An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Dr. Caraotta, is a Chiropractic and Non-surgical Orthopedic Physician, practicing at Caraotta Chiropractic Orthopedics, in Rockford, IL. He is originally from Buffalo, NY. His undergraduate study in pre-med was performed at Morehead State University in Kentucky. He later obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology in 1984 from The National College of Chiropractic and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1986. In 1993, Dr. Caraotta completed four years of post-doctoral orthopedic study and after successfully completing two national boards, became board certified as a Diplomat in the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics. Dr. Caraotta is currently the ONLY Physician in Rockford Board Certified in Chiropractic and Orthopedics!
Dr. Caraotta has been in private practice since 1986. He has served as staff physician at Lakeside Community Hospital in Chicago, IL where he was an active member of the Hospital Utilization and Review Committee. Dr. Caraotta has served as a chiropractic consultant for several insurance companies. He is a member of the America Chiropractic Association, Prairie State Chiropractic Society, Christian Chiropractic Association, and the Rockford Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Caraotta has also served four years on the Advisory Board Counsel at the Winnebago County Board of Health, has been a board member of the Samaritan House, Institute for Christian Apologetics, Philadelphia Ministries, and BASE Institute. Dr. Caraotta has been the Team Physician for several semi-professional football teams including the Rock River Raptors, Beloit Titans, Rockford Rivetors, Rockford Rams, and the Rocton Rush. Dr. Caraotta has practiced in Rockford since 1992. He and his wife are active in their church, have four daughters, and reside in Boone County.
Dr. Lance Myers
Dr. Lance Myers is a board certified chiropractic physician with an emphasis in sports medicine and exercise rehabilitation. He received degrees in Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences in 2006 and Doctor of Chiropractic in 2009 from the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL and has been in private practice since then. He has advanced training in Olympic-style Kinesiotaping and is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. Additionally, he has training in spinal correction and rehabilitation. Dr. Myers is available, as a community service, for lectures on various health topics including spinal care, nutrition and exercise. He is a member of the Christian Chiropractors Association.
Dr. Myers stresses the importance of preventative spinal health, nutrition and wellness. He and his wife have 2 young daughters and are active in their church and community.
Dr. Nicholas Micka
Dr. Nicholas Micka is originally from the Quad Cities. He is a graduate from Palmer College
of Chiropractic. After graduating, Dr. Micka practiced Chiropractic in Tuscola Il, where he expanded upon his training in clinical nutrition for treatment of internal and musculo-skeletal disorders. Dr. Micka and his wife Amber decided to move closer to family, hence relocated to Rockford and he began practicing at Caraotta Chiropractic Orthopedics.
Dr. Micka is not only proficient in Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, but Guasha and Active Release Techniques, which are advanced methodologies in treating sports and every day injuries. He has been using these techniques successfully to treat tendonitis, carpal tunnel and other nerve entrapment syndromes, including rotator cuff injuries, knee and foot problems, acute and chronic neck and lower back disc problems, and various other conditions.
Dr. Micka has additional training in Functional Nutrition and Endocrinology, which enables him to recognize how subtle alterations in blood chemistry can manifest itself in non pathological endocrine disturbances.
Dr. Micka has a passion for using his God given talents to help others. He and his wife Amber have a son, are active in the community, and reside in Rockford.
Dr. Jason McAfee
Dr. Jason McAfee was born and raised in Amarillo, TX. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business Administration from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. Dr McAfee has a deep interest in strength training and health, which led him to pursue a change of career to Chiropractic.
He obtained a Bachelor's in Life Science in 2005 and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO in 2007. While in Chiropractic college, he met his wife, Shelley.
Dr. McAfee and his wife spent five years operating their own practice in Branson, Missouri. They moved to South Carolina in order to be close to family. While in South Carolina, Dr. McAfee managed the Chiropractic department of a large medically integrated facility. After six years of living in the South, they felt led to move back to the Midwest.
Dr. McAfee has extensive experience with pediatric treatment, pelvic distortion correction with Logan Basic Technique, use of cold laser for large joint rehab, and has been advanced certified with Activator Methods Chiropractic Treatment. He also has extensive experience in treating orthopedic and sports injuries involving the shoulder, hip, knee foot, and upper extremities.
He and his wife have four boys and one girl, which they home school. Dr. McAfee enjoys spending time with his family, being involved in church, strength training, and outdoor activities. His passion is helping people live a better life naturally and experience less stress and pain along the way.