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Disc Herniation Pain

I want to help you with the pain and problems that you might have with disc herniation pain. There are many symptoms that you might have with disc problems, including pain, numbness, tingling and other sensations. You may also have problems moving around the way that you would like to, working or getting around the streets of Bloomington, IL. Disc herniations can be serious, whether you are young or old. Disc herniation pain, typically that results in pain in low back or neck and radiates (travels) into either the lower leg (if low back disc herniation) and arm / hand (if neck disc herniation). Disc herniation pain should be treated in the most effective way possible. Traditional medicine may take months to simply find the problem, costing huge amounts in doctor’s office visits and expensive testing. After the Dr. Shepard determines if you have a disc problem, you may be treated with medication and possibly with surgery, however, these will not always be effective. If regular treatments are not working for you any longer or you would rather not deal with surgery at all, you may need a new plan of action. In my Bloomington practice that is located at 2309 E. Empire St. Ste #400, I will help you to work toward greater relief from the symptoms of disc herniation pain. During each visit I will treat muscle and joint imbalances, and you will have your own work to do too using special exercises and techniques, so that together your disc herniation pain will be dramatically reduced. Don’t waste another minute being in pain or dealing with other symptoms. Call my office and make an appointment as soon as possible. My number is (309) 585-0382. You need to get back to good health without pain and suffering so that you can work and play to the best of your ability in Bloomington. Contact me Dr. Shepard, today.

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Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Method?  Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Method (DNS) according to Kolar is an innovative approach to manual medicine (chiropractic) and physiotherapy which involves every component of the locomotor system (muscles, joints, discs, nerves and soft tissues). DNS stimulates movement control centers in the brain through activation of ideal inborn movement patterns. This method helps to restore the structural and postural alignment of the bodys neuro-musculo-sleletal system by invoking the Global Motor Patterns (defined lower in this post).   Is Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Method ( DNS) the only approach you use to treat in your practice? No.  Not at all.  In Fact We Primarily use Active Release Technique. But the real key to our success is our expertise and understanding of functional anatomy of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, which allows diagnosing functional disturbances and selecting a treatment procedure most suitable for each individual patient. Being trained in variety of advanced functional clinical diagnostic methods, Dr. Shepard  is able to decide which method or combination of methods fits each patient. In our experience, however we see faster and more sound results with DNS exercises in combination with Active Release Technique. We also use variety of classic physical therapy and chiropractic methods which survived the test of time. Being educated personally from Prague Rehabilitation School, Dr. Shepard also use number of unique Manual Medicine approaches derived from Europe and Australia.  Dr. Shepard is also one of the few DNS providers in US. We also treat conditions which usually respond poorly to Physical Therapy or Chiropractic. Because of the breakthrough scientific basis of DNS we often succeed where everything else fails. We believe that DNS is truly a 21st Century approach in conservative care.  Here is a list of therapeutic interventions we use in our practice: DNS , Active Release Technique, McKenzie Method, Classic Manual Therapy according to Lewit and Janda (Czech school of Manual Medicine), Vojta Therapy, Kinesiotaping, Myofascial release and Trigger point therapy. What are the Global Motor Patterns? Global Motor Patterns form the foundation of human movement. They represent the building blocks of our predetermined ability to become upright. They are activated during the postural development in the first months of a childs life, in a specific sequence from less complex to more complex. The Global Motor Patterns remains critical for the control of our posture and stability of the spine, which is the pivotal center of the entire locomotor system (movement system) for the entirety of our lives. More to come about the FAQ of DNS in the next blog post. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Shepard by using the information below. Matthew J. Shepard, DC Shepard Pain and Performance Care drshepard@bnchiro.com    

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Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic treatment and you The best way to start regaining what you’ve lost is seeking a qualified healthcare provider. Once this has been accomplished, you and your chosen pain manager (Dr. Shepard) can employ the six strategies below. Never think for a moment that this is the pain managers responsibility. You’re in control of your life take it back! Number one: why chiropractic While there are many methods to remove musculoskeletal pain, chiropractic ranks among the best forms of treatment. It is noninvasive and inexpensive. Chiropractors consistently treat all types of painful conditions. Chiropractic is a safe, and manual manipulation has been shown to reduce pain, increased awareness, and more. Number two: Am I eating inflammation Doesn’t surprise anyone that our diet plays a very important role in our health? However, it may surprise you to know that many of the foods we eat actually cause more harm than good.  This is turned the pro inflammatory diet and most Americans are on it and don’t even know of it Number three: Stability: why do I need that Your muscles need to be strong in order to lift certain objects, but did you know that certain muscles have to stabilize before that action can be performed? In walking or raising your hand, we need stability. Without stability, pain will soon follow. Number four: Exercise and stretch: fundamentals Little exercise, coupled with tight and stiff muscles leads to a deconditioned body in pain. Some exercises and forms of stretching can revive stiff joints and reduce your pain. Number five: Am I level?: Correcting skeletal inequalities It’s going to call me can be a simple anatomical difference from side to side. It could be that you were born that way. However, this inequality can predispose you to chronic muscular skeletal problems. Number six: The body is a temple Our body is made of mind, body, and spirit. To take care of all three it is unique and profoundly important realization, if we are ever to be truly well. Although by themselves, the strategy may work, but they will not complement each other as intended. To truly regain your health, a strategy must be woven together with the help of your team manager.

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Shepard Pain and Performance Care
2309 E Empire Street Suite 400 Bloomington, IL 61704
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On-site Active Release Treatment for Companies

Dr. Shepard provides on-site active release treatments for Bloomington IL and surrounding area companies. If you are a manager or owner of a company looking to decrease your recordable number of workers compensation claims. Contact Dr. Shepard today!

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