Find Your Relief With

Avail Chiropractic

Dr. Matt J. Cichowicz

We’re proud to be a 5-star business

Located in Palos Hills, IL

Get answers, results and peace of mind

WE HELP YOU ACTUALLY SOLVE YOUR

BACK AND NECK PAINS

At Avail Chiropractic we aim to treat various neuromusculoskeletal conditions without the need for medications or surgery. We don’t just provide a temporary fix. We find and fix the root of the problem.

Wellness care options are also available and affordable. We want our community feeling at their best. 

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SEE ACTUAL RESULTS

Real Work. Real Results.

Our mission is to improve quality of life through routine and affordable chiropractic care.

Understand the problem

Learn what your pain is, what it isn’t, and why it hurts.

take control

You have the power to change your pain; we’ll help guide you.

get your lifestyle back

You’ll be armed with the tools to enjoy long-term success.

Are you frustrated with muscle, joint or nerve pain? 

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Are you avoiding enjoyable activities?

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Do you struggle with typical day-to-day tasks?

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Would you like to avoid opioids and surgery?

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Experienced lackluster results with previous treatments?

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Is it time to get answers, not opinions?

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Are you concerned there may not be a solution?

WHY CHOOSE AVAIL CHIROPRACTIC?

It’s time to get answers, not opinions. About 85% of muscle, joint, or nerve pain can be quickly resolved with simple movement and treatment strategies, regardless of your previous diagnosis.

Your Avail Chiropractor offers the best strategies with lasting results because we take the time to understand you, your problem, and how your pain behaves. Your treatment plan is custom-fit to your personal needs to correct the problem and learn how to keep it that way without unnecessary weekly treatments.

Let us help guide you toward a solution!

McKenzie Method (MDT)

Without a full range of motion and proper use of joints, our backs, necks and joints become stiff and less mobile, leading to pain, greater loss of movement and dysfunction. The McKenzie method is a standardized assessment tool, defining and classifying movement problems and recommending appropriate treatment.

MDT helps to treat conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, herniated discs, radiating leg pain, arm pain/numbness, and sciatica. MDT is also effective at classifying and treating joints of the extremities such as elbows, wrists, knees, ankles, and even the TMJ (jaw).

One of the key components in this method is patient education. This method utilizes education to train the patient on proper posture and ergonomics and provides the patient with exercises to treat their own pain. It is directed toward patient self-treatment methods, therefore making the patient less reliant on the doctor for relief of their symptoms.

Chiropractic Adjustment

Chiropractic adjustments are used to induce movement to tight and restricted joints in both the spine and the extremities.

Joints often become restricted due to postural habits, improper biomechanics and as a response to injury. Ultimately, certain joints become stiff when we don’t move them. A restricted joint causes nearby joints to have to move more to make up for what the restricted one cannot do. Excessive motion leads to hastened wear and tear of joints. Therefore, restoring movement and function in all joints is preventative for future muscle on joint problems.

Yes, we’re chiropractors, but chiropractic adjustments are not an absolute necessity! Chiropractic is a profession, not a treatment.

For those individuals preferring not to be adjusted, we use gentle mobilization (does not provide the audible cracking/popping sound) to a specific region to help restore movement and function. Mobilizations are targeted and specific based on a thorough biomechanical movement assessment.

A chiropractic adjustment will make your body feel amazing. Other terminology for chiropractic adjustments are as follows: chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation. The adjustment refers to the manipulation of the vertebrae that has abnormal movements and are not functioning properly. A chiropractic adjustment will assist in alleviating these issues.

Functional Performance Rehab

Functional Performance Rehab consists of a variety of corrective and performance exercises with the goal of improving your movement, function, and performance. Exercises are custom-tailored based upon the findings of your movement screen.

Once movement dysfunction(s) have been identified from our thorough evaluation and movement assessment, a custom-tailored corrective and performance exercise program will be implemented with the goal of returning the patient/client to their regular activities of daily living while maintaining a pain-free state.

When a particular muscle is not doing its job correctly (inhibition), other structures have to pick up the slack causing them to become over-stressed. This is called altered motor control and can be due to many factors including frequent sitting, sedentary lifestyle, poor postural habits, and previous injury. This causes undue tension in the aforementioned over-stressed muscles, ultimately leading to pain and injury. Corrective exercises are designed to curb altered motor control by stimulating the inhibited muscle(s) in functional patterns which translates to more efficient movement in sport and everyday activities; thus, increasing performance while decreasing the risk for injury.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is an advanced manual technique where the therapist is able to effectively address myofacial or soft tissue dysfunctions (i.e. tight, stringy muscles) with the assistance of a contoured instrument.

The instruments give clinicians a mechanical advantage by reducing stress on the hands, magnifying abnormalities (e.g. restrictions, scars, adhesions), and focusing forces through a small area with less friction than using the thumb or fingers.

The goal of treatment is to stimulate an inflammatory healing response – increasing blood flow and stimulating collagen production promotes adequate remodeling and healing of soft tissue structures. Ultimately, reducing overall treatment time and allowing faster recovery.

Integrative Dry Needling (IDN)

Dry Needling is a technique used by practitioners to treat muscular pain and movement dysfunction. The technique uses a “dry” needle — a very thin filament without medication or injection — inserted through the skin and into the targeted muscle(s). Typically, the needle is inserted into an area of soft tissue dysfunction called a, “trigger point.” Thus, dry needling is often referred to as trigger point dry needling and intramuscular manual therapy.

A trigger point is a taut band of skeletal muscle tissue within a muscle. Trigger points are often identified by touch, sensitive to the touch, and cause pain in other parts of the body, i.e., pain referral.

Dry needling is not acupuncture. Acupuncture, like dry needling, is a practice associated with inserting needles into the body; however, it’s based on Chinese medicine. Dry needling is based on modern Western medicine principles and administered primarily as a musculoskeletal therapy supported by research.

Dry needling is used most effectively as an adjunct therapy to a treatment and rehabilitation plan, not a standalone therapy.

Dr. Matt Cichowicz administers the Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) approach based on a thorough assessment and Physician supervision.

AVAIL CHIROPRACTIC

SERVING THE SOUTHWEST SUBURBS OF CHICAGO

Our office is conveniently located in Palos Hills, IL. We specialize in the treatment of neck pain and low back pain. We can’t wait to see you at Avail Chiropractic!

Avail Chiropractic serves a variety of communities in the western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago, including Argo, Bellwood, Chicago/Bedford Park, Berwyn, Bridgeview, Broadview, Brookfield, Burbank, Burr Ridge, Cicero, Clarendon Hills, Countryside, Darien, Hickory Hills, Hinsdale, Hodgkins, Indian Head Park, Justice, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lyons, Maywood, McCook, North Riverside, Oak Brook, Oak Park, River Forest, Riverside, Stickney, Summit, Westchester, Western Springs, Westmont, Willow Springs, Willowbrook, and the Chicago Midway neighborhood.

High Quality Service That’s Recognized

We’re proud to be a 5-star business

Contact us

The best way to reach us is to simply call. You may also follow the button below to fill out a contact form and the doctor will give you a call back within 24 hours.

Our Location

10661 S Roberts Rd Suite #103
Palos Hills, IL 60465

Tel: (708) 671-8833