Chiropractor in Lemont
Are you suffering from chronic back, neck or shoulder pain? If so, you’ve probably been searching for a solution to bring you relief. We would like to present you with an option that has changed the lives of millions of Americans for the better - chiropractic care.
Degenerative disc disease, low back pain, migraines, headaches, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel and sciatica - these are among many conditions we treat at Achieve Health and Wellness. Whether you’ve been in a car accident, suffered a sports injury, or have been dealing with pain due to spinal misalignment, our skilled chiropractors can help! Our offer includes spinal manipulations, massages, postural correction, physical therapy, foot orthotics, low back bracing, knee bracing and cold laser treatments, as necessary. Here, at Achieve Health and Wellness, our top priority is helping you upkeep your health, so you can live pain-free.
What does a chiropractor do?
Chiropractors perform physical alignments, which means they manually adjust your spine to remedy the root causes of pain and other symptoms in your body. They are healthcare professionals with state licenses who diagnose and treat various neuromuscular disorders. Through their practice, chiropractors aim to improve the overall functionality of their patients, reduce their pain, and educate them about exercising, nutrition and useful therapies. Chiropractors believe that structural and biomechanical derangements of the spine negatively affect the whole nervous system. The goal of the treatment is to restore the mobility and integrity of the spine. Manually adjusting it can reduce pressure on various neurological tissues, which leads to better functioning body systems and a higher quality of life.
Should I visit a chiropractor?
Everyone is welcome to visit Dr. Nathan Fisher at Achieve Health and Wellness. However, if you’re experiencing at least one of the symptoms listed below, you should reach out to us as soon as possible:
- Pain in your neck, back or knee
- Headaches and migraines
- Frozen shoulder syndrome
- Fatigue and lack of energy
- Digestive issues
- Muscle aches
- Numbness and tingling
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Moreover, if you’ve recently had a sports-related injury or have been in an automobile accident, consider calling our office as well. Many health issues can be addressed with proper chiropractic care.
Chiropractors can also help you maintain your good health and reach your optimal well-being. You can schedule a visit with one of our doctors even if you’re not in pain. Wellness care is preventative; it’s all about addressing issues before they affect your mobility or start causing pain.
While chiropractors can help with multiple conditions, there are certain instances when they can’t. For example, chiropractors do not treat fractures. If you suspect a broken bone, you should head over to the nearest hospital.
Still not sure if you would benefit from seeing a chiropractor? Then give us a call and let us help you schedule an initial consultation. We will perform a thorough exam, discuss your medical history and order imagining tests to check for any abnormalities. Based on all of that data, we will come up with the best treatment options for you.
What can I expect during my first visit?
It’s always good to know what to expect before seeing a chiropractor for the first time. Your visit will start with a detailed assessment of your medical history. You may be asked to fill out a questionnaire that you will later discuss with your doctor. They will want to know about any pain you’ve been experiencing (back, neck, head, knee), as well as your sleeping pattern, diet and physical activity.
Next, the doctor will perform a physical exam, checking your posture and testing your muscle strength and mobility. They will look for any joint misalignments, perform a reflex analysis and a range of motion testing. X-rays of various parts of your spine as well as other imaging tests may also be ordered if deemed appropriate by the doctor. All of this information will help your chiropractor determine the best treatment options for you.
During the first or second visit, your chiropractor will perform the first adjustment. You’ll lie down on a padded table to allow the doctor to manually realign your spine. The chiropractic adjustment may lead to popping or cracking sounds, both of which are completely normal. To aid with manipulation, your doctor may also use a small device called an activator or an arthrostim.
If you’re feeling a bit apprehensive about the adjustment, remember that chiropractors are trained in over 150 techniques and have hours of extensive training. In addition to being knowledgeable, they’re also gentle.
How will you feel after your first visit? Some patients experience soreness, fatigue or headaches so make sure you drink plenty of water that day. The vast majority of patients can feel immediate relief, and with further treatments you will be able to see a visible improvement in your health. In rare instances when a patient’s condition worsens or new symptoms appear (such as weakness and numbness), it’s imperative to contact your PCP.
Chiropractors believe in natural care; they use your body’s own ability to heal itself. They do not prescribe medication, but rather offer relaxation, stimulation, hot/cold treatments, exercise and diet counseling, massages, ultrasounds, and bracing when necessary. They focus on non-invasive spinal manipulation and better alignment.
What schooling is needed to become a chiropractor?
Chiropractors in the United States have to complete a 4-year undergraduate study and a 4-year program to receive their Doctor of Chiropractic degree. They also need to pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners exam to obtain a state license to practice. Chiropractors learn anatomy and physiology; they also practice making assessments and spinal adjustments with supervision. 150 hours of continuing education is required to keep their license active.
Are chiropractic adjustments painful?
No, chiropractic adjustments are not painful. They are non-invasive procedures, during which a highly trained chiropractor uses their hands or a specialized device to apply force on a joint. To realign the joint, a precise, quick, controlled force is applied. Adjustments bring patients great relief. Sometimes, especially after the first visits, patients do experience minor discomfort or soreness. Those feelings are, however, short lived. Most patients leave the chiropractors’ office feeling better.
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Are you experiencing pain in your neck, back, shoulders or knees? Do you suffer from chronic headaches? Are you looking for advice on how to take care of your spine and joints? Do you want to start living a healthier, more fulfilling life? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, contact Achieve Health and Wellness today. We’ll help you prevent, diagnose, treat and manage any neuromuscular body dysfunction. Through ergonomics, exercises and home therapies, our team of experienced and friendly chiropractors will work hard to ensure your well-being and improve your body’s functionality. Ready to get started? Call or email us today!