About Us

At Menard Chiropractic Health Center we truly work hard at fostering a healing community for our patients.

We love working closely with our patients to not only get them out of pain but also to both meet and exceed their health goals.

  • Clear Communication

  • Convenience for Our Patients

  • Extensive Types of Service

  • Best Chiropractic Care

Dr. Larry Goodstein

Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Goodstein received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. 


Shortly thereafter, he spent over a year volunteering his time and skills as a chiropractor at "ground zero" at the World Trade Center in New York, treating thousands of rescue personnel. 

He has worked with many professional athletes, golfers at the annual CVS Health Charity Classic, baseball players, celebrities, senators, and has even provided chiropractic care for one of the former presidents of the United States. 


Without bragging too much, Dr. Goodstein has had extensive training on his road to becoming a spinal specialist.

​Some of Dr. Goodstein's Specialization Techniques include:

  • Therapeutic Nutrition

  • Cervicogenic Headache Specialist

  • Flexion Distraction Technique

  • Activator Technique

  • Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

  • Chiropractic Biophysics

  • Network Spinal Analysis

  • Applied Kinesiology Technique

  • Geriatric Chiropractic Technique

  • Webster Obstetrical Technique

  • Soft Tissue and Spinal Adjusting Techniques

  • Nutritional Counseling

  • Drug Rehabilitation Counselor

  • DOT Examiner

Dr. Lawrence Goodstein attended Brooklyn College and Adelphi University as an undergraduate. He then went on to New York Chiropractic College for his chiropractic education. 

Upon graduating Dr. Goodstein has practiced in both Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York where he lectured for many universities and private sector organizations.


Dr. Goodstein has given so much of his time to volunteer work during his career including a year and a half at Ground Zero after the 9/11 tragedy of the Twin Towers, offering his services as a chiropractor treating the police officers, firefighters and many volunteers that were there to serve. 

He has been known to play the part of Santa for the Toys for Tots program run by the United States Marine Corps and the Massachusetts State Police. 


He has also served time on local boards for health related issues. 

Providing you with the best team for the best care

Jessica L. Parsons
CEO - Outreach Manager

Jessica has been passionate about health and wellness for many years.

Having come from a humble background as the oldest of seven; raised in a single parent home, after her dad sadly lost his battle with substance abuse. She learned at a very young age, life is fleeting and if you want to make a difference, the time is now!

She set out on a mission to help as many people with their health as she could with her life. 


Believing it was an admirable goal, she pursued a degree at Brockton Hospital School of Nursing.

Along this journey she was also suffering with excruciating sciatica pain, this would persist for 8 long years, at times becoming debilitating. After many referrals, one doctor to the next with no answers, offers for pain medications and feeling immense frustration she began to think this might be a lifelong problem. But what was the problem? 

Jessica became troubled by the question of how someone in such good health could be suffering with so much pain, seemingly coming from nowhere! 

After taking a friend’s suggestion, she made an appointment with a holistic chiropractor, this turned out to be the answer she was seeking. 

Piriformis Syndrome! She finally had a name for the condition and a long sought after, solution for her pain. 

She has been pain free since treatment and lifestyle changes!

Since experiencing first-hand the life changing effects of chiropractic, and coming to the realization that the body can heal itself, given the proper conditions and without medications! She decided to make a bold move from nursing to holistic chiropractic. 

This decision allowed her the freedom to help those in need without medication and in ways she could have never imagined.


In the years since opening Menard Chiropractic, Jessica has worked tirelessly to ensure we offer state of the art therapies and uses the latest techniques in treating patients with injuries, chronic pain conditions and people of all ages, effectively and holistically.

She also prides herself on ensuring Menard Chiropractic is a place for continuous learning! She has  partnered with local schools and continuous education centers, not only to ensure our team is top of the line but also to educate our community about the amazing benefits of proper chiropractic care. 


After seeing so many people have life changing results, she firmly believes Holistic Chiropractic is the answer many are seeking on their path to optimal health and pain free living. 


Jessica continues to enjoy participating in other wellness practices in communities throughout Massachusetts. She aspires to empower individuals and families, through chiropractic, to lead a life of optimal health and wellness. 

She is passionate and proud to be a minority business owner in her hometown of New Bedford with her childhood sweetheart, David their four children, Ariana, Isaiah, Gaije and Gavin where they all continue to explore their love of the outdoors!

Lisette Texeira
Billing Manager

Lissette is the sparkling, smiling face you’ll see when you enter our doors! 

Having a strong background in management before joining our team, Lissette keeps this office running smoothly and makes sure everyone has everything they need; including those we work with in our community, like your PCP, attorney or insurance company. 

If you’re suffering and seek treatment she will do her very best to make sure you have insurance coverages and your treatment will not result in out of pocket costs. If you have financial hardships or no insurance, Lissette has trained to find ways we can help you.  

She truly does have a heart of gold with a strong desire to assist all of those that come through our doors.


Through her years working at Menard Chiropractic she has worked tirelessly to ensure she is doing her very best for you, our team and those that we work with; years of training with Top Education and in working as part of the MCHC team Lissette has trained to become the superior billing manager she is today.

Always motivated by her desire to help as many people as possible, not only has she’s made it possible for our team to accept most all insurances but also allows us to communicate with as many patients as possible acting as a translator when needed. 

She is a multi talented person with a beautiful soul, always seeking new ways to improve the lives of those that seek help.


Lissette has been blessed with an amazing family, she is so proud of and loves to spend time with. Her son Mario and beautiful granddaughters Maydeliz and Denmeliz. Daughter Marieliz and grandson Justin, who loves to visit the office and help grandma!


Although Lissette is a Fall River native she calls Menard Chiropractic her home away from home.

Paul Silvia
Muscle Therapy Tech

Practicing multi-faceted "hands-on" approach. In Paul's specialized muscle therapy, various techniques are used to relieve pain and promote healing. These techniques are effective and non invasive, involving a custom personalized approach.


Treatment may involve a combination of the following techniques:

  • Reiki

  • Myofasciai Release

  • Craniosacral Therapy

  • Therapeutic Range-of-Motion Technique

  • Myofascial Unwinding

  • Bradley Technique

For these techniques to be most effective, communication and feedback between therapist and client is encouraged.

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New Bedford, MA - Fall River, MA

Tel: 508-677-3800

Tel: 508-997-5900

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