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Chiropractor in Alexandria, VA

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Upper Cervical Chiropractic Group, PLLC

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Upper Cervical Chiropractic Group is a NUCCA specific chiropractic clinic owned and operated by Drs. Jake and Lauren Dodds in Alexandria, VA. NUCCA is an upper cervical specific technique that focuses on removing stress on the spine with a very gentle adjustment. This helps patients find relief from a variety of pains and health concerns.

New Patient Consultation

The priority of the first visit is to allow us to perform a thorough postural analysis along with a complete neurological and orthopedic examination to determine if we think we can help you. Once it is determined that NUCCA chiropractic may be able to help you, specific digital x-rays of the relationship between the head and neck will then be taken so that the doctor can determine exactly what needs to be done to help you. Because of the time needed to adequately review your x-rays, a second visit is required before delivering your first adjustment.

First Adjustment

At the second visit in the office, the doctor will have had the opportunity to thoroughly analyze your x-rays. The doctor will review the x-rays with you, letting you know about the state of your spinal health and the best course of care moving forward. Your first adjustment will then be performed which is as gentle as having your pulse taken. Although you will feel only a slight pressure behind the ear while being adjusted, there is adequate force to affect the neck. Using the first vertebra and the weight of the head as an advantage, the doctor will line up their own body on the calculated angle to ensure the adjustment is specific to your misalignment. The force generated by the doctor is transferred in such a precise fashion that many people are surprised by the lightness and effectiveness of the procedure.

Immediately following the adjustment, your posture will be re-assessed. Postural evaluations are done in front of a mirror so the improvements will be visible as well as measurable. After postural improvement is measured, digital x-rays will be taken to view exactly how the relationship between the head and neck has changed. If your posture as well as the relationship between the head and neck has improved, this will be the end of the appointment. If your changes do not follow the expected norm, than a second adjustment will be performed to further reduce the misalignment.

Return Visits

On each return visit we will re-evaluate your posture. If it is determined that you are standing in an aligned position and holding your alignment, you will not be adjusted on that visit.

If however it is determined that you have started to show postural imbalances, you will be adjusted on that day. After the adjustment we will re-assess your posture to view how your posture has changed.
Bio
Dr. Jake Dodds is a member of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic with honors in academic excellence. He also holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology from DePauw University.

Jake has a passion for working with people to achieve their full health potential. He decided to become a NUCCA practitioner after he personally experienced the positive benefits that can occur. Empowering the members of his community by aiding them in living active and healthy lives is the goal of his work.
Practice Areas
 Chiropractic  Lifestyle Counseling
 Accidents and Injuries  Massage Therapy
 Acupuncture / Alternative Medicine  Medical Massage
 Acute and Chronic Pain  Moxibustion
 Aromatherapy  Naturopathic Medicine
 Arthritis  Neck Pain / Whiplash
 Back Pain  Nerve Pain / Sciatica
 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  Numbness / Tingling in Arms or Feet
 Chinese Herbal Medicine  Online / Video Consultation
 COVID-19 Related Issues  Pinched Nerves
 Cupping  Posture / Balance Problems
 Dietary Therapy and Nutrition  Repetitive Stress Injuries
 Disc Herniation  Scoliosis
 Fibromyalgia  Shiatsu (Acupressure)
 Foot and Ankle Injuries  Shoulder / Arm / Elbow Pain
 Headache  Spinal Decompression
 Hip Pain  Sports Injuries
 Homeopathic Medicine  Sports Massage
 Jaw Pain / TMJ Disorders  Swedish Massage
 Joint Pain  Upper Cervical Chiropractic
 Knee Pain
Certifications
 Licensed Chiropractor (State)
Memberships
NUCCA
Other Languages
English
Payments Accepted
Cash, personal check, VISA, Mastercard, Discover
Hours:Monday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PMTuesday: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PMThursday: ClosedFrida
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Location
3313 Duke Street
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