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Chiropractor Arlington Heights IL

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Dr. Nate Porcher

Dr. Nate is a chiropractor in Arlington Heights IL and has been providing chiropractic care for over a decade. He is the founding physician at Foundation Sport & Spine.

He is the only Arlington Heights chiropractor who is full-body certified for Active Release Techniques (ART), as well as the only Level 3 Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) provider in Arlington Heights.

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Why Choose a Chiropractor?

What is Chiropractic?

How a Chiropractor Works?

A chiropractor is a healthcare professional who specializes in non-invasive, drug-free treatments. This means you won’t have to worry about the side effects that can come with surgery or medication. A chiropractor is widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive practitioners available for the treatment of back pain, headaches, neck pain, and other similar complaints.

Furthermore, a chiropractor often takes a holistic approach to health, looking at the whole body rather than just the area where symptoms are present. This can lead to more comprehensive care and potentially better long-term outcomes.

In addition, chiropractic care provided by a chiropractor can help improve joint function and overall mobility.

Chiropractic is a form of healthcare profession that is based on the idea that your body can heal itself with the help of specific hands-on manipulations from a trained professional, chiropractor. A Chiropractor believes in the potential of the body’s self-healing abilities through their specialized interventions.

Chiropractic treatment often includes manual therapy, often involving spinal manipulation performed by a skilled chiropractor.

Founded by Daniel David Palmer in 1895, chiropractic treatment has become the most popular type of alternative medicine in the world. The term “chiropractic” was coined by combining the Greek words cheiro (hand) and praktikos (doing or action), combined to mean “done by hand”. It emphasizes the hands-on approach of a chiropractor.

A chiropractor essentially works by making adjustments to the spine to improve its alignment and function, which in turn helps the body to function better.

During a typical chiropractic adjustment, your chiropractor places you in specific positions to treat affected areas. Often, you’re positioned lying facedown on a specially designed, padded chiropractic table. The chiropractor uses his or her hands to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint, pushing it beyond its usual range of motion.

This process is also known as spinal manipulation. You may hear popping or cracking sounds as your chiropractor moves your joints during the treatment session. The goal of spinal manipulation is to improve spinal motion. This means making sure the spine moves properly without any restrictions.

By improving spinal motion, a chiropractor can also improve your body’s physical function. This is because the spine plays a crucial role in the functioning of the nervous system, which controls every cell and organ in your body.

Dr. Nate Porcher, chiropractor Arlington Heights, posing with a patient in his clinic holding a sign

Why Choose Us?

Let’s be honest, you’re here on our website because you’re hurting.

Scratch that – you’ve been hurting for a while, but now it’s starting to interfere with your daily life. It’s finally affecting your golf game, your ability to care for your children, your running routine around the beautiful Lake Arlington, your sleep quality, your ability to sit at work all day – SOMETHING in your life that you don’t want to live without.

That’s a problem, and it’s not going away on its own. Maybe it’s even getting worse, or you’re worried it might. Now you can’t do the things you love to do or were hoping to do for years and years to come.

A good chiropractor care can change that narrative.

Dr. Nate Porcher is the finest chiropractor in Arlington Heights IL. He has been hailed as “miracle worker for the spine” by one of his patients and others have called him “the MOST knowledgeable doctor we have ever been to”. Dr. Nate always spends time with each patient listening to their concerns, ensuring he fully understands the problem. He then thoroughly explains the root causes of their discomfort and what chiropractic techniques need to be performed.

Patients appreciate this approach from a chiropractor, often noting in their Google reviews how Dr. Nate’s time commitment and caring nature made a significant difference in their treatment outcomes compared to their previous chiropractor. His approach not only helps alleviate their current issues but also equips them with the knowledge to prevent future ones.

With a population of over 75,000, Arlington Heights is a vibrant community with diverse needs. We recognize this diversity and are equipped to provide personalized chiropractic care for everyone – from young athletes to seniors. Our team is experienced in addressing a variety of health issues and is committed to helping you achieve optimal health.

Dr. Nate Porcher, chiropractor Arlington Heights, posing with a patient holding a sign at his clinic

In Dr. Porcher’s own words:

“We’re going to do it with ANYTHING BUT a one-size-fits-all approach.

Your physical needs are unique, and our evaluation techniques will identify your specific spinal, neurological, and muscular problems. Our chiropractic treatments are tailored to suit your individual needs.

Our ACTIVE approach will get you ready to start moving freely again, engaging your muscles again, lifting things again, going up and down stairs easily again, picking up your kids or grandkids again, working out again, or some combination thereof!”

