Ryan Winslow, Chiropractor

Ryan Winslow

Chiropractor

1390 N Green Bay Road Suite B Waukegan IL, 60085

About

Dr. Ryan Winslow is a Chiropractor practicing in Waukegan, IL. Dr. Winslow specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system, while improving each patients functionality and quality of life. Conditions treated include sciatica, neck pain, and arthritis pain, among many others. Dr. Winslow seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.

Education and Training

Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport DC 2016

Provider Details

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Ryan Winslow's Expert Contributions
  • Does scoliosis correct itself?

    Unfortunately, scoliosis is a progressive condition that does not naturally correct itself. The most common form of scoliosis is adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), which can be managed conservatively if the curvature is relatively mild. There are several conservative management techniques within chiropractic and physical therapy that are worth looking into: Chiropractic therapy has two major techniques known as "Chiropractic BioPhysics" (or CBP) and "CLEAR Institute." These techniques do not focus on manipulation or "cracking" the joints, but instead, focus on sustained stretching known as traction to force the spine back into alignment. The goal here is to stop the curvature from progressing. Specific physical therapy techniques include the "Schroth method" and "SEAS." Physical therapy treatment focuses on strengthening the muscles of the spine to support itself better. Bracing is another common question that my patients ask about. The traditional "Boston Brace" has been demonstrated to be ineffective in correcting or halting progression. An orthopedic surgeon will generally only be familiar with a Boston brace, so don't be surprised if they do not recommend bracing. There are, however, better and more modern braces on the market. The best brace that I have found is called the "ScoliBrace." The Scolibrace forces the spine into the reverse position as the scoliosis and holds it there, which can actually provide a mild to moderate degree of correction. Lastly, the best time to begin treatment for scoliosis is when your child is young. Starting treatment while your daughter is 12-15 is much more effective than when they are older. If you can stabilize the curvature through her growth spurts, she will be much less likely to require further more invasive treatments. READ MORE

  • How can I correct the hunch in my back?

    Yes, excessive spinal curvature of your upper back is called a hyperkyphosis. Studies demonstrate that although chiropractic adjustments alone do not reduce this, extension based traction (mechanical stretching) may be able to reduce your excessive curvature over time. The particular technique publishing studies demonstrating correction is called Chiropractic BioPhysics or CBP. You can find a CBP certified chiropractor at https://idealspine.com/directory/. READ MORE

  • Do chiropractic adjustments help with chronic lower back pain?

    Absolutely! Adjustments help with chronic lower back pain, but they are usually just one part of a therapeutic program which typically includes simple stretches and exercises. Additionally, certain types of low back pain due to disc injuries may benefit from spinal decompression traction, which many chiropractors (including our office) offer. READ MORE

  • What is electrical stimulation?

    Electrical stimulation is a term for several different varieties of therapies which stimulate tight muscles, overactive nerves, or both. The goal of electrical stimulation is to reduce pain and relax tight muscles, and it typically works well although the results may be short-lived. Many chiropractors will prescribe at-home models which can be very helpful for managing chronic pain and muscle tightness. The therapy itself is very simple and comfortable. There are few risks associated with it, and most of them involve interactions with surgical hardware so be sure to inform your chiropractor if you have any. Good luck! READ MORE

  • I have neck pain that only occurs when I lie down. What could be the reason?

    This may be an issue related to posture. Laying flat removes the curvature from your midback, and brings you head back. If you have too much curvature in your mid-back and forward head posture, then laying flat may stress your neck and cause pain. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Disc DecompressionSpinal RehabilitationPosture CorrectionNeck PainBack PainHeadaches

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Clinical DirectoryStraight Up Spine and Posture2017 - 2018

Awards

  • Research Honors2016Palmer
  • Advanced Certification2017Chiropractic BioPhysics

Professional Memberships

  • Illinois Chiropractic Society

Accepted Insurance

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Ryan Winslow's Practice location

1390 N Green Bay Road Suite B -
Waukegan, IL 60085
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