WHAT THE CHIROPRACTOR DOES: The Chiropractor adjusts the spinal bones.

The  Chiropractic Adjustment  improves your brain-to-body nerve transmissions.

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT:  Because your nerves and nervous system control the

quality of your health.

    Interference to the Nervous System  is called a  “Subluxation”.   This happens when a spinal bone moves out of its normal position and presses down on a nerve. Usually this does not result in pain, but it does decrease or “shut down” the nerves’ ability to transmit messages between  your brain and tissue cells (internal organs, muscles, etc.,).

     Chiropractors adjust these spinal subluxations and literally “turn on the switch” so that your brain can communicate with your internal organs and muscles. Then, and only then, will your internal organs function at optimum, the way God and Nature intended.

OUR GOAL FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY: Our goal is to provide a regular program of Chiropractic spinal correction for you and your family. We want Salem, NH and the Merrimack Valley to be SUBLUXATION-FREE. When people are free of subluxations they function better, perform better, live a life of abundance, and are fully human-fully alive!

You may contact Dr. Joe and ask him any health related questions you may have. He has  33 years experience helping people with all types of illnesses, injuries and dis-ease -to regain their health. 

 

Call Dr. Joe :  603-212-0442

     Dr. Josef J. Kish is a  1985  graduate  of  Palmer  College of

Chiropractic  and is a former  N. Y. State Trooper  who  spent

7 years in uniformed Police work in New York State. He has a

B.A. in Psychology from Ohio University.  His first office was

in Pleasant Valley, NY. He met Dr. Mary Ellen in 1986 and they

married in 1987.   They have three children.   They purchased

an  existing Chiropractic  practice  from   Dr.  Edward  Moore.  

Dr. Edward Moore was a 1952 Palmer College graduate. 

    Dr. Joe continues the rich tradition of Principled Chiropractic

exemplified by Dr. Ed Moore and other Masters of Chiropractic. 

Dr. Joe Kish is a well known public speaker on Chiropractic and

Health Issues in the Merrimack Valley. 

      His present office is at 155 Main Street (Rte.97) in Salem, NH.

Outside of improving the health of his patients, his interests

include:  Bible study and singing in the Church choir. He is a

cantor and lector at St. Joseph's church.  He is also the lead

facilitator in a DivorceCare group in Salem NH.   He enjoys cooking,

kayaking, bicycling, motorcycling, and (snow permitting ! )

cross-country skiing.

FAQ about Chiropractic:

What does it do; what is it, exactly?

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

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WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT ON MY FIRST VISIT? 

On your first visit, the Dr. will examine your spine and ask you about your past health history.  Please allow about 1 hour for this first visit, and please call ahead to make this appointment (603-212-0442) as it takes  time to consult with a new patient. The two most important things you can do to assist in this examination process?  1. Ask questions!  2. Completely fill out the case history form (available for download on this page.)   There is no fee for this consultation.  Future office visits will only take about 5-10 minutes, but this first visit takes a bit longer.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A TYPICAL OFFICE VISIT?

The Chiropractor analyzes your spine through tests and observations, including the way you walk, sit, and stand, as well as specific Chiropractic and Orthopedic tests which reveal the misalignment of your spinal bones. The Chiropractor may ask you to raise your leg, turn your head, lean to one side, etc. All of these tests help to tell the Chiropractor where you are subluxated. The Chiropractor will also palpate your spine, pressing lightly on areas of subluxation.  If the Chiropractor locates a subluxation, he will adjust that subluxation.

 WHAT IS A SUBLUXATION?

We are all affected by stress. Stress may come from an emotional source; from a chemical source; or from a mechanical force (such as a fall or just poor posture). Whenever your body is unable to adapt to a stress, a subluxation results. A subluxation is a spinal bone that has moved away from its very specific alignment, and in so moving, places pressure upon the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots. Imagine your foot stepping on a garden hose…very little water would come through the hose. We correct that pressure, so that the nerve can function properly again.  Of all the healing professions, only Chiropractors are licensed to locate and correct subluxations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW SUBLUXATIONS CAN AFFECT YOUR HEALTH, READ "TESTIMONIALS".

WHAT IS AN ADJUSTMENT?

