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Welcome to Mugavero Chiropractic

Your Premier Chiropractor in Haverhill, MA.


Dr. Richard Mugavero & staff would like to personally welcome you to our state-of-the-art Haverhill, MA Chiropractic office.  Dr. Mugavero has helped thousands of patients suffering with Auto Accident Injuries, Whiplash, Neck Pain, HeadachesLower Back Pain, Sciatic Nerve Pain, Pinched Nerves and Numbness & Tingling.


Once well, many of our patients continue with maintenance care in order to stay well for the long term.


Dr. Mugavero has delivered over 250,000 Chiropractic adjustments and is as enthusiastic today as he was when he first started Mugavero Chiropractic in 2002!  With our modern technologies and attention to details, we're able to locate and improve the underlying cause of many modern day ailments.  In addition to auto accident injuries and back & neck pain, the most common complaint people have in recent years is a condition called "text neck".  This condition is caused, in part, by today's modern technology-based occupations which cause us to sit at computers looking down for long periods of time.  However, adults are not the only ones suffering the effects of this hidden epidemic.  Children and teens are suffering as well due to the wide range of electronic devices available on the market today such as cell phones, iPads, Kindles, etc...  The most common symptoms we see associated with "text neck" are neck pain, pinched nerves, upper back & shoulder tightness, numbness & tingling into the arms and fingers and a forward head posture.


Dr. Mugavero offers several different Chiropractic techniques that are tailored for every type of patient, thereby allowing everybody from young children to the most mature patients the opportunity to receive the benefits of Chiropractic care in a comfortable manner.  Dr. Mugavero has delivered numerous lectures on a variety of health and wellness topics to thousands of people at different venues around the country.



We accept many of the most popular major medical insurance plans, including Blue Cross & Blue Shield, HMO Blue, Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, Network Health, Allways Health Partners,Tufts, Unicare GIC, Health Plans, Inc. and Aetna, to name a few.  In addition, we accept and bill many auto injury insurance policies such as MapfreGEICOProgressive, Liberty MutualNationwideHanover, Plymouth RockUSAA and Safety.  Our friendly office staff takes care of all of the billing, relieving you of any paperwork headaches.


Our office prides itself on it's convenient location, family-oriented atmosphere and friendly staff.  In addition, we do our very best to keep your appointments on time and as efficient as possible.  We also offer easy payment plans for people with high deductibles, limited insurance coverage or no insurance coverage at all.  We love what we do and hope you'll give us the opportunity to serve you when the need arises!!



Dr. Richard A. Mugavero  

"Haverhill's Chiropractor"


              And now a word from Mugavero Chiropractic's future Chiropractors...



"Our Daddy is the best Chiropractor in the whole wide world!  He loves being a Chiropractor and he's real good at it...Our Daddy is big & strong but don't worry, his hands are really gentle...some day we're gonna be Chiropractors, too...then we can play at his office every day and help alot of people, too...well, hope to see you soon!"




--- Anthony & Eric Mugavero




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Mugavero Chiropractic

5 South Central Street | Haverhill, MA 01835

( Just off Bradford Square )

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One of life’s ironies…




I write this letter today with a heavy heart as I announce, after 20 years of service, that I will be retiring from chiropractic practice and closing Mugavero Chiropractic by the end of October.

The physical demands of practicing chiropractic eventually catch up with many chiropractors. The awkward body postures required, the constant bending, along with the pounding thrusts into our patient’s spines, create numerous repetitive stress injuries in many different parts of the chiropractor’s body. I have done my best to stay in halfway decent shape over the past 20 years in order to be able to help as many people as I possibly could.

I have been able to use my own advice in order to manage my ailments over the years and have been able to recover between my workdays. Over the past 2 or 3 years I have not been recovering as well. At this point I am causing damage to my body and it is having a negative impact on my activities of daily living and the enjoyment of my family and personal life. And to add insult to injury, a recent rear-end collision while at the go-kart track with my kids, has made matters worse. Both of my physicians agree that continuing to practice would not be wise. Although I can (occasionally) be a little stubborn, I am not willing to risk my long-term well-being and go against their stern advice.

If you had asked me just a few weeks ago I would have told you my plan was to practice for 10 more years until the age of 60, however, that is not going to be possible. My next plan was to bring in a new chiropractor and sell the practice to him or her once my patients felt comfortable. Unfortunately, the owner of my office building has refused to lease the office space to a new chiropractor as he claims he has other plans for the property.

I will be leaving you in the good hands of some of the area’s best and most respected chiropractors…stay tuned for more information about that.

I am so very grateful for all of you (new and old) that have entrusted me with the privilege of working on your body in order to help. It’s quite a thing to have a complete stranger lay down in front of you on a funny looking table and allow you to work on them. It’s humbling, to say the least… I have done the best job I could… for as many people as I could… for as long as I could…and for that I am proud!

