Dr. Glen Batson, Willowbrook Chiropractor, Treating TEXT NECK…..Neck Pain!!!!
With the advent of technology making our lives easier…there can be ramifications. Although the utilization of cell phones has made our lives easier, we are seeing many health related complications associated with the excessive use of these devices. Texting, the modern means of communication, is causing repetitive stress to the cervical spine (NECK), upper back and shoulder regions. The constant/ repetitive activity of looking down (cervical flexion) is causing abnormal posture and stress to the vertebral column (SPINE), and the ligaments and muscles of the neck and shoulders, causing neck pain and upper back pain, shoulder pain, headaches, sloughing posture with rounded shoulders, and fatigue.
Dr. Glen Batson of Batson Chiropractic Clinic Willowbrook utilizes effective treatment for reduction of the symptoms of TEXT NECK. Dr. Batson utilizes education of proper spinal posture and ergonomics, specific spinal manipulation, K-Laser Class IV Laser Therapy, instruction in proper elevation of the cell phone device, correction of posture by sitting/standing up straight, and exercise for the reduction of symptoms and structural deficits associated and caused by the repetitive activities of TEXTING!!
Posture and Ergonomics are essential for maintenance of spinal integrity and general GOOD health!!
Dr. Batson, a Chiropractor and Palmer College of Chiropractic Graduate, is specifically trained in the biomechanical and neuro-musculoskeletal aspects of these complications. Chiropractic care, postural education, and exercise are essential tools Dr. Batson will utilize for the treatment of your cervical spine condition and resolution of the associated symptomatology.
Dr. Glen Batson is available for discussion of your specific concerns at: 630-323-1181.
You can visit and review the Batson Chiropractic web site at: www.batsonchiropractic.com
Dr. Batson of Batson Chiropractic Treats Disc Herniations and Spinal Pain and Associated Dysfunction
DISC HERNIATION: aka: “Slipped Disc” and PAIN!!!!!
An inter-vertebral disc is the cartilaginous material between adjacent spinal vertebrae (spinal bones) and acts as a shock absorbing cushion to facilitate proper biomechanical joint function and reduce friction. The disc also acts as a spacer between adjacent vertebrae to allow the spinal nerve roots to exit the spine and supply vital nerve energy to all aspects of the body.
A disc can herniate (bulge or rupture) due to injury, repetitive stress, posture and weight gain, aging, and/or a vertebral subluxation. A vertebral subluxation is the partial dislocation of one vertebrae in relation to another causing altered biomechanical joint function which can then cause altered stress to the disc and thus disc degeneration, disc bulge, herniation, or rupture.
Disc Herniation can be associated with:
Dr. Batson is a Palmer College of Chiropractic graduate, practicing in a solo practice for over thirty three years. Dr. Batson utilizes the PALMER and PIERCE RESULTS SYSTEM of spinal analysis and treatment consisting of utilizing Examination, X-ray analysis in conjunction with Video-Fluoroscopy (motion X-Ray imaging), very specific chiropractic manipulation techniques (NO Twisting, Napping, or Jerking), Lordex lumbar decompression therapy, and the K-Laser therapy. Dr. Batson treats patients of Willowbrook and the surrounding communities of Darien, Burr Ridge, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Oakbrook, Claredon Hills, Western Springs, Lemont, Westmont, and communities of the Tri-State regions.
Dr. Batson is available for consultation at: 630-323-1181.
Proper Lifting Tips
PROPER LIFTING ERGONOMICS
There are many opinions on proper lifting techniques. Lifting stress is not just isolated to the lower back but encompasses multiple body structures. When lifting an object from the floor, we always associate proper lifting as bending at the knees, never twisting, keeping object as close to our torso as possible to avoid stress to the lower back. However, the most important aspect to proper lifting is to NEVER LOOK DOWN. Head and neck posture is critical!!!
When lifting, our lower back is stressed, but in fact does not perform the actual lifting activity. The true aspect of lifting takes place in the lower cervical spine, upper thoracic spine, and shoulders girdles. Improper ergonomics of these body parts when lifting then places undo stress to the lower back regions with the resulting lower back injury.
The Olympic weight lifter is able to lift the excessive weight because he presents on stage, places himself in the appropriate lifting position, however, upon initiation of the lifting activity he cocks his head back (looking up), and therefore stabilizes and strengthens his cervical spine muscles and ligaments as well as stabilizes and strengthens the muscles and ligaments of the lumbosacral region allowing him to perform the lifting activity. The action of looking up and locking the head in the hyper-extended position allows him to bend his knees, squat, lift the weight with an extremely strong lower back. By locking the spine as discussed above we are placing the cervical and lumbar vertebra in a normal lordotic C shaped curvature, allowing proper stress distribution to the spinal disc material and joints of the vertebra. If the weight lifter were to look down at the object he would/could sustain a very serious spine injury because he has changed the biomechanical load on the disc material and spinal joints.