After locating the subluxation(s), the Chiropractor will press lightly upon the particular spinal bone. You may (or may not) hear an audible “pop.” This is the normal release of built-up gases in the joint capsule surrounding the joint. The Chiropractor may use their hands, a table with drop pieces, or an instrument, to present a force to move the bone. The key factor is that the Chiropractor moves the bone. This is what “turns on the switch”. Have you ever had a circuit breaker problem in your home? You went down to the basement, saw which specific switch was “turned off”, and switched it back “on”. The Chiropractor is like an electrical contractor for your body; the Chiropractor locates the subluxation, and like a circuit breaker switch, turns it back “on”.

DOES THE ADJUSTMENT HURT?

Most people arrive at our office in some degree of discomfort or pain. If your shoulder hurts when you press on it at a specific spot, when the Chiropractor presses on it, it will still hurt. The Chiropractor does not walk on water! But after the Dr. adjusts your spine, and the subluxation is partly or totally corrected, you will feel better. The pain may be lessened, or may have a different character to it. The Chiropractor understands that any change in symptoms is a sign of improvement.

 THE MONDAY NIGHT “DOCTORS’ REPORT” --GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BODY BETTER.

We dedicate our focus and our energies to regaining your true health. That’s one of the differences in our office. You will also sense a peacefulness in the faces of the Doctor, staff and our clients as soon as you enter our office. We are like a large family and we all care about you. We urge  you to attend our Monday Night “Doctor’s Report” (Mon. at 6 p.m.) in which we discuss your spine, nerve connections, and discuss any X-ray or MRI DVD you may have brought with you.  We will show you how you can help prevent these subluxations from recurring.  There is no charge for the class, and you may bring a guest.   Those who attend the “Drs. Report” always recuperate faster.  Come with your questions !

     

WHAT ARE OUR FEES AND PAYMENT POLICY?

Ours is a cash office. The patients pay us for our services on the day they are received. We do not take insurance assignment, we do not accept auto accident or workman’s comp cases. If you would like a referral to a Chiropractor who does accept these cases, please call us and we would be happy to make a referral for you.

 

DO YOU ACCEPT MEDICARE?  Please Read carefully.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

We "accept all Medicare-Age Patients".  But we do not accept assignment for Medicare.                                               

We accept "medicare -age" patients but do not bill Medicare.                                                                                          

This means that our Patients pay us directly for our services on the day on which  they receive their care.              

 

An ABN (Advanced Beneficiary Notice) must be signed by you meaning that you understand that the Dr. will

not bill Medicare and you will not be reimbursed from Medicare either.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Medicare now operates like auto-accident insurance: Medicare wants to initially see: (1) A Cause of the injury, (2) a loss of function or a pain, (3) initial care of many visits, then fewer visits, and then (4) a discharge/dismissal from care.

Medicare does not pay for "maintenance care".   If this is confusing for you or you do not understand, please call the Dr. and he will explain it to you.    

 

WHAT IS YOUR PER DIEM FEE?

For all of our patients, our per diem fee is $50. It is important to note that you may require many visits to get a satisfactory result. It took time to get you to this point and it will take time to get you well. If you attend the Doctors’ Report you will probably recuperate faster.

FOR THE NEW PATIENT:

DO YOU HAVE A “SLIDING FEE SCALE?”  ( "IN CASE I MIGHT NEED A LOT MORE CARE."  )

YES!  If you have never received Chiropractic Care before you have to understand that (1) It probably took some time to get to your present condition; and (2) It will take the Chiropractor TIME to restore your spinal health. 

So the first month or two the Dr. has to see you frequently-often 2, 3 or more times a week. I realize that at the

"per diem" rate of $50 this might become a burden, so I have a policy of:

 

INTENSIVE CARE - FIRST MONTH: $150 covers an UNlimited number of visits. *

INTENSIVE CARE - SECOND MONTH: Again, just $150 for an UNlimited number of visits.*

  It allows for Intensive care. “Intensive care” at our facility means that the Dr. will direct you to a visit-frequency of 3 or 4 times per week. On occasion, some injuries require twice-a-day visits. Frequent visits help to maximize your spinal alignment and improve your overall health.  * Does NOT include vitamins, pillows, or services outside this office.

A contract is required for this so you understand what this program actually offers and excludes.

