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Thank you in advance for taking the time to discover chiropractic and its powerful effects on human health.

Each year more than 15 million North Americans choose chiropractic for safe, natural and effective relief from back pain, neck pain, headaches, extremity pain, poor overall health, low energy levels and much more.

Chiropractic treatments are primarily applied to the spinal region, many individuals incorrectly assume that chiropractors treat only back and neck ailments. While we do quickly and effectively eliminate back and neck pain, it’s not the only goal. The objective is to restore and optimize human health. In fact, according to a statement from The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, “The purpose of chiropractic is to optimize health.”

Practically speaking, chiropractors are primarily concerned with locating and treating vertebral subluxations. A vertebral subluxation is a complex of functional and/or structural and/or pathological articular (joint) changes that compromise neural integrity and may influence organ system function and general health. 

Using a number of unique and highly refined skills, the chiropractor checks the patient’s spine for any misalignments, fixations or other abnormalities (vertebral subluxations). If subluxations or other abnormalities are detected, the chiropractor will generally apply a gentle force in a corrective manner to the affected spinal area.

Chiropractors use many specialized techniques to identify and treat these spinal abnormalities and optimize overall health. In addition to spinal adjustive techniques, soft tissue techniques such as massage, dietary and nutritional counseling, physical therapies, and lifestyle modification programs are commonly employed.

Short-term and regular chiropractic care have a number of benefits including:

  • spinal and extremity pain relief

  • headache relief

  • increased mobility and range of motion

  • decreased stiffness and muscular spasms

  • arthritic joint pain relief

  • increased joint health

  • increased performance and energy

  • increased sense of well-being and relaxation

  • increased balance and coordination

  • reduced degeneration and risk of injury

  • enhanced tissue healing

  • decreased tissue inflammation

In our clinic our focus on holistic, full-body health help to ensure that we treat the entirety of your condition, rather than just one piece of the puzzle!

Many studies show that spinal manipulation is better than medication, physical therapy or surgery for back pain.

If you are having back pain, give our office a call. 309 663-2423 See our new patient special on our home page.

We use traditional techniques of manual manipulation.  Techniques and modalities used:

  • Gonstead
  • Diversified
  • Thompson Drop
  • Cox technique or flexion distaction
  • Electrical muscle stimulation – EMS
  • Diathermy
  • Ultrasound
  • Acupuncture


Acupuncture on neck

In our office we use acupuncture primarily for pain control. Acupuncture is a little bit different from other types of healing. In western medicine the focus is on disease.With acupuncture the focus is on increasing your health so that your body can be disease-free.  With acupuncture we are trying to balance the energy in the body or what the Chinese call chi. According to Chinese acupuncture, you receive your chi from several sources. These include air, water, food and exercise. Therefore, diet, exercise and lifestyle are very important considerations with acupuncture treatment.

 After a history is taken, orthopedic and neurologic testing will help us to determine where the pain is coming from and acupuncture would be a reasonable form of treatment. If it is determined that acupuncture would be a good form of treatment, treatment can begin.

Very small needles are inserted into the skin along acupuncture points.  These needles are so small that there is no pain when they are inserted.  When the needle is removed there is no bleeding. Generally  needles are left in for 20 minutes although times can vary. Many patients will begin to see results after the first visit.  However sometimes it can take several visits to start seeing improvement.  Typical frequency of visits would be two times a week for three weeks and then reevaluate.

So if you’re having pain that has not responded to any other type treatment call our office at 663-2423 and set up an appointment to see if acupuncture may be right for you. See our home page for a New Patient Special.