1033 Sterling Road, Suite #103, Herndon, Virginia 20170

Doug  Nagel, Doctor of Chiropractic 

During spinal manipulation, Dr. Nagel will place you in different positions and perform a manual impulse to an affected joint. This releases pressure in the joint and aligns muscles and joints so they work the way they are supposed to.  In some cases, the impulse causes an audible cracking sounds, called cavitation, due to the release of gas that happens when the joint opens up and motion is restored.  Spinal mobilization is used for patients that require a gentle approach, and utilizes tools or simple stretches to release pressure in joints.

Dr. Nagel  is one of the few chiropractors in this area that is certified to perform  highly specialized soft-tissue treatments and he incorporates these techniques into your treatment plan.  To learn more about these soft tissue therapies. CLICK HERE.  These therapies allow Dr. Nagel to give more effective treatment and resolve your issue completely.   If the soft tissue part of the injuries is NOT addressed the injury will NEVER be completely resolved.  

In addition to treating injuries, Dr. Nagel can also help you prevent injuries from occurring.  Before beginning an exercise regimen or a sport, it’s recommended that athletes get evaluated by a chiropractor. Chiropractors can check your muscles and spine to detect imbalance and alleviate tension so that the body can work naturally rather than be prone to injury.

While all chiropractors are skilled at relieving pain due to tension, Dr. Nagel specializes in sports medicine. For advanced pain and chronic sports injuries, he is highly skilled and experienced in treating athletes and diagnosing specific type of injuries more common to athletes.  As a lifelong athlete himself, he also has specific techniques for athletes, as well as tips for avoiding reinjury.

If you’re experiencing pain from a sports injury, consider seeing a Dr. Nagel for a consultation. You may also want to schedule routine check-up to prevent injuries from occurring and to keep your body performing properly.   Call to schedule a FREE NEW PATIENT consultation and examination today  571.299.4847.

Sports Medicine

If you’re an athlete or live an active lifestyle, you understand the numerous demands of participating in activities,  such as running, jumping, lifting weights, and tackling.  Putting your body through these activities can result in painful tears, sprains/strains, and repetitive and overuse injuries.  But seeing a chiropractor, who incorporates soft tissue techniques, can help when you have suffered an injury and can also help to prevent them.   

 To start, a Dr. Nagel will ask you questions about your health and perform a structural exam of your posture, spine and balance.  He  will also examine your back, extremities, tendons, ligaments and joints. Sometimes he will need to refer you for imaging scans to help in his evaluation and diagnoses.   Utilizing this information, Dr. Nagel will be able to determine the best course of treatment to specifically benefit you.  Two of most common techniques are spinal manipulation and spinal mobilization.

1033 Sterling Road, Suite #103, Herndon, VA  20170  

Chiropractic care can treat and help prevent injuries of the neck, back, shoulder, knee, ankle, and most any other part of the body that has been injured.   Dr. Nagel is highly skilled in manual adjustment of the spine, ensuring that bones are aligned and balanced, which helps relieve tension in the body.  This allows the body to function better and become less susceptible to injury. The goal of most chiropractic techniques is to restore or enhance joint function, while resolving joint inflammation and reducing pain. This hands-on therapy is often used to treat injuries to the back and neck, but also relieves pain throughout the joints and muscles in the body.

The most common reasons that athletes and active individuals suffer injuries, include forceful impacts, repetitive motions, over-training, and even failure to warm up properly. Chiropractic care can help athletes by relieving their pain and helping them heal faster after an injury. Regular visits will promote quicker recovery after games and training, as well as better balance and overall performance.

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