Retired Army Staff Sergeant Shilo Harris credits chiropractic care with saving his life.
Last month, Staff Sgt. Harris was featured in the Illinois-based The State Journal Register with his story of war wounds and injuries, his long path of surgeries and suffering, his dark journey with opioid medications, and his eventual recovery thanks to chiropractic care.
Here is his story in his own words:
October has been declared as Chiropractic Health Care Month in Illinois by Illinois governor Bruce Rauner. October has traditionally been considered to be the "birthday" of chiropractic, since the first modern chiropractic adjustment was delivered during October, 1895. Chiropractic now has a special place in the lives of people in Illinois and Peoria, as statistics show that about 2 million people in Illinois seek chiropractic care each year.
Here's the proclamation itself:
Well, all the children in Peoria are back to school. And, hopefully, not back to... back pain!
Children lug around pounds worth of books, papers, lunches, and other materials to and from school, and all that weight can cause back pain if their backpacks are not used properly. Here's a quick video from healthierillinois.com on backpack fitting and use:
I'm not sure whether a chiropractor can help lower your golf score, but at the very least a chiropractor ought to be able to make you function better out on the golf course. There are some easy ways that you can protect yourself on the course, too. The last thing you want is to get hurt during your favorite activity!
Via the American Chiropractic Association, here are four tips for taking care of your spine while out on the golf course (click on the image for a larger version):
This is prime gardening season in Peoria and the Central Illinois area: not only is my home garden producing fruits and vegetables like crazy, but the weeds are also out of control. That means more hours outside, hunched over, or crawling between the rows. Ask any gardener and they'll tell you just how satisfying the work is, but it can be pretty rough on the back, arms, and knees after a while.
Fortunately, there are right ways and wrong ways to do just about every activity, and gardening is no different. Here's some information that every Peoria gardener should know.
Via the American Chiropractic Association, here are some fabulous tips for getting ready for gardening (click on the image for a larger version):
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