Chiropractic care is a holistic, natural form of treatment that is backed by years of research and studies, and millions of success stories around the world. Chiropractic is the leading form of alternative medicine in the United States and the second largest of the 3 health care systems in the country. Chiropractic is well known for its success in treating neck pain, headaches, back pain and sciatica but it is proven to be effective in treating so much more. In our office we regularly treat joint pain, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, and arm pain. We help our patients escape the pain of tendonitis, bursitis, joint sprains, and muscle strains. We get great results treating hip pain, knee pain, shin splints, foot pain, and plantar fasciitis. Our chiropractors specialize in treating pregnancy pain, sports injuries, and providing chiropractic care for children. Back pain is only the beginning!
Chiropractic concentrates on correcting misalignments in the skeleton called “subluxations”. These small misalignments alter our body’s normal biomechanics which causes stress and unnatural forces to be applied to ligaments, joints, muscles and bones. The result is pain which is our body’s way of saying that something wrong. By correcting these misalignments with gentle chiropractic adjustments, our body becomes balanced and injured areas are no longer stressed. For example, imagine if you walked around all day with only one shoe on. After a short time you would begin to experience pain in your foot, knee, hip, and low back. This imbalance alters the biomechanics of our normal walking process and shifts increased forces into the joints of the leg. We would feel the pain with every step. Now put the shoe back on. The body becomes balanced again and immediately we feel relief. This is how subluxations in our spine and skeleton can cause pain that just won’t go away.
Chiropractic for Kids
Dr Alorna is one of the few chiropractors in the Aurora area that has actually completed training in the treatment of pediatric patients. Many chiropractors treat children using the same techniques that they use for adults and seniors but children are so much different. Based on their age and development, many children require specific treatment that isn’t used with adults. Dr Alorna has seen patients as young as 2 days old for a wide variety of issues. The more common issues that she addresses include colic, digestive issues, earaches, headaches, bedwetting, allergies, breathing issues, breast feeding difficulty, and minor sports injuries such as joint sprains and muscle strains. She is also an expert in treating cranial abnormalities in infants using cranial sacral techniques and works with many of the top pediatricians in the area to provide an alternative to helmet supports.
Dr Alorna specializes in the treatment of pregnancy pain and is one of the leading chiropractors in the area. She has completed a 2 year post doctoral training program through the ICPA in the treatment of pregnancy pain and currently teaches classes at Copley Hospital in Aurora, IL on pregnancy relaxation methods and dealing with pain. She is also certified in the Webster Technique which is for babies in the transverse and breech position. She works with the areas top obstetricians, midwives, and doulas treating pregnancy related issues such as generalized back and neck pain, headaches, leg pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, numbness, foot pain, and joint pain. She has quickly become the authority in treating these issues in the Greater Aurora area as patients come from miles around to take advantage of her expertise and knowledge.
Custom-made foot Orthotics
Dolan Family Chiropractic is proud to announce that it uses the new computer scanning system by Foot Levelers Systems, a leader in custom-made foot orthotic engineering. Foot orthotics successfully treat foot pain, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, knee pain, hip pain, low back pain, and many sports injuries by supporting the feet in a balanced position. Foot Levelers orthotics are built especially to fit every curve and drop in your feet and support all three of the arches. It also adds a layer of cushion to help pad the foot and give support to the feet much like a shock system on a truck. Our feet are the foundation of our body and can be the cause of many different types of injuries up and down the body. Foot pain is only the beginning!
Dolan Family Chiropractic offers a variety of physiotherapy options along side chiropractic care to get better results in less treatment time. We offer electric muscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, traction, intersegmental roller tables, and light therapy to treat injuries such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, and arthritis pain. These therapies increase the rate of healing in many sports injuries like tendonitis, bursitis, joint sprains, and muscle strains. The chiropractors will examine your particular case and design a personalized treatment plan that will include a combination of these therapies along with chiropractic adjustments. Together, you will get quicker results and get back to living pain free in less time.
Kinesio tape is a ground breaking new form of athletic taping that is now being used in the field of pain management. Originally this technique was used in the sports arena in order to provide professional athletes the benefits of support and therapy while allowing them to remain active in sports. Kinesio tape provides support to muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints while promoting healing at the same time. The tape helps to reposition and align injured areas while leaving enough flexibility to allow near normal range of motion. Its special properties and application promotes increased circulation into the injured area while improving drainage of cellular and metabolic wastes out of the area. It helps reduce swelling and inflammation which speeds up the healing process. This tape was highlighted in the Beijing Olympics in sports such as volleyball and track and field and was worn by athletes around the world. This colorful tape is now used by professional athletes in all sports as well as people dealing with everyday injuries in their lives.
Light therapy is a new technology in the field of pain management that is now available in chiropractic offices. Light therapy, or low level laser therapy, uses concentrated rays of light to painlessly penetrate down to injured muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It directly improves circulation by capillary formation and improves the vascular and lymphatic drainage out of injured areas. This allows oxygen and nutrients to enter the injured area and wastes to be removed. Light therapy also triggers the release of the energy rich molecule ATP which accelerates healing by increasing nutrient uptake into injured cells. It also increases cell debris uptake and breakdown which aids in the repair process and reduces scarring. It is great for generalized low back and neck pain, trigger points, tendinitis, bursitis, and plantar fasciitis.
Nutrition has become a very important part of our society with the rise of such diseases as diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and food allergies and sensitivities. Research has now shown that our diets and nutrition play a huge role in the development and progress of these illnesses. It also plays a large role in our maintenance and recovery from these same problems. We offer diet and nutritional counseling upon request and provide quality vitamins and supplements to our patients through one of the leading medical nutrition companies in the world, Metagenics. We also offer a doctor guided nutritional detoxification program that is great for cleaning out our systems as well as weight loss. Feel free to call and talk to one of the doctors about any questions or concerns you might have about your diet or nutrition in general.
Along with all of our other treatments we believe in the power of stretching and exercise. Chiropractic adjustments alone can correct misalignments but tight muscles can cause them to return. By stretching tight muscles and strengthening weak muscles, chiropractors can better balance the body and help it stay that way. We provide all our patients with easy stretch and exercise routines that can be done in the comfort of your own home or office that will help you stay loose and feel better. Dr Collin is also available for a consultation regarding more complex exercise routines, training, and core stabilization training.