Kenneth B. Hazirjian, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

 

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

BA in Biology - New England College, NH

Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) - Northwestern College of Chiropractic, MN

Diplomate - National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Mass. Chiropractic Licensing Board Certified - Boston, MA 

Activator Methods - Proficiency Rated, Boston MA

 

PHILOSOPHY

Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts, and as a science is based on the premise that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system. Stress, injury, improper posture, or other trauma can produce vertebral misalignment or fixation, causing interference to the spinal nerves. This nerve irritation may result in an array of symptoms ranging from pain, numbness and tingling, to dysfunction of body organs and tissues. The purpose of the chiropractic adjustment is to gently manipulate the fixed vertebra, thereby relieving the nerve irritation and its resulting symptoms.

On the initial visit a thorough history and examination, which includes routine neurological and orthopedic tests along with a chiropractic structural evaluation, will help detect areas of spinal instability and weakness. The treatment plan may include chiropractic adjustments, exercise, postural counseling and ergonomic education. Referral to an orthopedic or neurosurgeon will be made when indicated. Referral for Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and/or Nutritional counseling will be made when appropriate.

The Activator Method of chiropractic adjusting performed at Longfellow utilizes a small, hand held instrument that delivers a controlled, light thrust without undue strain or force, to a specific vertebral area while the patient lies comfortably on the table.