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Chiropractic services offered in Peoria, IL

The chiropractic services available at Dr Olson Health can ease your pain, boost your energy levels, and protect you from long-term degenerative diseases. Experienced chiropractor Richard Olson, DC, uses various advanced chiropractic techniques to restore the alignment in your spine. Through chiropractic care, Dr. Olson can address pain and other symptoms of arthritis, whiplash, headaches, and other conditions. He also can use chiropractic care to help you maintain a sense of well-being and overall health. Call the office in Peoria, Illinois, today to schedule a chiropractic consultation or book an appointment online.

Chiropractic Q & A

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a holistic treatment option for a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions. Treatment involves manual manipulations of your spine and joints to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and restore mobility.

As an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Olson uses chiropractic techniques to diagnose, treat, and prevent spine-related disorders, diseases, and injuries to the joints. He also supports the health of your nervous system through the chiropractic services available at Dr Olson Health.

When should I consider chiropractic care?

When any of the vertebrae in your spine are out of alignment, it can trigger symptoms that affect your health. Your body might send pain signals through your central nervous system that limit what you can do.

You also can lose range of motion in your knees, shoulders, and other joints interfering with your ability to stay active.

The chiropractic services available at Dr Olson Health can treat various acute and chronic health conditions that cause back pain, neck pain, and other symptoms. These conditions include: 

  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Whiplash
  • Discs bulges
  • Ligament strain/sprains
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sinusitis/Allergies
  • Numbness in the hands

Regular chiropractic adjustments also can ensure your spine is aligned correctly, improve your blood circulation, and enhance your energy.

What are the benefits of chiropractic care after an auto accident?

After an auto accident, you may feel okay at first — only to have pain and other symptoms show up days or weeks later. For this reason, you should schedule a consultation following an accident, whether or not you have apparent injuries.

Without prompt treatment, injuries and pain can worsen quickly and affect your ability to stay active. Auto accident injuries also can lead to more severe conditions that affect your overall health and mobility.

During your consultation, Dr. Olson takes time to learn more about your health history, the severity of the auto accident, and any symptoms you’re experiencing.

You can expect Dr. Olson to physically examine your spine, limbs, and torso to identify swelling, tenderness, and pain areas.

What can I expect during my first chiropractic treatment?

During your initial visit, Dr. Olson takes time to discuss your personal and family medical histories, your current health, and your lifestyle. 

If you’re experiencing pain or other symptoms, he physically examines your spine and other areas of your body to identify inflammation and evaluate your range of motion.

Dr. Olson can use one or more manual techniques to realign the vertebrae in your spine. Chiropractic techniques involve high velocity thrusting movements to move vertebrae into place. He may use his hands or a small instrument to make these adjustments.

Typically, chiropractic adjustments aren’t painful — although you may feel some discomfort during your initial treatment. It’s also common to hear a popping sound when the adjustments release trapped gasses.

After your treatment, you may notice a reduction in your pain or other symptoms right away. However, it can take several hours or days for you to see the results of your treatment. You may need additional adjustments to achieve the full benefit of chiropractic care.

To schedule a chiropractic consultation, call Dr Olson Health today or book an appointment online.