Chiropractic offers patients suffering from pain a natural, holistic form of medical treatment that focuses more on correcting the source of the problem and less on patching or covering up the result of the issue; pain. Chiropractors use orthopedic and neurological tests, palpation, and in some cases x-rays, to identify underlying problems that lead to pain. Specifically, misalignments in the spine and skeleton called “subluxations” alter our body’s normal biomechanics and cause aches and pains. Chiropractors use gentle adjustments to correct these misalignments, which relieves stress and tension from injured areas and returns balance to the body.
Chiropractic care is well known for getting great results treating common injuries such as back pain, headaches, neck pain, and sciatica but that is only the tip of the iceberg. Chiropractic care has been scientifically proven to effectively treat muscular and skeletal injuries such as rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, and tendonitis. It helps to reduce hip pain, knee pain, shim splints, plantar fasciitis, joint sprains, and muscle strains. Chiropractic gets fast results treating whiplash injuries, disc and nerve injuries, and a wide variety of sports injuries.
Dr Alorna Dolan is one of the highest rated and most qualified chiropractors in the Chicagoland area in the chiropractic treatment of pregnancy related problems. She has completed a full 2 years of further courses in pediatrics and pregnancy through the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association on top of the normal required chiropractic education. She currently teaches classes at Copley Hospital in Aurora, IL in pregnancy relaxation techniques and works with some of the top obstetricians, midwives, and doulas in the area.
Aches and pains are very common things for pregnant mothers to experience. Women’s bodies go through a great transformation as they progress through pregnancy. Some of the most common problems that face pregnant women are sciatica, leg pain, foot pain, low back pain, neck pain, headaches, numbness, tingling, carpal tunnel, and generalized muscle aches and pains. Because they are pregnant, there are many restrictions to treatment options to help with these injuries. Many medications, pain injections, and physical therapy treatments are contraindicated. Chiropractic care is a holistic, stress free option for treatment. By using specialized tables and positioning pillows, Dr Alorna can treat women throughout all phases of their pregnancy without twisting, turning, or stressing the baby or mother at any point. The techniques used for treating pregnant women are very different then traditional chiropractic therapies. Using gentle adjusting techniques, specialized stretching, and muscle work she can provide fast pain relief with no danger to the mother or baby.
Chiropractic for Kids
Dr Alorna is certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in the treatment of pediatric injuries. Dr Alorna has seen little patients ranging from just a few days old to teens and adults. She gets great results treating infants with digestion problems, ear infections, breast feeding difficulty, colic, and allergy complaints. She treats kids with developmental issues including cranial malformations using cranial sacral adjusting. She regularly sees children with minor sports injuries and aches and pains resulting from everyday play. Chiropractic care has also been found to positively affect the immune system so many parents like their children to receive regular treatment to boost immunity and keep them healthy. Please feel free to call Dr Alorna anytime if you have any questions or concerns about an issue your child may be having.
Many chiropractic offices offer physiotherapy to complement chiropractic adjustments and help patients recover faster and stay pain free. Dolan Family Chiropractic uses a number of different therapies based on your specific case. Based on the patients needs, your treatment plan may include electric muscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, light therapy, intersegmental traction, hot, or cold therapy. These therapies help speed up recovery times and reduce pain and inflammation in injured areas.
Kinesio taping is a cutting edge form of athletic taping that provides therapy to increase healing while offering support during activity. Kinesio tape has gained popularity while being used by professional athletes in all sports around the world and was highlighted in the past Beijing Olympics by US athletes. This colorful tape offers the support of traditional taping while aiding in recovery by improving circulation into the injured area as well as venous drainage to remove waste products. It works to correct muscle function while it helps to reposition injured joints. It is more flexible so while it supports and heals, the athlete has full range of motion during activities.
Custom-made foot Orthotics
The benefits of custom made foot orthotics extend beyond the treatment of foot pain. These removable inserts will help with shin splints, knee pain, hip pain, low back pain, and sports injuries. Using new computer technology, we can now scan your feet into a computer system that builds a pair of orthotics to fit every curve of your feet. When the arches in our feet begin to fall and cause our feet to flatten, foot pain is just the beginning. When the foot flattens it causes the lower leg to rotate which puts pressure on the knee and ankle and can alter the hips, causing the pelvis to become unleveled. This can be a direct cause of low back pain, hip pain, and even scoliosis. The feet are the foundation of our entire body and when they are unbalanced, it can cause postural changes in the normal biomechanics of the body. Dolan Family Chiropractic offers custom built orthotics to fit any shoe and now carries sandals, flip flops, and dress shoes with built in orthotic beds for support.
Dolan Family Chiropractic offers the highest quality nutritional products available in medical offices. We offer common nutritional supplements including multivitamins, calcium, bone support, fish oils, joint care products, and B-vitamins. We carry multivitamin and support packets specifically developed for women, men, children, pregnancy, and seniors. We offer a medical detoxification program that includes dietary support, supplementation, and lots of great recipes and recommendations. Some of the more common issues that we regularly address include obesity, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, and food allergies and sensitivities. Drs Collin and Alorna are always available for a nutritional consultation or just to answer any kind of questions you might have about dieting or eating right.
Regular exercise and stretching is a very important part of staying healthy and pain free. Depending on your injury or capabilities, your treatment plan may include certain stretches or exercises aimed to loosen up tight areas or strengthen weak ones. You will most likely be given some of these easy activities to do at home to help you stay loose and speed up your recovery time. Dr Collin is also available for instruction in core stabilization exercising or any exercise or weight lifting questions you might have. He is versed in hundreds of specialized training and exercise activities that help strengthen your body while sparing your back.
Light therapy, or low level laser therapy, is a state of the art technique used in pain management clinics to help speed up recovery while promoting proper healing. Light therapy uses concentrated light to painlessly penetrate down to injured muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons to help improve local circulation and the efficient drainage of metabolic wastes. It produces great results in treating back pain, headaches, trigger points, tendonitis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, joint sprains, and muscle strains. It improves local circulation by increasing the development of capillaries which allows more oxygen and nutrients to enter the injured area, and more cellular and metabolic wastes to be removed. It stimulates the release of high energy molecules of ATP with allows the cells to uptake nutrients more efficiently, speeding up the healing process. It is currently used to treat athletes but is now available to the general public.