The doctors of WestLake Chiropractic HealthCare Center are dedicated to optimizing your health and well-being by tailoring a conservative approach to meet your individual needs. Treatments are geared to stop the underlying cause of your pain, rather than chasing the symptoms that it produces. We strongly believe that the best success rates of care are achieved with an interactive doctor-patient relationship, and we encourage questions so that you have a better understanding of your care each step of the way. Throughout treatment you will be educated as to why you have these aches and pains, and what alterations you can implement to prevent them from resurfacing. Whether you are suffering from acute pain, chronic discomfort, or simply want to be proactive and minimize the probability of future dysfunction, WestLake Chiropractic HealthCare Center is the place for you. Our non-invasive, drugless approach is suitable for most ages and physical ailments. Keeping your best interest at the forefront, we will be happy to co-manage or refer care if your condition requires treatment that exceeds the scope of our clinic.
Every injury is different from the next, so proper evaluation and treatment is important. WestLake Chiropractic HealthCare Center offers a variety of treatment options to meet your needs. Therapies at our office include Cox Flexion-Distraction, Thompson Drop, Diversified Technique, Activator, Active Release Technique, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Re-education, Therapeutic Exercise, Kinesio-Taping, Ulrasound, and Interferential Current.
We are conveniently located just east of the Eden's Expressway on Lake Avenue & Skokie Boulevard at WestLake Plaza in Wilmette, IL.
How Chiropractic Works
Scientifically speaking, Chiropractic Adjustments facilitate the inhibition of your sympathetic nervous system.
So, what does that really mean?
True health is getting you back to the point where everything is functioning optimally, not merely blocking a pain response by taking drugs. When you experience pain, it is a signal from your body that indicates that something is wrong. Our spine is made up of a series of stacked joints, and they need to maintain a fluid, gliding motion in order to stay healthy. When these joints become tight and restricted, a domino effect ensues:
This cycle produces inflammation, and a fight or flight (sympathetic) response. Taking pain relievers only blocks the perception of pain. However, it is important to understand that the underlying dysfunction is still progressing. This leads to decreased nerve input that normally occurs from healthy joints (called proprioception).
This imbalance leads to a variety of problems that extend far beyond your achy back. Your musculoskeletal system is an integral part of your 'whole health', not a separate entity. In fact your spine is the integration point between the outside world and your central nervous system. Alterations in this pathway affect how your body responds on a systemic level.
In order to get back to true health, you need a doctor that understands the big picture. That is what you will find at WestLake Chiropractic HealthCare Center. Chiropractic care targets the underlying dysfunction to resolve your problems and get you back to true health. Naturally. Without the use of harmful drugs, or complications from surgery.