So, when I found out Dr. Sickel also runs, I thought, YES, she can understand my point! And more depth into our conversation regarding my skeletal system and its relation to internal organs function, everything she mentioned, actually and finally made sense to what I have been through, not only with the lower back issue but also overall wellness. 

After she spent 20 mins or so, she started checking on my alignments. Very precisely. Then moved onto THE FIX. I am not sure how the terms are used, but I believe what she was doing was well balanced manipulation reflex technique, sacral respiratory mechanism, and sacro occipital technique, all combined.

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Tomoe S
From Yelp

Today I had my first appointment at Bayside with Dr. O’Brien and was literally crying happy tears. I’ve had problems with my back for the last 4 years and have seen countless physical therapists, Orthopedic doctors, chiropractors, and massage therapists. Since I had my last child a couple of months ago, the pain has been unbearable and nothing touched it. 


Dr. O’Brien was able to determine what was causing the pain in a brief assessment and it was something that no other PT, Orthopedic doctor, or chiropractor picked up on. He started doing adjustments and within an hour I had barely any pain left.  I know there’s still work to be done but I can’t believe that he was able to do more in 1 hour than probably 10 other people did in the last 4 years. I just did some shopping and was waiting for the inevitable pain to start and…it just didn’t. I could cry again. 

I only wish I found out about Bayside years ago.

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Jen G
From Yelp

We have been bringing our baby to Bayside Chiropractic first to be checked for a tongue and lip tie, and since have returned for adjustments for our son. Great environment, and very helpful and kind people who work there. Our son is much happier since he’s been treated here and we would definitely recommend Dr. O’Brien to everyone in the future.

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Sean W
From Google

First time going to a Chiropractor, could barely stand up the pain was so bad. When I saw Dr. O’Brien he was so nice and explained everything. By the time I left my first appointment I was feeling a lot better and with each appointment it’s amazing to see myself be able to stand up and walk normal again. Highly recommend!!!

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Casey K
From Google

I can’t say enough about how wonderful Dr. O’Brien and the whole staff of Bayside Chiropractic are. I came to Dr. O’Brien at nearly 39 weeks pregnant with a breech baby, and after just one adjustment, my baby flipped back to vertex. I am eternally grateful to him! Dr. O’Brien was extremely professional, helpful, and truly caring. I felt right at home in his office and would recommend Bayside Chiropractic to anyone, anytime!

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Erin W
From Google

This practice has the lock on the pregnant lady market, based on my completely informal poll and discussions with pregnant women I meet about town and who I see at the practice. They thrive on word of mouth referrals, which of course is the best way to go when you are a service provider. I don’t usually find scheduling to be a problem though they are always busy. 


Meghan (Dr Schaffer) has magic hands and has really helped me alleviate pain throughout my pregnancy. 

I would almost knock this down to 4 stars because I would estimate approximately 1/3 of my appointments have started on time, but as I have equally been on the receiving end of Meghan wanting to spend more time testing my alignment and perfecting my adjustment when she identifies another subtle area to sooth, I will keep at 5 stars. Because really, that woman is a six.

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Jamey B
From Yelp

When my hip pain got so bad it spread to my shoulders, knees and even jaw, my good friend Mary L told me to get it together and go to Dr Schaffer at Bayside.

Now, getting chiropractic care while you’re pregnant is a completely different experience then when you are not – there’s a lot less moving, cracking and pushing. Dr Schaffer, a chiropractor and wellness guru, explained what was going on in my body and how she planned to help me. Within minutes of being on her table (and on the amazing pregnancy pillow), I was already feeling much better.

Turns out, carrying a big baby on a little frame can cause you to sprain your hip. Thankfully, Dr Schaffer knows how to fix it, and fix it she did. I keep going in for regular adjustments and to push that pesky hip back into place, and every time I leave feeling so much better, and I really enjoy chatting with Dr Schaffer, too.

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Hilary H
From Yelp

Dr. Schaffer is the best! I had no plans to ever go back to chiropractic after years of aggressive adjustments that didn’t help very much. On a friend’s recommendation, I gave it a try. Dr. Schaffer quickly relieved my shoulder pain that 2.5 months of physical therapy had only made worse. You can read about her style on the website but you really have to be treated to experience the totally therapeutic approach.

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Tracy M
From Yelp

Dr. Shaffer was recommended to me by my doula for turning breach babies. Mine was transverse and after 2 sessions with her, the baby was head down. It didn’t even feel like she was touching me most of the time! I also had some lower back pain that comes along with pregnancy and she was able to help relieve that as well (with some assigned homework. Do the homework!) I will most likely continue to see her for some other hip issues I’ve had in the past once the baby comes.

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Amy H
From Google