Testimonials

“I’m comfortable doing the things I need to do… it helped me tremendously” – Terry T.

“It worked for me so I’m happy” – Liz A.

“I noticed immediate changes and I would recommend Dr. Jawad to anyone!”
– Dr. Russ S.

“By the time I got up the next day, my knee was feeling better already” – Pat W.

“They truly helped me! All the things that we tried have truly helped me in so many ways. Please give it a try, let them help you like they helped me!” – Rose B.

“Dr. Jawad gave me my life back!”

For about 2 ½ years I struggled with a pinched nerve in my back. I was in constant pain and could only lie on my back at night. I was treated by many medical doctors, therapists and even another Chiropractor, to no avail.

Upon my first visit to Total Health & Wellness, I felt at home. They welcomed me with open arms, listened to me with compassion and really understood my pain and frustration. The office is beautiful and warm. Dr. Jawad and all the staff members made sure my visits were happy and healthy ones. After my first treatment from Dr. Jawad, there was a noticeable difference immediately. Now after completing my corrective care, I am pain FREE! I can finally live and active life again.

“Thank you Dr. Jawad!”
Jackie C.

“I came to Total Health & Wellness Center looking for relief from lower-back pain and hip pain that I had suffered for 3 years. The straight-forward approach to treatment by Dr, Jawad was very effective. What a relief! The combination of Chiropractic Adjustments and massage therapy has made me feel like a kid again. I guess that is what happens when you do not have to spend the night tossing and turning due to constant pain. The doctor and staff are very professional and friendly. My needs were always considered and treated with compassion and respect. I have never had to wait to be seen and never had difficulty making an appointment…even last minute! This is wonderful with my busy schedule. I would refer any friend or family member to Total Health & Wellness and feel secure that their medical needs will be met with the same success that I have experienced.”
Holly R.

“As I look back over my records, my first visit with Total health & Wellness center was in May 2006. At that time I had let my Chiropractic care slip, as I was tired of driving 5-6 miles for treatment. When I heard from another neighbor that your office had opened up, I quickly made my first appointment.

Dr. Jawad gave me a complete work-up, including x-rays. He patiently explained everything to me, answered all my questions and made me feel that I was in the right place. As a senior citizen, I wanted ongoing care. Dr. Jawad got rid of my aches and pains and strengthened my spine, so I feel more able to do the gardening that I love. With fibromyalgia, I am always complaining about my aches and pains to Dr. Jawad, and he always listens and provides me with just what I need each visit. The office is run in a very efficient manner and makes our experience a good one. I am so grateful to Total Health & Wellness Center.”
Jane S.

“I used to go to National University of Health Sciences on Roosevelt Road in Lombard but was never totally satisfied. When Total Health & Wellness Center opened up just down the street from my house, I was eager to check it out. I must admit, not long after my first treatment, I had changed from an 80+ year old man to a healthy 60 years old! I have found your service and staff to be professional and caring.”
Thank you!
Chuck S.

“After receiving a massage from one of the therapists at Total Health & Wellness Center, my mother highly recommended that I do the same. Upon calling their office, I was immediately set up for an appointment. I had previously spent many years with doctors, tests, etc, trying to get to the bottom of the many symptoms of painful joints, constant aches, restless arms and legs and most of all, sleepless nights.

I was finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. When I started with Dr. Jawad, I was suffering from consistent burning pain in the top left upper buttock that kept me from walking. A thorough examination was performed along with diagnostic x-rays. He showed me how I had curvature in my lower spine as well as uneven hips. This now only contributed to my pain, but explained why my pants were longer on one leg than the other. In just a few shorts weeks my pain was gone!”

It has been wonderful getting to know Dr. Jawad and the massage therapists. They always handle everything very professionally along with a caring heart. I want to thank God and the Team at Total Health & Wellness Center for their wonderful services and for the great results I have experienced.”
Becki B.

“I got to that magic age where I needed to either get myself back into shape or to simply forget about it. Fortunately, I decided on the former. After a few months into my workout routine, I injured my lower back by doing too much too soon. I will admit that I was leery about my treatment options; not only was the pain great, but I had never been treated by a Chiropractor before.

