White Oak Family Wellness
chiropractic | acupuncture | nutrition
St Charles Chiropractic
Dr. Shah sharing stories with a young patient at the Peruvian clinic.
While in my sophomore year at the University of Illinois Chicago, I had been sleeping on a futon (as many college students do) and created chronic low back pain for myself. So, it got to the point where I couldn’t tolerate it anymore and I ended up going to my family doctor. I was prescribed an NSAID (anti-inflammatory drug), I took a dose that night because I had an exam the next morning and wanted to get some rest. Well, that didn’t happen. Instead I spent the whole night awake with writhing abdominal pain and nausea. So, there I was the night before my midterm with abdominal pain and still experiencing the back pain! I ended up chucking the whole bottle and just living with the low back pain. It wasn’t until 2 years later, when I started working for a chiropractor and getting regular adjustments, that my back pain went away. I slept so well after my first adjustment, I was late to work the next morning! Good thing it was my boss’ fault! So began my journey with chiropractic.
Chiropractor St Charles IL Dr. Neha Shah is a board certified and Illinois licensed Chiropractic Physician. She graduated from National University of Health Sciences (NUHS), but is always trying to learn more. She is currently enrolled in the Carrick Institute diplomate program for clinical neurology as well as the intersect 4 kids certification program for the care and management of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. While at NUHS, Dr. Shah took a special interest in neurology and how chiropractic care (including exercise, manipulation, sensory development and nutrition) affects the nervous system, especially in children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism, ADHD and Autism spectrum disorders. She also enjoys well child visits and treating the everyday battles children face with colic, ear infections and the aches and pains from playtime. Dr. Shah has taken this a step further and gone through advanced training for maternal health including Webster Technique Certification, which is a special treatment program for expecting mothers. She is a qualified acupuncture practitioner and has examined the research to provide safe and effective acupuncture treatments for pregnant women as well as the general population.
Dr. Shah was born and raised in Illinois and spent most of her childhood in the northern suburbs. She graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A in Psychology. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from National University of Health Sciences. While studying for her doctorate, Dr. Shah worked in a chiropractic office in Gurnee, Illinois for about 4 years. She completed her clinical internship and worked as a clinical assistant with Dr. Grant Iannelli, DC. Prior to opening White Oak Family Wellness she focused on her home care patients. Dr. Shah has also spent time working abroad at the Natural Doctors International clinic in Ometepe, Nicaragua as well as a clinic in a small village in Peru. She looks forward to the next opportunity to help the global community.