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Safe Alternatives to the Most Common Dangerous Exercises

As we are all adjusting to social distancing and trying to balance work, home life and the effort to stay active, many people are turning to at-home workouts. While these are convenient and can be beneficial, there is also an increased risk. Without proper guidance and feedback from trained coaches, athletes are more likely than […]

Your health is important to us

Hello everyone, We understand that these are concerning and difficult times. We would like to ensure our clients and patients that we will continue operating during these uncertain times. Based on Governor Holcomb’s executive orders put into place this afternoon, we are exempt from the Stay-at-Home Order. We want to reassure you that we are […]

5 Proven Steps to Boost Your Immune System 

As we navigate life and the health challenges that we might encounter, maintaining a healthy immune system is essential to staying healthy and overcoming potential health challenges in the most efficient and effective way. Here are 5 proven steps to keep yourself as healthy as possible: Manage stress. Stress impacts us at multiple levels. It has […]

Have you accepted that your shoulder is always in pain?

4 Steps To Return To Play Are you baseball player with a shoulder injury? How about a volleyball player with shoulder pain? Or, could you possibly be an ex-athlete with a long history of chronic shoulder issues? Research has shown that conservative care for shoulder pain is highly successful, when addressed properly.  In order to […]

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Everything You Need To Know About Chiropractic Adjustment What’s the first thing that comes to mind when somebody brings up chiropractic? Commonly when people think of going to the chiropractor, they most often associate that with getting “cracked” or “popped.” In todays blog we will dive into what a chiropractic adjustment actually is and how […]

What is Dry Needling?

Dry Needling Acupuncture Therapy Call it dry needling, call it acupuncture, whatever you want to call it – it works. Dry needling acupuncture therapy has shown to provide some of the best results in our clinic. But, what is actually happening when all those filaments are put into your body? Why is it that those […]

Instantly Improve Your Health With Better Posture

Break These Habits To Improve Your Posture Right now, as you are reading this, how’s your posture? Are you leaning forward, hunched over or are you leaning back with your spine rounded? How about when you stare at your computer or phone screen for hours on end, are you slouched over looking down with your […]

Don’t Shrug Off Your Shoulder Pain

Prevent Further Shoulder Pain and Injury with Chiropractic Do you suffer from a chronic shoulder pain? Were you told it was a rotator cuff injury? What is a rotator cuff? Let me begin by answering the latter question: the rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles that surround the shoulder joint: Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor […]

Don’t Let Your Pain Keep You Sidelined

IHS Sports Injury Treatments Lets face it – injuries, especially sports-related injuries, are inevitable. Whether it’s a torn rotator cuff muscle suffered while pitching or a sprained knee from ballet dancing, injuries are a part of being active. Rehabilitation, therefore, should also be active.  I missed my entire junior year of football due to a […]

7 Natural Ways to Relieve Pain

Holistic Approach to Pain Management Do you find yourself with new aches and pains on a regular basis? Maybe it’s from an intense work out, a long drive, or perhaps you’ve chalked it up to just simply part of this glorious thing we call aging. Whatever the reason, before you pop a pill to dull […]

Flotation Therapy and You in Mind: 5 Benefits of Flotation Therapy 

Flotation Therapy Provides Physical and Mental Benefits  “Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak”, words spoken by spiritual teacher and yogi, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati. And as it turns out, there is actually some truth to the mantra. In the world of therapy, sensory deprivation functions to supplement the saying. As a means of reducing […]

Meet Our Newest Member: Ms. Floatie

Experience Our New Flotation Pod Ever have one of those days where everything seems to be going against you and you have no control over your day’s outcome? I know, right! Sounds like most of our days. Sure, you are still breathing but are you really living? What does that even mean? If you are […]

9 Tips for Finding the Best Chiropractor

Search For The Best Chiropractor Near You Finding the best chiropractor can be hard nowadays with so many out there.  Like everything else, finding the best chiropractor starts with doing research and understanding what it is you are looking for.  Referrals are typically the best way to find a good provider, whether it be from […]

Interview with Our Patient, Lindsey Hein, Winner of the 2014 Women’s Running Cover Model Contest

Lindsey Hein IHS Patient Interview Our patient, Lindsey Hein, winner of the 2014 Women’s Running Cover Model contest, was nice enough to take time out of her busy schedule to share her story with us: Can you share a little of your story with us, in regard to the BRCA2 gene mutation and the choices you were forced […]

The Role of Acupuncture in Depression and Cancer

How Acupuncture Is Beneficial For Individuals with Depression & Cancer Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine for which it is used to correct imbalances in the body.  But that’s not all it can do. Studies have shown that acupuncture can help against depression and […]

Interview with the CrossFit NapTown Team 2014 Central East Regional Finalists

CrossFit NapTown Team Interview At our Indianapolis chiropractic clinic, we encourage our patients to find workout programs that best fit their specific needs. Many have asked us about cross fit  of them ask about CrossFit, how to get started, and what the advantages are. Jared Byczko and Peter Brasovan, CrossFit NapTown co-owners, recently answered questions that […]

