Dr. Gruss' patients consistently give him a 5-star rating

The Medical Center at First Health Associates

Whether you’ve just started experiencing headaches and are searching for a doctor who can help, or you feel you’ve exhausted all options, First Health Associates Headache Clinic can help.

First Health Associates specializes in the non-surgical, non-invasive treatment of low back and neck pain and arthritis.  Our goal is to find a solution that provides lasting relief to your pain.

woman who needs knee pain relief is holding her knee -- she needs knee pain treatment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            First Health Associates can help you find relief from knee pain without surgery or prescription medications.  We are specialists in treating knee pain.

Schedule with Chicagoland's most qualified physical medicine doctor.


The Medical Team at First Health Associates

Physician Jason Gruss, MD, FAAPM&R is a board certified physiatrist.  He is trained in neurologic and orthopedic medicine. With more than 11 years of experience, Doctor Gruss heads our physical medicine department. In most cases, Doctor Gruss administers care personally.  However, when the need arises, he will oversee and supervise your care after directing you to the appropriate providers both inside and outside of First Health.

Doctor Gruss Treats Knee Pain, Headaches, Back Pain

Dr. Gruss has extensive clinical experience treating patients with the following conditions: chronic headaches including migraine headaches, knee pain including arthritis of the knee, lower back pain and neck pain. His treatment includes conventional medications and procedures.  He also offers cortisone injections for most joints, synvisc knee injections for knee arthritis and botox injections for migraine headaches.

At First Health, our approach is often a little different than others.  Doctor Gruss is part of an integrative health care team who will personalize your care.  Our specialists include acupuncturists, behavioral health counselors, exercise physiologists, herbalists and chiropractors.

Since 1981, First Health Associates has provided the best integrative medical care in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. Conveniently located off I-90, near Golf and Arlington Heights Roads First Health serves patients from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Palatine and Des Plaines.

Meet Doctor Jason Gruss, MD, FAAPM&R – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Arlington Heights, Illinois

With First Health Associates, the focus is on YOU!