At Crawford Chiropractic, 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 Champaign chiropractic office, but please call us at (217) 398-2225 if you have any questions!
In an era when more and more chiropractors are utilizing "state of the art" gadgets to perform chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Brian Crawford primarily utilizes manual adjusting and drop-table techniques. The very techniques taught to him at the esteemed Palmer College of Chiropractic. Techniques that have been effective for over a hundred years and remain effective today. Dr. Brian Crawford has years of training, expertise, and experience in providing the highly effective Palmer Method in helping patients get relief from back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine.
It is Dr. Crawford's opinion that the "missing ingredient" from most treatment protocols for musculoskeletal ailments is proper corrective exercises. Many types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissue that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. The continual accumulation of these small injuries, which we call microtraumas, is often the cause of chronic pain that responds well to chiropractic manipulation only to have the pain return again and again. At Crawford Chiropractic, we focus on the basics of proper "core" conditioning and muscle control through targeted corrective exercises and stretches to not only help you get out of pain but also to stay out of pain.
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.
Nutritional Counseling and Weight Loss
What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? Well, did you know that the very foods you eat can create a pro-inflammatory state within your body? 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 healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by Dr. Crawford can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. This is especially important for chronic pain patients when every little bit of help in reducing inflammation can make the difference between misery and tolerable. And if weight loss is something you desire, Dr. Crawford's Revitalize Weight Loss Program can help you achieve your goals. Dr. Crawford has helped hundreds of clients lose thousands of pounds as an Ideal Protein Authorized Clinic.
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 that actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our chiropractic office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is complementary to their chiropractic care. Each massage therapy plan 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, and aide in a patient's recovery. Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system!