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Welcome to Joint Effort Chiropractic!

Dr. Jonathan Donath provides personalized chiropractic care serving the White Plains and Westchester County communities. Joint Effort Chiropractic is dedicated to giving you the best possible care and to get you out of pain and on the road to good health as quickly as possible. If you are looking for a chiropractor in Westchester County who gives you individualized attention, you have come to the right place.  We look forward to working together to help you live a healthier and pain-free lifestyle.

Our White Plains chiropractic practice is staffed by a caring doctor and staff and is equipped with all the necessary chiropractic facilities, and the technology needed to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions.

Contact us today and experience the Joint Effort Chiropractic difference!

With years of chiropractic training and education behind us, we have treated many patients with conditions ranging from herniated discs to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, from sciatica to plantar fasciitis. We have had excellent success with these conditions and many others. Patients seeking treatment at Joint Effort Chiropractic are assured of receiving only the finest quality care, because Dr. Donath has a genuine concern for your well-being.

Our chiropractic office is conveniently located at 222 Westchester Ave. in White Plains, right off of I-287. We are convenient to many of the surrounding communities including Eastchester, Greenwich, Hartsdale, Mamaroneck, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, and Yonkers.

See what these medical doctors had to say about Joint Effort Chiropractic:


Dr. Robert Sidlow MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

As a board-certified internist who has been in practice for over 13 years, I spend much of my time attempting to alleviate the pain and suffering of my patients.  As a clinician, one of the biggest challenges I face is helping my patients deal with musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain syndromes-those all-too-common, yet frequently debilitating ailments caused by bad backs, pinched nerves, arthritis, and the like.  Unfortunately, much of what I have to offer my patients boils down to the following: take a pain pill, stretch if you can, wait, and hope for the best. After a failed trial of "conservative" therapy a call might go out to the orthopedic surgeon for assistance; a truly satisfactory result is not common. The simple fact is that physicians are not well trained to deal with musculoskeletal pain, and patients can suffer as a result.

Thankfully, my views on this topic have been turned completely upside down since I have personally discovered Dr. Jonathan Donath's outstanding practice.   After beginning a vigorous exercise regimen I started to experience awful neck and upper back pain, accompanied by numbness and tingling down my left arm and fingers. For weeks I tried to nurse the pain with non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, but the pain persisted and got to the point that I was almost unable to work, sleep, or most importantly, play guitar. I was literally in tears from the excruciating pain. A neurosurgeon diagnosed a herniated disc and pinched nerve in my neck and offered to decompress it with an operation. In desperation I called Dr. Donath instead.

My visit to Dr. Donath's office was an outstanding experience. He spent about an hour with me and combined multiple modalities to fix the herniated disc in my neck: deep massage, active release techniques, traditional manipulation, cold therapy, and finally spinal decompression. After that first hour with Dr. Donath my pain had decreased from a 10/10 down to a manageable 4/10, and I was able to comfortably move my head and neck. That very night I was able to play guitar again. Two days later I went back for another series of treatments and the pain decreased even further. After about five days the pain was absolutely gone. Unbelievable! Since then he has used the same wonderful techniques to help me overcome painful bouts of sciatica as well.

My own patients and family members have become "believers" in Dr. Donath's abilities as well--- the results he achieves are real and lasting.  He is my go to guy for the majority of musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain syndromes that I now realize are truly treatable.


Dr. Dawn Garcen MD Urgent Care Doc at Westmed Bronx, NY

I had been experiencing lower back pain for at least 6-7 months before I had visited Dr. Donath's office. Prior to this, I had tried doing stretches at home, taking some medications and getting acupuncture, but despite this, things did not improve. In fact, symptoms only progressed and became unbearable.  It was so difficult to get out of bed in the morning, work my 12 hour shifts as a physician in Urgent Care and do my daily work outs, which I enjoyed so much. My colleague at work, who is also a physician and patient of Dr. Donath, recommended I see him and I was so glad I did.

 On my first visit, he patiently listened to my story and examined me carefully. He took his time to discuss possible diagnoses, sent me for an MRI that day, and saw me the next day to discuss results, and potential treatment plan. I listened to his advice and began spinal decompression, which was the best decision I have ever made. After a few visits, my pain started to subside and shortly I became pain-free. I currently still am in treatment doing exercises as per Dr. Donath's advice, but I am so much better thanks to his care.

 Dr. Donath and his staff are knowledgeable and very professional. I am so grateful to them for getting me back to my normal life. I highly recommend him to anyone who is having back pain.


