Welcome to Essential Wellness and Pain Center
Your Palos Heights, IL Integrated Medical Office serving Palos Hills, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Worth, Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Palos Park, Burr Ridge and South Suburbs.
Essential provides the 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 medicine (PRP) - Platelet- Rich Plasma, Predictive Biotech Amniotic Matrix, Poly & CoreCyte with Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Essential focuses on a holistic view aimed at helping restore health and mobility through revolutionizing patient care with our new regenerative healthcare model.
Essential Wellness and Pain Center is situated in the Palos Heights, IL. 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, 15 minutes from Midway & 40 minutes from O'Hare International Airport.
Essential Wellness and Pain Center Led By Dr. Rory McKenna & Alicia Belcher, FNP
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 Gel 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.
PRP - Platelet-Rich Plasma
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient's own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient's own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.
Regenerative Medicine with Amniotic Matrix, Poly & CoreCyte with Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC)
At Essential, we use a combination of three different products from Predictive Biotech based on the patients needs and diagnosis. Our most popular product is CoreCyte containing Mesenchymal Stem Cells, PolyCyte and Amniotic Cyte Plus. CoreCyte is a minimally human tissue allograft derived from the Wharton's Jelly of umbilical cord. Wharton's jelly consist of a network of proteins, pericytes, mesenchymal stem cells, cytokines and growth factors. AmnioCyte Plus: The extracellular matrix of the amniotic membrane contains high concentration of cellular scaffolding, cytokines, growth factors a proteins.
- 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
Our chiropractor in Palos Heights 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 Heights can be a result of many factors. Dr. McKenna and his chiropractic staff will determine the underlying cause of your pain. Our Palos Heights 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 Heights 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.
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) 577-4162 for an appointment.
Palos Heights Doctor | Essential Wellness and Pain Center | 708.577.4162
6400 W College Dr Suite 200
Palos Heights, IL 60463