Dr. Brian C. McGuckin, D.C., DABCI

Dr. Brian C. McGuckin, D.C., DABCI

McGuckin Chiropractic
412 Marquette Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383


Meet Dr. Brian McGuckin

Led to Chiropractic by a Powerful Experience

Dr. McGuckin’s first experience with chiropractic was in high school. “I had terrible muscle spasms in my neck and upper back, and nothing seemed to help the constant pain I was in.” His energy levels dropped, and headaches were a daily occurrence. With his frustration growing, his mother suggested they visit a chiropractor, he agreed.

In a few words, it worked! I was surprised that something so simple could have such a dramatic effect.”

Dr. McGuckin was surprised, however, that he had to continue seeing the chiropractor to fix his problem. Later on, this would lead to his interest in nutrition and how it allows the body to better hold a chiropractic adjustment.

His experience with the chiropractor made a strong impression. Along with his curiosity about the underlying cause of his health problems, it directed him toward the chiropractic profession.

Constantly Learning for Your Benefit

It’s important to Dr. McGuckin that he stay up-to-date on the latest research and knowledge in the health profession.

He has pursued several certifications and taken courses on a variety of topics to benefit his patients:

  • Board-certified Chiropractic Internist as a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Internal Disorders and Preventive Medicine
  • Certified in Botanical / Herbal Medicine, by Western States Chiropractic College and the University of Colorado School of Pharmacology
  • Certified in Advanced Training for Neurovascular Dynamics – Bennett Reflex Technique, aiding in the detoxification of the body and stimulates repair of organs, muscles, and nerves
  • Well Guard certification from Health Studies Collegium
  • Completed studies in Hormone, Nervous and Immune System Interaction and its influence on health and disease prevention
  • Completed studies Cellular Energy, Metabolism and the significance of Acid Load on the body’s ability to repair

Active in the Chiropractic Profession

His participation in professional associations has allowed Dr. McGuckin to gain insight into events that are shaping the future of health care:

  • Vice President of the American Chiropractic Association’s Board of Chiropractic Internist, January 2001-July 2002.
  • District One Director for the Indiana State Chiropractic Association, 1999-2002.
  • President of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Family Practice, 1997-1999.
  • President of the American Chiropractic Association’s Board of Chiropractic Internist, 1995-1997.

Dr. McGuckin is married with five children.

We are looking at the whole body.  For example, what is causing a person's headaches?  They may have a spinal nerve impingement.  They may also be low in iron, a low thyroid, or low vitamin D.  We need laboratory testing to find out.  When we check these tests and still do not have an answer then we check the immune system.  Delayed onset reactions will cause severe headaches. This is done with a blood test.  We test 406 items; foods, chemicals, preservatives, molds, and toxic metals.  We use the most accurante and thorough lab available for this testing.

The goal is to find the true cause and help the body repair.