Dr. Gary Kalan MD, Head of Anesthesia at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT

I am a 58 year old anesthesiologist who has suffered from lower back pain for over 20 years. I have tried many therapies in the past including massage, acupuncture, physical therapy, and most recently two epidural steroid injections. An MRI revealed severely degenerative L5-S1 disc disease and I was recommended to undergo spinal fusion surgery by three neurosurgeons.

I have always been active and exercise regularly, however despite my efforts my pain continued to progress.My pain had advanced to the point of making it difficult to sleep through the night and in the morning it was a strain to bend over to tie my shoes. Getting through a day at work was becoming increasingly difficult. In desperation and with a great degree of skepticism I decided to look into spinal decompression therapy and made an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Jonathan Donath.

I was extremely impressed with his professionalism, thoroughness, and confidence that he would be able to help me with my back problems. I immediately began his intensive program including decompression, nutrition, and slowly incorporated an exercise program. Through these treatments I gradually noticed a significant decrease in my pain and improving range of motion in my back. I presently sleep through the night pain free, am comfortable at work, and have resumed playing golf without problems. At the present time I have a low level of discomfort and stiffness in my back, but I am more confident than ever that I will eventually be pain free. All of this was done without missing a day of work or undergoing a major surgical procedure.

Dr. Donath has not only made a major improvement in my back pain, but he has become a true friend and colleague. It is my privilege to write this testimonial to his care, and I would strongly urge others suffering from back pain to see Dr. Donath.


Dr. Annebeth Litt MD, White Plains, NY

Dr. Donath is amazing.  As an internist, I have to decide between traditional western medicine and chiropractic care for my patients with back pain and other joint-related complaints. Dr. Donath's thorough and comprehensive approach to care allows my patients to get relief faster and less invasively. The result is invariably positive. One of my patients said he got his life and golf game back after seeing Dr. Donath. Another said that he was able to get rid of a pain she had for over 5 years in just a few sessions. I can confirm his success first-hand: Dr. Donath relieved my chronic pain with multiple techniques: manipulation, spinal decompression, vitamins and supplements, exercise and stretching. His hands-on approach and love of his work is reflected by the excellent results he gets.  I continue to send my friends, family and patients to Dr. Donath because I know he gets results.


Eugene Dinkevich MD, Mount Vernon, NY

I am a pediatrician and in my work, I have to bend down a lot and I'm constantly lifting kids. I usually have one to three bad flare ups of low back pain every year. When my back would "go out", I could barely walk to the bathroom and would have to lie down in bed for a few days. I have tried everything: doing nothing and "toughing it out", muscle relaxants, physical therapy, chiropractic, therapeutic massage, and even painful steroid injections. Nothing worked.

When I moved to Westchester, I met Dr. Jonathan Donath. In just a couple of sessions with Dr. Donath, the pain completely disappeared. If it hadn't happened to me, I wouldn't have believed it. During my last flare up, I was expecting to be on my back for 2-3 days and in pain for 2 weeks. Instead, after one session with Dr. Donath, I was able to walk; two more sessions and I was fine. I could walk, bend down and I had almost no pain. Since that last back episode, Dr. Donath has helped me with my tendonitis in my right hand and with my chronic knee problems. I recommend Dr. Donath to everyone with back, muscle or joint pain. Even if you have not had relief with other treatments and other Chiropractors, give Dr. Donath a chance. I did and he changed my life.


Dr. Pankaj Jain MD, New York, NY

I really don't have words to express my feelings about the care I got in the last 3 months. I was almost handicapped, living with terrible pain all the time, crippling my day to day life. I am a medical doctor and work in a hospital with all sorts of amazing physicians, but after seeing a physical therapist, getting epidural steroids injections, many orthopedists and neurosurgeons, finally my destination lead me to see Dr Jonathan Donath. With great skepticism, I lied down for spinal decompression therapy. It was unbelievable that after only two initial sessions, my radiating pain down my leg had almost disappeared. Gradually, I started getting better, started doing exercises that they gave me midway through the treatment. Now, I am doing all my daily activities without any pain.

I highly recommend Dr Jonathan and his colleague Dr Kavita for any problems related to the musculoskeletal system, you will definitely feel at home and will get better.


