At Vital Wellness Center, we believe that good health is the first and best gift you can give to your family. Providing nutritious meals, vigorous exercise, and unconditional love are excellent ways to help your family feel their best. When you visit our Family chiropractor in Elburn, IL, you receive comprehensive, compassionate family chiropractic care that supports your efforts and boosts everyone’s health
A Family Chiropractor Who Understands Your Needs
Our Family chiropractor, Dr. David Foss, understands why every member of your family needs holistic care. He and his wife, Jaime, have two sons. Together, they’re working to give them the best start possible in life. Dr. Foss would love to help you give your children the same through family chiropractic care.
At Vital Wellness Center, we’re not just here for children and their parents. We work with people of all ages and life situations. Whether you’re a senior citizen, a recent college graduate, or anyone in between, you’re always welcome at our practice.
What Does Family Chiropractic Care Do?
Many people assume family chiropractic care is for making sure a painful neck goes back into place after a car accident or a lower back moves well enough to return to work after an injury. Nothing could be further from the truth. We treat those conditions, but we treat quite a few more.
Our family chiropractor focuses on holistic wellness. This means that your thoughts, actions, and environment all have critical roles in your health. Family chiropractic care is about much more than just an adjustment and hope for the best.
Dr. Foss takes a comprehensive and individualized approach to every issue you bring to his attention. He takes the time to listen and conscientiously applies science-based treatments to enhance your body’s own healing potential.
Subluxation is a term you’ll frequently hear in our office. Spinal subluxation is the medical term for spinal misalignment. This misalignment can happen when you fall, bend over to lift a heavy box or have a car accident. It can also happen to a mother and her newborn child during labor. If you can think of a way you can move, we can think of a possible subluxation.
Subluxations do more than make your back or neck sore. They cause widespread malfunction throughout the body. This is because a misaligned spine can put pressure on nerves that interfere with healthy nerve and brain function. As a result, the signals that govern your body and mind are incomplete, missing, or inappropriate for the situation.
Benefits of Family Chiropractic Care
When subluxations are corrected, and the nervous system can freely communicate, nerve function is enhanced. Every member of your family can have a body that performs at its best from the very beginning.
Pregnancy is a roller coaster ride of physical, mental, and emotional changes. Shifts in your pelvis, posture, and priorities can throw you off balance. Your body is working hard to provide a healthy womb environment for your preborn child.
Family chiropractic care can help relieve the achy back and legs that so many pregnant women experience. Our team can also help boost your body’s resources through a comprehensive nutrition, activity, and family chiropractic adjustment program.
Routine appointments with our family chiropractor can benefit your entire family after your baby is born. As a new parent, you might be stuck in a state of sleep-deprivation-fueled survival mode. If you have other children, caring for everyone might be even more challenging.
Our family chiropractor has experience coordinating care with pediatricians, therapists, and other specialists. Family chiropractic care can be a valuable part of your healthcare team to treat common infant conditions such as:
- Ear aches
- Feeding issues
If you have other children or as your baby grows, they can continue to enjoy the benefits of a comprehensive approach to wellness. Complete care from a family chiropractor can help ensure your child is ready to learn whether they’re in school or on the athletic field.
Teens and young adults frequently spend hours on smartphones and can quickly develop poor posture. Carrying increasingly heavy backpacks is another burden our teenager’s spines must bear. If your teenager is fortunate enough to play school sports, they can reap even more benefit from the activity when spinal subluxations are quickly treated.
You can also treat allergies, asthma, and behavioral health concerns through family chiropractic care. Vital Wellness Center takes a holistic approach to these systemic conditions and relies on parents to encourage prescribed exercise, dietary, and other lifestyle changes. This communicates that health is a family priority and teaches your child to take responsibility for their own health.
It is never too early or too late to take charge of your health. Our family chiropractor sees quite a few senior citizens at Vital Wellness Center. If you’re a senior citizen, Dr. Foss would be glad to help relieve your pain, increase your range of motion, and enhance your coordination.
Family chiropractic adjustments can help you live better with chronic health conditions. A 2019 research study demonstrated that Family chiropractic adjustment could help lower diastolic blood pressure. The diastolic blood pressure is the lower number of your blood pressure and measures the pressure inside your arteries when your heart is in the relaxation stage of pumping blood.
Visit Our Family Chiropractor
No matter what age or stage of life you’re in, family chiropractic care from our family chiropractor at Vital Wellness Center can provide natural, whole-body focused healthcare. If you’d like to learn more about our services, please send us an email or give us a call at (630) 365-9887. You can also book an appointment with our family chiropractor, Dr. Foss, via our Vital Wellness Center homepage. We look forward to serving you.
How Will You Feel After Your First Treatment?
Wondering how you’ll feel after your first few adjustments? Read on:
Some people report feeling great!
Research indicates that some patients receiving chiropractic adjustments may experience a mild side effect of some kind (Cagnie, Vinck, Beernaert & Cambier, 2004; Chaibi, Benth, Tuchin & Russell, 2017). Many patients feel the effects of an adjustment right away, while it may take a bit longer for others. Since everyone is unique, it’s impossible to make exact predictions about how your body will react to the first adjustments from Dr. Foss, so here are some common experiences reported by patients to help you prepare for the possibilities!
Some feel a little bit sore…
Other people report minor discomfort after their first adjustments, particularly in the areas of greatest subluxation. A 2017 study by Chaibi, Benth, Tuchin and Russell indicates that 11.3% of patients receiving chiropractic adjustments during the study experienced a mild, localized tenderness afterward. Muscle soreness is also a common experience and was noted by a study in which 13% of participants reported sore muscles after an adjustment (Meier, Evans, Hartvigsen, Shulz & Bronfort, 2015). The muscles around your spine have been pushing and pulling in the same directions for many years, which has maintained the misalignment of your vertebrae. Now those muscles are being asked to push and pull in the directions that maintain correct alignment, so it’s only natural to expect them to be a bit sore!
Regardless of the type of discomfort, it tends to be mild and usually occurs within 4 hours after an adjustment and resolves within 24 hours (Cagnie, 2004).
(Side note: the “muscle memory” that maintains incorrect vertebral alignment is why multiple adjustments are needed to correct the spine – the muscles need to be retrained!)
Don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Foss about any concerns!
Some people report not feeling much different.
Lastly, some people report not feeling any different after their first adjustments. Even though you may not notice any effects, rest assured that important changes are taking place! Chiropractic adjustments won’t always make you feel better instantly, but they’ll make you heal better instantly!