Welcome to Essential Wellness and Pain Center

Your Palos Hills Integrated Medical Office


Essential Wellness and Pain Center is situated in the Palos Hills  providing state of the art medical and active therapy services to the community. Dr. Rory McKenna DC, Alicia Belcher FNP, and their team are committed to offering active rehab, massage, chiropractic and regenerative care that focuses on whole person wellness. With this goal in mind, our Palos Hills staff aims to prevent illness and help restore mobility.

Essential Wellness and Pain Center Led By Dr. Rory McKenna & Alicia Belcher, FNP

Services at Essential Wellness and Pain Center in Palos Hills

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Injuries often lead to range of motion or loss of function. Our rehabilitation program includes chiropractic, massage and physical therapy to restore correct range of motion and function

Trigger Point Injection

A trigger point injection is a tight knot or band of muscles that form when a muscle is not able to relax.  They can be very painful.  An injection into the trigger point can help the muscle relax and relieve the pain.

Knee & Shoulder Injections

A joint injection is a minimally invasive procedure where a needle is placed into a joint with the assistance of guided ultrasound.  Hyaluronic injection are chemically similar to you natural joint fluid.  The different gels we use are either Durolane or Gelsyn.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which acts like a lubricant and shock absorber in the synovial fluid.  HA reduces joint pain for up to 6 months, and improves physical activity and quality of life of OA osteoarthritis in as early as 2 weeks.

Massage Therapy 

  • reduction of muscle tension and stiffness
  • relief of muscle spasms
  • greater flexibility and range of motion
  • increase of  of the ease and efficiency of movement
  • relief of stress and aide of relaxation
  • promotion of deeper and easier breathing
  • improvement of the circulation of blood and movement of lymph
  • relief of tension-related conditions, such as headaches and eyestrain
  • promotion of faster healing of soft tissue injuries, such as pulled muscles and sprained ligaments, and reduction in pain and swelling related to such injuries
  • reduction in  in the formation of excessive scar tissue following soft tissue injuries
  • enhancement in  the health and nourishment of skin
  • improvement in posture  through changing tension patterns that affect posture

Chiropractic Care

Our chiropractor in Palos Hills is committed to whole health emphasized by the chiropractic lifestyle. His patients can optimize wellness with a range of services that include regular chiropractic care, physical therapy, lower back pain relief, sport injury treatment, massage and rehabilitation.

Back pain in Palos Hills can be a result of many factors. Dr. McKenna and his chiropractic staff will determine the underlying cause of your pain. Our Palos Hill chiropractor focuses on conditions such as back pain, automobile accident injuries, sciatica, headaches, and sports injuries. He also screens for and treats scoliosis and treats headaches at their source.

Motor Vehicle Accidents & Whiplash

Have you recently experienced whiplash as a result of an automobile accident? Dr. McKenna would like to see you just following your accident to get you fast relief/care before pain and the effects of injury have an opportunity to set into your soft tissues and vertebrae. Movement beyond normal range of motion can disrupt how the physiology communicates and also result in tears.

Another essential reason to contact our Palos Hills chiropractor immediately following your car accident is to ensure your health insurance company will cover you for treatment. It is much easier and efficient to document and attribute your injury to your accident if it is reported and treated immediately following the incident.

You may have been seen by another doctor following your accident. It is our goal to provide non-surgical treatment to realign your spine. We may also help you avoid strong medication.

Sports Injuries

Common sports injuries include tennis and golfer's elbow, knee issues and neck pain. Sport injury treatment that includes chiropractic adjustments, massage and physical therapy can all be provided to help you heal.

Take charge of your total health with our caring staff now by calling us at (708) 233-0022 for an appointment.

Rory McKenna
Palos Hills Chiropractor | Essential Wellness and PainCenter | (708) 233-0022

7231 West 103rd St
Palos Hills, IL 60465


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9:00 am-11:30 am

3:00 pm-6:00 pm


9:00 am-11:30 am

3:00 pm-6:00 pm







Meet the Chiropractor

  • Dr.
    Rory McKenna
    Dr. Rory McKenna is a highly skilled and educated chiropractor serving patients at Essential Chiropractic and Health Center in Palos Hills. Dr. McKenna earned his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotions from the University of Iowa. 

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