It is my opinion that injury can encompass both the lumbosacral region but the cervical spine, upper thoracic, and shoulder girdles as well. By locking the spine as discussed above we are placing the vertebra in a normal lordotic curvature, allowing proper stress distribution to the spinal disc material and joints of the vertebra allowing lifting without injury.
So……The Keys to Proper Lifting:
· NEVER LOOK DOWN. Always cock the head back and lock the cervical spine into the hyper-extension position thereby strengthening the cervical, thoracic and shoulder girdles, and ultimately strengthening the lumbosacral region.
· Bend at the knees
· Never twist or rotate at the waist when lifting
· Keep objects as close to the torso as possible
· Be aware/familiar with the object to be lifted
March 12th, 2022
Dr. Glen Batson of Batson Chiropractic Clinic Reviewing Treatment Options of Morton's Neuroma: "FOOT PAIN"
FOOT PAIN can come in many forms, and with many conditions, many of which can be quite debilitating. One such PAINFUL FOOT condition can be associates with a condition known as Morton’s Neuroma. Morton’s Neuroma begins as a sensation of persistent pain in the ball of your foot and usually pain at the base of the third and fourth toe.
Morton’s Neuroma is known as a benign tumor, but is actually a thickening and swelling/inflammation of the tissue that surrounds the digital nerves as they pass under the ligaments that connect the metatarsals (toe bones) of the forefoot. Morton’s Neuroma is most frequently associated between the third and fourth toes and is usually caused by irritation, trauma, or excessive pressure to the foot. The pain associated with Morton’s Neuroma can be a burning nerve type pain in the ball of the foot, between the base of the third and fourth toes and can radiate into the toes.
Dr. Batson of Batson Chiropractic of Willowbrook, Il effectively treats Morton’s Neuroma utilizing the K-Laser Class IV Laser Therapy. K-Laser Therapy is an effective, natural, drugless, and pain free therapy utilizing four wavelengths of light energy introduced to the specific region of the foot for the reduction of the inflammation, reduction of PAIN, and reduction of dysfunction associated with this painful condition of Morton’s Neuroma. Dr. Batson also utilizes Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy of the foot and ankle and Foot Levelers custom foot orthotic appliances for the restoration of foot and ankle function and proper support to reduce irritation that may be contributing to the Morton’s Neuroma.
Dr. Batson also effectively treats many musculoskeletal conditions utilizing the combination of specific chiropractic therapy and K-laser therapy. Dr. Batson can be reached for consultation and treatment by calling his office which is conveniently located in Willowbrook Il. Dr. Batson is a Graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Dr. Batson can be reached at:
Batson Chiropractic Clinic
February 17th, 2022
"BACK PAIN" TREATED CONSERVATIVELY BY DR. GLEN BATSON CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN WILLOWBROOK ILLINOIS
Most people will experience “BACK PAIN” of some type throughout their lives. Back pain can affect individuals of all ages and can range from mild muscle pain and spasms to severe sharp debilitating pain. Back pain can consist of cervical spine pain (NECK), thoracic spine pain (MID BACK), and lumbar spine pain (LOWER BACK). Spinal pain can be caused by a spinal subluxation (MIS-ALIGNED VERTEBRA), disc herniations, spinal degeneration, spinal stenosis, and can radiate pain to other regions of the body such as the upper and lower extremities, ”Sciatica”, and even headaches.
Back pain can be brought on by multiple causes consisting of poor posture, poor ergonomics, excess weight and deconditioning, repetitive activities, over exertion, lifting, falls, sport injuries, physical and mental stress, and even motor vehicle injuries to mention a few.
Dr. Glen Batson, of Batson Chiropractic Clinic Willowbrook, is a Palmer College of Chiropractic Graduate, and in practice for over thirty three years in the Westmont and now Willowbrook communities. Dr. Batson has been trained to understand the multiple systems and functions of the body: bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and the neurological system which supplies vital neurological input to these systems to maintain Homeostasis.
At Batson Chiropractic, Dr. Batson performs a personal history, examination, and x-rays as indicated to determine and diagnose each patient’s condition and/or the specific joint dysfunction that may be causing the associated pain and symptomatology. Dr. Batson utilizes his training at Palmer College of Chiropractic, the Pierce Technique of spinal evaluation and treatment, K-Laser Therapy for the reduction of pain and inflammation, Lordex Lumbar Decompression Therapy for lumbar disc rehabilitation, and personal exercise instructions for restoration of proper neurological and body function and relief of PAIN!!
Dr. Batson can be reached to personally discuss your health needs at: 630-323-1181.
February 12th, 2022
Lordex Spinal Decompression Therapy: