Blog Archive

Adjustments are affective in treating spinal pain in children. Oct 26th, 2020

This study shows that children benefit more with spinal pain when adjustments are included in their treatment. This study is a secondary analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial measuring the addition of manipulative therapy in 238 danish school children ages 9 to 15 years old complaining of spinal pain with...

Chiropractic Treatment of Headaches. Oct 19th, 2020

Frequently, headaches are associated with disorders of the cervical spine, especially on the upper cervical spine. Therefore, restoration of the upper cervical mobility is considered fundamental for the treatment of headache. Manual therapy interventions seek to restore upper cervical mobility through a wide range of therapeutic procedures, including mobilization or...

The Proven Benefits of Massage Oct 13th, 2020

Research has been proving more and more through scientific data what massage and physical therapy professionals have known for decades  -- that receiving regular massage has tremendous and wide ranging health and wellness benefits. From medical symptoms like high blood pressure and injuries to issues more traditionally classified as mental health...

5 Reasons Why FALL is a great time to LOSE WEIGHT: Oct 5th, 2020

5 Reasons Why FALL is a great time to LOSE WEIGHT:1) With Fall comes a steady routine. Kids are back in school and last minute trips to the beach are done for the year. You finally have the time and space to create new habits.    2) It's gorgeous outside....

How Often Should I get a Massage? Sep 28th, 2020

If you get a massage once a year, it will be relaxing, but it can't undo a lifetime of muscle tension. Typically, once every month or two is ideal for keeping your muscle tissue pliable and in good shape. If you are in chronic pain or have a special issue...

Spinal Decompression Study Sep 23rd, 2020

Study of the week: This study shows the association of intervertebral disc height and spinal decompression and its effects on low back pain. Patients with disc herniations underwent a 6 week treatment plan that consisted of motorized non surgical spinal decompression and measured with pre& post CT scans in order...

Study of the week: Chiropractic Adjustments help with migraines. Sep 14th, 2020

Researchers from Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Palmer College of Chiropractic performed a systematic review of the effectiveness of SMT for migraines.   They concluded: “We observed that spinal manipulation reduced migraine days as well as migraine pain intensity.”   The study

METABOLIC SYNDROME Sep 8th, 2020

METABOLIC SYNDROME:WHAT IS IT?HOW CAN YOU PREVENT IT?    It's estimated that 30 - 35% of adults in DC, Maryland, and Virginia have Metabolic Syndrome. For perspective, that's 2.5 - 3 million people!   And a large portion of these folks don't even know they have it!....So what is it? Metabolic syndrome is actually...

Maintenance Chiropractic care study. Aug 31st, 2020

Patients receiving ongoing & regular chiropractic care endure less functional limiting low back pain as opposed to patients receiving treatment only relating to an acute episode of low back pain. Maintenance care in this trail follows a model called the Nordic maintenance care program, a secondary/ tertiary method where patients...

What is Ketosis, Anyway?  Aug 17th, 2020

"Keto" seems to be the hot new trend.  Maybe you've seen people stirring butter into their coffee or talking about the "keto flu," but you have no clue what they're talking about. Don't worry, I'm about to break it down for you. Nutritional ketosis is a natural metabolic state in which the...

New Massage Therapist Jun 17th, 2020

Karl Hejlik is a licensed massage therapist with experience in multiple modalities of massage including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial release, and Trigger Point Therapy.   Karal specializes in the treatment of muscle strains and issues such as shoulder (rotator cuff injuries), sciatica, back pain, and headaches.  With experience in spa/salon setting...

The importance of Magnesium Jun 10th, 2020

Aside from the role it plays in many muscular processes, strenuous exercise also increases sweat and urinary magnesium losses, meaning the need for it increases (by as much as 10 to 20 percent.) As physical activity levels increase, even a marginal deficiency in magnesium may impair performance and amplify the...

Whiplash Jun 4th, 2020

Each year approximately two million Americans suffer a whiplash injury. Chiropractic care is extremely beneficial in these cases. At Quality Chiropractic we can help assist patients with both the short and long term effects of whiplash associated injuries. Before we consider the numerous unique benefits offered by Chiropractic care in...

Virtual Food Drive. May 17th, 2020

The Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association  is proud to team up with Virginia Food Banks and Feeding America for National ChiroCares Giving Back Week May 19-25, 2020. Through this initiative, the UVCA, ChiroCongress and fellow Chiropractic State Associations across the nation, along with their members, are organizing and participating in different...

Tips to protect your family from COVID-19 May 4th, 2020

This is a stressful time for all of us.  At our house, my family and I are coping with the present situation by staying informed and following the directives of those in the CDC, and other government agencies that are fighting to keep us safe. First of all, remember how...

Our Plan to Keep You Safe! Apr 26th, 2020

WE ARE OPEN and here is Our Plan to keep you safe:  Checking into the office you will be aware of several safety precautions. -   Waiting room:  i. You will notice tape on our floor at 6-foot intervals.  This measurement is to help regulate social distancing. ii. We are limiting...

Is Working at Home a Pain in your Neck? Apr 20th, 2020

Many individuals are developing musculoskeletal pain due to the poor ergonomics of their make-shift home office.  Slouching, keeping your head bent forward when texting, tilting to hold your phone to your ear and just sitting at the computer all day will leas to postural imbalances that eventually lead to pain.  Here are some suggestions:  To...