About - Dr. Mark Chiungos - Chelmsford Chiropractor Since 1997Headaches - Neck pain - Shoulder Pain - Arm and Hand Pain - Back Pain - Low Back Pain - Hip, Knee and Foot Pain
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I am Licensed Chiropractor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1997, and have maintained a private Chiropractic practice in the Chelmsford area since 1998. I received my Doctorate with high honors from The New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls in April 1997.
New patient appointments are approximately 1 hour and scheduled in the following manner:
- I prefer to schedule the appointments either Tuesday or Thursdays so that I can offer maximum flexibility for the patients schedule.
- I do schedule on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday either at 10:30 AM or 6:00 PM.
The first appointment is the most critical; it is where I learn about you, your health status, what is causing your condition (s) and making a plan of what we are going to do about it. Follow up visits are usually scheduled with one patient every 15 minutes. Treatment days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 7:AM to 10:15 AM and 3:00 Pm to 6:15 PM. I perform administrative duties up front (collecting copays and scheduling appointments), find out about your progress, treat if appropriate and then document our encounter. I do not have standard treatment frequencies. I treat week by week initially. Patient care is a dynamic process and I like to make alterations in our plan at the time the changes are occurring. In general it is efficient and based upon your unique response to care.
I am trained in and primarily diagnose subluxation (spinal dysfunction) utilizing Sacral Occipital Technique, a comprehensive neurological indicator based system that aides in the detection of spinal injury and dysfunction. I am also trained in the following diagnostic systems: Applied Kinesiology, Postural Assessment and Motion Palpation. I treat using a variety of techniques; the higher speed adjustments like Diversified and Gonstead as well as the lower speed mobilization and traction techniques ( I would include pelvic blocking and Cranial Manipulation into this group).
The goal of Chiropractic treatment at this office is to treat subluxation (spinal misalignment/improper spinal motion) so that interference to the nervous system is reduced allowing the bodies innate ability to heal to express itself. All people do not respond to Chiropractic the same; responses to care and recovery times are often effected by a number of variables; weight status, work habits, attitudes and demands, mental status, existing disease states (diabetes, arthritic changes, auto-imunnity ect.), medication schedules, mattress health are among the most common detractors to progress. It has been my experience that patients who develop a trust in their doctors, take suggestion, show up for treatment and work to communicate with them honestly have better outcomes.
I often work in conjunction with other professionals; Orthopedists, Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists and Exercise Specialists.
When treatment is not progressing as expected I will call upon other professionals for second opinions. It is a great way insure against underlying, undetected problems that may further effect your health negatively.
Once care is completed many patients choose to stay on for periodic chiropractic treatments (Wellness Care) to help keep their gains and to continue to promote their spinal health.
I have served for 3 ½ years as an Adjunct Professor at Middlesex Community College lecturing on subjects such as Anatomy and Physiology, Biology and Clinical Nutrition. I still see many of my students in jobs throughout our community It gave me great joy to have had an opportunity to help make a positive impact in their lives.
I am also an avid fitness enthusiast and am certified to teach level 1 Primal Move. I have completed my instructorship in Yoshitune Jiu Jitsu with Michael DePasquale as well as my Instructorship with Eyal Yanilov at Krav Maga Global. I will be opening a self defense trying studios in January of 2016. For more info go to Selfdefensechelmsford.com after November 15th, 2015.