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Dr. Kathleen Marie Roche, D.C.

Chiropractor

Dr. Kathleen Roche is a Chiropractor practicing in Swansea, IL. Dr. Roche specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system, while improving each patients functionality and quality of life. Conditions treated include sciatica, neck pain, and arthritis pain, among many others. Dr. Roche seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.
21 years Experience
Dr. Kathleen Marie Roche, D.C.
  • Swansea, IL
  • Logan College of Chiropractic
  • Accepting new patients

I have a little pain in my calf muscles. What should I do?

The best treatment for a pulled, strained or torn calf muscle is to remember the word PRICE. Healing can take anywhere from 3 weeks for a pulled muscle up to 3-4 months for a tear. READ MORE
The best treatment for a pulled, strained or torn calf muscle is to remember the word PRICE. Healing can take anywhere from 3 weeks for a pulled muscle up to 3-4 months for a tear. You need to Protect the area, Rest the area, Ice the area, Compress the area, and Elevate the area. If it shows signs of redness or there is increased swelling, always check with your medical doctor to eliminate any other issues which might be causing your pain.

My son hurt his back in a football game. Is surgery or chiropractic care best for him?

It is my experience that herniated discs cannot be verified with X-rays alone. I would recommend an MRI to confirm the damage to the discs (if any). Many football players have READ MORE
It is my experience that herniated discs cannot be verified with X-rays alone. I would recommend an MRI to confirm the damage to the discs (if any). Many football players have back pain following practices and games. A thorough examination along with the X-rays should determine the level of care needed and if additional imaging is appropriate. The majority of back pain injuries respond well to chiropractic care.