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07August

Dr. Ralph Kruse publishes in JACO

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Dr. Ralph Kruse had a case study published in the latest edition of JACO. The paper titled "Chiropractic Management of Cervicalgia related to Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis Utilizing Cox Manual Cervical Distraction: A Case Report", was published in the June 2017 issue of the Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. The following is the abstract reprinted from the original article.

Objective: The purpose of this case report is to describe the utilization of Cox Manual Cervical Distraction for the treatment of cervicalgia in a patient with Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH).
 
Clinical Features: A 59 year-old female presented with chronic constant neck pain and stiffness which limited her ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs). Cervical spine radiographs revealed findings consistent with DISH.
 
Intervention and Outcome: This patient was treated with Cox manual cervical distraction resulting in a decrease in the severity and frequency of her pain and improved ability to perform ADLs. Protocol II was utilized to help promote normal facet mobility.
 
Conclusion: This case study describes the treatment of a 59 year old woman with chronic neck pain in the setting of DISH.
 
To read the full text click here.
18July

Chiropractic Non-Surgical Relief for a Disc Herniation in the Neck

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There are best-evidence guidelines for most professions and especially healthcare these days. Chiropractic care is part of it all as is back pain and neck pain management. Such guidelines present a base for physicians like your Chicago and Homewood chiropractor to practice and for patients to see that they are being treated with the best evidence-based care. Guidelines for neck pain due to cervical disc herniation indicate an 8 to 12 week wait before surgical intervention which is just enough time for Dr. Ralph Kruse to potentially prevent back and neck surgery for many.
Chiropractic Care is devoted to chiropractic patient education. Chiropractic Care makes sure patients are familiar with their spinal condition, comprehend the treatment plan to reduce pain, and accept their role in getting, keeping and supporting the relief so that they don't have to experience arm pain or neck pain any longer than they have to or need to undergo neck surgery.
In 8 weeks, Chiropractic Care can do wonders with Cox Technic. Dr. Ralph Kruse published a retrospective review of 39 patients treated with Cox Technic protocols for the cervical spine in patients with cervical radiculopathy (arm pain). The mean number of treatments to deliver relief was 13.2. In 10 weeks, Cox Technic delivers a favorable clinical outcome that lasts! Numerous other studies, some published by Dr. Kruse, demonstrate relief of the symptomatic cervical spine disc herniation with radiculopathy using conservative Chiropractic Care. We can effectively treat neck pain and arm pain due to cervical disc herniation with pain relief as the end result. The Chicago treatment plan for cervical spine pain is ready for you!
Schedule an appointment today at Chiropractic Care for neck pain and arm pain evaluation and non-surgical chiropractic treatment.
21June

Dr. Kruse teaches with Dr. Cox in North Carolina, June 2017

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Dr. Ralph Kruse is honored to assist Dr. James Cox in Charlotte North Carolina on June 24-25, 2017!
This Cox Technic Part III seminar is lead by Dr. Cox, developer of the technique, and assisted by Dr. Kruse. Part III is for those Chiropractors new to Cox Technic or recertifying doctors who want to hear the latest in chiropractic and medical research on the proven and evidence-based care of spinal and related pain. Years of clinical experience and research documentation fostered by James Cox, make it one of the most respected approaches to relieving and managing spine pain non-surgically.
 
Part III highlights the latest in Cox® Technic research, application, treatment refinement, and clinical successes. Dr. Cox will present recent published statistics and share the latest federally funded research, some in which Dr. Kruse participated.
 
This advanced weekend seminar also features short case report presentations by Cox certified doctors sharing their clinical cases and approaches to patient care. These lead to interesting and dynamic discussions on back pain causes and treatment ideas utilizing concepts of Cox manipulation. Dr. Kruse will also present several difficult patient cases including their symptoms, diagnostic imaging, treatments and clinical outcomes.
 
Dr. Ralph Kruse has been certified in Cox Technic Flexion Distraction since 1993 and an instructor for over a decade. Dr. Kruse will utilize his expertise to instruct Chiropractors how to use and fine tune their Cox manipulation procedures.

Dr. Ralph A. Kruse, the owner and clinic director of Chiropractic Care in Homewood and Chiropractic Care Millennium Park in Chicago, is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician, Acupuncturist, Orthopedist, and instructor of Cox Technic.
Click here for more information.  
08June

Post Surgical Back or Neck Pain?

Do you suffer with...?      
*  Leg Pain
*  Back Pain
*  Tingling in the toes
*  Hip or Buttock pain
*  Neck Pain
*  Shoulder or arm pain
 
Cox® Technic controls BACK, LEG and NECK PAIN by opening the spinal canal area, dropping intradiscal pressure on the nerves, and restoring motion to your spine.
Cox® Technic is personalized, doctor controlled, safe and gentle care for your painful spine. It is research proven via federally funded research studies at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Hines VA Hospital, National University of Health Sciences, Palmer Research Center, University of Illinois and others. Dr. Kruse published a study of 32 post-surgical back pain patients treated with Cox® Technic that showed significant improvement.
 
Our evidence-based, non-surgical care is for you. Contact us today.

At Chiropractic Care our goal is to help you achieve and maintain optimal health, determine the cause of your symptoms and relieve your pain with gentle, non-surgical and drug-free practices.Dr. Ralph A. Kruse, the owner and clinic director, is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician, Acupuncturist and Orthopedist, who runs offices in Chicago and Homewood.

25May

News from Dr. Kruse...Back Pain Relief!

