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I first came in to see Dr. Ezgur at Progressive Chiropractic Wellness Center several years ago. I had tried other chiropractors in Chicago but I never got more than short term pain relief, and was told that I needed to keep coming back for treatment. Dr. Ezgur does things very differently. Every time I’ve come in to see him for a sports injury, he’s always been able to figure out what’s causing my problem, and get me out of pain fairly quickly. The cold laser therapy and acupuncture have been especially effective for fast pain relief. They also provide physical therapy and teach me self-treatment techniques, which means that my treatment results last longer, and I don’t have to keep coming back.

I have also seen Dr. Ezgur for homeopathy. Because this has been so effective for a variety of health issues like colds & flu, Dr. Ezgur has now become my natural medicine doctor. Whenever I get sick, I give him a call and he can usually prescribe a homeopathic remedy that solves the problem. Since I’ve been seeing him, I have not needed antibiotics or other types of prescription or over the counter medicines nearly as much. The fact that this practice combines so many different types of treatments make it a “one-stop-shop” that I can trust for most of my healthcare needs.

Other things I like about the practice are the friendly, efficient office staff (Chivette & Meadow), the great massage therapists (Mark & Mara), free parking, and they run on time – I rarely have to wait to be seen.

Highly recommended!

Shawn Smith

I actually visited Progressive Chiropractic after buying a Groupon for accupuncture treatments, and ended up treating with Dr. Bruene. The entire experience went well above and beyond what I expected -- in addition to accupuncture treatments, Dr. Bruene helped with everything from strengthening and flexibility exercises for my lower back to improving my form when doing squats. He is personable, knowledgeable, and genuinely interested in getting effective, long-term results -- not, in other words, with simply trying to get you to keep coming back for treatment. Highly, highly recommended

Brian D.

Dr. Backhaus has helped me tremendously!! I had surgery on my foot and was unable to be active like I wanted. Dr. Backhaus did chiropractic manipulative therapy on my entire body allowing my healing process to speed up. He is extremely knowledgable about the body and what will be best for each individual patient! I felt like a million bucks every time Dr. Backhaus performed chiropractic manipulative therapy and acupuncture for my treatments! I highly recommend Dr. Backhaus for any and all ailments!

Misty R.

As someone in my late 40s, I take care of my body with a heathy diet and exercise, but I'm also interested in finding natural ways of caring for my skin. I learned about the benefits of acupuncture for facial rejuventation from Dr. Backhaus and decided to give it a try. I've always been uncomfortable with needles, so I was a bit skeptical at first. Happily, the needles are so thin, I barely could barely feel them. The procedure itself is extremely relaxing -- I usually fall asleep once the needles are placed. I just finished my sixth treatment in a series of ten. At this point, I can see a noticeable improvement in my appearance, which others have noticed as well. My skin color is more even and my face looks more taut -- especially my neck and jawline. Wrinkles are less noticable and my face looks fuller. On top of that, I feel more energized overall. Dr. Backhaus has treated me not only with acupuncture, but also with chiropractic therapy for lower back pain. He is a skilled and knowledgable physician -- I highly recommend seeing him if you want to look and feel your best.

Robert M.

I completely agree with the other posters that Dr. Ezgur is great: professional, patient, up-to-date with research, thorough in his assessment and so, so kind. And, yes. The office is gorgeous and smells nice!! I have seen him on several occasions through the years stemming from an injury a decade ago. I am happy to report that I no longer need to see him on a regular basis, although if I lived closer to his office, I would totally go for regular check-ups and maintenance. Everything was covered by my BCBS-PPO aside from homeopathy, but that is very reasonable. During my recovery, he mentioned that I might benefit from homeopathic care. I was a little skeptical that it could help but I was on board with the theory and gave it a try. I was floored that his initial evaluation was so comprehensive and he prescribed the appropriate remedy, one that began working within days. Here is the kicker: Because my commute was so far and I was struggling at home with a house full of babies, he set up bi-weekly phone consults where he would check in and we'd discuss my health, stresses, worries, etc. and make the appropriate adjustments to my dosage or suggest something different. My other favorite parts were the actual adjustments as well as the acupuncture sessions. The only downside is the commute from Oak Park. I would LOVE it if he would open a clinic in my village (hint, hint). Whenever someone asks me for a chiropractic recommendation, I do not hesitate to recommend Dr. Ezgur and his team at Progressive. Shout out to the massage therapists, office manager Chevette and also Brianna!!

S. D.

The entire staff at Progressive Chiropractic Wellness center is great. Dr. Ezgur is my main chiropractor but I have also seen Dr. Brune and both are effective doctors. In addition to chiropractic services, they offer massage (I highly recommend therapist Mara Nicandro), acupuncture, laser services and homeopathic medicine. They also have validated (aka free!!) valet parking!! An amazing bonus in the city. Chivette and Meadow work the front desk and are always there to help with billing, scheduling, and learning new exercises. Speaking of scheduling, they run on-time! On one occasion, Dr. Ezgur had to leave for an emergency while I was in my massage appointment so he was unable to see me. This was the only appointment I have ever had any sort of time issue with. He took the time to write me a hand-written apology note and saw to it that I was seen by Dr. Brune. All around, this is a great practice!

Katie M.

A great place! Very relaxing environment. Dr. Ezgur is very smart, kind and you can tell he actually cares about your health and well-being (I once had a cold so he did acupuncture to help my head stop hurting!). Lauren and Chivette are funny and fun yet super professional and very smart ladies. AND MARK, Mark is a massage therapist there and he gives the very best massages that have made a huge difference with my various aches, pains, and problems. My only complaints are that it can be a little tough to get evening appointments at times unless you schedule pretty far ahead (I guess that is the price you pay to go to the best) and if you drive the valet is often pretty backed up, so plan some extra time for that.

Jonathan Z.

I recently moved to Chicago from Kansas City and was referred to Dr. Rick for acupuncture from a good friend. The office atmosphere was very relaxing and the staff was warm and welcoming. Chivette went out of her way to make sure all my insurance was filed properly and that I understood the scope of my coverage. After 3 sessions of acupuncture, the chronic shoulder pain I had been experiencing for several years was finally reduced to a very tolerable level. He also set me up with a personalized homeopathic remedy plan - I was very pleased!

Matthew Mitchell

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