Chiropractic Center in Orland Park, IL

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Joseph Brannigan, DC

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Trauma Trained: Whiplash, Falls
Acupuncture, Rehab, Massage, Adjustment
Enjoy our state of the art facility and discover how we can help resolve your traumatic injuries! We will show you the least invasive, best biomechanical therapy to ensure your best recovery. We are convinced that after one visit to our office you will see why chiropractic is the safe and effective alternative to back surgery. We triage your care with getting the appropriate diagnostic tests to prove all of your injuries, treating your soft tissue, chiropractic problems and then referring you to other healthcare specialists when appropriate.
We provide a whole host of solutions to help you get over your current condition and feel better than you have before! Chiropractic care covers a wide range of issues including whiplash, injuries, neck pain, back pain, disc injuries, numbness, sciatica, sports and repetitive motion injuries, and much more!
We offer Chiropractic Adjustments, Flexion/ Distraction, Acupuncture, Rehab for muscles, Massage Therapy and Nutrition to get your soft tissues to recover at their best.
Dr. Brannigan and Dr. Fino are members of Great Doctors of Chiropractic and have helped many in the Orland Park area experience natural healing without surgery or drugs! If you are looking for a skilled chiropractic doctor in Orland Park, Tinley Park, Homer Glen, Palos, Joliet, Chicago and nearby Chicagoland communities, contact us.
In addition, we will educate you about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including exercise, diet, home exercises and nutrition. We want to be your complete trauma, health and wellness provider in Chicagoland. Come see why Brannigan Chiropractic Center is different from other healthcare providers in the area. Chiropractic can make a difference in your life! We are interested in your long-term health and wellness, not just a quick fix to mask back pain or neck pain.
We are thrilled to offer many different aspects of chiropractic care.
You can expect PROMPT service! We have all been put through the dreaded hour long wait in a doctor’s reception area with year old magazines. In our clinic, you won’t have to bring a 500 page book that you will have time to read through by the end of your visit. When we make an appointment – we keep it! From beginning to end, your first visit with us will not take any longer than an hour.
The first visit is all ABOUT you!
Our priority is your health and wellness. The doctor is going to sit down with you and actually listen to your concerns. We want to know everything you can tell us about your condition. We will then do a complete exam to learn as much as possible about your condition. Why? Because we want you to be given the personal care and expertise you deserve to achieve maximum health. This will not be a cookie cutter diagnosis or treatment. We will study your health history and tests and determine what will be best for you.

The doctor will then meet with you and go over the findings of your examination. We will determine what kind of care you need and if chiropractic is what you need. If you need something other than what we provide – we will tell you and recommend what you should do. If we can help you – we will tell you and clearly communicate what kind of care you need to achieve your desired health and wellness. By the end of this report you will enjoy the confidence that comes from knowing what is causing your health concerns and what it will take to get to the solution. No treatments will begin until you understand what is being recommended and agree with this report of findings. You can expect service not pressure.

Postural Pointers

If you are not watching your position, then you are likely bad.
Dr. Brannigan is a Chicagoland native and grew up in Palos Hills, IL. He has always been interested in sports, longevity and health. He is active in his community serving on the Board at the Bridge Teen Center and being an active father. He and his family can be found riding their bikes somewhere!

Selected Occupational History
Brannigan Chiropractic Center, PC- Clinic Director, Orland Park, IL 2002- Present
Benedictine University, College of Science- Interim Anatomy Professor, Lisle, IL 2004-2005
Moraine Valley Community College- Adjunct Anatomy & Physiology, Biology Professor, Palos Hills, IL 2003- 2006

Selected Post- Graduate Education, Certifications and Diplomates
Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Cartesian System, The Cartesian Coordinate System from the history to the application in the human body. Explanation of the x, y and z axes in both translation and rotations (thetas) and how they are applicable to human biomechanics. ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Cervical Pathobiomechanics, Spinal biomechanical engineering of the cervical and upper thoracic spine. This includes the normal and pathobiomechanical movement of both the anterior and posterior motor units and normal function and relationship of the intrinsic musculature to those motor units. Nomenclature in reporting normal and pathobiomechanical findings of the spine.

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Lumbar Pathobiomechanics, Spinal biomechanical engineering of the lumbar spine. This includes the normal and pathobiomechanical movement of both the anterior and posterior motor units and normal function and relationship of the intrinsic musculature to those motor units. Nomenclature in reporting normal and pathobiomechanical findings of the spine.

