What is a 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 it can be helpful for treating pain. The […]

What is Dry Needling?

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 teeny tiny filaments are […]

Instantly Improve Your Health With Better 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 chin almost touching your chest?  Most people […]

Don’t Shrug Off Your Shoulder Pain

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 and Subscapularis (SITS). The origins of these muscles […]

Don’t Let Your Pain Keep You Sidelined

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 sprained ankle that occurred […]

7 Natural Ways to Relieve Pain

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 the pain, take into consideration […]

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

 “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 the amount of sensory input to the […]

Meet Our Newest Member: Ms. Floatie

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 nodding your head right now, […]

9 Tips for Finding the Best Chiropractor

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 another provider or a friend. First hand experience […]

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

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 to make? My Grandmother had […]

The Role of Acupuncture in Depression and 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 be helpful for cancer sufferers too.  Recent studies have shown […]

Interview with the CrossFit NapTown Team 2014 Central East Regional Finalists

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 we hope will help […]

The Importance of a Deload Phase for Athletes

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 incorporate very little, if any deload […]

Active Release Technique Alternative Treatment for Muscle and Joint Pain

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 out the tightness that is affecting […]

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

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 help patients understand their pain, and does little to […]

What is TMJ?

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, in the neck area and in […]

Achilles Tendon Pain and Active Release Technique

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 the pain, such as increased activity, […]

How Does Dry Needling Work?

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, and ligaments that are dysfunctional and deranged. However, with […]

What You Should Know About 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 be deranged and damaged, thus sending […]

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″] 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 feedback, that an individual does not always […]

Do You Have to Live with Tennis Elbow Pain?

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, leading to adhesion, tension, and tightness in […]

Will Back Pain Heal Itself?

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 sometimes even the simplest movement, such as tying your shoes, […]

Have You Tried Everything to Find Relief from Migraines?

Have you Tried Everything to Find Relief from Migraines? 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 […]

Dry Needling and Sports Injuries

Dry Needling and Sports 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 known as […]