Chiropractic Specialist

BodyWorks Medical Center

Integrative Medical Clinic located in Carol Stream, IL

Chiropractic medicine specializes in treating musculoskeletal disorders and relieving the pain caused by these problems. The experienced and highly knowledgeable team at BodyWorks Medical Center, in Carol Stream, Illinois, use their skills in physical manipulation and adjustment to restore function and relieve pain. If you’re struggling with joint or muscle pain, call BodyWorks Medical Center today or book an appointment online.

Chiropractic Q & A

What is physical medicine?

Physical medicine is a well-established therapy for treating neuromusculoskeletal conditions, employing noninvasive techniques such as manipulation and manual adjustment to restore function and relieve pain. Although it’s described as a complementary therapy, physical medicine is the primary treatment method for many musculoskeletal conditions.

During a physical medicine treatment session, a member of the BodyWorks Medical Center team applies a precisely targeted, controlled force onto your body in a series of movements that feel like quick nudges. Your BodyWorks Medical physician uses their hands for some of these manipulations or employs a special physical medicine tool if necessary.

How does someone qualify as a physical medicine professional?

Qualification requires physical medicine candidates to attend four years of doctoral study in a United States Department of Education-accredited graduate school. After graduation, candidates must pass national board examinations before being granted a license to practice.

To retain their license, qualified physical medicine professionals must carry out a number of approved continuing education activities each year. Licensed physical medicine professionals use the postnominals, DC, which stand for Doctor of Chiropractic.

Is physical medicine treatment painful?

Chiropractic adjustments are designed to relieve pain, so your experience shouldn’t be too uncomfortable. You may feel a twinge as your BodyWorks Medical physician examines the painful area, but the adjustments themselves shouldn’t hurt. It’s important to stay relaxed during the treatment, and of course, you should never accept treatment from an unqualified or unlicensed treatment provider.

When your treatment session ends, you might feel tired, and your body may feel a little sore or achy. These feelings are perfectly normal and are due to the adjustment of the tissues and joints following their realignment; any discomfort should pass within a couple of days. BodyWorks Medical Center team members provide their patients with detailed information on self-care and the correct ways to exercise following treatment sessions.

If you have any form of musculoskeletal pain or disability, BodyWorks Medical Center can provide effective physical medicine care to help get you fit and reduce your pain. Call the clinic today or book an appointment online.