• Chiropractic Services

    Getting your back into alignment

  • Chiropractic care has proven to be effective in the treatment of many common ailments includingheadaches, low back pain, middle and upper back pain, neck pain, shoulder and arm pain, sciatic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, whiplash, dizziness, joint stiffness, muscle spasms, numbness and tingling, tension, joint injury, arthritic pain and many other common health issues.

    United Hospital System offers chiropractic care to patients seeking alternative treatments for back pain caused by accidents, sports injuries and muscle strains. Chiropractic care also can be effective in treating neck pain, arthritic pain, shoulder and arm pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatic pain and muscle spasms.

    Chiropractors use spinal manipulation and other non-invasive tools to adjust spinal alignment to help healing without surgery or medication. In general, our chiropractic care aims to:

    • Improve health
    • Reduce pain
    • Restore mobility
    • Improve muscle and joint function
    • Relieve tension

    Here are some of the tools and treatments we use:

    Surface Electromyography 
    Surface electromyography is a non-invasive examination tool that detects, records and interprets electric activity in groups of resting and active muscles. Electrodes are placed on the skin surface over the muscle that is being tested, and the electrodes read the electrical activity of the muscle. The device, also known as an EMG, helps chiropractors determine whether muscles along the spine are over- or under-used.


    Mechanical Intersegmental Traction 
    Intersegmental traction (IST) is a way of inducing passive motion into the spine, to stretch spinal joints and increase mobility. Traction is any applied mechanical force that is used to achieve motion. During the procedure, the patient lies face up on a special table equipped with rollers beneath its surface. The rollers slowly travel the length of the patient’s spine.

    Dry Hydrotherapy

    Dry hydrotherapy systems are mechanized tables or chairs filled with heated water. Within the water envelope, water jets move across the patient’s neck, shoulders and upper and lower back. Dry hydrotherapy combines the benefits of massage, heat and whirlpool without getting the patient wet. The treatment provides a hygienic and comfortable experience.

    John C. Murphy, D.C., is in charge of chiropractic care at United Hospital System. 

    Visit Chiropractic Services at:

    Kenosha Medical Center Clinic
    6308 Eighth Avenue
    Kenosha, WI 53143
    (262) 697-7463