Alignwell is a chiropractic and functional movement center conveniently located in Lebanon, New Hampshire. We offer specialized chiropractic care that consists of corrective chiropractic treatments and restorative exercises that address the underlying cause of your condition so that you can get better faster and regain your quality of life.
Too many people suffer with constant aches and pains that are easily treatable. Don’t be held back any longer.
It’s time to be pain-free!
A healthy structural alignment is essential for getting you out of pain and maximizing your health and function!
If the spine can't move properly, the rest of the body suffers. We want to get you moving properly again.
Getting out of pain is only the beginning. We want to see you achieve all of your personal health goals. Let's get started!
A healthy structural alignment is essential for pain-free living. Alignwell Chiropractic offers a variety of therapies and specialized techniques to target your specific needs and ultimately bring you the best possible results!
The leading cause of disability around the world is back pain and the vast majority of symptoms are caused by misalignment in the spine. Chiropractic care and spinal manipulation is generally considered a safe and effective treatment for back pain by treating the underlying condition responsible for the pain.
If you are a back pain sufferer, whether chronic or acute, contact us today to see if seeing a chiropractor is right for you!
Almost everyone has experienced headaches, but some people suffer with them chronically. Whether it’s neck pain, cluster headaches, migraines or tension headaches, this type of pain can severely affect your quality of life. Chiropractic treatment has been shown to help reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches among chronic sufferers.
Dr. James Pitarys will work with you to help identify the root cause of your headaches/pain and create a custom plan for relief. If you suffer from any of these conditions, contact us today to see if seeing a chiropractor is right for you!
Shoulder pain is one of the most common complaints from individuals. Pain in the shoulder can stem from many different sources but some of the most common are rotator cuff injury, shoulder dislocation, osteoarthritis, fracture, and frozen shoulder.
The first step in treating shoulder pain and injuries is to get a proper diagnosis to detect the underlying cause of the condition. Chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate pain in the shoulder in many different ways.
If you suffer with shoulder pain, don’t hesitate to contact us and see if chiropractic care is the right treatment option for you.
Sciatic is a common painful condition that is often described as pain shooting down the leg. This is often triggered when there is too much pressure applied to the sciatic nerve from misaligned vertebrae, bulging or herniated discs.
After proper diagnosis and assessment, Dr. James Pitarys will create a custom treatment plan based on your individual needs to help offer pain relief.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today to see if seeing a chiropractor is right for you!
Knee pain can stem from a host of different reasons. Whether from sports, repetitive injuries, arthritis, or inflammation, chiropractic care offers a non-invasive approach to treating knee pain.
Chiropractors can offer pain relief with adjustments similar to those you may receive to treat back or neck pain. Chiropractic care can also help restore mobility to the knee to bring pain relief.
If you are suffering with knee pain, don’t hesitate to contact our office!
If you suffer from joint pain or arthritis, chiropractic care may help by providing gentle, specific adjustments to help realign ligaments, tendons, and bones into their proper position. Contact Alignwell Chiropractic and request an appointment today!
Chiropractic care is one of the most popular alternative treatments for herniated or bulging discs. There are a variety of causes of herniated discs but commonly repetitive movements like lifting or bending, sports-related activities, or physical trauma such as a fall or car accident.
Symptoms usually originate at the herniation site and can include but aren’t limited to back pain, neck pain, stiffness, tenderness in the spine, and arm pain.
A common technique chiropractors use to treat a herniated, or bulging disc is the flexion-distraction technique. This technique is used to help address the symptoms that accompany a herniated disc and involves a specialized table that gently stretches “distracts” the spine providing relief to the compressed area. Alignwell Chiropractic utilizes this technique, and if you suspect you have herniated disc, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Our hips are engaged in nearly every activity, from walking, standing, running, bearing weight, and kicking; therefore, it can be debilitating if you are experiencing pain in this area.
Common causes of hip pain can include inflammation, bursitis, overuse injury, osteoarthritis, trauma, or referred pain from issues like sciatica. Here at Alignwell Chiropractic we can help you identify the source of your hip pain and then develop a customized treatment plan to address it. We will aim to reduce inflammation, strengthen any weakened muscles, and/or improve the mobility of the hip joint.
Contact Alignwell Chiropractic and see if seeing a chiropractor is right for you!
During pregnancy, the body goes through a series of pelvic, back, and postural changes, which can lead to discomfort and pain. Common symptoms include low back pain, pelvic pain, sciatica, groin pain, headaches, mid back pain, rib pain, neck pain, and thigh pain.
Chiropractic care has been shown to be a safe, effective, and drug-free way to manage these unwanted symptoms and encourage your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
If you are experiencing pregnancy-related pain, don’t hesitate to contact Alignwell Chiropractic, we are here to help!
If you get injured on the job you will likely receive worker’s compensation benefits. Chiropractic care, physical therapy and massage therapy are all common treatments used.
Alignwell Chiropractic takes worker’s compensation cases, so if you’ve been injured on the job, just call or text 603.643.7800 and we can get you scheduled for an appointment.
Chiropractors can treat and help prevent sports related injuries. Dr. James Pitarys is the go-to chiropractor for Dartmouth College and works with many of the athletes.
If you are suffering from a sports-related injury, don’t hesitate to call our office and schedule an appointment!
