easy Tips
Avoid the Flu Naturally with Easy Tips

It's that time of the year again!  Everywhere we turn, we hear about getting the flu shot to avoid the flu.  However, research shows that flu shots are not the most effective way to avoid the flu.  Read on to learn easy tips to keep your family healthy this flu season!

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Tags: immune system, avoid flu, Vitamin D
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Chiropractic & Alternative Treatment May Help Kids with ADHD
Chiropractic & Alternative Treatment May Help Kids with ADHD

ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed neuro behavioral disorder in children today with 1 in 10 kids being diagnosed.  This prevalence has sky rocketed over the past generation.  Following diagnosis, children are commonly given a prescription for Ritalin.  This medication is a schedule II controlled substance that has effects similar to both amphetamines and cocaine.  As more parents are learning about the effects of medication on their children, they are looking to alternative treatments for ADHD.  Pediatric chiropractic care can be an effective, natural, and very safe option for parents.

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Alleviate Torticollis with Pediatric Chiropractic Care and Stretches
Alleviate Torticollis with Pediatric Chiropractic Care and Stretches

Torticollis is a condition characterized by a head to tilt to one side. In infants and children, this condition is commonly caused by intrauterine position and the birth process itself.  Infants with this problem will tend to have difficulty feeding on one side and may develop plagiocephaly (see below for more information). Pediatric chiropractic care is a very effective way to resolve this problem.

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Pregnancy Chiropractic & Breech Position Patient Testimonial
Pregnancy Chiropractic & Breech Position Patient Testimonial

The current rate of cesarean section in the United States is 40-50%.  The World Health Organization states that this rate should not be higher than 15%.  That is a huge discrepancy!  Once common cause for cesarean section is improper position of the baby.  This could include breech or transverse position of the baby.  Many women are told that their only option to help their baby turn is a rather uncomfortable, not very successful procedure, called an external version. ?

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Using Essential Oils to Make an Effective Non-Toxic Cleaner
Using Essential Oils to Make an Effective Non-Toxic Cleaner

Did you know that the average household contains anywhere from 3 to 10 gallons of toxic materials, most of which are cleaners?  Conventional cleaners come with a myriad of issues not limited to health concerns.  For one, the consumer is in the dark in regards to what chemicals these cleaners actually contain.  Sellers are not required to reveal “trade secret” ingredients and therefore we are left with a generic “DANGER, WARNING, and/or POISON” warning label without a complete list of chemical ingredients.  What’s more is that many of these conventional cleaners are specifically targeted for parents of babies and children.  Again, according to the CDC, every day, over 300 children in the United States ages 0 to 19 are treated in an emergency department, and two children die, as a result of being poisoned. Read on to learn how to make your own natrual cleaner!

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