Dr. Doug Cyrus, Pana Chiropractor IL

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A. Doug Cyrus, DC


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Pana Chiropractor : Dr. Doug Cyrus

I feel very fortunate to be a second-generation Doctor of Chiropractic...

My father was a professional pilot and flight instructor, flew jets in World War II and the Korean War, but changed occupations due to the great benefit chiropractic provided for our family. When Greg, my youngest brother was about two, he developed Bell’s palsy. His face was paralyzed on one side. He received little hope for the condition, except to “wait and see what happens” and that wasn’t working. I guess dad figured, like a lot of people do, “when nothing else works that is a good time to try chiropractic.” Chiropractic was not a commonly accepted profession back then. After several weeks of treatment, Greg began to recover and eventually made a near full recovery.

A few chiropractic adjustments and I was really impressed...

About this time, my cousin hit me in the side of the face with a croquet mallet. I remember waking up the next morning with my head locked in position, all the way to the right. A few chiropractic adjustments and I was really impressed. I guess dad was impressed too, because he decided to give up flying to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa to pursue a profession in chiropractic.

About six months into chiropractic college one of dad’s old flying buddies called wanting him to fly over seas, with the temptation of “big money and no taxes to pay.” Dad told him he needed three days to think about it. After a military injury, dad had been left without the ability to breath through his nose, smell or taste food for nine years. He had two unsuccessful operations for his condition. During the six months dad had been going to Palmer, he was also being treated for this condition. It was during those three days of decision that he began to breath through his nose and taste food again. I remember him commenting, “You have no idea what a blessing it is to be able to breath through your nose and taste food.” Dad went on to pursue a profession in chiropractic with a passion to help others. Through his passion he influenced his # 2 son (me) to become a chiropractor.

I became a chiropractor to help people, like my family had been helped...

Throughout my youth, my father would take me to chiropractic seminars with him. I feel very fortunate to have met some of the most famous chiropractors in the history of chiropractic. Doctors at the seminars would ask me, “Are you going to be a chiropractor when you grow up?” I would humbly, but precisely reply, “No.” Even as a child, I had picked up that chiropractic was not well accepted in the mainstream health care arena. The problem was that going to the seminars caused me to unknowingly begin to understand the philosophy of chiropractic, if you know how to help the body regain balance, then the body can heal itself. I witnessed it happen. When I was 18 someone on the high school year book committee asked me, “For the year book, what are you going to do for a career?” It hit me suddenly, I could think of nothing else I wanted to do, but become a chiropractor to help people, like my family had been helped.

Chiropractic Education

After graduating in 1974 from Vandalia High School, Dr. Cyrus received his pre-chiropractic education from Greenville College and Kaskaskia College, where he studied the basic sciences.

After completing his prerequisite studies, he was accepted into Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. During his four years at Palmer, courses included biochemistry, a major emphasis on anatomy and human physiology, X-ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques and patient care in the Palmer College Public Clinic. Dr. Cyrus graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Magna Cum Laude in 1981.

On a Personal Note...

My wife, Bev and I manage our office. We were high school sweethearts and married when we were in our late teens. We have seven wonderful children and so far, three magnificent grandchildren, of whom we love to spoil and send home. When I was younger, I thought God had given me children so I could teach them, I now realize that God gave me children so they could teach me, I just can’t wait until they all have children of their own so they can start learning something themselves! Children are truly your life, and we thoroughly enjoy our family gatherings.

My wife and I like to take long walks and bicycle rides. She likes to sew, especially quilting. I like to study nutrition and the Bible. It works out well, I drive her to every quilt shop in the world and study in the car, while she shops. I like to watch movies and she will watch them with me, as long as she can also sew. She really does make a lot of beautiful things, and I get a lot of studying done!

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“I consider myself an excellent listener and hope I get the opportunity to meet you in person and discuss your specific health challenge. We make it easy for our patients to come in by offering a no charge, no obligation initial consultation to get to know each other. Give our Pana chiropractic office a call or email me with the link below.”


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