Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care services offered in Columbia, MD

Chiropractic care is a natural health care approach that treats the root cause of health problems, so it’s far more effective than quick fixes like pain medication. At Dabbs Rehab Center of MD, an extensive array of chiropractic techniques merge with physical therapy, naturopathic medicine, and functional medicine to give you the best possible health long-term. If you have chronic pain or want to reach peak health, call the Columbia, Maryland, office or book your appointment online now.

Chiropractic Care Q & A

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a natural health care method focusing on detecting and addressing the root causes of physical problems. Conventional Western medicine often treats only symptoms, for example, pain pills for chronic pain. But that approach is only a temporary solution and leaves the real cause of your pain untreated. 

Chiropractic care centers on the spine. Your brain and spinal cord work together to control feeling, movement, and function in all parts of the body. But, when the spine has a misalignment, it’s like a kink in a hose. Misalignment disrupts signaling and leads to inflammation, pain, and other health problems. 

Chiropractic care resolves problems by balancing the spinal column that protects your spinal cord, thereby unkinking the “hose” and restoring healthy function. Additionally, chiropractic care can work on soft tissues like muscles to better support a healthy spine and joints. 

What are the different chiropractic care methods?

Chiropractic care involves locating misaligned vertebrae (bones) in your spinal column and repositioning them using light pressure. This restores alignment, improves mobility, and eases pain and stiffness. Hands-on adjustments are just one of the many methods in the Dabbs Rehab Center of MD toolbox, with a few of the others including:  

Activator Methods®

Activator methods use a handheld tool and consistent low-force thrust.


Clinical Biomechanics of Posture focuses on posture, balance, and restoring optimal spinal curvature.

Cox Flexion-Distraction

Cox Flexion-Distraction is a gentle type of traction using a special table to flex and side-flex your spine. 

Diversified technique

Diversified technique addresses specific mispositioned vertebrae using a particular type of manual thrust to free the stuck vertebrae. 

Gonstead technique

Gonstead is a full-spine approach starting with X-rays and a heat-sensing instrument to find the source of pain or dysfunction. 

Chiropractic care also uses other complementary techniques like heat therapy, ice therapy, therapeutic massage, Nimmo trigger point therapy, dry needling, and non-surgical spinal decompression.

Physical therapists spend an hour with patients, increasing their mobility, relaxing muscles, and supervising rehab exercises. 

Further, the practice offers naturopathic care with a naturopathic doctor (ND) and functional medicine with a medical doctor (MD). Like chiropractic, both focus on whole-person wellness. 

What are the advantages of chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care eases pain, doesn’t require drugs, and is 100% noninvasive. It requires no downtime and can fit into your schedule anytime. 

Schedule your appointment online or call Dabbs Rehab Center of MD for help today.

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