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Posture and Back Pain: 5 Tips for Surviving Your Desk

If you’re like many people, you may spend hours every day sitting at a desk – or sitting in a car, or on a couch, or at a kitchen table. And as we sit – even though it looks like we’re doing very little – through our inactivity and posture, we can actually be causing ourselves harm. Consequences of sitting for long periods of time can include headaches, neck pain, low back pain, and rounded shoulders which can lead to upper back pain. Over time, one could even develop forward head posture, a condition in which the head drifts from atop the neck to in front of the body like a lamppost over a street, which can cause further neck and upper back pain. All of these dysfunctions can lead to a predictable set of imbalances in which some muscles become too tight and others become inhibited, neurologically weak and unstable. Life should be about productivity, not pain. The good news is you can do something about it: 1. Move often – Try to get up at least once an hour. 2. Stretch – Especially if you are seated and looking at a computer or TV, stretch by standing up and placing your hands on your lower back. Then lean backwards. 3. Drink water – Besides keeping you hydrated, if you drink water often enough, you will naturally get up from your desk to use the restroom. 4. Set alarms – Use your computer or cell phone to set alarms to remind you to take a break from sitting. Take a stroll, take a stretch, visit your coworker. 5. Consult a specialist – Chiropractors, physical therapists and other functional-minded practitioners can help assess your joint and muscle function or dysfunction to see if any treatment should be performed. She or he could also prescribe therapeutic exercises you could do throughout the day to work in a pain-free way.

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Slipped Disc

Hello folks! I am, Dr. Matt Shepard, the number one chiropractor in Bloomington, IL for sport related injuries and repetitive motion injuries. There is not a day, when seeing patients, that I don’t treat someone with a slipped disc. A slipped disc can occur when lifting, bending forward and turning, or a myriad of other lifting/bending causes of injuries. Not only can a slipped disc cause pain, tingling and numbness, it can affect your sleep and other functions as well. Instead of allowing a slipped disc cause you pain and other problems, it is important to get the help that you need right away. There are far too many activities in Bloomington to enjoy, and you will not be able to enjoy them if you are dealing with the problems caused by your slipped disc. Traditional medicine may not work out very well for you in all cases, and you may find yourself having surgery after medications have stop working. I want to help everyone in the Bloomington area to live comfortably. With careful manipulation and soft tissue massage, I can help restore some of the flexibility and range of movement in your back as well as relieving some of the pain that you are feeling. When traditional medicines and treatments have failed you, come see me, Dr. Shepard at my Bloomington office for treatment. Of course, you will also have your own work to do, with special exercises that you will be encouraged to do at home. After a few treatments at my office located at 2309 E. Empire St. #400 , 61704, in addition to the exercises you are doing, you will be feel much better. I look forward to seeing you at my Bloomington office. Make an appointment today so that you can get back to feeling good as quickly as possible. The office is conveniently located at 2309 E. Empire St. #400 , 61704, and is open at hours that can serve you well. Schedule an appointment with me, Dr. Shepard, today, here is my contact number (309) 585-0382 .

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Stiff Sore Muscles

Stiff Sore Muscles Are you suffering from stiff sore muscles? Have conventional drugs and other treatments not helped to relieve your pain? If you are tired of dealing with constant stiffness and soreness, it’s time that you come to see me. I am Dr. Matt Shepard, and I specialize in active release technique, I am a sports chiropractors in Bloomington, IL, with the training and experience to help patients manage a variety of different aches and pains, including stiff sore muscles. There are many causes for sore, achy muscles. Often, patients come to see me in my office at 2309 E. Empire St. #400 , 61704 because they find that they are sore following an injury. Others are in pain just because they happened to move the wrong way. Do You Really Want to Rely on Medication? Often, when people experience muscle pain and stiffness, they tend to rely on over-the-counter and prescription medications, such as painkillers and muscle relaxants. Unfortunately, these can not only become addictive, but the more they are used, the less effective they become. Instead of relying on medications to deal with pain for the rest of your life, why not make an appointment at my Bloomington office, and see me for a consultation. I have the experience and training to help you manage your pain and deal with the root of your pain, with the goal of eliminating it altogether. Stiffness and soreness in the muscles is something that millions of people deal with, unnecessarily, each and every day. If you are living in the Bloomington area and are dealing with pain and stiffness in your muscles, come and see me, Dr. Matt Shepard, for a consultation. My office is located at 2309 E. Empire St. #400 , 61704. You can also phone my office at (309) 585-0382 . Take action now, contact me for a consultation.

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