Dr. Jenifer Johnson MD, Family Medicine/Urgent Care White Plains, NY

As a board certified family physician, I am very open to the idea of "complementary" medical therapies which may be beneficial to my patients, as an adjunct or alternative to traditional medicine. The challenge, I find, is developing relationships with providers in the area that I feel comfortable referring patients to when I am confident they might benefit from this care.  Luckily, my own search for chiropractic care led me to Dr. Jonathan Donath. Not only has he been able to help me with a variety of issues, from migraine headaches to pregnancy related back pain to exercise related ailments, but he has proven to be a valuable resource to me as an urgent care physician. 

Doctors usually make the worst patients, and I am no exception.  I usually call on Dr. Donath in some moment of desperation, when some ailment or injury is preventing me from keeping up with my busy life. In "short order" (usually one or two visits, because I rarely have more time than that!) he is able to get me some relief and break the cycle of discomfort, as well as provide me with tips or exercises to remedy the root of the problem.  Some of the patients I refer to Dr. Donath are in need of this kind of specific targeted treatment for a painful condition--I know that based on my own experience, Dr. Donath will be able to give them some relief in one or two treatments which might ameliorate their need for other medications, as well as provide them with exercises and modification of activities to prevent the pain in the future.  The other category of patient he has been able help are those who have a more chronic condition--those who have "tried everything" that conventional medicine can offer them, and still have pain or disability. I am happy to be able to provide those patients an option that they might not have explored yet. Additionally, it is nice to be able to assure these patients that I have personal experience with Dr. Donath and that he has helped me--he is not just another name on a piece of paper.


Dr. Sean Misciagna MD, Family Medicine/Urgent Care White Plains, NY

After dealing with aching, burning neck and back pain related to daily use of computers, tablets, etc., my colleague, also an Urgent Care physician, suggested I see Dr. Donath.  It was the best advice I could have taken.  After a thorough medical history and physical exam, Dr. Donath, arrived at a diagnosis, explained how it occurred and how it causes pain, and then explained a course of treatment and why it would relieve pain.  All the while, Dr. Donath was talking with me so that we could get to know each other; he also offered simple advice to contribute to pain relief.

To my delight, but not surprise, after 8 visits over 3 weeks, my pain had resolved.  I'm using the advice Dr. Donath gave me at my first consultation and every visit thereafter to help prevent the pain from returning.  Furthermore, I offer the same advice to my patients and refer them to Dr. Donath, when they report symptoms similar to mine.

Dr. Amy Silverman MD Millwood, NY

I am so grateful to Dr. Donath and his staff for the wonderful care I received this past few months.  I experienced a recurrence of a herniated disc in my back and could hardly walk or move.  The thought of how much physical therapy I went through before I felt better the last time, and how quickly the pain recurred, made me very pessimistic.  A friend had recommended spinal decompression therapy with Dr. Donath and originally I was quite skeptical.  But, I thought it was worth a try.  I did the treatments for a few months and my pain improved so much that I even have times I forget that I ever had pain!  I am now able to exercise again as well as to do everything that I want to do.  I also liked the warm atmosphere in the office.  I would highly recommend Dr. Donath and this treatment. 


Dr. Sumith Roy MD, Valley Cottage, NY

I would like to thank Dr.Donath for his advice and the treatment I received for back pain. I am currently in my 5th month of pregnancy and am doing pretty well. I had sciatica of my right leg and suffered unbearable pain with numbness restricting my daily activities. I must say although I had pain while I was undergoing the treatment, the relief I received afterward was worth it all. I did not have to taken any pain medications and with 3 treatments, I was doing incredibly well. I have never received any prior chiropractic treatment and hence was quite apprehensive of the same at first but am very glad that I came to the right place and thankfully am now pain free!!!

Thank you Dr.Donath. My husband and I truly appreciate your help!!


Dr. Mamadou Souare MD New York, NY

In my 8 years as a general surgeon in Africa, I have been thanked by many patients. I never really understood how valuable getting someone out of pain was until I became a patient myself. I had been experiencing terrible back pain and nothing helped. After treatment from Dr. Donath, I couldn’t believe how much better I felt. Above all, I was so impressed by the way that Dr. Donath took care of me and walked me through everything he was doing. I learned more from him in one hour than I had in a month of certain classes in medical school.  Thank you Dr. Donath. I will definitely see you again.

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Joint Effort Chiropractic

222 Westchester Avenue Suite 405 
White Plains, NY 10604

Phone: 914-368-7668 
Fax: 914-422-1501 

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Office Hours

Monday9:00am - 1:00pm3:00pm - 7:00pm
TuesdayClosed3:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 1:00pm3:00pm - 6:00pm
ThursdayClosed3:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday9:00am - 2:00pmClosed