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Welcome

CHIRO-ASSOCIATES dedicated to helping you achieve your health objectives. Our chiropractors are well trained and focused on getting you moving forward! Chiro-Associates has been serving the South Shore of Massachusetts since 1984.
 
The practice was begun by Dr. Bernard T. Brannigan. Over the past 25 years Dr. Brannigan has been honored with serving over five thousand patients. This has given him a remarkable opportunity for the development of skills and experience. We have been fortunate to become a destination in our communities for neck, back and sports injuries. The practice continues to grow strong through referrals from our patients.
 
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We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for browsing our web site and hope you will find this site helpful in learning more about Chiro-Associates.

Contact us for an appointment right now. We will get you booked at one of our offices within 2 business days.

With two offices located in Norwell and Abington, Massachusetts Chiro-associates is dedicated to helping you achieve your health objectives. Our offices serve the towns of...

Abington
Avon
Braintree
Bridgewater

Brockton
Carver
Cohasset
Duxbury
Easton 
Hanover
Halifax
Hanson
Hingham
Holbrook
Hull
Kingston
Marshfield
Milton
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Middleborough
Norwell
Pembroke
Plymouth
Plympton
Quincy
Rockland
Scituate
Wareham
Weymouth

Norwell Clinic - (781) 659-1518

252 Main Street, Route 123, Norwell, MA 02061
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Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday, Thursday - 7:00 am - 11:30 am, Saturday - 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Abington Clinic - (781) 871-8833

265 Washington St, Route 18, Abington, MA 02351
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Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday - 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Saturday - 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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HappyThanksgiving

Thank You for allowing Chiro-Associates the opportunity to serve you. 

We appreciate your referrals and kind reviews permitting us to care for others in our community.

We are committed to providing you with the absolute best chiropractic care possible. 

Our offices will be closed the following dates for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 27th

Friday, November 28th

Saturday, November 29th

Normal hours will resume on Monday, December 1st @ 7:00 am

Don't ignore the warning signs; that dull ache, tingling and numbness!! Or has your pain escalated to that sharp stabbing pain interfering with walking, sitting, working, sleeping or your daily exercise routine?

GETTING TO THE REAL ISSUE OF YOUR SCIATIC PAIN

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, made up from a number of smaller nerves exiting the spine and then travelling through the pelvis, deep within the buttock and down the thigh, leg and into the foot.  SCIATICA describes PERSISTENT PAIN felt along the sciatic nerve, running from the lower back, down through the buttock, and into the lower leg.  

sciatica-back-painAlthough sciatica is a relatively common form of low-back and leg pain, the true meaning of the term is often misunderstood. Sciatica is actually a set of symptoms--not a diagnosis for what is irritating the nerve root and causing the pain.

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

The most common symptom associated with sciatica is pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, from the lower back and down one leg; however, symptoms can vary widely depending on where the sciatic nerve is affected. Some may experience a mild tingling, a dull ache, or even a burning sensation, typically on one side of the body.

Some patients also report:   
  • A pins-and-needles sensation, most often in the toes or foot.  
  • Numbness or muscle weakness in the affected leg or foot.

Pain from sciatica often begins slowly, gradually intensifying over time. In addition, the pain can worsen after prolonged sitting, sneezing, coughing, bending, or other sudden movements.

The most common cause of sciatica is irritation of the nerve roots in the lower back (lumbar region) due to a herniated or ruptured disc. Spinal discs are shock-absorbing cushions between each vertebra that keep your spine flexible. Discs have a stronger outer ring and a soft jelly-like center, but as we age, spinal discs can deteriorate, becoming drier, flatter, and more brittle.

Frequently, the tough outer covering may develop tiny tears, which allow the jelly-like substance to seep out (rupture or herniation). The herniated disc may then press on the nerve root, causing sciatic symptoms such as pain, tingling, and weakness in the legs and feet. Nerve roots may also be irritated by the chemicals found in the discs’ nucleus.  (Refer to diagram)

Other conditions can also put pressure on the nerve, including:

  • Spinal stenosis - narrowing of the spinal canal, which places pressure on the spinal cord or the nerve roots.
  • Degenerative disc disease - a common part of the aging process, leading to a change in the disc shape and function, which can result in disc herniation or pain.
  • Pregnancy - extra weight and pressure on the spine can compress the sciatic nerve or nerve roots.
  • Trauma - a fall, car accident, or other trauma can injure the nerve roots.
  • Piriformis syndrome - spasms of the piriformis muscle can compress the sciatic nerve.
  • Spondylolisthesis - when a vertebra slips forward over another vertebra, the slip can pinch the nerve root.
  • Spinal tumors or infections - very rare; both can compress the nerve root.

