What is it?
Chiropractic care focuses on properly aligning the body’s structures—primarily the spine—to allow for natural, surgery-free healing. A chiropractor's goal is not to give patients drugs so they don't feel pain, but to discover the source of the pain and correct the problem.
The nervous system controls all of the body's functions, and depends on the vertebrae in your spine to protect it. When your vertebrae are out of line, they can prohibit optimal operation of the nervous system, which can lead to various physical problems.
Is it safe?
Chiropractic treatments are incredibly safe—actually, they’re one of the safest kinds of health care available. Your chiropractor has studied extensively to fully understand the body’s systems. The chiropractic-training program is comparable to the program of study for medical doctors. According to the American Chiropractic Association, more than 30 million people visited doctors of chiropractic last year for a variety of conditions, and more and more medical doctors are referring their patients to doctors of chiropractic. Chiropractic treatment is the number one complimentary/alternative care treatment used in the United States today.
What problems can it address?
In addition to preventative and wellness care, chiropractic can be used to treat allergies, headaches, lower back pain, fibromyalgia, neck and shoulder pain, numbness, leg pain, scoliosis, and other health issues.
For more information, see the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research.
Fredericksburg Wellness Center has been offering chiropractic care to the greater Fredericksburg, Virginia area since 1994. We provide adjustments to affect headaches, low back pain, neck pain, and many other conditions. We mostly utilize Diversified/Palmer methods of adjusting, as well as Thompson drop table technique in our practice, yet we have many tools in our "bag of tricks" to get the best results for each patient. Our treatment techniques are customized to each patient's needs in order to optimize the results of each adjustment.
Our community-based practice has built a reputation for friendly treatment that is catered to fit our patients' needs. We specialize in exceptional customer service and offer same-day appointments and accept many insurance plans.
Some of the more common conditions we treat with chiropractic in our office are:
- Back and leg pain
- Neck and arm pain, numbness/tingling
- Sciatica or disc problems
- Sports injuries
- Auto and work injury relief
- Pregnancy and children
Dr. Briana Linton is a graduate of Life University College of Chiropractic and is licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine.