Showing posts from February, 2019

Bones of the Spine

The spine is where nerves from the rest of the body converge and it is highly complex. At Cleary Family Chiropractic in Woodstock, we make minimally invasive adjustments to the spinal column that can relieve musculoskeletal pain and functional problems, but we also believe a patient’s mindset is a core component of their health. To get our patients more comfortable with chiropractic care, we thought it would be good for them to become more familiar with the spine’s anatomy.
Our backbones are actually made up of dozens of different bones called vertebrae. Most of them can move somewhat independently. They enclose the spinal cord, which is the bundle of nerves stretching from the brain to the pelvis, are separated from each other by spongy discs in front, and are joined together by facet joints in back. The first seven vertebrae, starting from the top, are the cervical vertebrae, or neck bones. The topmost one is called the “atlas” and moves the head up and down, while the second one, th…

Chiropractic Care for Athletes

For years, sports injuries have been treated with the use of painkillers and surgery. When athletes are given painkillers for injuries they are putting a band-aid on the issue instead of fixing it. While surgery is necessary in certain cases, it isn’t always the best option and can actually lead to re-injury. Painkillers can be addictive, which is why Dr. Matthew Cleary encourages athletes to seek chiropractic care for injuries and injury prevention.
At Cleary Family Chiropractic, we use all natural methods of spinal manipulation and physical therapy techniques to treat injuries. The benefit of chiropractic care versus medical care is we treat the entire body for injuries rather than just targeting one specific area. Your body works together to function and everything is aligned as one, which is why it is important to treat the entire body.
Our chiropractic methods are also preventive. Our focus is to help keep you in the game and off of the sidelines with an injury.  If you are feeling…

New Patient Information

At Cleary Family Chiropractic, we treat injuries using spinal manipulation and different therapeutic treatments.  But before we can treat your injuries, we need to know more about you.
During your first visit with us, you will need to fill out some paperwork with information about your medical history, the medication you are taking, and your insurance. The insurances we accept here include Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, United Healthcare, Cigna, Medicare, and any insurance from auto accidents that are covering your care.
During your consultation, we will discuss your injury and then take x-rays so we can get figure out where any compressions are occurring. Once one of our doctors diagnoses your pain, we will discuss your treatment options and schedule appointments.
Our office is open every day but Wednesday and Sunday. We encourage anybody who is dealing with pain to seek chiropractic care for an all natural approach to recovery.
To learn more about all the services provided at our practi…