Vanessa Prado DC, ND

Vanessa Prado
Chiropractic Care
Naturopathic Care
Functional Medicine
Exercise Rehabilitation
Manual Therapy

Wednesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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"Everyone is on their unique journey back to health and wellness. That is why I believe in treating each person as a whole, helping them find the root cause of illness, and implementing alternative and holistic therapies that will stimulate their own body’s ability to heal. My goal when working with patients is to provide them with the tools and resources that will help maintain them in good health."


Dr. Vanessa Prado is a graduate from National University of Health Sciences where she obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degrees. She also has a state certification in Acupuncture therapy and cupping techniques.

Her unique approach to care combines chiropractic techniques and rehabilitative exercise with nutritional counseling, botanical medicine, and acupuncture to treat a variety of health concerns. Grounded in the naturopathic principles, she believes a big step towards healing and optimizing health is also addressing the fundamentals of health – nutrition, hydration, exercise, sleep, and mental-emotional well-being.

Dr. Prado is passionate about working together with patients to not only treat their symptoms, but find the root cause of illness to better support their journey back to wellness.

  • BS in Kinesiology- University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine- National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine- National University of Health Sciences
  • Chiropractic Board Certification, 2020-Present
  • Acupuncture Certification, 2021-Present

Recently I experienced some lower back pain. For 4 days the pain was getting worse until I could not stand. I used crutches to move. I contacted Dr. Brod and she was able to get me in. During my visit with Dr. Brod she assured me that she could help and gave me treatment and things I could do at home. I was afraid I needed surgery since I had such intense pain. After 3 days I could stand and I know without Dr. Brod I would not be walking. I would not want anyone to experience the pain I felt but I would highly recommend Dr. Brod since she is very very good. I have seen many other doctors in the past and Dr. Brod is the best.
What I like about Dr. Brod is when you make an appointment you actually get in at the time, no waiting when you get there.
Experience with the general office staff is that they are always very friendly.


I came in with severe low back pain due to a herniated disc. It was hard to do my daily activities and after therapy I have gotten better. I now can do my normal daily activities without problems thanks to Dr. Nicole Brod. My experience with Dr. Brod and GCSP was excellent, and I would definitely recommend it. Dr. Brod has provided the best therapy, as she was very patient and heard my problems related to my low back pain. She found the best solution so that I could feel better quickly. Thanks to that I am doing much better now. Thank you, Dr. Brod.
In general, the overall treatment was great from the receptionist to the Dr it was excellent. Thank you again!


My experience with GCSP has always been a positive one. The office is new and very nice and the office staff is always helpful and pleasant to work with. I was referred to Dr. Brod by my Rheumatologist Dr. Conniff, and together we have taken a holistic approach to my treatment plan and more importantly how food affects my symptoms and overall wellbeing. Over the years I have struggled with Hoshimotos, Lupus and Psoriatic Arthritis and found that food has played an integral part in how symptoms flare or how I feel. Dr. Brod provided me with effective guidance to restructure my food list and offered workable suggestions to managing what I can eat and when. I have even dropped several pounds so far. Thank you, Dr. Brod, for being a delightful person, and for being willing to go the extra mile to research and provide back effective suggestions and care. I will refer others I know that are struggling with this too.