Chiropractors Westminster MD

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Dr. Paul Ettlinger
(443) 213-1249
10995 Owings Mills Blvd., Suite 200
Owings Mills, MD
Business
Health Quest Chiropractic & Physical Therapy
Specialties
Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Rehabiliation
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, Federal BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, United HealthCare, MAMSI, First Health, Medicare, Alliance/MAPSI, Fidelity, Great-West and more.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Medical School: Logan College of Chiropractic, 1995
Additional Information
Member Organizations: Maryland Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Association, FCER
Awards: Award of Merit by the Maryland Chiropractic Association
Languages Spoken: English,Bulgarian,Russian

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McLaughlin Family Chiropractic
(240) 397-6575
8701 Antietam Dr
Walkersville, MD
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Wallace Jeffrey N Dr
(410) 876-8881
330 140 Village Road
Westminster, MD
Specialties
Chiropractors

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Condon John Chroprctr
(410) 876-8885
403 Malcolm Drive
Westminster, MD
Specialties
Chiropractors

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Total Health Chiropractic Center
(410) 848-3355
250 Englar Road, Suite 12
Westminster, MD
Specialties
Chiropractors

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Mark A Shulman
(301) 434-6932
1 Quern Ct. 
Owings Mills, MD
Specialties
Chiropractic
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Lewis Rosemary DC
(410) 876-8885
403 Malcolm Drive
Westminster, MD
Specialties
Chiropractors

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Norman James Dr
(410) 848-6161
532 Baltimore Boulevard
Westminster, MD
Specialties
Chiropractors

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Sharpe Sheldon
(410) 876-8885
403 Malcolm Drive
Westminster, MD
Specialties
Chiropractors

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Puritz Allan H
(410) 848-8022
66 East Main Street
Westminster, MD
Specialties
Chiropractors

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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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