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How Chiropractic Care Can Help Control Peripheral Neuropathy in Diabetics Oct 1st, 2019

You probably don’t associate your blood glucose levels with your nerves. But, having consistently high blood sugar can cause nerve damage in your body, especially in your legs, feet, and hands. This issue is known as peripheral neuropathy, and approximately 60% of men and women with diabetes live with its...

5 Helpful Tips to Remedy Tech Neck Aug 31st, 2019

Advances in technology have shrunk our world. Geographical distances no longer restrict us and remote learning and even relationships are now the norm. But the fascination with technology has become addictive and has many of us hunched over our devices for hours on end focusing on our digital screens. Most...

Your Sleep Position Could Be Causing Your Back Pain Aug 6th, 2019

There’s never a moment during your waking hours that your back isn’t performing some critical role — from supporting your body to providing range of motion. So the last thing you want to do is create problems for this important structure while you sleep — which is the one time...

Excessive Sitting is Bad for Your Health Jul 25th, 2019

Have you heard that sitting is the new smoking? While that catchphrase is not entirely accurate, sitting is still pretty bad. Smoking increases your risk of premature death at a higher rate than excessive sitting.  But, prolonged sitting still has a host of unhealthy consequences – and is much more...

Why Pain Sustained During Auto Accidents is Often Delayed Jun 20th, 2019

If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you may not experience pain right away. It’s actually quite common to not experience pain until several days, weeks, or even months after the accident. Why does this happen? Joseph Kielur, DC, at Mass Ave Chiropractic in Indianapolis can evaluate your symptoms...

Prevent Sciatica from Returning May 21st, 2019

If you’ve experienced the pain and limitations of sciatica, it’s understandable that you’ll want to do everything it takes to prevent the condition from recurring. Though there are no guarantees, there are a few preventive steps you can take that will go a long way toward safeguarding you against this...

Spinal Decompression: The Non-Surgical Treatment for Chronic Back That Works Apr 2nd, 2019

It’s estimated that about 80% of the population of the United States will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. A significant number of these individuals will develop chronic back pain that can last a lifetime. Chronic back pain can make it hard to get out of bed...

Failed Back Surgery: What Are My Options? Mar 19th, 2019

There’s a lot of controversy swirling around what’s clinically called “failed back surgery syndrome,” starting with the words themselves. Back surgeries don’t necessarily fail, but they often fall short of meeting expectations. In other words, the surgery may have relieved some of your back pain, but not all of it,...

What Conditions Can Spinal Decompression Therapy Help Remedy? Feb 21st, 2019

At the onset of a persistent back, neck, sciatic nerve, or radiant pain — well before most people are even aware that their condition will eventually become long-standing — anti-inflammatory pain medication can be an effective, reliable solution. But even though medication can be all the more effective when paired...

Don’t Continue to Live With Pain This Year: Learn More About Chiropractic Care Jan 16th, 2019

Living with chronic pain can sap your energy levels, make it harder to accomplish routine tasks, diminish your overall quality of life, and even leave you feeling isolated and alone. But whether you’re affected by persistent back pain, unrelenting neck discomfort, disruptive headaches, or some other chronic pain condition, you...

Top 5 Conditions that Can Cause Sciatica Dec 11th, 2018

Approximately two in five people can expect to develop sciatica at some point in their adult lives, making it one of the most common forms of chronic pain among men and women alike. Although sciatica may start as an irritating ache or discomfort in your lower back, it can eventually...

Are You at Risk For Degenerative Disc Disease? Top 3 Symptoms to Look For Nov 15th, 2018

To say that back pain is a common health problem is a bit of an understatement. Back pain is so pervasive, in fact, that it ranks as the single leading cause of disability around the world as well as one of the most frequent excuses for missed work in the...

How Other Body Parts Can Be Affected by a Herniated Disc Oct 31st, 2018

Your spine gives you the structural support you need to stay upright, balanced, and in control. The nerves rooted in your spine allow you to feel your body, and the spinal discs that sit between the vertebrae help you move and function with ease. Although your spinal discs are tough...

What to Expect During a Spinal Decompression Treatment Sep 17th, 2018

If you’ve been living with persistent neck, back, or sciatic nerve pain caused by herniated or degenerative spinal discs, you don’t have to take medication or resort to surgery to find lasting relief.  Spinal decompression therapy, a groundbreaking treatment that involves the meticulous  mechanical stretching of your spine, is a...

