Chiropractic and ADHD

ADHD

Traditionally, chiropractic care is associated with treating back and neck pain, as well as other orthopedic conditions involving the arms and legs. However, there is a growing amount of research that chiropractic care can also help many non-musculoskeletal conditions. What — if any — benefits does chiropractic offer for patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Let’s take a look! ADHD is characterized by hyperactivity, inattentiveness, and impulsivity, as well as behavioral, social, and/or emotional difficulties. Experts estimate that ADHD affects somewhere…

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Can Pregnant Women Receive Chiropractic Care?

Pregnancy is a beautiful experience, and we all want to provide the best environment for both mom and baby. The question of whether or not chiropractic care is safe during pregnancy is frequently raised by the newly-expectant mother as she plans for a healthy pregnancy. Chiropractic care during the nine-month time frame is a common practice, as many moms require professional care for biomechanical complaints (most notably back pain) or they simply want to feel “their best.” A “normal” pregnancy…

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Attention Deficit and Whiplash – Could There Be A Connection?

It has long been believed that there is a connection between brain injuries and wiplash in Ashburn and Loudoun County residents that can be displayed in ways such as attention deficit. There has always been some question, though, as to whether these symptoms are actually caused at the time of the whiplash injury, or are simply a result of the pain that often accompanies whiplash. There are two differing views – both of which have research and studies to back…

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What to Expect at your First Visit to a Chiropractor – Part 1

One of the things we hear often from people who have never visited a chiropractic office is “I’m scared.” People don’t like to step outside of their comfort zone. And if you have never been to a chiropracter, like so many of our Ashburn and Loudoun County patients, it can feel like this is WAY outside of your comfort zone! And yet, one of the best ways to combat your fears is to fully educate you about what to expect.…

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What to Expect at your First Visit to a Chiropractor – Part 2

In my last post, I covered two of the activities you can expect to take place on your first visit to a chiropractor—Completing a Patient Health History form and having a Physical Exam. (While there are always variations depending on the doctor, these are normal for your first visit. Visit What to Expect at your First Visit to a Chiropractor, Part I) As a chiropracter in Ashburn, VA, I’ve always believed that if my new patients have knowledge ahead of…

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What Good Is a Chiropractor Anyway? – Part 1

Good question.  Many, people go their whole lives without ever stepping foot into a chiropractor’s office.  So it’s a valid question – “What good is a chiropractor, anyway?” Since this post is coming from a chiropracter’s office in Ashburn, VA, why don’t we step back for a minute and look at the benefits that thousands of people over the years have found in chiropractic care: Many patients who have lived with pain for a long time or most of their…

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Could Whiplash Affect your Driving?

We are all aware of the painful effects that whiplash can cause. Patients come to our Ashburn office with wiplash pain and stiffness in their neck and shoulders, pain that radiates further down their back or arms and the inability to turn their head or have much mobility in their neck. You may be experiencing one or more of these symptoms. Research studies show that whiplash injuries can cause a host of other problems as well – including having a…

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Whiplash Injury? Your Best Treatment Is…

A whiplash injury is most often caused by a sudden jerking backward, forward (or both!) motion of your neck – often the type of motion caused by being involved in a car accident. The resulting pain can come in many forms; from tenderness, pain and stiffness in the neck and shoulders to symptoms so severe that they can cause nausea, vomiting and even fainting. Some of our wiplash patients here in Ashburn, VA have had neck pain, back pain and…

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