Chiropractic Physical Medicine at Aligned Modern Health

At Aligned Modern Health, modern Chiropractic blends hands on therapy with the science and technology of modern medicine. Our Chiropractic Physical Medicine team are recognized leaders in the non-invasive treatment of musculoskeletal problems that afflict endurance athletes, new and expectant moms, office workers, and everyone in between. We quickly and efficiently alleviate musculoskeletal pain, but that’s not all we do. We treat the underlying cause and help each patient progressively achieve their personal goals.

Chicago Chiropractic care for neck, back, muscle and joint pain

Our process begins with a thorough medical history and physical exam including complete orthopedic and neurological tests, and, if necessary, digital x-rays. Since none of us live life sitting still on an exam table, we also analyze how you move, and we look for movement patterns that may indicate specific musculoskeletal weakness, tightness, instability, or imbalance that contribute to your symptoms. In rare cases, we may refer you out to other specialists or for specialized imaging or testing.

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A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Once we have a complete picture, we develop an individual care plan tailored to your circumstances. Our treatments typically include:

1. Chiropractic Manipulation - Lack of proper motion in the back, neck, pelvis, hips, and other joints (including the 24 joints that make up your spine) underlie or exacerbate many musculoskeletal problems. Our doctors use safe, gentle chiropractic manipulation to restore proper joint mobility. In addition all of the Chiropractic Physicians have very focused training in specialties including prenatal, pediatric, sports science and accident rehabilitation.

2. Soft Tissue Therapies - Your bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments all work together – hence the musculoskeletal system. Once they have adapted to an improper condition, it can be difficult to overcome powerful muscle memory which can cause joints to quickly go back to their old, bad behavior. We utilize soft tissue therapies such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, Active Release Technique, and dynamic stretching to resolve muscular restrictions and allow your body to re-learn a healthy normal.

3. Physical Rehabilitation - We use targeted therapeutic exercise programs to rehabilitate the weak, tight, or unstable muscular systems at the root cause of your painful symptoms. Your customized program will begin with fundamental building blocks, progress as quickly as your condition and your body allow, and include both in-clinic work and at-home components. Our Physical Rehabilitation Specialists give a lot of homework – both to help you progress quickly and to develop the tools you need to avoid having to see us in the future!

Most Common Symptoms we see are not limited to:

Back and Neck Pain

Chiropractic is most commonly known to be beneficial in treating back and neck pain.  Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other treatments to ensure that there is proper alignment of the body's musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, to provide relief and correct the source of pain.

Whiplash

Whiplash is characterized as an injury to the muscles of the neck from the traumatic rapid forward and backward motion of the neck during an accident.  If you have undergone a whiplash type injury, chiropractic care is a good choice to reduce pain and restore the proper biomechanics of the neck.

Sports Injuries

Chiropractors consider a person as an integrated being, giving special attention to the spine, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Chiropractic is a natural health care method that stresses the importance of keeping all the systems of the body functioning efficiently so the player enjoys peak performance, a minimum injury risk, and fast recuperative powers. Many world class and Olympic athletes, as well as professional stars and teams, have retained sports chiropractors to provide care. Joe Montana, Nolan Ryan, Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Carl Lewis all utilize chiropractic care. The Players Association of the NFL has officially incorporated sports chiropractors as a regular part of care. Chiropractors have been selected as attending doctors at the Olympic Games and at national and world championships in track and field, cycling, volleyball, powerlifting, aerobics, and triathlons.

Headaches

Ninety-five percent of headaches are primary headaches, such as tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused by disease, but rather are the headache itself is the primary concern.  The greatest majority of primary headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck. Today, Americans engage in more sedentary activities than they used to, and more hours are spent in one fixed position or posture. This can increase joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck, upper back and scalp, causing your head to ache. Chiropractic adjustments have shown to be very effective in treating the cause of primary headaches.

Sciatica

Sciatica is characterized by pain that originates in the low back or buttock that travels into one or both legs. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity and frequency; minimal, moderate, severe and occasional, intermittent, frequent or constant.  The cause of the condition can vary from lumbar spine subluxations, slipped discs, piriformis syndrome, or more serious things like tumors.  Chiropractic care has been shown to be effective in the management of sciatic pain.  The first step is to identify the cause, and than determine a proper plan.

Performance Enhancement

Chiropractic care concerns itself with the nervous system and its relation to the function of the human body. Interference with the body's muscular, nervous and skeletal systems impairs many important body functions.  Chiropractors correct vertebrae in the spine that have lost their normal position and cause pressure on connective tissue, joints and nerves.  This dysfunction ultimately inhibits the body from optimal performance. For Athletic people, an imbalance in the spine can manifest itself as a sore hip, knee, or ankle. Getting proper alignment will restore a proper gait and allow you to perform at your best!

Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome is an injury caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist. The injury causes pain and numbness in the index and middle fingers and weakness of the thumb.  Carpal tunnel syndrome is commonly treated by chiropractors. The methods most chiropractors use to treat CTS include manipulation of the wrist, elbow, and upper spine, ultrasound therapy, and wrist supports.





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