Chiropractic Care

Greenwood Chiropractic Wellness Center -  - Chiropractor

Tom Toulios, DC

Chiropractor located in Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL

Chiropractic Care Specialist
chiropractor in Chicago, IL, Dr. Tom Toulios offers comprehensive, patient-centered chiropractic care for adults and children at Greenwood Chiropractic Wellness Center.

Chiropractic Care Q & A

by Tom Toulios, DC

What does a chiropractor do?

Chiropractors are skilled in treating issues that involve the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, including acute and chronic diseases and injuries that cause pain and dysfunction. Chiropractic care relies on hands-on techniques to identify the sources of symptoms so treatment can be tailored for each patient and targeted at the underlying cause for both immediate and long-term relief. Most chiropractic care focuses on realigning the spine to relieve nerve compression that can cause both local and widespread symptoms and interfere with normal activities of daily living. Chiropractors focus on helping patients achieve “whole body health” by addressing the underlying causes of pain and other symptoms rather than simply targeting the symptoms themselves. Techniques are designed to stimulate the body's natural healing responses, helping patients avoid more aggressive treatment options.

What happens during a chiropractic adjustment?

The body relies on normal nerve function and optimal circulation to sustain good health and to restore itself following a disease or injury. Often, nerve function and circulation are impeded by inflammation and nerve compression that occurs when the spine moves out of its normal alignment and presses on nerves and other tissues. Chiropractic adjustments help realign the spine, restoring nerve function and circulation so inflammation and pain are relieved. Improved circulation also helps ensure optimal organ and tissue function throughout the body.

What is a postural correction?

Posture – the way we sit and stand – can have a huge influence on health and wellness. Slumping or spending long hours hunched over a computer or mobile device places uneven strains on the spine and muscles that can result in pain, inflammation and nerve compression. Postural correction uses spinal adjustments, therapeutic massage and lifestyle guidance to help patients improve posture and “retrain” the spine so pain and other issues can be prevented.

Is chiropractic care safe for children?

Absolutely. Chiropractors are skilled in pediatric care aimed at helping children avoid injury and pain while also promoting optimal growth and development. Plus, having routine chiropractic evaluations and adjustments can play an effective role in helping children stay healthy by supporting a healthy immune system.

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Tom Toulios, DC
11001 South Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60655