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You Don’t Have to Live with Chronic Pain

Millions of people around the world are suffering needlessly from chronic pain that can be managed with regular visits to a chiropractor. My name is Dr. Matt Shepard, one of the leading chiropractors in Bloomington IL, and I want to help you manage and even eliminate your pain so you can enjoy life on your terms. Often, physicians prescribe strong and addictive painkillers to their patients who are suffering from chronic pain. Or they advise invasive, exploratory surgery to find the root of the problem. Often, such forms of treatment are not the least bit necessary. If you live in the Bloomington area and are experiencing chronic pain of any kind, come and see me at my office that is located at 2309 E. Empire St. #400, BLoomington IL 61704, before taking the drastic steps of medication or surgery. Getting to the Root of Your Pain I can help to eliminate your pain with specialized treatments that will deal with the root of the problem that is causing the pain. When you visit my office, which is located at 2309 E. Empire St. #400, 61704, the first thing that I will do is sit down with you and discuss your pain issues. Then I will make my own diagnosis of the problem and get to work at eliminating the problems that are causing your chronic pain. I perform treatment and give each and every patient exercises to compliment the treatment. Leading to decreased pain and increased stability and motion. Stop Suffering from Chronic Pain Now! If you are suffering from chronic pain, I can help you. Come into my office for a consultation, followed by a series of treatments that will get directly to the source of your problem and eliminate your pain forever. I offer short term treatment too reduce your pain. As one of the best chiropractors/ manual therapists in the city, I have helped hundreds of patients in Bloomington, IL with their pain issues, and I can help you too. Don’t suffer any longer.

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Active Release Technique – Dr. Shepard’s Explanation

Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) is a highly successful systematic approach to injuries of muscle, tendons, nerves and the surrounding soft tissues. Active Release Technique uses a medically patented massage technique to treat soft tissue adhesions with the aid of muscle specific movements to correctly identify the exact muscle, ligament, tendon, nerve, or fascia involved. A.R.T is a deep muscle therapy that relieves tension and promotes proper muscle motion, while reducing scar tissue formation, muscle imbalance, and nerve entrapments. Every A.R.T session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. A.R.T. providers uses their hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. The provider then treats the abnormal tissues by combining precisely directed tension and very specific patient movements. These treatment protocols are unique to A.R.T. and include over 500 specific moves. This simply means that Dr. Shepard can treat anywhere, from the muscles in the bottom of a patient’s foot to muscles inside the mouth, responsible for causing headaches and altered jaw mechanics, and everywhere in between. Dr. Shepard is full body certified and annually undergoes Active Release Technique recertification. The three most common mechanisms of injury are: Acute trauma Constant pressure Repetitive motion All three mechanisms play a part of the cumulative injury cycle. Soft tissue restrictions in the body change or adapt over time. These changes are predictable and can be felt by the doctor. Chronic or “older” injuries actually feel different from acute or “newer” ones. Active Release Technique has proven to be very effective for professional athletes and is widely used in professional sports such as the NFL, NBA, NHL, Ironman triathlons, professional volleyball, figure skating, and many more. Contact Dr. Shepard today to schedule an appointment and see if Active Release Technique may assist you in reaching your health goals!

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Tight Jaw Muscles

One of the common issues with people who have overly tight jaw muscles is they start to hear a clicking or popping noise while opening their jaw. To quickly assess your jaw, ask yourself the following questions (look into a mirror while doing so if you like). Do you have to over extend (tip your head back) when you try to open your mouth all the way? Does your jaw deviate (shift from side to side) at any point when you’re opening your jaw all the way? Do you wake up with jaw soreness or when you take your fingers and lightly press below your cheek bones – is it tender? These are some of the questions I would ask when evaluating your Tempro-Mandibular Joint (TMJ). Tempro-Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is a common condition for individuals that are under constant stress. By releasing / lengthening your jaw muscles and using simple at home exercises, you can relax and alleviate jaw tension. Stop by our office if you’d like more information or if you’d like your jaw to be assessed. Dr. Matt Shepard

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Shepard Pain and Performance Care
2309 E Empire Street Suite 400 Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 585-0382
Fax: (309) 808-0692 Google Maps

Monday 9:00-6:00 pm Tuesday 11:00-6:00 pm Wednesday 9:00-6:00 pm Thursday 11:00-6:00 pm Friday 9:00-6:00 pm

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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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