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To heat or to ice?

Heat and ice are both used for treating pain; fortunately, both of these can be done at the comfort of your own home. Heat therapy is used for muscular injuries such as a pulled muscle. Through the application of …


If Working at Your Desk is a Pain, Go See a Chiropractor at MIPM

Working at your desk job on a daily basis seems safe enough, but it’s the little things that could lead to bigger issues. Many office workers in Illinois do not  seem to be aware of repetitive stress injuries until they …


Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation – a possible solution to your unexplained pain

Amy Friedman is our skilled and enthusiastic pelvic floor physical therapist here at Midwest Integrated Physical Medicine. What is pelvic floor therapy? Pelvic floor therapy deals with men and women who have lumbopelvic pain, pelvic pain, vulvodynia, dyspareunia, urinary


Hydration: your body’s first line of defense

Did you know that water is the most important element in the body? You are comprised of 70% water..with your nervous system being 90% water! Every function of your body requires proper hydration in order to be efficiently working.  Water …


Backpack Guidelines

It’s that time of year that parents love and kids hate: back to school. There will inevitably be lots of books and notebooks and homework that needs to be transported to and from school. Carrying a backpack may be a …


Effective Treatment of Low Back Pain

It is estimated that 80% of the population of the United States, at one point of another, will have back pain. I bet your thinking to yourself, how do I avoid this? First let’s learn a little bit about how …


Chiro for Kids

Chiropractic treatment is not only for teens and adults; it is also available for kids! You may be skeptical but you’ll change your mind after you hear Marlena’s story. Marlena had her second baby who seemed to be very fussy, …


Take me out to (not out of) the Ballgame

Now that baseball season is officially underway, fans will spend the next 6-7 months cheering on their favorite teams to victory. Unfortunately, the nature of this long season and packed schedule can lead to injury. Luckily, chiropractic care can help …