Dr. Clare M. Ollayos, D.C.

Phone: (847) 888-9988

Dr. Clare Ollayos D.C.

Dr. Clare Ollayos D.C.

To our wonderful patients:

JUNE 1, 2020 update from Dr. Clare Ollayos:
As Illinois transitions into Phase 3 of re-opening, please note In accordance with State of Illinois and professional guidelines for your continued health and safety, I will be continuing to space patient appointments to assist with distancing.

Call 847-888-9988 to make an appointment; if you do get the voice mail, leave a message.

You will still need to wear a mask and until otherwise instructed, I will take your temperature.

KANE COUNTY is offering free drive through testing at the Aurora Outlet Mall and several other sites for all Kane County residents.
Testing is Monday through Sunday, 8-4-p.m. You do not need a doctor's order, nor have any symptoms, nor
have been exposed to someone who tested positive. You just need an I.D. and a working car window.

For more information, call the Kane County Health Department 630-208-3801.

Remember to wash hands frequently, and let's stay healthy!

Back injuries can develop due to a numerous amount of different factors and circumstances. Some people are more likely to develop back pain than others. Something as simple as twisting the wrong way in bed can cause misalignment of the vertebrae while others may sustain back injuries while working, at home, or from an automotive accident or other traumatic event. Relief from back pain is one of the most common reasons why people seek chiropractic care.

While lower back injuries are the most common, pain in the thoracic pain (middle of the spine) and cervical pain (neck region) of the spinal cord also often occurs. These injuries affect the vertebrae, discs, soft tissues, muscles, and joints of your body. Other parts of your entire body can be affected due to these injuries.

back painMuscle strain often contributes to lower back pain. The erector spinae, which help keep the spine erect, can become enflamed and spasm. Discs that are not in their proper place due to malformation can cause damage to surrounding discs, joints, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. 

Herniated or degenerative discs are often a cause for upper back pain. Typically rest, ice/heat packs, over-the-counter inflammatory medicine, and pain medicine such as aspirin treat back pain until the muscles are able to return to their lower positions. However, if pain persists after more than a couple weeks, the back may begin to atrophy and become significantly weak. This can leave you open to further injury.

Most cases of back pain are mechanical, meaning they are typically not caused by any serious conditions.

Back pain is experienced by 31 million Americans at any given time and the single leading cause of disability worldwide. According to the US Department of Labor, workers in the health care industry sustain back injury more than any other profession. The number one reported injury in health care is patient handling. 40 to 50 percent of nurses sustain back injury. Workplace injuries cost a total of nearly $50,000 per injury on average for medical treatment and indemnity cost.