About Our Practice and Staff...
We are conveniently located at 2110 Priest Bridge Drive in Crofton, MD, just one block from the Route 3 and Route 450 intersection. Since 1989, we have been providing pain relief and wellness care to patients from the surrounding areas of Crofton, Bowie, Annapolis, Gambrills, Millersville, Severn, Piney Orchard, Waugh Chapel, Fort Meade, Mitchellville, Davidsonville, and Upper Marlboro.
The majority of our new patients find us through the thoughtful and encouraging referral of a family member, friend, neighbor, or co-worker. There are also many new patients that are confidently referred to us by local medical doctors, pain management specialists, spine surgeons, neurologists, massage therapists, and local fitness trainers. We've developed a great reputation in the area for excellent care in a professional and friendly atmosphere.
You'll find our caring and professional staff ready to serve your needs. Their patient-centered skills and attention-to-detail will be apparent from the moment you arrive. They'll assist you every step of the way. From your first phone call, to scheduling your appointments, to filing your insurance, your experience with us is designed to be smooth and hassle-free. As a team, we spend time practicing to make it that way!
About Our Patients...
While many of our patients come to us for relief from headache, neck pain and back pain problems, we also treat patients with other problem areas. These other problem areas would include the TMJ, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles. Many of our new patients first experience chiropractic care in our office when other treatment options have failed to provide effective relief. So, we are accustomed to seeing both acute and chronic cases. Many patients come to us as a last resort, and while we do very well with chronic pain problems, it's always easier to correct a problem when caught early.
The majority of our patients range from 13 to 80 years of age. 55% of our patients are female and 45% are male. Most of our patients tell us their problem developed over a period of time, sometimes years. Others tell us about a recent injury they suffered that's "just not getting better on it's own".
About 60% of our patients use insurance to help pay for their treatment, while 40% use other means, such as worker's compensation, automobile insurance, and self-pay.
About 95% of our new patients report various kinds of pain and discomfort. Other complaints, such as numbness, tingling, burning, stiffness, and loss of balance, are also commonly addressed. The majority of these conditions are caused by excessive stress and strain, weak posture, lack of exercise, poor nutrition, automobile collisions, injuries at work, repetitive motions, and deconditioning.
Approximately 75% of our chronic pain new patients state that their evaluation in our office is noticeably more detailed than their prior exams. In addition, patients report our treatments are more effective and thorough.
About Our Unique Treatment Approach...
It's Better Because We Pay Attention to Details.
After listening to you thoroughly describe your condition, and some follow-up questions from us, you will receive a detailed examination of your problem area by the doctor. We will reach a very specific and detailed diagnosis, pin-pointing the area causing your problem. After the work-up is complete, we will explain your condition to you in simple terms. We'll review all relevant records and reports with you, to help you understand your condition better. (Patients really like this!) This builds a greater understanding of the logic and rationale for your prescribed treatment program.
Once treatment starts, our first goal is to provide safe, gentle and effective pain relief. This is called "palliative care".
Secondly, but equally important, we begin "corrective care". This addresses the underlying causes of your condition or problem. This critical second part of care helps prevent your problem from coming back.
This attention to underlying causes of your condition is what distinguishes our approach to case management. This "corrective care" is an essential phase of care because it helps build the flexibility and strength your body needs to prevent the same problem from returning. And, it is especially important for patients who have no history of injury or trauma. 'Non-traumatic' cases of musculoskeletal pain are usually caused by deconditioning, arthritis, repetitive stress, unhealthy weight, or poor posture. If the treatment stops as soon as the pain stops, the pain is likely to return quickly. It's like taking the cast off of a broken bone before healing is complete... or taking the stitches out before the cut heals completely.
We'll guide you back to true health, not just pain-relief! Call us now to see one of our doctors. 410.721.5050