    Once you learn:

  • what health really is,

  • what a subluxation is,

  • what it takes to regain your health

  • what it takes to maintain your health,

You will never want to be without Chiropractic Care ever again!

 

SO, WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE FIRST 2 MONTHS? 

After these first two months, I invite you to continue on a “WELLNESS PLAN”.  After receiving quality Chiropractic adjustments, --You will not want to be without regular chiropractic care ever again!  We are certain of it; 85% of our patients are on our Wellness Program.   A pre-requisite is that you have attended a Doctors’ Report Class, and have signed a contract with us. 

​​​THE WELLNESS PLAN

FOR ESTABLISHED PATIENTS.

​(Designed for those who have already completed the Intensive Care Phase at our office OR any other chiropractors office in the recent past.) Designed for those already under regular chiropractic care, the fee is $130 per month.  With this monthly plan you have an unlimited number of visits, but your participation of at least a once a week visit frequency is required. Again, you may include your children (18 and younger) in your plan.   A six-month contract is required.   After 6 months it may be renewed on a monthly basis.

 

Location, Directions

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Meghan Charles

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Our Address
 

155 Main Street

Salem, N.H. 03079

(The Chiropractic Office access is through the "Back" of the building!)

                  Directions

FROM I-93:   Take Exit 3 ( Rt 97 ) EAST to 155 Main St.

FROM I-495: Take Exit 47 (Rt. 97) WEST to 155 Main St.

       (Office is directly across from Romanos' Pizza.)

Years of Experience

Clients

Number of bones in the spine

Who has Dr. Joe helped by the Grace of God

and Chiropractic.

Dr. Joe

Dr. Josef Kish
Chiropractor for 30 yrs.
Dr. Charles Smith

Orthodontist

Dr. Olivia Bayne

Hygienist

Dr. Joe and son Peter at

Cowboy BBQ Sept.2016

Water

Rides

Summer2016

Canobie Lake Log Flume 2017

Dr. Joe enjoying life!

"...you know you are living your life well when you can say, 'this is the best season of my life ! ' "      (Deepak Chopra)

Morning Fog at Laconia Beach Oct 2016

Dr. Joe on the XC Ski trails of

North Conway NH 2017

Kayaking on the Saco River, Conway NH Summer Vaca 2017

(Yeh, the hat is funky but it was cool!)

Attempting a  "Jay Leno

Motorcycle Pose"   July 2017

 
 
 

Dr. Joe

Dr. Josef Kish
Chiropractor for 30 yrs.
Dr. Charles Smith

Orthodontist

Dr. Olivia Bayne

Hygienist

Dr. Joe

Dr. Josef Kish
Chiropractor for 30 yrs.
Dr. Charles Smith

Orthodontist

Dr. Olivia Bayne

Hygienist

Dr. Joe

Dr. Josef Kish
Chiropractor for 34 yrs.
(and a cautious biker.)
Sign in front of 155 Main Street, Salem, NH
Brick Front of 155 Main St.
(Office entrance
is in the BACK of building.)
 

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Testimonials from Dr. Joe Kish

Testimonials on Chiropractic as experienced by Dr. Joe Kish

PERSONAL HEALTH TESTIMONIALS FROM DR. JOE

My life has been saved with prompt Chiropractic care, on at least three occasions.

 

 

STOMACH function

THE PROPER FUNCTIONING OF YOUR STOMACH.  

A PERSONAL TESTIMONIAL FROM DR. JOE

    I once had a T-5 SUBLUXATION and I didn’t know it. The 5th Thoracic spinal nerve goes through a nerve plexus and controls the proper function of your stomach.  It happened when I was a Police Officer in the Village of Fishkill, NY.  I was rear-ended while stopped at a traffic light. There was no damage to my vehicle, the “tap” was that slight, but I felt a pain in my mid-back between the shoulder blades. That night I took my parents out to dinner. It was their Anniversary.  I remember that I ate the broiled sea scallops. They were great! After dinner, while I was walking to the car, I threw up in the parking lot of the restaurant. I thought I had a “stomach bug”. 

     Fortunately, at this time I was going to a chiropractor regularly and my next appointment was in two days. The next morning I had sausage and eggs and had to run to the bathroom to throw up again. That afternoon I had a hotdog for lunch (this is before I cleaned up my diet!) and could barely keep it down. I was actually getting weak from lack of protein.

