Back Pain ChicagoToo many times we turn to pain medication to manage our back pain. Unfortunately, this is not the correct approach and can be dangerous in certain situations. Most causes of back pain are mechanical in nature and require a mechanical approach for proper treatment. Trying to treat with chemicals and drugs will only mask the symptoms while the actual causes worsen. Causes of lower back pain are many, and at times can be difficult to diagnose.

At Chicago InHealth Center we first work to determine the actual cause of the back pain. Once the cause is determined, our doctors will work together to determine a proper treatment approach suited for your condition. We offer several special techniques at our clinic specifically designed to treat many causes of lower back pain. Depending on your cause, you may require only one or several of these therapies.

Most lower back pain suffers find relief of pain within 1-3 treatment sessions at our clinic. Xray, MRI, and CT scan imaging can also be ordered if adequate improvement is not seen within a reasonable time frame.

Physical Therapy

One thing we pride ourselves on is our ability to teach our patients how to self treat and manage their own pain outside of the clinic. Because of this, our patients are able to find relief from back pain on their own and reduce the number of visits needed at the office. We implement a series of core and lower back exercises specific to each individuals needs to focus on pain relief, strengthening, and reducing the risk of future episodes.

Our doctors have special training in the following for treatment of lower back pain/disorders.
Conditions We Commonly Treat for Low Back Pain
  • Disc Herniation
  • Disc Degeneration
  • Post Surgical Pain
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac Pain
  • Coccyx Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Joint stiffness
  • Arthritic joint pain
  • Lumbar & Core weakness
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Slip and Fall Trauma

Our Services

Dr. Iris Zhao
D.C., M.S.O.M., L.Ac.

Dr. Graham Pommerehn

Active Release Techniques
Proud Partner IRONMAN
Graston Technique Provider
McKenzie Method
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.