Do you have problems when it comes to chronic pain or recurring back injury? Does this discomfort interrupt daily activities and work? Do your joints fill “stiffer” than usual? Maybe they feel overall “stiff”. Not sure what to do, or where to turn to for relief?
Peak Performance can help!
Chiropractic care focuses on a patient’s nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems. Research proves that these areas play a vital role when it comes to health and wellness in the body. If one part of a person’s skeletal system isn’t working properly, muscles work against each other. This ultimately places unwarranted stress on other areas of the body, causing pain and discomfort.
At times, patients don’t even have a pre-existing injury when suffering from back pain. Spine misalignments can occur from day-to-day routines or motions, like sleeping on an old mattress, poor posture, or heavy lifting. This could leave you with an achy feeling of pain and discomfort.
How Chiropractic Care Works
Chiropractic care targets a patient’s joints, spine, nervous system, and muscles. This is done in a patient-centric, hands-on, and non-invasive way.
A person’s spinal column consists of 24 vertebrae, independent of each other. It protects the body’s central nervous system. A joint dysfunction, also referred to as a subluxation, happens when two or more of the vertebrae become restricted. This makes it hard for your body to send out signals. When this occurs, this can cause pain and damage to a specific area in the body.
At Peak Performance, our team aims to correct subluxations, so our patients can continue to live their best and most active life.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help Me?
The body is mechanically complex and there are many moving parts even when simply raising your hand. Whether you require a spine doctor for back pain treatment or have pain in your elbow, our chiropractic care is designed to pinpoint exactly what is causing the pain and handle it safely and appropriately to relieve you of your current discomfort and pain.
Our Chicago chiropractors employ many gentle methods of physically restoring the normal motion and function to your spine and joints which reduces nerve interference and allows your body to heal itself. These treatments are typically, not only pain-free but an enjoyable experience.
Much more than a back doctor, Peak Performance’s Chicago spine doctors can help with a multitude of issues. Below you will find, specific areas that we offer treatment for.
The ProAdjuster – Chiropractic Adjustment Without “Twisting or Popping”
Imagine thirty to forty years ago, if we told you that dentistry would be painless; doctors would watch television to perform surgeries; that brain surgery for tumors could be done with a laser; fetuses could be operated on within the uterus; that knife-less surgery could be performed; you would not have believed us?
By the same token, would you believe us if we told you that chiropractic treatments and reorientation of the nervous system could be done comfortably, while you were sitting in an upright position without any turning or sudden movements? Would you believe that newborns as well as the elderly with osteoporosis can be treated safely and gently?
Advances in computers and engineering technologies have been able to uniquely blend with chiropractic care in order to both analyze and treat the human body in such a way that was never before realized. The potential for a human being to end pain and to achieve their peak nervous system function has never been greater. Humans are consistently asking their bodies to perform at higher levels. Now we have the techniques and the technology to match the demand placed on the spine and the nervous system. We also have the capability to fine tune our own energy and enhance every aspect of our lives.
Complex Technology, Simple Solution. The ProAdjuster!
You can achieve maximum health for your body now and in the future beginning with a simple anatomical concept. The nervous system (the brain and all the nerves) controls every function of your body. If this network is interfered with, pain ensues, as does bodily malfunction, resulting in sickness and diminished overall health. The “something” you can do to improve performance and maximize health is to maximize the health of your nervous system. There are several ways to do this. The number one way is allowing a Doctor of Chiropractic to use the Pro Adjuster equipment, so that they can analyze and treat your nervous system.
How Does ProAdjuster Work?
To better understand, let’s examine the idea of palpation. When a chiropractor palpates your spine, they are checking for joint fluidity, motion and or rigidity. Improper motion effecting the nerve function is called a subluxation. In a similar fashion to palpation, the ProAdjuster can determine whether the vertebra’s motion is too rigid or too fluid. The spine should not be too rigid (hypo-mobile). However, instead of utilizing the doctor’s judgment as to what areas are hyper-mobile or hypo-mobile, the ProAdjuster measures precise levels of motion. Therefore, the ProAdjuster can isolate a problem area faster and more accurately than manual procedures.
If you have ever “flinched” at something, you know exactly what is meant by this. The piezoelectric sensor in the ProAdjuster instrument responds and registers information faster than your body’s ability to react. Therefore, a precise and accurate picture of the extent of rigidity or fluidity of each vertebra is reflected.
A light force is introduced into the vertebra to check motion, it is reflected back to the piezoelectric sensor, which measures the reflective force, sending it to the computer for interpretation; all before the muscle can respond in its normal way. Isn’t that incredible? This is the same technology and same type of instrument that NASA engineers have used in the space program in order to evaluate the integrity of the ceramic cooling tiles on the outside of the space shuttle. The aviation industry, as well as civil engineers, have used this technology in order to test metal fatigue in aircraft and bridge spans.
Chiropractors are now able to use this highly sophisticated technology, and apply it to the human body in order to determine proper function. We can have the same level of care given to our bodies as a multi- million-dollar spacecraft. Doesn’t that give you a sense of being special and provide a higher level of confidence?
How Can Anything So Gentle & Comfortable Change My Spine?
The ProAdjuster utilizes a precise oscillating force with uninterrupted motion. It is able to increase the mobility of the spinal segments by reducing or enabling motion in the abnormal areas. In other words, the ProAdjuster is “unsticking” the joint. Have you ever seen a woodpecker tapping in an oscillating fashion on a tree? It is hard to believe, but you can watch them bore right through the hardest wood! The ProAdjuster taps in much the same way, but uses soft tips that are comfortable to the human body and do not create damage.
First, our doctors will engage in a one-on-one conversation with you to determine your medical history and the possible causes of your issue. The adjustment and treatment procedures then can be customized to fit each patient’s needs.
The next step in evaluation and treatment is to utilize the ProAdjuster sophisticated computerized analysis to pinpoint the problem areas. The information is then charted graphically on a computer monitor, so your doctor can detect issue areas on each and every visit.
Your doctor will now begin treatment with the ProAdjuster. By applying the ProAdjuster resonant force impulses precisely to the affected areas, you will receive gentle, effective treatment to that specific area, thereby reducing the subluxation. This will relieve the pressure on the nerve, allow it to heal and restore its ability to transmit signals to and from the brain more freely. Most importantly, it will help relieve the pain! In addition, your doctor may again take the readings after the adjustment with the ProAdjuster to compare the results. That’s putting analysis on a whole new level!
If you are looking to enjoy more quality time with your family, have more energy and less fatigue, perform better at work and live life to the fullest with less limitations, then give chiropractic care and the ProAdjuster a try! You’ll be very glad you did!