If you are suffering with reoccurring back pain you know how frustrating it can be. One minute you are fine and the next minute you can't bend over or get up. While there are many reasons for lower back pain, research has found that one of the main causes of reoccurring lower back pain is a pinched nerve. We have all used pain-killers, and not doing our jobs, to get over the pain but it always comes back. Instead of using a temporary fix, why not try and correct the cause of the pain. Chiropractic care may be the answer to helping you long term. When the back becomes misaligned due to repetitive micro traumas or even a major accident. Chiropractic adjustments realign the spinal vertebra to their correct positions. This relieves the spinal nerve root pressure which is the cause of reoccurring lower back pain. Using gentle, hands-on Chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Gray has helped thousands of patients get relief from their lower back pain. While we cannot guarantee you will get the same results, why not give us a call and let us help you get back to doing the thing you want to do?
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Living with headaches or migraine can be debilitating. You want to function but the pain is so intense you just can't. Medications offer short term relief, but Chiropractic care may be the answer to helping you long term. Many headaches are caused by poor structural alignment. When the head is projected too far forward or the neck curve has been altered due to an accident or trauma, nerve pressure can be the cause of your headaches. Chiropractic care was designed to correct just this type of problem. Using gentle, hands-on Chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Gray has help thousands of patients get relief from their headaches. While we cannot guarantee you will get the same results, why not give us a call and let us help you get back to the life you want to live?
Chiropractic Adjustments are gentle, small, pain-free movements to the spine to correct improper vertebral alignment. These misaligned vertebra are termed Subluxations. Dr. Gray utilizes hands-on Chiropractic Adjustments to move the vertebra back into their proper positions. By repositioning the vertebra, Dr. Gray removes the nerve interference that is typically causing your pain and this then lets the body heal itself.
Cold laser therapy
Custom foot orthotics
Treatment for workers’ compensation issues, personal injuries, car accidents and sports injuries
Chiropractic Adjustments: Chiropractic Adjustments or manipulation is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. This is needed so chiropractors can realign the vertebrae that have moved out of its place. So is it your first time to visit a chiropractor? Then you might be missing out! The best thing about chiropractic care is it’s drug-free and surgery-free as well so you don’t have to go under the knife to be healed.
Common Reasons Why People Seek Chiropractic Adjustments
Misalignment of vertebra because of an accident
Misalignment because of poor posture
Inflammatory response caused by poor diet or stress
Osteoporosis or progressive changes of the spine
Trigger points and tight back muscles that caused the vertebrae to be out of place
Chiropractors adjust subluxations. So if you currently just got in an accident and you feel like a part of your body might be misaligned, it’ll be best to contact a good chiropractor to fix the issue for you before it gets worse.
Cold Laser Therapy: Cold Laser Therapy is a newer procedure that has its pros and cons. It is mainly used for tissue repair and relief from pain or inflammation. You don’t need to go under medication as well and it’s completely painless. Those are the main reasons why people prefer this treatment than any other procedure. It doesn’t have any serious side effects especially if it’s used properly by a doctor so it’s guaranteed to be safe.
Few Common Uses for Cold Laser Therapy
Minor injuries or sprains
Aches and Pains etc.,
Cold Laser Therapy is definitely a good treatment to go for but it has its disadvantages. One main disadvantage of this procedure is it’s not an instant cure. The first treatment won’t fix your problem right away. It takes a series of treatments, usually around 8 to 30 treatments, depending on the severity of your case.
Custom Foot Orthotics: Orthotics help with issues related to walking and alignment. It realigns the bones in the foot and ankle which in the end will take pressure to other parts of your body as well. So when appropriately prescribed, orthotics can decrease pain, not only in the foot, but in other parts of your body as well like the knee, hip and even your lower back. It can be used as often as wanted to take further stress of the body.
Few Common Symptoms That May Indicate Misalignment of the Feet
Frequent ankle sprains
Abnormal shoe wear etc.,
Naturally, the feet shouldn’t be in pain and if it is, that only means that there’s something wrong with it. If the pain is not properly and immediately treated, there’s a possibility that it might get worse. So contact us today for a consultation!
X-Ray: Not to know is to guess and Dr. Gray will never guess at his patient's health. At our Clinic, we take only the X-rays we need so that we can see what is actually going on with our patient's spine. I know that everyone is concerned about radiation exposure but by using the latest X-ray equipment, our X-rays will typically give less radiation to your body than a bad sunburn does.
Cryotherapy: Cryotherapy is a procedure that uses low temperatures to treat a variety of tissue damage. A few of its goal is to increase cellular survival and to decrease pain and inflammation. They use the cold temperature for its health benefits.
Some of the Many Benefits of Cryotherapy
Improve joint function
Relieves chronic pain and fatigue
Increase performance level
Improve circulation etc.,
Not everyone is going to be willing to be in temperatures as low as negative 250 degrees Fahrenheit. But something as effective as Cryotherapy, that endorses several health benefits without breaking the bank, you might have to make an exception. It only has a couple of known minor side effects like numbness or tingling, sometimes redness and irritation of the skin as well but these are only temporary.
Interferential Electro-Therapy: Interferential Electro-Therapy, also known as interferential therapy, is a treatment used for patients suffering from painful soft tissue conditions like spasms and strains. This works by sending low-frequency electrical pulses to the damaged tissue. Many prefer this treatment as an alternative to pain medication. The therapy also makes most patient feel comfortable during the procedure. It’s definitely a painless treatment for pain.
