Skip to main content


Richard Kowal, DC, CDN -  - Chiropractor

Richard Kowal DC, CDN

Chiropractor and Nutritionist on the Upper West Side, NY and Westport, CT


Arthritis means that your pain or stiffness is coming from a joint or joints. The joints involved may be in the spine or the extremities including the shoulders, knees and hips. 

The good news is that most types of arthritic pain have solutions that are not surgical. I specialize in bringing back pain free motion to areas stiffened by arthritis. Using gentle techniques, I will help to restore pain free motion to the greatest degree possible.

While xrays and MRI’s are usually not required before beginning treatment, if needed in your case, I will make the appropriate orthopedic referral and I’ll help you to get a consult scheduled as quickly as possible.

Fees & Insurance


Will you file a claim with my insurance company or is that my responsibility?

Yes. If we are under contract with your insurance company, we will collect the co-payment at the time of your visit and submit the claim for you. 


What are the rates if you are out of network with my insurance plan?

If we do not currently participate in your health insurance plan and you have out of network
benefits we will file a claim directly with your insurance company.  Please call the office to
find out what your ‘co-pay’ would be.


We never perform any service without discussing it, and its cost with you beforehand, and receiving your approval. We are very respectful around finances, and no one ever receives a bill from “out of nowhere” from us!

Give a call to discuss your specific health concerns with Dr. Kowal and he’ll be able to clarify what finances, evaluative services and/or care would look like for you personally.


Some of the plans and providers we accept

Oxford Health
United Healthcare