O’Fallon chiropractor talks about his business and move

Dr. Anthony Peck has treated patients for about 18 years. The last nine have been spent at his Back and Neck Pain Center, in O’Fallon. He has recently moved his practice down the street, to 810 W. Highway 50. Peck recently talked to business reporter Will Buss about his business and move:

Q: Why did you move to a new office?

A: "At the other place, the parking was starting to become inadequate as the practice grew. We have other businesses there that shared parking with us. That was one of the reasons we moved, because we needed more parking. The new location has its own parking and its own building. We don’t share it with any other businesses within the same structure. It will have plenty of parking now. Now, we’ve got a lot better visibility and it’s easier to find from the highway. We’re next to a major landmark, the First Bank building. The big building has a big sign out front. Most people know where it sits. … Our new building has more room, that plus it’s kind of got a hometown feel to it and it’s a comfortable business."

Q: What lead you into chiropractic care?

A: "I had a mom and dad in the medical profession for 25, 30 years and two brothers who are doctors. It’s kind of in my blood, I guess you could say. I was a pre-med major who was drawn into it. It’s a unique ability to treat the human ailment without drugs or surgery. It’s something that’s different that appealed to me for its unique natural approach to health care. The other thing is it’s people helping people. It’s great when you are able to help someone who has tried many different approaches and really didn’t get the relief they were looking for, and you’re able to help them treat that and give you more passion."

Q: What makes your practice different from others?

A: "That’s a good question. There’s a lot of chiropractors out there. They offer similar techniques. We are one of the only ones and the first in St. Clair County that started auriculotherapy."

Q: What is auriculotherapy?

A: "It’s a form of acupuncture. It’s not a new technique, and we have had great success treating smokers with it. We also use it for weight loss. It has worked very well to treat back pain, neck pain and sciatica. That’s one of the things we offer. We are also a hands-on, old-school. We’re hands-on and don’t use any instruments to adjust people. We do manual manipulation by hand. That sets us apart from other chiropractors. Lots of people want to come in and get adjusted traditionally, like most chiropractors. Many chiropractors with time have started using instruments for adjustments. Many love to or hate it, none in between. We’re old-school."

Q: What is your approach?

A: "What sets us apart from other chiropractors is we’re pretty much a pain management style of practice. Some of the other chiropractors take a wellness approach. We offer that, too, but we treat pain. You’ve got neck and back pain, spinal issues, that’s pretty much what we treat. That’s why we named it what we did. Back pain is one of the more common things we treat."

Q: What else is new at the new office?

A: "We are offering a free consultation examination right now through all of next month, in October, for anyone wanting to see what we can do to help them out with any problems. We’ll have a grand opening there sometime later. Right now, we are in transition. We have most things moved in. You know how it is when you move."

Contact reporter Will Buss at [email protected] or 345-7822, ext. 24. \

Source: bnd.com


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