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Meet Dr. Gordon Fimreite of Chiropractic in Chicago Loop

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Gordon Fimreite.

Dr. Gordon, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I grew up with a passion for health and fitness. A family friend who I resonated with because of his same upbringing was a chiropractor who said he was living and teaching others on healthy living through his career as a chiropractor. I didn’t consider chiropractic as a career until after visiting his office for the day. I walked away being amazed. I was seeing patients at this office of all ages from infancy to adulthood with everything from colic and allergies to back and neck problem (and other conditions seemingly unrelated to chiropractic) being helped. I became fascinated and knew this was my calling. I started reading everything I could about chiropractic and health and ultimately matriculated into chiropractic college. After graduating worked for a year in that very same office I observed. My goal was to run my own office and to make a long story short, stared Chiropractic in Chicago Loop.

My first real experience was as a patient. I was riding my bike and was hit by a car head on, crashing into the windshield and shattering it. I was thrown in the air several feet beyond the car. I ended up in the emergency room and was lucky to walk away without any major injury. I had multiple abrasions, cuts, neck and back pain, but was released. I started chiropractic care immediately. I know it not only helped me reduce my pain episode quicker but helped to normalize my mechanics after such trauma. I have been getting wellness visits ever since. Today I feel I’m in the best shape and health of my life with no residual effects, even with years of playing in various Chicago sports leagues.

I’ve chosen to devote my life to the healing arts because I want to make a difference in people’s lifestyles and health. No matter if it’s general wellness visits, physical stress from an accident, emotional tension from a family crisis, or everyday stress from the work environment. Mental and physical stress can cause spinal imbalances and stress on our nervous system and its function.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I think anyone starting a new business goes through ups and downs. I’ve definitely had my moments. My practice today has been by far most enjoyable office because of happy patients and more referrals.

One of the challenges, in general, is we live in a quick fix society, which is a contradiction to true health. Health problems don’t usually happen overnight and they certainly are not fixed overnight. A lot of people associate chiropractic with a pain remedy but are really missing out on the true benefits. We’re seeing people’s lives change by addressing the underlying cause(s) such as poor mechanics and nervous system interference. By taking an in-depth look as to why the pain started and working to fix it, we’re seeing patients reach higher levels of health and staying healthy. As result, they’re becoming proactive and inspired to work in all areas of their health.

Please tell us about Chiropractic in Chicago Loop.
I pride myself on giving individual attention to each practice member who enters my office. I don’t advertise, but rather place a high priority on helping people. I keep Yelp and Google reviews visible on my website so potential patients know what my office is about and what to expect.

Our tagline is Affordable and Exceptional Chiropractic Care. We customize our care based on the patient’s needs.

My new book called, 15 Steps to Healthy Living is now available on Amazon (paperback and Kindle). The Amazon link is: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077GQK849/ref%3Dsr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1510763660&sr=1-1&keywords=15+Steps+to+Healthy+Living

Below is a Press Release of my chiropractic office:
CHICAGO, IL – Whether it’s realized or not, most people today have already experienced some degree of trauma to their spine. The effects of a car accident, a difficult birth, a childhood injury, or even a slip on the ice can remain dormant for months or even years later – until suddenly an unexpected and excruciating pain arises.

“If you have an ache, pain, or discomfort, taking a pill to make the symptoms go away is giving ground,” said Dr. Fimreite. “The tragedy is that a lot of people keep taking anti-inflammatory and pain medication for conditions that are easily corrected with chiropractic care.”

“We have to take a more critical look at taking pain relievers because although they’re covering the pain, they actually create problems by putting more strain on the joints, delaying the healing time and perhaps even causing arthritis,” adding Dr. Fimreite. “At the expense of getting some pain relief, we’re seeing the condition worsen.”

“In articles that I’ve read, there are ongoing studies investigating chiropractic in relationship to headaches, menstrual cramps, asthma, and childhood ear infections,” said Dr. Fimreite.

“We’re finding a shift in health care – away from disease-orientated care to wellness care and chiropractic fits well into the wellness spectrum,” said Dr. Fimreite. “Chiropractic is so far reaching with its benefits. For years, the ideal patient was someone who had back pain, but it’s well beyond that now.”

“We believe in maximizing the body’s ability to heal and mend itself,” said Dr. Fimreite. “Interferences with the nervous system can be resolved with chiropractic adjustments. Because the nervous system has such a dramatic impact on the whole body.”

 

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
The lesson I’ve learned from other offices I’ve worked in is:
Keeping overhead low with a streamline intake procedure for patients. With insurance confusion and higher than normal deductibles and copays, we take the complication out of it. We offer low price and the opportunity for patients to get care based on their needs and not on the insurance dictating what’s needed. As a result, the patient is happy, the doctor can focus on patients care. Once the patient is feeling better, then the focus is on function and optimal health.

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