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7234 W. North Avenue

Suite 205

Elmwood Park, IL 60707 US


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Welcome to River Forest Chiropractic,
your chiropractor in Elmwood Park.
Call us today at 708-366-0066 !

River Forest Chiropractic has been helping patients using conservative chiropractic care in Elmwood Park/River Forest area since 2005. Dr. Heatwole has been in practice since 2001 providing safe and effective treatment for musculoskeletal conditions. He treats health related problems such as neck, back and shoulder pain, arm/hand pain, leg/foot pain, pinched nerves, sciatica, sprains, strains, arthritis, degenerative spinal conditions, auto accidents, work-related injuries, sports injuries, bursitis, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, disc injuries: bulging & herniated discs, headaches & migraines, hip pain, muscular pain, fibromyalgia, neck pain & whiplash, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow as well as others. Visit our testimonials page to see a sample of the conditions we have had great success treating.

At River Forest Chiropractic, we provide natural medicine including chiropractic care, massage therapy, physical therapies, pain relief therapies, and nutrition. Our patients obtain successful results through a mutual partnership with their health care provider. Whether working with our chiropractor and/or massage therapist, at River Forest Chiropractic you will benefit from the full support of our health care professionals. We are committed to ensuring you completely understand your diagnosis and treatment options. We will then discuss which therapies will provide you with the most effective treatment plan to help you return to normal function as quickly as your body is able. Our office is located in River Forest and we have been helping patients in Chicago, Oak Park, Forest Park, Berwyn, Elmwood Park, Melrose Park, River Grove, Norridge, Maywood, Bellwood, Franklin Park, Rogers Park, Northlake, Elmhurst, and other Chicago suburbs. Give us a call today and get on the path to wellness.

If you have not been to a chiropractor before and want to find out more, please email us or call 708-366-0066 to receive the answers to your questions from our experienced team. We also welcome referrals, so we invite you to share our chiropractic and wellness information with your friends and loved ones.

To receive free wellness and health articles subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter. If you are already a newsletter subscriber, please explore the member wellness section of our website for animated exercise videos, wellness articles, chiropractic resources, and health facts specifically targeted to your wellness needs and interests by Dr. Michael Heatwole.

"The Doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
- Thomas Edison

Dr. Michael Heatwole
Elmwood Park Chiropractor | River Forest Chiropractic | 708-366-0066

7234 W. North Avenue
Elmwood Park, IL 60707

Meet the Doctor

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Michael Heatwole

    Dr. Michael Heatwole has been freeing people from pain in the clinic in River Forest/Elmwood Park, IL. As a Chiropractor with experience, Dr. Heatwole is committed to promoting optimal health and well being of patients.
    Dr. Heatwole uses a 'whole person approach'. This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Using this unique approach, Dr. Heatwole is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.

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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I suffered from frequent headaches and Dr. Heatwole was able to help me. My day to day life has improved and I am more active."
    D. Fairbairn - White
  • "I was in a car accident years ago and my injuries developed a chronic pain syndrome. Dr. Heatwole was able to improve my level of pain to the point where it is very manageable and infrequent. Understanding the importance of maintaining my health has been much easier since I had this experience."
    J. Heston

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Elmwood Park Office


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