Center Chiropractic at Westside Chiropractic, LLC


Chiropractic Healing Art Discipline

Chiropractic is a naturally based whole person healing art discipline of health care and not a modality of service or services. The profession’s educational standards are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education. All chiropractic physician graduates of Council on Chiropractic Education accredited colleges are trained and qualified to provide primary care. Post graduate education may be sought in primary care such as pediatrics and family practice and specialty care such as neurology, nutrition, orthopedics, radiology, sports medicine and physical rehabilitation. The Connecticut chiropractic scope of practice authorizes chiropractic physicians to provide whole person diagnosis and management of the individual’s state of health without the use of drugs or surgery. Since the inception of the profession in 1895 and licensure in Connecticut in 1917, patients have utilized their chiropractic physician for their primary health care and specialty health care needs. The chiropractic profession espouses natural methods of health care and has demonstrated exceptional, safe and effective results for primary care and specialty care related conditions usually at costs less than medically provided care and often with better clinical outcomes. Patient satisfaction for chiropractic care is usually superior to other methods of care. Chiropractic physicians are qualified by training, state and federal law to provide physician level services including physical examinations, consultations, diagnostics, physical medicine, diet and nutrient services and products, preventive and wellness health care and the prescription and provision of durable medical good services and products.

West Hartford Chiropractic Physicians Committed to Your Health


We are committed to ensuring that you get the right care, when you need it most. Our office is conveniently located on the West Hartford / Hartford city line. We are available 5 to 6 days a week to help you restore good health and get back to your life’s activities.

Richard Duenas, D.C., D.A.B.C.N.

Dr. Duenas is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College. He has specialty qualifications as a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Neurology, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and Whiplash Associated Disorders. He offers a natural based approach to general health care, neurologically related conditions and sports medicine with extensive experience in caring for work and auto related injuries. He served as the Medical Director for the Nutmeg State Games, 1994 through 1999 and again in 2006. He served as president of the Connecticut Chiropractic Association from 2016 through 2018 and received the CCA, Chiropractor of the Year award in 1999 and 2006. He recognizes good health and well-being as dependent upon wholesome non-processed foods, positive and pragmatic mindset, regular physical activity, sound and restful sleep and periodic adjustments to help assure good neurophysiological system function.

Specialty:        General Chiropractic Care, Neurology, Sports Medicine, Whiplash Associated Disorders, Work related conditions.

Techniques:     Dr. Duenas practices traditional diversified chiropractic techniques including motion palpation, flexion distraction and Arthrostim instrumentation treatment. He incorporates soft tissue treatment techniques such as soft tissue needle insertions, myofascial release, post isometric relaxation, mobilization, exercise and neural rehabilitation.

Dr. Duenas practices with a dedication to provide effective natural based health care in a respectable and pleasant atmosphere to enhance your health and well-being. With his specialty in neurology and extensive post graduate studies in nutrition, sports medicine, biomechanics and whiplash associated disorders, Dr. Duenas provides comprehensive and effective chiropractic health care for persons of all ages. 


Heal, Repair, and Strengthen


“Our ultimate goal is to get you out of pain quickly and functioning at your maximum level of health.”

We cater to an extensive range of health concerns and patients. From common general health conditions along with injuries encountered at home, work, sports, recreation and auto accidents, each patient can rest assured that they will receive the very best care possible from our doctors. Regardless of what phase of care you need we can help.

  • Initial Intensive Care
  • Healing and Repair Care
  • Rehabilitative Care to improve strength, flexibility, endurance, coordination
  • Wellness Care

Specializing in Nerve, Joint, and Muscle Conditions


If you are suffering from resulting from general activities, motor vehicle collisions, work injuries, sport and recreation injuries:

  • Headaches/TMJ
  • Neck Pain
  • Whiplash Associated Disorders
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Shoulder and Arm Pain, numbness
  • Hip, Knee, or Leg Pain, numbness
  • Or other difficult problems
We are committed and passionate about ensuring that our patients and their families can benefit from our advanced chiropractic care. With our state-of-the-art techniques we ensure that you are given the very best chance at recovery.

To begin your journey to improved health today, take the first step by calling (860) 523-5833.

Our doctors would be happy to answer any questions that you might have about chiropractic care.

Center Chiropractic is now at at Westside Chiropractic, LLC

Chiropractic Physicians for the West Hartford & Hartford region


Contact Us

Questions, Comments, Concerns - all are welcome.

Our Location

557 Prospect Ave. West Hartford, CT 06105

Office Hours

Open 5 days a week, M - F

Dr. Szwez's Hours

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

10:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

10:00 pm-5:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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