Dr. Brian Crawford
Dr. Brian Crawford is a chiropractor who serves Champaign-Urbana and the surrounding communities in Illinois.
Dr. Brian Crawford uses chiropractic care to improve the health and wellness in all areas of patient’s lives, whether they are having problems with back pain or neck pain, or just want to start feeling better when they wake up in the morning. Dr. Crawford takes a ‘whole person’ approach in chiropractic care, which means looking for the underlying causes of disease, discomfort, and pain, as opposed to just treating the symptoms. Many seemingly unrelated symptoms often arise from imbalances in the spinal column, and Dr. Crawford will be able to determine the root of the pain and create a personalized chiropractic and wellness plan to suit each patient’s individual needs. Under the supervision and care of our caring and skilled chiropractor, patients report higher functioning in all areas of their lives.
On a more personal note...
Dr. Crawford was first introduced to the concepts of chiropractic indirectly while growing up in Kirksville, MO, the birthplace of osteopathic medicine. Although osteopaths are nearly indistinguishable from medical doctors now, their early philosophical roots were very similar to those of chiropractors. Dr. Crawford remembers receiving spinal manipulations or adjustments from Dr. Nancy Hutchinson, D.O. to his right hip as a kid (after walking 8 miles on railroad tracks with one leg on and one leg off the track the whole way). He also remembers that Dr. Hutchinson kept his mom from needing low back surgery for years.
Before becoming a chiropractor, Dr. Crawford attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Optical Science (a fancy physics degree). He worked for nearly five years as an engineer in Huntsville designing fiber optic sensors, for which he received two patents.
While living in Huntsville, Dr. Crawford had two years of knee pain that went incorrectly diagnosed, even after visits to a sports doctor and an orthopedic surgeon (one of them even said nothing was wrong with his knee). Dr. Jerry Johnson, a chiropractor, heard him talking about his knee one day at the gym and diagnosed him within minutes correctly. The problem was not even with his knee, it was with his feet. Orthotics were ordered and within a month the knee pain was gone and has been gone for over 25 years now. Meeting Dr. Johnson turned out to be a life-altering event as two years later Dr. Crawford quit engineering to start chiropractic school.
Dr. Crawford attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and graduated Magna Cum Laude. In addition, to being on the President’s List for academic excellence, he was accepted as a member of Pi Tau Delta, an international chiropractic honor society. He also received the Certificate of Merit for unselfish leadership in the profession from Palmer College for teaching each of the three main anatomy labs (Gross I, Gross II, and Spinal Anatomy) several times, which provided him with further practical knowledge of the human anatomy. He has been examined by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and has demonstrated clinical proficiency in all four national certification tests.
Since moving to the Champaign-Urbana area with his practice, Dr. Crawford has treated thousands of locals, with his oldest patient now 96 and his youngest only 3 days old. He has invested a lot of time and money in utilizing his science background while taking post-graduate classes in studying the effects of whiplash injuries, and the proper treatment for those injuries. With his extensive education and patient treatment experience, you can be sure that you will receive the finest in chiropractic and rehabilitative care, with a friendly bedside manner that keeps patients happy and coming back.
For you readers out there, Dr. Crawford is a published author. His first novel, Memphis Legend, was released in December 2016. It is a mystery thriller that can be found on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format. His second book, yet untitled is a sequel and is scheduled to be released in January 2018.