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Dr. Wontaek Hwang is a NUCCA chiropractor based in Wheeling, Illinois.

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Wontaek Hwang, DC

Upper Cervical Chiropractor
National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA)

2022 – Present

Our body is very complex system, and sometimes, one of the underlying causes to the ongoing health issues can be in the head and neck spine. Oftentimes, the patients walk in with an understanding that chiropractic care is about taking care of neck and back pain, but the truth is, chiropractic care is designed to help improving the nervous system functions.

Since 2018, I’ve been disciplined to raise an awareness that the small and measurable spinal misalignment in the upper neck can either cause or contribute significantly into how our nerves work. Our body has amazing ability to adapt to dynamic environments, and it does its job really well when there’s no interference between the head and neck. Considering our body functions at best with better spinal stability, restoring balance and coordination has been my utmost priority for all age groups.

If you are suffering from any posture problem in nature or nervous system disorders, schedule an appointment to find if you are the right candidate for upper cervical chiropractic care.

Body weight distribution assessment and precise weight control

Laser-guided joint proprioception

2018 – 2023

During my associateship with Dr. Young Chung at NUCCA Wellness Clinic of Chicago, I met well over 1,000 patients with brain and spine disorders. I noticed that many people struggled to recover properly from chronic health issues due to a lack of proper attention to the head and neck spinal region. With a dedicated approach to restore the integrity of the nervous system, I see most people return toward better health and wellness gradually over time. There has been many miraculous cases that presented to me how human body has incredible capacity to adapt and potential to heal better. My formal experience at NUCCA Wellness Clinic of Chicago was truly invaluable, and I am immensely grateful for the mentorship I received from Dr. Young Chung.

This experience has laid a solid foundation for me to develop my personalized program, which focuses on 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.

  • NUCCA Certification Level 2 Candidate (2024)
  • IDFPR Licensed in Illinois: IL038-013224
  • D.C from Palmer College of Chiropractic-Davenport, 18′
  • B.S. from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, 13′
  • An invited guest speaker at Society of Brain Mapping and Therapeutics
    • “A Kink in the Neck: The Influence of the Atlas Vertebra Misalignment on Neurological Health”
    • March 15, 2024
    • Los Angeles, CA
  • An invited guest speaker at Glenview Chamber of Commerce
    • “Upper Neck 101: How Neck Injuries Affect Posture and Brain Health”
    • January 31, 2024
    • Glenview, IL
  • A columnist under Health and Wellness Section, Kyocharo
    • August 2023 – Present
    • Chicago, IL