Doctor of Chiropractic


While attending undergraduate college, Dr. Whitaker majored in nutrition. While attending college, he worked at UPS part time. As a result of working the long hours, he developed severe low back pain. He was referred by co-workers to a local Chiropractor. At the time he had no idea how a Chiropractor could help but he was in so much pain he decided to give it a try. After only a few treatments his back was feeling so much better, which very much intrigued me. Eventually pain-free motion was restored to my back. This was the beginning of my journey to becoming a Chiropractic Physician. I returned to see my Chiropractor for maintenance whenever I felt my back getting stiff. My back stayed pain-free over the years of school and working for UPS.

“One day my Chiropractor recommended that I should attend Chiropractic school and become a Chiropractic Physician. I decided to heed his advice and it was one of the best decisions I made in my life. “

After graduating from UC, he applied and was accepted to attend National University of Health Sciences in Lombard Illinois. During his time at National University he took special interest in the Anatomy lab and became a teaching assistant. Teaching others what he had learned about Human Anatomy was fun and really helped to solidify his knowledge of the human body.

“I still use this information to help identify where nerve entrapment and other dysfunctions occur in the body.”

He has attended many seminars since graduating in 2007. This has helped him develop specific extremity adjusting techniques as well as spine treatments. It is important to address not only the back but sometimes to adjust the hips, knees, ankles, shoulder, elbows, hands, and wrists. He also works hard to identify other causes of pain and manage all patients with a holistic approach. He primarily performs traction (flexion-distraction), kinesio-taping method, and hands on (diversified adjusting) technique. Sometimes it is necessary to recommend lifestyle changes, diet, rehab exercises, order labs, and MRI to effectively balance the body. He can help with a wide range of issues including; headaches, ear infections, food allergy issues, sports injuries, carpal tunnel, TMJ dysfunction, back / neck pain, and more. He has been in practice now for over 12 years.

“My strong Christian faith leads me in caring for all people like family. I humbly work hard to serve The Lord with my talents and strive to be the best at my job. My ultimate goal is to be a blessing to the community I serve. I look forward to meeting you and helping you become the active and mobile person you are meant to be!”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Whitaker, call 815-398-4004, or CLICK HERE to schedule online.