One day, I was experiencing great pains. My chiropractor was away from the office – so reluctantly I allowed Dr. Tabares to give me an adjustment. But wasn’t I surprised and impressed! I felt instantaneous relief. Even though I am living 1100 miles away now, I try to get her help whenever possible.
My symptoms were herniation of the 4th and 5th vertebrae and arthritis which gave rise to pain in the lower back, thighs, legs and feet. In one specific instance, I had a severe pain in the sacrum area and despite receiving adjustments I could get no ease. Fortunately, I had an opportunity to visit my brother in New York, which enabled me to receive the help of Dr. Tabares once again. Time did not permit me to receive more than two adjustments.
It has been more than 1 ½ years since I have had those two adjustments. But I have never felt that pain again in the sacrum area. It has disappeared!! Whenever I am in New York, I come to Danbury to get my adjustments with Dr. Tabares, which has kept me pain free until I am able to see her again. ~EC
I first saw “Dr. T” while she was working in Stamford in 2000. Upon subjecting me to a careful examination with meticulous and relieving adjustments from toe to head, subsequently, she became the only one that adjusted me. Although “Dr. T.” has kept me aligned and relieved pain in my neck, shoulders, lumbar, sacrum, pelvis, knees, most memorable was the severe pain of 2003. I was a first year, older personal trainer, not used to the demands of the profession, with continuing intense works-outs and having missed chiropractic adjustments for six months, when I hurt myself seriously after a six mile run in Central Park.
There was such intense pain in my lumbar and sacrum that I could not sit or stand without severe discomfort. Relief could be obtained by lying down, but that was not possible with clients to train and a fitness floor to maintain. In other words, I was in poor shape.
At first, the demands of my profession would unravel the adjustments, leaving me in pain, but through time and patience the adjustments held, returning me to full health. I have been living in Central Florida for the last five years, so I cannot see “Dr. T.” on a regular basis, but if anybody is, she is worth a “1,000 + mile drive north, which I have just done! I expect to live a very healthy 100 years with proper diet, exercise, rest and chiropractic care.
I would strongly recommend that you see Dr. Tabares. As a chiropractor, she is exceptional, knowledgeable on a broad range of health issues that will improve the quality of your life, personable, has a very positive outlook of life and comes from a great family life. ~ASC
I was introduced to Dr. Mara Tabares during my pregnancy. I was a big skeptic of chiropractic care at the time. It seemed a bit gimmicky to me, all the cracking and popping I’d heard about. But the midwives watched me hobble in, with incredible pain in my pubic bone when I was about 4 or 5 months pregnant, looking like I was practicing to be the old woman from Snow White – totally hunched over. They ordered me across the hall to meet “a chiropractor,” and I obediently went for this “adjustment” – some minor taps here and there. I remember telling my husband in the car after that first adjustment – don’t worry, I won’t waste our money – I'll give it 2 weeks…
That was almost 4 years ago, and 2 babies ago. I love that there is no pressure to see the Doctor unless it’s needed. Sometimes that means I am there twice a week, other times I go several months between visits. I have learned so much about sensing when I need that adjustment and what “good” feels like. For years I thought an achy back, or stiffness in joints was just to be tolerated if I had skied hard, or over exerted myself… I was mistaken.
I also love that Dr. Tabares looks out for your overall health too. With this second pregnancy, I took her advice and began taking the fish oil (omega sufficiency). I have really noticed a difference. I find that her suggestions on supplements are always spot on. In addition to the fish oil helping me fight post partum depression and anxiety, I find that her adjustments really help more than just my pubic bone/hip/back issues. I get adjusted if I’m fighting a cold, or flu, feeling tired, etc. It’s an overall sense of well being, I know I’m due to get an adjustment when I start to get grumpy – as odd as that sounds, its true. If I am feeling grumpy, or a little out of sorts, I call up and make an appointment (or drop in) and get adjusted and it’s like an instant adjustment to my attitude.
In the past I would have doubted that was possible, but I love that she has really become a friend, concerned about more than just my spine – she has helped my body, mind and spirit. Now my children (a 3 year old and 5 month old) get adjusted – fighting a cold, adjusting to a sibling, baby not sleeping well at night, complaining of leg aches, there are so many things that an adjustment can and does help.
I look forward to many more years of care for myself and my family from Dr. Tabares. I’m so fortunate to have this style of care available to me and try to tell anyone who will listen about the benefits. Hard to believe I’m the same person who though this could never work 4 years ago.
Thank you so much for your desire to care for others. It really is excellent and has such a big impact on my ability to be pain free, healthy, and happy.” ~NK
I have been searching for a good chiropractor for many years and though I wasn’t exactly sure what I was looking for, I knew I did not want the run-of-the-mill, "crack you into place" type of therapy. I wanted something that would really address the problems I was having and provide actual relief and a way of working to get there that fit more with my holistic sensibilities.
