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About The Practice

The Pain Treatment Center of the Midwest

From Pain To Wellness LLC in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, specializes in chronic pain management through comprehensive medication management, conventional, holistic, and integrative care that helps patients find relief from chronic pain and restore optimal health. James Gruft, MD, FAAPMR, DABPM, Stacie Wharton, PA, and a multi-disciplinary team of specialists work closely with each patient, supporting their physical, emotional, and mental needs on their journey to wellness.

The team at Pain To Wellness LLC follows a conventional and functional medicine approach, with a focus on identifying the sources of each person’s pain using advanced blood work, nutritional testing, hormonal testing, gastrointestinal testing, and allergy testing.

Then they develop integrative treatment plans customized to meet each patient’s needs. The team offers comprehensive pain management that draws from options such as medication management, physical therapy, and nutritional assessments.

Chronic pain goes hand in hand with mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, and stress. The team offers psychological counseling, including mindfulness-based stress management, relaxation techniques, and guided imagery.

Nutrition has a starring role in preventing and treating disease, relieving chronic pain, and maintaining exceptional health for the long run. The team treats nutritional deficiencies and teaches patients how to implement therapeutic lifestyle changes that support healthy dietary habits.

The team at From Pain To Wellness LLC stays updated with cutting-edge research so they can provide the highest quality of medical care. They take extra time to talk with patients, educating them and their families about their treatment options.

People who need relief from chronic pain find compassionate care and effective therapies at From Pain To Wellness LLC. To schedule an appointment, call the office or use online booking today.

Start your journey from pain to wellness today!


Insurance Information

From Pain to Wellness accepts most major insurance plans. For questions about your coverage, please call the office 630-627-7500

AARP Medicare Supplement Plan United Health
Aetna Medicare
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield Anthem
Mutual of Omaha
United Healthcare

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"Dr. Gruft and the From Pain to Wellness staff are Golden. I have been dealing with medical issues for a number of years and have had and currently have more than a few doctors. He is unlike any healthcare provider I have come across. He actually listens to what I have to say and takes the time to consider my issues. I always feel at ease and have had nothing but positive experiences during the years I have been a patient there. I'm very appreciative to have Pain to Wellness help me deal with this aspect of my medical issues"



"I recently started seeing Dr. Gruft. It is so nice to have a doctor who actually listened to you. He also treats you with respect. I have had 8 back surgeries, and medication is literally life-saving for me. I also love the therapist Dr. Kennedy who is right on the premises. The staff is great also. They return your call very quickly"



"You won't find a better and more knowledgeable doctor than Dr. Gruft. He has gone over and above my needs and even gave me a little insight as to my son's back problems just because he truly cares. I have so much nerve damage and disk issues it's almost unlivable but he was the only doctor I found that has worked. It's hard to find the proper ways to make my life worth living again, at least for now. In closing, I hope to God he doesn't retire before I retire for good because I don't know what i would do."




Secondary effects of chronic pain

Chronic pain is enormously different from acute pain. It is not just a symptom of an underlying problem - it is the problem. It often does not respond to treatments used for acute pain. In fact, acute pain treatments can sometimes make it worse.

What is comprehensive pain management?

Comprehensive pain management is a special form of treatment. It is an intensive attempt to deal with every major aspect of our life vis-a-vis chronic pain. If a pain clinic only offers injections and medication, it is not comprehensive pain management.

How to face our pain?.

Once we start to face our pain, we realize that its message is not one of annihilation. Pain by itself, is not out to kill us. The only way we lose if we give up. To break the cycle of pain-inactivity-weakness-pain, we have to be willing to do things...


From Pain To Wellness, LLC
1 Trans Am Plaza, Suite 100
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Phone: 630-286-6530
Fax: 630-627-7502

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