Preventive spinal care is one of the easiest ways to protect your mobility and musculoskeletal health. At Illinois Spinal Care in Elmhurst and Palatine, Illinois, experienced chiropractor Travis Bertke, DC, and the team use spinal care to pinpoint the source of musculoskeletal discomfort and promote healing without using drugs or surgery. Call the nearest office today to schedule a spinal care appointment or book your visit online.

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Who can benefit from spinal care?

Consider spinal care at Illinois Spinal Care if you regularly experience musculoskeletal pain, play sports, or work a physically demanding job. Routine checkups and chiropractic adjustments can help you stay active and mobile while reducing your risk of potentially serious issues.

The Illinois Spinal Care team takes a conservative, noninvasive, drug- and surgery-free treatment approach. They use complementary therapies to reduce inflammation, encourage mobility, and speed up your body’s healing process.

What does spinal care involve?

The Illinois Spinal Care team offers various spinal care therapies, including:

Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care is a type of functional medicine designed to ease musculoskeletal pain.

During treatment, your chiropractor uses their hands or special tools to manipulate your vertebra, joints, and intervertebral discs. Treatment improves your musculoskeletal alignment, increases circulation, and complements your body’s natural healing process.

Spinal decompression therapy

This type of spinal care uses a motorized table to gently stretch your spine and surrounding tissues.

Before treatment, your chiropractor has you wear a special harness around your torso. Then, they ask you to lie face down or face up on the decompression table.

Once you’re in position, your chiropractor uses a computer controller to change the table’s position. Each new position gently stretches your spine, relieving pain while promoting healing.

Therapeutic massage therapy

During therapeutic massage, your Illinois Spinal Care provider uses their hands, fingers, and elbows to rub your skin, knead your muscles, and apply direct pressure to your fascia –– a band of soft connective tissue beneath your skin.

Massage eases tension, increases circulation, and promotes recovery after injury or exertion. It’s completely noninvasive and provides instant relief.

Physical therapy

This type of spinal care combines stretches and strengthening exercises to speed up your body’s healing process. Your chiropractor might suggest physical therapy if you run, play sports, or are recovering from an auto accident injury.

What type of spinal care will benefit me?

Only a qualified chiropractor can determine the type of spinal care that will most benefit you. After a physical exam, a discussion of your symptoms, and X-rays, your Illinois Spinal Care provider makes personalized treatment recommendations. Treatment often involves a combination of chiropractic care, massage therapy, and spinal traction therapy.

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

Dr. Darrin Redinger provided an expert opinion/quote for the following article.