Chiropractors specialize in disorders and diseases that involve the Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal (NMS) systems. Most commonly, these are associated with back and neck pain because of successes that have been achieved with chiropractic care. Chiropractic physicians also treat NMS disorders related to other regions of the body, such as shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and feet. They’re also well educated in other areas, including nutrition, rehabilitation, internal medicine, and infections.
The main treatment that’s been associated with chiropractic care is manipulation. It’s known that over 2500 years ago in Greece and 2000 years ago in China, spinal manipulation was used to treat people for health problems. In the late 1800’s it was formally recognized as Chiropractic.
The goal of the manipulation is to restore normal joint function and movement to an immobile joint segment which could be causing pain. To accomplish this, a neurological impulse is created, helping reset muscular tones around the segment which partially generates pain. Additionally, manipulation has been found to release internal chemical mediators that help decrease pain.
We also use other therapies such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, myofascial release, and specific muscle techniques.
At DuPage Health and Physical Therapy Center, whether you are in pain or simply looking to increase your physical performance, we look forward to working with you to bring to better health.
Acupuncture has been recognized by the World Health Organization as an acceptable form of treatment for a wide variety of common and uncommon health complaints. Acupuncture has been effectively used to treat many common conditions such as neck and back pain, radicular pains (sciatica, pinched nerves), general aches/pains, fatigue, high or low blood pressure, fertility, and many other conditions.
NUTRITION AND WEIGHT LOSS
At DuPage Health and Physical Therapy Center, we use a variety of testing and history to help give your body the proper nutrition it needs. Whether it be through supplementation, diet/lifestyle changes, and/or exercise recommendations, we can help you feel better.
Utilizing the Ideal Protein method, we have helped many achieve their desired weight while decreasing their dependence on diabetic and blood pressure medications.