My small, but indispensable staff, has made everything possible. My mother, Maureen, has been around almost as long as myself. She has handled MANY aspects of the inner workings of the practice and has dealt with the frustrations of the insurance companies with grace. Her work ethic is undeniable, and patients were often surprised when she answered the phone late in the evening or on a Sunday afternoon! Julie has become the familiar, friendly face at the front desk and on the phone. She joined Maureen and I nearly 9 years ago and immediately took initiative and brought a certain level of control to the chaos of a busy practice. Both of these amazing people helped to make my dream a reality. To say I couldn’t have done it without them is a major understatement!

We will continue to serve you until late October, if at all possible. However, we will not be accepting anymore new patients. Any account credits on our end will be handled appropriately and we kindly ask that any outstanding account balances please be handled on your end.

I will be shifting gears and focusing on a far less physically demanding job. I will be working out of my Reading, MA office where I will continue to only perform DOT Physical exams. Anyone who needs a DOT physical is more than welcome to schedule an appointment there.

Once again, I want to thank each and every one of you for being a part of the dream I’ve had since the age of 13! It has been an amazing career and I can only hope my life’s work has had a positive impact on you. Thank you!


Dr. M

Mugavero Chiropractic

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Linda S.

Best service in the area


I have been a patient of Doctor Mugavero for a couple of years and have to say, has has helped me immensely. I have arthritis in my neck and had suffered with headaches for years. I now go to him every month and my headaches are gone!

Sheilah C.

Very nice people and convenient DOT exams.

Christina H.

Great place! Staff and Doctor are awesome and caring.

Daniel B.

Love the staff and Dr. Mugavero. My back feels great!

Sharon P.

Great office, great work. Has helped me after lower back and neck injuries. Been a patient for almost 5 years.

Gregory B.

I came for an adjustment and consultation. I also had an x-ray done. Richard provided some good insight as to why I was having some back pain issues. Thanks to his suggestions I've put a lot more time into focusing on my posture and it's helped a lot with my back.

John L.

I came for an adjustment and consultation. I also had an x-ray done. Richard provided some good insight as to why I was having some back pain issues. Thanks to his suggestions I've put a lot more time into focusing on my posture and it's helped a lot with my back.

John S.

Dr. Mugavero is very pleasant and gives very good advice. I always feel better after the visit.

Elhachemi A.

I was very reluctant to go see a chiropractor but after meeting Dr. Mugavero my concerns and anxieties were gone. Prior to any adjustment or treatment, Dr. Mugavero obtains xrays of your upper body. This was very impressive- He takes his work seriously. Every time he was going to make an adjustment an explanation was provided. His staff are extremely friendly and courteous. My neck was bothering me on and off and after several treatments I felt relief. If you are anxious to receive chiropractic services - see Dr. Mugavero you will be in good hands!

Bethany M.

I have been going to Dr. Mugavero for over three years. I am on maintence visits now, and my back feels so much better. Dr. Mugavero and his staff are always responsive to any question and concern that I have had. I always recommend them to my family and friends.

Lisa B.

I love Mugavero Chiropractic! They are very friendly, personable, and care about the patients. I always leave feeling better!

Ben P.

From the moment I walked in, greeted by Julie, I knew I was in good hands. I've never felt better. Dr. Mugavero is a good listener, caring and helps me lead a better more healthy life.

Patty C.

I highly recommend Merrimack Valley Pain Relief Center. I am currently a chiropractic patient here and have been a physical therapy patient, also. My back and health have never been better! They are very thorough and professional. Mugavero Chiropractic's goal is to get you better and get you back on the road to recovery.

Renee B

These guys are the best, from the office staff (Julie rocks!) to the doctor himself. Very professional, thorough and extremely accommodating. Always able to get us in quickly when we are hurting, and always makes us feel better! We moved out of the area but drive over a half an hour to see this doctor still! He’s that good! Dr Mugavero has a wonderful bedside manner and truly cares about improving your health! Thanks for everything ! God bless you all!

Tanya R.

Very warm welcome from when you walk in the door until your visit is over. Very knowledgeable. Always had great experiences here.

Susan G.

Dr. Mugavero is an excellent chiropractor! After years of snowboarding, DIY tiling projects, slipping down hardwood stairs, along with a previous car accident, my neck was continuously in pain. Dr, Mugavero assessed my neck issues and put me through a corrective (traction) program & it worked! Now visits are merely quick catch-ups. I highly recommend Dr. Mugavero if you have alignment issues - especially if you set at a desk through the workday.!

Gina R.

I've been coming to Dr Mugavero for chiropractic care for years and wouldn't go anywhere else! I used to have incredible back and neck pain and after a few months of adjustments and therapy, I felt better than normal!! Now I do monthly adjustments to keep everything in check. The staff, Julie and Maureen, are always welcoming and helpful too.