In rare cases, a herniated disc may press on nerves that cause you to lose control of bladder or bowel functions.  This is an emergency situation and requires an immediate call to your doctor.

How is sciatica diagnosed?

Here at Chiro-Associates your doctor will begin by taking a complete patient history. You’ll be asked to describe your pain and to explain when the pain began, and what activities lessen or intensify the pain. Forming a diagnosis will also require a physical and neurological exam, in which the doctor will pay special attention to your spine and legs. You may be asked to perform some basic activities that will test your sensory and muscle strength, as well as your reflexes. For example, you may be asked to lie on an examination table and lift your legs straight in the air, one at a time.

In some cases, your chiropractor may recommend diagnostic imaging, such as X-ray, MRI, or CT scan. Diagnostic imaging may be used to rule out a more serious condition, such as a tumor or infection, and can be used when patients with severe symptoms fail to respond to six to eight weeks of conservative treatment.

What are my treatment options?

Since sciatica responds very well to conservative chiropractic care, Chiro-Associates should be your first choice in treatment. Keeping in mind that sciatica is a symptom and not a stand-alone medical condition, treatment plans will often vary depending on the underlying cause of the problem.

The goal of chiropractic care is to restore spinal movement, thereby improving function while decreasing pain and inflammation. Depending on the cause of the sciatica, a chiropractic treatment may cover several different treatment methods, including but not limited to spinal adjustments, ice/heat therapy, ultrasound, TENS, and rehabilitative exercises. Chiropractic spinal manipulation is proven to be effective and has minimal side effects.  Practice guidelines published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, stresses a conservative approach to treating low-back pain and recommended spinal manipulation as one treatment with proven benefits.  Unless advised otherwise, by your chiropractor, remain active and avoid prolonged bed rest.  In the long run, inactivity can make your symptoms worse, whereas regular exercise has been shown to reduce the intensity of pain associated with sciatica.

Fortunately 80 to 90 percent of patients with sciatica will recover without surgery.  If surgery is warranted or your chiropractor feels it would be best to co-manage your condition with another provider, we will refer you to a specialist.

ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT

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Acupuncture is a non-drug, non-invasive therapy that may produce a variety of benefits—from pain management to helping with nausea associated with chemotherapy. According to the 2002 National Health Interview Survey, an estimated 8.2 million Americans have been to an acupuncturist, and an estimated 2.1 million U.S. adults used acupuncture in the previous year. Since the use of acupuncture has spread widely in the U.S. in the past 20 years, researchers are studying the benefits of acupuncture for many conditions, including low-back pain, headaches, and osteoarthritis of the knee.

Acupuncture may be useful as an independent treatment for some conditions, but it can also be used as a complement to other healthcare therapies.

Before Your Visit

• Ask your doctor at Chiro-Associates or your Primary Care Physician for a referral. Some doctors of chiropractic practice acupuncture, too.
• Ask people you trust for recommendations.
• Check online referral listings of national acupuncture organizations.
• Check the acupuncturist’s credentials. A license is required to practice acupuncture.
• Interview the provider. Ask what the treatment involves, how likely it is to be effective for your condition, and how much it will cost.
• Check with your insurance company to find out if the treatment is covered by your insurance.

During Your Visit

During your first office visit, the acupuncture practitioner may ask you for details related to your health condition, lifestyle, and behavior. Be sure to tell the provider about all treatments or medications you are taking and all conditions you have. Ask how many visits the treatment will take approximately.

While acupuncture providers may have different styles, a typical visit—which usually lasts about 30 minutes—includes an exam and assessment of your condition, insertion of needles, and advice on home care. Before the needles are placed, you will lie down on a comfortable surface face down, face up, or on your side, depending on where the needles will be inserted. Usually the procedure isn’t painful; however, you may feel a brief, sharp sensation when the needle is inserted and when it reaches the correct depth. Sometimes, the needles are gently moved or stimulated with electricity or heat. Each treatment may require the insertion of as many as 12 needles, which stay in place for 5 to 20 minutes.

