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Chiropractor in Arlington, VA

American Chiropractic Association (ACA)

American Chiropractic Association (ACA) photo
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), based in Arlington, Va., is the largest professional association in the United States representing doctors of chiropractic. ACA promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care, contributing to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients.
On behalf of its members, ACA lobbies for pro-chiropractic legislation and policies, promotes a positive public image of chiropractic, supports research, provides professional and educational opportunities for doctors of chiropractic, and offers leadership for the advancement of the profession.

Back Pain Facts & Statistics
Although chiropractors care for more than just back pain, many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition. In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.1
A few interesting facts about back pain:
One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.2
Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.
Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.
Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs.3
Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in our lives.4

What Causes Back Pain?
The back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can lead to back pain. While sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain, sometimes the simplest of movements—for example, picking up a pencil from the floor— can have painful results. In addition, arthritis, poor posture, obesity, and psychological stress can cause or complicate back pain. Back pain can also directly result from disease of the internal organs, such as kidney stones, kidney infections, blood clots, or bone loss.
Manipulation as a Treatment for Back Problems
Used primarily by Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) for the last century, manipulation has been largely ignored by most others in the health care community until recently. Now, with today's growing emphasis on treatment and cost effectiveness, manipulation is receiving more widespread attention.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a safe and effective spine pain treatment. It reduces pain, decreases medication, rapidly advances physical therapy, and requires very few passive forms of treatment, such as bed rest.
Practice Areas
 Chiropractic  Knee Pain
 Accidents and Injuries  Massage Therapy
 Acute and Chronic Pain  Neck Pain / Whiplash
 Arthritis  Nerve Pain / Sciatica
 Back Pain  Numbness / Tingling in Arms or Feet
 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  Online / Video Consultation
 COVID-19 Related Issues  Pinched Nerves
 Disc Herniation  Posture / Balance Problems
 Fibromyalgia  Repetitive Stress Injuries
 Foot and Ankle Injuries  Scoliosis
 Headache  Shoulder / Arm / Elbow Pain
 Hip Pain  Spinal Decompression
 Jaw Pain / TMJ Disorders  Sports Injuries
 Joint Pain  Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Certifications
 Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)  Licensed Chiropractor (State)
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Location
1701 Clarendon Blvd
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