ACT Wellness Center

Top 9 Reasons to Receive Chiropractic Care


Woodbridge, Virginia Chiropractor understands why people seek out Chiropractic care. Dr. Carmelo F. Caratozzolo (his patients call him Dr. C) knows that while Chiropractic care is extremely effective in dealing with many kinds of health issues ranging from acute issues, chronic pain to maintenance care, he also knows what people really want is to live without pain and to have great quality of life.   Dr C says, “I know that many people understand Chiropractic adjustments are very good for neck and back pain; however, Chiropractic care is amazingly effective with many other spinal/joint/nervous system related issues that have an impact on the whole person.”

The BIG reason that people in Woodbridge, Virginia have sought out Dr. C of ACT Wellness Center is because they are looking for a better quality of life.  As a certified chiropractic sports physician, he sees patients with orthopedic type disorders and sport related injuries, including: chronic pain, low back pain, neck pain, headaches, numbness, nerve pain and shoulder pain. His patients say they have experienced improved range of motion, allergy elimination, their children are healthier and overall they feel better.

Here some of the other reasons…

      1. Back Pain: Prevention and Relief
        It is truly amazing how great the reputation about back pain relief is regarding Chiropractic care. Even Consumer Reports rated Chiropractic the #1 solution to lower back pain over medical care, pharmaceuticals, acupuncture and physical therapy. Numerous studies show how patients seeking chiropractic care for low back pain get relief faster and the results last longer over time.
      2. Neck Pain: Prevention and Relief
        Recently, ABC news conducted a study which revealed once again that Chiropractic adjustments are superior to pharmaceuticals and physical therapy when it comes to neck pain. Similar to the back pain studies, they found chiropractic patients recovered twice as fast as those receiving traditional medical care.
      3. Headaches/ Migraines: Prevention and Relief
        Headaches are a very common condition, but they are never “normal”.  A sign that you have excessive stress on your central nervous system often results is headaches. Patients say that Chiropractic adjustments helps a variety of headaches. From the classic Migraines to Trigeminal Neuralgia, or Tic Deloroux. While officially Chiropractic is not a “treatment for headaches. The Adjustments remove pressure from spinal nerves which allows the entire body to work better. As a result, many headaches tend to dissipate or even disappear. There is also published research on it’s effectiveness. If headaches are plaguing you, Chiropractic is a logical place to start.
      4. Pain, Tingling and/or Numbness in an Extremity: Reduction
        These patients who are suffering with Sciatica (in legs or feet), or a Cervical Radiculopathy (in arm or hand) usually seek medical intervention first due to the pain and discomfort. They eventually find their way to the chiropractor after these methods fail and the only other alternative is surgery. Chiropractic aims to remove the pressure on the nerves affected, thereby addressing the cause instead of covering up the symptoms. In most cases, Chiropractic can delay or even eliminate the need for drugs or surgery.
      5. Improved Range of Motion and Peak Performance
        Many athletes see chiropractors on a regular basis. Professional athletes in every sport have endorsed chiropractic and given it credit, in part, to their level of success. Chiropractic helps the musculoskeletal system to become balanced and improve performance. This tends to reduce injury and recover faster. People such as Tiger Woods, Jerry Rice, Evander Holyfield, Lance Armstrong and many others include Chiropractic as part of their lifestyle.
      6. Relief from Allergies
        Another issue people see chiropractors for, especially in Northern Virginia, is Allergies and other sinus and respiratory issues. The efficiency of your Immune System to fight off allergens and infection is largely dependent on the integrity of your Central Nervous System. Chiropractic patients perceive less overall symptoms due to seasonal allergies without the need for over the counter medication.
      7. Healthier Children
        Parents have found healthy relief through Chiropractic. More and more parents have brought their children to see the chiropractor for multiple reasons. Chiropractic care has helped many children recover from conditions such as acid re-flux, ear infections, colic, asthma, ADD, ADHD and even Autism. It has an impeccable record when it comes to safety as well. Again, Chiropractic does NOT offer to diagnose or treat these conditions or any others. The chiropractic adjustment removes interference’s in the central nervous system, allowing the entire body to express itself at a higher level.
      8. Shoulder Pain and Joint Problems Addressed
        Dr. Caratozzolo is certified as an extremity specialist.  What is interesting is that while athletes often seek out Chiropractic care for their spine as well as their other joints the majority of the population do not know that all joints in the body can be “adjusted”.  Other doctors seek to treat these joints with cortisone as well as other medications until the joint no longer responds to the chemicals.  Of course the only other alternative protocol (according to the typical treatment) is surgery. We absolutely love to help our practice members avoid surgery while correcting the cause of the problem in the first place.
      9. Improved Overall Function and wellness
        As you can probably gather from the earlier  reasons, the theme is pretty similar. The Power that Made the Body, Heals the Body. Chiropractic focuses on removing nerve interference called Subluxation, thereby improving the function and integrity of the entire body and mind. Since your Nervous System controls and coordinates all function, stresses in that system can create a state of dis-ease, which leads to dysfunction and eventually a symptom. Chiropractors do not treat symptoms. We focus on the cause and on removing the interference’s in the normal transmission of mental impulses from brain to body, and body to brain. Then your body can get all the information it needs to function the best that it can. That is why 80% of the patients I see on a daily basis are feeling great! They come in for regular monthly visits to support that level of health and expression.

Dr. Carmelo F. Caratozzolo is a Board Certified Chiropractor in Woodbridge VA. He holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University of Chiropractic in Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts in biology, is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner.  Dr. “C” is a member of the Virginia Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Caratozzolo has been in active practice since 1994 and in his own practice since 1998. He takes care of patients for a range of conditions from sports injuries to chronic pain by focusing on the entire musculoskeletal system. Dr. “C” combines soft tissue therapy with, electric stimulation, stretching, and chiropractic adjustments.

Recently Dr. Caratozzolo has added Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy to his state of the art facility. This is how it works: The body is made up of millions of tiny electrical currents and impulses interacting throughout the cells. The P.E.R. waves of energy pass through the cells with a very powerful, very fast rate. The spin of the electron is increased, and this usually last about 4 days. This in turn restores or replenishes the transmembrane potential of the cell. Think of this process as “recharging the batteries” inside of you. Many times we find that the energy interacts with the Sodium/Potassium pump inside the cell, and gives this a major “boost”. This pump helps. It helps maintain cell potential (energy) and regulate cellular volume. “It was concluded that elemental transmutations were indeed occurring in life organisms and were probably accompanied by net energy gain”. S.Goldfein)

We call the combination of Chiropractic and PEMF, “The Fast Track” to healing and feeling better.  Give us a call at 703-491-9355 and/or visit our website at Google+