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Pain Relief with Chiropractic Cox® Technic

Cox® Technic research shows a 17% increase in spinal disc height in addition to the 28% increase in area where the nerves exit the spine. It shows a drop in intradiscal pressures to as low as a -192 mmHg which helps decrease pressure from herniated discs and improves nutrition to the discs so they can heal. Traction effectively increases the disc height of lower lumbar spine discs, again helping relieve pressure on pain-sensitive nerves.

Flexion Distraction (aka Cox Technic distraction manipulation) relieves neuropathic pain, pain that goes into the legs that often accompanies low back pain. This radiation of pain, numbness, or tingling down the leg is called Sciatica. The good news is that non-thrust, non-drug spinal manipulation like Cox Technic is often used to manage low back pain. Just one month of Cox Technic relieves pain in chronic low back pain patients with leg pain compared to those without leg pain. Great news! A new rat study reaffirms that using Cox Technic offers short-term pain-relief similar to that in human clinical studies. That's why it's used!  

Further, spinal manipulation influences pain regulators in the nervous system like substance-p, neurotensin, oxytocin and interleukin levels as well as cortisol ("the stress hormone") after treatment. That's a goal of chiropractic treatment: to calm the nervous system when it's affected by pain.

Back pain relief is possible with chiropractic care.

At Chiropractic Care our goal is to help you achieve and maintain optimal health, determine the cause of your symptoms and relieve your pain with gentle, non-surgical and drug-free practices.Dr. Ralph A. Kruse, the owner and clinic director, is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician, Acupuncturist and Orthopedist, who runs offices in Chicago and Homewood.

 

04May

Dr. Kruse Teaches Hands on Workshop!

Dr Kruse Teaches Cox Technic

4 hour Hands-on Workshop

 

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Time to Freshen up your skills or learn some new ones with Dr. Ralph Kruse!

  • vital for perfecting your skills!
  • or great intro to Cox Technic!
  • Use these 4 hours towards Re-certification in Cox Technic (along with 8 hours on-line)
Click here for even more information
 
Training with Dr. Ralph Kruse! 
Friday, May 12th, 2017 
30 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60602
1 pm - 5 pm CST 
$250.00 
Click here to register
Call for more information:  800-441-5571 
Must register by Tuesday, May 9th!
 
At Chiropractic Care our goal is to help you achieve and maintain optimal health, determine the cause of your symptoms and relieve your pain with gentle, non-surgical and drug-free practices.Dr. Ralph A. Kruse, the owner and clinic director, is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician, Acupuncturist and Orthopedist, who runs offices in Chicago and Homewood.

 

10April

Back Pain???

Regain your Quality of Life!

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20March

Dr Kruse Teaches Cox Technic 4 hour Hands-on Workshop

Time to Freshen up your skills or learn some new ones with Dr. Ralph Kruse!

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4 hour Hands-On Workshop

  • vital for perfecting your skills!
  • or great intro to Cox Technic!
  • Use these 4 hours towards Re-certification in Cox Technic (along with 8 hours on-line)
Click here for even more information
 
Training with Dr. Ralph Kruse! 
Friday, March 31st 2017 
30 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60602
1 pm - 5 pm CST 
$250.00 
Click here to register
Call for more information:  800-441-5571 
Must register by Tuesday, March 28th!
08March

Neck Pain???

Neck Pain?  Regain your Quality of Life!!!

 

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16February

February Healthy News

heelsOh Those High Heels Look So Fine!
 
They are a fashion statement, but wearing them increases the flexion of knees and ankles and even affects the curve of the neck since the body's center of gravity is off! High heel wearers tend to report neck pain, low back pain and knee pain when they frequently wear high heels. We appreciate the loveliness of these shoes but also want to forewarn our female patients of their disadvantages...and invite you to see us when they bother your spine! 
 
 
spineCare of the Disc Herniation - Conservative Equals Surgical in the Long-term
 
A comparison study of surgical and conservative care outcomes for lumbar disc herniation and sciatica showed benefit from surgery over conservative care at mid-term or long-term follow up. If you or a loved one has back pain and/or leg pain due to disc herniation and want to avoid surgery, contact our office today! We look forward to helping you, your loved ones and friends with back pain or neck pain, a disc herniation or a decision about back surgery. Whatever spine-related issue you have, we're here for you.

Spinal manipulation is recommended by the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians for primary care of low back pain.  This is where chiropractic Cox Technic plays a role. In a recent clinical data collection study, 81% of patients show 50% reduction of pain at the end of 3 months of care. 78.6% of those patients show continued pain relief at 24 months after care.  Cox Technic is the gentle, well-researched chiropractic technique our practice uses. Dr. Ralph Kruse is a certified Cox Flexion Distraction Physician and instructor. 

 
goalYour Treatment Goals Are Best 

Who is most important in any healthcare situation? You, the patient! A new study documents that better patient outcomes are attained when the patient sets treatment outcome goals important to the patient. Chronic low back pain patients set goals about improving disability and pain and report improvements in their quality of life as well as pain. Share what you want with us as we step forward into this journey of back pain relief together. 
 
 

At Chiropractic Care our goal is to help you achieve and maintain optimal health, determine the cause of your symptoms and relieve your pain with gentle, non-surgical and drug-free practices. Dr. Ralph A. Kruse, the owner and clinic director, is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician, Acupuncturist and Orthopedist, who runs offices in Chicago and Homewood.
 
At our Health & Wellness Center adjacent to Chiropractic Care in Homewood, we can show you physician guided custom exercises to strengthen your back and core and improve your posture.
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