Services and Techniques
Whether you need assistance managing chronic pain or healing from a sports injury or whiplash, Pentagon City chiropractor Dr. Wendy Jacobs is here to help. Our wellness center is proud to provide the latest chiropractic techniques and patient-proven treatments to help relieve your pain and ensure you heal quickly and safely. We don't rely on prescription painkillers or invasive surgical procedures. Instead, our treatments work because we correct the underlying cause for your pain and injury. By restoring alignment to the body, we don't just relieve pain - we help you truly thrive.
Whiplash from a car accident, a herniated disc from a slip and fall, or even natural wear and tear can cause the body to become misaligned. When the spine is out of alignment, the nervous system is unable to properly communicate. For example, a herniated disc caused by whiplash may compress a nearby nerve, causing chronic pain. Our state-of-the-art spinal adjustments can restore alignment to the body. As a highly experienced chiropractor, Dr. Jacobs has years of training providing spinal adjustments. Depending on your injury or source of pain, Dr. Jacobs may use different techniques to properly adjust the body. These techniques include the manual Cox Technique, the "golden standard" used by chiropractors to treat low back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain.
In addition to adjustments, we offer our patients complementary treatments, including physiotherapy. Physiotherapy treatments like interferential muscle stimulation, cryotherapy and moist heat therapy can enhance the benefits of chiropractic adjustments and speed recovery. We are excited to offer patients FDA approved cold laser therapy. Cold laser therapy uses a low-level laser to penetrate deep into injured cells. The energy from the laser helps stimulate internal healing, prompting injured cells to repair themselves. The treatment is completely painless and safe, and has been shown to help both old and new wounds heal. Cold laser can also relieve musculoskeletal and neurological South Arlington physiotherapy for rehabilitation conditions, including restless leg syndrome (RLS), leg swelling, arthritis and even congestion due to chronic colds or the flu.
Dr. Jacobs teaches her patients corrective care exercises that they can perform in the comfort of their own homes. These simple exercises help restore a full range of movement to the body, promote proper alignment, and may improve the effectiveness of spinal adjustments between 30 and 40%, depending on the injury and patient. We can also recommend regular stretching and strengthening exercises to build a stronger core, which helps protect the body from future injury.
Our therapeutic massage treatments naturally complement adjustments by enhancing pain relief and internal healing. Kneading sore or tender tissues improves circulation, helping to flush out cellular waste which brings fresh, oxygenated blood into the muscles and joints. For example, following a whiplash injury, many muscles in the neck are stiff or sore, restricting movement. Treatments like deep tissue massage target underlying muscle tension and knots, helping the body relax, release and heal. Deep tissue massage is especially effectively for helping patients manage chronic pain.
Our goal is to help every patient achieve whole body wellness. We offer nutritional counseling and lifestyle advice to help patients optimize their health. When we consume the right balance of nutrients and supplements each day, our bodies are stronger, healthier and more energized than ever.
Our South Arlington practice is conveniently located near Pentagon City and easily reached from nearby military bases. As a former Army chiropractor, Dr. Jacobs understands the unique challenges faced by active service members, and provides comprehensive treatments to optimize performance and well being. We also provide chiropractic care for the entire family, helping everyone from newborns to seniors.