How do I know if Chiropractic can help me? Chiropractic can help many conditions, some that you may not be familiar with. We recommend that you make an appointment with us for a complimentary consultation and exam. This will give the doctor a chance to determine if yours is a chiropractic problem. If your condition is a problem that chiropractic can help, we will tell you. If yours is not a chiropractic problem then we will refer you to the appropriate doctor.
Are chiropractors doctors? Chiropractors have degrees granted from chiropractic colleges and are licensed as physicians by the State of Illinois. Their education is similar to that of a medical doctor. Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs or do surgery; medical doctors do not correct vertebral subluxations (the main cause of spine problems in the neck and lower back).
Is physical therapy the same as chiropractic? Not at all. Chiropractic is the only profession that treats the subluxation complex. The treatment involves specific adjustments to the spine using the hands or mechanical instruments. Physical therapy is a good adjunct to chiropractic care but is not a replacement for it. At our clinic we utilize a combination of chiropractic care along with exercise therapy and spinal rehabilitation conditioning.
At what age can you go to a chiropractor? Any age! The earlier spinal problems are detected, the easier they are to correct. At our clinic we have treated patients from newborns to age 90.
How often do I have to get adjustments? This depends on your situation. How long you’ve had your condition, how serious the condition is and many other factors determine how long it will take to heal. Make no mistake about it! Chiropractic is not a miracle fix. Chiropractic care is a treatment aimed at correcting a problem and in some cases this can take time.
My neighbor goes to the chiropractor once a month, how come? Many people have chronic conditions that are not curable but they are manageable. Regular care keeps their condition stable and may prevent spinal degeneration. Research has shown that regular chiropractic care keeps people healthier and stronger.
Does insurance cover chiropractic? Yes! Most insurance programs do. Before a patient starts care with our office, we will check out your insurance policies and determine the exact coverage and what your costs will be.
Why does my neck crack when I turn my head? When vertebrae are out of alignment, normal motion is not possible. When you turn your head the vertebrae in the neck are literally rubbing on each other. This is not a healthy situation and should be checked out immediately by a chiropractor.
Why should I go to the chiropractor if a pain pill takes the pain away? Most pain pills, and for that matter most medicines, only treat the symptom and not the cause of the pain. By masking the pain you may be covering up the true cause of your condition. Chiropractic aims to get to the root of the problem. We want to find out what is causing your pain, then fix the problem. Drugs taken for long periods of time are dangerous and create other health problems. Remember health does not come in a bottle of aspirin.
Do chiropractors only treat back problems? No, but that is the most common condition we treat. Second to lower back problems are neck pain and headaches. Chiropractors can treat any condition that does not require surgery or drugs. Many chiropractors work for sports teams. In my office we see everything from carpal tunnel to flat feet. Many people come to the chiropractor as a last resort when traditional medicine has failed to help them. When we help these people, they refer others and our practice grows.
How do I make an appointment with the Lisle Chiropractic Clinic? Simply call our office at 630-963-1410. Our friendly staff will attempt to accommodate your schedule as best as we can and answer any questions you may have. MENTION THAT YOU WERE REFERRED BY OUR WEBSITE AND WE'LL GIVE YOU AN INITIAL EXAMINATION AND CONSULTATION FREE OF CHARGE!!!