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The Spine Center
Nonsurgical, Conservative Care for Musculoskeletal Conditions

3d drawing of the cervical spine of a person with neck painNeck Pain
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With appropriate evaluation and conservative chiropractic treatment even severe neck pain may be resolved without the use of drugs or surgery.

At The Spine Center our Chiropractic physicians combine the best available research with clinical expertise in the diagnosis and management of neck pain. With this method, they are able to effectively treat the root cause of each patient’s neck pain. Treatment commonly includes a combination of techniques such as Flexion-Distraction and McKenzie Method®. ~~~ More information concerning Chiropractic and Neck Pain

Drawing of man with inflamed red legsWeakness, Numbness
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Many conditions involving limb pain, weakness, numbness or tingling can be traced directly back to the spine. These symptoms may occur in the arms, hands, legs, feet or other areas of the body. They may occur alone or in conjunction with neck pain or back pain.

It is imperative to identify the precise cause of these conditions and undertake appropriate treatment in a timely manner.

At The Spine Center some of our greatest successes have been with patients whose limbs were affected by spinal stenosis, peripheral nerve entrapment like carpal tunnel or thoracic outlet syndrome.

More information concerning one of the causes of weakness and tingling in the legs – American Chiropractic Association

More information on weakness and tingling in the arms and hands – American Chiropractic Association

Drawing of a man bending over in pain holding his knee and legSciatica
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Of all the conditions treated at The Spine Center, Sciatica may be one of the most poorly understood by patients.

Combined with its severity, it can spell disaster for many patients.

The main cause of sciatica can be from one of four tissues: joint, muscle, nerve, or joint.

The only way to determine which of these tissues is at play is with an evidence based exam.

Each care plan begins with one of these targeted exams and ends with treatment, rehabilitation, and home coping strategies to prevent recurrence.

Sciatica – American Chiropractic Association

3d drawing of person with pain in lower backLow Back Pain
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  • Millions of Americans suffer from low back pain and over 500,000 back surgeries are performed each year in the United States alone.
  • Low back pain is also the number one cause of disability for adults aged 20 to 50.
  • Conservative chiropractic care has been shown to be among the most effective ways to achieve back pain relief.

By applying a research-based approach, we can:

  1. Identify the specific tissue that generates each person’s back pain.
  2. Offer short, targeted, effective treatment plans.
  3. Utilize state-of-the-art methods including, Flexion Distraction, Neuromobilization, and Rehabilitative Exercise.


Back pain facts and statistics – American Chiropractic Association

Drawing of spine with inflamed disDisc Problems
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Low back pain is the number one cause of disability in the United States for people under the age of 45, while neck pain ranks as the 4th highest cause of disability.

Disc derangements and herniations account for the overwhelming majority of these cases.

At The Spine Center we utilize McKenzie Method back exercises, Flexion Distraction Technique, and spinal manipulation to treat these patients.

Picture of a work machine tipping overWork Injuries
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Injuries can seriously interfere with the quality of your life and your livelihood.

At The Spine Center we use the latest evaluation methods to accurately identify the underlying causes of your injuries and manage them appropriately.

In the state of Massachusetts, chiropractic treatment for work-related injuries is covered under the Massachusetts Worker’s Compensation law.

Patients are free to seek care at our center without a referral from a primary care physician.

3d drawing of person suffering from a headacheHeadache Pain
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Millions of Americans suffer from migraine and other chronic or acute headaches. Unfortunately, people are often unaware that many headaches have their origin in the spine.

The diagnostic process begins with spinal examination, neurological screening and orthopedic evaluations, followed by specific treatment and therapy recommendations based on these findings.

Our evidence-based diagnosis and treatment methods have enabled many patients to completely eliminate their headaches through:

  • Treatment
  • Understanding of their personal triggers
  • At-home coping strategies.


More Information concerning Headaches and Chiropractic Treatment – ACA

Drawing of a person holding their very inflamed shoulderShoulder Pain
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One of the most common reasons people give for avoiding activities they enjoy is shoulder pain. Whether a shoulder has been surgically repaired or not, it can be difficult to get back to normal activities even after the intitial pain has gone.

At The Spine Center our primary goal is always to assess what tissue has caused the original problem and to rehabilitate it, while empowering our patients to pursue those activities that they have been avoiding.

Treatment can include joint mobilization, manipulation, and myofascial therapies to address all the affected tissues.

Research article on Shoulder Pain and Chiropractic – Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

Picture of car that is damaged after an accidentAuto Accident Injuries
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At The Spine Center, one of our areas of expertise is the evaluation and treatment of people who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents.

Many people are evaluated at an emergency room following a car accident. Despite the fantastic level of emergency medicine they receive, ER doctors are typically only concerned with life-threatening injuries.

Soft tissue injuries, with or without associated neck pain, back pain, or spinal disorders, will likely not be identified at all in an emergency room setting.

Since these injuries may not become symptomatic for several days, examination by one of our chiropractic physicians is of paramount importance.

It is also possible for people with these types of injuries to remain symptom free for long periods of time. It is not uncommon here at the spine center to treat patients that are complaining of neck pain and/or back pain of recent onset, from an injury that occurred months or even years earlier.

In cases such as these, Xrays or MRI studies may be able to link current symptoms to injuries that occurred from an old accident.  

In the state of Massachusetts, chiropractic services are covered (without any type of referral required) as part of a person’s motor vehicle insurance policy.

In virtually all cases, our center is able to bill your insurance company directly for services received as the result of your injuries.

Goals of Care:Photo of Dr. Chris Cherubino spine specialist

  • Form motivational and attainable goals.
  • Increase function, eliminate pain and promote healing.
  • Educate patients to increase self-care and encourage body awareness.
  • Provide excellent diagnostic and therapeutic options.
  • Cultivate an environment of health, learning, and productivity.

Our modern Chiropractic physicians are concerned with:

  • Improving function
  • Reducing pain
  • Rehabilitating patients to prevent re-injury

Because of its many complex functions, our main area of focus is the spine. 

As non-surgical spine specialists, we have the most comprehensive training on spinal mechanics, pathology and treatment, of any healthcare discipline.

Therefore, treatment at The Spine Center includes an accurate diagnosis, appropriate conservative treatment protocol and education about effective self-care measures. In this way,  future problems are prevented and our patients live a more functional, full life.

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