ACN Wellness is an Integrative Chiropractor in Vienna, Virginia

Chiropractic care is one of the most common functional medicine treatments offered to individuals because it’s effective in treating the root cause of a wide range of conditions. For those of you seeking a functional chiropractor near Vienna, you can rest assured Dr. Le is available to help.

Dr. Le of ACN Wellness is a holistic chiropractor who practices functional medicine. He has a convenient location in Vienna, VA. ACN wellness use a combination of chiropractic techniques along with many other modalities:

During the initial patient exam and interview, Dr. Le determines your diagnosis and a treatment plan involving many of the modalities above. For example if you recently were in an auto accident and suffered a neck injury, Dr. Le may used a combination of chiropractic, dry needling and laser therapy.

Surgery isn’t recommended unless absolutely necessary. Medical conditions can often be resolved using non-surgical, non-invasive methods. It’s only after all minimally invasive treatments are performed is surgery a consideration.

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What Is Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic or chiro care is a form of therapy. It focuses on the structure of the body, specifically the spine. Chiropractors manipulate the body’s alignment and that can relieve pain and improve mobility.

In addition to spinal manipulation, chiropractors may also include manual and manipulative therapies. They may also encourage patients to engage in postural movements and exercises outside of the office. Ergonomic training may also be part of chiropractic care. But rarely is chiropractic alone going to functionally correct a medical malady. Holistic chiropractic is about discovering the root cause of a problem. And delivering care targeted at curing the cause of the problem. It is important to evaluate the entire person, physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. Depression and poor nutrition can often lead to medical ailments. Most of Dr. Le’s patients will receive a combination of different therapies. Don’t be surprised if changing your eating habits and stress reduction and weight loss are part of the plan.

Beginning Chiropractic Care

Before beginning this type of treatment, the chiropractor will review the patient’s medical history and perform a physical examination. This may include requesting lab tests and diagnostic imaging. The information from this preliminary review is important so the chiropractor knows what to do and what not to do. It is also important to determine unsuspecting causation. Such as malnutrition, stress and other systemic issues. Did you know vitamin D and C deficiency can lead to joint and muscle pain. It’s true.

Chiropractic Benefits

A chiropractor often sees people who are either in pain or would like to prevent pain and injuries. The following conditions can be treated with chiropractic care.

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Subluxation

If you have been suffering from chronic or acute pain and/or limited mobility, you should consider chiropractic treatment for help. It may be what you need to live a healthier, pain-free life.

Risks of Chiropractic Adjustment

Chiropractic adjustments are safe when they are performed by someone who is trained and licensed, such as Dr. Le. Like with all procedures, there are still some risks that people should be aware of:

  • A herniated disk or the worsening of one may be a result of spinal manipulation
  • Compressed nerves low in the spinal column may happen to some people.
  • Stroke (vertebral artery dissection) is a possibility after neck manipulation.

People who suffer from any of the following should not have chiropractic adjustments:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Loss of strength in the arms or legs
  • Cancer
  • Stroke risk
  • Bone abnormality in the upper part of the neck

What to Expect During a Chiropractic Appointment

You do not have to do anything special before your chiropractic appointment. Most treatments take a few sessions before patients feel relief from their symptoms. Usually, people feel the effects between six and ten visits.

During the first appointment, the chiropractor will ask you questions about your health and perform a physical exam. This is to ensure you are not at an increased risk of complications. Additional examinations or tests may be ordered at this time.

What Does a Chiropractor Do

During the appointment, the chiropractic will have you lie down or sit up in a specific position. This will give him access to make the adjustment. At times, you may be faced lying down on the chiropractic table. The chiropractor will use his hands to manually manipulate your joints outside of its usual range of motion. It’s normal to hear noises such as popping and cracking during these adjustments.

Most people do not feel any side effects from the session. Any side effects that are experienced are usually mild and include headache or fatigue. Some people may feel soreness where they usually feel pain, but it usually subsides a short time afterward.

Does Chiropractic Work?

Researchers have continuously found through studies of people who have undergone chiropractic care that it is effective in reducing pain and increasing range of motion. The benefits of similar to those of conventional treatments. For those suffering from headaches and other spine-related conditions, spinal manipulation seems to be highly effective.

Everyone is different, though. There are some people who simply don’t notice a difference. The only way to know if it works for you is to try it, and Dr. Le can help you get started with this type of treatment.

Contact ACN Wellness for a Functional Chiropractor

Functional medicine not only cares for the symptoms patients experience but the cause of those symptoms. As a functional medicine practitioner, Dr. Le uses chiropractic care along with other holistic treatments to help his patients. For a consultation, contact ACN Wellness at (703) 729-5600 for an appointment at our medical office in and Vienna.

We look forward to helping you reduce pain, improve mobility, and live a healthier life.