3930 Washinton St., Suite B

Gurnee, IL 60031

Phone (847) 662-1600

​Fax (847) 662-1612

FIVE WELLNESS TIPS



In between your visits to our office, there are lots of things you can do to keep your body - especially your back – healthy. 


  • Sit up straight.
    Develop the habit of good posture. It makes a world of difference in the way your back feels.


  • Eat your vegetables.
    A good diet is important to your overall health-all those nutrients help your body repair itself. And, you want to keep your weight down. Carrying extra weight puts extra strain on the back.


  • Turn off the TV.
    Get up and move. Go for a walk. Add exercise to your regular routine. And when you have to sit for long periods, stretch regularly.


  • Put that down.
    Don't lift things that are too heavy for you. (And if you have to, you know what they say-lift with your legs, not your back.) Don't carry around a backpack stuffed full of books (especially not on one shoulder) or a heavy bag if you can avoid it. The key is to minimize. Only take what you really need.


  • Go to sleep. Sleep is essential for your well being. Just don't sleep on your stomach, which can strain the muscles in your neck and back. Practice sleeping on your side or back.