MRI History and Physics: Magnetic fields, T1 and T2 relaxations, nuclear spins, phase encoding, spin echo, T1 and T2 contrast, magnetic properties of metals and the historical perspective of the creation of NMR and MRI.

Diagnostics, Risk Factors, Clinical Presentation and Triaging the Trauma Patient: An extensive understanding of the injured with clinically coordinating the history, physical findings and when to integrate neurodiagnostics. An understanding on how to utilize emergency room records in creating an accurate diagnosis and the significance of “risk factors” in spinal injury.

Crash Dynamics/ Relationship to Causality.
Practice Areas
 Chiropractic  Knee Pain
 Accidents and Injuries  Lifestyle Counseling
 Acupuncture / Alternative Medicine  Massage Therapy
 Acute and Chronic Pain  Medical Massage
 Aromatherapy  Naturopathic Medicine
 Arthritis  Neck Pain / Whiplash
 Back Pain  Nerve Pain / Sciatica
 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  Numbness / Tingling in Arms or Feet
 Chinese Herbal Medicine  Online / Video Consultation
 COVID-19 Related Issues  Pinched Nerves
 Cupping  Posture / Balance Problems
 Dietary Therapy and Nutrition  Repetitive Stress Injuries
 Disc Herniation  Scoliosis
 Fibromyalgia  Shiatsu (Acupressure)
 Foot and Ankle Injuries  Shoulder / Arm / Elbow Pain
 Headache  Spinal Decompression
 Hip Pain  Sports Injuries
 Homeopathic Medicine  Sports Massage
 Jaw Pain / TMJ Disorders  Swedish Massage
 Joint Pain  Upper Cervical Chiropractic
 Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)  Licensed Chiropractor (State)
Education and Licensure
Licensed in the State of Illinois, License #: 038.009669, 2002- Present
Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Advanced Whiplash Certified, San Diego, CA 2010
Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Board Eligible Diplomate of the Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB), Council of Chiropractic Education, Logan College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA 2000- 2002
National University of Health Sciences, Doctorate of Chiropractic (D.C.), Lombard, IL 2002
Intern, Hult Chiropractic, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL 2001- 2002
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, 2000
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 2000
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III, 2001
University of Chicago, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biology, Specialization in Neuroscience, Chicago, IL 1998

Spinal Biomechanics in Trauma: To utilize whiplash associated disorders in various vectors of impact and whiplash mechanisms in determining pathobiomechanics. To clinically correlate annular tears, disc herniations, fractures, ligament pathology and spinal segmental instability as sequellae to pathobiomechanics from trauma. The utilization of digital motion x-ray in diagnosing normal versus abnormal facet motion along with case studies to understand the clinical application.

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering & Organizational Analysis: Integrating spinal biomechanics and pathobiomechanics through digitized analysis. The comparison of organized versus disorganized compensation with regional and global compensation. Correlation of the vestibular, occular and proprioceptive neurological integration in the righting reflex as evidenced in imaging. Digital and numerical algorithm in analyzing a spine.

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Cervical Digital Analysis, Digitizing and analyzing the cervical spine in neutral, flexion and extension views to diagnose pathobiomechanics. This includes alteration of motion segment integrity (AMOSI) in both angular and translational movement.

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Lumbar Digital Analysis, Digitalizing and analyzing the lumbar spine images to diagnose pathobiomechanics. This includes anterior and posterior vertebral body elements in rotational analysis with neutral, left and right lateral bending in conjunction with gate analysis. Ligament instability/failure/pathology is identified all using numerical values and models.
Mokena Chamber of Commerce: 2014- Present
Business Network International: Better Business International, Education Coordinator 2014, Homer Glen, IL, 2013- Present
Leads Networkers: Mokena, IL 2010- present
Orland Park Chamber of Commerce: 2004- Present
Association of Business Networkers: 2012- Present
Integrity Management Top Flight Club: Top 10% of Chiropractic
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Payments Accepted
Car Insurance, Medical Insurance, Medicare, Cash, Check, Credit Cards, Health Savings Account
Hours:8-7PM- M,W; 2-8PM-Th; 8-1PM-F,S
Cost/Session:Depends on Ins Carrier for copay, deduct, cash adjustment= $45
License:Licensed in IL
1400 Ravinia Place
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