• Chiropractic Information for patients in Collinsville, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Granite City, Maryville & the entire Metro-East Area

    It’s not uncommon to hear people with a lot of questions about chiropractic care. What is it? How does it work? When should I see a chiropractor? With this in mind, we’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions that we get about chiropractic care, treatments and more. Please browse the information below, and please call our staff if you have a need for additional information about anything you read here or contact us. Thank You!

  • Is chiropractic care effective?

    Depending on the pain or nature of the injury, chiropractic medicine can be even more effective than traditional medicine. Chiropractic care is based on restoring the optimal alignment of your spine, which allows your nervous system to function unimpeded by pinched nerves or disc problems. Proper spinal alignment can have a variety of benefits, depending on your reasoning for seeking treatment. Chiropractic care has proved effective in reducing and managing pain, improving flexibility and range of motion.

  • What is spinal subluxation?

    Subluxation is the term used in chiropractic care when a vertebra becomes misaligned or otherwise moves from its normal position. There’s a range of things that can cause subluxation including normal degeneration of the spine, traumatic injuries and more. When a subluxation occurs, this puts pressure on everything around that subluxation. This increased pressure can interrupt the natural paths that send messages to your brain, causing symptoms such as pain, swelling, inflammation, loss of mobility, and more.

  • How does chiropractic care work?

    The goal of chiropractic care is to restore proper alignment and function to the spine. It’s based on the idea that your body is self-healing, but it must be in the most optimal alignment for this to be true. When the spine becomes misaligned, it can cause the wrong messages to be sent to the brain, which could cause symptoms such as pain, numbness and more through your body. Using a variety of treatments, we restore your spinal alignment, improve flexibility and reduce your pain.

  • What is a chiropractic adjustment?

    These are the most common treatments used in chiropractic care. It involves the restoration of proper spinal alignment for the relief of back pain, neck pain, nerve pain, and more. Yes, these treatments are safe when performed by a licensed and certified chiropractor. Do not have anybody try to give you spinal adjustments at home.

  • What can I expect on my first visit?

    It can be scary receiving new types of treatments. However, chiropractic care is typically pain-free, and the benefits can be enormous. One your first visit, you’ll receive a consultation from the chiropractor. You’ll talk about your pain, the causes and the treatments available to you.

  • What results can I expect?

    Patients may experience a range of results depending on your specific conditions and the treatments being used. Please ask our chiropractor for specific details about why types of results you can expect during your initial visit in Collinsville IL.