Dr. Brandon Daniels and Dr. Corey Osborne
By Annabelle Knef
O’FALLON – Not a day goes by that chiropractor Dr. Corey Osborne of Osborne Family Chiropractic in O’Fallon isn’t amazed at what his profession is capable of doing for patients.
As a child who grew up with asthma and headaches, Osborne was drawn to the career field after finding that chiropractic care provided relief from his chronic conditions.
“I got into chiropractic because I was a very sick kid. I started seeing a chiropractor and I have not had an asthma attack since the age of 12,” Osborne said.
Before choosing chiropractic studies, Osborne said he struggled between chiropractic and medicine.
“I actually started out taking the MCAT to get into trauma surgery – then the big man upstairs lead me to this,” he said.
Osborne said that his practice, which began in 2002, is more about preventative health. He called a “hierarchy” between chiropractors and functional doctors a “phenomenal” thing.
“We’re not just chiropractors. We use chiropractic, functional medicine and other services to try and fill our patient’s needs. I definitely see a strong future with chiropractic and functional medicine in the medical world,” Osborne said.
Osborne said that while “chiropractors can’t cure everything,” when it works, “it works amazing.”
He said that a patient may come in with back pain – but after a few visits will notice other health problems dissipating, such as heartburn.
“There’s never been a day that goes by where I’m not amazed at what this profession can do,” he said.
He said that the focus of his practice is centered on “what’s right for the patient.”
Osborne said that O’Fallon is “beyond” his home. “We have phenomenal patients here.”
He said that the favorite part of his profession is being able to “find the gap” in a patient’s health care.
“We really don’t have a specialized patient – it’s the patient that’s not getting answers.”
Osborne said that he is currently working toward his functional neurology post-doctorate degree.
In March of this year, Osborne welcomed Dr. Brandon Daniels to his practice. Daniels grew up in the O’Fallon community and recently received his doctorate in chiropractic from Logan University.
While he was attending OTHS, Daniels suffered a soccer injury.
“I was told that I couldn’t come back for the rest of the season and most likely the whole year after that,” Daniels said. “I ended up coming here to Dr. Osborne into this office.”
Daniels said that thanks to Osborne, he was back to playing soccer in about six to eight weeks.
That experience, he said, opened his eyes to the interworking of the human body and “how unique and powerful it is.”
Daniels said he is “happy” to be working Osborne Family Chiropractic where he was formerly a patient.
“It has been fantastic,” he said. “There’s no time I’m happier than being with my patients.”
Daniels said that he always knew he wanted to be some form of doctor because helping people has always been his passion.
“I want to do it for the rest of my life,” he said.
Daniels said that he is currently working toward his functional medicine certification.
“We approach how the body works as a whole and not specifically on one system in the body,” he said.
Moving forward, Daniels said that his goals are to “always keep learning” and continuing to “help patients.”
Osborne said that his practice is thriving with the addition of Daniels.
“He’s getting a ton of his own referrals and is doing great,” Osborne said.
Both Osborne and Daniels are licensed in Illinois and are In-network with Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.