ChiroHealthCare Ltd.

Michael Rager, D.C.

Chiropractic Physician, Acupuncturist
Licensed & Board Certified

Chiropractic Care and Services
Plainfield / Joliet

ChiroHealthCare Ltd. specializes in chiropractic treatment of neck and back pain, along with work injuries and sports injuries. The clinic also offers acupuncture, rehabilitation, diagnostic studies, X-rays, and other integrative health services.

Chiropractic services

The word "chiropractic" comes from two Greek roots: "chiro," meaning hand, and "practic" meaning practice. Chiropractors use hands-on manipulation and other alternative treatments to properly align the body's musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, which then enables the body to heal itself without medication or surgery.

Chiropractic Manipulation

Chiropractic manipulation involves the firm and gentle application of pressure to the muscles, joints, and bones to align the spine, restore normal mobility to joints previously restricted by tissue, and eliminate pain.

Back Pain Treatment

Chiropractic treatment for back pain consists of adjustments that eliminate subluxation (misalignment of the bony structures) in the spine. Along with applications of heat, cold, laser therapies, and other complementary interventions, chiropractic treatment can prevent or lessen most back pain.

Sports Injury Management

Chiropractic treatment can alleviate musculoskeletal complaints, subluxations, dislocations, and soft-tissue traumas that arise from athletic or sports injuries.

Treatment of Work-related Injuries

Proper care following an occupational injury not only alleviates pain but also rehabilitates the affected area(s) to encourage proper healing.

Auto Accident Injury Management

Pain and injuries associated with whiplash (such as stretched tendons, inflamed joints, and bruises) sustained in a car crash can be alleviated with chiropractic treatment. Such treatment eliminates pain and restores range of motion.

Pettibon Technique

The Pettibon Technique comprises an X-ray, adjustment of the entire spine, and most importantly, a complete in-home rehabilitation program for ensuring that the spine remains in alignment. Minimal equipment is required for this at-home therapy, which also strengthens core muscles.

Massage Therapy

Chiropractic massage therapy involves the manipulation of soft tissues (like muscles and connective tissues). Pressure is applied to move muscles and body tissues, releasing tension and allowing better support of the skeletal structure.


Dating back to at least the 2nd century B.C. in China, acupuncture is a complementary therapy that uses extremely fine-gauge needles to stimulate the body’s energy points and encourage healing. Although acupuncture has its basis in traditional Chinese medicine, in the United States, it enjoys its greatest success and acceptance in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain.

Related Services

Diagnostic Studies

Diagnostic studies consist of X-rays, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), and lab tests. They aid in identifying the underlying conditions that may be responsible for pain or misalignment and, as such, are a valuable tool for planning the appropriate individualized treatment.

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Dr. Rager custom-designs exercises and teaches proper use of equipment for regaining or improving physical abilities after disease, illness, or injury.

Custom Orthotics

Created from casts of each foot made in the office, custom shoe inserts can correct gait problems, provide foot support and motion control, relieve pressure on painful areas of the foot, and alleviate back pain.

Herbal and Nutritional Counseling

As holistic practitioners, chiropractors like Dr. Rager can provide recommendations for specific vitamins and nutritional supplements and provide guidance on food choices to enhance and maximize health.

Pain Control

A natural, holistic approach to medical care can alleviate or reduce pain without the use of drugs.

I don't know what I would have done without Dr. Rager. It was what felt like an emergency situation for me. I couldn't even get out of bed because of the lower back pain and spasm.

I was ready to ask my husband to take me to the emergency room. I called up Dr. Rager and was told to come on in. He not only was able to get me back on my feet but also educated me on the do's and dont's for maintaining a healthy back. I will continue to see Dr. Rager for regular maintenance. Thank you Dr. Rager!!!!

- Laura B., Plainfield, IL


Dr. Michael Rager

Dr. Michael Rager is a licensed, Board-certified chiropractor and acupuncturist who specializes in the treatment of back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, arm and foot pain, headaches, sports injuries, and work-related injuries. Practicing in the Joliet / Plainfield area, Dr. Rager has helped patients suffering from sciatica, bulging discs, arthritis, whiplash, car-accident injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, and TMJ disorders.

Call (815) 609-9333 or email Dr. Rager to schedule an appointment for your comprehensive evaluation and treatment.

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