Dr. Misty Paul is a chiropractor in Leesburg, Virginia offering a range of chiropractic services to help you. Read about the ways we can help, the three phases of care, health-based classes, and when to seek the help of a chiropractor.
These are some of the ways in which we address your pain:
Gentle spinal manipulation may be performed either manually or with a hand held impulse adjusting instrument depending on your condition and nature of any injury you may have. The impulse is a next generation, state of the art, high-speed adjusting tool which very gently, yet very specifically increases vertebral range of motion.
Inter-segmental Traction: You relax on massage tables which enable spinal range of motion.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation helps decrease your pain and inflammation.
Hydrocolator Packs provide warm moist heat thereby melting away your muscle spasms and tension.
Find out your Posture Number - We have a new posture assessment tool! Get a posture exam and find out for yourself what your posture number is! Once we know the problem areas, we can work as a team to strengthen the weaker areas. See what your Posture Number means...
Try one of our variety of core strengthening classes which are offered during the week. You'll learn self care techniques.
On Wednesdays from 12 - 1 try our 15 minute posture yoga segments where you will learn the benefits of active stretching.
Muscle Stick classes teach the patient who has terrific muscle spasms how to alleviate these trigger points on their own utilizing an instrument.
Let us help you ease your neck and/or back pain. Stop by our clinic at 522 E. Market Street in Leesburg or call 703-777-2532.
Pain Management Phase: The first goal of treatment is to decrease the current level of pain and discomfort. During this phase the treatments include gentle chiropractic manipulation, relaxing electrical stimulation with heat packs, and intersegmental massage tables to take the pressure off of the spine.
Posture Strengthening Phase: As you begin to feel better, our treatment goals change. We begin to address the weakened posture muscles. This is usually the root cause of the chronic pain syndromes and the reason for pain to often return. During this time, patients learn about their spine and the muscles that make up their core. Basic techniques to increase spinal mobility and activate core muscles are taught.
Maintenance Phase: This is the final phase of care and the most important type of care in that it lasts a lifetime! We educate you on the importance of daily spinal care. Due to the ongoing stress in our lives and daily wear and tear on the spinal joints it’s important to continue the posture tips they have learnt. It’s also necessary and healthy to continue chiropractic care to keep the spine “tuned up”. We recommend tune-up check-ups once every three to four weeks. Regular chiropractic adjustments reduce the prevalence of neck and back pain and decrease the effects of arthritis.
Basics First Chiropractic in Leesburg is excited to offer wonderful health based talks and classes. Please join us for our Patient Education classes, such as Posture 101, Muscle Stick, and Pillow Talk.
For more information on these classes and new class offerings, please see our Classes page.
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These are circumstances where chiropractic is an appropriate health-care choice.
You have been in an accident: Trauma can cause spinal misalignments in the body which can in turn distort your structure and irritate your nerves, bones, ligaments and discs. Any accident, no matter how minor, can create nerve-damaging misalignments. We can give you a spinal check-up to ensure that your spine is free from these health-compromising changes and to prevent any long-term damage.
You have a sports- or work-related injury: When a subluxation has been caused by repetitive stress or overuse at work or play, spinal nerves may be impeded. This may in turn negatively affect one's range of motion, strength, reflexes, endurance, and, ultimately, performance. Chiropractic can help your body restore normal nerve function and help you get back to your peak in both play and work.
You are simply in pain: Interruption of proper nerve flow, for whatever reason, can eventually lead to pain, disability, and an overall decrease in the quality of life. You don't need to live with it— we can help you get to the root of the problem, set your body up to heal, and restore your health.
You are pregnant: The additional weight and stress on the framework of the body during pregnancy can cause pain in almost any part of the body. Because pregnant women are often reluctant to take any over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers, they often turn to chiropractic care to help alleviate pains associated with pregnancy. In addition, we can also offer lifestyle (especially nutrition and exercise) advice specific to the expectant mother.
You have a "little one": Babies and children grow quickly, and their muscles, ligaments, and bones develop rapidly. A jump, tumble, or fall can jar the body, affect the spine (and possibly the nervous system), and then go undetected for years. Even simple factors, such as a heavy backpack or an ill-fitting car seat, can have negative effects on a child's health. With these things in mind, it's evident that babies and children have much to gain from chiropractic care. Regular spinal exams can provide corrective and preventive care for little ones as well as peace of mind for the parent. Parents of small children also have much to gain. We can offer advice regarding how to pick up and carry a child and, for post-partum mothers, an assessment of any structural changes that may have occurred during pregnancy, labor, and/or delivery.
