Did You Know…?

Did you know…?

  • 20% of adults report the onset of headaches before age 10
  • Many migraine patients experienced their first headache before age 7
  • Tension-type headaches are the most common, affecting more than 75% of all headache sufferer
  • Americans buy 1/3 of all anti-anxiety pills sold worldwide each year, while we make up only 5% of the world’s population
  • 46% of the American population say that they feel highly stressed…this includes children.
  • Being dehydrated can actually increase your perception of pain.
  • Stomach ulcers are caused either by a bacterium called helicobacter pylori or by the use of pain medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen
  • Regular physical activity, such as walking improves blood circulation, helps you handle stress, and bolsters enthusiasm and optimism
  • Clearly, Americans don’t miss many meals, but when we do, it is usually lunch.
  • A good night’s sleep actually helps rescue memories that were lost during a stressful day.
  • Each year, sleep deprivation contributes to about 100,000 car accidents that cause up to 1,500 death
  • Chiropractic was never intended to be about back pain; the first patient had a hearing problem, and the second had a heart condition.
  • Even if your feet don’t hurt, foot pronation (flat feet) is considered the most common foot. It occurs when the arch of the foot permanently falls. This forces the rest of the body to work harder to balance itself and contributes to structural problems, misalignments, arthritis, and recurrent aches and pains in the knees, hips, back, and neck.
  • Lower back pain affects 8 out of 10 people on the planet at some point in their
  • People who smoke, are over-weight, depressed, anxious, or have high-stress jobs or lives have a higher incidence of neck and back
  • Most spinal problems and disc injuries are not the result of a single event but are rather the cumulative result of poor postural habits, injuries, and micro-traumas that occur over
  • Between the ages of 50 and 55, humans experience a distinct loss in height as discs between the vertebrae compress and
  • Pain may be intensified by the physical and mental consequences related to lack of sleep.
  • Laughing, sneezing, and coughing can put more pressure on your spinal discs than walking or standing.
  • One human brain generates more electrical impulses in a single day than all of the world’s telephones put

We post these factoids on our Facebook page and around the office from time to time and they always spark interesting conversations with our patients.  Sometimes you can almost see the light bulb turn on overhead as realization and understanding takes hold in relation to some chronic issue they have been dealing with.  This part of my job is never boring and always so rewarding.  Here are a few more factoids you may have missed out on.

Did you know…that only 10% of all your nerves perceive and transmit pain to the brain?

Most of your nerves are busy with more important functions, such as regulating your circulation and blood flow, heart contraction, digestion, respiration, and even your immune response.  While some subluxations (misaligned vertebrae) cause pain or changes in muscle tension or spasm, more than 50% cause issues with your autonomic nervous system which can result in conditions such as acid reflux, indigestion, asthma, high blood pressure, swelling, even anxiousness or illness like frequent colds or flu.  Checking the nervous system for subluxations and correcting them is a Chiropractor’s #1 priority.  When was the last time you had your nervous system checked by a Chiropractor?  Call for your spinal and nervous system evaluation today!

Did you know…Chiropractic may help you get sick less?

Studies have indicated that adjustments consistently reduce the production of pro-inflammatory mediators associated with tissue damage and pain, and may also enhance the production of immune-regulatory complexes important for healthy immune system defense. As far back as the deadly flu pandemic of 1917-1918, chiropractors noticed that their patients seemed to have fewer fatalities than the general population and could publish their work in an osteopathic journal since no scholarly journals were accepting chiropractic data. The estimated death rate among patients of conventional medical care in the U.S. was estimated at 5 to 6 percent while the fatality rate among influenza cases receiving spinal adjustments was estimated at 0.25%.

Did you know…that having a health coach dramatically improves outcomes and results for patients with chronic conditions of all kinds?

Dr. Christine Hoch is a Certified Clinical Health and offers consultations and health coaching that can help you meet your goals.   Health Coaching differs from providing Medical diagnosis, treatment plans, and treatment because it is client-driven. The health coach helps the client identify their health and wellness goals and then offers different strategies to obtain them. The client chooses a strategy and the coach offers advice, encouragement, and expertise along the way to keep you motivated and on track. Dr. Hoch is the perfect coach for you because she has the clinical training and experience to help you understand your diagnosis and test results and can guide you through the sometimes confusing recommendations your doctor may give. If you are looking to make changes in your health and life but are struggling to get started, Hiring a health coach may be the perfect choice for you.

Did you know..”Sitting is the new smoking”?

Health researchers report that sitting may have as big a negative impact on your health as smoking. Researchers have found and continue to find evidence that prolonged sitting increases the risk of developing several serious illnesses like various types of cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes and more bone and joint disorders like arthritis, degenerative disc disease, and sacral iliac dysfunction which symptoms include poor lumbopelvic flexibility, back pain, leg pain or sciatica.  Do you have lower back pain and stiffness that is somewhat worse after rest or sitting for a long time? Is it uncomfortable or painful to transition from sitting to standing? Is there a ‘hitch in your giddy-up for the first 10 steps you take after sitting, or do you just have back and leg pain? You just might have sacral iliac joint dysfunction, and I can help!


Dr. Hoch is dedicated to providing you with the absolute best in family wellness care. So take a moment today to discuss with your Family Wellness Chiropractor any concerns you may have regarding your family’s health.

Dr. Hoch (pronounced Hoke), is a 1988 Graduate of Peotone High School and a 1990 Graduate of Joliet Junior College. She received both her B.S. in Human Biology (1991) and her Doctorate of Chiropractic (D.C.) (1993) from The National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, IL. She also received her graduate and post-graduate certifications in Acupuncture from NCC

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