Chiropractor for Algonquin and Lake in the Hills

Chiropractic Adjustment in Algonquin, IL

Reduce Your Pain and Improve Your Overall Health

More than 20% of the population lives with chronic pain from an accident, injury, disease or illness. Many living with chronic pain rely on addictive medications or attempt risky surgical procedures for relief. But chiropractic adjustment can safely alleviate pain long-term and improve the quality of life for many.

Dr. Anthony R. Galante has provided safe and effective chiropractic adjustments in Algonquin for more than two decades. His proven spinal manipulation techniques provide much-needed pain relief and maintain and improve people’s active lifestyles.

Keep reading to learn more about how neck and spinal adjustment can relieve neck and back pain, boost energy and improve your overall health with none of the side effects of alternative treatments like drugs or surgery.

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How Do Chiropractic Adjustments Help?

Chiropractic manipulation is something people often consider as a last resort for chronic lower back pain, neck pain or sciatica. But the truth is everyone can benefit from regular spinal or neck adjustment, even if they don’t have symptoms. The same mechanisms that provide significant long-term pain relief can also provide drastic improvements in overall health.

Gentle chiropractic manipulation decreases pressure on the nerves between every vertebra in the spine and decompresses the discs. This pressure is often to blame for pain because the nerves become irritated and inflamed, leading to pain in the back, neck or extremities that may be burning, shooting, tingling or stabbing.

When a spinal or neck adjustment is performed, you receive positive “side effects” beyond the pain relief. For example, you experience better breathing, elimination habits and digestion. You may also experience better sleep, more energy and increased immunity! During an adjustment, receptors in the spine are stimulated to promote muscle relaxation and the biomechanics of the spine are normalized to allow optimal body function, increased mobility and increased flexibility.

Common conditions treated by chiropractic adjustment include:

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Here’s What to Expect at Your First Spinal Adjustment:

At Algonquin Chiropractic Center, we utilize a stress-free process to diagnose and gently heal any musculoskeletal pain you may be experiencing. At your first chiropractic manipulation appointment, we take care to ensure you’re comfortable and safe at every step of our simple healing process. After all, our first rule is to do no harm, so we’re not going to make you worse!

Here’s what to expect when you come for your first spinal or neck adjustment appointment:

1. Thorough Consultation

Dr. Galante will sit down and listen to your concerns, whether you’re experiencing pain or simply hope to feel healthier overall. Then he’ll perform a series of safe, noninvasive tests to identify any underlying issues that may be causing your symptoms. Depending on your condition and the exam findings, X-rays may also be performed.

2. Custom Treatment Plan

Based on his initial findings, Dr. Galante will create a customized treatment plan to help you overcome pain or discomfort and improve your quality of life. Chiropractic adjustments may be used in conjunction with other safe treatment modalities. Dr. Galante will be honest about whether he can help. If not, he’ll refer you to a trusted physician within his network.

3. Effective Chiropractic Care

Based on your custom treatment plan, we’ll provide gentle chiropractic manipulations using the Cox Technic or traditional methods like diversified adjustments. Your plan may include physical therapy, rehab, orthotics or other holistic treatment options, too. We’ll adjust our plan as necessary to keep you comfortable and continue reducing your symptoms.

Types of Chiropractic Adjustments We Perform

Dr. Galante is a licensed chiropractor in Illinois, certified in Chiropractic Sports and by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Not only can he perform diversified adjustments, but he’s one of only 2-4% of chiropractors who are certified in the Cox Technic.

The Cox Technic

The Cox Technic is a gentle procedure based on the combined principles of chiropractic and osteopathy that was developed around fifty years ago by Dr. James M. Cox. This natural healing method has been proven effective, safe and fast at relieving pain.

To provide these well-researched benefits, The Cox Technic relies on gentle spinal decompression during a pain-free procedure. Dr. Galante is certified to perform the Cox Technic in all three major sections of the spine – the lumbar, cervical and thoracic.  He’s one of the few doctors in the state with all three certifications.

Diversified Adjustments

Diversified adjustments are what come to mind when most people think of chiropractic care. It’s one of the most used chiropractic techniques, involving a range of adjustments meant to realign the spine, neck and major joints. In turn, this takes pressure off the nerves and restores normal biomechanics so you can enjoy all the positive “chiropractic side effects” listed above.

What Are the Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustment?

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Everyone can benefit from chiropractic adjustments, whether you have pain or no pain, symptoms or no symptoms. However, the benefits of chiropractic adjustments will be most obvious to those with chronic pain conditions when they’re able to return to their normal, active lifestyle – without the use of potentially addictive medications or invasive surgeries.

A Blue Cross Blue Shield study showed that chiropractic care leads to a 60.2% reduction in hospital admissions and 62% fewer outpatient surgeries. When patients were admitted to the hospital, time spent was reduced by 59%. The study also showed that chiropractic care reduced individual healthcare costs by an incredible 85% when compared to surgical or pharmaceutical alternatives.

A few potential chiropractic adjustment benefits you may experience include:

  • Reduced pain
  • Increased mobility
  • Improved heart and lung function
  • Better immunity
  • Improved digestive health
  • No more headaches
  • Improved posture
  • Heal sports-related injuries and whiplash
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Better sleep
  • Enhanced energy and mood
  • Improvement from auto accident-related injuries

Hear From One of Our Spinal Adjustment Patients

Frequently Asked Questions

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Yes! Chiropractic adjustments are safe when performed by a licensed and certified chiropractor. In fact, they’re significantly safer than chronic pain alternatives like surgery or potentially addictive medications.

Why do I hear “pops” when receiving chiropractic adjustments?

The “pops” or “cracks” you hear during adjustments are the sounds of gas being released from your joints and are nothing to worry about. This happens because tiny spaces open in your joints during the realignment process, which encourages a release of pressure.

How often should you get a chiropractic adjustment?

It depends. Chronic pain sufferers may start with a few adjustments a week and gradually drop to once a week or less as their body heals. If you’re not in pain but want to feel better generally, you may only need an adjustment once or twice a month. Treatment frequency will be discussed during your consultation.

How long does a chiropractic adjustment appointment last?

This depends on the specific treatment plan developed between you and your chiropractor. However, most chiropractic appointments will last between twenty and thirty minutes.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe for children?

Yes! Chiropractic adjustments are both safe and effective for children. Children are generally very active and experience a lot of falls, bumps, and general minor injuries during their normal days. Chiropractic care can help reduce symptoms from these daily activities and ensure your child is not developing abnormally.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe during pregnancy?

Yes! There are some special considerations your chiropractor needs to make if you’re pregnant. However, chiropractic adjustments are safe during pregnancy when performed by a licensed and certified chiropractor. Plus, prenatal chiropractic care has been shown highly effective at treating many pregnancy-related pain conditions.

Ready to Reap the Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustment Yourself?

Dr. Galante at Algonquin Chiropractic Center has been a trusted source of natural pain relief in the Algonquin area for more than two decades. Whether you’re suffering from chronic pain or just want to live a healthier lifestyle, he can create a customized plan that will most benefit you. Get back to living your full, healthy, active life today!

Ready to reap the benefits of chiropractic adjustment for yourself? Call us today to schedule an initial consultation.