Chiropractors Bangor ME

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Back in Balance Wellness Center
(207) 433-5965
16 Penn Plaza
Bangor, ME
Promotion
Explore the benefits to unlocking a healthier, energetic and stress-free lifestyle. Back in Balance makes it easy. Call today to schedule an introductory massage for only $39 dollars.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupuncture, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Dr. Bruce Packard
ProCare Chiropractic Clinic
(207) 899-8720
263 State Street
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Chiropractor
Conditions
Arm pain,Back pain,Headache / migraine,Leg pain,Lower back pain,Muscle pain / muscle strain,Neck pain,Sciatica / radiculopathy
Treatments
Chiropractic adjustment,Chiropractic care,Chiropractic manipulation,Spinal manipulation

Back in Balance Wellness Center
(207) 433-5965
16 Penn Plaza
Bangor, ME
Promotion
Explore the benefits to unlocking a healthier, energetic and stress-free lifestyle. Back in Balance makes it easy. Call today to schedule an introductory massage for only $39 dollars.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupuncture, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Barry E Knopp
(207) 743-2866
POB 712 
Norway, ME
Specialties
Chiropractic
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Dr.HEATHER THERIAULT
(207) 885-9415
Ste 1, 144 Us Route 1
Scarborough, ME
Gender
F
Speciality
Chiropractor
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.MICHAEL NOONAN
(207) 827-5951
227 Main St
Old Town, ME
Gender
M
Speciality
Chiropractor
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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J. Mark Laney
(207) 623-4222
213 Capitol St
Augusta, ME
Company
Laney Chiropractic Clinic

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Marc Dupuis
(207) 324-7098
15 Daigle Lane, Ste 101
Sanford, ME
Company
Back to Health Chiropractic PC

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Barry Knopp
(207) 743-2866
PO Box 712
Norway, ME
Company
Barry Knopp
Industry
Chiropractor

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Dr.Chris Dombrowski
(207) 657-5200
Portland Chiropractic ME, 19 Commercial St. suite 2A
Portland, ME
Gender
M
Speciality
Chiropractor
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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How Safe are Chiropractors?

Yoga backAbout half of all Americans suffer from back pain, and many turn to chiropractors for help. Those who swear by chiropractic believe it helps them ease myriad complaints, from low-back pain to headaches and even digestive problems and allergies. There have been very few reputable studies, however, on the effects of chiropractic, and many Western doctors believe the potential risks far outweigh the supposed benefits.

Dem Bones, Dem Bones
Chiropractic medicine is a holistic approach to wellness that focuses on healing the body through manipulation of the musculoskeletal system, especially around the spine. Basically, chiropractors use a combination of massage, pressure, stretches, and exercises to align your vertebrae; they believe doing so will alleviate pain and balance other systems in the body. It’s meant to be a complementary form of treatment for those with chronic pain who seek a conservative alternative to drugs and surgery. Chiropractors must pass a state licensing exam after completing two to four years of undergraduate education and four years of specialized chiropractic courses. At the end of their training, chiropractors earn a doctor of chiropractic (DC) degree.

All It’s Cracked Up to Be?
There are no systematic reviews of research proving that spinal manipulation is both safe and effective; in fact, some studies have revealed seriously adverse effects associated with the practice. Until 1987, the American Medical Association pronounced chiropractic an “unscientific cult” and urged the public to avoid it. Though the practice now has greater legitimacy among physicians and insurance companies, some reports—such as Edzard Ernst’s “Prospective investigations into the safety of spinal manipulation,” published in the 2001 issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management —suggest that 50 percent of chiropractic patients experience mild negative events, like “local discomfort, headache, tiredness, and radiating discomfort.” More serious complications include “dissection of the vertebral and internal carotid artery, epidural hematoma, intracranial aneurysm, cauda equina syndrome [compression of the nerves around the spinal cord], contusion of the spinal cord, myelopathy [spinal cord injury], radiculopathy [nerve pain], and peripheral nerve palsy.” Though there’s certainly a bias in terms of where research funds are directed, we should still be alert to the potential risks of spinal manipulation.

Proceed with Caution
If you do feel want to try something new that doesn’t involve drugs or surgery, choose your practitioner wisely. Get informed and stay involved. Here’s what you need to know to undergo chiropractic care safely and effectively:

1. Check your DC’s credentials. Make sure he or she graduated from a school accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE). You can find a directory of schools on the CCE’s Web site . Also, make sure the DC is licensed in your state by going to fclb.org and clicking on...

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