Top Rated Chiropractors in Arlington Heights

If you’ve never seen a chiropractor before, you’re in for a pleasant surprisewhen you visit Sleigh Family Chiropractic in Arlington Heights. Tens of millions of Americans, as well as people all around the globe, use this natural, noninvasive approach to pain relief.

This will give you an overview of what we do and explain how our therapy can help you.

A Brief History

Spinal manipulation, the mainstay of the chiropractic field, has been around for a while. There is evidence that it was widely practiced in civilizations around the world, such as Greece, Egypt, Japan and India, as early as 400 B.C. It officially became a profession in 1895 when Daniel David Palmer performed the “first” spinal adjustment and went on to establish a chiropractic college.

After earning undergraduate degrees, future chiropractors are educated in four-year doctoral graduate programs. They must pass four national board exams to be state licensed.

The best chiropractors are lifelong learners. Drs. Quintin and Katie Sleigh are leading chiropractors in Arlington Heights who stay current on the latest advances, methods and technologies to expand their skill set and elevate their practice. They continually broaden their knowledge by attending seminars, webinars and courses online.

Reasons to See our Chiropractors in Arlington Heights

The most common reason to see us is for pain relief. That might be back pain, neck pain, headaches, or pain in your arms or legs.

Acute pain is pain that comes on suddenly. It might flare up after moving furniture, falling off a bike or getting tackled in football. You can even hurt yourself by sitting for long periods without adequate back support. If left untreated, acute pain usually lasts for several weeks.

We also treat chronic pain caused by spinal diseases, like scoliosis, arthritis or serious injury. A traumatic car accident is one example. Chronic pain can last for a few months or many years.

The number of office visits required depends on the severity of the injury or damage.

Dr. Katie Sleigh, chiropractor Arlington Heights, adjusting an infant. Chiropractic Tools of the Trade

The goal of chiropractic care is to maintain proper alignment and balance in the musculoskeletal system. Alignment plays a significant role in your body’s ability to heal itself without surgery or drugs. This is also preventative treatment. Many patients see us regularly whether they’re experiencing pain or not.

Our chief focus is on the spine and nervous system. Depending on your diagnosis, we address issues in the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, cartilage and tendons.

The chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, on a specific joint, at a specific angle to restore alignment and motion of the spinal joints.  In the most basic adjustment, a quick but strong manual force is applied to a joint between two vertebrae. However, because every patient is different, there are around 300 adjustment techniques in use around the world.  Drs. Quintin and Katie tailor their adjustment techniques to each patient. Most patients say, “Wow, that was it?!?” after their first adjustment.

We either use our hands or a special hand-held Activator that delivers a gentle impulse. We also have specially designed equipment such as a drop table. The goal, again, is to align the spine, restore function to the spine and nervous system, prevent future injury, relieve pain, and improve the range and quality of movement.

We frequently mix up methods to achieve optimal results. We might also incorporate therapies like electric muscle stimulation, intersegmental traction, therapeutic exercises and stretching, hot or cold treatment and low level laser therapy.

Personalized Care

Chiropractic care is a holistic, patient-centered, personalized discipline. At Sleigh Family Chiropractic in Arlington Heights, Drs. Quintin and Katie treat their patient’s body as a whole system rather than a sum of its individual parts.

For that reason, the doctors at Sleigh Family Chiropractic will collect a lot of information about your medical history; ongoing medical issues; medications; and past injuries, surgeries or traumas. You’ll be asked about your diet, sleep habits, exercise regimen and even your lifestyle.

All this information helps your doctor form a diagnosis, design a treatment plan and monitor progress going forward. Your therapy will probably be tweaked from time to time for even better results.

Our doctors collaborate with other providers who are also caring for our patients. They refer patients to other caregivers if they encounter problems outside the scope of their expertise.

Patient Education

Educating patients about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle is the heart of our practice. Healthy living goes far beyond treating aches and pains as they arise.

You can expect sound advice on nutrition, exercise, self-care at home, ergonomic furniture for better back support, and health habits that improve your lifestyle. We can help you improve your posture and gait to maintain better alignment.

You’ll also be educated on the numerous benefits of chiropractic care. Before you know it, you’ll be recommending us to friends and family members.

Family Friendliness

Sleigh Family Chiropractic is everything the name implies.

We started caring for many of our patients — along with their pregnant moms — while they were still in the womb. We’ve watched them grow from toddlers into teens. It’s not unusual for us to treat entire families or multiple generations within the same family.

We find that couples and families who stay healthy together experience the best results in our office.  Having the support of your health from those closest to you makes a huge difference. We’ve certainly found it true in our own lives. If you searched “family chiropractor in Arlington Heights” or “family chiropractor near me,” it’s not surprising that you found us. Family care is one of our specialties.

That’s not to say that we don’t value our single patients. We have plenty of those too.

Whether you’re in pain now or simply curious about conservative, holistic care, reach out to us. Calling our office could be the first step to better health and quality of life. We’re proud to serve the areas of  Arlington Heights Mt Prospect, Palatine, Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, and Prospect Heights.

CALL or TEXT to schedule your appointment or FREE consultation today: (847) 788-0880.

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