Here at AlignLife Chiropractic Center in Wood River, our philosophy is based on the belief that our patients’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our professional staff is dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives by combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum.
Our 5 star services feature Chiropractic, Toxin Elimination, Nutrition Enhancement, Hormone Balance and Weight Management. We would welcome the opportunity to be “your” Wood River chiropractor. We will earn your trust while delivering the best chiropractic care in the Wood River area.
Education and Training
Logan College of Chiropractic
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Classroom Lectures and Talks within the Office -
- Educational Speaking on Autism for the Community -
- Humanitarian of the Year 2013
- Co-Author of The ACPPA's Secrets to Rehabilitating the Pregnant Patient
- 2013 Chiropractor and Medical Nutritionist of the Year
- Medical Compliance Specialist-Physician
- Diversified Award 2011
- Chiropractic & Medical Nutrition
Articles and Publications
What do you attribute your success to?
As Dr. Michael Harbison was growing up in the small town of Quincy, Illinois, little did he know how the town’s and his family’s passion for the military would shape his future. Dr. Mike was a natural athlete who loved to be active. Growing up he always wanted to be a surgeon like his uncle or a soldier. Little did he know that his dream of being a soldier would lead him down a different path. He was an infantry soldier attached to Alpha Company 2-69 for the invasion of Iraq. His unit was the spearhead for the invasion. That is where the change of Dr. Mike’s life happened. During the war Dr. Mike sustained a Spinal Cord injury that would forever change who he was and going to be.
When the injury was so bad that Dr. Mike was having a lot of troubles he went to the Troop Medical Center. After years of examinations and multiple doctors were done, Dr. Mike was told, “We’re sorry, but you have bulging discs that are pushing on your chord and we are going to have to perform an exploratory back surgery to see exactly where the damage is because the tests just can’t pinpoint it.” So he decided to weigh his options because this didn’t sound like a good idea. Dr. Mike opted to not have the surgery. He asked the neurosurgeon what about maybe going to a chiropractor. He was not a believer, but his parents had always gone. The neurosurgeon looked at him very angrily and said,” If you want to go that route and get paralyzed then you go right ahead, but don’t come back here for me to fix you!!” After that Dr. Mike was medically retired from the military with a number of physical dysfunctions that he was told to live with. It seemed as though every doctor he went to would not listen to him they just pushed a prescription his way and told him to come back later. Finally Dr. Mike decided to try chiropractic after a 3 year battle with no help. The pain was still there and all attempts had failed. At the chiropractors Dr. Mike was told, “Oh yeah I can fix that I do it every day!” This didn’t help ease Dr. Mike as he always remembered what the neurosurgeon in Georgia told him. The Chiropractor put him on the table and gave him his first adjustments. As his nervous system was being awakened Dr. Mike was feeling amazing after the first treatment. So he continued to go back daily and then a couple times a week. After 2 months Dr. Mike was feeling like his old self again. He then knew this is what he had to do.
After Dr. Mike’s path was changed by that back injury, he knew he wanted to make a real difference in people’s lives. He committed himself to a career in Chiropractic Wellness Care and would go on to graduate from Logan College of Chiropractic with advanced studies in advanced nutrition, scoliosis care, ADD & ADHD, Autism, functional neurology, internal health, and anti-aging.
As Dr. Mike says, “There is always an answer. You just have to find the right doctor who will listen and knows the God given power of one’s body to heal itself.” It is now Dr. Mike’s mission to empower each person to no longer be a victim of their health or circumstances and instead learn how their body works and how to achieve a state of total wellness.
Dr. Mike has become a sought after speaker in the health and wellness community, speaking on topics ranging from autism to how to treat the pregnant patient. He has helped businesses both large and small save hundreds of thousands of dollars by assisting in their health and wellness programs.
Areas of research
In 2013 donated a weight room to Lewis & Clark Elementary School.
In 2014 has donated over $7,000 in goods and services to mutliple church fundraisers in the area.
Teaching and speaking
2011 Keynote Speaker at Logan College for Autism
2014 Key Speaker at Our Lady of the Snows Health Fair
Hobbies / Sports
- Football, Baseball, Wrestling, Tennis
Dr. Michael Harbison D.C.'s Practice location
Wood River, Illinois 62095Get Direction
WOOD RIVER, IL 62095Get Direction
Request An Appointment With Dr. Michael Harbison D.C. | Chiropractor
Please note that this request is not considered final until you receive email notification confirming the details.
In the event the doctor is not yet registered with FindaTopDoc, we will contact the office on your behalf in an effort to secure your appointment.
Dr. Michael Harbison D.C.'s reviewsWrite Review
- What are the Causes of Upper and Middle Back Pain?
Upper, middle, or lower back pain is one of the most common conditions that people visit the doctor for. Upper and middle refers to the region from the base of the neck to the base of rib cage at the back. The bones in this region work in association with the rib cage and protect internal organs...
- What is Sciatic Pain?
Sciatica is the pain along the sciatic nerve felt from the lower back through the buttocks to the back of the leg. The sciatic nerve is a large nerve in the body that originates from the spinal cord in the lumbar region, and extends to the lower part of the leg. Generally, the pain is felt only on...
- Tips on Living with Lower Back Pain
There are a variety of causes as to why you are experiencing lower back pain. Back pain may result from underlying health conditions such as connective tissue diseases, which include different types of arthritis, fibromyalgia syndrome, or sciatica (nerve root pain). Lower back pain can also be...
- The Main Causes of Lower Back Pain
Brief AnatomyThe back is composed of layers of muscles that hold the spinal column in place. It is involved in moving, twisting, and bending, which is why the back is prone to muscle strain.The spinal column is made up of vertebrae that are divided into five regions. The spinal column provides...
- Can Arthritis Cause Back Pain?
Yes. Arthritis is one of the major causes of back pain and can cause long-term effects in an individual. Back pain is a common problem which affects 4 out of 5 of us at some point. Back pain is a type of pain experienced mostly through the spine. Back pain can last for a short time, but there are...
- Can Chiropractic Care Benefit Children with Autism?
Children with autism have it tough. There are many theories on what causes autism, and perhaps, even more theories on how to help those on the spectrum. You want what’s best for your child, and there are many people who want to help you.One alternative medicine you might consider is chiropractic...
- T.J. Williams11558 St. Charles Rock Road Bridgeton Missouri 63044
- Dr. Jennifer Lynn Mccleary D.C.225 S. Meramec Avenue Clayton Mo 63105
- Dr. Breane Schafer D.C.1316 Dadrian Professional Park Godfrey IL 62035
- Dr. Andrew W Dykeman DC33 East Airline Drive East Alton IL 62024
- Dr. William Frank Madosky D.C.1202 Bellevue Ave Saint Louis MO 63117
- Dr. Timothy Peck DC#7 Junction Drive Glen Carbon IL 62034