At Experience Chiropractic in Lincoln Park of Chicago, we understand posture is the window to the spine. Good posture is essential to having long lasting health and vitality. Bad posture doesn’t JUST lead to back pain. It also leads to chronic disease, decreased life span and a diminished overall quality of life.
The human body is under constant stress. One of the physical stresses we can never change is gravity. The average human head is 10-15 pounds. For every extra inch of forward head posture we increase the weight of our head by ten pounds. This constant stress leads to tension in the muscles and ligaments and eventually arthritis and degeneration.
Since everything we do is in front of us, it is imperative that we maintain and keep our posture healthy. The brain is the only organ in the body that can relate to space and time, so if we have unhealthy posture the body will adapt and affect other parts of our spine.
Poor posture and posture problems occur when an imbalance is present in the tension and length relationship of the muscle groups. This is also referred to as postural misalignment. This can cause the pelvis and the load bearing joints to be moved from their proper position. An array of negative side effects can result from this, including ankle, back, shoulder, neck, and knee pain and it can can also impact the organs. When an imbalance is caused the muscles designed to carry weight can atrophy since they aren’t being used the way they should and the opposite muscles become too strong. This pulls the body out of alignment. Usual postural problems can include hip or shoulder elevation which makes one part higher than the other, rotation of hip or trunk which causes a part to move in front of the other, bow legs and knock-knees.
The chiropractor will evaluate the patient’s posture and inquire about his or her physical symptoms. The doctor will also compare the person’s postural alignment with a model of ideal alignment. Each patient’s posture and physical mobility will be surveyed and links to any discomfort will be addressed. Using this information, the chiropractor will design a personalized exercise and manual manipulation program created to correct the patient’s specific issues.
We are a BlueCross/BlueShield provider and accept most other major medical health insurances. As a courtesy, we will personally verify your individual insurance as part of your appointment. We are not a Medicare provider.
"I can fall alseep faster, have not suffered a migraine and am relieved of the chronic neck and spine pain."
"They have a holistic approach and a sincere concern for their patients' overall wellness. I believe this to be different from a lot of chiropractic practices."
“I believe the adjustments I get to my ankles and feet together with the orthotics have helped my running.”
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“I have never had a Doctor take so much time to explain how my body works, and why I need to concentrate on prevention and maintenance.”
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“Good hours, great doctor, great staff and they are constantly improving my experience.”
“Not only are my headaches completely gone, but I've noticed a lot of other positive changes with my body as well.”
“Scheduling has been extremely easy and the whole process has been seamless! Highly recommended
“I sleep better, my hands don't go numb (I can finally lay on my left side again), my breathing is better and I don't feel the need to stretch my neck 24/7.”
“They aren't looking for a quick band-aid fix and just treating the symptoms. They seem to have gotten to the root of the pain.”
“My life was going pretty south with all the pain. They were able to help turn it around in the nicest most professional way possible. I highly recommend this place!”
“The office here is filled with welcome greetings, knowledgeable staff, and flexible schedules.”
“Choosing to go to Experience Chiropractic is the best decision I have ever made in regards to my health.”
“In total honesty I initially picked Experience because it is only 1.5 blocks from my apartment but have stayed because of the quality of care.”