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Chiropractic Care

Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care

Pain Management Physicians, Vein Specialists & Chiropractors located across Northwest Indiana

Misalignments or subluxations in your spine may be responsible for many more of your body's aches and pains than you might realize. If you're in pain, the expert chiropractic care provided by the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care could make a tremendous difference to your life. At their offices in Munster and Valparaiso, Indiana, the experienced chiropractic physicians use a variety of expertly delivered chiropractic techniques to correct subluxations and other causes of musculoskeletal pain. Call the Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care office nearest you today to find out more or book an appointment using the online form.

Chiropractic Care Q & A

What is chiropractic care?

Evidence-based chiropractic care refers to the practice of chiropractic medicine that is grounded in scientific evidence and supported by research. Chiropractic care primarily focuses on the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine, and aims to improve overall health and well-being through non-invasive treatments.

What does chiropractic care involve?

Key components of evidence-based chiropractic care include:

  1. Clinical Research: Evidence-based chiropractic care relies on scientific studies and clinical research to guide treatment decisions. This involves using the latest research findings to inform the diagnosis, treatment plans, and outcomes.
  2. Patient-Centered Approach: Practitioners in evidence-based chiropractic care prioritize the needs and preferences of the individual patient. Treatment plans are tailored to the specific condition and requirements of the patient, taking into account their overall health and lifestyle.
  3. Outcome Measurement: Regular assessment of patient outcomes is an integral part of evidence-based chiropractic care. This involves monitoring the effectiveness of treatments through measurable outcomes such as pain reduction, improved mobility, and enhanced quality of life.
  4. Integration with Conventional Medicine: Evidence-based chiropractors often collaborate with other healthcare professionals, such as medical doctors, physical therapists, and nutritionists. This collaborative approach aims to provide comprehensive and integrated care for patients.
  5. Informed Decision-Making: Patients are educated about their condition, treatment options, and expected outcomes. Informed consent is a crucial aspect, ensuring that patients understand the evidence supporting the chosen chiropractic interventions.
  6. Adherence to Guidelines: Evidence-based chiropractors follow established clinical guidelines and protocols. These guidelines are often developed based on a synthesis of the best available evidence and expert consensus in the field.
  7. Continuing Education: Practitioners in evidence-based chiropractic care engage in ongoing professional development to stay abreast of the latest research and advancements in the field. This commitment to continuing education ensures that they provide the most current and effective treatments.


What do chiropractors treat?

1. Back Pain: Chiropractors frequently treat acute and chronic back pain, including issues like herniated discs, muscle strains, and spinal misalignments.
2. Neck Pain: Chiropractic care is often sought for neck pain resulting from muscle tension, poor posture, or cervical spine issues.
3. Headaches and Migraines: Some patients find relief from headaches and migraines through chiropractic adjustments, particularly those related to tension or spinal misalignments.
4. Joint Pain: Chiropractors may address joint pain in various parts of the body, including the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles.
5. Sciatica: Sciatic nerve pain, often caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, may be treated through chiropractic adjustments.
6. Muscle Strains and Sprains: Chiropractors can assist in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries, including strains and sprains.
7. Sports Injuries: Chiropractic care is commonly used to manage and prevent sports-related injuries, enhance athletic performance, and aid in rehabilitation.
8. Postural Issues: Chiropractors may work with patients to address postural problems that contribute to pain or discomfort.
9. Arthritis: While chiropractors cannot cure arthritis, they may help manage associated pain and improve joint function through adjustments and complementary therapies.
10. Pregnancy-Related Pain: Chiropractic care can be used to alleviate back pain and discomfort associated with pregnancy.
11. Nerve Compression Syndromes: Chiropractors may address conditions involving nerve compression, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.



What will your chiropractic appointment look like at CPC?

Doctors of Chiropractic use a detailed history, orthopedic/neurological testing, range of motion, and palpation of joints/muscles to determine an appropriate treatment. Many times chiropractic manipulation is utilized. This can range from very low force techniques in which no cracking or popping is warranted; utilizing activator, drop table, or isolated traction (flexion and distraction) techniques. Depending on the specific case a manual adjustment will be used to help achieve proper biomechanical function of the joint in which a gas is often released (cavitation). This is a controlled adjustment at a specific segment of restriction and most times offers relief. If any concerns arise please let the doctor know and alternative treatment options will be discussed.

We utilize active care (stretching, strengthening) and passive therapies (manual therapy/massage, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, kinesio tape) in which chiropractors have extensive knowledge and training. Our only goal is to get you back to doing the things you want and need to do even if that means going to a different professional to help address any non-responsive issues. We send out for all pertinent information to our referring doctor and get any imaging medically warranted to get to the root of the condition. Our mindset is least to most invasive to get to a solution.