What Should New Patients Expect?

1) Initial Exam & Diagnosis:

An initial meeting with a chiropractic will have three parts to it: a consultation, case history, and physical examination. The exam begins with a consultation of your current symptoms. This discussion will include questions about the location of your pain, its frequency, and the intensity of it. The assessment of these factors will enable your chiropractor to better understand the condition and factor in those details when determining treatment. Following the consultation, a case history will be performed which will factor in your family history, dietary habits, past treatments, and occupational history. These details will help the chiropractor identify the area of complaint by learning more about different the patient’s history. Following the consultation and case history, a physical examination may be performed. Virginia Family Chiropractic utilizes a variety of methods to determine the spinal segments that require chiropractic treatments. These include:

  • Physical Examination – The physical examination focuses on areas of the spine that require treatment. This exam could include static and motion palpation techniques to determine spinal segments that may be restricted in their movement or fixated.
  • Digital Posture Analysis – This is a digitized posture analysis that is used to evaluate whether you have good posture. It also shows any abnormalities of one’s spinal curve/posture.
  • Surface Electromyography - This is a computerized muscle evaluation, similar in performance to an EKG reader, that measures the electrical activity of your muscles. The software automatically compares your working values to normal values. If the electrical activity is too high, it can lead to muscle spasm and tension.
  • X-ray – The purpose of an x-ray for chiropractic health is to study the condition of the bony anatomy and soft tissues. This helps the chiropractor understand the extent of wear, any anomalies in your spine, and other factors that will guide the development of the treatment plan.

2) Treatment:

After the initial consultation and exam, a diagnosis will be made that the chiropractor will consult to determine treatment. Virginia Family Chiropractic offers a wide range of treatment options, some that are not available anywhere else. Depending on your symptoms your chiropractic care could include any of the following:

  • CBP XRAYS - Chiropractic BioPhysics is a technique used in chiropractic health that combines biology, physiology, physics, geometry, and anatomy to diagnose you’re the cause of your pain and discomfort. The process involves an x-ray and examination of your spine to determine the root cause of the problem. This allows for the development of a treatment plan that more accurately addresses your specific symptoms.
  • Cervical Traction Therapy - Cervical traction therapy helps to decrease pressure build up on the vertebrae of the neck by gently pulling and stretching the muscles. It is used to improve conditions such as forward head carriage and improves cervical lordosis.
  • Chiropractic Adjustment - Chiropractic adjustment is used to correct structural alignment and improve your body's physical function. The chiropractor places you in specific positions to adjust the spine joint. Using a controlled, sudden force on the joint, it is pushed beyond its usual range of motion effectively realigning the spine.
  • Denneroll Therapy - Denneroll therapy involves the use of orthotic devices designed specifically for targeted areas of the spine that patients use at home in combination with regular chiropractic treatment. Designed with precise contours for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions, the Denneroll therapy will help to restore proper sagittal plane spinal curvature and correct other conditions.
  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation - The purpose of electrical stimulation, is to reduce inflammation in the muscle. Padded electrodes are placed upon the skin in the affected area. The electrodes send an electrical impulse to ease muscle spasms and reduce pain.
  • Inversion Therapy - Inversion therapy is used to take the pressure off the spine by reversing gravitational impact. The patient is secured to the inversion table as it slowly inverts, allowing the spine to stretch and increasing space between the discs.
  • POPE 2 Way - To improve cervical lordosis, POPE 2 Way traction therapy utilizes two separate weight sacks for traction of the neck. It decreases pressure on the vertebrae by introducing space within the discs.
  • Ultrasound therapy - With the use of sound waves, ultrasound therapy introduces heat deep into the soft tissues and joints stimulating them with a micro-massaging action. This type of therapy helps to reduce pain, stiffness, and spasms, in the affected area. Blood flow is also increased which accelerates the healing process.
  • Wobble Chair Therapy - The Wobble Chair is a patented height adjustable chair used for chiropractic care. During therapy, the chair rotates forwards, sideways, and in circular motion to stimulate lumbar disc mobility, re-hydration, nutrition delivery, and waste elimination. 