Denise C.

Best in the area my back hasn't felt this good in years

Donna S.

I would recommend Mugavero Chiropractic any time. I had severe pain in my left leg, could hardly walk. After X-Rays Rich quickly said that I likely had a bad pinched nerve in my back and that he may not be able to help. He did try a could of treatments, but then advised me that my problem was worse that a chiropractor could resolve and recommended I speak with a back specialist and consider injections. That is what I did, and after two injections I was fine. Rich was not able to help me that time, but he was honest and pointed me in the right direction and that is something I greatly value. I would go to Rich any time, he will have your best interests at heart. Jay

Jay L.

Great place! Julie at the front desk always makes you feel like family!

Mindy M.

Excellent fast and friendly service. All the staff has a smile on their face when you walk in and Dr. Mugarvaro is a true professional and always makes you feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend them to anyone in need of Chiropractic services!

Amiela T.

I have been going to Mugavero Chiropractor for years and I highly recommend him.

Charlene W.

I was very nervous of going to see a chiropractor but after my first appointment that all went away. Before Dr. Mugavero lays a hand on you for adjustment he takes xrays of you upper body. This gave me confidence that Dr. Mugavero takes his work extremely seriously. Everything was explained prior to adjustment. I have had neck pain on and off and with a few treatments I felt much better. His office staff are friendly and professional. If you were reluctant to go like me- I would highly recommend Dr. Mugavero. All your hesitations will be gone!

Bethany B.

I found Mugavero Chiropractic through Yelp and I'm so fortunate that I did. These reviews will steer you in the right direction. Richie (chiropractor) explains everything and honestly really cares about your wellbeing. Julie (front desk) is cheerful and knows the billing and scheduling inside and out. I have only gone to one other chiropractor before here, and I'm so glad I made the switch. My back pain is going to be a life long issue, but with Mugavero Chiropractic, I can go for a longer period of time before my issues come back.

Jordan J.

I've been going to Mugavero Chiropractic for years and have had nothing but good things to say about them. Dr. Mugavero is always knowledgeable about his treatments and knows what to do to help with your problems. Julie at the front desk always has a smile on her face and is pleasant to chat with.

Ryan G.

I love the way I feel after an adjustment. I go every month for wellness and on some occasions have gone more when I have hurt my back. I always come out of the office feeling better than when I went in!


My experience at Mugavero Chiropractic was simply wonderful. I have been suffering from daily headaches for years and all my doctor wanted to do was give me more medications. The side effects of the medications were worse then my daily headaches. I was referred to Dr. Mugavero from one of my coworkers. She told me he was excellent and took his time to understand my concerns. The biggest thing I enjoyed was not being viewed as simply a headache and was seen as a person.

Dr. Mugavero took X-rays that revealed the issues in my neck causing my headaches. I was involved in a car accident years earlier and thought I wasn't hurt. I went to the ER and was told that nothing was broken or bleeding so I was OK. Well, Dr. Mugavero described to me that due to the car accident the curve in my neck is going in the wrong direction and placing stress on my nerves.

I've been a patient for 3 months and my headaches are 95% gone! I am off all medications and when I went to my doctor he told me that he had heard chiropractic was good for that. Why didn't he tell me about that??

Jeffrey Roistacher

Dr. Mugavero is a life saver! I was having terrible pain in my neck following a car accident last year. I was given pain pills, muscle relaxers, and steroids to help with my pain but with 2 small kids that made things worse. I went to Mugavero Chiropractic because my attorney thought I needed something more to help me with my injuries. Well, this was simply the best experience I have ever had with a doctor. The office is modern and clean and the staff could not have been more accommodating.
My daughter was in the accident with me as well and Dr. Mugavero checked her out. It turns out that she had some injuries as well but at 9 years old I didn't think she could go to a chiropractor. I was shocked to see so many children getting adjusted and Dr. Mugavero told me his 2 boys get adjusted regularly and love it.
I would give 5 stars for my experience and VERY happy I found this office!

Heidi Kaye

Everyone at Mugavero Chiropractic is fantastic! Dr Mugavero, Caitlyn and Julie are always smiling, easy to talk to and eager to help! I am a chiropractic patient, however they have also assisted me with knee pain. I love the mix of chiropractic & physical therapy treatment sessions. It makes the experience very unique! I would recommend this place to any one!


I have been seeing Dr. Mugavero and Caitlyn for neck pain, back pain, and headaches. I always leave feeling relief as well as having new knowledge of exercises I can do every day to help keep things feeling great. Thanks for always making me feel better and for being flexible with scheduling!

Michelle S.

