Our Mission is to Listen

We listen to all of our patients and are confident that chiropractic care will change your life. Our treatment is individualized for you and your specific health needs. With the help and guidance of our dedicated staff and doctors we promise that our care is right for you. Our goal is to educate and empower you with an understanding of how the body functions so that you can make wise decisions about your health care. We want to help you to have a healthier and happier life with chiropractic. Finding the right chiropractor who is knowledgeable can take time, which is why at Northern Illinois Chiropractic, our chiropractors are board certified and have many years of experience under their belts. We are the leading chiropractic office in the Lindenhurst/Lake Villa area with a combined 60 years experience. Our commitment to chiropractic services goes above and beyond to ensure your health is as best as it can be.

Why I do what I do!

My goal as a chiropractor is to educate people with an understanding about how the body functions, so that they can make wise decisions about their own health and well-being. This knowledge encourages people to lead healthier and happier lives.

I have a passion for helping people get well and a conviction that chiropractic is the best treatment for vertebral subluxation related pain and disease. I am confident that you will not only get well but you will understand that when interference of the nervous system is removed your body is able to heal itself.

I help infants to seniors with many different complaints and ailments. For example, I help many people vertebral back and neck pain, disc pain, headaches, osteoarthritis, babies with colic or constipation, asthma, hyperactive bowel syndromes and even hyperactivity. I find that many people can get off of the pharmaceutical drugs and the side effects they have.

I would be glad to personally answer any health related questions you may have regarding your condition. Please feel free to phone at 847-265-8880 or e-mail at collinsthomas888@gmail.com. You can speak with me on the phone or set up a complimentary consultation.

What is Chiropractic care?

What is chiropractic care?
Doctors of Chiropractic have the skill, experience, knowledge, and training to care for joint related pain and disease. Doctors of Chiropractic have the practical experience to care for subluxated/misaligned joints. This care allows the body to heal itself without the need to take many medications and avoid surgery. Chiropractic care can cure your symptoms and help you live a happier healthier life without restraints.

What is a subluxation?
A subluxation is defined as “an incomplete forward or lateral dislocation of one vertebra upon the one below or the one above, trauma sufficient to result in tearing or rupture of the supporting ligaments allow one vertebrae to drift away from the other” W.B Saunders 1987. Suluxations may be caused by trauma, psychological stress and tension over time, and toxins over time weakening the vertebral joint. When a subluxation is present, the nervous system will not function correctly and the body will not be able to heal itself. Over time subluxations can cause arthritis and degeneration in the spine.

What causes pain?
When a spinal vertebrae subluxates/misalignment the nerve is impinged and the joint does not function normally inflammation and swelling result. The inflammation and swelling can irritate nerves and cause pain immediately or over time. Muscles that attach to the bones of the subluxated joint may become taut or spasm and cause pain. It is the job of the Doctor of Chiropractic to identify and adjust these joints back into a normal position so the nerve system can function normally and your body can heal. The pain can be alleviated and the joint can heal. Misalignment can also be found and treated in other joints of the body such as shoulders, elbows, hands, feet, knees, and hips

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
After identifying how a vertebral joint has subluxated a Doctor of chiropractic using their hands or instruments lightly adjusts or pushes the bone back into a normal position. This is called a Chiropractic adjustment. After an adjustment most patients notice some relief immediately. The adjustment helps the body move the vertebra into a more normal position.

Our Services/Adjusting Techniques

– Activator Method
– Atlas Orthogonal, Upper Cervical Board Certified
– Flexion-Distraction, Lumbar Traction
– Acupuncture
– Extremity Adjusting
– Gonstead, Logan
– Pediatric, Children adjusting
– Therapeutic Massage/Exercise Therapy
– Pierce Precision Adjusting, Arthrostim Instrument
– Sacral-Occipital Technique (SOT)
– Thompson Drop
– Webster Technique Certified, Pregnancy adjusting
– Electric Muscle Stimulation
– Trigger Point Therapy/Myofascial Release Therapy
– Cupping Therapy

We utilize a number of chiropractic adjusting techniques and services to suit each individuals needs. We adjust infants to seniors.

Our Staff.

Dr Thomas Collins, Practicing in Lindenhurst since 1995, Graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota; Bachelor of Science, Palmer College; Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic.

Dr Kathy Huffnagle, Practicing in Lake Villa/Lindenhurst area for 35 years. Graduated from National Chiropractic, Bachelor of Science, Kentucky University; Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic.

Amber, Heidi and Kay are Illinois licensed Certified Massage Therapists.

Our office manages, Kim and Roz are here to help your understanding of our office in any way possible. Please feel free to ask them anything relating to your treatments, insurance, or our office procedures. We welcome all complements and criticisms of our staff. We want to get patients well and educate them about Chiropractic and what it can do for their health.

Payment Information.

We participate with many INSURANCE companies in and out of network. Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding your insurance policy. We are happy to answer or find out all answers for you.

We offer affordable payment plans to patients without insurance. Please call for additional information.


What’s most important is that you get better!

For VETERANS, we are a participating provider for TriWest Healthcare Alliance. Please call us for information on how this can work for you. Thanks for your service. We also offer veteran discounts.

We are a participating provider for MEDICARE. Medicare does cover
chiropractic adjustments, but does not cover all of the services we
offer. Please call for more information.

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    3:00 PM – 6:30 PM


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    2045 E. Grand Avenue
    Lindenhurst, Illinois 60046

    Phone
    (847) 265-8880

    Fax
    (847) 265-8882

    E-mail
     collinsthomas888@gmail.com

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