 

 

 

 

About Practice

Virginia Family Chiropractic has proudly served as the go-to chiropractor in Alexandria, Woodbridge, Manassas, and Falls Church, Virginia. Today, the clinic continues to offer the same sterling standard of customer service, chiropractic expertise, and commitment to health and wellness to all of its patients, no matter their age. Virginia Family Chiropractic specializes in delivering precise health adjustments through a variety of treatment plans with one goal in mind: the rapid and lasting eradication of pain and stress from your environment.

Are you suffering from debilitating pain? Let the wonderful doctors of Virginia Family Chiropractic help you heal by finding and removing the nerve interference that is the source of your pain. The best part is that at Virginia Family Chiropractic, we do all of this in a fun, comfortable, and welcoming environment! Our main goal is to check patients for hidden health problems and save them from a life of pain, surgery and drugs. At Virginia Family Chiropractic, we understand what it’s like to have been suffering from pain for way too long, and our professional staff recognizes how physically and mentally exhausting it can be. What if one visit could send you on the way to a healthier and better life? Wouldn’t it be worth a try? Our professional and experienced staff can help you begin the process to achieve your best health by providing preventative and wellness based approaches to health care. When things like stress, injuries, and the challenges you face on a daily bases overwhelm you, in return, your brain and body do not respond correctly to each other. Chiropractic care helps your brain and your body communicate more efficiently, and will help send you on the way to a full recovery! Please call us today so we can help change your life and improve your overall health!

Chiropractic care is a form of holistic medicine, meaning at Virginia Family Chiropractic, we practice chiropractic care by refraining from using drugs as a viable treatment option. Are you tired of prescription drugs and their side effects? Dr. Cameron Hatam understands that these medications only just mask symptoms instead of healing your body entirely. We believe your body is a wonderful, self-healing mechanism and Dr. Cameron Hatam can provide gentle chiropractic adjustments that will leave you feeling way less pain, more relaxed and much more comfortable than you were before you walked in the door. Dr. Cameron Hatam’s specialized treatments are completely individualized for each person because we understand that every body functions differently, because everyone is at a different phase in their life. The staff and doctor at Virginia Family Chiropractic understand that you’ve experienced larger challenges than the ones you are facing now. Right now, you just need Dr. Cameron Hatam’s help in harnessing your internal healing power through your brain and body. Once you have directed that energy, you will be so astounded at your own body’s ability and, in turn, the life changing transformation your body can make. You are not weak. You are strong!

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Virginia Family Chiropractic

Virginia Family Chiropractic has proudly served as the go-to chiropractor in Alexandria, Woodbridge, Manassas, and Falls Church, Virginia. Today, the clinic continues to offer the same sterling standard of customer service, chiropractic expertise, and commitment to health and wellness to all of its patients, no matter their age. Virginia Family Chiropractic specializes in delivering precise health adjustments through a variety of treatment plans with one goal in mind: the rapid and lasting eradication of pain and stress from your environment.

Are you suffering from debilitating pain? Let the wonderful doctors of Virginia Family Chiropractic help you heal by finding and removing the nerve interference that is the source of your pain. The best part is that at Virginia Family Chiropractic, we do all of this in a fun, comfortable, and welcoming environment! Our main goal is to check patients for hidden health problems and save them from a life of pain, surgery and drugs. At Virginia Family Chiropractic, we understand what it’s like to have been suffering from pain for way too long, and our professional staff recognizes how physically and mentally exhausting it can be. What if one visit could send you on the way to a healthier and better life? Wouldn’t it be worth a try? Our professional and experienced staff can help you begin the process to achieve your best health by providing preventative and wellness based approaches to health care. When things like stress, injuries, and the challenges you face on a daily bases overwhelm you, in return, your brain and body do not respond correctly to each other. Chiropractic care helps your brain and your body communicate more efficiently, and will help send you on the way to a full recovery! Please call us today so we can help change your life and improve your overall health!

