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Rory McKenna











  • "Dr McKenna and his NP, Alicia, just ended years of pain in my left shoulder. Today! It took 10 minutes. Years of wear and tear left me with no cartilage. Putting on a coat was painful. Lifting the lightest weight above shoulder height was impossible. One hyaluronic injection was the answer. Within in one hour my 72 year Old shoulder was 18 again. I'm going right back for my right shoulder injection. Thank you everyone at Essential Chiropractic."
    John H.
  • "Great place, great people and it really works I start going there 4 months ago and I wasn’t able to walk freely from my back pain but now its a lot different and more comfortable. Thanks to this please."
    NICK ABEDRABBO
  • "Great Staff! Very accommodating to my schedule. I walked in 2 years ago with nagging back discomfort and headaches. Walked out that day feeling better and felt 100% better in a few short weeks. I now go weekly to maintain good health and comfort. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. McKenna and staff."
    Ken Hanik
  • "This place is AMAZING! I have been struggling with upper back problems for years, and for the months I’ve been here, the amount of progress is amazing. My upper back pain is almost completely gone, and I don’t have as much trouble anymore doing some things. I would 100% recommend this place!"
    Person
  • "Dr McKeena and his crew are amazing people to work with. Excellent treatment, very helpful, informational and super friendly . My family members and I have been coming for treatment or have been treated at Dr. McKeena’s office for the past few years now and we are very happy with the results. I would highly recommend Essential Chiropractic to anyone who is looking for outstanding chiropractic care."
    Madzia J_Koala
  • "Dr McKenna and staff are amazing! Everyone there truly cares about their patients. Thank you!"
    Kate Friberg
  • "I've had TMJ for about four years now. I always felt uncomfortable socializing due to the constant popping of my jaw. However, after 4 months of chiropractic care my symptoms have improved significantly and I have regained confidence. Dr. McKenna and his team have been great, and have always worked towards achieving my end goal of zero discomfort in my jaw. I want to thank his incredible staff (Alicia, Melissa, and Riley) for going above and beyond in making me feel welcome in their office. They are great and very focused on providing the very best care for their patients."
    Elizabeth Arvizu
  • "Dr. McKenna is the best! I'm currently seeing him during my pregnancy with my back due to a herniated disc so I was completely shifted and crooked when I first came to see him. His adjustments have completely relieved my pain and is preparing me to be aligned to give birth. I love his physical therapy/stretching system before getting adjusted. His staff is also so delightful to work with! They also have a kids room which has been helpful when I need to bring my toddler with. I wouldn't switch to another chiropractor after how much he has taught me!"
    Monica Gacek
  • "I LOVE Dr McKenna and the entire staff. I genuinely feel like they are the sweetest people and I leave that place always feeling better than when I walked in, not only physically but emotionally. It’s hard not to leave smiling. I truly appreciate their customer service and kindness. I also appreciate the community they’ve created amongst the staff as well as the patients. I’d recommended them to ANYONE!"
    Aneika Rivers
  • "Great staff and Dr. McKenna always gets you fixed up. Big difference from a previous chiropractor i went to. Would strongly recommend Essential Wellness!"
    Paul Mancillas
  • "Staff is very informative and helpful. I recently received a Duralean injection in my left shoulder and within 3 days, I felt complete movement. Highly recommended!!"
    Daniel Grant
  • "Been a patient since 2018. DC McKenna and staff have been outstanding, and my cervical stenosis was alleviated. On 12/30/19, NP Alicia Belcher, administered a Duralean injection for my left knee. Amazingly, the knee began feeling better 3 days later."
    Glenn Kois
  • "I’ve been to a few other chiropractors before hearing about Dr McKenna and how great he was. Other chiropractors have never fully satisfied me in the way they do things or solving my lingering back problems that I’ve had for a long time. He doesn’t go through protocol as what other doctors have done he does what’s right for you and your problems. Every time I leave his office I feel like a new person! I’ve been coming to his office for a few years now for when my back flares up and for maintenance. HIGHLY recommend his services!"
    Chris Wetzel ProFittByChris
  • "Dr. McKenna and his staff are professional, friendly, and well-organized. I began treatment in Aug 2019 for LBP. I’ve improved remarkably! The combination of adjustments and trigger point injections (w Alicia) have significantly improved my mobility. I would definitely recommend Essential to family/friends."
