If you're the health-conscious type searching for a chiropractor in Bloomington and Normal and the surrounding area, welcome! As a Bloomington chiropractor, I look for new ways to explain what we do and why chiropractic works when traditional methods fail. Naturally, not all chiropractors are alike. So tour our website and find out what we do and why we do it.

Contact Details

  City Bloomington, IL
  Zip Code 61704
  Address 2415 East Washington St # F
  Phone Number (309) 663-2423

From Our Website

Dr Robert Hermann is a chiropractor in Bloomington IL. He has been treating low back pain, neck pain, mid back pain, shoulder and knee pain for over 30 years. Above all, he is one of a handful of chiropractors in the state of Illinois with board certification in orthopedics. In addition, low back pain, neck pain and other musculoskeletal conditions respond best to traditional chiropractic manipulation. Certainly, Dr Hermann has the skills and expertise to treat your back pain. Dr Hermann graduated in 1983 from Logan College of Chiropractic.

Moreover, muscle pain can be one or both sided. It can result from an injury. Also it can result from chronic posture strain such as sitting all day or a spinal curvature. Exercise certainly can help back muscles. First of all, lets look at the latissimus dorsi muscle. It looks like a lumbar support. Subsequently, this is an important muscle to exercise in the gym with a lat pull down exercise. The erector spinae muscles (not pictured) are deep muscles right next to the spine. Certainly they will tighten up with just about any spinal condition.

In some ways, one could say that chiropractic care is a bit like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work together correctly. When building a house, if you tried to build your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually may even collapse. If you tried to build your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. These concepts apply to your body as well, and chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience pain and other health issues.

Ok, buckle your seat belt because genetic testing can be a complicated subject, it's difficult to understand. So lets get started. Proteins are the workhorse of the cell. Your body uses proteins for practically everything. Of course muscles are made of protein but there is much more. Hormones are proteins, enzymes are proteins. Molecular machines that make energy or transport materials through the cell are made of protein. No one knows for sure but there are an estimated 10,000 different types of proteins in the human body.

There are five nerve roots coming out of your neck to go down your arm. In addition, the nerves run together before they go down your arm. Eventually they go down your arm as three nerves. One of these nerves ends up in your thumb and forefinger. Another goes to the middle finger. Another goes to the little finger and the fourth digit. Most importantly, we can tell where the pinch is in your neck by where your symptoms are. For instance, if your symptoms are in the 4th and 5th digit, we know with some certainty where the pinch is.

The disc does not have any nerve fibers sensitive to pain in the center of the disc. If it did every time you stood up you would probably have pain. Only the outer part of the disc has nerve fibers that are sensitive to pain. So if you get a herniated disc, a bulge or tear, the nerve fibers on the outer part of the disc can be irritated and generate pain. A disc injury comprises about 60% of back pain. Disc pain is usually nonspecific and is difficult to pinpoint. It can be on one side of your back or on both sides and can give you pain in your back or your leg.

In our office we use acupuncture primarily for pain control. Acupuncture is a little bit different from other types of healing. In western medicine the focus is on disease. With acupuncture the focus is on increasing your health so that your body can be disease-free. With acupuncture we are trying to balance the energy in the body or what the Chinese call chi. According to Chinese acupuncture, you receive your chi from several sources. These include air, water, food and exercise. Therefore, diet, exercise and lifestyle are very important considerations with acupuncture treatment.

Health begins in the gut. Studies showing alterations in gut bacteria in fibromyalgia patients. A comprehensive stool test that tests the gut bacteria along with markers for inflammation, digestive immune markers, parasites and how well you digest your food gives our fibromyalgia doctors the tools they need to develop an individualized treatment program for your specific condition. By individualizing treatment we get excellent results treating fibromyalgia. There is no treatment that fits every fibromyalgia patient.