World Series Prediction

So what do this weeks two World Series teams have in common?


Both the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals have Doctors of Chiropractic on their medical staff. In fact, every major league baseball team has a Chiropractor on their staff including Dr. Richard Green for the Red Sox and Dr. Alex Vidan for the Cardinals.

Not only can Chiropractic treatments prevent and heal injuries when they occur…they also help improve athletic performance. Just ask Josh Hamilton, Cole Hamells, Johnny Damon and Wade Boggs.

This years World Series teams are so evenly matched, I predict that the winner will be the team with the best Chiropractor.

A good referral for me are athletes who play competitive sports, whether they are students or adults, amateurs or professionals.

Dr. Joe FitzPatrick

Acton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation




October Is National Chiropractic Month

Good morning…

According to the American Chiropractic Association, October is National Chiropractic Month.

This years theme “Get Vertical” focuses on Spinal Joint Health and encourages everyone to get off their couches, get out of their office chairs, get up and move. Even if you have the best ergonomic setup, the most important thing is to get up out of the chair.

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Chiropractic care is an important aspect of todays health care system and is used by more than 22 million Americans each year. And recent scientific studies show that patient satisfaction is extremely high and also that Chiropractic patients are willing to recommend Chiropractic treatment to friends, families and colleagues.

The key to optimum Spinal Joint Health is prevention and maintenance.

So remember, The 5 most dangerous words are “Maybe It Will Go Away.”

Dr. Joe Fitzpatrick

Acton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation



Ear Infections Relieved with Chiropractic Treatment

Lately in my office I’ve treated several cases of children with recurrent Ear Infections.
Chronic Otitis Media or middle ear infections can lead to permanent hearing damage as well as speech and developmental problems in kids. Medical treatment usually includes multiple rounds of ineffective antibiotics or surgically putting “tubes” in the ear drums.
Chiropractic offers a more natural approach to treating ear infections. Gentle spinal Adjustments mobilize drainage of the middle ear, unblock the eustatian tubes and boost the immune system.
Several research studies support Chiropractic treatment for ear infections and I have had good results in my practice and even with my own child.
So remember: “Kids Need Chiropractic Too !”
Dr. Joe FitzPatrick
Acton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic

In my office we are often asked: ” Does my insurance cover Chiropractic?”

As of this month I am now a participating provider for Fallon Community Health Plan. I am also a preferred network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, Aetna, Cigna and several other smaller insurance companies.

And we accept all Auto Insurance, Workers Compensation and Medicare.

For patients without insurance coverage, we offer cost effective and affordale payment options.

So remember the 5 most dangerous words are: “Maybe It Will Go Away.”

Dr. Joe FitzPatrick

Acton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

Kids Need Chiropractic Care Too

So it’s “Back To School” time again!

Now is a great time for Children to have back-to-school Spinal Check-Ups before their schedules get busy.

Soon students will be sitting in classrooms, playing sports and carrying heavy backpacks again. Add to this, increased time at computers and video games, and spinal problems can develop.

Kids Need Chiropractic Care Too!

Postural Evaluations, Scoliosis Screenings and Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments, should be done periodically on kids to prevent spinal conditions from occurring later on as adults. It’s amazing how many adult patients I see and treat whose spinal problems began when they were much younger.

Backpacks should weigh no more than 10%-15% of the childs weight, shouldn’t hang below the waist and should be worn wearing both straps. Weigh the backpack on the bathroom scale to check. A 100 pound student  should carry no more than 10-15 pounds.

Chiropractic care is a natural, safe and effective spinal treatment for children. Make sure Elementary, High School and College Students are “Well Adjusted” before school and sports start up again.

Dr. Joe FitzPatrick, Acton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation


Super Bowl Chiropractors

So what did this year’s two Super bowl teams have in common?

Both the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens have Doctors of Chiropractic on their staff.

Every team in the NFL currently has a Chiropractor on their Staff and what a great testimonial that is to the value of chiropractic. Not only can Chiropractic treatment heal and prevent injuries, it can also help improve athletic performance. Just ask Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith and Joe Montana.

In fact this year’s teams were so evenly matched, I think the winner came down to which team had the better Chiropractor.

A good referral for me are athletes who play competitive sports whether they are students or adults, amateur or professional.

And remember the 5 most dangerous words are: “Maybe It Will Go Away.”

Dr Joe FitzPatrick

Acton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

Whiplash Symptoms…Sooner or Later!!

So imagine you’re driving through a hard rain storm, when suddenly the car in front of you comes to an unexpected stop. You quickly slow down only to have the car in back of you hit you from behind. Luckily there are no serious injuries, but later that night you feel a dull ache in your neck, upper back and shoulders.

What do you do now?

Any substantial force to your body, whether it comes from an auto accident, a sports injury, a slip and fall on the ice or an accident at work, can cause Whiplash or other neck injuries.

The biggest danger with Whiplash injuries is that symptoms can develop days, weeks or months later.

If you know someone who has suffered a Whiplash injury, old or recent, don’t wait and have them call Acton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation for a chiropractic evaluation and treatment.

And remember the 5 most dangerous words are: “Maybe It Will Go Away.”

Dr. Joe FitzPatrick

Acton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation


Headaches Are A Pain In The Neck

It was recently reported that 1 in 6 or approximately 45 million Americans suffer from Headaches yearly.

There are many types of headaches ranging from Tension Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Sinus Headaches and Cluster Headaches. Most of these headaches are “cervicogenic”, which means that the headache originates from the neck. But there is no such thing as a “Normal Headache”.

We are not supposed to get headaches and they are usually an indicator that something is wrong.

According to a recent study published in “Spine Journal”, Chiropractic spinal adjustments showed a significant reduction of headaches in over 50% of the cases. And many cases demonstrated complete resolution.

Are you tired of living with headaches and keep saying the 5 most dangerous words: “Maybe It Will Go Away.”

Dr. Joe FitzPatrick

Acton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

The Feet are the Foundation of the Body

Today I would like to talk about “Flat Feet”, also known as fallen arches or pronation.

The feet are the foundation of the skeletal system and if the feet are off balance, the entire body can be off balance. In my office, I offer several different types of custom-made orthotic shoe inserts which support the arch, absorb shock and improve balance.

Studies show custom-made flexible orthotics can improve the entire body’s balance, stability and function.

Better arch support also helps to hold spinal adjustments as well as reduce pain and fatigue of the low back, hips and feet.

So remember…The five most dangerous words are: “Maybe It Will Go Away.”

Dr. Joe FitzPatrick

Acton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation.

High-Tech Chiropractic Injuries

Recently I treated several patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. But nowadays I’m also seeing a whole new group of “High Tech” overuse injuries. Some of the newest repetitive motion injuries include:

1) Cell Phone Elbow

2) Blackberry Thumb

3) Guitar Hero Wrist

4) I-Pod Finger

5) Nintendo Neck

6) Nintendonitis

7) Wi-Injuries

Chiropractic care can help treat and reduce symptoms for patients who may be suffering from these electronic induced repetitive stress injuries in this digital age.

So remember, the five most dangerous words are: “Maybe It Will Go Away.”

Dr. Joe FitzPatrick

Acton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation