Spinal Treatment at Arlington Chiropractic Clinic
Your spine must support and mobilize your entire body -- and a variety of disorders and injuries can interfere with those demanding functions, leaving you with pain and other disabling symptoms. The good news is that you can address many of these problems without risky major procedures such as back or neck surgery. Arlington Chiropractic Clinic can provide safe, conservative healing options to help you get your spine back in line.
Spinal Problems and Their Symptoms
The spine is more complex than many people realize. The core of the spine is the set of 33 vertebrae, cushioned by discs and articulated by facet joints that support your body and protect the spinal cord within. Large muscle groups and other tissues lend strength and flexibility to the spine, while nerve roots jut out from intervertebral spaces to relay signals to the rest of the body. Problems that affect this delicate balance include:
- Herniated discs in the spine, which cause pain and/or radiating nerve symptoms
- Whiplash, an acute neck injury that damages the soft tissues in the cervical spine
- Stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal or nerve openings in the neck or back
- Spondylolisthesis, a "slippage" of vertebrae that causes pain and instability
- Osteoporosis, a weakening of bone that can cause spinal stress fractures
- Inflammation and osteoarthritis of the facet joints, a painful consequence of injuries or wear
- Chronic alignment or weight distribution errors, and poor posture that cause muscle strain and back pain
Spinal problems don't just cause localized pain and loss of function. They can also pinch nerves, referring pain, weakness, numbness, and other symptoms to any area of the body served by those nerves.
Non-Surgical Answers from Our Experienced Doctors of Chiropractic
Spinal treatment begins with a spinal evaluation from one of our Arlington Chiropractic Clinic doctors. Once we've diagnosed your spinal condition, we focus on treating and correcting its underlying cause. A chiropractic adjustment is a tried-and-true method of restoring function and relieving pain in spinal segments that have fallen out of position or lost their normal motion. Shifting errant components away from nerve tissue, stretching soft tissues, and loosening tight joints all contribute to the relief that is experienced from spinal adjustments.
In some cases, orthotic footwear may be needed to correct a skeletal imbalance. Exercise therapy is used to reinforce the normal movement patterns of the spinal segments that are being adjusted. Additionally, techniques such as massage therapy and acupuncture may be incorporated to help aching tissues feel better and heal themselves more efficiently. Nutritional and lifestyle strategies such as weight loss can take pressure off your spinal column and muscles. Every treatment approach is customized to each individual patient’s condition and needs. Come and experience what our comprehensive care feels like.
Be Kind to Your Spine -- Call Our Arlington Heights Chiropractor Today
Give your spine the safe, non-surgical care it needs. Call Arlington Chiropractic Clinic, P.C. at (847) 259-4493 to schedule an evaluation and treatment from our chiropractors!