Dr. Kathleen McGarvey is a Chiropractor practicing in South Portland, Maine. Dr. McGarvey specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system, while improving each patients functionality and quality of life. Conditions treated include sciatica, neck pain, and arthritis pain, among many others. Dr. McGarvey seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.
Education and Training
University of Chicago B.A. Behavioral Science 1988
Loyola University Chicago M.Ed. Specialist Level Degree School Psychology 1997
Cleveland Chiropractic College Doctor of Chiropractic 2009
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Dr. Kathleen Mary Mcgarvey D.C.'s Expert Contributions
Yes! Indeed, chiropractic care can help “fussy” babies. They have spines and nervous systems just like adults and can benefit from an alignment. When babies are fussy or “colicky”, the bowels are generally the culprit. Because the nervous system controls, literally, every function in our bodies including organs, glands, and muscles, chiropractic adjustments can help with more than just the back and neck. Hope that helps! READ MORE
If your sprain happened last week and you are still experiencing intense pain, X-rays are in order to rule out a fracture. Distal fibula fractures are often present with certain ankle sprains. Additionally, a referral to an orthopedist may be warranted. Continue to ice and elevate, leave the heat off for now. Good luck! READ MORE
He needs to have it X-rayed sooner rather than later. Without a traumatic reason for a bony change, bone growths can be from more serious, and life threatening causes, such as tumors. READ MORE
It is never "too late" to see a chiropractor after an auto accident. Unfortunately, ER docs rarely refer patients, who have been involved in an accident, to chiropractors. The usual treatment is a prescription for muscle relaxers and pain killers and possibly, a work note. This is unfortunate because the soft tissue damage incurred in "whiplash" type injuries, alters the biomechanics of the spine and can lead to more disc and joint degeneration than necessary. Soft tissue tends to heal in a way that leaves scar tissue, in a cross hatch pattern, that can cause alterations in the movement of the muscles and joints. When chiropractic care is administered early on, following a soft tissue injury, these biomechanical alterations can be addressed and corrected. READ MORE
Yes, most chiropractors do offer free consultations. In my office, a free consultation lasts about 15 minutes and helps, both the doctor and the patient, gather information about whether or not chiropractic care would be the best course of treatment. READ MORE
The answer to that questions really depends on the philosophy, regarding X-rays, that the treating doctor holds. Of course, if trauma is involved, all docs would require X-rays before a chiropractic treatment. With more routine symptoms or conditions, philosophy plays more of a role and will vary by chiropractor. For example, in my office, I routinely take X-rays and do a complete physical exam on new patients before treating them, to rule out any reason NOT to adjust them. I.e. Occult fracture, bone disease, joint infection etc. I believe that X-rays are not only informative for the doctor, but also educational for the patient. The saying, " a picture is worth a thousand words" applies well in this case and helps them stick to treatment plans. I am always seeking to educate my patients and provide them with the knowledge that they need to advocate for their health. On the other side of the coin, some doctors feel that exposing their patients to X-rays is not worth the information that they would gain, on top of their regular physical exam. The best course for you, as a patient, is to decide what you feel most comfortable with, and seek out a chiropractor that most closely matches your needs. I hope this helps. READ MORE
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- What Is Back Pain: Get The Facts
Every now and then, you hear people complaining about constant back pain. According to statistics, about 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain at one point of their life.Back pain can be caused by many things, but it is most commonly triggered by incorrect sitting or standing positions, not...
- What Is Sciatica?
What is sciatica?Lower back pain is a very common condition that is often incorrectly managed. Back pain is a challenge in itself since it demands medical support and is a leading source of social, psychological, and physical disabilities. The majority of back pains are self-limiting and simple,...
- Do I Have a Pinched Nerve?
Pinched nerve, or nerve compression, refers to a situation in which the surrounding tissues apply pressure on a nerve. Pinched nerve may cause severe pain, tingling, numbness, or other symptoms. Nerve compression may affect different sites of the body and this may result in varied symptoms. The...
- Can Chiropractic Care Benefit Children with Autism?
Children with autism have it tough. There are many theories on what causes autism, and perhaps, even more theories on how to help those on the spectrum. You want what’s best for your child, and there are many people who want to help you.One alternative medicine you might consider is chiropractic...
- What Is a Lower Back Pain with Sciatica?
Lower back pain is a common problem experienced by most people at some point during their lifetime. There are several causes for lower back pain with sciatica, and the intensity of pain can range from dull to quite severe. Men and women are equally affected by this condition. Most cases of back pain...
- Treatments For Shin Splints
That intense pain you get while running, exercise or by just pressing your shins is sometimes is just too unbearable. Sometimes the pain is so severe that it makes running impossible; it tends to subside as you stop running and take a rest.Shin splints usually subside on their own and often require...
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