At Alliance Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic and acupuncture care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different services we offer in our Naperville office.
We provide spinal correction utilizing gentle chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Leighton has years of training and experience in spinal adjustments. It has been researched and documented that motion is restored following an adjustment. There are many studies that prove the effectiveness and safety of chiropractic manipulation. Chiropractic care is effective in managing symptoms of both acute and chronic pain including, neck and back pain, joint pain , headaches, mechanical pain during pregnancy, sciatica, whiplash, and athletic injuries.
We teach our patients exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal movement restrictions, muscles and connective tissues can be strained by improper movement and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Dr. Leighton can provide you with recommendations based on your individual needs.
Acupuncture is an ancient healing method from China that treats patients using the insertion of very thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body. Acupuncture may be used to help manage:
Allergies and sinus trouble
Neck, back and joint pain
Depression, anxiety, and stress Fertility Challenges, IVF support Headaches and migraines Hypertension Sleep difficulty Symptoms of menopause Many additional health challenges
The most common sensation felt during an acupuncture session is a small prick as the needle is inserted and penetrates the skin, followed by a dull ache as the needle is inserted to the proper depth. This sensation typically fades quickly. The needles are then left in place between 25 and 45 minutes, and patients report a deep sense of relation during their session.
Active Release Technique
Active Release Technique is a soft tissue technique used to evaluate and treat conditions associated with overused muscles, tendons and ligaments; such as headaches, joint pain, neck and back pain, plantar fasciitis and athletic injuries. Dr. Leighton is trained in A.R.T. protocols.
The Webster Technique is a technique specific for women during pregnancy. It is a safe and gentle way to adjust pelvic structures, muscles, and ligaments that have become tight and painful during pregnancy. Treating these areas decreases back and hip pain associated with pregnancy, and also allows the baby to move into the ideal position for delivery. It is important to have the pelvis evaluated for any misalignments or abnormal movement patterns, as this will help to promote a smooth delivery for both the baby and mother.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Care
Expecting mothers tend to experience many discomforts that present themselves during different trimesters of pregnancy, including low back and neck pain , sciatica, headaches, fatigue, constipation, morning sickness and reflux. It is extremely important to focus on and discuss postpartum recovery for all moms following the birth of their child. Many mothers do not receive adequate information as to how to replenish their body following birth. Most women are nutritionally depleted after their pregnancy, which can lead to the conditions and symptoms that many women experience following birth. These include fatigue, postpartum depression, muscular pain, as well as other physical complaints. By incorporating soft tissue work, kinesiology taping, and therapeutic exercises into chiropractic treatment plans, mothers are able to feel their best before, during, and after their pregnancies.