At Lifetime Health & Wellness, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our Naperville chiropractic office, but please call us at 630-904-6700 if you have any questions!
Your nervous system controls and regulates every cell of your body. When your nervous system doesn’t work right, you don’t work right. And when you don’t work right, you’re sick! Simple as that. Approximately 10% of your nerves sense pain while the remaining 90% control function. This is why pain is a poor indicator of health. We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques including the Webster Technique. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. Dr. Michelle Dougherty has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get relief from pain and other conditions related to a breakdown in function. Chiropractic is also commonly used to prevent injuries and counteract the effects of physical, chemical, or emotional stresses. That’s why chiropractic care has helped millions get well and stay well.
At Lifetime Health & Wellness, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.
Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our chiropractor will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.
What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by our experienced chiropractic health professionals can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? At our Naperville chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.
Massage therapy does more than make you feel good, it can actually help your body achieve balance and health. Massage therapy offers a natural treatment approach which actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our chiropractic office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that compliments their chiropractic care. Each massage therapy plan is provided by our licensed massage therapist, Veronica and is tailored to meet the patient's unique pain condition or injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling and the relaxation of muscles. Massage has been known to relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase a patient's range of motion, while also aiding in a patient's recovery. Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system!
As an ideal adjunct to chiropractic care, we use acupuncture when we see health problems that seem caused by disruption to energy channels in your body called meridians. This centuries-old healing procedure focuses on the integrity of bodily systems, not specific conditions through the stimulation of very specific anatomical points, known as acupuncture points that generally lie along meridians throughout the body. In modern day acupuncture, this stimulation is achieved by superficially inserting sterile, super thin, disposable needles into these points. Modern science proposes that needling acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release biochemicals, such as endorphins, immune system cells, and neurotransmitters, in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain.
Hormone Saliva Testing
We use saliva as a diagnostic tool. In general, saliva testing offers a look into gastrointestinal problems, stress- and hormone-related illnesses, and the overall wellness of your body. Saliva testing also offers a view into your body’s emotional, hormonal, immunological, nutritional, and metabolic health.
We offer five types of saliva tests: Adrenal Stress Index Panel, Cycling Female Hormone Panel, Peri-Menopause Panel, Post-Menopause Panel, Male Hormone Panel, and Food Intolerance Panel .
So, how does it work? Saliva contains free hormones. Free hormones are the correct reflection of hormonal availability within your body’s tissues. Since optimal health requires a balance of hormones at different levels during different moments of the day and month, we analyze samples of your saliva over these intervals—which can give a more accurate assessment.
Hair Mineral Analysis
We use hair mineral analysis as a diagnostic tool to test for mineral imbalances, disease trends, and the presence of toxic heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, lead and aluminum.
Why is hair an effective sample? In general, element deposits stay in the hair for many months; blood serum is constantly changing. Because of this, hair can often indicate one’s stress patterns, mineral imbalances, organ and glandular weaknesses, oxidation rate, and nervous system dominance. With this data we can make informed suggestions on how to change your environment, modify your diet, and supplement your nutrition.
Heavy metal poisoning may lead to Alzheimer’s disease, general fatigue, anemia, hyperactivity, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, autism, neuromuscular disorders, ADHD, osteoporosis, some cancers, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and some liver and kidney diseases.
We prescribe Foot Levelers Stabilizing Orthotics to support the more than 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments in your foot. Stabilizing Orthotics maintain the structure of the foot to balance the entire body. 3-arch support balances the feet, which stabilizes the pelvis (your spine's foundation); therefore balancing the body. Custom support through each phase of your gait is also offered. This promotes optimum posture and enhances chiropractic adjustments, resulting in longer-term symptom relief. Foot Levelers Stabilizing Orthotics are individually designed based on digital scan images or impressions of your feet.
Over-the-counter orthotics support only one arch in your foot. When only one arch is being supported the problem shifts to another part of your body. Foot Levelers Stabilizing Orthotics focus on improving your overall health. They offer more than just short-term symptom relief.
HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education Classes
Tupler Technique Ab Rehab Classes
For use postpartum and during pregnancy, to help strengthen and close the abdominal muscle separation (diastasis of the rectus abdominis)
Stress & Postural/Balance Screenings
There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Health & Wellness screenings by a trained and experienced chiropractor such as Dr. Michelle Dougherty and staff can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the Naperville community, we provide screenings at healthclubs, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at 630-904-6700 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.