Benefits of Acupuncture

• Has few side effects
• Can be a useful complement to other therapies
• It is becoming widely available
• Helps control certain types of pain

Vitamin News

Vitamin D Deficiencies

Vitamin D is essential for bone health and may be instrumental in non-bone health issues as well.  Most adults in the USA appear to be deficient in vitamin D as measured by blood levels of 25-OH vitamin D. In patients seeking healthcare, the response to recommended daily allowance of vitamin D is generally inadequate. In analyzing the records of response to vitamin D administration in over 1300 patients, we discovered that about 5000 IU/day of vitamin D, for three to six months, is needed to correct deficiency and a dose of about 2000 IU/day is needed to maintain healthy blood levels of 25-OH vitamin D. We also described an equation to predict the dose needed for a given increase in blood level of 25-OH vitamin D, based on age, BMI, serum albumin level and starting blood level of 25-OH vitamin D. We did not find race/ethnicity to be a significant factor in response to vitamin D administration. Nursing home residents need higher doses than ambulatory patients.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 07/10/2014  Exclusive Author Commentary; Gurmukh Singh, MD, PhD, MBA (7/10/2014)

 
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Vitamin D deficiency has been reported to be a contributor to chronic musculoskeletal inflammation. Dr. Brannigan invites you to have conversation whether vitamin D should be considered appropriate as a nutritional supplement in your specific condition.   

Burst Training, Less Pain, Better Results!

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Reality check–most Americans still do not have regular exercise as part of their lifestyle routine. And, even if they are, it’s likely they are not doing the most beneficial type.

Research continues to support a short-burst, high intensity, aerobic activity rather than a single bout of light to moderate intensity workout. Personally, while I am walking I’m doing short bursts of sprinting, “like a dog is chasing me”.  I’m going all out for that 30 second session. It’s not a leisurely pace at which I could maintain a conversation on my cell phone. When I’m done with my burst, it takes some time (1-2 minutes) to recover somewhat from the oxygen debt I have accumulated. Then I sprint again.  I repeat this pattern for 4 to 8 repetitions.  From that point I continue my walk.  I repeat again sprinting 4 repetitions at the end of my walk with a warm down before I'm done.  You can use this pattern to start and continue to build repetitions of sprinting as your capacity allows.

man sprintingIntensity is KEY for reaping all the benefits interval training can offer. To perform it correctly, you'll want to raise your heart rate to your anaerobic threshold, and to do that, you have to give it your all for those 20 to 30 second intervals. Here's a summary of what a typical interval routine might look like using an elliptical:

Warm up for three minutes.

Exercise as hard and fast as you can for 30 seconds. You should be gasping for breath and feel like you couldn't possibly go on another few seconds. It is better to use lower resistance and higher repetitions to increase your heart rate.

Recover for 90 seconds, still moving, but at slower pace and decreased resistance

Repeat the high intensity exercise and recovery 7 more times.  

When you're first starting out, depending on your level of fitness, you may only be able to do two or three repetitions of the high intensity intervals. As you get fitter, just keep adding repetitions until you're doing eight during your 20 minute session.  

Depending on our genetic makeup we may benefit more from “Burst” training then from a continuous 30 minute aerobic workout.  You may what to look at this type of training if you’re training hard yet still maintaining weight.

While this study was not on high-intensity aerobic activity, it does demonstrate the benefit of breaking up the exercise routine into small groups instead of a single time period.  This particular study looked at 11 obese individuals (aged 18–35 years) who were pre diabetic and had them performed differently on three different days:

1. Sedentary behavior with no exercise
2. Otherwise sedentary behavior with 1-hour of morning exercise at 60%–65% peak VO2
3. Same sedentary behavior with 12-hourly, 5-min intervals of exercise at the same intensity

Researchers then checked sugar and insulin levels in the bloodstream. Here are the results:

• Glucose levels were actually lower in the interval exercise and sedentary situations.
• Glucose levels were higher in the 1 hour exercise situation than in the sedentary situation for about 2.5 hours.
• Glucose levels were also higher in the 1 hour exercise situation than the interval exercise situation for about 4 hours.
• The production of insulin was 20% higher with the interval exercise when compared to the other two situations.

