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Right Chiropractor Can Eliminate Neck Pain

Dr. Shepard Can Help To Eliminate Neck Pain Hello there Bloomington, IL. Have you been dealing with neck pain, only to find that none of the treatments that you have tried in the past have actually worked? Are you looking for a way to manage and treat your neck pain without taking addictive prescription drugs or undergoing invasive surgery? My name is Dr. Matt Shepard, in Bloomington, and I am someone who can help eliminate neck pain you have, without the use of drugs or surgery. Causes of Neck Pain I see hundreds of patients in my office at 2309 E. Empire St. #400, 61704 who are dealing with neck pain, and their pain is caused by a number of conditions. Often, this pain can be attributed to an automobile accident or other types of accident. Other times, neck pain is the result of too many hours spent in front of a computer.No matter what the reason for your neck pain is, a visit with me at my office located at 2309 E. Empire St. #400. 61704, will start you off on the right foot to living pain-free. Stop Living with Neck PainNeck pain certainly doesn’t have to be a permanent condition, and it is not a condition that must be treated with drugs or surgery. When you come to see me to help you with your neck pain, I will first conduct my own examination so as to know exactly what we are dealing with. Then I will set about finding the right course of chiropractic treatment for your neck pain.So, if you are living in the Bloomington IL area and have been suffering with neck pain, suffer no longer. My office is located at 2309 E. Empire St. #400 , 61704, and I am here to eliminate neck pain you’re suffering from. Contact Dr. Shepard’s office today to book an appointment. You can also call in at (309) 585-0382 .

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Nerve Pain? – Nerve Pain can be treated manually

Are you suffering from the pain caused by a compressed nerve? Maybe what you need is not traditional drugs or surgery, but experienced treatment from a specially trained chiropractor. Let me introduce myself. My name is Dr. Matt Shepard, I am chiropractor in Bloomington, IL, who has experience and and unique qualifications to help treat your pain caused by irritated nerves. I am a certified Active Release Provider, who has worked on Ironman athletes, Strongman Athletes, weekend warriors, and everyone in between. To read more about Active Release please visit What is a Pinched Nerve? A pinched nerve, also known as a peripheral nerve entraptment, is basically a injury due to repetitive motion. This overuse injury causes pressure on the nerves, which can cause the nerves to become swollen and irritated, thereby causing extreme pain. Pressure can come from a number of sources, including tendons, muscles and bones. Nerve pain can be caused by simple everyday movements, ie… bending and twisting. It only takes the the tiniest wrong move to cause the nerve to become irritated, and if you are experiencing pain caused by a nerve, I want to help to alleviate your pain. I Can Reduce the Nerve TensionThat is Causing Your Pain As a practicing chiropractor in Bloomington IL, I am trained to treat disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, (joints, muscles, and nerves). When it comes to treating your entrapted nerve, I manipulate the muscles, tissues, and joints to alleviate any undue nerve irritation. Before you decide to undergo painful surgery that will take a long time to heal from, come in and visit me at my office, conveniently located at 2309 E. Empire St. #400, 61704 in Bloomington, IL. I can help to treat the source of your pain, and you won’t have to deal with surgery, drugs or other forms of therapy.

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Levator Scapulae Muscle – The Cause of Your Neck Pain and Upper Back Pain

The levator scapulae muscle is a hard-working muscle that is very rarely talked about. The Levator Scapulae muscle elevates the shoulder blade. Levator is from the same Latin word as elevator, and Scapulae is Latin for the shoulder blade. One of My Patient Cases Which Is A Typical Levator Scapuale Muscle Issue Clinical Presentation: (Using a hypthetical name and age)- Larry, age 37, typically had levator scapulae muscle trouble. He said constant neck and upper back pain and stiffness in the right side of his neck ever since a fender bender three months earlier, and couldn’t turn his head to the right side at all. His insurance is paying for physical therapy, but the stretching attraction only seems to be making his pain worse. Electrostimulation help, but it didn’t last. Precise deep tissue massage in the form of Active Release Technique to Larry’s levator scapulae muscles cut through the pain after only one visit. It gave him the first relief in area after years of chronic muscle tightness and upper back pain. He was then shown varies ways to stretch and and relax this area himself with the use of nerve flosses. Within 10 days (and only three treatments), his pain was gone. In three weeks, he could turn its head again for the full range of motion. Symptoms and Causes Symptoms: Fascial adhesions in levator scapulae muscles cause pain and stiffness in the angle of the neck. When sufficiently active, they also refer a lesser degree of pain along inner edge of the shoulder blade into the back of the shoulder. A levator scapulae muscle fascial adhesion is what keeps your keep you from turning your head look behind you when you’re backing up in your car. You may not be able to turn your head at all toward the side of the adhesion. Causes: The lower end of each levator scapulae muscle attaches to the inner edge of the top angle of the corresponding shoulder blade. It’s upper end attaches to the side of the top four neck vertebra. This arrangement allows levator scapulae muscle to help raise the shoulder blade and thereby raise the shoulder. This function is very one that gets the muscle into trouble. When stress and bad posture habits keep the shoulders up, you can be sure that the levator scapulae muscles are doing much of the work.Because attachments to the side of the neck bones, levator is also able to help turn that your head to the same side. When trigger points or fascial adhesions develop they disabled the muscle, leaving it reluctant to contract and perform. The muscle also resist lengthening, which can keep you from turning your head and other direction too.Many things can make trouble for the levator scapulae muscle, including sleeping on your side without support your neck, typing while looking at your copy out to one side, and holding the phone clamped between your head and shoulder. Backpacks versus suspend suspended from the shoulder straps are as bad […]

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