Are you in constant pain? Do your hands tingle? Do your shoulders ache? Do you feel shooting pain up and down your leg? Guess what — a chiropractor can help you reduce much of that pain. At Integrated Health Solutions our staff is trained to find the cause and to minimize your pain. Chiropractors believe that proper alignment of the spine is the fix for many physical pain symptoms. In essence, your joint pain can be alleviated when your spine is adjusted and returned to correct alignment. The father of medicine Hippocrates stated, “Look well to the spine for the causes of disease.”
Think of chiropractic treatment as a form of alternative medicine. It uses a natural holistic approach to pain. Chiropractic is a pain relief alternative for all your muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue, like cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Many chiropractic patients combine chiropractic adjustments, exercise, and nutrition to combat their pain.
The History of Chiropractic Medicine
In 1895 Chiropractic Medicine founder David Daniel Palmer said his chiropractic medicine is, “a science of healing without drugs.” To become a chiropractor in the US, a student must have a BS, typically in biology or anatomy, and then attend a four-year accredited chiropractic school to obtain a Doctor of Chiropractic. After graduation, the new Chiropractic DC will have to take a test for a license in the state he or she plans to practice. Each state has an exam, but the exams differ from state to state.
We want you to feel better again. At Integrated Health Solutions, our goal is to reduce your discomfort. We have helped 1,000’s of patients regain their health and function normally! Chiropractors are trained to treat mechanical disorders found in the musculoskeletal system. They focus on the spine and believe that when the spine is not aligned correctly, it will adversely affect the nervous system, thus causing symptoms like neck pain, back pain, sciatica, headaches, numbing, tingling, shooting pain and much more. Chiropractors are taught to recognize and to properly diagnose the cause and treat that cause so that the patient can live life to its fullest. Also, chiropractors are taught how to identify and specifically adjust mis-aligned joints restoring proper function and allowing the body to heal.
Benefits of Chiropractic Medicine
One significant benefit of using chiropractic care is that it is affordable. Most health insurance companies approve all or part of any chiropractic services performed on the patient. It is estimated that about 8 million Americans visit a chiropractor for back pain each year. Many medical doctors will suggest chiropractic care to their patients who suffer with back, neck, headaches, knee, shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica and much more.
Another benefit is that no drugs are prescribed or used. Many pain suffers overuse such pain relievers as Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen, which can ultimately adversely affect the kidneys and GI. By using chiropractic medicine, one can significantly reduce reliance on over the counter pain relievers. Also, no drugs are particularly great news for recovering addicts, because chiropractic medicine reduces pain and discomfort without the use of traditional medicines.
Non-Surgical Solutions for your Back Pain
At Integrated Health Solutions, we offer non-surgical solutions that will help with your pain from disc herniation, spinal canal stenosis and bulging discs. We use two specific therapies for discs. One is spinal decompression, a treatment that effectively lengthens the spine and helps with the reabsorption of the herniated disc. This movement or change in position will relieve the pressure on the discs, allowing the discs to retract and not sit directly on the nerves. Now with the disc retraction, the disc can get reabsorbed and it will receive the nutrients it needs to heal and also remove the toxins.
Cold laser therapy is another option we use to treat disc herniation and bulging discs. How does cold laser therapy work? The chiropractor will use a low-intensity laser that showers low levels of light to provide heat on the discs to promote healing. This therapy will penetrate to the injured bone and help reduce pain and inflammation. It is a painless procedure that is noninvasive and very effective.
Contact us at Integrated Health Solutions
Dr. Miriam McParland and our advanced medical team have helped thousands of patients become pain-free. They can help you too. Contact us online or call us at 708-403-5075 to set up an appointment today.