Heimann Chiropractic Clinic

Downers Grove Chiropractor

Services

Inversion Therapy

Inversion therapy involves being upside down or at an inverted angle while hanging by the ankles, legs, or feet. It is a form of spinal decompression. While the body’s weight is suspended, gravity decompresses the body’s joints below the anchor.

Interferential Current

Used for back pain relief, Interferential Current (IFC) is a deep form of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Producing a waveform similar to TENS, but with a high 4000 Hz frequency, to penetrate the skin with less discomfort given the stimulation level. Cancelled out by deep tissues, the carrier waveform provides a TENS like signal deep under the skin.

Rehabilitation

IMG 3761Through the use of various stretches and exercises, rehabilitation is used to strengthen the parts of body that influence posture and movement. It is through practicing rehabilitation that we aim to correct poor posture and imbalanced movements in a way the completely resolves the problem as well as minimizing the chance of their reoccurring in the future.

Ultrasound

IMG 3758Ultrasound is an oscillating sound pressure wave with a frequency greater than the upper limit of the human hearing range. Ultrasound is thus not separated from 'normal' (audible) sound based on differences in physical properties, only the fact that humans cannot hear it.

The use of ultrasound can induce hyperemia, which increases blood flow as tissue is heated. This thermal effects speeds up the healing process while reducing inflammation. Ultrasound is also used to vibrate tissue, stimulating cell membranes and heightening their repairing effects. Chiropractors often use ultrasound therapy to help their patients reduce swelling, increase blood flow, and decrease pain, spasms, and stiffness.