Some Benefits of Interferential Electro-Therapy
Reduces painful symptoms
Accelerates the healing process
Restores normal movements
Decreases local swelling
Releases the body’s natural pain killers etc.,
Workers’ Compensation: Were you in a recent accident at work but doesn’t want to take pain pills and go through surgery to fix it? Then it may be the best time to try the benefits of chiropractic. There are issues that medical doctors may have missed so it’s best to locate the cause of the issue first then find the right resolution for it.
This might be a difficult situation for you especially if you’re not sure if your concern is going to be compensated by your employer. There’s no need to worry about all the paperwork. Our biggest concern is your health then we’ll handle the rest after. Our team at Gray Chiropractic Clinic of Mahomet, IL is trained to ensure that the process is going to be stress-free so you can focus on getting better and get back to work in no time.
Personal Injury: Personal injury is usually related to accidents. Just like workers’ compensation the only difference is this happened outside of work. Whatever the case may be, Chiropractors are professionals at fixing concerns that relates to personal injury accidents. It doesn’t matter if it’s a single treatment or several procedures, we at Gray Chiropractic Clinic of Mahomet, IL strives to help you reach your body’s best performance level without the pain and the addictive medications.
Car Accident: No one wants to be in a car accident. It will not only ruin your car, but will also put your life, both physically and emotionally at risk. The effect on your car is nothing compared to the pain it can cause you depending on the impact of the accident. So before you decide to go back to normal after you already recovered from the accident, it’ll be best to visit a chiropractor to make sure that your body is ready to start functioning again.
There are cases where in medical doctors missed something that’s essential to be looked at for your full recovery. It doesn’t matter if it’s just a minor stiff neck, traumas from accidents like this is always suggested to be checked thoroughly before you make sudden actions. So make sure to see your chiropractor to get a full examination.
Sports Injury: Athletes tend to push their body to its limits. With all the preparations and rough trainings to be able to successfully finish every obstacle that they have to go through to get that shining reward; they usually end up with a beaten, tired and worn out body caused by a long days’ work. And that’s when chiropractors come to play. Chiropractors have specific training in determining and treating injuries of athletes. They can even treat athletes much better than a medical doctor; teaching them on how to prevent future injuries. Medical doctors do not treat the body as a unified system; they treat each injury separately causing these athletes to either be frequently on the sidelines or constantly requiring ice packs and pain medications at the end of the day.
Chiropractors make sure that all pieces of the athletes’ body will work as one. They focuses more on the muscles, spines, joints, nerves and tendons which helps their body to work in its full potential in the healthiest way possible. So if you are an athlete, make sure to make it a habit to visit a chiropractor. Let us help you reach your dreams without breaking yourself in the process.
If you have any questions regarding what you see here, please call us at 217-586-3886 and a member of our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.
Below we've collected several useful FAQs for your benefit and convenience. Take a quick look through our list of answers to the questions that we hear the most.
Is chiropractic effective?
Chiropractic helps to remove postural imbalances and structural misalignments that can accumulate in our bodies over time. Chiropractic works by restoring your own inborn ability to be healthy. For your body to remain healthy, your nervous system must function well. For your nervous system to function well it must be free of interference. By restoring spinal function with chiropractic adjustments, nerve interference by misaligned vertebrae is removed, thus allowing optimal nervous system function and improved health.
Why should I see a chiropractor?
Seeing a chiropractor is not only for back pain and neck pain. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak performance through nutrition, adjustment and overall wellness. In addition, chiropractic care has been known to help a wide range of conditions from fibromyalgia to diabetes.
What is subluxation?
This is the term used by some chiropractors to describe a spinal vertebra that is out of position that results to functional loss. It’s also medically defined as “…a partial abnormal separation of the articular surfaces of a joint.”
How does chiropractic care work?
Chiropractic is best associated with spinal adjustments. That popping sound you hear is the sound of pocket of gas released by joints as they fall back into place. The body is an integrated system; all body parts are intricately connected. A misalignment in one area can influence the other areas to be affected too which causes pain on several parts of the body. That’s when chiropractic care is greatly needed. It focuses on the idea that the injury will be fixed as natural as possible without the help of surgery or medications. It not only treats the minor stings that you’re feeling when you accidentally bumped your knee on something hard, but it also makes sure that your body will function in its full potential after the procedures.
What is a chiropractic adjustment? Is it safe?
Chiropractic adjustments or manipulation is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. This is needed so chiropractors can realign the vertebrae that have moved out of its place. It is safe for its guaranteed to be drug-free and surgery-free as well so it doesn’t require long recovery process once you’re done with the treatment. It also has a very small chance of error because the treatment is 100% natural and conducted by professionals.
What can I expect from my visit to a chiropractor?
Going to the chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we've heard through a friend or have done some research online. It's possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it's time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will really be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition and goals.
What results can I expect from treatment?
Chiropractic removes imbalances to allow the body to heal itself naturally. Chiropractors are trained to have the skill to remove these misalignments and allow the body to perform as it was meant to. After an accident or even just poor diet, it’s possible that your body won’t work how it used to anymore. You’ll feel pain and uncomfortable areas on your body and that’s when the treatment should be considered. You should expect that your body will feel new, fully functional and to its proper state after the procedures.
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