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Beerends Family Chiropractic
(319) 358-7399
536 Southgate Avenue
Iowa City, IA
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Carr Chiropractic PC
(319) 351-3541
414 Highland Court
Iowa City, IA
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Bradley Jason T DC ND
(319) 466-0026
505 East Washington Street Suite 102
Iowa City, IA
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Nolan Chiropractic
(319) 338-0060
702 South Gilbert Street Suite 108
Iowa City, IA
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Quantum Healing Chiropractic
(319) 354-2370
220 Lafayette Street
Iowa City, IA
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Farrell Helen DC
(319) 351-3615
720 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA
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Conley Chiropractic
(319) 337-7271
1486 South 1st Avenue Suite B
Iowa City, IA
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Jacobs Dean Dr DC
(319) 337-3856
412 Highland Avenue
Iowa City, IA
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Discover Chiropractic
(319) 248-1111
702 South Gilbert Street Suite 108
Iowa City, IA
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Smith, Mr. James R., LISW
(319) 936-6248
2010 Keokuk Street Suite 102
Iowa City, IA
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Musician's Injuries: Discover The Chiropractic Advantage

Musician's Injuries: Discover The Chiropractic Advantage
(And Avoid repetetive Strain injury For Good)
By Jean Littman ( www.guitarojam.com )

Ouch!  Does it seem like every note you play on your guitar or musical instrument results in pain? Maybe it's a nagging ache in your neck and shoulder. Perhaps you've had long rehearsals for that important gig or recital, and now you notice severe pain and loss of strength in your elbow and wrist. Or maybe you are trying to cope with hands that are increasingly numb and clumsy. Well it's all part of being a serious musician, right? You've got to keep practicing - too much depends on it! Sound familiar?

Guitarists and instrumental musicians are a special risk group for repetitive strain injuries, with sizable percentages of them developing physical problems directly related to playing their instruments. In fact, "RSI" or repetitive strain injury in musicians was around centuries before the term was recently coined for computer injuries. Incorrect posture, overuse, stress, insufficient rest, excessive force and incorrect ergonomic technique all contribute to chronic pain and injuries that spell the end to careers. For many musicians, repetitive movement injuries are more feared than stage fright or an unresponsive audience. If they are also heavy computer users (my category of experience!), their risks are further compounded.

Doctors and therapists have long known that musicians are notoriously hard to convince that playing should be reduced or stopped to allow time for injuries to heal. Many guitarists and musicians are afraid to find out they might have a severe injury, and much prefer the head-in-sand approach of ignoring the pain and pushing on. This is a disastrous policy for a musician - if it hurts, it should be checked out!

As a systems accountant consulting to small business, I spend most hours of my working day in front of a computer. Not surprisingly, this has resulted in several serious repetitive motion injuries over the years. In similar fashion to the approach of many guitarists and musicians, I spent a long time trying to "ignore the pain and push on". It is only in recent years that I have discovered the optimum program for managing the injuries and avoiding future repeats, with regular chiropractic care well and truly established at number one on my list of priorities.

WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?

Meaning "done by hand", chiropractic is a method of restoring good health through adjustments of the spine. The basic chiropractic premise is that the spine and nervous system control the body completely. Any interference to nerve function by spine misalignments can therefore result in poor organ function, resulting in any number of seemingly unrelated diseases and ailments. Chiropractors generally subscribe to the theory that technically, they don't ‘cure' anybody, but simply help the body to heal itself.

In the past, chiropractors trad...

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