Board-certified chiropractic physician Dr. Naveed Elahi takes a multidisciplinary approach to pain relief, disease prevention, and whole-body health at Health First Chiropractic Wellness Center. The practice specializes in chiropractic medicine, a science that aims to alleviate such common conditions as headaches and neck pain without the use of drugs, surgery, or noogies. In cases where traditional chiropractic medicine does not apply, the doctor rounds out the treatment menu with acupuncture and clinical massage therapy, two ancient modalities that can reduce anxiety and improve sleep. Furthermore, personal training and nutrition counseling help patients ward off the specter of disease in a more reliable manner than hanging garlic cloves on their treadmills.
Doctor of Chiropractic Leo Potetti takes time with his patients. His goal of not only treating pain, but also educating each patient, means that he devotes part of each initial appointment to getting to know visitors and their aches. His thorough examinations can uncover concerns ranging from herniated discs to tennis elbow and pinched nerves, and he often makes a diagnosis and immediately begins treatment during that first visit. Seeking to correct bad habits and prevent further discomfort, Dr. Potetti instructs which activities, positions, and dance routines to refrain from, and suggests exercises designed to alleviate conditions.
Jason Romano participated in Arnold Schwarzenegger's bodybuilding championships—not as a competitor, but as a physician. This doctor of chiropractic has also cracked backs belonging to both college and professional athletes. His career started out 20 years ago at Palmer College of Chiropractic, and he continues to practice at Lake County Family Chiropractic. He exercises six or seven times a week and visits a fellow chiropractor on a regular basis to make sure his own vertebrae haven't moved without leaving a forwarding address.
Before Teresa Zeigler even grabs hold of a pair of scissors or mixes up a bowl of hair dye, she first takes the time to evaluate her clients' hair to determine the most beneficial styles and colors. She works from inside Essence VIP, an ethnic salon that specializes in black haircare. She also straightens manes with a variety of products, including Global Keratin Juvexin, and slathers scalp-wellness formulas onto heads to help alleviate the symptoms of alopecia, dandruff, and eczema.
Licensed doctors Tim Erickson, Lori Portnoy, and Eric Eickhorst eschew needle-based acupuncture, instead easing myriad ailments with gentle electrical stimulation, fingertip pressure, and metallic balls. After a consultation to determine the appropriate treatment itinerary, patients receive full spine x-rays and an exam. Next, a brief relief treatment stretches spines to help reduce muscle spasms and aches while preparing patients for International Crabwalk to Work Day. The acupuncture treatment usually lasts fewer than two minutes and helps to attack causes of corporeal discomfort, such as ulcers, abnormal blood pressure, and headaches.
At N.E.W. Chiropractic, Dr. James R. Stegner knows about pain. When he was in school, a trampoline accident gave him a herniated disc in his lower back and sidelined his wrestling and gymnastics pursuits. But the accident had a secondary effect, too: it introduced him to the healing involved in noninvasive chiropractic techniques.
Dr. Stegner has been performing his drug-free techniques for more than 11 years now, helping clients overcome pain and ailments of all kinds. Also skilled in acupuncture, he often combines his chiropractic adjustments with acupuncture treatments as a way to maximize the body's ability to heal. Whereas spinal adjustments take pressure off pinched nerves, acupuncture needles free up energy pathways and encourage overall wellness. When used together, these methods have been shown to correct a range of conditions, from headaches and back pain to digestive issues and trouble sleeping.