Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Chiropractic Services

Adjustments and Manipulation

A chiropractic adjustment is a manual manipulation of the vertebral segments of the spine performed by the Chiropractor. The intention of an adjustment is to remove nerve interference cause by a vertebral misalignment or spinal fixation. When the spine has nerve interference, your body becomes more vulnerable to infectious diseases.

The adjustment itself is usually painless and it's healing ability starts immediately. You may notice a change either instantly, or within a few hours depending on the severity of your problem. Occasionally a longer period of time is necessary when actual damage to the disc or joints has occurred.


Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic exercise is any exercise planned and performed to attain a specific physical benefit, such as maintenance of the range of motion, strengthening of weakened muscles, increased joint flexibility, or improved cardiovascular and respiratory function. Therapeutic exercise programs are designed to help strengthen the muscles surrounding the spine.


Sports Injuries

There are many kinds of athletes and many kinds of sports injuries that can occur. Runners can suffer leg and low back injuries. Swimming can also cause pain in the back, arms and legs. Athletes that compete in contact sports usually incur more serious sports injuries due to the “bumping and banging” that is involved, as well as falling down.

We will not only alleviate pain, but can recommend a daily regimen to ensure continued health. Athletes need to have their bodies in the best physical shape and free from any sports injury. Regular consultation can keep your body prepared for any competition.


Sports Rehabilitation

Sports rehabilitation is a disciplinary approach to treat injuries sustained through sports participation. It is applied so that the athlete can regain normal pain-free mobility.

The most common injuries treated by the sports rehabilitation team is sprains and strains. A sprain is an injury to the ligaments caused by overstretching or tearing. A strain, on the other hand, is an injury or tear to the muscle itself. Other conditions that can be treated through a sports rehabilitation program are fractures, arthritis issues, joint replacements and generalized pain issues.

Teams involved in this are professionals such as physical therapists, athletic trainers, chiropractors and massage therapists. The most common injuries taken care of by the sports rehabilitation team is sprains and strains which are caused by overstretching or tearing of ligaments and muscles.


Massage Therapy

Massage is a popular therapy used to relieve muscle tension, spasms, inflammation, fluid retention, aches, stiffness, and pain. Other benefits include improved circulation (blood and lymph), improves metabolism, general flexibility, range of motion, and increased tissue elasticity (e.g. scar tissue).


Electrical Muscle Stimulation

The purpose of neuro-muscular stimulation is to relax or tone muscles that are restricting the spine form moving toward a normal state. EMS has a stimulating effect that blocks pain and neutralizes muscle spasms.


Cold Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure, meaning that it does not require a surgical incision. This means that there is no prolonged recovery time. Laser therapy also does not involve taking any medications, and many patients prefer to avoid taking medications. Studies have found that cold laser therapy does not have serious side effects when used properly by a doctor.

Cold Laser therapy is good for tissue regeneration. This therapy is an excellent modality for broken bones, torn ligaments and ruptured tendons. Cold Laser therapy is also good for carpal tunnel syndrome and plantaris fasciitis.


Intersegmental Traction Therapy

This therapy benefits in reduction and prevention of muscle spasms and begins to reestablish normal range of motion for your spinal joints and vertabrae. When your muscles become more relaxed and vertebrae begin to move normally, your vertebral discs have their normal space and can return to their normal position and functioning.

Traction Therapy also helps to prevent abnormal wear and tear on the vertebral discs and vertebrae, which in turn prevent further injury and reduce the arthritis process.

 

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
10:00am - 6:30pm


Tuesday
Closed


Wednesday
10:00am - 6:30pm


Thursday
10:00am - 6:30pm


Friday
6:00am - 10:30am


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Elite Chiropractic & Sports Care
931 Ridge Road Suite G
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 227-8927

"Dr. Rosenthal is very patient, answers all of my questions and does not rush my visit. That is very rare nowadays. His staff is great also, they are very accommodating and friendly."

« Marianne »

Dr. Rosenthal has reduced my pain level to nearly non-existent. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and caring. I highly recommend meeting him and discussing whether Chiropractic treatment can improve your quality of life (it did for me!).

« Rishi »

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