How Chiropractic Care Can Help with Chronic Pain Aug 7th, 2018

An estimated 100 million adults in the United States live with chronic pain, or pain that persists for months or even years. Chronic pain affects more men and women than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined.Although pain usually starts out as a symptom of age-related degenerative changes or an underlying...

4 Interesting Facts about Spinal Stenosis Jul 11th, 2018

Over 200,000 new cases of spinal stenosis are diagnosed in the United States every year, mostly in adults over the age of 50. While this progressive condition can lead to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, including chronic back pain, it is possible to find lasting relief with the right treatment.Spinal...

Will a Herniated Disc Heal on Its Own? Jun 19th, 2018

Your body has an incredible capacity to heal from even the most severe injuries and diseases, including a herniated disc. It’s a little misleading, however, to suggest that a herniated disc will heal on its own just because the human body can repair damaged tissues.Whether or not a herniated disc...

How Getting Older Affects Your Spine May 16th, 2018

While back pain affects almost everyone at some point in their lives, many people associate aging with a time of increasing spinal issues. It is true that much of what you do can take a toll on your spine, and natural aging processes can bring changes in your body that...

Lifestyle Tips to Avoid Sciatica Pain Apr 20th, 2018

Living with the pain of sciatica can make even the slightest movements difficult and interfere with your quality of life. At Mass Avenue Chiropractic, Dr. Joseph Kielur offers a variety of effective treatments to reduce the strain on your lower back and prevent the pain of sciatica from disrupting your...

How a Pinched Nerve Can Affect Your Whole Body Mar 29th, 2018

Your nerves communicate messages of sensation throughout your entire body – from your head to your feet, and everything along the way. When you pinch a nerve through trauma, overuse, poor posture, or gradual deterioration of your body, it cries out in distress to your brain. While a nerve may...

Can People Without Diabetes Develop Peripheral Neuropathy? Mar 15th, 2018

Peripheral neuropathy is a description of a group of conditions and not a single disease. Neuropathy, which is nerve damage, can be caused by different things and there are various types of neuropathies. Because 60-70% of people with diabetes have some nervous system damage, there’s a perception that only people...

How to Choose the Right Mattress for Your Back Jan 29th, 2018

Without the proper mattress, your sleep and your back will suffer. To choose the right mattress for your back, you must be familiar with all the options. After all, from the mall to the warehouse store, everyone’s trying to sell you a mattress.How to make the wisest choiceTo buy the...

5 Back Benefits of a Yoga Practice Nov 13th, 2017

Every morning is the same. You wake up and slowly roll out of bed before grunting and shuffling your way to the bathroom. You can't remember the last time you woke up without a stiff, painful back.But you do remember how your adventure with back pain started. Blame it on...

Healthy Back Execises Oct 20th, 2017

Back pain is something almost everyone can relate to. In fact, it’s estimated that eighty percent of Americans will feel the debilitating effects of back pain at some point in their lives. This makes it one of the most common injuries and causes of pain in the 21st Century. And once...

Sit Up Straight: How Good Posture Helps Prevent Back Pain Sep 29th, 2017

Sit Up Straight: How Good Posture Helps Prevent Back PainIn an era of smart devices, posture has never been more important or harder to achieve. When we’re working, we’re hunched over a laptop. When we’re not, we’re craning our neck to look at our smartphone. Most of us spend all day on the...

Behind the Scenes: The DRS Protocol Approach Jul 27th, 2017

The DRS Protocol™ is a comprehensive combination of treatments, which include axial/spinal decompression, and multiple therapies and utilizes “Patient Centered Healthcare” and “best practice” approach.We are proud to treat our patients at Mass Ave Chiro using this specialized combination of treatments using state-of-the-art equipment:

More Than Just a Great Chiropractor: Dr. Kielur and Mike Tyson Jul 27th, 2017

Mass Ave Chiro’s Dr. Kielur is a serious practitioner who has successfully treated thousands of patients with an array of lower back pain conditions, but you might not know that one of his outside pursuits is boxing.Dr. Kielur recently snapped this great pic with retired professional boxer Mike Tyson:

Doc Gives Indy Star Tour of Practice Jul 27th, 2017

Indy Star reporter Jill Phillips stopped by last week to catch a glimpse of what patients see when they receive treatment at Mass Ave. Chiropractic. In her article, she touches on how his passion for preventative care began and features his hobbies in mixed martial arts and boxing, which adorn...