As residents of Arlington Heights ourselves, we understand the active lifestyle of our community. We know how important it is for you to take part in our local events, enjoy our beautiful parks, and maintain an overall high quality of life. That’s why we strive to be the top notch chiropractor of Arlington Heights, helping our fellow residents overcome any physical hurdles that might be holding them back.

We will craft a customized, corrective chiropractic care plan that will address your individual needs so that you can get back to doing what you want to be doing. And we’ll make sure we get you a long-term correction, not just a short-term patch-up job.

So, don’t wait to get back what pain has taken away or is taking away – book your appointment today and discover what wonders a chiropractor can do for you!

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Our Chiropractic Techniques

Cupping Therapy

Cupping is one of the "fan favorite" therapies that we perform here in the office.

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Active Release Technique

Dr. Nate is the only chiropractor in Arlington Heights certified for ART.

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Dry Needling

It is essentially a "Western" approach to traditional Chinese acupuncture.

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Corrective Chiropractic Care

We are not just neck and back doctors, we are NERVE doctors.

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Muscle Activation

Muscle imbalances can lead to injury, but muscle activation can fix that.

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Success Stories

Michelle MekkyMichelle Mekky
15:15 30 Mar 24
I just love Dr. Porcher! He is a true healer and cares so much about helping patients find relief from their pain. He has treated me and my whole family and we trust him and his entire team completely. I always feel comfortable with his recommendations and walk out feeling so much better. I highly recommend this practice!
Rick BurdRick Burd
16:11 14 Dec 23
If you are in need of “getting back what pain has taken away”, Foundation Sport and Spine needs to be your next stop! Dr Nate Porcher and his team will assess your needs and put a plan in place to keep you feeling the best. I have especially found benefits from the muscle activation sessions and muscle stimulation sessions!!
CeCe MayCeCe May
21:53 17 Oct 23
I had chronic tension headaches leading to migraines 2-3x/week. I came here to Dr Nate and Dr Janet for neck tension and my headaches have gone down significantly! The doctors are great, and rehab makes you stronger to maintain the progress! Highly recommend!
Deborah LewinDeborah Lewin
22:35 12 Oct 23
Dr Nate, Dr. Janet and all the staff are amazing. I have had neck pain for over 12 years and since coming here, I am feeling so much better. Pain isn't the first thing I notice in the morning when I wake up and I can't express how amazing that truly is. Everyone here is kind, caring, funny and knowledgeable. I really couldn't ask for a better team of people. If I had to rate my experience of of 10 I would say 15 out of 10. Highly recommend!!!
Jane ClarkJane Clark
17:33 06 Jul 23
I have been in and out of PT/Chiro/Massage for the last 10 years with chronic hip/back pain. I finally found someone who listened to me and treated me like a unique individual human. Dr. Janet listened to the whole story and approached my case with curiosity and concern. She encourages me to trust my body and supports my knowing of what needs attention. She is intuitive, compassionate, and fully invested in my healing. My pain is controlled and my body feels so much stronger. I can finally do all the things that keep me happy, healthy, and moving.
Erin RowanErin Rowan
18:05 25 Apr 23
Highly recommend! Staff is very friendly and Dr. Pulvermacher has helped me tremendously with my hip and leg pain. Not only does she she work on the soft tissue and do adjustments, she shows you simple exercises that will help strengthen the weak points of where your pain is coming from, to help prevent future pains.
Maggie MeersmanMaggie Meersman
01:12 16 Apr 23
Foundation sport and spine is wonderful. The staff is super friendly. Doctors Porcher and Dr. kakis are great, they know what they are doing. Be smart, and go.
Fabian ReynosoFabian Reynoso
21:56 12 Apr 23
Dr. Porcher, Dr. Pulver and the team are truly the best at what they do! After suffering from back pain for years, Foundation sport and spine was able to get me back to feeling normal again. I would definitely recommend Foundation sport & spine for any chiropractic needs!
Matt TrembleyMatt Trembley
16:03 07 Apr 23
I was looking for treatment that went beyond traditional chiropractic care. I found that care with Dr Porcher and his staff. Dr Porcher designed a treatment program that includes a technique called active release. Through Dr Porchers treatment my health has improved. I'm receiving the level of care I was looking for and benefiting as a result.
Chris SwiatekChris Swiatek
14:33 03 Feb 23
I am so glad I found Dr. Janet. As a strength althete, I've dealt with lower back and shoulder issues for several years. She listened to exactly what my issues were and drew up a comprehensive treatment plan of A.R.T., Chiro, and stim. The office is clean, well managed and easy to find. It has been a long time since I have had pain free days, but after working with Dr. Janet, they are happening more often than not. I've been able to train harder than ever and her techniques have helped me with recovery & mobility. If you are an athlete or an office worker, I cannot recommend her enough.

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