Chiropractic is a safe, non-invasive treatment. It is frequently employed for muscle, bone & joint pain. It does not require medication or surgery. Chiropractic care is a natural treatment that focuses on maintaining a balance among all the body’s systems. The chiropractors at First Health Associates share the top 10 conditions treated with chiropractic.
At First Health, our chiropractors focus primarily on the repair of muscle, bone and joint issues without the use of prescription medications or surgical intervention. The chiropractic team at First Health is adept in the diagnosis, treatment and management of an array of injuries. These can be a result of sporting endeavors, improper lifting, falls, auto accidents,or chronic or repetitive injuries from work or poor posture.
Most chiropractors believe that good health depends in part on a normally functioning nervous system, a healthy diet and strong well-conditioned framework. Virtually all chiropractors address issues with the spine and nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body.
What does chiropractic mean?
The word chiropractic comes from a Greek term that means “effective treatment by hand.” The typical chiropractic visit includes a chiropractic adjustment, also known as a joint manipulation. This corrects the body’s structural alignment and improves its physical function. Chiropractic adjustments are effective because they address the underlying muscle, bone and joint malfunctions and misalignments that are triggering a person’s pain. Often combined with the chiropractor’s “laying on of hands” is therapeutic stretching and/or strengthening exercises. The goal of chiropractic is to identify underlying causation and work for correction rather than covering up symptoms with medication.
What conditions can chiropractic help?
By far the most frequent conditions treated chiropractically are conditions involving muscle, bone, joints and nerves. Chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions or misalignments and allow the body to perform as it was meant to. Many conditions treated with chiropractic respond well. The top 10 conditions treated with chiropractic are:
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
- Herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis
- Neck pain
- Hip pain
- Upper and middle back pain
- Pinched nerves
- Lower back pain
Since 1981, First Health Associates has been providing exceptional health care to residents of Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Schaumburg, Buffalo Grove, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Elk Grove and Des Plaines. First Health is an integrative medicine practice that offers: Medical Care; Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine; Counseling and Behavioral Therapy; and Chiropractic Care.
First Health’s Chiropractic team specializes in conservative treatment and rehabilitation of spine and extremity disorders.
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