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Clarke Shih, DC

Chiropractor

Dr. Clarke Shih is a Chiropractor practicing in Loves Park, IL. Dr. Shih 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. Shih seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.
Clarke Shih, DC
  • Loves Park, IL
  • Accepting new patients

Can chiropractors prescribe medications?

No. Chiropractor can only recommend OTC medications.

How can a chiropractor help after a sports injury?

Chiropractors can help with sports injuries by using physiotherapy modalities on the injury and rehabilitation after the healing.

How can I treat my leg pain that occurs when I walk?

Need to do an exam on what the cause of the pain is. If it's from the lower back due to a pinched nerve, then adjustments will help.

Tinnitus and chiropractic care? Really?

There could be a pinched nerve in the neck cause by the trauma from the car accident. Chiropractic can release the pressure on the nerve.

Why a chiropractor for my daughter's constipation?

Bowel motility can be affected by a pinched nerve or diet/nutrition. Chiropractors can help with both treatments.

Diarrhea after going to the chiropractor?

Unlikely. It could have been a coincidence.

Is manipulation under anesthesia effective?

Manipulation under anesthesia works very well for patients that have too much muscle guarding and spasm around the spine. The adjustment is much gentler when there's no resistance READ MORE
Manipulation under anesthesia works very well for patients that have too much muscle guarding and spasm around the spine. The adjustment is much gentler when there's no resistance from the patient while under anesthesia.

Back injury at a fall in workplace. What should I do now?

First report the injury to your supervisor and start a WC claim. Then go see a Chiropractor for an exam and X-rays. Do not use heat. Use ice for the first 72 hours, then alternate READ MORE
First report the injury to your supervisor and start a WC claim. Then go see a Chiropractor for an exam and X-rays. Do not use heat. Use ice for the first 72 hours, then alternate heat and ice.

How well does spinal manipulation work for sciatica?

Spinal manipulation is excellent for sciatica. It is usually used with physical therapy for better results.

What are the the best ways to relieve neck pain?

You may have strained your neck and caused a pinched nerve. Chiropractic manipulation is your best choice of treatment for this.

What is an adjustment like for a child?

Adjusting a 12 year old is no different than adjusting an adult. Make sure X-rays are taken before her treatment.

What can be done for my sciatica?

In our office, we do Chiropractic, physical therapy and perhaps spinal decompression for sciatica caused by a disc or facet impingement.

How can I prevent my back from getting strained at work?

Maintain flexibility in your hamstrings and strengthen your core muscles and get regular spinal manipulation.

Is neuropathy in hand normal after am adjustment?

Adjustment to your back should not cause numbness and tingling in your hand. Maybe you need to have your neck also be adjusted. The nerves in your hand comes out of your neck.

Are there side effects to chiropractic adjustments?

You may feel some muscle soreness after your initial treatment then you should be fine in future treatments. The only risk that occurs very very very rarely is a potential stroke READ MORE
You may feel some muscle soreness after your initial treatment then you should be fine in future treatments. The only risk that occurs very very very rarely is a potential stroke or vertebral artery dissection.
There are screening tests for these potential complications.

Can a chiropractor help with lower abdominal pain?

If the abdominal pain is caused by a spinal intersegmental dysfunction, then Chiropractic can help.

What would cause middle of the night severe knee pain?

Have you check yourself for gout?

What can I do to correct my posture?

Get Chiropractic treatments and do postural exercises.

Can a chiropractor correct my limping?

Chiropractic treatment can help with limping. It can correct uneven leg lengths