Frequently Asked Questions


Is a Chiropractor Right for Me?
If you are looking for a chiropractor in West Loop, the Loop, Skokie, or Lincoln Park in Chicago, look no further than Chicago Chiropractic and Sports Injury Centers. Whether you have recently experienced a sports injury or are seeking continued treatment for an injury from an accident, you need a medical professional who has the experience and training to help you recover efficiently.

Why Should I Go to a Chiropractor?
Our patients choose chiropractic treatment for many reasons, they could be experiencing pain from an accident or discomfort from a sport injury. If they are not treated properly, these injuries could lead to more problems if your neck, back and spine are unaligned. Our team is able to help you better understand your pain and address ways to improve your comfort. Many times this involves multiple sessions which is why it is important to find a chiropractor near you in the West Loop, Loop, Skokie, or Lincoln Park.

Other Benefits of Seeing a Chiropractor
Chiropractic treatment is an excellent choice for those who would like pain relief related to their injury but would like to explore other options rather than surgery or medicine. Not only could it prevent you from undergoing burdensome surgical procedures, and drugs with possible side effects, but it could also save you some money.

How Does It Work?
Our friendly chiropractors in the West Loop, Skokie, Lincoln Park, and the Loop will conduct an extensive consultation to better understand your injury and goals related to your recovery. Our doctors and chiropractors will look into your history, ask questions and perform various tests to be sure they are designing the best treatment plan for you. A small list of ailments that we treat include back, neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist pain, Sciatica, rotator cuff syndrome, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and many more.

Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe?
Chiropractic treatment is widely recognized as a safe, drug-free, non-invasive therapy choice for many conditions. No health treatment is entirely free of potential risks, but working with a licensed and experienced chiropractic doctor will produce the best results. Though most patients experience relief following their visit to the chiropractor, some may notice minor stiffness or soreness that fades within 24 hours.

How Do I Choose a Chiropractor?
While there are many chiropractors near you, choosing the wrong chiropractor could worsen your condition. A qualified service provider will have received the proper training and has extensive experience in delivering treatment. Your back, neck and spine are complex and sensitive areas of the body and you should take utmost care when selecting the best medical professional for you.

Do I Need a Referral from an MD to Visit a Chiropractor?
It’s not required that you get a referral from your MD to book an appointment with a chiropractor. You may need a referral from an MD in order to receive the greatest benefits from your health plan, however this is not the case with all plans. Be sure to check the specifics of your health plan before booking your appointment.

Are Chiropractic Visits Covered by Insurance Plans?
Many health insurance plans include chiropractic care. Most major medical plans, federal Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, Medicare, and certain Medicaid plans include coverage for chiropractic work. Members of the military and veterans with federal health care plans are typically covered for the chiropractic care they need. It is best to confirm with your health insurance before pursuing treatment.

What Causes the ‘Popping’ Sounds During Adjustments?
Joint adjustments (and manipulations) sometimes result in the release of a gas bubble, causing a ‘popping’ noise. Most people are familiar with the sound of ‘cracking’ your knuckles, and this is no different. The sound may be accompanied by minimal discomfort, relief, or no particular sensation at all.

"… Felt right for the first time in 12 years"

My back and groin pull were very bad. I saw the team trainers/docs and many outside docs. It affected my skating. I thought my career might be over. Then I saw Dr. Clendenin and his team at the Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Injury Centers. My back and groin have felt right for the first time in twelve years and my stride is so much better.

Adrian A., NHL hockey player

"Dr. Clendenin and his team fixed me…"

My Iron Man pitching record was at risk and my trainers were unable to fix the problem. Dr. Clendenin and his team fixed me right away, my record continued and I pitched a winner against the Sox. Thanks to the great team at the Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Injury Centers.

Barry Z., MLB

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2654 N. Lincoln Ave.

The Loop


19 S. LaSalle Street #503



8424 Skokie Blvd.

West Loop


16 N. Peoria
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