Dr. Chris Reid
At the age of 24, and at the time a practicing Civil Engineer, began to experience health problems and constant pain for the first time, having recurrent headaches, and severe, stabbing low back and leg pain. Knowing of no other avenues of help for his condition, Dr. Reid sought relief via the standard care of the time – medical care.
He was evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon, and a CAT Scan was performed, revealing a bulging disc in his low back. He was put on muscle relaxers, pain and anti-inflammatory meds, and was referred to a physical therapist for exercises. The stabbing pain persisted. He saw an Internal Medicine physician for his headaches. X-rays were performed, which were negative, and he was told by the physician that he was “too young to have headaches”! Again, no answers. Dr. Reid was very frustrated. He felt, “if this is what I feel like now, how am I going to feel in 10 years, or 20?!”
Motivated to improve his condition, Dr. Reid began to fight through the pain, increasing his weight training exercise, and training for triathlons. He also began researching nutrition and vitamin therapy. Although he made some very positive changes in his life with exercise, nutrition and vitamin therapy, his symptoms persisted…there was still something missing.
In 1986, at the age of 26, Dr. Reid moved to San Diego, California. There he met a 1984 Olympic runner, who introduced him to her Chiropractor and sports therapist. He also learned through his new friend that a majority of the Olympic athletes, professional athletes, and professional triathletes living in the Southern California area were being treated with chiropractic care for optimal or ‘peak’ performance!
Knowing nothing about Chiropractic, but very intrigued and curious, Dr. Reid sought the help of her Chiropractor. It was truly a life-changing event for him. His headaches and stabbing low back and leg pain disappeared! Dr. Reid was amazed and ecstatic to realize that he was able to achieve these results WITHOUT the use of drugs or surgery. He had finally found the missing piece of his puzzle, in the form of Chiropractic health care. With chiropractic care, proper nutrition and vitamin therapy, and regular exercise, Dr. Reid had laid the foundation for optimal health in his life.
At 31 years old, he moved his family back to his hometown of Springfield, IL, and returned to school at Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO. He earned his Doctorate Degree of Chiropractic, and has been in practice in Springfield, IL since 1997. An avid learner, Dr. Reid has continued his pursuit of excellence, attaining post-graduate certifications as a Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, and in Acupuncture and Active Release Technique (ART).
Dr. Shaughn Reid
Dr. Shaughn is a 2015 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic. His interest in chiropractic started from a young age. His father, Dr. Chris Reid, graduated from chiropractic school when Dr. Shaughn was 8 years old. Therefore, he was raised in a health-conscious environment, where staying healthy the natural way, was the only way!
This upbringing shaped his outlook on what it truly means to be healthy and paved the way to his career in chiropractic. Dr. Shaughn’s goal is to ” Help anyone and everyone realize that they hold the key to true wellness. It’s never too late to take control and turn your health around!”