Chiropractic care can be crucial after a car accident. If you have back or neck pain after an accident, it could mean that you have whiplash or spinal related injuries.
Many people who have been in an auto accident suffer from symptoms such as neck pain, back pain, numbness, tingling, dizziness, and headaches.
If you have been in a car accident in the past or recently, don’t hesitate to contact Alignwell Chiropractic!
Scoliosis most commonly occurs before puberty during a growth spurt (ages 10-15 years old) and affects 2-3 percent of the population (an estimated 6-9 million people) in the United States.
Chiropractic care is a safe, non-invasive approach to helping relieve pain and discomfort associated with scoliosis. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions/misalignments in the spine and in other joints in the body to help reduce inflammation and improve the function of the affected joint and nervous system.
To see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, Dr. James Pitarys will perform a consultation, examination, and take x-rays, if necessary. Based on these findings, a personalized treatment plan will be created.
To be real, I don’t really like talking about myself, but I know this is an excellent opportunity to e-meet, so here’s a little bit about myself… I’m Dr. James, and one thing about me is I am devoted to continually learning and innovating so that I can bring my patients the latest treatment methods and the best possible results. One of my greatest joys is seeing my patients overcome their physical limitations and ultimately function at their best. This is exactly why I became a chiropractor and why Alignwell Chiropractic & Movement was developed.
The unique thing about our office is our ability to scientifically assess spinal alignment through state-of-the-art methods. I use a combination of digital x-ray, postural analysis, and a 3D motion capture functional movement assessment (Kinetisense) to help me pinpoint the root cause of each person’s pain and symptoms.
Reality is, when it comes to musculoskeletal pain, there is almost always an underlying cause that can be boiled down to alignment and/or dysfunctional movement patterns. Once the cause is identified, I partner with my patients based on their goals and lifestyle to develop a comprehensive custom program to give them the best possible results.
Now, for my professional journey… I started my chiropractic path by receiving my undergrad at the University of New Hampshire. After graduating, I received my doctorate at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. A couple years into practice, I became certified in Clinical Biomechanics of Posture. This gave me an even more in-depth understanding of correcting spinal mis-alignments as well as correcting more complex issues like scoliosis.
Another thing about me is, I love working with athletes. I have worked with athletes of all kinds and ranges, including professionals. I am also honored to be known as the go-to chiropractor for Dartmouth College athletics.
Lastly, one thing many do not realize about me is I struggled with being overweight for many years. As a result, my wife Bryana and I created a program called Let’s Eat For Life. I have been teaching this program techniques for the past five years, which has led to hundreds of people losing weight and getting off medications. My goal is to see thousands transformed by this way of eating!
I look forward to meeting you!
Naomi Severance is the rock star at the front desk. She is passionate about serving you, answering your questions and making you feel welcome at our office. If you need help with something, Naomi will be your go-to contact!
Bryana Pitarys is the “techy” and digital marketing coordinator at Alignwell Chiropractic & Movement. She is passionate about health and fitness and ensures the “behind-the-scenes” systems are working smoothly. She is ultimately here to serve YOU
Our office will soon be complete with a movement studio to offer patients the best of care.
We are here to help!
We accept most insurance plans and are preferred providers for those listed below. We are also contracted with the VA (Veteran’s Hospital), Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and the Dartmouth College student health plan. If you don’t have insurance, no problem! We offer convenient affordable cash plans.
Dartmouth College Student Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Veteran’s (VA Insurance)
United Health Care
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Most Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
We accept all insurance plans as well as auto accident, workman’s compensation and personal injury cases. However, because service coverage varies widely among plans you may call our office to find out more details. Before treatment, we will verify your insurance coverage as well as thoroughly explain your benefits so that you know exactly what care will cost.
We accept all insurance plans but we are in network with BlueCross BlueShield , Anthem, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, DHMC Health Plans, Dartmouth College Student Health Plan, Medicare, and EmpowerChiro (Veteran’s Insurance Program).
If you do not have insurance or have little chiropractic coverage please do not hesitate to call our office. Alignwell is very affordable and offers great cash plans. We also accept CareCredit. We want to make sure you receive the care you need.
Visit cost will vary based on the individual needs of each patient and whether or not the patient has insurance.
No, you do not need a referral to see a chiropractor.
Appointment times vary based on patient need and prescribed treatment plan. The first two visits are about 30-45 minutes and subsequent visits can range from about 5-20 minutes.
Dr. James Pitarys DC will provide a comprehensive spinal analysis which includes a posture examination (to see overall patterns of misalignment), a palpation examination (to feel position of vertebra) and an in-depth x-ray analysis of the spine which allows us to look at individual vertebral displacement, disc spaces, curve and angle measurement, the contour and density of the vertebra, and the presence of disease and degeneration at your first appointment. Dr. Pitarys will go over these findings in precise detail with you and compare them to accepted norms. Then, a corrective treatment regime is prescribed which includes Mirror-Image® adjustments of the spine, traction, and exercises to help correct spinal abnormalities, prevent future problems and relieve pain. Home exercises and stretches are also recommended to provide the best results.
Chiropractic care has been shown to treat many health conditions. Back pain, neck pain, migraines, headaches, sciatica, scoliosis, pregnancy related pain, shoulder pain, joint pain, muscle imbalances, incorrect movement patterns, whip lash injuries etc…
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