About Dr. Zaffarkhan

Dr. Yousef Zaffarkhan was born and raised in Chicago and began his undergraduate studies at University of Illinois at Chicago in Chicago, IL. Dr. Zaffarkhan earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology, before going on to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic, known as the oldest and most trusted institution in the profession.

As an active member in the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce as well as a member of the West Loop Community Organization, Dr. Zaffarkhan is committed to impacting the lives of as many people as possible in a positive way and helping them achieve and maintain an optimal state of health and wellness. On a humanitarian mission to Vietnam he helped treat nearly 4,000 under-privileged men, women and children and saw first hand the benefits of chiropractic care.

Dr. Zaffarkhan is passionate about empowering his patients to take an active role in their health. His knowledge, compassion and experience have resulted in a high percentage of success with both chronic complaints and the treatment of recent injuries. As the founder and primary practitioner at Body Works Health & Wellness, Dr. Zaffarkhan, brings an innovative approach to Chiropractic Medicine. He is certified in Diversified, Thompson, and Gonstead spinal manipulation techniques, physiotherapy and spinal rehabilitation.  He is also experienced in ART (Active Release Technique), AO (Atlas Orthogonal technique), SOT (Sacral Occipital Technique), Flexion Distraction, Clinical Biomechanics of Posture (CBP) and the Activator technique.

Email him today at drz@bodyworkschicago.com or give Body Works Health & Wellness a call today at (312) 733-8676 to take the first step toward a better life!

Chicago Chiropractic Care, Techniques and Treatment Plans

At the foundation of chiropractic medicine is a holistic approach that includes incorporating a broad range of modalities that help restore the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Just as each person has unique physical characteristics, every health condition has distinct symptoms and requires an individualized protocol. Dr. Zaffarkhan may recommend nutritional counseling, orthotics, massage therapy, or a combination as part of a complete wellness plan for some patients while prescribing acupuncture and Flexion Distraction techniques for others. Also worth noting is that every massage technique is not appropriate for every condition. For instance, Active Release Techniques (ART), which treat tightness and tension in muscles, tendons, nerves, fascia and ligaments, can be combined with spinal manipulation to ensure muscles and connective tissue function properly. While this approach supports overall spine health, other massage treatments may be prescribed primarily to encourage relaxation and stress relief.

Different health goals demand different diagnostic and evaluation exams, too. Our doctor uses state-of-the-art technology to assist with accurate diagnosing and treatment program design. Our goal is to eliminate the source of pain rather than manage pain from an outward-in perspective. Using CBP (Clinical Biomechanics of Posture), Dr. Zaffarkhan is able to identify spine alignment deviations, and recommend specific corrective actions to restore normal, healthy function.

Long-term spinal changes are possible through a combination of spinal manipulations, corrective exercises and traction. Determining which techniques and services are most beneficial is the first step in creating a plan toward good health, wellness and vitality. There is no singular path that works for everyone.

Two patients with the same, or similar symptoms, may experience better outcomes from different techniques. AO (Atlas Orthogonal Technique,) which adjusts the cervical spine, may be the preferred treatment for a certain condition. Alternatively, our Chicago chiropractor may decide that SOT (Scaral Occipital Techniques), which focuses on aligning the hips to support the internal organs and back health by balancing the pelvis, is a better option.