    The next morning I saw my chiropractor. I told him about the accident, what I had eaten, and the vomiting. "Hmmm” he said, “It sounds like achlor-hydria (lack of sufficient stomach acid) due to a subluxation.”

He knew just where to check, the fifth thoracic vertebra, and sure enough, it was subluxated. Spinal nerve interference is called “subluxation”. He gently adjusted this bone and said “There, I’ve gotten it, go home and enjoy some protein.” That night I had a steak (protein) for dinner and I had no digestion problems.

I have not had a stomach problem since.

 

HEART function

THE PROPER FUNCTIONING OF YOUR HEART,
A PERSONAL TESTIMONIAL FROM DR. JOE

      My life has been saved with prompt Chiropractic care, on at least three occasions.   The 1st Thoracic nerve goes through your Cardiac Nerve Plexus and controls the proper functioning of your heart.  

     I once had a T-1 SUBLUXATION and didn’t know it until I happened to get my blood pressure checked and my heart sounds listened-to. It turns out I incurred a T-1 Subluxation (“nerve interference” is called subluxation) from a tennis game 2 days earlier when I missed the ball  and "over swung".  Prior to this injury/subluxation I had normal blood pressure and normal heart sounds. Now I had a heart arrhythmia and high blood pressure. These findings were verified by 4 different doctors.

     With a stethescope I also listened to my heart sounds and heard the asymmetric heart beat. I quickly went to my brother (who was a Chiropractic Student-Doctor at the time) and he adjusted the 1st Thoracic bone. He immediately took my blood pressure: Now normal! He listened to my heart sounds: Now normal! I listened-to my heart sounds too, and sure enough, the normal heart beat (and blood pressure),  had returned. I have not had a heart problem since.

LIVER function

THE PROPER FUNCTION  OF YOUR LIVER,
A PERSONAL TESTIMONIAL FROM DR. JOE

     My life has been saved with prompt Chiropractic care, on at least three occasions.   I assure you, if the T-11 nerve is impinged (“nerve interference” called subluxation) it will affect your livers’ proper function.  It certainly affected mine. Many people believe that if they have no pain that they are healthy; sadly this is not true.

      I once had a SUBLUXATION of the T-11 nerve. It happened when I slipped on a staircase and fell onto the very edge of the step. I landed on my back, right at the location of the T-11 spinal bone. Wow, that did hurt – but the pain went away.

A few days later I went for a scheduled blood and urine test which was required in order to get a new life insurance policy. Two days later I received the results and was denied life insurance   (unless I wanted to go into some sort of “assigned risk” pool – at a much higher premium!) -because I had an "elevated Bilirubin level".

 Bilirubin shows up in the urine. It is an indicator of  LIVER FUNCTION.

      By now, I was a licensed Chiropractor, and I immediately understood the nerve-connection involved, and connected that to the fall on the steps. I insisted that my chiropractor check my 11th Thoracic bone. Sure enough, it was subluxated.

I  had it corrected (“adjusted”), and immediately called the insurance agent to demand another blood/urine test. A week later another test was made and two days after that a very confused insurance man called me back to report that the results were: a normal bilirubin level!  ("The first lab test must have been in error", he said!)

     I got the insurance policy from the same agent and the same company that originally denied me. I get a test done every couple of years and I haven’t had a bilirubin or liver problem since.

 

 

BLOOD pressure?

WHAT CAN CHIROPRACTIC DO ABOUT BLOOD PRESSURE?
Well, NOTHING…and maybe... EVERYTHING

     Recently a patient complained of her gradually increasing blood pressure, first in the moderately high range, and then up into the definitely high range: 160/100!  We did pre-and post-adjustment blood pressure testing, and after a week of intensive Chiropractic care, her blood pressure was 120/80… textbook normal.

HOW DID THE CHIROPRACTOR DO THIS?

 He didn’t. He simply adjusted her spine.

Chiropractors do not treat or cure disease, we only locate and adjust spinal subluxations.  Once subluxations are corrected, the body operates with optimum nerve function, and the internal organs can then function at optimum. It took a week for  her body to return to normal function. “ IT’S ALL ABOUT  YOUR  NERVES ! ”

Keeping yourself free of subluxations (nerve interference to your internal organs) will reduce the effects of your stress, improve your immune system and keep you healthy.

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