Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that identifies and corrects musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders with the belief that these disorders—especially misalignment of the spine—affect general health. Chiropractic is a multi-faceted practice that includes lifestyle, nutritional, and dietary guidance as part of its treatment.
Chiropractors practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of future injuries and disorders. An initial consultation with a chiropractor will include a case history, physical examination, laboratory analysis, and X-ray examination. In addition, you will receive a careful chiropractic structural examination.
Back and neck pain are the specialties of chiropractors, but they also treat ailments other than musculoskeletal issues. They often recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises as part of treatment.
Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including, but not limited to, back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. The goals of chiropractic care are the restoration of function, prevention of injury, and pain relief for acute and chronic conditions.
Chiropractic works by focusing on the central nervous system. Many physical ailments can be traced back to misalignment and injury of spinal joints and the nervous system. By making adjustments to your spine and other joints, our chiropractors can realign the communication between your nervous system and the rest of your body – resulting in a wealth of benefits, such as reduced pain, increased mobility, increased strength, and improved stamina.
The spinal column is what allows your body to move, twist, and bend. It also encases and protects the delicate and intricate nerve tissue that carries the communication between the brain and the body. This structure of the body’s communication highway is why chiropractors believe a healthy spine is an integral part of a healthy and active life.
The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, especially manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues. This is known as “spinal manipulation” or “chiropractic adjustment.” Treatment may also include exercises and health and lifestyle counseling, massage, and ice therapy.
The purpose of chiropractic manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force to joints that have become restricted in their movement as a result of a injury. The therapeutic procedures and chiropractic adjustment performed by chiropractors lead to restoration of the body’s structural integrity, which in turn results in improved health.
Every year, millions of Americans choose chiropractic treatment as a natural, drugfree approach to wellness. Chiropractic care is used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue, such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. In addition, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia may respond to the moderate pressure used by chiropractors
Relief of lower back pain and treatment of sciatica, neck pain, whiplash, and headaches are all benefits of chiropractic care. In treating these disorders and injuries, chiropractors view patients as a whole person and work to treat the root cause of pain and not simply treat the symptoms. Chiropractors work in partnership with patients to ensure their optimal health and wellness.
It is important to us that you are informed about your treatment as you are a key element in your journey to health. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our chiropractic process and treatments by visiting our Villa Park or Plainfield Contact page.
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