ChiroXchange supports a nervous system of more than 250 nationwide locations, whose varying services and technologies all converge with the end of healing bodies with holistic, drug-free techniques. The chiropractors believe that many of the body’s ailments, from sore backs and headaches to fatigue, are caused by blockages in the nervous system. To reverse these blockages, they nudge spinal discs back into place with gentle, strategic pressure, aligning nerves with the vertebra to free the flow of information and cat photos to and from the brain. The chiropractors at each location emphasize communication with their patients. They field questions, explain the purpose of every adjustment, and work with patients to design programs around their unique wellness goals.
New Health Centers consists of more than 300 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
At Health in Harmony Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Andrea Mursu practices what she preaches. She believes in the healing power of nutrition and staying active, and she demonstrated the results of her own good nutrition and physical fitness by completing the Las Vegas Half Marathon and the Chicago Marathon in 2009. She passionately shares her knowledge of natural wellness with her clients—many of whom are athletes—through nutrition advice and a full range of hands-on chiropractic treatments, such as massages and spinal adjustments.
• For $49, you get five chiropractic-adjustment sessions (a $150 value). • For $109, you get 10 chiropractic-adjustment sessions and one 30-minute deep-tissue massage (a $330 value). Dr. Bill Smith helms Smith Chiropractic with a devotion to accessible healthcare, quality patient services, and a tranquil, healing atmosphere. Nestled amid Asian-inspired bamboo décor, the lobby's water fountain produces tranquil music for visitors as they check in. Within a private therapy room, Dr. Bill listens to patients as they detail their treatment goals, then administers a chiropractic adjustment to assuage back aches, stiffness, and the spine's envy of stegosaurus spikes. The adjustment gently moves the spine beyond its normal range of motion, exercising the extremes of the back's natural movement abilities in a controlled manipulation. Groupon users opting for 10 spine-straightening sessions pair up with a licensed massage therapist for a 30-minute deep-tissue massage after one of their adjustments. Therapists employ dexterous fingers and disc-whispering skills to work stress, tension, and embedded footballs out of muscles.
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.
At Complete Chiropractic & Rehab, Dr. Nick Mendez, D.C., searches for the underlying causes of illness and alleviates spinal pain using traditional chiropractic techniques. He and his staff work to treat a wide range of disorders, ranging from allergies and asthma to sciatica, pinched nerves, and lower-back pain.