“After my spouse convinced me of my foolish ways, I came in to see Dr. Jawad. The treatments were methodical, allowing me to feel better and better each session. I was also able to combine my treatment with massage therapy, which I have now come to schedule routinely. After only a week or so, most of the pain was gone. After about a month, all the pain was gone and I was back to my (modified) exercise routine.”

“I feel the variety of services offered by Total Health & Wellness provided me and the many others I ran into, the opportunity to get well naturally.”

“The friendly atmosphere provided by the staff has kept me coming back as well as telling my friend and co-workers.
Thank you!”

Tommy D – “I have noticed a great change in my back since my bad fall. I can now walk and stand for long periods of time without pain. Bending over is also easier. I know my treatments have helped a lot. Dr. J really helped get my life back.”

Megan T – “Dr. J began treating  me after a serious automobile accident that left me in chronic pain. In a short time, I was moving more freely and the pain was being reduced. With time and regular treatments I have been virtually restored to good health. Thanks Dr. J!”

Chris D– “I have noticed many changes since I started getting chiropractic adjustments 2 years ago in 2014. I had suffered from mental illness for about 32 years. I was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Although my original purpose in seeking care was to treat the scoliosis in my back, I started feeling more relaxed and my mind began working much better and more in sync with my feelings. I haven’t felt so well since I became sick.

When I last saw my psychiatrist, he said my illness was in remission. From my perspective, the treatments; chiropractic, acupuncture, low level laser therapy and massage therapy have helped me way beyond what I could have imagined. Schizophrenia is a brain disease and the treatments have helped my brain work better. I am very grateful to have found the answer to my prayers at Total Health & Wellness Center.”

Erin S. – “Simply amazing! For  many years my back has bothered me. Our family Doctor couldn’t fix it, physical therapy didn’t fix it, and pain pills couldn’t find the pain to relieve it. Six weeks at Total Health & Wellness Center and now I’m moving better than I have in years and no pain. Thank you to everyone at THWC!”

Robert R. – “A number of years ago I herniated a disc in my lower back. I elected not to have surgery and over time it got better. But sometimes I would “move wrong” and aggravate it again, causing me to spend days in bed recovering. Two years ago, on the same day my back “went out” once again, I just happened to see their booth at The Winfield Market and spoke with the massage therapist. I had never gone to a chiropractor but I thought it was worth a try. Although I was barely able to walk when I went in, I got significant relief even from the first adjustment and in a couple of weeks I was fully recovered. I continue to go back every couple of weeks or so for a “tune up” and this has kept me going and pain free now for 2 years. Thank you Dr. J!”

Angelo I. – “Tremendous improvement. When I first came in I could hardly stand up due to the pain in my lower back. I found out from my examination that I had degenerative problems in my neck and other areas of my spine. Which now, through therapy and exercise has improved tremendously. Back pain is gone and I have learned how nutrition and supplementation reduces overall body pains. Very happy with the experience.”

Cindy C – “I’m amazed how these treatments have helped me! I’ve had back problems for many years and what a major change this is. I forgot what it felt like to live without pain. I feel better and have more energy, I can take walks and feel great. I am very grateful that I tried chiropractic. I’m not taking any pain medications anymore. Thank you so much for helping me feel better.”

Adam J – “My asthma, general health and mood has greatly improved. With the help of Dr. J and his staff  I have been able to avoid unnecessary medications including antibiotics and ibuprofen. With the input for my chiropractor, Dr. Jawad and my general practitioners support of chiropractic I feel I have a great health team on my side!

Dianne S – “When I stared treatment I had been sleeping in a chair every night because of sever pain in my back. I haven’t slept next to my husband for many months.  After 2 treatments: Acupuncture and Chiropractic adjustments I was back in my bed, shortly after that I was out of pain. It feels great to be able to sleep next to my husband in bed.

David B – “I have been seeing Dr. Jawad for numbness and pain in my right arm and hand. His treatments have given me much relief and I would highly recommend seeing him for all medical needs.  He is a very smart and well educated doctor.  He has too many initials after his name for me to really understand what they all mean. I feel comfortable because he also is a Professor of Human Anatomy and Physiology at the College of Dupage. He is an excellent doctor. He really cares about his patients and their health concerns.”

