What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic Crystal Lake IL What is Chiropractic

Chiropractic is the art, science, and philosophy of adjusting the spine. The spine and the central nervous system, including the brain, are directly related to each other. Every single function of the body, including muscles, organs, hormones, and even down to the cellular level, is guided by messages sent through the central nervous system.

The human body has an incredible capacity to heal. In fact, a state of optimal health is the "normal" state of the human body. When stress in different forms builds, it alters the physiology of the body.

At Crystal Lake Family Wellness in Crystal Lake, we teach that a healthy spine moves well. When a joint that is designed to move well, does not, stress is created. (When a spinal joint is under stress it's called a subluxation.) Spinal joints are called synovial joints, which means they are comprised of synovial fluid to distribute nutrition and vital components of spinal health. When a spinal joints stops moving the way it should, this means synovial fluid also does not move the way it should, which means the health of the joint is compromised. We work to identify areas that are not moving well, and precisely and gently adjust them to restore motion and thus function to the spine. This returns normal function to the joint and normal physiology and health to the nervous system and body.

There can be stress in the spine for years without pain, just like a cavity could be present for a long time without pain. This is precisely why everyone would benefit from not only being checked for subluxation, but regularly maintaining healthy motion through the spine, pain or not. This is why so many individuals and families now utilize chiropractic care to support wellness efforts, not reactively but proactively.

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9:00am - 11:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 11:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm


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Crystal Lake Family Wellness
4777 Northwest Highway Suite C
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 788-7504