You have a "big one": Teenagers' bodies are also growing at a rapid rate. This, combined with the fact that teenagers often think they are invincible, sets them up for a wide range of physical problems. Imagine your teenager hearing from someone other than you the benefits of proper diet, exercise, posture, and other good lifestyle habits! With regular visits to your doctor of chiropractic, your "big one" will have a body that is structurally and functionally sound, and a head start on a life of good health.
You are in your "Golden Years": There are numerous physical problems associated with aging, and drugs and surgery are often prescribed to treat these problems. There is little, if any, attention paid to actually fixing these problems— and little or no emphasis on preventing them. Many seniors are left feeling that pain from arthritis and other degenerative conditions are a normal and inevitable part of aging. But you need not succumb. Chiropractors understand the effects of aging and have been helping folks deal with the aches and pains associated with aging for decades. As with other patients, we diagnose the ailment, determine what's causing it, and then choose from a variety of gentle therapeutic techniques to alleviate it. We can also guide you through simple changes in your lifestyle, such as diet, exercise, and stress management, that can greatly improve the quality of your life. Old habits are hard to break, but it's never too late to start healthy habits.
You feel fine: Even if you feel as though you're operating at 110% or better, chiropractic can help you maintain your desired level of health and fitness. You may currently have spinal irregularities that exhibit no symptoms whatsoever. However, problems may arise in the future. Just as regular maintenance visits are recommended for your car, and regular dental cleanings and check-ups are recommended for your teeth, regular chiropractic check-ups can help detect and prevent spinal stress or joint disorders. In short, chiropractic health care is a smart choice for most everyone, at any time-you'll stay healthier longer, and the time and energy (and money!) saved due to your preventive efforts can be spent on things that are fun to do. A better quality of life awaits you.
Dr. Paul of Basics First Chiropractic is dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives -- combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. We're committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life by teaching and practicing the true principles of chiropractic wellness care. Patients seeking treatment here are assured of receiving only the finest quality care through the use of modern chiropractic equipment and technology. Our entire healthcare team has a genuine concern for your well-being!
Dr. Paul graduated from Union College in Schenectady, NY with a BS degree and then she received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College in St. Louis, Mo. She began practicing in 1989 in Mississippi.
Due to her husband's Air Force career, Dr. Paul has practiced in many different states. Since her husband's retirement, they are happy to have settled in Northern Virginia with their two children.
"Over the years both clinical and personal experience has taught me that chiropractic manipulation alone is not the key to reducing neck and back pain. It is very important for people to become acutely aware of HOW they move. This means, ‘how do I get in and out of a car’; ‘how do I bend down to pick up a large water bottle at the grocery store’; ‘how do I sit when I relax’…and the list is of course endless. At Basics First Chiropractic, teaching patients to move differently is part of the healing process. We really focus on core awareness and then core strengthening. There are other types of self help techniques as well that we teach. Our philosophy is, it’s not just what we can do for you, but to teach you what you can also do for yourself. After all, a healthier spine is a healthier you!"
As a physician, Dr. Sean practices Chiropractic care and Physiotherapy. His day-to-day responsibilities include providing biomechanical analysis, lecturing on the latest health topics, performing physical examinations, treating patients using the latest adjusting techniques and therapeutic exercises in a multidisciplinary care center.
In his spare time, Dr. Sean donates his time and expertise providing humanitarian clinical aid to under served regions. He was last involved with working in Manaus, Brazil providing care in remote areas of the amazonian region to the local villagers that were otherwise unable to obtain health care. Dr. Connor and his wife Angie are involved in rescuing ex-race horses and retraining them as a “hunter jumper” while fitting them with the “right” rider under the designation of Connor Farms Equestrian Training. His previous careers included hospital staffing supervisor, medical operations management, laboratory technician, firefighter and rescue technician.
Dr. Connor completed his graduate education at Palmer College of Chiropractic located in Davenport, Iowa for his Doctorate in Chiropractic and Bachelors of Science in 2010. In 2002, he received his Bachelor of Arts with pre-medical studies from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He attributes his success to the support of his family and to his loving wife.
Our clinic, located in Leesburg, is equipped with modern chiropractic equipment and technology. With years of chiropractic training and education, Basics First Chiropractic (formerly Family Chiropractic of Leesburg) has treated thousands of patients with conditions ranging from whiplash to scoliosis, herniated discs to sciatica. We have had stunning success with these conditions and many others.
Patients seeking treatment here are assured of receiving only the finest quality care, because Dr. Paul has a genuine concern for your well-being.
Our Leesburg office is in the renovated Leesburg Plaza, next to Giovanni's, and features a state-of-the-art x-ray system. Can it help you? People have been turning to chiropractic health care for over a century.
Contact us today at 703-777-2532 and experience the Basics First Chiropractic difference!