    Jae Garrett
  • "The staff is all so friendly! I was skeptical at first, but my back has been so much better and I have only been going 2 weeks!"
    Ardizzone
  • "We are both regular patients and have never had better service or results. We can't say enough about the care we receive. We were both hurting when we started last year and feel great and will remain getting maintenance treatment. Highly recommend Dr. Rory and staff!"
    Cozzi
  • "Dr. McKenna is AMAZING! I've been a patient (albeit not as consistent as I should be due to my heavy travel schedule) and I saw him today for a nagging lower back issue that has vexed me for 15 years and recently flared up. After just my first adjustment today, I felt immediate relief and heading back tomorrow for another session to correct the misalignment causing my pain. I'm so grateful to have Dr. McKenna on my health team!"
    Stillman
  • "I was suffering from horrible back pain. I was told by my friend about this office. I called and was told I could come in right away. I was given amazing one on one time... from talking to x-rays to the adjustment. I left with almost no pain. That night I slept for the first time in days and the next day I woke up and got up with no pain. Dr. McKenna is WONDERFUL!!!
    He truly cares about his patients. I now have my 12 year old seeing him as well. My son suffers from headaches/migraines and sinus problems. Since he started going with me he has not gotten a headache and can breathe clearly again.
    The ladies at the front desk? I can't say enough... they make you feel so welcome and comfortable. They will even jump in and do stretches with you to keep you company. They care about everyone that walks in through the door.

    I love this place and will tell all my friends about it and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED it to everyone"
    Siemrzuch- Mniszak
  • "Definitely recommend! Dr. McKenna helped, guided and educated me on how to improve my back and body. The office staff is beyond amazing! They are always friendly and flexible. Very family friendly too. Even my daughter loves to come with me to my appointments to visit everyone."
    Lennon
  • "I have never gone to see a Chiropractor before, so I didn't know what to expect. But I'm glad I walked into this one. Prior to coming here, I have done almost everything there's in traditional medicine to cure my headaches, chest and back pains for years to no avail. But since I started seeing Dr. Rory I'm seeing improvement every day that goes by and I'm totally positive that by the time I finish with my treatment plan I would be where I wanna be, which is 100%. Need I mention the warm reception you get everyday when you walk in the door, in here there's never a bad day. Everything about the staff screams welcome, we're a family. On top of the warm reception is the occasional get togethers and seminars where the staff, patients and the community can mingle, dine, wine, dance, learn about healthy choices and make new friends. What more could you ask for. Dr. Rory, Melissa, Rieley, and Alicia you guys ROCK!!!"
    O. Ba
  • "I have been a patient of Dr. Rory McKenna for 3 years now. When I arrived, after falling down 9 steps in my home, I was not able to sit or stand very well. Within two weeks and 6 treatments, he had me functioning very well. The staff is always helpful and upbeat. It is wonderful to have people who really care about you."
    Lawson
  • "I've been a patient of Dr. McKenna's for a few years now, and cannot say enough good things about him, and his office staff. Whenever you walk in, it definitely doesn't feel like you're visiting a doctors office and that is thanks to his incredibly friendly, and professional staff. Dr. McKenna always extends above and beyond the call of duty, especially if it means he's going to make his patients feel better. I will always refer anyone that I know to Dr. McKenna, because I know they won't find better care anywhere else!"
    Brain S.
  • "I've been a patient of Dr. McKenna's for a few years now, and cannot say enough good things about him, and his office staff. Whenever you walk in, it definitely doesn't feel like you're visiting a doctors office and that is thanks to his incredibly friendly, and professional staff. Dr. McKenna always extends above and beyond the call of duty, especially if it means he's going to make his patients feel better. I will always refer anyone that I know to Dr. McKenna, because I know they won't find better care anywhere else!"
    Brain S.
  • "Dr. McKenna and the Essential Chiropractic staff are outstanding! I originally started going for adjustments because of chronic tension headaches due to after effects from a roll over car accident. After regular visits (not just when it hurt) and a stretching regime, I cannot even remember the last time I had a tension headache. Currently I am training for the Chicago Marathon and without Dr. McKenna, my training would have been derailed several times due to back and sciatic issues. I’ve told him he works magic and is not allowed to move ever! Essential Chiropractic is professional, clean, flexible in scheduling and most importantly, a very welcoming place. Melissa, Riley and Dr. McKenna go out of their way to get to know their patients, making Essential Chiropractic feel like family. I highly recommend them to all!"
