Taking care of our bodies is an important part of enhancing our connection to the life-sustaining forces in and around us. We do this by engaging in healthy lifestyle behaviors and choices, of whi ...View Article
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At Alexandria Wellness Center, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our Alexandria chiropractic office, but please call us at 703-347-7530 if you have any questions!
We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Benjamin Hopsicker has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness. Specific techniques offered by Dr. Hopsicker include diversified adjusting, activator instrument assisted adjusting, manual flexion distraction, drop assisted adjusting and several myofascial (muscle) tension release techniques.
At Alexandria Wellness Center, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health. It is important to remember that your improving health and well being will not happen by accident, but will instead be the result of the combined efforts of Dr. Ben and you!
Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our chiropractor will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.
What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Our bodies are designed to be able to get all of the nutrition that it needs by eating the foods that we were designed to eat in a healthy variety and quantity. Unfortunately, most western diets do not allow for the nutritional balance required for optimum function to occur. Dr. Ben will make recommendations that are food first, because no supplement is as good as what can be found in nature. If it happens that your food is not providing the nutrients you need, specific supplements can be provided for you to help get your body back in balance.
There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings by a trained and experienced chiropractor such as Dr. Benjamin Hopsicker can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the Alexandria community, we provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. We also provide presentations to companies on Ergonomics, with individual consultation on request. Contact us today at (703) 347-7530 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.