Tony D – “I have noticed a big change since I started treatments. I can turn my head without difficulty. I do not have the stiffness in my neck. My hip and leg feel so much better and I can walk a lot better. I feel a lot different throughout my body. Thank you Dr. J!’

Don W. – “I came to Total Health and Wellness to take advantage of Dr. Jawad’s generous consultation offer after reading an article he had written on his web site and the videos he posted on Youtube. So, I did not come in as a result of pain or injury, as most people who seek chiropractic care do; I just felt a sense of trust and curiosity and wanted to take advantage of a great offer.

The consultation, imaging, and x-rays actually alerted me to problems that were quietly developing and would cause serious health problems if left untreated. After one month of treatment, my re-exam showed tremendous, measurable improvement and the flexibility I developed in my spine and particularly my neck and shoulders made me realize that although I hadn’t been in pain YET, I had definitely been stiff and restricted. Dr. Jawad explained that pain could only be a signal that something is wrong. However, chronic pain is most tolerated throughout our days as ‘normal’. 

During my initial exam with Dr. Jawad, he had asked me to look over each shoulder and at the time I thought I was looking over each shoulder. But, actually, I was just kind of turning my head to the left and right because NOW I can really “look over my shoulder!’.  In addition, Dr. Jawad is very knowledgeable about overall health and wellness.  He is the real deal!’

John D – ‘Before coming to Total Health and Wellness Center, I tried everything to get of my chronic neck pain and elbow pain. My Primary Doctor just want to put me on medication but, I am a machine operator and I cannot work if I am taking those pills.  I didn’t know what else to do.  Since starting treatments: chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage therapy I was back to work pain free and I had increased movement so I don’t have to twist my whole body to look behind me anymore.  Thank you to everyone at THWC for giving me my life back.’

Eileen T – ‘ I went to Dr. Jawad in hopes of improving my back pain.  I had gone to my primary care provider for severe pain in my lower back expecting to have to got to physical therapy. He said I was so twisted up that I needed to see a chiropractor. The one he sent me to used old techniques that were too rough, and I was concerned my back would be broken. 

A friend sent me to Dr. Jawad – his more modern techniques, equipment, and bedside manner gave me confidence and gradually helped my issues.  With treatments from Dr. Jawad, I was able to do my daily activities without pain and not worry about hurting myself. I come monthly for ‘tune-ups’ and at 85 years old, I am active and still playing golf. Thank you to Dr. J!

Jeff B – ‘I have had narrowing of the disc spaces at L4/L5 and L5/S1 for the past 15 years. A friend referred me to Dr. Jawad 3 years ago after a severe episode of low back and hip pain. On my first visit he performed a very thorough exam and  took x-rays.. After the first visit I immediately felt relief, and after the second adjustment, I was completely pain free.

Recently, I experienced a severe low back pain episode that kept me in bed. I had severe pain when I put my foot down. We had friends coming from out of town and staying for a week. They were shocked at how improved I was after just two visit with Dr. Jawad. We were able to visit many of the things they wanted to see.  I call Dr. Jawad ‘The Miracle Doctor‘.

I would never use anyone else but Dr. Jawad while we are living out here. When we return to Florida, Dr. Jawad has referred me to two doctors who practice his same method. He is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology as well as an Acupuncture Fellow.  He knows his stuff.

Jane K– ‘For the last year and a half I had been suffering form “my arms and hands falling asleep” at night.  It got to the point where I was experiencing extreme sleep deprivation due to this condition.  In addition, in the last year and a half I had gained 30 pounds, had high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

My doctor suggested I join Weight Watchers.  I found this very upsetting, frustrating and offensive as I had been on an 800 a day caloric intake and was still gaining.  My lifestyle had always been one to watch my weight, eat healthy, and exercise, so gaining weight was depressing and left me feeling defeated.  I also went to a Sleep Disorder Clinic.  I was diagnosed with extreme sleep deprivation due primarily to “upper airway resistance syndrome”. 

