Chiropractic care is a natural, alternative form of health care that is backed by years of research and millions of success stories. Although chiropractic is well know for its effective treatment of back pain, neck pain, headaches, and joint pain, it is also a proven option for treatment of any muscular, skeletal, or nervous system injury. We have had excellent results treating migraines, shoulder injuries, carpal tunnel, arm pain, leg pain, arthritis pain, knee injuries, foot pain, shin splints, and everyday muscle and joint aches and pains.
Chiropractic focuses on correcting minor misalignments in the spine and skeleton called “subluxations”. These minor misalignments can cause major imbalances in the skeleton which can result in a ton of pain. Whether they are in the spine, hips, knees, or feet, misaligned bones can shift pressure to unwanted areas in the body causing tight muscles, pinched nerves, inflamed tendons, and abnormal posture. The result of these stressed areas is pain, which is our body’s way of saying that something is wrong in that area. Now by taking an aspirin or receiving a pain injection we only numb the area down and cover up the pain. That will do nothing to correct the actual problem that is causing the pain. Chiropractors use gentle chiropractic adjustments to realign these problems and then use physical therapy, stretching, muscle therapy, and exercises to loosen up tight muscles and strengthen weak ones in order to return balance to the body. This is all done with gentle, non-invasive treatments that leave out the costly medications and surgeries.
Every woman that has ever been pregnant knows that there are a lot of aches and pains and things that go creek during pregnancy. Dr Alorna is fully trained and certified in the treatment of pregnancy pain and knows all the tricks to getting you through your pregnancy. She is one of the few chiropractors in the Aurora area that is actually certified and fully trained to treat pregnant women. That is why she was chosen to teach classes at Copley Hospital in Aurora, IL where she has instructed hundreds of expecting moms on what to do for their aches and pains. Many chiropractors use the same adjusting techniques that they use on regular adults which can be dangerous for mom and the baby. Dr Alorna uses special tables, positioning pillows, and specialized techniques designed for treating pregnant women without twisting, turning, or pressuring the baby or mom. Commonly treated problems include sciatica, headaches, back pain, neck pain, joint pain, numbness, arm pain, carpal tunnel, and stiffness. Dr Alorna is also certified in the Webster Technique which is for babies in the transverse and breech position and works closely with a number of the top obstetricians, midwives, and doulas in Aurora and Naperville. Her success rate for flipping the baby is very high!
Chiropractic for Kids
Chiropractic care for children has become very common. Dr Alorna was first introduced to chiropractic when her pediatrician recommended that she take her son to a chiropractor for his breathing issues. After just a few treatments his breathing problems decreased and within weeks her doctor took him off all medications. Dr Alorna completed a 2 year post graduate program in the treatment of pediatric related injuries through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association while working in a pediatrics and pregnancy based office in the northwest suburbs. She has extensive experience in treating pediatric issues including earaches, allergies, breathing issues, breast feeding difficulty, bedwetting, growing pains, and minor aches and pains.
Dolan Family Chiropractic offers a variety of physical therapy options to supplement our excellent chiropractic care. Our office uses the most up to date therapies in the field of pain management and chiropractic care to get you out of pain faster than with chiropractic adjustments alone. We currently have electric muscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, traction, intersegmental roller tables, and light therapy available. The chiropractor will examine your particular case and develop a personalized treatment plan that will include a combination of chiropractic adjustments and these supplementary therapies. Physiotherapy modalities help to break up painful trigger points in muscles, relax muscles that are in spasm, reduce swelling, and increase circulation in injured areas. They are very effective at increasing the healing process in injuries such as generalized neck and back pain, sciatica, shoulder injuries, knee pain, hip pain, tendonitis, bursitis, muscle strains, and joint sprains.
This colorful form of athletic taping gained its popularity during the Beijing Olympics when athletes from around the world showcased its terrific results in sports like volleyball and track and field. This tape is now commonly used for the treatment of back and neck pain, joint pain, and muscle aches and pains. It provides the support of an athletic tape while promoting the healing process. It realigns and supports injured joints and muscles while allowing full range of motion. Its special application allows it to improve circulation into an injured area and increase the drainage of cellular and metabolic waste products out. It helps to control movement of a joint and reduce swelling and inflammation.
Custom-made foot Orthotics
Dolan Family Chiropractic offers the highest quality of foot orthotic support available in a chiropractic office. Fallen arches and flat feet can be a direct cause of foot and ankle pain but it can also affect knees, hips, and your low back. When the foot drops it causes the leg to rotate which puts pressure on the knees and hips and causes the pelvis to drop and become unlevel. When the pelvis becomes unlevel the muscles of the low back can spasm and cause back pain and leg pain. By supporting the arches of the feet we remove this stress from the knees and hips and balance the pelvis and spine. We offer custom made orthotics that are built using modern computer technology that can be fit into any type of shoe. The best part is that most insurances cover custom made foot orthotics with little or no cost to the patient. The feet are the foundation of our body and we must take care of them.
Nutrition has become a very important part of all of our lives. More than ever we are closely watching what we are putting into our bodies. Drs Collin and Alorna offer the highest quality of nutritional supplies to their patients in the form of Metagenics Nutritional Company. We offer general vitamins and supplements that are made especially for different populations including multivitamin packets designed for men, women, children, pregnant women, and seniors. We also offer bone and joint supplements to help with bone density and joint care as well as fish oils, natural muscle relaxants, and weight loss products. We also offer a doctor guided nutritional detoxification program that includes meal replacement shakes, supplements to support healthy liver and kidney detoxification, and recipes and meal plans to promote weight loss.
We believe that stretching and exercise is a very important part of the healing process when it comes to back pain, neck pain, and joint pain. Every patient is evaluated by one of the doctors and given a personalized stretching and exercise routine that can be done in the comfort of your own home or office. Along with the active treatment that you will be receiving in the office, these simple stretches and exercises will help to relax tight muscles and strengthen weak ones in order to return balance to the body and remove unwanted stress form injured areas. Dr Collin is also available for consultations in core stabilization training, complex exercise routines, and sports training.
Light therapy is a cutting edge treatment option now available in chiropractic offices. Light therapy, or low level laser therapy, uses concentrated beams of infrared light to painlessly penetrate down to injured muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments to improve circulation and speed up the recovery process. Using light therapy along with chiropractic and physical therapy can cut recovery times in half and get you back on the field faster. Light therapy promotes capillary formation in injured areas in order to increase incoming blood flow as well as improve drainage out of the area in order to reduce the buildup of metabolic and cellular waste products which lead to scarring. It reduces inflammation and swelling and increases the uptake and breakdown of cellular debris, again reducing scarring. Light therapy stimulates the release of the energy rich ATP molecule which promotes cellular uptake of oxygen and nutrients, enhancing the repair process. Light therapy produces great results treating back and neck pain, trigger points in muscles, tendinitis, bursitis, joint sprains, and muscle strains.