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Normal, IL 61761

Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is a condition that is caused by the wearing down of the cartilage between joints. Some of the major joints that are affected are the knees, hips, back, neck, and hands/wrist. Arthritis can be painful and can cause the affected areas to not function properly. Arthritis in one area can cause arthritis or other problems in a different joint. For instance, if you have arthritis in your left knee, you may compensate for this by putting more pressure on your right side, leading to right hip problems.

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Disc Problems

Intervertebral discs are positioned between the vertebrae in the spine. The outside of a disc is made from cartilage, and in the center is a jelly like solution. These discs serve many purposes, including allowing movement of the spine, creating space between the vertebrae, and acting as shock absorbers. The gelatinous middle allows the disc to compress and expand based on impact and movement. Trauma to the spine can cause the discs to herniated, bulge, become displaced (slipped disc), or even rupture.

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Whiplash

Whiplash is a common injury for people involved in car collisions. When a car is struck from behind or collides with another object, it causes the neck to snap back and forth violently. This causes the muscles and ligaments to overextend, leading to strains and/or tears. This is referred to as soft tissue damage, and can cause stiffness and soreness. Whiplash can also cause structural damage such as misaligned vertebrae, herniated, bulging or ruptured discs, or nerve damage due to the overextension from the violent movement.

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Allergies

Chiropractic can help reduce the severity and the frequency of your allergies. Chiropractic does not work like an anti-histamine as a direct, short term relief from allergies. Chiropractic allows your body to be better equipped to fight against allergies.

Allergies are a reaction by your immune system to an allergen (substances that normally have no effect on people) resulting in sneezing, coughing, congestion, hives, rashes, and in severe cases, seizure and anaphylactic shock. These symptoms are caused by the histamines your immune system creates in an attempt to protect your body against the allergen.

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Our Services

  • Chiropractic Adjustments +

    Adjustments are the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that Read More
  • Therapeutic Exercise +

    Strong muscles and good body tone help keep the spine in alignment, and training to keep the muscle toned assists Read More
  • Custom Foot Orthotics +

    Orthotics are a great way to help with issues related to walking and alignment. Some of these include but are Read More
  • Xrays +

    X-rays are often taken on most patients to give the doctor an inside look at what is going on with Read More
  • Interferential Electro-Therapy +

    Interferential Electro-Therapy is an excellent method of helping the body deal with spasms, sprains, and issues related to soft tissues. Read More
  • Massage Therapy +

    Chiropractic massage is an excellent method for improving overall health and musculoskeletal efficiency. Massage has a number of beneficial effects Read More
  • Flexion-Distraction +

    Flexion-distraction is used by physicians worldwide to treat low back & leg pain, & other spinal pain conditions. Read More
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