Our mission at Decatur Disc Center is to help each patient achieve optimum wellness and freedom in health through proper care.

Dr. Richard Lohr

Dr LohrDr. Lohr knew at a very young age that he wanted to be a chiropractor. When he was five years old he recalls sitting in the back of the family station wagon outside his fathers’ chiropractic office after church on Sunday. There would be four or five cars waiting. Some people would crawl into the office, some would be limping, some would be carried into the office. He was impressed by how much better they walked out of the office, after they received their spinal adjustments.

It was his fathers dedication to his patients that really inspired him. After his father finished working at 8pm in the evening, he would drive to his mothers farm, get his youngest brother out of his wheelchair (he had muscular dystrophy) and give him an adjustment before his long ride home. He typically got home around 9:30 pm and there would be his wife and seven children lined up in the foyer around the adjustment table, all wanting their adjustments. Dr. Lohr accompanied his father when he went to make house calls on patients who could not get out of bed, or up off the floor.

Dr. Lohr’s father went to his chiropractic office every day until he recently turned 82 and retired.

Dr. Lohr completed his undergraduate work in his home state of Michigan at St. Clair college where he was offered a basketball scholarship. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College in St. Louis in December of 1986. He practiced in Bloomington, IL for many years. He was an honorarium guest lecturer at Illinois Wesleyan University for many years.

He was on call with four other physicians for Illinois State University’s Braden Auditorium visiting Broadway casts and took care of many famous entertainers. Dr. Lohr is the first physician in the state of IL, to become certified in non surgical spinal decompression through an accredited University. He received this certification through the Post Graduate Department of Parker University in Dallas, Texas.

On November 7, 2015, Dr. Lohr was appointed to The International Medical Advisory Board on Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression. The appointment came during the annual Spinal Decompression Certification Course at Parker University, in Dallas, Texas. The board is composed of twenty physicians and includes neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, medical radiologists, chiropractic physicians and medical physicians.

Doctors from all across the country were in attendance to learn the latest in research, technology and treatment for the care and alleviation of back pain, disc problems, utilizing spinal decompression. Dr. Lohr was one of the physicians chosen to speak and present cases at this gathering.

In November of 2017, Dr Lohr was elected president of the international Disc Education Association. The association is committed to research and development of non-surgical spinal decompression. The chairman of the association is Allan Dyer, M.D., PhD. Dr. Dyer  invented the original non-surgical spinal decompression machine, the Vax-D. Dr. Dyer also helped invent the defibrillator and is the former prime minister of Health to Canada.

The website for The Association is www.discassociation.org

In November of 2017,  Dr Lohr was appointed an associate professor to the post graduate faculty of Parker University in Dallas Texas.

Awards & Certifications

Office Staff

From left to right: Lyn Shasteen, Jamie Lugari, Laura West, Victoria Ade, Mandy Arganbright
Free Pain Guide IDEA Member Award

Office Hours

Monday 8:30 am - 11:30 am2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 11:30 am2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 11:30 am2:30 pm - 5:30 pm