Dr. Matthew Thacker D.C. CCWFN
Dr. Matthew Thacker is originally from Melrose Park, IL. Dr. Matt became a chiropractor to share the gift of the healing power of the human body and chiropractic with everyone, and he looks forward to educating and serving the Homewood, IL community.
Dr. Matt’s journey to become a Chiropractor was born out of his own personal experience. Dr. Matt suffered migraines, nausea, and dizziness and was diagnosed by his medical doctors with a brain tumor. His life came to an abrupt halt, and he underwent further testing and round after round of medications that were destroying his body and mind. After extensive treatments, cancer cells could not be detected, and Dr. Matt was informed that he would have to take a lifetime of brain-altering prescription medications to keep him from having seizures and that he’d need to monitor the progress of the tumor for the rest of his life. It was at this time that Dr. Matt sought out chiropractic to see if it could help. Dr. Matt started to get adjusted regularly, and after only three months, he felt like a completely different person. By the end of six months, Dr. Matt threw away all of his anti-seizure medications and, to this day, remains off of all the meds. Dr. Matt believes that he would not be alive today if he hadn’t walked into a Chiropractor’s office. He was given his life back!
Dr. Matt pursued his undergraduate studies at Moraine Community College and Scott Community College and later received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. An avid student, Dr. Matt loves learning new things and has recently discovered a strong interest in gardening. Dr. Matt was on the Dean’s list at Palmer College of Chiropractic for multiple semesters and his charitable efforts include a Missions trip to Brazil where he provided chiropractic care for people in need of quality healthcare. Dr. Matt is married and has a 6-year old daughter and a 2-year old son. He is available for speaking engagements and can be reached at (708) 922-1883.