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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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We all know that there are certain chemicals in our foods that are not that good for us, but much of it is often unavoidable, as toxins, it seems, are in almost everything we touch or consume. The scientist and/or government may say that trace amounts of a single toxin are not harmful. My theory is that if you are getting trace amounts of chemical toxins from multiple sources, they will add up to toxic levels at some point. I read that study of packaged macaroni and cheese products were found to have “phthalates” in them. Phthalates are man-made chemicals that are hormone disrupting. They have been linked to a “plethora” of behavioral and brain development issues in fetal and childhood development. The phthalates are not added directly to the products but are infused into the packaging material which then leaches, over time, from the package into the cheese powder. Experts say to try and make the mac and cheese from scratch and avoid the packaged products if possible. Phthalates are in so many products it is almost impossible to avoid. As I stated, you are only exposed to trace amounts, but what is acceptable to you?
Did you know that back pain is second only to the common cold as the most frequent cause of sick leave? Back pain accounts for approximately 40% of all work absences. A study from 1999 found that an estimated 22 million people suffer from back pain that lasts one week or more with an estimated 149 million days of lost work. So what would those numbers be today in 2017? Chiropractors are experts on diagnosing, treating, managing and preventing back pain. If you haven’t had back pain yet, you are lucky, because for most Americans, it is just a matter of time. Visit the pro’s who handle these problems on a daily basis!!
If you have kids or grand children, then this is a bit of a disturbing news. Researchers analyzed 11 years of federal data and found detectible levels of lead in 20% of over 2100 baby food samples. As you may or may not know, there is no safe blood levels for lead in kids. The toxin was found most often in fruit juices such as grape and apple, root vegetables such as sweet potatoes and carrots and cookies such as teething biscuits. Lead can cause problems with cognition, attention and behavior as well as the cardiovascular system and immune system. None of the samples, unfortunately, were identified by brand name so I cannot provide that information. Another researcher who analyzed an EPA study that was released earlier this year, found that food is the major source of lead exposure in 2/3 of the toddlers. It may be a wise choice to eliminate these specific food items from your kids diet. Do your own research on this topic also!!