Dr. Russell Caram Brings Health Through Chiropractic Care to Bethel

Dr. Russell Caram Brings Health Through Chiropractic Care to Bethel

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”   ~Thomas Edison

Dr. Russell Caram

For years, commuters may have noticed an interesting sight while driving down Route 53 on their morning commute. A large model of a spine stands on the lawn of chiropractor Dr. Russell D. Caram. That spine not only serves as his advertising, but also as a daily reminder for people to maintain their health even when they’re well.

Dr. Caram, also known as “Dr. Russ” by his patients, has dedicated the last two decades of his life striving to help people achieve the goal of optimum health through chiropractic care.  He opened his Bethel practice in 1993 after starting his career in 1990 at Advanced Back and Neck Center in Milford, CT. Even today, patients come from near and far to be treated by him, many since he first began in Milford.

Born and raised in Yonkers N.Y., Dr. Caram’s interest in healing piqued at an early age. When he was 13-years-old he sprained his ankle while playing hockey and was fascinated by the sight of his own x-ray. It was then he knew he wanted to learn more about healing.

At the age of 16, while stocking shelves at a grocery store, he injured his back, causing severe pain. His uncle, Dr. Alfred Caram (“Uncle Al”), a Yonkers chiropractor who moved to San Jose one year earlier, recommended he see a chiropractor for his injury. He took his uncle’s advice, went to the chiropractor for treatment and was amazed that he could walk out of the office virtually pain-free.

After learning of his nephew’s interest in health, ‘Uncle Al’ encouraged Russell to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic – West in Sunnyvale CA, where he taught chiropractic technique courses and was a clinician at the campus outpatient facility. He later became a mentor to Caram, and at the young age of 23-years-old, Dr. Caram became the third youngest to ever graduate Palmer Chiropractic College – West in 1990.

“I had the privilege of learning a few things under him, which made the learning experience a bit more special” Dr. Russ said of his uncle.

“There’s something to be said about treating people as people, the old-school way. Health delivery systems now are focused on treating numbers, there’s no personalization anymore,” he said.

In October of 1989 Dr. Caram lived through the Bay Area 7. 1 magnitude earthquake, which served as a deciding factor on where he chose to practice. After graduating in March of 1990, he headed back east to New York, eventually settling in Connecticut, “where the land is a bit more stable,” he said.

By blending his uncle’s approach and technique, D.D. Palmer’s philosophy and his own expertise and skill, Caram has built a solid reputation in the field over the past 21 years.

“You don’t treat conditions, you treat people,” Dr. Russ said his late uncle used to say.

“Treat them with respect and dignity. They’ll tell you what they want, and you give them what they need.”

After the Sept 11th terrorist attacks, Dr. Caram spent 8 months at St. Paul’s Chapel treating the workers on the pit at Ground Zero in addition to maintaining his offices in Harrison, NY and Bethel. A humble man, Dr. Caram gives back through his work and shows his passion for not only the chiropractic profession but also his strong desire to help people.

Dr. Caram holds true to the founding principles of chiropractic, that the body has an inborn, innate ability to stay healthy.  Spinal adjustments alleviate tension-based and bone-on-nerve -pressures that inhibits proper nerve function and performance. Chiropractic has been recognized as a primary health field in this regard.

Thomas Edison’s quote that the “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease,” goes along with Dr. Caram’s practice of keeping people well, as well as how to treat the sick.

Dr. Russell D. Caram’s office is located on 182 Grassy Plain Street, Bethel, on Route 53. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

To find out more about Dr. Caram and his practice, click here.

“Like” his Facebook page by clicking here.

Call 203-748-2499 for an appointment.

Dr. Russell Caram

Dr. Russ stands by his "Wall of Doctors."

Dr. Russell Caram, skeleton and Dr. Michael T. Murphy



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