Dr. Brian McKay, DC
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Chiropractic | Male

Care Philosophy

I believe that we must respect our patients time and money. We need to deliver care to our patients as fast as possible in this challenging environment without compromising the quality of service and care.  I feel that we must look at the entire patients physical needs. Physical pain must be addressed structurally, neurologically as well as through the musculoskeletal system for the best possible outcomes. I look forward to helping you or your family member feel their best. I promise to treat you as I would like to be treated with care and respect. Dr Brian

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Biography

Hi my name is Dr.Brian McKay and I have practiced at Core Health in Darien for over 25 years. I love helping people feel their best through chiropractic care along with physical therapy and massage therapy. Long before I became a chiropractor I was a patient. I had spent several years working on Wall Street in my 20's. I had a bad fall jogging that lead to a sprained ankle. After my ankle healed I developed a bad back. My orthopedic prescribed pain killers. They did not help. I sought out chiropractic care on the advice of a co-worker who saw a large man standing on my back one day at work. I would buy a messenger lunch if he stood on my back to relieve the pain. It was the only relief I could get. He suggested I see his chiropractor. My chiropractor related the fall to my current back pain. My gait ( the way I walked ) was faulty putting stress on my back. I started to get relief quickly. After a while I decided to change gears and become a chiropractor myself. I originally decided to go to school in California. After investigating a few chiropractic schools there I decided they were a little too strange for me. I went to school in Davenport Iowa where I met my wife Cris. We live in Darien and have 5 kids. I love what I do, how can I help you feel your best? Dr.Brian

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Dr. McKay's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McKay to family and friends
4.1
based on 23 total surveys (8 with reviews)
Dr. McKay Says:

Thanks for your feedback, we are always looking for ways to improve our service. The fact that you took time out of your day to help is greatly appreciated.- Dr .Brian

Dr. McKay's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
in Norwalk |
I had a very painful case of planter fascitis and it was keeping me from completing my daily activities. I was so lucky to have found Dr Mckay on the internet. He has helped me so much and the pain has decreased to the point where I can walk with much less pain. The laser treatment and physical therapy helped a great deal. He and his staff are in credibly knowledgeable and friendly. I recommend him highly.
in Darien, CT |
Very nice office and staff that care deeply about making you feel comfortable and healed. Highly recommend this practice to anyone suffering pain!!
in Stamford, CT |
My family and I have been going to Dr. McKay for close to 20 years. Most recently I had foot pain for over 2 years and in that time went to a podiatrist and physical therapist but it never got better. I came to Dr. McKay and he treated me and I am 100% pain free. I had been to a few chiropractors over the years until I found Dr. McKay. He is definitely the best and most knowledgeable!!! I highly recommend him to all!!
in Calgary, AB |
Dr McKay went out of his way to get me information on a procedure to reduce migraine pain. It has been very helpful. He is friendly, approachable and knowledgeable about laser applications for migraines. I haven’t found many doctors with this expertise. I would highly recommend Dr McKay.
in Darien, CT |
Takes the time to know you/hears what the problem is. Never rushes you.
in Norwalk, CT |
i walked into his office 3 months ago with my feet so bad i couldnt stand the pain was so bad i was in tears this dr has helped me i a now 100% pain free he has given me my life back i am a single mom and work a full time job in retail i am on my feet all the time......... i recomend him to all you will not me sorry sue czel norwalk ct
in Norwalk |
Dr McKay is extraordinarily attentive - He spent a lot of time with me at out first visit. I never felt rushed. He wanted to hear how II felt and where I felt things needed help. He also did a thorough diagnosis using both technology and empathy. He was insightful, optimistic, knowledgable, supportive and while he spoke with authority he always made me feel like my healing process was a partnership. When I felt better I wasn't pressured to keep coming. I got better very quickly.
in Darien, CT |
A series of conventional life events-contact sports, 2 car accidents, prolonged poor posture during computer use-brought me to a point of continual headaches and severely limited range of motion in my neck. My use of pain medication increased dramatically as the symptoms did. Dr. McKay analyzed my condition as it was impacting the essential activity in my lifestyle. His regiment of treatment has enabled me to be nearly pain free, and with full range of motion in my neck. Tom S. Darien CT
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Dr. McKay says...

Hi my name is Dr.Brian McKay and I have practiced at Core Health in Darien for over 25 years. I love helping people feel their best through chiropractic care along with physical therapy and massage therapy.

Long before I became a chiropractor I was a patient. I had spent several years working on Wall Street in my 20's. I had a bad fall jogging that lead to a sprained ankle. After my ankle healed I developed a bad back. My orthopedic prescribed pain killers. They did not help.

I sought out chiropractic care on the advice of a co-worker who saw a large man standing on my back one day at work. I would buy a messenger lunch if he stood on my back to relieve the pain. It was the only relief I could get. He suggested I see his chiropractor.

My chiropractor related the fall to my current back pain. My gait ( the way I walked ) was faulty putting stress on my back. I started to get relief quickly. After a while I decided to change gears and become a chiropractor myself.

I originally decided to go to school in California. After investigating a few chiropractic schools there I decided they were a little too strange for me. I went to school in Davenport Iowa where I met my wife Cris.

We live in Darien and have 5 kids.

I love what I do, how can I help you feel your best?

Dr.Brian

Dr. McKay's Care Philosophy

I believe that we must respect our patients time and money. We need to deliver care to our patients as fast as possible in this challenging environment without compromising the quality of service and care.  I feel that we must look at the entire patients physical needs. Physical pain must be addressed structurally, neurologically as well as through the musculoskeletal system for the best possible outcomes. I look forward to helping you or your family member feel their best. I promise to treat you as I would like to be treated with care and respect. Dr Brian

Dr. McKay says...

I use a method called applied kinesiology to identify where your problems are coming from on a structural level. After identifying a problem area I will use a number of modalities to treat the underlying subluxation. I am currently pursuing a Post Doctoral Graduate program in Neurology. It is a 3 year program that will allow me to teach other chiropractors.

Some of the other  methods I have studied include Activator Methods, Graston Technique,& Cold laser application among others. We focus on getting results for touch cases. Set up an appointment and see if we can help you today. Our practice is patient -centric in that we are focused on helping you achieve results as fast as possible.

Dr. McKay says...

I use a method called Applied Kinesiology to identify where a problem stems from .Think of it this way a person with leg pain may have a subluxated pelvis causing the leg pain. A person with arm pain can have the problem arising from a neck or cervical subluxation. The methods we use allow us to find out exactly where we need to focus our attention.

My goal is to find the cause of your problem as quickly as possible and through the use of applied kinesiology and other methods we are able to offer you faster results.

Dr. McKay says...

Thanks for your feedback, we are always looking for ways to improve our service. The fact that you took time out of your day to help is greatly appreciated.- Dr .Brian

Dr. McKay's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Chiropractic
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Sprain
  • Classic Migraine
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Migraine
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Whiplash

Education

  • Medical School
    Palmer College Of Chiropractic

    Graduated in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Board Eligible Diplomat In Chiropractic Neurology Palmer Chiropractic University

    Completed in 2016

  • Undergraduate School
    Mercy College

    Graduated in 1982

  • Other Education
    Palmer College Of Chiropractic

    Completed in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French Creole
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Chiropractic
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Procedures Performed

  • Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique
  • Cervical Decompression Therapy
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Decompression
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Graston Technique®
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Decompression Therapy
  • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Physical Therapy
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • X-Ray