The National Business League

Founded by Dr. Booker T. Washington – August 23, 1900

National Business League/Detroit Chapter

By a delectable twist of happenstance, the steadfast backbone of NBL’s Detroit chapter is a nationally renowned chiropractor who treats back disorders. Beloved and trusted by a burgeoning throng of patients, DR. CECIL I. FORBES, JR is founder, owner and operator of iCare Spine and Rehabilitation Centers PLLC, the Motor City’s premier facilities for the natural treatment of back pain, headaches, nerve impingements, whiplash, sciatica, and other chronic pain issues. With its longstanding 5-star Yelp© rating, iCare Spine and Rehabilitation Centers loom as the top-ranked chiropractic clinics in Detroit. In 2021, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed Dr. Forbes to the state’s Board of Chiropractors, making him the second-only African American doctor appointed to the agency, and its first in over 30 years.

A graduate of Detroit’s Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School, Dr. Forbes earned his B.S. in Biology and Physical Therapy from Jackson State University, while earning his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He is a 2014 recipient of the Michigan Chronicle’s prestigious “40 under 40” award, and recipient of the Chronicle’s Men of Excellence Award (2018). He was named Top Chiropractor by the Hour Magazine. Dr. Forbes served as the augural Chapter Director of New Leaders Council Detroit, and Medical Director of the Sound Mind Sound Body Football Academy, as well as a member the Michigan Association of Chiropractors. An alumni of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Dr. Forbes is a participant in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative, and an alum of Dartmouth University’s Tuck Executive Training Program.