Though a small study it means that for this group, burst training had the best physiological effect in maintaining optimum blood glucose and insulin levels.  With further commitment to burst exercise we would see the possibility of needing less pharmaceutical intervention for diabetes and weight loss.

Burst training also can be tolerated better by patients with spine and other joint and muscle conditions.  Leading to less chance of exacerbation as a patient transitions from acute Chiropractic care to working to increase their physical capacities.  

We want to thank you for choosing our practice to provide you with your chiropractic needs. Your concrerns are very important to us and we want to assure you that it is our intent to give you the best care possible.

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SLEEPING

Sleeping is a basic human need, like eating, drinking, and breathing. Like these other needs, sleeping is a vital part of the foundation for good health and well-being throughout your lifetime.

Sleep helps your brain work properly. While you're sleeping, your brain is preparing for the next day. It's forming new pathways to help you learn and remember information. Studies show that a good night's sleep improves learning. Whether you're learning math, how to play the piano, how to perfect your golf swing, or how to drive a car, sleep helps enhance your learning and problem-solving skills. Sleep also helps you pay attention, make decisions, and be creative.

SLEEP CHART

Physical Health

Sleep plays an important role in your physical health. For example, sleep is involved in healing and repair. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. 

Sleep deficiency also increases the risk of obesity. For example, one study of teenagers showed that with each hour of sleep lost, the odds of becoming obese went up. Sleep deficiency increases the risk of obesity in other age groups as well.

Sleep helps maintain a healthy balance of the hormones that make you feel hungry (ghrelin) or full (leptin). When you don't get enough sleep, your level of ghrelin goes up and your level of leptin goes down. This makes you feel hungrier than when you're well-rested. Sleep also affects how your body reacts to insulin, the hormone that controls your blood glucose (sugar) level. Sleep deficiency results in a higher than normal blood sugar level, which may increase your risk for diabetes.

Sleep also supports healthy growth and development. Deep sleep triggers the body to release the hormone that promotes normal growth in children and teens. This hormone also boosts muscle mass and helps repair cells and tissues in children, teens, and adults. Sleep also plays a role in puberty and fertility.

The Risks

Your immune system relies on sleep to stay healthy. This system defends your body against foreign or harmful substances. Ongoing sleep deficiency can change the way in which your immune system responds. For example, if you're sleep deficient, you may have trouble fighting common infections. Sleep deficiency can lead to physical and mental health problems, injuries, loss of productivity, and even a greater risk of death. Sleep is increasingly recognized as important to public health, with sleep insufficiency linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, and medical and other occupational errors.  Unintentionally falling asleep, nodding off while driving, and having difficulty performing daily tasks because of sleepiness all may contribute to these hazardous outcomes. Persons experiencing sleep insufficiency are also more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, as well as from cancer, increased mortality, and reduced quality of life and productivity. Sleep insufficiency may be caused by broad scale societal factors such as round-the-clock access to technology and work schedules, but sleep disorders such as insomnia or obstructive sleep apnea also play an important role. An estimated 50-70 million US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder. 

How Much Sleep Is Enough? 

The amount of sleep you need each day will change over the course of your life. Although sleep needs vary from person to person, the chart below shows general recommendations for different age groups.

Age

Recommended Amount of Sleep

Newborns

16–18 hours a day

Preschool-aged children

11–12 hours a day

School-aged children

At least 10 hours a day

Teens

9–10 hours a day

Adults (including the elderly)

7–8 hours a day

If you routinely lose sleep or choose to sleep less than needed, the sleep loss adds up. The total sleep lost is called your sleep debt. For example, if you lose 2 hours of sleep each night, you'll have a sleep debt of 14 hours after a week. Some people nap as a way to deal with sleepiness. Naps may provide a short-term boost in alertness and performance. However, napping doesn't provide all of the other benefits of night-time sleep. Some people sleep more on their days off than on work days. They also may go to bed later and get up later on days off.  Sleeping more on days off might be a sign that you aren't getting enough sleep. Although extra sleep on days off might help you feel better, it can upset your body's sleep–wake rhythm. Bad sleep habits and long-term sleep loss will affect your health. If you're worried about whether you're getting enough sleep, try using a sleep diary for a couple of weeks.  

