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Dr. Richard Kowal  -  - Chiropractor

Richard Kowal DC, CDN

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

4.86/5 Star Rating
21 total reviews

Dr. Richard Kowal always appreciates feedback from our valued patients. To date, we’re thrilled to have collected 21 reviews with an average rating of 4.86 out of 5 stars. Please read what others are saying about Dr. Richard Kowal below, and as always, we would love to collect your feedback.

Lorraine K.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 03/16/24
Very knowledgeable. Very varied treatment plan including stretching exercises. Definitely recommend him.
Michael M.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 03/01/24
Richard is a deeply knowledgable practitioner and has a strong intuitive sense of how to heal the body. I’ve been going to him for years for lower back problems and he always knows exactly how to get me back on track. I highly recommend him.
David F.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 02/07/24
Dr kowal is the best . Highly recommend. Helps me so much . I have never been treated better by any doctor. He is very knowledgeable and can fix anything
William T.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 01/31/24
Dr. Kowal is a caring and talented professional, who combines non-adjustment chiropractic services to relieve pain with nutritional and exercise guidance. I recommend him
Sheila R.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 09/25/23
Efficient, effective and pleasant.
Lee M.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 10/03/22
Dr. Kowal helped me with my lower back pain/spasm. He uses gentle chiropractic technique and has a great understanding of human physiology in general.
Kimberly N.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 02/01/22
Very knowledgeable and helpful!
Ray H.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 01/04/22
Richard is an excellent health care provider with a holisitic approach. He never fails to effectuate some improvement in the areas of concern. But if he feels the situation calls for treatment outside of his area, he will refer you to someone who can help you.
Michelle O.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 11/12/21
Great experience with a Master chiropractor. Gentle, and pays attention to the patient’s needs.
Sally C.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 10/01/21
Matthew L.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 08/05/21
I have been coming to Dr. Kowal on and off for years. Whenever I hurt my back at the gym or doing something he corrects it pretty much instantly. He is someone I rely on and am grateful to have found. Strongly recommend to everyone.
Jason W.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 06/30/21
Knows how to un-tense a back
Susan F.
3/5 Star Rating
Submitted 06/25/21
Having a visit with Dr Kowal is always an uplifting and learning experience. I was very satisfied with the checkup. Not only is Dr Kowal a very creative and discerning Dr, he is also very personable. I have recommended him to a number of friends.
Zivka A.
4/5 Star Rating
Submitted 06/19/21
Kindness & professionalism.
Sally C.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 06/18/21
Maryjane F.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 06/04/21
Dr Kowal is warm, human, kind and the best doctor there is. What I particularly like is he shares my point of view: it is never too late to make changes in our bodies or in our mind!
Maria S.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 01/01/21
I find Dr. Richard Kowal friendly ,professional , patient and observant of my condition.
Gara R.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 11/19/20
Go. He’s amazing.
Monserrate A.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 10/02/20
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 09/23/20
Clear, concise first visit. I'm looking forward to feeling and moving better after each return visit.

"I have worked and consulted with Dr. Richard Kowal for over ten years. He is one of the most talented and caring chiropractors I have worked with. There are many musculoskeletal conditions that do not respond to an initial period of rest and anti-inflammatory medications. Many will respond to chiropractic care including gentle manipulation, massage and modalities. Dr. Kowal has great expertise in these techniques and in many of my patients, they have been very effective. In addition, he is a kind and caring practitioner. His patients adore him, as do I."

Marvin S. Gilbert, M.D.
Clinical Professor Orthopedic Surgery
Mount Sinai Medical Center 

"I highly recommend Dr. Richard Kowal, whose care I have been under for over 20 years. He is a gifted, practitioner who is methodical, insightful and caring.  A true healer, he has helped me overcome debilitating back pain with his gentle but effective techniques and has kept me in check when I get the occasional flare. 

As a practicing neurologist, I have referred many of my patients and my family members to him over the years who have also valued his highly effective treatments."

Susan Broner, MD
Neurologist, Weill Cornell

"I have worked with Richard Kowal for the past 15 years. He is a talented chiropractor who specializes in very gentle and effective techniques for resolving musculo-skeletal problems. I believe that every Internal Medicine practice should be associated with a chiropractor of Dr. Kowal’s caliber. I would personally refer anyone to him."

Carol Diamond, M.D.
Internal Medicine, Mt. Sinai
New York

"Dr. Richard Kowal is a gifted and sensitive healer. He combines a highly intuitive approach to the body with a deep well of knowledge and experience. He is able to choose from a broad variety of mostly non-force techniques that are both gentle and effective to suit each individual patient. I personally have been a patient of his for over 15 years for a variety of dance-related musclo-skeletal problems. I regularly, and with great confidence, refer patients to him for chiropractic care."

Naomi Rabinowitz, M.D.
Medical Director Emeritus, Turning Point Acupuncture
New York  

"I have been Dr. Kowal‘s colleague for more than 30 years since attending Chiropractic school together. Although I practice out of state, I grew up in New York and have many connections there. Over the years I have sent many patients to Dr. Kowal, including multiple family members, and I’ve always gotten the feedback that he is a skilled, gifted, compassionate, effective, and dedicated clinician. I have brought my own injuries to Dr. Kowal over the years, and have benefited many times from his experienced hands and breadth of clinical knowledge and experience.

And whenever I have a question related to a nutritional approach to my patient’s issues, he is the first person I consult with. I unequivocally recommend him for both structural and nutritional issues wholeheartedly."

Dr. Steven Miller

"Dr. Richard Kowal saved my life. When I showed up to be treated for a sore back from violent coughing, Dr. Kowal had the insight to send me to the hospital instead. Turns out my blood oxygen level was so low, I might not have survived without his aware holistic assessment of the severity of my condition. Since my first appointment in 1995 for a pinched nerve, Dr. Kowal’s diagnosis and treatments have consistently been effective, informative, accurate, and comforting. He’s the best!"

Flash Rosenberg
Guggenheim Fellow in the Creative Arts

"Dr. Richard Kowal is a wonderful doctor. I am a much healthier, happier person because of his chiropractic care and nutritional counseling. Dr. Kowal was recommended to me more than 30 years ago when I had a lot of pain in my neck and back. He was different than any other chiropractor I had seen. No bone cracking, no sudden neck twists. His treatments have seen me through all sorts of injuries. My Dad, sister, brother, husband, daughter and sister-in-law have all gone to him with excellent results. I have also really benefitted from his advice on healthy eating. Struggling with some stubborn I was having a hard time losing, I was able to drop 16 lbs. with his guidance and diet plan."


"I have had a long time yoga practice but I ended up injuring myself playing basketball. I went to see Dr. Kowal about low back pain and pretty strong pain in the butt and leg. He doesn’t work like a typical chiropractor or PT. He does a lot of hands-on work, no machines, and he had a lot of insight not just about my injury but also about other parts of the body which might have ‘set me up’ for getting injured in the first place. Also, after I was better, he tested me in different postures to make sure I was really ready to go back to practice. Great guy, very knowledgeable, highly recommended."

Steve. R
New York