Chiropractic care is a health care profession that focuses on the relationship between the body's structure-mainly the spine-and its functioning. Although practitioners may use a variety of treatment approaches, they primarily perform adjustments (manipulations) to the spine or other parts of the body with the goal of correcting alignment problems, alleviating pain, improving function, and supporting the body's natural ability to heal itself.
Chiropractors are real doctors.
Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) comprise the second largest health care profession with over 50,000 practitioners in the U.S. They earn the title "doctor" along with medical doctors (M.D.), doctors of osteopathy (D.O.), and dentists (D.D.S.)
The educational process leading to the title Doctor of Chiropractic is quite similar to that of an M.D. and D.O.. In order to earn a D.C. degree, a student must complete several years of pre-chiropractic studies at colleges or universities, followed by 5 academic years of chiropractic education (totaling a minimum of 7 years of study). The chiropractic student's last year is spent in a clinical internship (similar to MD or DO "rotations") During this time the chiropractic intern, under the supervision of a licensed D.C., will consult, examine and treat patients in a clinic setting. Upon graduation and earning the Doctor of Chiropractic degree, a state licensing exam must be passed in order to practice.
Chiropractic students study many of the same textbooks as medical and osteopathic students. As a matter of fact, a chiropractic student accumulates more course hours in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics (how the body moves), neurology, and nutrition than their medical and osteopathic colleagues.
Chiropractic is safe and effective.
The safety of chiropractic care has been well documented in professional journals of all kinds. Serious side effects of chiropractic manipulative therapy occur approximately one out of everyone million adjustments. Compare this to the serious side-effects of medicines and surgical errors to put safety in perspective. Research reveals that some 100,000 people die each year from the effects of prescription drugs that prescribed by their doctors. This isn't meant to be "M.D. bashing", it's just the simple truth about the safety of prescription medications, as reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (April 1998). The article continues to say, "Discovering new dangers of drugs after marketing is common. Overall, 51 % of approved drugs have serious adverse effects not detected prior to approval. Merely discovering adverse effects is not by itself sufficient to protect the public. Each year prescription drugs injure 1 .5 million people so severely they require hospitalization and 100,000 die, making prescription drugs the 4th leading cause of death in the United States." So the question was about the safety of chiropractic care?
Chiropractic is part of a wellness lifestyle!
Chiropractic care is like "orthodontics" for the spine. Clinically repeated chiropractic adjustments "train" the vertebrae to maintain their proper alignment and movement. Like the time required for braces to achieve correction depends on an individual's teeth and mouth structure, the time required for proper positioning to occur depends on the condition of the patient's spine, their job, and other lifestyle activities.
Think of your spinal adjustments like maintaining your correct alignment.
It's recommended that you change your car's oil every 3,000 or so miles. For how long you ask? For as long as you own the car! While some individuals drive 3,000 miles in a week, others do so in a month or two.
The point is, however, that we change our oil on a regular basis. The same goes for caring for your spine. Whether to get adjusted weekly, monthly or quarterly depends on each patient's specific health condition. Remember, "An ounce of Prevention is worth a pound of cure!" Don't let your car's engine fall out before changing its oil!
Physiotherapy / Physical Therapy
Since our establishment in 2000, Advance Medical Rehabilitation Center has provided Northern Illinois area residents with timely and effective general health care. We are a private practice committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to individuals and families.
Additionally, if you've been hurt in an auto accident or on the job at your work place, our team of professionals will help you through the recovery process. Our team offers auto accident injury rehabilitation, auto accident physical therapy, and workers comp physical therapy to treat your injuries. Our goal is to get you back on the job as soon as possible, and get you through recovery.
MORE ABOUT PHYSICAL THERAPY
Physical therapy provides treatment to individuals to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function throughout life. This includes providing treatment in circumstances where movement and function are affected by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors.
Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, and rehabilitation. This encompasses physical, psychological, emotional, and social well being. It involves the interaction between physical therapist (PT), patients/clients, other health professionals, families, care givers, and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists.
Our additional exercise program should be tailored for your specific needs.
There are different types of physical therapy exercises that may be prescribed for you depending on your specific condition. These exercises may include:
-exercises to improve strength
-exercises to improve range of motion
-balance and proprioception exercises
-functional mobility exercises
Should exercise be the only treatment you receive in physical therapy? Not necessarily. Some therapists use other techniques like massage, joint mobilizations, or modalities-like ultrasound or electrical stimulation-to help their patients move better and feel better.
Spinal Decompression is a type of motorized traction that helps relieve back pain, sciatica and facet syndrome. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine that changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disk.
Nutrition and Supplements
Nutrition (also called nourishment) is the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary (in the form of food) to support life. Many common health problems can be prevented or alleviated with a healthy diet.
A poor diet can have an injurious impact on health, causing deficiency diseases such as scurvy, beriberi, or health-threatening conditions like obesity and metabolic syndrome; and such common chronic systemic diseases as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
Auto Accident Recovery
Have You Been Injured At Work Or In An Auto Accident?
Trust the doctors at Advance Medical Rehabilitation Center to treat the symptoms that may follow an auto accident or work related injury.
If you or a loved one was injured in an auto accident in the Loves Park, IL area, don’t stress—pain relief is just a phone call away thanks to Advance Medical Rehabilitation Center. Our clinic uses state-of-the-art tools and techniques to speed up your recovery process.
At our clinic, we offer a range of specialized pain relief treatments to individuals recovering from an auto accident, including:
Don’t wait any longer to find relief. Call Advance Medical Rehabilitation Center now at 815-986-4411 to schedule a consultation with the professionals at our clinic.
3 BENEFITS OF CHOOSING ADVANCE MEDICAL REHABILITATION CENTER
The after-effects of your auto accident in Loves Park, IL could decrease your quality of life. If you’re in pain, you can trust the professionals at Advance Medical Rehabilitation Center to help you find relief. You should choose us because:
1. We offer free consultations on all of our clinical services.
2. We tailor our services to fit your schedule, budget and pain relief needs.
3. We will work with your auto insurance company and attorney to make sure your treatment is covered.
Want more details about our auto accident recovery services? Contact Advance Medical Rehabilitation Center today.