What Are the Benefits of Seeing a Chiropractor?

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We are excited to announce that L+A Healing Studio is now offering chiropractic treatment at our South Loop location. Chiropractic care is the perfect complement to our other healing services—like community acupuncture and massage therapy, chiropractic is a holistic approach to wellness that seeks to treat the underlying cause of pain and other health issues, rather than simply addressing the symptoms.

Here are some of the benefits of chiropractic treatment.

Pain Relief Without Drugs or Surgery

Chiropractors are experts when it comes to pain relief—and not just back pain either. People who suffer from migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other chronic pain conditions can experience a great deal of improvement with proper treatment and guidance from a skilled clinician.

Those who are dealing with chronic pain have usually only received pain medications as a solution… but when the dose wears off all of the symptoms come back again. Our chiropractor spends one hour with new patients listening to their story and performing a detailed examination so that the -cause- of the pain can be understood. If we treat the cause, then we stop the symptoms for good.

If you’ve been looking for a chiropractor in South Loop to help with chronic pain, schedule an appointment today.

Improved Range of Motion and Flexibility

You drop a penny on the floor while paying for your groceries—and worry you can’t get up after bending over to pick it up. You set out to play a game of tennis for the first time in months and pull your hamstring after mere minutes on the court. These are all signs that your body isn’t as flexible as it should be. 

Don’t chalk it up to getting older—if your muscles are feeling tight and you don’t have the range of motion that you used to, it’s very likely that your body is improperly aligned. Spinal adjustments can help you get back to your normal activities.

Many times the feelings of “tightness” or a “loss of flexibility” are our body’s protective mechanisms trying to stop us from hurting ourselves. If your body feels instability or weakness in an area, it would rather lock down the muscles than let you push yourself into an injury. A skilled clinician can help to identify which movements and exercises are necessary to boost you back up to feeling strong and confident in your movements. When that strength and control is restored, those feelings of tightness go away and stay away.

Better Balance

When our mind and body aren’t communicating well, we can sometimes feel that we are having a problem with our balance. Certain dysfunctions in the spine such as stenosis or a disc herniation can cause this feeling. In the neck, similar types of problems can cause feelings of dizziness, vertigo, and headaches. These symptoms can also be related to problems such as diabetes or circulation- so be sure to seek guidance from your family doctor as well as your chiropractor.

Improved Posture

While there is no “perfect posture” many times we turn to certain positions to avoid pain or to make up for some muscular weakness. Rounded shoulders and a forward-leaning head are often signs that there is a loss of mobility and/or strength in the rhomboids and latissimus dorsi muscles. A tilt in the low back, hips, or pelvis can often be a sign that there may be a lack of strength and activation in the abdominal or gluteal muscles. Correcting these muscular imbalances can not only improve your posture, but can improve performance and reduce pain.

An Overall Sense of Wellness

Being healthy is a holistic experience. A combination of therapy, good nutrition, good sleep habits, and a safe and healthy atmosphere are the best tools available for feeling well and staying well. A chiropractor who can help coach you on your pain, function, and performance is a perfect addition to your wellness team.

Learn More About Chiropractic Benefits

If you’d like to discuss whether chiropractic treatment is right for you, contact us today at 312-753-3249 to schedule a consultation.

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