I never would have thought in a million years that my lack of a sense of smell would be helped with a few adjustments. Just a couple cracks of the neck and I can breathe easy, smell and taste my food again! Richard Mugavero is passionate and experienced as a chiropractor he is helpful and answers all my questions, visiting a chiropractor for the first time that was really important to me. The office is nice and clean and the staff is friendly, helpful, and attentive. I recommend this practice to everyone that has any type of ailment, because I have learned that it could probably be fixed with an adjustment.

Christine M.

I am very pleased with the service and treatment that I'm receiving at Mugavero Chiropractic of Haverhill. They are a professional team that are committed to great customer service and providing the best care possible. I recommend them for your chiropractic care!

Denise M.

I came in for a massage due to a pulled muscle. I got a consultation and realized that my problem was bigger than I thought. I had always had lower back pain but never really did anything about it. I did 6 weeks of chiropractic and physical therapy and was starting to get some relief from my everyday pain. Now 2 years later, I am on a monthly visit and have never felt better in my life. My lower back pain is very infrequent and some days non-existent. The exercises I was taught to help strengthen have worked very well. They have several methods to help with the pain that work very well. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They seem to really care about their patients. I was very nervous about letting someone adjust me but now I look forward to it every month!!! I highly recommend coming in if you have any pain.

Melissa A.

I cannot say enough about the people at Mugavero Chiropractic. I have suffered with neck pain for years but since I have been going to Mugavero Chiropractic in Haverhill I can honestly say I am managing my pain without medication. All the staff are highly professional and I highly recommend this business to anyone who is in need of pain relief.

Charlene W

I highly recommend Mugavero Chiropractic. I am currently a chiropractic patient here and have been a physical therapy patient, also. My back and health have never been better! They are very thorough and professional. Mugavero Chiropractic's goal is to get you better and get you back on the road to recovery.

Renee B.

A true God send. I have been going to chiropractors all of my adult life and NEVER have I had the care, treatment and ease of scheduling!

Tippy M.

Right after I got into an accident I came to Dr. Mugavero. From the moment I first came in the door they were all very attentive, friendly, patient and really made me feel a whole lot better. After I got into my 2nd car accident of course they were the only ones I wanted to go to. I would definitely recommend Dr. Mugavero to anyone with a spine!!

Alexandra M.

I have devoted the last 20 years studying the best methods for staying healthy naturally. I would only trust my own spinal care to the best which is why I trust Dr. Mugavero to keep me at my best!! I recommend him whole-heartedly--you'll be back on track and playing at your highest level!

Dr. Christopher R. Condon

Going to this Chiropractor has been such a great experience. I feel different inside and out. I had a lot of pain in my neck and back, but it's completely gone. I would not hesitate to refer anyone to Mugavero Chiropractic. The staff is always in good spirits. This is the place to be, love it!

Tembi P

I've been going to Mugavero Chiropractic to treat my migraines for almost 3 years. Before this time, my family and I had spent close to six years trying to figure out a cure for them and never found one. I had missed close to 60 days of my sophomore year, countless family gatherings, and had spent hours on the couch dizzy. Flash forward to 2012. My mom had been visiting the practice for back and neck issues because she was using a computer frequently at work. She had an epiphany one day and thought, "Hey, Em! Maybe Dr. Mugavero can help you with your migraines!" So I had a consultation and some X-rays. Turns out my neck was completely out of whack and I had poor posture! This caused pinched nerves in my neck, which in turn caused the migraines! I went on a 90-day treatment with Dr. Mugavero which included adjustments and physical therapy. During these 90 days I didn't have one migraine. I have been going ever since! Thank you Dr. Mugavero for all of your help! You've saved me from a life of extreme pain!

Emily C

My family and I have been going to Dr. Mugavero for the past 4 yrs. When going in for an adjustment, I'm always greeted with a smile from the receptionist, Julie. Unlike most doctors offices I've been to there has never been a wait and that's a plus. When you walk in the office you'll first notice the clean, well-lit reception area....there's always a positive feeling in the air. I want to thank Dr. Mugavero and his staff for making it a pleasure to come get my spine adjusted and leave walking out feeling great:) Thanks Dr. M!

Stephen Twombly

I have suffered with asthma for over 30 years. During that time I have always carried an inhaler in case there is an emergency. I occasionally have trouble breathing at night. Dr. Mugavero recommended the essential oil Breathe, which I used right before bed and the results were immediate and amazing. It immediately opened my lungs and I was able to sleep great. I would highly recommended Dr. Mugavero and this product to anybody with breathing issues.

Scott Beaulieu

I just finished my 13th Boston Marathon and Dr. Mugavero recommended I use Deep Blue essential oil to help my legs recover. I was amazed with the results! Thank you Dr. Mugavero for introducing me to a great product. I highly recommend it to others.

Kelly Lecours