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Chiropractic Overview

Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that recognizes the body works best when the nervous system is free of damaging interferences, which cause malfunction, symptoms and diseases, and a reduced quality of life. It observes that there are three interferences: physical trauma, emotional stresses, and environmental toxins. Chiropractic doesn’t use drugs or surgery. Doctors of chiropractic perform spinal adjustments to correct physical interferences and restore proper function to the nervous system, helping your body to heal naturally. The application of a calculated and precise force to a specific part of the spinal segment corrects the interference, permitting normal nerve transmission and assisting your body to restore on its own.

Chiropractic Treatments

Our chiropractor specializes in customized chiropractic care treatments that relieve acute and chronic pain syndromes. However, pain relief is only the beginning. The primary focus is on improving function and your overall health. Helping our patients lead healthy lives without the use of drugs or surgery is the ultimate goal. Our extremity adjusting program is an excellent example of this principle. Many patients who suffered with shoulder, elbow, wrist (including carpal tunnel), knee, and ankle problems have been able to avoid surgery and return to an active, pain-free life.

Conditions That Respond To Chiropractic Protocols

Below is a list of some of the conditions that have been successfully treated by our chiropractor:

  • Abnormal Gait
  • Arthritis
  • Auto Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Colic
  • Equestrian Injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Intestinal Issues
  • Jaw Pain (TMJ)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraines
  • Neck Pain
  • Numbness
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Poor Posture
  • Rib Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Tail Bone Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Tinnitus
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertigo
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Whiplash

Pregnancy, Children, and Chiropractic

Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for greater health and well-being.

Pregnancy and Chiropractic
More and more women are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care during their pregnancy. Prenatal adjustments are both safe and beneficial for healthy pregnancies throughout the entire nine months. At Loudoun Family Wellness, we have specialized pregnancy supports to maximize comfort.

Benefits a mother may experience with regular chiropractic adjustments during their pregnancy:

  • Helping to maintain a healthier pregnancy
  • Relieving headaches, neck, back, and joint pain
  • Reducing symptoms of nausea
  • Relief from sciatic pain
  • Helping to reduce breech presentations
  • Reducing the time of labor and delivery

Children and Chiropractic
Chiropractic care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. In addition to physical stress, emotional and chemical stress can also affect your child’s nervous system.

During your child’s first visit, the doctor will take a case history and perform an exam to determine if spinal misalignments exist. Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to fit a child’s size, weight, and unique spinal condition. Adjustments are both gentle and specific to the child’s developing spinal structures. Most children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and look forward to subsequent visits! Parents have also stated that their children experience a greater level of health while under regular chiropractic care.

To learn more about chiropractic during pregnancy and for children, visit the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).

Chiropractic Techniques

There are many different adjusting techniques chiropractors utilize. Since every person is unique, our doctor uses a variety of techniques to tailor the adjustment specific to the individual.

The following techniques are used in our office:

  • Activator
  • Applied Kinesiology (AK)
  • Diversified
  • Extremities
  • Gonstead
  • Thompson
  • Upper Cervical
  • Webster

Our Unique Approach

At Loudoun Family Wellness, our chiropractor takes the time to learn about you from you. Initial consultations are very detailed and examinations involve orthopedic, neurological, range of motion, and muscle strength testing. If necessary, x-rays are taken and reviewed prior to treatment. This evaluation uncovers your history of traumas, ingrained habits, and nutritional deficiencies. Age and type of condition are also taken into account. The result is a chiropractic treatment plan that is customized for you. It may involve a series of chiropractic adjustments along with supportive exercises, nutrition, and lifestyle changes.

Call our office today at 703.779.7909 to schedule your first visit!

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