"Currently, there is no strong evidence that sleeping too much has detrimental health consequences, or even evidence that our bodies will allow us to sleep much beyond what is required," says Kristen L. Knutson, PhD, Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago. "There is laboratory evidence that short sleep durations of 4-5 hours have negative physiological and neurobehavioral consequences. We need similar laboratory and intervention studies to determine whether long sleep durations (if they can be obtained) result in physiological changes that could lead to disease before we make any recommendations against sleep extension."

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Finding a Solution

To pave the way for better sleep, experts recommend that you and your family members follow these sleep tips: 

  • Establish consistent sleep and wake schedules, even on weekends
  • Create a regular, relaxing bedtime routine such as soaking in a hot bath or listening to soothing music – begin an hour or more before the time you expect to fall asleep
  • Create a sleep-conducive environment that is dark, quiet, comfortable and cool
  • Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows
  • Use your bedroom only for sleep and sex (keep "sleep stealers" out of the bedroom – avoid watching TV, using a computer or reading in bed)
  • Finish eating at least 2-3 hours before your regular bedtime
  • Exercise regularly. 
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol products close to bedtime and give up smoking.

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Chronic Pain and Depression 

girl hand on back painPain serves an important function in our lives. When you suffer an acute injury, pain warns you to stop the activity that is causing the injury and tells you to take care of the affected body part. 

Chronic pain, on the other hand, persists for weeks, months, or even years. Some people, often older adults, suffer from chronic pain without any definable past injury or signs of body damage. Common chronic pain can be caused by headaches, the low back, and arthritis. Unfortunately, there is scant objective evidence or physical findings to explain such pain. 

Until recently, some doctors who could not find a physical cause for a person’s pain simply suggested that it was imaginary— “all in your head.” This is unfortunate because we know that all pain is real and not imagined, except in the most extreme cases of psychosis. Emerging scientific evidence is demonstrating that the nerves in the spinal cord of patients with chronic pain undergo structural changes. 

man headackPsychological and social issues often amplify the effects of chronic pain. For example, people with chronic pain frequently report a wide range of limitations in family and social roles, such as the inability to perform household or workplace chores, take care of children, or engage in leisure activities. In turn, spouses, children, and co-workers often have to take over these responsibilities. Such changes often lead to depression, agitation, resentment, and anger for the pain patient and to stress and strain in family and other social relationships.

How is depression involved with chronic pain?

Depression is the most common emotion associated with chronic pain. It is thought to be 3 to 4 times more common in people with chronic pain than in the general population. In addition, 30 to 80% of people with chronic pain will have some type of depression. The combination of chronic pain and depression is often associated with greater disability than either depression or chronic pain alone.

People with chronic pain and depression suffer dramatic changes in their physical, mental, and social well-being—and in their quality of life. Such people often find it difficult to sleep, are easily agitated, cannot perform their normal activities of daily living, cannot concentrate, and are often unable to perform their duties at work. This constellation of disabilities starts a vicious cycle—pain leads to more depression, which leads to more chronic pain. In some cases, the depression occurs before the pain.

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Until recently, we believed that bed rest after an injury was important for recovery. This has likely resulted in many chronic pain syndromes. Avoiding performing activities that a person believes will cause pain only makes his or her condition worse in many cases

Signs and Symptoms

Some of the common signs and symptoms of chronic pain include:

  • Pain beyond 6 months after an injury
  • Allodynia—pain from stimuli which are not normally painful and/or pain that occurs other than in the stimulated area
  • Hyperpathia—increased pain from stimuli that are normally painful
  • Hypersensation—being overly sensitive to pain
  • Signs of major clinical depression will occur daily for 2 weeks or more, and often include many of the following:
  • A predominant feeling of sadness; feeling blue, hopeless, or irritable, often with crying spells
  • Changes in appetite or weight (loss or gain) and/or sleep (too much or too little
  • Poor concentration or memory
  • Feeling restless or fatigued
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities, including sex
  • Feeling of worthlessness and/or guilt

What is the treatment for chronic pain and depression?

The first step in coping with chronic pain is to determine its cause, if possible. Addressing the problem will help the pain subside. In other cases, especially when the pain is chronic, you should try to keep the chronic pain from being the entire focus of your life.

Stay active and do not avoid activities that cause pain simply because they cause pain. The amount and type of activity should be directed by your doctor, so that activities that might actually cause more harm are avoided.

you are leaving painRelaxation training, hypnosis, biofeedback, and guided imagery, can help you cope with chronic pain. Cognitive therapy can also help patients recognize destructive patterns of emotion and behavior and help them modify or replace such behaviors and thoughts with more reasonable or supportive ones.