The study also revealed that I was in a deeper sleep when I slept on my side and they encouraged me to take measures to do so.  However, because my hands and arms fell asleep, the best sleeping position for me was to sleep flat on my back.  I was also told that extreme sleep deprivation with loss of oxygen levels causes weight gain and high blood pressure.  And that I should try to lose weight.

I had gone to chiropractors in the past, but since I had recently moved I had neglected to continue seeing a chiropractor.  In short, I was too busy trying to move into a new home, adjust to a new job, and all the other issues associated with moving.  I had never heard of a Chiropractic Functional Neurologist.  In desperation, one day I got out the yellow pages and started calling to make an appointment.  I probably called about six different chiropractors that day.  The receptionist was the most helpful, friendly, and workable in trying to find an immediate appointment for me.

In just one visit after seeing Dr. Jawad I started to experience relief!  In two visits, my left arm quit going to sleep.  Needless to say, I was impressed!

As of today, only certain areas of my right hand still fall asleep.  I see continued improvement with each visit with Dr. Jawad.  I am sleeping at least six hours a night instead of two.  My blood pressure has almost returned to normal and my cholesterol is back to normal.  Oh yeah, I must also mention that I have lost 16 pounds! I have continued my same routine: I watch my weight, eat healthy, and exercise.  Only now, things are working and I see progress.

I am amazed as to how quickly I began to see and feel results.  I feel great.  I thank God that I found Dr. Jawad and Total Health and Wellness Center because this has led me to a road of physical recovery and mental/spiritual wellness.’

Kim N– ‘I began chiropractic care with Dr. Jawad during my fourth pregnancy. I was experiencing sciatica and lower back pain that was alleviated through Dr. Jawad and Dr. Emily Isaac’s care. I experienced not only the alleviation of pain but also other pregnancy related benefits. Following the pregnancy, my family and I began seeing Dr. Jawad and Dr. Isaac ,and his therapists for overall wellness and health. They are thoughtful and clear during patient education, and thorough with their follow-ups. They have proven to be compassionate in their care while remaining committed to their patient’s health. We have found Dr. Jawad and Dr. Emily Isaac, and his staff to be invaluable to our family’s health and wellness.’

Paula P– ‘I began care at THWC in 2009 with Dr. Jawad. Originally, I came in with Fibromyalgia pain but, after the examination he discovered that I had deeper issues than just the muscle pains.  Dr. Jawad is a Dipolmate and a Fellow in Chiropractic Functional Neurology.  This means he has over 400+ additional continuing education hours to better understand the brain and how it effects the rest of the body.  My Primary care physicians don’t understand the depth of knowledge Dr. Jawad knows and all they wanted to do was to put me on medications. 

Dr. Jawad discovered that my issues were deep rooted in the brains mechanisms which give me a lot of balance disorders.  He keeps reminding me that ‘everything starts at the brain. If the brain isn’t working then, the body cannot function properly. It has been a long journey under his care and I am better able to function in my daily activities under his care.  I am not ‘cured’ but, I am much better than I was under the care of my Primary Physician.  His knowledge of the brain & body, nutrition, and overall– bedside manner make it an honor to be under his care.  Thank you Dr. J for finding out what no one else could!’

Kevin D– ‘I couldn’t turn my head due to a lifting injury. I went to other Chiropractors before and I felt like I was just another person in the line. Coming to THWC, – they make you feel welcome as soon as you enter the office. The lighting, the furniture, and the staff are all welcoming the moment you step in. I have been going to Dr. J for 8 years now and I am happy under his care. As a matter of fact, I go to Dr. J FIRST before any other Doctor because I know he is very wise and he listens to me.  He teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology at the College of DuPage which makes me feel very confident under his care.

Nicole T– ‘Dr. J and I were talking about feet during one of my adjustments. I told him about my bunions and he asked to look at them. He noticed a few things and suggested performing a gait test. He explained the results and found that a custom foot orthotic was recommended. I agreed and went through the a break-in period like Dr. J told me and now I wear them pretty much all day, every day. It has only been a few months, but the difference is amazing. In just a short time, my balance and my posture have greatly improved. I’m really excited for what the next several months have to offer. Dr. Jawad’s knowledge and intuitiveness have made my life a lot better. Thank you Dr. J!’