    Noel
  • "I was referred to Essential for multiple different issues that I was experiencing. There were so many issues going on simultaneously that I did not recognize them all. Not only did Doctor McKenna find and diagnose them, he helped to rectify them all.

    It did take some time to work through all of this, but during all of that, the staff were nothing less than friendly, outgoing & supportive. They not only bent over backwards to work with me in terms of scheduling, but they made it fun to visit too. Not just for me, but for my nine-year-old daughter too. For that, I am forever thankful.

    Having been to other chiropractors before, I can assure you that this is like no other chiropractic office that you've ever been to. Dr. McKenna's holistic approach, the exercise / therapy routine and the mental atmosphere of his office and friendly staff do a body good!"
    Foley
  • "I’ve been a patient of Dr Rory Mc Kenna since July 2019. I was experiencing lower back pain & living on Advil. I knew I had to do something because I was going on a trip of a lifetime.....Italy. I wanted to enjoy the active vacation we had planned.
    Dr Rory explained why my spine was in poor health & what was necessary to fix my issues. I saw results after a few visits. I love going to the office three day a week. The results are always positive .
    Dr Roy is a professional who is caring & honest. You are a healer Dr Rory!
    Now Dr Rory’s staff!!!!! I love them all to pieces!! I’ve been to many doctors in my day and Never Ever experienced such kindness & thoughtfulness from the staff as I do from Dr Rory’s staff Alicia Malissa & Riley. Beautiful girls inside & out. Knowledgeable caring & always willing to help! You guys rock!!!!
    Yes I would definitely recommend Dr Rory McKenna"
    Judy M.
  • "I have suffered from intermittent terrible lower back pain for 15 years and just accepted that I came from a family line of bad backs, not thinking that the problem could ever be fixed. However, a really severe stint sent me into the hands of Dr. McKenna and I must say that after 3 months of chiropractic care, and x-rays to prove it, I am no longer in pain and no longer look and walk like a hunchback!

    Not only is Dr. McKenna a pro at his practice, but I cannot begin to say enough wonderful things about his staff. The girls know their stuff and have such positive energy that radiates through the office.

    Love everything about this place ♥"
    Nicole
  • "I have been going to Dr. McKenna for over 2 years now and I can't say enough positive praises for this practice! The staff is friendly, helpful and always make you feel welcome. For those of you who doubt the validity of chiropractic care, all I have to say is that I'm sleeping better, getting sick less often (I'm a teacher so this is a miracle), and my recurrent migraines are a thing of the past. You won't be disappointed with a visit to Essential Chiropractic!"
    Fanelli
  • "By far the best chiropractor I have seen. Dr. McKenna was very informative while giving my consultation and got me right in when I was in pain. I've been to six places for the same problem and none them could fix me up until now. Essential Chiropractic was recommended to me by a friend and I am extremely grateful now since my back pain is dissipating. I highly recommend this service."
    Gleason
  • "I've been going here since May of this year and the care and customer service are awesome. I've received chiropractic care before and can actually compare and definitely i don't want to switch. Dr. McKenna is great. He knows what he's doing. His staff is also great! They're attentive and always ready to answer any questions you may have. I started coming because I pulled my back and I've improved so much now I'm only on maintenance. Besides the chiro care they give you tips and advice to continue the care at home. They don't have pushy sales pitches. They tell you what your problem is, possible cause, set up treatment and it's up to you if you want to take it or not. I definitely recommend Essential Chiropractic."
    Fajardo
  • "I’m an athlete who had persistent pain in my groin and lower back, which i thought was a muscle injury that was taking its time to heal. It wasn’t until my first visit with Dr. McKenna, when he did my x-rays, he explained to me that this was due to my spine being out of place. Today after visiting him for just under 3 months, I’m completely pain free and I can finally play soccer freely again for the first time in years and play to my full potential. There was a time I thought this persistent pain would hinder my career, so I’ll be forever grateful to him and his team of staff for curing my problem and providing such an amazing service every time. His staff were so welcoming every time I arrived and both them and Dr. McKenna took a personal interest in me and how I was doing with my soccer which made me feel at home when in his office. This also shows he genuinely cares about his patients which separates him from many other Doctors."
    Osama Alsaleh
  • "some of the nicest people, wonderful environment and his care is excellent. I've been seeing Dr. McKenna for almost 3 months now and have gone from struggling to move my neck to feeling better than ever before! Overall great place, great people, and most importantly the care and relief is excellent!"
