Showing posts from December, 2017

Whats Happening - December 2017

Whats Happening at Bucek Chiropractic December 2017 Holiday Message From Dr. Bucek  This time of year, I often reflect back on the previous year and try to answer the following questions—“did I live this year in preparation for the next year?”, “what am I going to do next year to make it better than the last?”, and “am I doing all I can for my family?”  I think these questions also help someone reflect on their own health, too. Many people have New Years’ resolutions that often reflect around some aspect of their health—losing weight being number one! Looking back, seeing where you were can often help you adjust your perspective so that you can have a crisp vision of where you want to go. What are your goals for this New Year? Take a second and think about that. What vision do you have for yourself 12 months from now? Are you healthier than 2016? Did you travel more? Are you in a better financial situation? Did you take the time each day to make it better than the last? Jus

Cirque Du Soleil Crystal

We are so excited to announce that Dr. Bucek is the official Physician for the new Cirque Du Soleil show Crystal, its first ice experience! Dr. Bucek will be using his knowledge and experience to provide care for all show participants. As well as our Massage Therapist, Jen will also be proving her services to the cast while they are preforming in Chicago! This show includes world- class ice skaters and acrobats demonstrate their speed and fluidity on ice while challenging the laws of gravity with never before seen acrobatics! We are so excited to have the opportunity to help insure the cast is preforming at the best of their abilities so they can put on an unbelievable show for everyone!  Plot:  Follow Crystal, the lead character, on an exhilarating tale of self- discovery as she dives into a world of her own imagination. Feel the adrenaline as she ascends through this dream world at high speed to become what she was always destined to be!  For more information on the s

Pain of Being Fit

There’s certainly a price one pays to be fit and to maintain a certain level of fitness throughout their lifetime. Fitness is an anabolic (building) and catabolic (breaking down) process that occurs in tandem throughout out muscles and joints. When we enter the weight room or start our daily run, this natural response of physiology takes over and not even professionals are immune to the risk of developing potential injuries from the very activities that were intended to build health in the first place. So, yes, exercise can be hazardous to your body. It isn’t uncommon for me to see a professional athlete in the office with a muscle or joint issue. They spend countless hours training, building and breaking their bodies down to become exceptional at performing sport specific muscle movements. It happens to everyone—you are not alone. Our best bet is to prepare ahead and develop preventative habits that will combat these negative outcomes so we spend less time taking steps back

Whats Happening at Bucek Chiropractic - November 2017

Flu Shot 101 According to the CDC, this year’s flu shot has an effectiveness of 48% . Last year its effectiveness was 47% , but in 2014 it was as low as 19%. There are many “strains” of the flu that circulate the globe every year,meaning it is hard for the CDC to know which strains to focus on specifically. All year long, 142 national influenza centers in 113 different countries collect data on the flu viruses monitor which strains of the virus are making people sick, how efficiently those strains are spreading, and how well previous vaccines have worked to combat their targeted viruses. All of these smaller centers then pass the results from their wide-reaching investigations to one of five World Health Organization Collaborating Centers for Reference and Research on Influenza: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the “CDC”) in Atlanta, Georgia; the National Institute for Medical Research in London, UK; the Victoria Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory in Melb