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.
Headed by Dr. Stein, Bodies in Balance brings a multi-disciplinary approach to pain treatment and overall health. Laboratory testing reveals potential allergies or missing nutrients, while orthotics and chiropractic adjustments counter and correct imbalances in the spine. Doctors also energize muscles with low-level lasers or electronic stimulation, or employ ultrasonic waves to stimulate fluid movement in the tissue. Dr. Stein and his team use these services to treat the pain that results from repetitive use, workplace accidents, or tickle fights with tractors.
At Back in Line Chiropractic, licensed massage therapists Stephanie, Vanina, and Mary guide guests onto a warm surface before trumping muscle aches and sore tissue with a blended brew of Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point massage techniques. The therapists consult with patients and assess their muscles to pepper targeted kneads around problem areas, helping evict pain, rouse circulation, and dispose of porcupine-filled backpacks.
Doctors of Chiropractic Lee Echelbarger and and Kevin Beiber focus on unearthing the causes of achy muscles and perform nontwisting adjustments to relieve the pain and impaired nerve function from joint misalignment. Using experience earned at the Palmer College of Chiropractic as well as specialized training and x-ray vision, Dr. Echelbarger seeks out and alleviates discomfort in the arms and legs caused by such conditions as carpal-tunnel syndrome and plantar fasciitis. Dr. Echelbarger also coddles musclescapes with neurological massage, which measures the electrical pulses traveling from the brain to the muscles to determine what muscles need to be soothed for maximum relief.
The doctors of chiropractic at Chiro One Wellness Centers put patients at the core of their efforts. Though the centers are spread the country, with locations in Illinois, Kentucky and Texas, the company's mission remains to help patients and their surrounding communities reach their maximum potential through a combination of customized chiropractic treatment plans and education. This approach doesn't just assuage painful symptoms—it's also designed to uncover the root causes of ailments such as whiplash, insomnia, headaches, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and more.
In their efforts to improve communication in the central nervous system by addressing nerve interference, chiropractors provide spinal adjustments and supplemental treatments such as cervical traction, therapeutic exercise and balance-strengthening wobble boards. Their practice extends far beyond the wellness centers, however: community-outreach efforts take them to health fairs, offsite spinal screenings, and complimentary workshops on a range of wellness topics. They also devote themselves to nonprofit work with several organizations, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. At the Chiros Care Free Wellness Center, they examine and treat Chicago's homeless and HIV-positive population, fueled by their belief that everyone should have access to expert preventive care.
For three decades, LCD Spinal Care has offered patients of all ages comprehensive chiropractic care. Led by Dr. Edgar Ruble, the staff uses classic chiropractic techniques alongside more advanced equipment to move clients toward a less tired, more robust state. Traction massage and nonsurgical decompression work to relieve problems rooted in the back, spine, or neck. On the more technical end of the spectrum, auriculotherapy, a treatment that stimulates the ear with a laser, can help patients conquer burdensome tobacco addictions or a disbelief in laser pointers.
Through his high-school and collegiate sporting ventures, Dr. Jack grew inspired to become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. Today, he helps those suffering from sports-related injuries, as well as those injured in car accidents or daily activity. By administering adjustments as well as massage therapy, he alleviates pain springing from injured discs, joints, and nerves while also relaxing tight muscles to eliminate spasms and improve day-to-day functioning.