Chiropractic care provides a safe, noninvasive treatment for various musculoskeletal problems, including back pain, neck pain, and auto accident injuries. At Illinois Spinal Care in Elmhurst and Palatine, Illinois, experienced chiropractor Travis Bertke, DC, and the team use chiropractic care to treat various conditions, including whiplash, headaches, and herniated discs. Call the nearest office today to schedule a new patient appointment or book your visit online.

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Is chiropractic care only for adults?

No. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment for people of all ages, from children to senior citizens. It’s entirely noninvasive and uses a combination of hands-on modalities (like massage) and healthy lifestyle changes to promote healing and musculoskeletal balance.

What types of medical issues benefit from chiropractic care?

The Illinois Spinal Care team uses chiropractic care to treat various injuries and musculoskeletal issues, including:

Auto accident injuries

Auto accident injuries, like whiplash, occur when you collide with another car, object, or person. The Illinois Spinal Care team regularly treats whiplash. Whiplash is associated with rear-end collisions. It causes your neck to snap back and forth, damaging the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support it.

Headaches and migraines

Headaches and migraines can strike at any time, affecting your ability to work, exercise, and do other routine activities. Most headaches occur due to problems with the pain centers in the brain, but they can also occur because of underlying medical issues.

Your Illinois Spinal Care provider can identify the underlying cause and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you feel better.


Sciatica occurs when your sciatic nerve –– the longest nerve in your body –– becomes compressed due to a herniated disc or a bone spur. The excess pressure on the nerve causes tingling and burning pain that extends into your buttocks and legs.

Herniated discs

Each vertebra in your spine is supported by a soft, gel-filled disc. These discs act as cushions, letting you bend and twist, but general wear-and-tear or injury can cause them to bulge outward (herniate). Chiropractic care provides a noninvasive way to return your discs to the proper position, relieving pain and restoring mobility.

What does chiropractic care involve?

The Illinois Spinal Care team offers several types of chiropractic care to relieve musculoskeletal pain. They might suggest:

  • Sciatica management
  • Spinal decompression therapy
  • Therapeutic massage therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Ice and rest
  • Stretches and strengthening exercises (physical therapy)
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Activity changes

It might take several types of treatment and regular appointments to achieve lasting relief. Follow your chiropractor’s instructions and attend each of your scheduled checkups.

Call the nearest Illinois Spinal Care office today to schedule chiropractic care or book your appointment online.