Meet the Doctor

Darren Cissell, BSc, DC

My Chiropractic Journey

I was born and raised in beautiful western Canada. I split my pre-med studies between the University of Calgary, Canada, and the University of Hawaii. After obtaining my Bachelor of Science degree, I had the travel bug and ventured the high seas working for Princess Cruises. Following that adventure, I pursued another passion and worked in the motion picture industry working my way up to a Production Coordinator and Assistant Director for Disney, NBC, Paramount, and the Discovery Channel among several others.

However, my true passion and life ambitions have always been connected to chiropractic. Growing up in a chiropractic family made my calling and commitment to the field a natural transition. I therefore went back to college and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, in 2002 with my doctorate in chiropractic. I was asked to stay on at Palmer as an academic consultant, where I remained until I started practicing in Channahon in November 2003. I also attended the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard where I studied acupuncture.

My Health Habits at Home

Just like a lot of us, I give my all and can get ran down and overworked on a daily basis just running a business and raising a family. Believe me, our family knows the challenge of trying to eat more naturally, get moderate exercise, proper sleep, and drink ample water. I try and get adjustments regularly and strive for a wellness-oriented lifestyle hoping to transcend it into my practice and household. We also take Vitamin D, Omega 3 fish oils, probiotics and non-synthetic supplements whenever we can having seen the research. We all get busy, but I always say just try and add some of these good things instead of trying to take all the bad things away. It really boils down to toxicity and deficiency and how well you treat your body over your lifetime. It’s never too late to start doing the best you can. Your body is a machine that needs to be taken care of or it will let you down. I know this with complete certainty and I teach this concept to my patients. I consider myself an excellent listener and motivator of helping others achieve their goals. Having a complete understanding of your needs and creating a strategy to attain them is what I do best.

Thanks for visiting our site. I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be of service to you. Why wait? Give our office a call at (815) 467-1464 or use the Quick Contact Form below with any questions. and let’s arrange a time to explore your options.

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