Our chiropractors at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) in Zion, Illinois, embody the CTCA® whole-patient care philosophy. They work closely with patients experiencing treatment-related side effects and discuss chiropractic care techniques that may help relieve pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles. At our hospital near Chicago, the chiropractic care team works with patients to help combat these other symptoms and recommend tailored chiropractic care plans designed to keep patients comfortable and strong during and after treatment.
Chiropractic care is a health care field that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. This hands-on, drug-free approach may help alleviate pain and stiffness, while helping patients manage treatment-related side effects. Patients may experience various side effects from chemotherapy drugs, such as nausea, headaches, fatigue and neuropathy. Cancer patients undergoing surgery may experience pain in the connective tissues and joints after a procedure. Chiropractic care may be integrated into your cancer treatment plan at our Chicago-area hospital as a supportive care therapy, designed to reduce discomfort and help keep you strong while you undergo conventional treatments.
At Midwestern, chiropractors like Brent Paxton, MD, offer chiropractic care to support patients during cancer treatment. Dr. Paxton educates patients about their musculoskeletal health and encourages them to ask questions. To avoid further strain on their muscles, bones and joints, he may suggest ways to make positive changes in their lifestyle habits. At our Illinois hospital, located between Chicago and Milwaukee, patients receive conventional and supportive care treatments in one location, to help us better deliver a coordinated care experience.