Chiropractic care is a form of holistic medicine, meaning at Virginia Family Chiropractic, we practice chiropractic care by refraining from using drugs as a viable treatment option. Are you tired of prescription drugs and their side effects? Dr. Cameron Hatam understands that these medications only just mask symptoms instead of healing your body entirely. We believe your body is a wonderful, self-healing mechanism and Dr. Cameron Hatam can provide gentle chiropractic adjustments that will leave you feeling way less pain, more relaxed and much more comfortable than you were before you walked in the door. Dr. Cameron Hatam’s specialized treatments are completely individualized for each person because we understand that every body functions differently, because everyone is at a different phase in their life. The staff and doctor at Virginia Family Chiropractic understand that you’ve experienced larger challenges than the ones you are facing now. Right now, you just need Dr. Cameron Hatam’s help in harnessing your internal healing power through your brain and body. Once you have directed that energy, you will be so astounded at your own body’s ability and, in turn, the life changing transformation your body can make. You are not weak. You are strong!


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  • Chiropractic BioPhysics is a technique used in chiropractic health that combines biology, physiology, physics, geometry, and anatomy to diagnose you’re the cause of your pain and discomfort. The process involves an x-ray and examination of your spine to determine the root cause of the problem. This allows for the development of a treatment plan that more accurately addresses your specific symptoms.  

  • Cervical traction therapy helps to decrease pressure build up on the vertebrae of the neck by gently pulling and stretching the muscles. It is used to improve conditions such as forward head carriage and improves cervical lordosis.

  • Chiropractic adjustment is used to correct structural alignment and improve your body's physical function. The chiropractor places you in specific positions to adjust the spine joint. Using a controlled, sudden force on the joint, it is pushed beyond its usual range of motion effectively realigning the spine. 

  • Denneroll therapy involves the use of orthotic devices designed specifically for targeted areas of the spine that patients use at home in combination with regular chiropractic treatment. Designed with precise contours for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions, the Denneroll therapy will help to restore proper sagittal plane spinal curvature and correct other conditions.

  • The purpose of electrical stimulation, is to reduce inflammation in the muscle. Padded electrodes are placed upon the skin in the affected area. The electrodes send an electrical impulse to ease muscle spasms and reduce pain.

  • Inversion therapy is used to take the pressure off the spine by reversing gravitational impact. The patient is secured to the inversion table as it slowly inverts, allowing the spine to stretch and increasing space between the discs.

  • To improve cervical lordosis, POPE 2 Way traction therapy utilizes two separate weight sacks for traction of the neck. It decreases pressure on the vertebrae by introducing space within the discs.

  • With the use of sound waves, ultrasound therapy introduces heat deep into the soft tissues and joints stimulating them with a micro-massaging action. This type of therapy helps to reduce pain, stiffness, and spasms, in the affected area. Blood flow is also increased which accelerates the healing process.

  • The Wobble Chair is a patented height adjustable chair used for chiropractic care. During therapy, the chair rotates forwards, sideways, and in circular motion to stimulate lumbar disc mobility, re-hydration, nutrition delivery, and waste elimination.

  • Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling is a treatment to restore proper function to abnormally behaving muscles. Dry needling utilizes sterile, thin monofilament needles to break up knots of tension in the muscle or fascia, also called trigger points. A trigger point is, in effect, a spasm in a tiny portion of a muscle. Trigger points can form anywhere but are most often found in the center of the muscle. A trigger point feels like a small, hard “knot” in the muscle

    This technique is typically used in areas with tight bands or knots in the muscle. Dry needling aids in helping the muscle contracture release to its normal length while increasing circulation and decreasing pain.

    Dry needling releases or inactivates trigger points to relieve pain and improve range of motion. This treatment helps to improve pain control, reduce tension, and speed the patient’s return to normal activity. Dry needling is typically combined with other forms of treatment to supplement any manual or device therapy or exercised based rehabilitation.

    Following treatment at Virginia Family Chiropractic our patients have experienced:

    • Immediate Relief
    • More Energy
    • Increased mobility 
    • More vitality & productivity
    • Increased stamina through heightened flexibility & mobility
    • Happier lives from healthier bodies 
    • Visit us to see & feel the benefits for yourself and your family
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