Carson Chiropractic Oswego IL Blog

By Carson Chiropractic
January 08, 2018
Category: Chiropractor

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!

By Carson Chiropractic
October 02, 2017
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: Muscle Pain  

Do you have muscle pain? Overuse and overexertion from a day's physical labor or an overly vigorous gym workout leave muscles tense muscle painand sore. Inflammation soars as tiny tears in musculature start to heal. At Carson Chiropractic in Oswego, chiropractors Dr. Eric Carson and Dr. John Hosten offer massage therapy both as an adjunct to chiropractic adjustments and to prevent those aching backs, legs, shoulders and arms. Read here about the many benefits of this simple, effective and non-pharmaceutical relief for your hardworking body.

Symptoms of muscle pain

Tenderness, fever, swelling--they're symptoms of muscle pain, or myalgia. Myalgia originates in simple overexertion of a particular muscle group--your quadriceps, for example--or may be diffused throughout many muscle groups in the body.

Understanding muscle pain involves understanding swelling. Otherwise called inflammation, swelling of the muscles starts physical exertion blocks important substances called cytokines. Additionally, the energy factories, or mitochrondria, in muscle cells can't work at peak capacity because oxygen uptake drops when your body is overworked. So during strenuous exertion, pain develops.

Therapeutic massage at Carson Chiropractic suppresses inflammation by helping cytokines and mitochrondria do their jobs effectively. Also, research from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine shows that the careful, but deep, manual manipulation of muscles during a massage releases the body's natural neurohormones called endorphins which help humans relax and feel happy.

Overall, after a massage at Carson Chiropractic in Oswego, Dr. Carson's and Dr. Hosten's patients can experience:

  • More complete and quicker recovery after an intense workout or injury
  • A reduced need for anti-inflammatory medications and analgesics
  • Greater flexibility, fewer muscle knots, and improved muscle tone
  • Better circulation and range of motion in the joints
  • Relaxed breathing and lower blood pressure
  • Relief from insomnia and headaches
  • Fewer feelings of stress and anxiety

Combined with chiropractic

Your spinal manipulation or adjustment at Carson Chiropractic will be more effective, easier to accomplish and last longer when combined with massage therapy in Oswego. So if you're struggling with muscle pain regularly or you have a flare-up after a big house move or basketball game with friends, call the office team at Carson Chiropractic for an appointment: (630) 551-1003.

By Carson Chiropractic
July 10, 2017
Category: Foot Treatment

Rocktape Kinesiotaping is a revolutionary new type of kinesiology taping product that's used to treat sports injuries. Rocktape is appliedRockTape Kinesio Taping over muscles to reduce inflammation and pain, relax tired muscles and support muscles in movement. Carson Chiropractic, which is located in Oswego, IL, offers Kinesiotaping to their patients. Dr. Eric Carson and Dr. John Hosten are some of the finest chiropractors in Oswego.

RockTape Kinesio Taping Overview

Rocktape is designed to aid in the treatment and healing of various sports injuries and improve physical performance. RockTape lifts the skin away from the fascia and muscle, which decompresses the area which reduces inflammation. It also signals the central nervous system through the skin’s sensory nerves, which provides powerful feedback to reduce pain.

Conditions Treated With Rocktape

RockTape Kinesiology tape can assist with multiple ailments. Common problems that can be addressed using Rocktape Kinesiology tape include rotator cuff problems, low back disorders, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, achilles tendonitis, swollen ankles, shin splints, sprains, golfers elbow, tennis elbow, calf strains, etc.

Benefits of RockTape Kinesio Taping

RockTape Kinesio Taping is a rehabilitative taping technique that's designed to facilitate your body's natural healing process while providing stability and support to your joints. Rocktape assists healing and provides support to the injured area while allowing full range of movement. RockTape on the skin disrupts pain signals which are directed to the brain. When the pain signals arriving to the brain are disrupted, it doesn't produce the sensation of pain.

How Do I Get Started With Rocktape?

You can get started with Rocktape Kinesio Taping by locating a RockTape Medical Professional in Oswego, IL and booking a consultation. Your aches, pains, strains, and injuries should be assessed by a suitably qualified chiropractor before initial tape application. This will be a valuable opportunity to experience tape application by a doctor.

A sports injury can be devastating. Don't wait another minute- call Carson Chiropractic at 630-551-1003 today to schedule a consultation in Oswego, IL. We offer state-of-the-art treatments for sports injuries. We can help you achieve real relief with little expense or trouble.

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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