Chiropractic Care Specialist
Chiropractic Care Q & A
What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is a form of medical treatment based on the philosophy that inflammation, pain, are caused by impingement in the nervous system, which controls the whole body. Chiropractic care releases impingements and realigns the spine and other joints in the body, harnessing its inherent recuperative powers and optimizing the relationship between the brain, the body, and the spinal cord. Chiropractic is a pharmacology-free form of medical care. Chiropractic works on supporting the body while pain medication only masks the symptoms, puts a strain on the liver and kidneys, and eats away at the lining of the digestive system.
Is chiropractic care safe?
Chiropractors undergo extensive training before ever interacting with a patient. They learn about the physiology of the body and practice adjusting techniques. As a result, chiropractic care is widely recognized as a safe and non-invasive therapy. It's known as an effective drug-free treatment for a wide variety of neuromusculoskeletal complaints and medical conditions. Chiropractors use a wide variety of techniques and adjustments, which are customized to meet the specific needs of each individual patient. Some treatments are more aggressive than others. For example, most patients experience almost immediate relief from pain following an adjustment, although it's not uncommon for a patient's muscles to feel stiff or tender as they readjust to being in the correct position. The chiropractic team at BrightLife Clinic has been trained in many techniques. Patients will receive safe and effective treatment that provides pain relief as well as decreasing arthritis, restoring joint motion, and healing any underlying conditions. Many patients prefer this natural approach to healthcare because they don't want to be reliant on drugs to be pain-free. Others may prefer to work with doctors who want to help them avoid surgery while improving and maintaining physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing.
When should a patient seek chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment for many of the painful symptoms people experience in their neck, back, and extremities. If patients experience pain in any part of the body, especially if it stops them from participating in normal day to day activities, chiropractic care may be an excellent treatment choice. Chiropractors take a holistic view of a patient's health and will not only provide adjustments to address structural misalignments but also provide advice on exercise, diet, sleep and other factors that can contribute to a patient's overall wellness.
LOW BACK PAIN SPECIALIST LOW BACK PAIN Q & A
What causes low back pain?
The lower back absorbs much of the impacts and strains of day to day activities including walking, running, and even sitting. The lower back, or lumbar region, is also an integral part of maintaining core strength and good posture. As many patients lack core strength and have bad posture it's all too common for them to experience pain in the low back due to weak muscles, misalignment, and muscle imbalances. The lumbar spine is particularly susceptible to herniated discs which can cause a significant amount of pain and sciatica symptoms. Patients may also experience low back pain due to conditions like osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis.
How is the cause of low back pain diagnosed?
Patients will undergo a comprehensive exam when they seek care for low back pain at BrightLife Clinic. The medical team will review their medical history, ask questions about current lifestyle habits, and perform a physical review to observe any restrictions or pain in movement. If further information is needed to make a full diagnosis, the doctor will order any number of additional diagnostic tests including x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs. The patient may also have a manual exam where the doctor feels for imbalance, deformities, or trigger points.
How is lower back pain treated at BrightLife Clinic?
The teams at BrightLife Clinic in Schaumburg IL and Lombard IL work together to treat patients with lower back pain. The aim of all treatments is to provide natural, drug-free pain relief while healing the underlying condition responsible for the pain. Treatment may involve a combination of chiropractic care, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. Chiropractic care can resolve any misalignment in the spine that's contributing to the low back pain while physical therapy corrects muscle imbalances and reduces swelling which can cause pressure to build upon nerves. It can also help relieve any tightness or trigger points in the muscles and soft tissues. The different teams at BrightLife Clinic collaborate to provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to addressing low back pain. They understand that each patient has unique needs and that treatment must be customized for each patient. They're dedicated to finding the root cause of any pain so that the condition or injury can be treated and healed, fully resolving the cause of the pain while also providing relief.