Distraction (redirecting your attention away from chronic pain), imagery (going to your “happy place”), and dissociation (detaching yourself from the chronic pain) can be useful.

Involving your family with your recovery may be quite helpful, according to recent scientific evidence.

Feel free to discuss these or other techniques with your doctor of chiropractic. He or she may suggest some simple techniques that may work for you or may refer you to another health care provider for more in-depth training in these techniques.

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Testimonials

  • Sarah from Norwell

    Dr. Brannigan has been a great help to me as I have a back issue due to posture and a long torso.  He has always made my pain disappear, I am very grateful for him and his gifts as a Doctor of Chiropractic. I have always felt safe and comfortable, Read More
  • Claire from Marshfield

    I have been going to Chiro-Associates for well over 5 years.  I have a chronic hip condition that contributes to lower back pain. Went to PCP and was told bed rest, pain killers and 6-8 weeks physical therapy.   Tried Dr. Brannigan and felt instant relief from the 1st visit. Read More
  • Karen from Scituate, MA

    Dr. Brannigan has been my chiropractor for the past 15 years. Chiropractic helps manage my pain so that I can work and walk. Dr. Brannigan does a fantastic job and I feel he is the best chiropractor on the South Shore.  If it was not for Dr. Brannigan I would Read More
  • Laverne & Al from Scituate

    Chiro-Associates has been a valued service to my husband an myself for 24 years, where we have always been treated in a professional manner by all the staff.  Dr Brannigan's knowledge and care objectives have been very successful for both of us.  We highly recommend "Chiro-Associates" to anyone in need of chiropractic Read More
  • Kathleen from Marshfield, MA

    I started going to Chiro-Associates for treatment with the Massage Therapist Lori Feeney for massage when I was pregnant. I continue to see Lori and Dr. Brannigan anytime I have issues with my back. The care is wonderful and the staff is so nice. I am very comfortable attending my Read More
  • Gordon from Abington

    Swore I would never go to a Chiropractor. When I was referred to one; I explained to my Physical Therapist that I did not know of a chiropractor. My therapist suggested that I see Dr. Bernard Brannigan with Chiro-Associates in Abington. She stated that Dr. Brannigan is a great chiropractor Read More
  • Ilene from Weymouth

    Dr. Brannigan is an exceptional chiropractor with an expertise and passion for his work.  In my experience I would describe him as a healer; attentive to my specific needs. He develops a close rapport with his patients and makes me feel at ease with every visit.  What makes Dr. Brannigan stand out from other chiropractors; I Read More
  • Kelly from Weymouth

    I presented with severe back pain a week prior to seeing Dr. Brannigan. After a visit to a walk-in facility and my own primary care physician, there were still no signs of improvement and I was still walking with a limp and unable to sit down or walk for longer Read More
  • Jean from Norwell

    The care is wonderful and the staff is so nice.  I am very comfortable attending my appointments and I know when I walk in the door that I will get the best care possible.  I always feel better after my treatments.  I never feel pressured to make more appointments and Read More
  • Debra from East Bridgewater

    One of the best chiropractors I've been to.  Straightforward and caring.  Doesn't keep you coming back for treatments if it isn't helping. Read More
  • Mary from Abington

    Dr. Brannigan has been a life saver for our whole family.  He has treated me, my husband and my three children. We have complete confidence in his ability to help us through what can be a tough time with a back injury, hip injury or just a stiff neck. He Read More
  • Roy from Hanover

    Always professional and on time. I have gone to Dr. Brannigan many times over the years. Once I went there where I had to crawl up the front steps. He treated me and I walked out of there standing up and with no pain. He does a great job and Read More
  • Michele from Boston

    I have been seeing Dr. Brannigan for many years both in Norwell and Abington. The Norwell office is very convenient, it is only about a minutes from Route 53. The day of my initial evaluation in Norwell, I had an x-ray done before any treatment was rendered. Dr. Brannigan and Read More
  • Michelle from Abington, MA

    My first visit with Dr. Brannigan was back in October of 2010 with a neck injury after I had slipped and fell. Dr. Brannigan was able to accurately and quickly pinpoint where the pain was and implement a treatment plan personalized for me. He took the time to listen to Read More
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