Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Dr. Touney Out of the Office


Dr. Corey Touney is out of the office this week.
He will return Monday, June 18th, for his regular business hours.

Dr. Perry Langston is available to cover Dr. Touney's patients until his return.
So if you would like to get in yet this week, just give us a call! Dr. Langston will be happy to help.

We are unable to perform any DOT physicals until Dr. Touney returns.

Excel Chiropractic
1610 S Minnesota Ave, Ste 1
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
605-332-9235

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Chiropractic & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Did you know that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects 4-10 million Americans and is considered the most common nerve disorder experienced today? This is why we have made it our condition of the month for June.

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that causes pain, tingling, numbness, and other symptoms in the arm and hand. It is occurs when the median nerve - one of the major nerves in the hand - becomes compressed in the carpal tunnel (a narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist.)

There are a number of factors that may play a role in the development of CTS. The anatomy of the individual's wrist, sex (CTS is more common in women), obesity, other nerve or inflammatory conditions, injuries, and, of course, workplace factors.


If you or someone you know suffers from CTS, give us a call to schedule an appointment today!
Excel Chiropractic
605-332-9235
1610 S Minnesota Ave, Ste 1
Sioux Falls, SD 57105


Friday, April 27, 2018

April: National Stress Awareness Month


Fast Facts about Stress

Stress on our bodies can be categorized into three main areas: physical, chemical, and emotional stress.

  • Physical stress comes from the postures and positions you maintain throughout the day; it results from your actions and activity, or lack thereof. Physical stress is relatively easy to detect and can be corrected with adequate rest, exercise, massage therapy and chiropractic care.

  • Chemicals, both man-made and natural can be a stress on your body. It occurs if you have poor nutrition or if you smoke, use alcohol or drugs. Toxic chemicals in our food, water, air, personal care and cleaning products accumulate in our bodies and add more stress. Avoiding bad habits, maintaining a healthy diet, and having a cleaner lifestyle will help reduce the chemical stress on your body.

  • Emotional stress is a little more self-explanatory and unfortunately considered by many as a normal state of being. Work, family, relationships and city life can all be significant sources of stress which in turn can have an enormous effect on our body’s ability to function well. The hormone cortisol, known as “the stress hormone” is circulated throughout the body with wide ranging effects including poor sleep, weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and general anxiety.


 Chiropractic care helps manage stress by bringing balance back to the body. Treatments help by improving the nervous system, relaxing tense muscles, and lowering blood pressure.

Proper spinal alignment is the first step for reducing stress. When the spine is misaligned, the nervous system is unable to properly send messages through the body. Better spinal alignment means better communication and increased system efficiency.

Make chiropractic care a part of your health plan! Give us a call; we will put together specific treatment plans to correct your underlying spinal conditions, allowing you to express life and health to the max.
605-332-9235

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Whiplash Fast Facts


Whiplash Fast Facts

Did you know…

  • There are many ways, besides car accidents to get whiplash? Car accidents are the most common cause of whiplash, but they can also occur due to a slip and fall or playing a high impact sport like football.
  • It doesn’t take much force for whiplash to occur? Whiplash injuries can occur at speeds as low as 5-10 mph. While cars may be built to sustain the force of another vehicle, our bodies are not. The severity of the injury depends on if you were properly restrained, so be sure to always wear your seatbelt!
  • Symptoms are not always immediate & go beyond just neck pain? Although you may feel fine after an accident, it may actually take hours, days, or even weeks for symptoms to develop. Neck and shoulder pain are the most common symptoms related to whiplash injuries, however, other symptoms may include:
        • Headache
        • Dizziness
        • Fatigue
        • Difficulty swallowing, concentrating, or sleeping
        • Blurred vision
        • Nausea
  • The risk of whiplash injuries increases with age? As we get older, our movement becomes more limited, our muscles lose flexibility and strength, and our ligaments aren’t as stretchy. So when our neck whips back and forth during an accident, there’s more potential for damage. Additionally, the elderly and people who already have neck problems (such as arthritis) may experience more serious whiplash injuries.
  • Chiropractic care can help? We manage whiplash injuries with careful and precise neck adjustments. Sometimes, ice and rehabilitative exercises are used to address the injured neck, shoulder muscles, and joints. The goal of chiropractic care is to restore spinal movement; improving function while decreasing pain and inflammation.

 

We always recommend that you come into the office immediately for an examination if you have been involved in an accident. Even a minor fender bender can produce injuries. The earlier you are treated, the better your chances for a fully recovery!

If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident, give us a call and get on our schedule!

605-332-9235

Monday, November 13, 2017

DOT Physicals

Yes! We do DOT Physicals!

Dr. Corey Touney is a federally certified DOT examiner
We often have same day or next day appointments available
We will do want we can to help you make the process as hassle free as possible

Give us a call!
Excel Chiropractic
605-332-9235


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Back to School: Backpack Safety


BACKPACK SAFETY


Doing some last minute, back-to-school shopping? Here is what you should be looking for to help select the best possible backpack for your child:

Is the backpack the correct size for your child? The backpack should never be wider or longer than your child’s torso, and the pack should not hang more than 4 inches below the waistline. A backpack that hangs too low increases the weight on the shoulders, causing your child to lean forward when walking.

Does the backpack have two wide, padded shoulder straps? Non-padded straps are not only uncomfortable, but also they can place unnecessary pressure on the neck and shoulder muscles.

Does your child use both straps? Lugging a heavy backpack by one strap can cause a disproportionate shift of weight to one side, leading to neck and muscle spasms, low-back pain, and poor posture.

Are the shoulder straps adjustable? The shoulder straps should be adjustable so the backpack can be fitted to your child’s body. The backpack should be evenly centered in the middle of your child’s back.

Does the backpack have a padded back? A padded back not only provides increased comfort, but also protects your child from being poked by sharp edges on school supplies (pencils, rulers, notebooks, etc.) inside the pack.

Does the pack have several compartments? A back­pack with individualized compartments helps position the contents most effectively. Make sure that pointy or bulky objects are packed away from the area that will rest on your child’s back, and try to place the heaviest items closet to the body.

 Parents or guardians should help children pack their backpacks properly, and they should make sure children never carry more than 10 percent of their body weight. For example, a child who weighs 100 pounds shouldn’t carry a backpack heavier than 10 pounds, and a 50-pound child shouldn’t carry more than 5 pounds.

In addition, parents should ask their children to report any pain or other problems resulting from carrying a backpack. If the pain is severe or persistent, give our office a call as soon as possible! Both of our doctors have years of experience helping and treating adolescent back pain. 605-332-9235


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Back to School: FREE Scoliosis Screenings


August means it's time to start getting the kids ready to head back to school.
It's important to have young kids routinely screened for scoliosis; the sooner it is detected, the better the chance of stopping the progression of the condition.

Give us a call to set up an appointment, or simply bring your kids the next time you're in for yourself! Our doctors will be more than happy to help!
605-332-9235