Immediate Care for Those in Pain.
Dr. Calvin George, Chiropractic Physician at George Wellness & Rehab Center in Addison, specializes in spinal health and in non-invasive health care and wellness programs to get you well quickly without the use of medication. Our philosophy toward health is guided by the knowledge that our bodies are self-healing. We aim to relieve you of your discomfort through natural and affordable means. We treat a number of conditions which include: Neck pain, back pain, arthritis, pinched nerves, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, spinal trauma and much more. We also offer a weight loss program as well. For a reliable and caring chiropractor in Addison, IL – count on George Wellness & Rehab Center.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
One of the most common and well known therapeutic procedures performed by doctors of chiropractic is spinal manipulation (sometimes referred to as a “chiropractic adjustment”). The purpose of spinal manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for an individual. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, allowing tissues to heal.
Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours. Compared to other common treatments for pain, such as over-the-counter and prescription pain medications, chiropractic’s conservative approach offers a safe and effective option.
What Is Massage Therapy?
People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons – to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness. Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are dozens of types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities).
Types of massage therapy
While there are several types of massage, two fundamental categories are:
- Rehabilitative massage – also known as deep tissue, medical, therapeutic or clinical massage; practiced in many settings like clinics, hospitals, and chiropractic offices
- Relaxation massage – also known as Swedish massage; practiced in settings like spas, wellness centers, and resorts
What Are Nutritional Counseling & Wellness Programs?
There’s no shortage of online resources for back and neck pain. Nutritional Counseling and Wellness Programs are notable for their keen ability to target an individual’s own specific symptoms. Practitioners, meanwhile, demonstrate the expertise necessary to understand the underlying causes of those symptoms, making for a distinctly holistic approach. This, in turn, allows for a nuanced and customized plan of action, with a greater likelihood of achieving meaningful, lasting results.
Such ailments as neck pain, back pain, arthritis, migraines, and headaches, can be made entirely manageable with the use of holistic care that Nutritional Counseling and Wellness Programs nurture.
A chiropractor who applies a Nutritional Counseling and Wellness Program is a chiropractor who accounts for a patient’s lifestyle, dietary routine, medical history, and genetic disposition, among other factors, and then synthesizes these variables into a treatment that directly reflects them. Only when these contributing factors are understood can self-healing begin to take place.