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Portsmouth Chiropractor | Dr. Shawn Shapiro

Port City Chiropractic Chiropractor, Shawn Shapiro

Dr. Shawn Shapiro, DC
L#7081103 exp 6/30/19

I watched how our healthcare system made my grandmother more sick… My grandmother went into the hospital for a mitral valve replacement in 1997; her surgery went fine but her aftercare got her sick! Missed diagnosis, medication errors and apathy on the part of the medical staff, lead to her getting worse after the surgery rather than better. I thought to myself, “there has to be another way to restore dignity to healthcare and improve a person’s quality of life, by interacting with a doctor.” I pursued this concern, and found that our medical system was greatly flawed. It was ultimately based on the premise that everyone who was sick, was somehow missing something. I started to learn more about vitalism, and about how the body needed to heal itself. This inspired me to pursue a career in chiropractic care. I found that when practiced properly, chiropractic  care could empower people and restore them to health again, as well as provide a way for their health to continuously improve on a regular basis. …read more >>

I have always been interested in how the mind relates to the body, I have Bachelors degrees in Human Biology and Psychology. Then earned my Doctorate in Chiropractic from Logan University in Chesterfield, Mo. At Logan I was given a fantastic education in clinical diagnosis as well all clinical sciences. The list of types of problems with which patients come to our practice is staggering: auto-immune diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, TMJ problems, headaches, chronic child ear infections, arm and foot pain, allergies, asthma, ADD and ADHD and, of course, back pain. But the truth is I cannot legally treat any of those symptoms. In the state of New Hampshire, chiropractors are limited to “…the detection and correction of vertebral subluxation complex or syndrome….” This doesn’t mean much to lay-people and why should it?!   You have a problem that you want fixed, and you don’t need to know how. These conditions are merely symptoms of a greater issue occurring within the nervous system. I aim to find the root of the these conditions and build a treatment plan with patients bringing them to a point of stability. My wife Krystn and I spend a lot of time traveling to see our family and friends around the country. We also enjoy being as involved with seacoast community as much as possible. I have served on the Board NESSHA, have been a member of Portsmouth Rotary and have also been involved in my churches fundraising since moving back to NH. I am always looking to help people and I bring chiropractic care to those who desperately need treatment and may not be able to afford care- visiting Cross Roads House in Portsmouth, NH on a weekly basis .


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