Whether you’re dealing with minor discomfort or a life-long health condition, at Ashburn Family Chiropractic we take a holistic approach to your health. Our goal is to look beyond the symptoms, and identify and treat the causes of your health concerns.
Chiropractic focuses on your physical structure and how the alignment of your body and its nervous system affect your general health and well-being. While chiropractic is often associated with the treatment of backaches, headaches, and joint pain, the positive effects of chiropractic treatment are much wider.
Doctors of Chiropractic like the team at Ashburn Family Chiropractic take a hands-on approach to your healthcare, including patient exams, diagnostics, and treatments that may include therapeutic adjustments to joints either by the doctor or with devices designed for chiropractic use. These typically painless procedures are designed to improve joint mobility, nervous system function and treat tissue injuries that were damaged by a single event or through repetitive stress or activity.
Chiropractors are also specialists who can recommend therapeutic work, rehabilitative exercises, as well as nutritional and lifestyle counseling.
Massage therapy is a hands-on treatment that involves manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort and muscle spasm.
Massage is a key complementary treatment for all chiropractic work, loosening muscles and joints in a way that can make chiropractic treatments even more effective.
Studies have shown that regular massage can help with many of the conditions chiropractic also treats, including many types of pain, headaches, migraines, insomnia, myofascial pain syndrome, injuries, arthritis and more.
Massage can also help alleviate anxiety, strengthen the immune system by promoting healthy blood flow, and increase flexibility.
Depending on your needs, we can draw from a wide range of techniques to give you the best treatment possible. We commonly work with the following massage techniques:
Motherhood is a journey, and Ashburn Family Chiropractic is with every step of the way. As you body changes, we help you relieve discomfort and carry your pregnancy to term in the most comfortable way. Once your baby is born, we make sure to lay down the foundations for a life free of spine issues and continue that support through childhood and teenage years.
During pregnancy, the center of gravity changes and so does the stress on the spine. In addition to hormonal changes, laxity of connectivity ligaments develops and shifting of weight-bearing structures occurs. These changes can cause pain in all areas of the spine, especially the lower back. Besides helping relieve discomfort, chiropractic care helps a pregnant woman by ensuring that her nervous system is functioning to full capacity.
Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy are safe for both mom and the baby. A special table and pillow are used as well as modified adjustments can be performed.
Finally, patients under chiropractic care during their pregnancy often report that their deliveries are faster and more comfortable than their deliveries prior to chiropractic care!
Many spinal problems seen in adults begin in childhood. Proper spinal care beginning with birth is an important key to better health. The birth process can be one of the most traumatic events in our lives. Even so-called “natural” birthing methods can stress the newborn spine that is still developing. Irritation to the nervous system at birth can lead to common newborn complaints like colic, unexplained crying, poor appetite, breathing problems, etc. Developmental landmarks such as lifting the head, crawling, and walking are all important times that a child’s spine should be checked. If neglected then problems developing early on can lead to bigger problems later on in life. Regular chiropractic adjustments keeps a kids spine in good alignment and keeps their nervous system functioning optimally.
Stress occurs in many forms when your body is under high demands mentally, physically, chemically, and/or emotionally. Reducing your stress levels gives your body the relief and functionality it needs to perform at 100%. Energy healing is a therapy that facilitates the reduction of stress.
Studies have shown that energy healing can be as effective as physical therapy in improving the range of motion in people with mobility problems. Because it can be so effective, more doctors are recommending it as an alternative to more traditional treatments.
Energy healing, or Reiki (pronounced “ray kee”) was discovered in Japan in 1922 and at the time was described as “soul energy”. The word Reiki consists of two Japanese symbols: rei, which means wisdom or spiritual, and ki, which means vital energy. Today it is often described as “a universal life force”, something everyone can receive and benefit from.
Reiki has the power to reduce pain, speed up your body’s natural healing processes, detoxify your body, and even assist with emotional struggles. Practitioners place their hands on your body in areas where they feel the body needs it most, sensing your body’s needs through sensations in their hands such as heat, cold, tingles, pulses and more.
The National Institutes of Health classify Reiki as a complementary alternative medicine that has been integrated into healthcare practices in oncology wards, hospice care and other areas.
“The link between good nutrition and healthy weight, reduced chronic disease risk, and overall health is too important to ignore. By taking steps to eat healthy, you’ll be on your way to getting the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy, active, and strong. As with physical activity, making small changes in your diet can go a long way, and it’s easier than you think!” according to U.S. Health and Human Services experts.
At Ashburn Family Chiropractic, we are dedicated to treating your whole body. From kicking a sugar or caffeine habit to working with you to alleviate food sensitivities and handle special dietary restrictions, our team can make lifestyle changes easy and worthwhile.