The Importance of a Deload Phase for Athletes

Benefits Athletes Obtain Scheduling Deload Phases We all strive for progress. We want to see ourselves improve and grow, whether physically or professionally. At our Indianapolis chiropractic clinic, many of our athlete patients ask us why they are hurting, and not making more progress? What we typically see as a common denominator is a lack of built in deload phases in their workout program. Many athletes […]

Active Release Technique Alternative Treatment for Muscle and Joint Pain

Discover and Treat Soft Tissue Abnormalities Active Release Technique, or A.R.T. for short, is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue technique that uses specific contact on the injured area of the patient, in order to help decrease pain, tension, and adhesion.  In A.R.T, the provider uses their hands in a specific motion with pressure to work […]

How to Find the Best Chiropractic Office

Q: Why do some chiropractors take x-rays and some do not?

A: The best chiropractors use a conservative approach in taking x-rays and applying specific guidelines when ordering x-rays. X-rays are definitely required when a patient has suffered a significant trauma, or when the chiropractor is suspecting an infection is cancer or a tumor, or the patient is over 65 and is suspected to have osteoporosis. In addition, if pain is getting worse or patient is not improving then an x-ray is merited. Best chiropractor knows that there are cases that x-rays don’t make a difference on the treatment plan, for instance if a patient is suffering from a disc herniation.  Because x-rays do not show soft tissue variables or derangements that patient would not benefit from an x-ray and would need an MRI if necessary.

A Simple Way to Manage Your Low Back Pain

Athletes Learn the Benefits of Resting Your Body Offseason Have you accepted the fact that you will always suffer from chronic low back pain? Think again. There are simple steps you can take to ensure you move properly, which in turn will help you eliminate your pain. In my opinion, traditional medicine has failed to […]

What is TMJ?

Symptoms and Solutions to TMJ Disorder TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is the joint that connects your jaws to your skull. Temporomandibular joint disorder, otherwise known as TMJD, is a disorder of the joint that may create discomfort and pain not only in the joint itself, but the pain may also be sensed around the ear, […]

Achilles Tendon Pain and Active Release Technique

Solution To Your Achilles Tendon Pain Achilles tendon injuries are common among the active population, especially runners and cross fitters. The pain is typically localized at the far end of the calf, just above the heel where the Achilles tendon inserts into the heel bone. There are a variety of factors that may contribute to […]

How Does Dry Needling Work?

Reset Your Muscles and Tissues with Dry Needling I am often asked what dry needling is, and how it works. Dry needling, in a sense, is very similar to acupuncture, when it comes down to the tools that we use. We use very thin filaments, which are inserted into the tissues, such as muscles, tendons, […]

What You Should Know About Pain

Understanding The Three Factors of Pain Over the past few centuries, our understanding of pain has evolved to include new contributing factors. Pain is an individualistic experience, however it is also considered a biopsychosocial experience. Biological Factors The biological component is simply your body. The organs or tissues, such as ligaments, muscles and/or nerves could […]

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Even the Slightest Pain after a Car Accident

[youtube_sc url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgFt55sg1lw&list=UUywozp0WIbd3OU4N9KQlUag” title=”Tess%27%20Testimonial%20for%20Shoulder%20and%20Neck%20Pain%20after%20an%20Automobile%20Accident%20″] Treatment of Injuries Caused by Car Accidents At Integrated Health Solutions, a large percentage of our patients have experienced some sort of trauma, whether it is from a sports injury or involvement in a motor vehicle accident. When it comes to injuries sustained from accidents, it is from our experience and patient […]

Do You Have to Live with Tennis Elbow Pain?

Tennis Elbow Pain Management and Treatment Plan What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondilitis, is a medical condition in which the outer part of the elbow becomes inflamed and painful. This injury is directly related to a repetitive micro trauma, in which muscles of the forearm (the extensor muscles) become overused, […]

Will Back Pain Heal Itself?

Determining If You Need A Doctor For Your Back Pain Back pain is more common than you may think. In fact, it is the second most common reason people visit their doctor and one of the most common reasons for missing work. What Causes Back Pain? Sports injuries and accidents can cause back pain, but […]

Have You Tried Everything to Find Relief from Migraines?

Relieve Migraine Pain with Chriporactic Therapy Many of our patients suffer from migraines. If these or other forms of headaches burden you, then you are probably already aware that there are several different medications available. However, did you know that there is an effective alternative? One without the risk of side effects medicine may have. Dr. Charbel is a chiropractor […]

Dry Needling and Sports Injuries

How Dry Needling Helps With Sport Injuries Working with an active population and athletes on a daily basis, I am constantly searching for cutting edge techniques that reduce recovery time by relaxing the body and healing it. For that, I am an advocate of utilizing dry needling. Dry needling is a form of acupuncture, otherwise […]