Mara is such a breath of fresh air when it comes to chiropractic, I felt immediately that my life was going to improve greatly through working with her, even just upon initially meeting and speaking with her. She really takes time to listen to you, explain what’s going on and how she works, and address any concerns or questions you might have.
I didn’t come in initially with anything really significantly “wrong,” at least I didn’t think so. I don’t have any severe injuries and don’t have any pain. However, after thinking about it for a while before my first appointment, I realized I “self-adjust” my neck a lot, as it feels frequently like it’s “out of place” and it relieves pressure when I adjust it. Otherwise, my focus is really on prevention and just my overall health and well being.
I was really surprised, therefore, when after the first treatment, I experienced profound relief from symptoms that I wasn’t even ever considering treating with chiropractic care. Chronic bloating and digestive complaints that I have experienced more or less, my whole life, lessened considerably within one day of my first treatment. Bloating that I have chronically experienced for the past four years reduced almost completely. This alone, for me, is a minor miracle. Previous to this, I was focused so much on my food choices (and what I have come to understand as my sensitivities), that I would never have thought that releasing the pressure on my nervous system would so dramatically help my stomach and intestines! I am so pleased about this! As if this wasn’t enough, I immediately, following the treatment, felt a deep feeling of peace and calm, after having felt very stressed and jittery the two weeks before the treatment (and a good deal of the time before that throughout my life). I have also been sleeping deeply and soundly, needing remarkably far less sleep (about 6 hours a night) and waking feeling clear, rested and ready to start my day. In short, I feel great and like I have a whole new fresh start in my life. I am so very much looking forward to continuing my treatments with Mara. I can only imagine what more is possible! ~SB
“Dr. Tabares began adjusting me when I was 15 weeks pregnant with my first child. I was a little hesitant at first, but when she informed me of the benefits of chiropractic when you are pregnant I jumped right on the opportunity. Many women complain of their lower back hurting during pregnancy, or aches and pain in their legs and feet. Well, with the help of Dr. Tabares, I am now 30 weeks pregnant and have felt incredible. I rarely use the term miracle freely, but when I stepped into Dr.Tabares’s office it was just that, a miracle. I am very aware now of certain things, and I am finally able to live a healthy life for myself, my husband and my unborn child. I strongly recommend Dr. Tabares to everyone I know, not only as a Chiropractor, but as a life-saver as well!” ~LP
“My daughters and I have been receiving regular adjustments for years. Sabrina, now 8 years old, has been coming since she was about 2. Noelle, who is 4 years old, has been happily getting adjustments since birth, and I couldn’t have gotten through her pregnancy without frequently coming to see Dr. Tabares. We keep consistent Wellness visits and also come as needed – when we’re sick (or more importantly fighting something off!) after a week of constant tantrums or intense mood- swings, after a bad fall on the playground or a serious wipe-out ice skating and especially when things “just don’t feel right.” Regular chiropractic care helps us all feel healthier and more balanced no matter what else is going on in our lives. Many a morning starts with the question, “Oh, I can’t wait, is this the day we’re going to Dr. T?” If it isn’t, I am treated to a detailed explanation of what exactly needs adjusting, and they are always absolutely right. I love that my daughters are so tuned in to their bodies and able to articulate exactly what they need. After many years of positive, reinforcing care they now simply assume that their needs will be listened to and respected. They speak up with confidence, knowing that being adjusted always helps them feel better- even if it tickles!” ~LR
Five months ago I was hit by Guillain-Barre, which is an attack on the nervous system. This attack left me suffering with severe pain in the back, feet and legs. I needed a walker to get around. Sleep was impossible and I spent the next four months up and down on the couch. I was on narcotic pain medication during this time but it wasn’t enough and I spent many nights in the emergency room. After 2 months with treatment including an immune booster and assorted pain killers I was still suffering. My daughter recommended seeing a chiropractor by the name of Dr. Mara Tabares. This turned out to be a life saver for me. From the first treatment I was able to sit comfortably for the first time. Due to Dr. Tabares’ excellent chiropractic help I am now free of pain and well along on making a full recovery of my legs and feet. I highly recommend chiropractic treatment for any injury of the nerves. By the way, Dr. Tabares’ enthusiasm made her a pleasure to be with and contributed to my medical improvement.” ~JP, Ph.D
“Dr. Tabares was recommended to me by a good friend, because of my numerous neck injuries, whiplash and riding accidents over one and a half years. I had a tight back and neck muscles, occasional back spasms, occasional pain in bones at the top of the spine and bottom of my neck. I woke up every morning with very a tight back and neck, occasional severe muscle tightness and pain set off by even a gentle bump. My life has changed for the better with consistent adjustments. There is now no daily tightness and I wake up feeling great, and only once in a while getting uncomfortably tight shoulder muscles – it’s amazing.” ~AM