Welcome to Fairbury Chiropractic


Fairbury Clinic

The Fairbury clinic is located at the corner of Route 24 and Clay Street in Fairbury, IL.

Crescent City Clinic

The Crescent City Clinic is located on Route 24, two blocks east of the intersection of Routes 24 and 49 in Crescent City, IL. 

About Us

Scott Nowak, DC

Dr. Nowak is the 4th generation chiropractor at Fairbury Chiropractic Clinic. He is a 1992 graduate of National College of Chiropractic and joined Fairbury Chiropractic Clinic at that time.  Dr. Nowak is married and has two sons.  Dr. Nowak is a strong supporter of the community. He served as the commissioner for Youth Football and coached his son's travel baseball team.  He has served as President of the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce.  Dr. Nowak is a certified acupuncturist, a certified medical examiner for the Department of Transportation (DOT), and is certified in the cervical and lumbar Cox technique.  Dr. Nowak strives to provide a high quality level of customer service, chiropractic experience, and is committed to providing honest and ethical treatment for all of his patients.  

Rita DeAtley

Rita is Fairbury Chiropractic Clinic's Office Manager and has been with us since 2006.  She is married and has four grown children.  She is very personable and doesn't know a stranger. She enjoys working with patients and gives the upmost care at all times.   Rita has many years of office experience and can answer most of your insurance questions.   She is a certified Drug Screen Collector and very knowledgeable with DOT requirements and recommendations.   Rita is a presence in both offices, and looks forward to assisting you with your journey to better health.   



Our Services

Chiropractic Care

Dr. Nowak is knowledgeable in spinal care and chiropractic adjustments. The purpose of spinal adjustments is to return the spine to a natural state of health and to restore spinal motion, reduce pain, muscle spasms, and nerve irritation, so you can enjoy your life pain free. 


Auto Accident Injuries

Dr. Nowak and Rita understand the stress and pain patients are in following personal injury accidents. We analyze, diagnose, and create an individualized treatment plan for whiplash and soft tissue injuries. We will thoroughly explain your treatment and update your insurance agency on your behalf. 


Work Related Injuries

Most work injuries are caused by overuse and repetitive stress injuries. Overtime, small tasks done with poor posture can lead to acute and chronic pain, which can result in reduced worker productivity, lost time from work, disability, and an inability to perform job tasks. 

Cox Flexion/ Distraction Technique

Common Conditions Treated

* Spinal  Stenosis        * Pinched Nerves

* Degenerated Discs   * Bulging Discs

* Herniated Discs        * Sciatica

The Effects

Cox Technique is an easy distraction (stretching) adjustment of the spine to realize the following advantages for the patient with back or extremity pain: 

1.  Increase the intervertebral disc space opening 

2.  Decrease the pressure within the disc to aid healing of disc      herniation 

3.  Increase the size of the nerve openings in the spine to reduce      pinched nerves 

4.  Revitalize range of motion to spinal segments

Cox Technique

Named after its developer, James M. Cox DC DACBR, Cox Technique Flexion Distraction and Decompression is a gentle, non-force chiropractic adjusting approach. Chiropractic Care offers this highly-effective spinal manipulation and decompression technique, a merger of chiropractic and osteopathic principles. This combo offers a non-surgical alternative to a more intrusive surgery for alleviation of pain in the neck, arm, back and leg, especially for the 1 in 4 patients who are 95% of the cost of healthcare dollars for back pain: the disc herniation and stenosis cases. Cox Technic's performance for these more involved conditions makes it a great approach for less extreme conditions of back and neck pain as well.

Spinal Decompression

Lumbar Decompression

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a non-invasive treatment for acute and chronic back or neck pain associated with herniated, ruptured, bulging or degenerative discs. It is safe and effective without the normal risks associated with invasive procedures such as injections, anesthesia or surgery. The theory behind non-surgical spinal decompression is that significant forces, when applied to the 

Cervical Decompression

cervical or lumbar spine can create a negative pressure in the center of the intervertebral disc, thereby creating a suctioning effect or vacuum in order to retract or reduce the size of the herniated or bulging disc's gelatinous internal nucleus pulposus, thus diminishing or eliminating nerve compression, while at the same time helping to deliver nutrients and water to the disc.


DOT (Truck Drivers) Physicals

Dr. Nowak has been a certified medical examiner for the Department of Transportation since FMCSA required certification.  We have convenient Saturday hours to accomodate a trucker's busy lifestyle.  Call our office for details and with any questions you may have.


Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is used to treat any type of disease or ailment. It is most commonly used to treat pain in the United States.  Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi (CHEE) — which flows through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, chi energy flow will re-balance.

Custom Foot Orthodics

Orthodics help to control the motion in your foot. They provide extra cushioning and support.  By controlling motion, your custom orthotic may be able to keep your feet, ankles and spine in the best position possible during standing, walking, running, and other weight bearing activities.

Wellness Center

Recumbent Bike


The Wellness Center is new to Fairbury Chiropractic Clinic.  This service is free for patients that come on a regular once a month basis. They are able to use the equipment anytime during regular office hours to help stay fit. An appointment is recommended to avoid usage conflicts. Loss of muscle mass occurs as a result of aging. After age 35 you will lose between 0.5-1.0% of your muscle mass annually unless you engage in regular physical activity to prevent it.  By engaging in regular resistance training and following a sound diet 

 that includes adequate amounts of protein, you can prevent most of the muscle loss associated with age. Dr. Nowak recommends that you engage in some of the resistance training that focuses on all major muscle groups a minimum of 2 times per week and up to 5 times per week depending upon your goals.  Keeping our core and leg muscles strong allows us to use our body biomechanically correct, which helps us to prevent neck and back pain.

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