Chiropractor in Romeoville
Chiropractic care is used by millions of people suffering from chronic shoulder, neck or back pain every day. It brings immediate relief and helps alleviate many symptoms.
Achieve Health and Wellness is a chiropractic center that serves patients from southern and western Chicago suburbs. We treat a plethora of health conditions, such as low back pain, headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel and sciatica. Did you suffer a sports injury? Or maybe you were involved in a car accident? Either way, our knowledgeable and experienced chiropractors at Achieve Health and Wellness can help. We offer many therapies: spinal manipulations, massages, postural correction, functional rehab exercises, foot orthotics, low back bracing, knee bracing, and cold laser treatments. Our goal is to keep you healthy, living a pain-free life to the fullest.
Who is a chiropractor and what do they do?
Licensed healthcare professionals, who perform physical alignments are called chiropractors. They work on manually adjusting the spine to relieve pain and alleviate other symptoms in your body. Chiropractors are tasked with diagnosing and treating different neuromuscular disorders.
Improving the overall functionality of patients, reducing their pain, educating them about physical fitness and presenting them with useful therapies are the first goals of chiropractic care. According to practicing chiropractors, structural and biomechanical derangements of the spine have an effect on the entire nervous system. Chiropractic treatment is therefore aimed at restoring mobility and integrity of the spine. Adjusting the spine by hand reduces pressure on various neurological tissues, which leads to improved function of the body’s systems and therefore a higher quality of life.
Who should visit a chiropractor?
Anyone can schedule a visit to Dr. Nathan Fisher at Achieve Health and Wellness. Contact us as soon as possible if you’ve experiencing at least one of the symptoms listed below,:
- 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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You can visit our doctors even if you’re not experiencing pain. Maintaining good health and reaching a state of optimal well-being is something chiropractors will work toward with you. Preventative wellness care means addressing issues before they cause misalignments or pain, affecting your mobility.
While chiropractors can treat many conditions, they cannot do it all. An example is a fracture. Broken bones should be mended and repaired at the hospital or the emergency room.
As you can see, visiting a chiropractor can be very beneficial to most people. If you’re not sure if seeing a chiropractor will be a good idea for you, simply give us a call. We will help you schedule an initial consultation as as soon as possible. Our trained doctors will perform detailed physical exams, discuss medical histories, order imagining tests and check for abnormalities. They will then gather and analyze the data, determining various treatment options that are best fitted to your specific needs.
What happens during a first visit?
The first visit will start with a thorough assessment. You will be asked to share your medical history in detail. There’s often a questionnaire to be filled out that the chiropractor discusses with you. Don’t forget to mention the duration and location of the pain you’re experiencing, your sleeping patterns, your diet and level of physical activity.
After that, the chiropractor will perform a physical exam to check your posture, test your mobility and muscle strength, while also looking out for any joint misalignments. The doctor will check your reflexes and your entire range of motion. X-rays of your spine and other appropriate imaging tests may be ordered to design the best possible treatment options that fit your needs and budget.
You will also have your first spinal adjustments during the first or second visit. You will lie down on a padded table so the chiropractor can gently realign your spine. The doctor might use an activator, a small device to aid the manipulation. During the adjustment you may hear cracking and popping noises. Do not be alarmed! These are completely normal.
Feeling a little nervous? That’s understandable! But to put your mind at ease remember that chiropractors are trained in over 150 techniques and need to complete hours of extensive training in a controlled setting. They’re real pros!
After the initial visit, you can expect to feel a little sore or fatigued. Some patients may also develop headaches and will need to stay hydrated. Nevertheless, these symptoms will not last long. Most patients leave the office feeling much better than when they came in. And with more treatments, you will start noticing improvements in your overall health.
It’s important to note that in very rare instances, a patient’s condition may worsen or a new symptom, such as numbness or weakness, may appear. In those cases it’s important to contact us so we can make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan if needed. It’s always a good idea to keep Dr. Nathan Fisher aware of any changes in symptoms, good, bad, or other..
Chiropractors do not prescribe medication. They believe in natural healing and rely on your body’s amazing ability to heal itself. Better alignment through spinal manipulation is their main focus. Chiropractors offer relaxation, stimulation, physical fitness and nutrition counseling, as well as massages, hot/cold treatments and different types of durable medical equipment such as foot orthotics, low back braces, and knee braces when necessary. Interested? Call Achieve Health and Wellness today!
How can I become a chiropractor?
Chiropractors in America complete a 4-year undergraduate study and then a 4-year Doctor of Chiropractic program. Upon its completion, they receive a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Then they pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners 4 part exam to get a license to practice in the state they’re residing in. While learning anatomy and physiology, chiropractors also practice assessing patients and performing spinal adjustments with supervision. 150 hours of continuing education is required to keep their license current in Illinois.
Do chiropractic adjustments cause pain?
The short answer is no. Typically, chiropractic adjustments are not painful. An adjustment is a non-invasive procedure, during which a highly trained chiropractor uses their hands or a specialized device to apply force on a joint. This quick, controlled force is used to realign the joint to bring relief. After the first few visits you may feel sore or experience some slight discomfort. Most patients, however, feel much better with treatment. As you continue through care, the body learns to adapt to the adjustments and soreness usually dissipates within the first couple treatments; think of when you do a new workout routine for the first time and are usually sore later that day or the next.
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Contact Achieve Health + Wellness today!
+ Experiencing pain in your back, neck or knees
+ Suffer from chronic headaches or migraines
+ Interested in learning how to take good care of your spine and joints
+ Looking to start living a healthy, active, fulfilling life,
then reach out to Achieve Health and Wellness today. We’ll help you prevent, diagnose, treat and manage any neuromuscular body dysfunction you may be dealing with. We’ll use ergonomics, exercises and home therapies to improve your well-being and your body’s functionality. Why wait any longer? We’re a call or an email away!