Extremity and Chiropractic Adjustments in Woodbridge, VA

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Chiropractic Isn’t Just for the Spine!

Dr. Caratozzolo is a specialist in the other joints in your body (extremities) as well as the spinal chiropractic adjustment in Woodbridge, VA. Misaligned extremities can cause pain due to abnormal motion which causes excessive wear and tear to the joints and soft tissue.  Specific chiropractic adjustments to these joints can properly re-position them which allows for normal healthy movement which decreases and in most cases eliminates the pain associated with this common abnormality.  A Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner, like Dr. Caratozzolo, studies how your other joints (hips, knees, ankles, feet, fingers, wrists and shoulders) affect the musculoskeletal system, how to specifically adjust and rehabilitate you from your head to your toes. The extremities are very often overlooked during the evaluation process and are often a solution to many issues.

Extremity Adjustments

Extremity adjustments go hand-in-hand with spinal adjustments. The key in any chiropractic adjustment is to help restore normal motion to areas that have become misaligned (subluxated). Subluxations in the spine cause pressure directly to the communication between the nervous system and the body.

Most lower extremity misalignments create improper movement patterns.  Subtle misalignments within small joints such as the feet effect these patterns or the kinetic chain, creating pain and discomfort. In fact, it is common for a foot Subluxation on the right for instance to cause problems in the lower back as well as irritations to the shoulder on the left.

Chiropractic Adjustment of Joints

This kind of global misalignment is frequently the reason why many spinal imbalances go unresolved and contribute to continued patterns of chronic pain and related symptoms.

Signs or possible symptoms of an extremity issue that can be helped with a chiropractic adjustment:

  • Pain in the extremity
  • Weakness in an extremity
  • Stiffness in an extremity
  • Immobility of an extremity
  • Numbness or tingling in an extremity
  • Catching or locking of an extremity

We would love to help you feel better now! If you are in need of a chiropractic adjustment in Woodbridge, VA – come visit us. Dr. Caratozzolo of ACT Wellness Center is a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) and a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. Dr. Caratozzolo offers a multitude of services that sets him apart. Chiropractic adjustment of extremities is just one of several techniques he uses as part of his patient care.

Success Stories from Our Patients

  • Improved Health

    When I first came to Dr. C’s office, I had tension in my upper back that moved to the lower part of my skull. After receiving chiropractic care for one month, that tension was relieved. I was also very surprised when I got a cold that it lasted only a week. During the fall allergy season I usually have to battle off bronchitis or pneumonia since I have asthma.

    – Rita W

  • Pain Free in so many ways

    I’ve been under chiropractic care for a very long time. All I can say is, the care has kept me going, helped me stay pain free in so many ways. Plus, the positive atmosphere and encouragement plays a tremendous part in staying with the program.

    Thank you, Dr. C and you staff for all your help and support. You are the best!

    – Diane W.

  • I am happy!

    I’ve been in pain for years – upper left back, neck, and excruciating lower back / buttock pain.

    Chiropractic has Changed My Life by: Reduced pain, excellent sleep – I’m happy.

    – David G.

    Call (703) 491-9355 or Schedule an Appointment Today

    ACT Wellness

    Your Woodbridge Chiropractor

    14111 Minnieville Road,
    Woodbridge, VA 22193

    (703) 491-9355

    Fax 703-490-2298


    Office Hours

    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

    Voted Best Chiropractor for 9 consecutive years

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