Dr. Phillip Schalow is one of the lead chiropractors at Upper Cervical Care Center – Rockford in Rockford, Illinois. He is a licensed chiropractor known in Rockford for his precise and non-invasive techniques.

He attended various schools over the years to learn his craft. He went to Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he completed his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Then, he attended Wielopolska Training School and Constructive Teaching Centre to master the Alexander Technique.

Before he became a chiropractic professional, Dr. Schalow pursued music as a violinist. However, after suffering from tendonitis, he briefly stopped playing. Only after receiving chiropractic care did his left hand heal completely. Through this experience, he became interested in chiropractic.

Technique/s: Alexander Technique, NUCCA

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Migraine Details You Should Know About

Migraine is quite a common neurological disorder, affecting a significant number of the population. It manifests as recurrent, episodic attacks of headaches that vary in intensity from mild to debilitating. In this article, we'll delve into the most crucial details of this challenging condition to help you or anyone you know who is plagued by it to confidently face it. And perhaps have a better chance of managing and finding relief in this upper cervical problem.   Common Symptoms of a Migraine Attack Migraine is often accompanied by other symptoms: Nausea Nausea is a common symptom of migraine, affecting about [...]

By |July 3rd, 2022|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Migraine Details You Should Know About

Upper Cervical Misalignment and Vertigo: The Connection Explained

CGD (cervicogenic dizziness) remains a highly controversial cause of vertigo attacks. However, many healthcare professionals still consider it when diagnosing patients with symptoms that don’t indicate other vertigo-causing conditions. Because of this, many patients think a chiropractor for vertigo is the best professional to help them. If you’re unsure how upper cervical care can help you relieve your vertigo attacks, we suggest reading through our discussion below.   Upper Cervical Misalignments and Vertigo Vertigo episode is a common indication of vestibular dysfunction. It gives you that false sensation of movement that can potentially increase your risk of accidents and injuries. [...]

An Athlete’s Guide to Coping with Post-traumatic Migraines

Did you know that up to 300,000 athletes suffer from traumatic injuries every year? Unfortunately, most of these individuals develop post-traumatic migraines. They also actively seek healthcare professionals like a chiropractor for migraines to manage the aftermath of their symptoms. Have you ever wondered why this happens? How can athletes cope with post-traumatic migraines? If you are an athlete or if you know someone who experiences trauma-triggered migraines, you might find our guide helpful in seeking recovery.   What is a Trauma-Triggered Migraine? Post-traumatic migraines are quite tricky to diagnose and distinguish because they share similar symptoms with traumatic brain [...]

By |January 16th, 2022|Categories: Migraines / Headaches, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on An Athlete’s Guide to Coping with Post-traumatic Migraines

Does Meniere’s Disease Last Forever?

After getting diagnosed with Meniere’s disease, you likely spent several few weeks looking through resources after resources. You hope to shed light on your condition and understand how it will impact your life. But even after scanning through different documents and patient guides, many questions remain unanswered.  Can Meniere’s disease go away? Is it something you can manage with medications alone? What are your options for relief?  The truth is, thousands of patients diagnosed with this vestibular disease share similar concerns with you. After all, Meniere’s continues to be a poorly misunderstood health problem. Studies are still trying to figure [...]

Can Mint Help Curb Migraine and Neck Pain?

When migraine and neck pain become a regular part of your life, finding a remedy like NUCCA chiropractic is the first thing you do. In your search for the ultimate relief options, you may have been told by some people to use mint to alleviate your nasty headaches and painful neck. So, what’s the basis of this claim? Can it indeed put an end to your headaches and neck pain? Let’s find out the truth in our discussion on mint, migraine episodes, and upper cervical spine pain below.    Mint – One of Most Potent Ingredients in Natural Medicine Thanks [...]

By |July 18th, 2021|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Can Mint Help Curb Migraine and Neck Pain?

Is Head Massage Good For Vertigo?

Vertigo is a highly debilitating symptom that can affect various age groups. Fortunately, nowadays, patients can tap into various remedies for vertigo attacks. If you are actively looking for alternative ways to cope with your spinning symptoms, you might also be wondering if getting a head massage can help. Will it be enough to curb your attacks, or should you opt for a chiropractic atlas adjustment? Learn more about head massages and other vertigo relief options below.    Introduction to Vertigo  Most of the time, the key to finding an effective vertigo relief option lies in identifying what triggered the [...]

Don’t Let Migraines Take Over Your Life

Migraines. This single word can trigger a headache by itself. According to the World Health Organization, nearly half of the world’s population has had a headache. Staggering, right? Despite this fact, upper cervical chiropractors regularly meet with people perplexed by their migraines. A variety of reasons can cause headaches like an injury to the head area or even stress. A headache can also point to a medical condition like migraines.   What is a Migraine? Have you ever experienced intense, throbbing pain that stopped you in your tracks? If yes, then that’s how a migraine feels. The discomfort can be [...]

By |January 17th, 2021|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Don’t Let Migraines Take Over Your Life

What Fruits Help with Vertigo?

Vertigo is a symptom of a vestibular disorder or other medical diseases. One thing that plays a part in vertigo is nutrient deficiency. If your body lacks certain nutrients, you may have a weak immune system, making you more vulnerable to ear infections and vestibular conditions.  Thanks to veggies and fruits, the body can get an ample amount of nutrients it needs. When you eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits, you will likely gain the essential vitamins and minerals that can help you stay balanced and vertigo-free.   So, what fruits help with vertigo? Without further ado, here [...]

What’s Causing Your Headache Behind the Eyes?

When an individual experiences a headache behind the eyes, relief is what he or she wishes for. If this happens to you or someone you love, the initial thing you may do is to know why. What is causing the pain behind the eyes? Is there something you can do to make it better? Do eye problems cause it?  The American Academy of Ophthalmology says that pain behind the eye is physical discomfort caused by an eye disease or other conditions. However, where you feel the pain is not automatically an indicator of what is causing the pain. More than [...]

By |July 12th, 2020|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on What’s Causing Your Headache Behind the Eyes?

Vertigo: Is It a Brain or Spine Issue?

Vertigo is the feeling of false movement. People who suffer from vertigo attacks feel like they are moving around or that their surroundings are spinning around them. However, not everybody who experiences a dizzy spell has a vertigo attack. Also, other symptoms go with a vertigo episode. They are the following: Changes in hearing Loss of balance Nausea  Spatial disorientation Vision problems Vomiting Vertigo can be an incapacitating experience. People with this condition complain about a regular disruption in their daily activities. Moreover, vertigo episodes can often be a hindrance in your ability to drive a car, care for your [...]

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