Dr. Ralph Kruse has published again! His most recent manuscript titled: “Management of Lumbar Radiculopathy Associated with an Extruded L4‐L5 disc and concurrent L5‐S1 Spondylolytic Spondylolisthesis in a 40 Year Old Male Using Cox Flexion‐Distraction Manipulation: A Case Report” was published at www. CoxTechnic.com on May 09, 2017. This case report describes the effective treatment of a patient with a herniated disc and sciatica using Cox flexion‐distraction manipulation. Read the publication here.
Celebrating 25 Years!
Dr. Ralph Kruse, owner and clinic director of Chiropractic Care, is pleased to announce his twenty-five year anniversary providing Chiropractic services in the Homewood Flossmoor and surrounding Chicago suburban area.
Kruse opened his first two-room office in Flossmoor just months after graduating from National University of Health Sciences in 1990. After one year he moved his practice to a significantly larger office in Olympia Fields where he practiced for 10 years. In 2001, Dr. Kruse purchased his current office location in Westgate Plaza on 183rd Street in Homewood. Having attended Western Avenue elementary school, and having patronized Homewood’s local businesses, especially Aurelio’s, for decades, he was excited to return to Homewood as a resident and business owner. Since opening this office, he has been a member of the Homewood Area Chamber of Commerce, the Homewood Business Association and served on Homewood’s Beautification committee. He has found Homewood’s location and sense of community ideal to operate and grow his practice. He attempts to help make Westgate Plaza a pleasing and welcoming location which has earned him the Beautification award every year.
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At Chiropractic Care our goal is to help you achieve and maintain optimal health through natural chiropractic care. We determine the cause of your symptoms and relieve your pain with gentle, effective, drug-free and evidence-based practices. Chiropractic Care maintains a Chiropractic office in downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue across from Millennium Park. We also have a Chiropractic clinic in Homewood, one of the south suburbs of Chicago.
Dr. Ralph A. Kruse is the owner and clinic director of both offices. Dr. Kruse is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician, Chiropractic Orthopedist, acupuncturist, and Cox Flexion-Distraction practitioner and instructor who has been in private practice since 1991.
He is a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists, a Member of the American Pregnancy Association and on the editorial board of the Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Dr. Kruse lectures around the country and has authored numerous papers on the treatment of disc herniation, degeneration and stenosis in the neck and back.
He has authored a chapter on back pain in pregnant patients and a study showing how Cox Flexion Distraction helped a pregnant woman with sciatica. His publication in JMPT documented the effective treatment of patients who had already undergone spinal surgery. He is involved in federally funded research studies alongside medical doctors, surgeons and researchers at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, National University of Health Sciences and Palmer College of Chiropractic.
One premise of chiropractic is that when the flow of nerve impulses to parts of the body is hindered, illness, pain, numbness, weakness and tingling can result. Causes of these 'pinched nerves' include herniated, bulging and degenerated discs as well as spinal misalignment (subluxations) and muscle tightness. Chiropractic manipulation, including Cox Flexion-distraction decompression, helps remove this interference and restores normal nerve flow to the musculoskeletal system. Cox Flexion-distraction can also be modified to treat pregnant patients with back pain and sciatica.
As a Chiropractic Orthopedist, Dr. Kruse frequently treats conditions such as rotator cuff impingement and tendonitis, hip bursitis, knee pain and plantar fasciitis. Both offices provide massage therapy, psychotherapies, Acupuncture, custom foot orthopedics, kinesio tape, muscle activation technique, nutrition, and rehabilitation.
We invite you to schedule an appointment with us to discuss with one of our Chiropractors if you would benefit from our care. We are a preferred provider for most insurance plans and bill your insurance company directly. We accept assignment for Medicare and treat worker's compensation and motor vehicle accident injuries such as whiplash.
We maintain practices in south suburban Homewood (708-798-5556), and 30 North Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago (Chicago’s Loop) directly across from Millennium Park (312-269-5556). The Homewood location offers free on-site parking and we pay for your parking at the Grant Park North garage when you visit our Chicago location.
Dr. Ralph Kruse has expanded with the Health & Wellness Center
The new Health & Wellness Center at 2421 West 183rd Street is located immediately West of the main Chiropractic office and provides more space for rehabilitation including spinal, shoulder, balance, and posture exercises. The studio allows us the space and flexibility to prescribe and demonstrate physician-guided stretches and exercises to improve long term patient outcomes and prognoses. The Health & Wellness Center allows us the flexibility to offer a variety of health-related classes, lectures, and workshops, especially those concerning back and neck pain.