The hand is a very complex structure that requires and in-depth knowledge of both the anatomy and functional mechanics of the entire upper extremity to be treated properly. This is why our doctors have received special training and certifications in treatment of issues involving the hand and wrist. Your first visit begins with a close examination of the soft tissues of the wrist, hand, elbow, arm, and neck. Range of motion, grip strength, neurological response, and orthopedic tests are assessed to determine the root cause of your condition. EMG studies and diagnostic imaging may be performed if necessary.

Hand & Wrist conditions we commonly treat:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Conservative treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome is somewhat of a specialty at our clinic. Most patients treated with CTS with our techniques show signs of improvement after the first visit. Most mild to moderated cases are completely resolved within 8-12 treatment sessions while more severe cases may take longer.

Only the most effective and safest therapies are used to treat CTS at our clinic. Treatment focuses first on reducing stress and inflammation around the area. Physical therapy to loosen myofascial scaring and restrengthening of the muscles of the hand is critical at regaining full function. The physicians at CIHC are trained and certified in Active Release Technique®, Graston Technique®, and Acupuncture all highly recognized for quickly and permanently treating carpal tunnel syndrome without the need for drugs or surgery.

Our Services

Active Release Techniques
Proud Partner IRONMAN
Graston Technique Provider
McKenzie Method
I have had some medical issues that I have not been able to resolve for the past few years. Having tried Western medicine and holistic methods, I decided to try out acupuncture. I was not sure where to find a good acupuncturist (other than Chinatown). I really wanted someone I could communicate my problems to and who could communicate with me so that I could understand everything. Dr. Zhao was the answer to my problems. She speaks English and some Mandarin! I had told Dr. Zhao that it was my first time to acupuncture and told her my problems.  She explained everything thoroughly to me a…
Janet
This is a great place.  Dr. Pommerehn was so good. I had lots of problems with my shoulder, which we tried therapy on to fix.  He explained everything in detail, and finally when my shoulder did not get completely better, he sent me for an MRI, which showed a tear.  He said I would might need surgery. No one could believe that a Chiropractor was helping me so much – I really appreciated the work that he did with me, and the honesty with which he treated me. I will definitely use this place again.
Ellen
Let me first start by saying that I was totally against any type of chiropractic care until I hurt my back earlier this year.  After some nudging from a coworker, I decided it was time to get help.  I searched for a Chiropractor in my area and the Chicago Whole Health Center came up.  I called immediately and spoke with Dr. Graham Pommerehn aka “Dr. Feel Good”!  I was truly surprised and overjoyed that I felt so much better after my first visit!  “Dr. Feel Good” worked his magic on me and did it with the best bedside manner I have ever experienced.  He is patient, gentle, funny and kind. I…
Carolyn
Great service and great people.  I’ve had chronic back problems over the last 20 years and have been to a number of loop area places and Chicago Whole Health is definitely the standout.  On my first visit it was clear that their interests truly lie in resolving the issue rather than ensuring a larger number of visits (they showed me how to effectively self treat to the extent possible).  While I went there only for lower back issues, they offer a pretty expansive line of services.  I highly recommend this place to anyone.
Paul
The doctors here are wonderful. Dr Pommerehn helped me find ways to take care of my back after it had left me immobilized and unable to go to work.
Sean
I had broken my tailbone a few years ago and recently was having more pain around it. I thought surgery may be my only option, but decided to try chiropractic care for the injury and I’m so glad I found this place! Dr. Pommerehn is amazing! He was very upfront and honest during our initial exam and thoroughly explained every part of the treatment plan. Given the extent of my I injury we weren’t sure treatment would help, but his patience and treatment paid off! After a few weeks of intense treatment (three times a week) I have been able to manage the pain of this injury. I no longer have r…
Kassandra