About the Provider

401 S Milwaukee Ave, Suite 210
Wheeling, Illinois 60090
(847) 497-5003

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Wontaek Hwang, DC

NUCCA Chiropractor

I first became curious about the head and neck area while watching a boxing match when I was junior year in high school. I wondered, how could someone just collapse from a punch to their jaw? I noticed similar injuries can also happen during NFL games, where one of the players lost consciousness after bumping into each other head to head at very high speeds. I learned these problems are not just limited to athletes who play contact sports, but they are everywhere–jumping on a trampoline, rear-ended car accident, or even playing water sports during summer.

Just knowing that there are people exist who suffer from an unexpected head-and-neck injuries like above, I realized how crucial the head and neck area is, and that this body part requires careful attention. Whether they suffer from chronic pain or complex neurological health issues, restoring body balance and keeping the head aligned is crucially important and vital to proper recovery.

While working as an associate with Dr. Young Chung at NUCCA Wellness Clinic of Chicago, I met well over 1,000 patients with brain and spine disorders. Of those 1,000+ patients, I noticed there are too many people who are not properly recovering from the ongoing health issues strictly due to their negligence to their head and neck. In my first five years of associateship, I learned about how human body has incredible capacity to adapt, and as a NUCCA chiropractor, I have to strive for technical and clinical excellence, knowing many patients depend on my ability to help them effectively in a timely manner.

This experience laid a solid foundation for me to develop my own, personalized program, focusing at helping people with various chronic health conditions. These include regular headaches, migraines, Vertigo (characterized by a ‘spinning’ sensation), chronic neck and back pain, numbness and tingling, pins and needles, arm pain, sciatica (nerve pain in the leg), Meniere’s disease, symptoms related to post-concussion (mTBI), trigeminal neuralgia (nerve pain in the face), jaw pain, and bite issues.

Experience & Affiliates

As a chiropractor, my primary objective is to help many people in achieving optimal health through natural and minimally invasive way as possible.

My aim is to not merely provide accurate spinal adjustments but rather to establish stability that can sustain long-term correction.

It’s important to remember that the healing is a process, not an event. Chiropractic care is much more than just taking care of neck and back pain, but rather is a restorative in nature that enhances our unique healing potential, thus leading to optimize overall quality of life.

Studying upper cervical chiropractic perspectives of health care has led me to become incredibly curious about the human adaptability, neuroplasticity, optimal human structure and performance. This is based on the notion of having more constructive values than destructive values ultimately leads body to adapt, heal, and function better gradually over time.

Our upper neck is like a sensory organ where our brain communicates very closely with. The problem in the upper neck (craniocervical junction) can translate into chronic pain in variety of ways. This upper neck must be evaluated properly for the better outcomes with the physical therapy and rehab sessions, strengthening and recovery process.

I primarily focus on restoring balance and coordination using different equipment such as BTracks Balancing Tracking and Laser-guided Cervical Motion Guidance. Also, I utilize paraspinal thermography such as Titronics for specific purposes only.

Speaking & Press

SBMT NUCCA CHIROPRACTOR

A Kink in the Neck: The Influence of the Atlas Vertebra Misalignment on Neurological Health

March 15, 2024
Society of Brain Mapping and Therapeutics
The Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA

Upper Neck 101: How Neck Injuries Affect Posture and Brain Health

January 17, 2024
Glenview Chamber of Commerce
O’Grady Law Group
Glenview, IL