Located on the first floor of our building, Bridgeport Pain Control's chiropractic practice emphasizes the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the nerves, muscles and ligaments.
Our chiropractors, all licensed in Illinois, are primary care physicians who practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to healthcare that includes traditional diagnostic testing methods (patient examination, diagnosis and treatment). They evaluate and treat disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, which includes neck and back pain, as well as, pain in the joints of the arms or legs and headaches.
We operate on the principal that misalignments along the spine negatively affect overall health because of its close relationship to the central nervous system. Spinal misalignment occurs naturally over the course of one's life. However, trauma, either repeated or single incident, can magnify and accelerate the process of spinal misalignment.
Our chiropractic care helps to resolve pain stemming from joint and soft tissue damage that can result from:
• Acute injuries from falls, sports or auto accidents
• Chronic pain such as from arthritis and/or old injuries
• Poor sleeping position
• Stress from daily living
Our equipment includes x-ray machine and blood work lab on the premises, and we routinely make referrals for different tests such as:
• EMG/NCV done onsite
Regardless of one's health status, we believe that every individual requires periodic bodywork to offset the stress and strain of daily life. For best results, all manual treatments should be supported by nutritional and meditation practices.
What is the difference between chiropractic care and traditional medical care?
Chiropractors are primary health care providers licensed under the Illinois Medical Practice Act. They promote general principles of healthy living, which include proper nutrition, sleep, and exercise. Their approach to general well-being is to care for patients without surgery or medications.
Training includes 8 months of human dissection and extensive training in basic biological science and clinical application. In all, chiropractors have 5 years of academic training on top of 2 years of basic pre-med coursework.