Asthma

Cervical Vertebra C4 | Asthma | Vertebrae of the Week

Your 4th cervical vertebra (C4 vertebra) sits level with the thyroid cartilage, also commonly known as your Adam’s apple. It can affect the nose, mouth and ears and cause a range of problems with these regions and others. The nerves from C4 also control the diaphragm, the main muscle allowing us to breathe. In fact, […]

nerve pain

C3 | Vertebrae of the Week | Nerve Pain

Another important bone in your spine, your C3 vertebrae is the third down from your brain stem and is located on roughly the same plane as your lower jaw. It is associated with your cheeks, outer ear, facial bones, teeth, and tri-facial nerve (the main sensory nerve of the face, a.k.a. fifth cranial nerve). The […]

Spooky Halloween Candy: Gross Ingredients

The Halloween candy is scarier than the costumes! Here is a list, of stuff to watch out for. Not necessarily in order; the way we see it here at ACT Wellness Center these are really gross ingredients. Be sure to follow the links you’ll be spooked. Partially Hydrogenated Oils (a.k.a. Trans Fat), avoid this cholesterol […]

sinus pain

Cervical C2 Vertebrae (Axis) | Sinus Pain

The C2 vertebra is also known as the axis. It is the second cervical vertebra down from your cranium, and is important in protecting your mobility as well as the nerve bundles that affect your sinuses and eyes. The axis is a hinge that pivots along with your C1 vertebrae aka “the atlas”. This rotation […]

Lifting Pumpkins & Back Pain

Back Pain…Good Grief! Never underestimate the weight of an object, especially a pumpkin. Pumpkins generally weigh between 6 and 18 pounds (2.7 and 8.2 kg), though the largest cultivars (of the species C. maxima) regularly reach weights of over 75 pounds (34 kg). Source: Wikipedia.Before you lift anything, the single most important rule – Never […]

chiropractor

Vertebrae of the Week | Woodbridge Chiropractor

Welcome to ACT Wellness Center’s Vertebrae of the Week series! Thank you for voting us Best Woodbridge Chiropractor for the past 8 years and counting! In this series, we will post interesting information and facts about your nervous system and how your brain, spinal cord and nerves are connected to everything in your body. The […]

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

It’s that time of year again — pumpkin-flavored everything is here! Right now, pumpkins are plentiful and very easy to find. From pumpkin spiced lattes to pumpkin pies, it’s all delicious. But can you actually benefit from those pumpkin muffins? The answer is yes! There are many different health benefits of pumpkin.  A cup of mashed cooked […]

Pain-Free Crafting Tips

Trying to craft can cause strains and tensions if you are not paying attention to your body. Here are some pain-free crafting tips so you can crochet, knit and do other crafts painlessly until your heart is content. Pay attention to how you are sitting or standing Simple suggestions for maintaining healthy sitting posture include […]

Chiropractic Principle #1: The Major Premise

Try taking a minute as often as possible and watch children play with unbounded enthusiasm, birds glide on invisible currents of air and nature in full force and, at times, fury all around us. It’s time to dig into the most significant and transformational set of principles or guidelines that define the history and future […]

Act Wellness

Your Woodbridge Chiropractor

14111 Minnieville Road,
Woodbridge, VA 22193

(703) 491-9355

Fax 703-490-2298

Dr.C@actwellness.com

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Monday • 9:00-12:30 | 3:00-7:00
Tuesday • 9:00-12:30 | 3:00-7:00
Wednesday • 3:00-7:00
Thursday • 9:00-12:30 | 3:00-7:00

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