    M. Nazer
  • "I came in with a pretty significant c spine injury that traditional medicine really didn't have a way to treat. Working with Dr McKenna has gotten me back up and moving around. While I will always have issues with my neck now at least I have piece of mind that they are manageable. Don't count yourself out and don't rely on traditional medicine alone for your well being. Stop in, meet the staff and get help for yourself."
    dlis0311
  • "Dr. McKenna is very knowledgeable, efficient & down-to-earth. He cares deeply for each of his patients. His staff mirrors these values with their warm greetings and concern for every person that enters the office!!"
    Jett
  • "My family has needed to lean on (literally 😄) Dr.Rory and his staff more than once. They somehow keep the atmosphere friendly and inviting while maintaining the utmost professionalism. Riley and Melissa go beyond what their job title dictates while the Doc explains all problems and solutions without making you feel like you're being bullied into unnecessary treatment. We will continue returning to his practice anytime any of us need a chiropractor or physical therapy."
    Arias
  • "This office is my favorite! They really want you to live happier healthier lives. I feel so much better after I see Doc. And he has helped me make changes in my life that have improved my overall health. The office staff is very nice and professional. Very accommodating for most schedules. I also love how this office is involved in the community. Assisting in scholarships, hosting health events, and celebrating achievements!"
    Amber
  • "A very welcoming atmosphere with an amazing staff. When you first walk in the staff greets you by name which makes you feel right at home with the staff being polite, energetic, and helpful. Dr. McKenna is very knowledge and also accommodating to your schedule. I moved away but he was very welcoming when I came to visit for a quick adjustment. Highly recommended!!"
    B. Kane
  • "I was somewhat skeptical about expanding my horizons with chiropractics. I heard many great things about Dr Mckenna and decided to take his advice. It was well worth it!! I feel better than I truly ever thought I would ever again!!"
    Fr33konAL33SH
  • "I LOVE it here! I came to Dr. McKenna with lower back pains shortly after the delivery of my first baby. I was afraid for the worse with my back. Dr. McKenna assured that we would have me feeling better in no time. I am happy to say, he was right! We started a treatment plan and 3 months in, I feel amazing. Every staff member at Essential treat you like family. They are all so nice and make you feel welcome. I can say I love coming here! The girls at the front desk are truly awesome. Make sure to get a massage with Arlene! She is phenomenal! They also have a kids room if you have to bring your kiddos with you on a visit. I am happy overall with my experience at Essential and I would highly recommend to friends and family."
    Victoria A.
  • "I've had TMJ for about four years now. I always felt uncomfortable socializing due to the constant popping of my jaw. However, after 4 months of chiropractic care my symptoms have improved significantly and I have regained confidence. Dr. McKenna and his team have been great, and have always worked towards achieving my end goal of zero discomfort in my jaw. I want to thank his incredible staff (Alicia, Melissa, and Riley) for going above and beyond in making me feel welcome in their office. They are great and very focused on providing the very best care for their patients."
    Arvizu
  • "Dr. McKenna is the best! I'm currently seeing him during my pregnancy with my back due to a herniated disc so I was completely shifted and crooked when I first came to see him. His adjustments have completely relieved my pain and is preparing me to be aligned to give birth. I love his physical therapy/stretching system before getting adjusted. His staff is also so delightful to work with! They also have a kids room which has been helpful when I need to bring my toddler with. I wouldn't switch to another chiropractor after how much he has taught me!"
    Monica G.
  • "I LOVE Dr McKenna and the entire staff. I genuinely feel like they are the sweetest people and I leave that place always feeling better than when I walked in, not only physically but emotionally. It’s hard not to leave smiling. I truly appreciate their customer service and kindness. I also appreciate the community they’ve created amongst the staff as well as the patients. I’d recommended them to ANYONE!"
    Rivers
  • "Have had a back strain and hip arthritis problems, among other strains, but Dr. Rory's manipulations have made me feel much better. It took about 2-3 weeks of manipulations to significantly reduce the pain, but it did the trick. I'm glad that I went through with it. He and his staff are great. Highly recommended."
    Vic K. - Submitted 12/24/16
  • "Experience was great. Learned the source of my problem and look forward to treatments to correct it. Staff and everyone I came in contact with was very friendly."
    Thomas C. - Submitted 12/20/16
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