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Meet Dr. Blum
Dr. John “Jack” Blum graduated “Summa Cum Laude” from the National College of Chiropractic in 1995 as a Doctor of Chiropractic and also earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Human Biology. His undergraduate studies were performed at Hastings College in Nebraska where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education, with emphasis in physical education and an English minor.
Dr. Blum holds several certifications including Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), Physiological Therapeutics, Physical Rehabilitation...
Blum Chiropractic is proud to offer our services to the residents of Elgin, IL. We have been practicing in the area for 19 years! Our specialties are chiropractic and acupuncture. If your injured or sick please let us help you. The most common problems we treat are pain, numbness, arthritis, and injuries obtained from vehicle accidents, sports, and work.
We are a smaller practice, which means we get to spend more time with each patient, and we like it that way. Most of our patients come from referrals from other satisfied patients, and we believe that says something about the quality of service we provide. Our main goal is for you to become the healthiest person you can possibly be!
We feature state of the art technology including cold laser, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation. To learn more about the services we provide and the problems we can treat, check out our services & treaments page. Feel free to contact us and start reclaiming your health today. We consider Elgin, IL one of our homes and we look forward to helping you.
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You probably know that the US spends the most on healthcare in the world as a % of GDP. In fact, between 1996-2013, spending increased 933.5 billion dollars. That’s almost a trillion dollars. Here is the scary part. Did you know that during this same time, utilization of healthcare (inpatient) went down? That’s right….utilization went down significantly but health cost continued to rise during that same time. Thus, unlike most free markets, when demand went down, prices went up. This is the exact opposite of what usually (does) happen. The biggest slice of the pie, relative to price increases, was the costs of pharmaceuticals. Fifty percent of the health care cost increases were due to higher med prices, with diabetic meds leading the way. Seems like the health care deck is stacked against us. More on this next time.
You have heard me tout this same information before, but this is important. Eighty percent of all adults will experience some type of back pain in their lives. Very recent studies show that for chronic back pain, surgery doesn’t work any better than conservative care. An 11 year follow-up study of spinal fusion patients showed that their self-rated outcomes, were no better than those patients that went with conservative care, for their back pain. This conservative care includes chiropractic. This is not the first study to support conservative care for lower back pain. Please pass this along to family and friends! Just remember, you can never undo a back surgery.
Did you know that Type 2 diabetes is reversible? It definitely is and a new study just proved it. During the study, half of the participants were assigned a diet/weight management plan and the other half, the usual treatment for diabetes including diabetic drugs. Those on the diet stopped their meds the same day the diet started. At the end of study most people in the diet group lost an average of 22 pounds compared to the control group who average just a 2 pound loss. However, 46% of the people in the diet group went into remission with their diabetes compared to only 4% with the med group. Lifestyle changes can help control many diseases, it does take commitment, but it is possible!!