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By Carson Chiropractic
April 19, 2019
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If you're an athlete or someone who is very active at home or at work, then you know the toll that constant and repetitive motion can take sportson your body. At Carson Chiropractic in Oswego, your doctors, Dr. Eric Carson and Dr. John Hosten, use Active Release Technique on those soft tissue injuries in order to relieve any pain that you may be experiencing. Could you benefit from ART?


What is ART?

Active Release Technique is a way to relieve the pain, inflammation, and limited range of motion associated with repetitive injuries. Typically, athletes and other highly active people experience bouts of elbow, neck, and shoulder pain or even shin splints and carpal tunnel syndrome. The source of these discomforts usually cannot be pinpointed on an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI, but are diagnosed symptomatically instead.

Given that these are injuries of the muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons, and fascia (connective tissue), surgery, casting, and other treatments are not appropriate or effective. In the mid-eighties, doctors perfected the technique ART to relieve the tension, pain, and inflammation of these soft tissue problems—and it's all done hands-on in our Oswego chiropractor office!

ART is what doctors term "movement based." Your chiropractor in Oswego has been specifically trained to manipulate and move the affected muscles and surrounding areas which are painful and inflamed. The techniques are safe, effective, and simple as they aim to strengthen weak musculature, relieve pinched nerves, balance movement, and increase the range of motion. ART also restores proper blood flow to injured tissues.


Find out more

Chiropractic care focuses on allowing the body to heal naturally from injuries, surgery, arthritis, and the effects of general aging and wear and tear. Active Release Technique helps people feel better and perform their usual activities with greater comfort and effectiveness. As part of the total chiropractic treatment plan, ART can be a great tool in achieving optimal well-being. For more information, please contact Carson Chiropractic at (630) 551-1003.

By Carson Chiropractic
January 08, 2018
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What your chiropractors in Oswego, IL, want you to know about Active Release Techniqueactive release technique

If you have sore muscles, tendons and ligaments, the pain can keep you from enjoying your life. It’s time to visit your chiropractor for a revolutionary treatment called Active Release Technique, or ART. Drs. Eric Carson and John Hosten at Carson Chiropractic in Oswego, IL, want to help you discover how Active Release Technique can heal your body.

Active Release Technique uses a series of hands-on manual manipulations to help heal injured muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and connective tissue. By putting pressure on affected areas, ART creates tension and helps heal injured soft tissue. ART helps to:

  • Increase strength and balance
  • Aid in healing injured tissue
  • Increase flexibility and range-of-motion
  • Reduce scar tissue which may be pinching nerves
  • Lessen pressure on pinched nerves, tendons and ligaments
  • Relieve pain from tense muscles and soft tissue injuries

Your chiropractor requires a special certification to practice ART. To be certified, your chiropractor takes a series of classes to learn how to heal the body using Active Release Technique. There are over 500 specific movements to learn in order to practice ART.

Active Release Technique is used to treat many different medical conditions resulting from tension and overuse including headaches, sciatica, shin splints, carpal tunnel, and plantar fasciitis. ART is used to relieve pain and injury to your:

  • Neck or back
  • Shoulders, elbows, or arms
  • Hips, legs, knees, or feet

During your treatment session, your chiropractor will use hand movements to create tension on affected tissue, while he directs you to make certain movements. Each person’s treatment is unique, depending on which individual areas are injured. Active Release Technique is non-invasive and requires no downtime, so you can resume your daily routine.

If you are suffering the pain of overused muscles, ligaments, tendons, and soft tissue, it’s time to think about Active Release Technique. Don’t suffer pain or loss-of-motion when help is just a phone call away. Talk with the experts, Drs. Eric Carson and John Hosten at Carson Chiropractic in Oswego, IL. Call today and feel better!

December 16, 2014
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Drug & Alcohol Testing in Oswego IL

Looking for a Drug & Alcohol testing in Oswego IL?  Drivers and motor carriers are required to be in a drug and alcohol testing consortium (pool)  that includes pre-employment, post accident, randomized, and other types of required drug and alcohol tests. Dr. Carson and Dr. Hosten are certified to provide drug & alcohol testing and participate in the required consortium utilizing Team CME services.  Our drug and alcohol screening services are also available for non DOT individuals such as employers wishing to test employees, and those seeking employment, and parents wishing to test teens.  Consortiums (pools) can be set up for non-DOT employers as well.

Employee Drug Testing

We offer POCT (Point of Collection Testing) through urinalysis with results available within minutes of sample collection.  Lab analyzed results are available upon request for non-DOT as well.  

DOT drug testing must utilize lab analysis and results are provided to the designated employee representative.

Alcohol Testing

On-site breath analysis conducted with immediate results available.

Appointments are available 6 days a week.  

January 20, 2014
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TMJD and Jaw Pain

What is TMJD?

TMJD stands for temporomandibular joint dysfunction.  


Background on the TMJ:

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the region in the body in which the jaw bone (the mandible) joins up with the skull (temporal bone).  Every person has two temporomandibular joints (right and left side) that serve a number of important functions in the body including making facial expressions and consuming tasty food.  Proper movement at the TMJ is thus essential for completing daily tasks.  


TMJD results in:

Due to a number of factors such as emotional stress, physical trauma, or chemical insult to the body, movement at one or both of the TMJs can become dysfunctional leading to jaw pain, locking and clicking.  When the TMJ is affected, patients often will experience neck pain or headaches as well.  


What to do:

A number of treatment options for TMJD exist including spinal and jaw adjustments, myofascial release, combination therapy, mouth guards, and stress management.  If conservative options are not successful, patients can be referred to a dentist or orofacial surgeon.

Written by Dr. Josh Lederman, DC, ART®

July 05, 2011
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Welcome to Our Blog!

Dr. Carson and his entire team would like to welcome you to our blog. Here you will find informative and useful postings about chiropractic health care and our practice.

Here at Carson Chiropractic, we believe that educated patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and wellbeing. Our blog was designed to provide you with valuable health care information, the latest chiropractic developments and advice from Dr. Carson and his staff.

We hope you find our blog to be a great resource for keeping up to date with proper health care and chiropractic needs.

-- The Carson Chiropractic Team