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The Joint Chiropractic - Shorewood

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The Joint Chiropractic - Shorewood, Illinois

Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - Shorewood! As your Shorewood chiropractor dedicated to family chiropractic and spine health, we invite you to join the millions of Americans who have not only found relief from lower back pain, sciatica pain, and migraines, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic's natural, drug-free approach to healthcare.

How can chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic in Shorewood help you?

Whether you have seen a chiropractor in the past or are seeking a local chiropractor near you for the first time, expect your visit to The Joint Chiropractic - Shorewood to be different from any healthcare experience you've had before. Perhaps even life-changing.

Here are a few reasons why The Joint Chiropractic in Shorewood is your perfect destination for pain relief and preventative care:

  • Conveniently Located
  • Open Nights & Weekends
  • No Appointments Required
  • No Insurance Hassles, Requirements or Copays
  • Quality Chiropractic Care by Licensed Professionals
  • Affordable Personalized Care Plans

As you can see, chiropractic care provided by the licensed chiropractors at The Joint offers you and your family an affordable, convenient and accessible solution like no other.

How can routine chiropractic care help improve your quality of life?

Through manual manipulation of the spine delivered to the highest standards by licensed chiropractors, chiropractic care works to restore and maintain proper communication from your brain to your body by relieving what chiropractors refer to as a subluxation, or a misalignment, of the spine. Restoring proper alignment to the spine can assist with pain relief and prevention of:

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Migraine and Tension Headaches
  • Shoulder Pain and Elbow Pain
  • Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Injuries
  • And More!

So whatever “symptoms” you or your family may be experiencing, visit our Shorewood chiropractic office today to learn more about how you could improve your overall health and well-being. And remember, you never need an appointment to visit, so stop in when it is convenient for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Meet The Doctors

Dr. Victor Dapkus, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Shorewood

Dr. Victor W. Dapkus is a Board-Certified Chiropractic physician who joined the team at The Joint Chiropractic, located in Northbrook in 2017. Now, Dr. Vic is extremely excited to open The Joint Chiropractic at a new location in Shorewood, IL. He describes The Joint as rewarding, affordable and a place that makes overall health and well being a top priority.

Dr. Vic has over 20 years of experience in the chiropractic and medical fields.  His inspiration to become a chiropractor happened while working with physicians at Rush Hospital and in Urgent Care Centers.  He noticed physicians would first treat patients with prescriptions for their pain and/or other conditions.  He believes there is a way to treat a patient that is not entirely dependent on medication or immediate invasive surgery.  The best part of being in the chiropractic field is to constantly find ways for people to regain and maintain optimal function and quality of life.

In addition to operating a successful chiropractic clinic in Chicago for 14 years, Dr. Vic was involved in aquatic rehabilitation.  He instructed and coached a group of patients for competitive swimming and helped others become physically stronger and more mobile.  Dr. Vic was an active board member of Louis Valentine’s Boys and Girls Club for several years.  He volunteered by taking special need children fishing, serving meals to the less fortunate, and participating in annual fundraisers.

In 1999, Dr. Vic earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. He is a current member of the Illinois Chiropractic Association and the Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association.  He received several achievement awards including a recognition award for Continued Chiropractic Value and Support from the Chicago Police Department and a Heroic Action award from the Chicago Park District.


He enjoys swimming, traveling, and spending quality time with his wife, Carol, and two wonderful daughters, Alli and Lauren.  Dr. Vic looks forward to being responsive to the needs of his patients and help them achieve their individual health goals.

Dr. Michael Scardina, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Shorewood

Dr. Michael Scardina was born and raised in Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Scardina obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2017 from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. He has been in the Chiropractic field for over 10 years as a devout patient and now a doctor for The Joint since 2018.

Dr. Scardina thrives on helping patients enhance their lives through the power of Chiropractic. From a young age he knew he wanted to be a doctor after losing his mother to breast cancer.  Improving and eliminating pain and suffering is the forefront to why Dr. Scardina loves what he does.

In addition to helping an array of patients, ranging from newborns to his 90 year old Italian grandmother, he has also had the privilege of treating those with headaches, scoliosis, ulcerative colitis, and cerebral palsy.  

Dr. Scardina would not be the doctor he is today if it were not for his wife Vanessa and his 4 children- Gracie, Vinny, Mia, and Bella. When he is not working at The Joint, he is watching sports, going to the movies, and taking vacations.

Dr. Anna Shelest, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Shorewood

Dr. Anna Shelest graduated from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois and received her Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2019.

Dr. Shelest had worked in the healthcare field since 2004 and has always known she wanted to help people feel better. She pursued her doctorate because of a long-term battle with migraines, and soon realized the immense potential of chiropractic as a means to alleviate her pain and improve her general well-being. She has since taken a special interest in headache disorders and helping her patients overcome such terrible afflictions.

On her free time, Dr. Shelest enjoys the outdoors, loves to travel, and hanging out with her dog, Berkley.

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Wellness Plans

Receive up to 4 visits per month.
Best choice and lowest cost per visit, for patients who visit more than 2 times per month. Typically best aligned with Doctor’s Treatment Plan.
$79.00 / Month
Additional visits just $10
Cost per visit less than $20
49% savings vs. single visit rate
Youth (17 and Under)
$39.00 / Month
Additional visits just $10
Cost per visit less than $10
75% savings vs. single visit rate


Fixed number of visits. Expire after 12 months.
Unable to commit to regular visits? Packages offer flexibility for patients who expect to visit on average 2 times or less per month.
6 Visits
Cost per visit less than $34
14% savings vs. single visit rate
10 Visits
Cost per visit less than $29
25% savings vs. single visit rate
20 Visits
Cost per visit less than $24
39% savings vs. single visit rate

Single Visits

Our single visit is an affordable and flexible option.

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Did You Know?

In a recent Consumer Reports study, chiropractic outperformed prescription medication, deep-tissue massage, yoga, pilates, and over-the-counter medication therapies, in treating back pain. 1

1 Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center. Back-Pain Treatments.; July 2011.

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