5961 Centreville Crest Lane
Centreville, Virginia 20121
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Phone: (703) 830 – 2100 • Fax: (703) 830 – 5550
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About Us

Welcome to Advanced Chiropractic of Virginia. We are located in Centreville, Virginia, just minutes off of route 66. We have been providing treatment to the residents of Northern Virginia since 1996, and look forward to helping you. At Advanced Chiropractic of Virginia you will find a group of committed professional chiropractors with the common goal of helping you return to a natural state of good health.

You will quickly become a welcomed member of our family of satisfied patients. We treat a wide variety of conditions using the best combination of Dr. Pinto's specialized technique known as Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic and over twenty of the latest modalities in innovative care.

Advanced Chiropractic of Virginia is ready to become your stepping stone to better health.

Chiropractic Care is shown to be effective for:
  • Migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Stress Relief
  • Fibromyalgia

Call for an appointment today.

Let this be your first step on the path to better health.

Advanced Chiropractic of Virginia does not diagnose, treat, or cure disease.
We balance the body naturally without drugs or surgery.

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First Visit

When you enter the office, you will be greeted by a friendly, courteous staff that will take your important medical information and will guide you through our office.

Please bring any pertinent information such as MRI reports or X-rays. A thorough chiropractic, orthopedic and neurological examination will be performed to help diagnose your condition. X-rays may be taken to help rule out aggravating factors. If needed, other diagnostic tests may be ordered.

Once your doctor has reviewed the radiographs and their exam findings, you will be given a full report of what can be done to ensure the improvement of your condition.

If your doctor feels chiropractic will help you, then a treatment plan will be given. Treatment is tailored to your specific needs.

Your first visit usually takes anywhere from 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Arriving fifteen minutes early for paperwork will help to ensure a low wait time to meet your doctor.

We look forward to serving you.

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Chiropratic Care

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery.

The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.

What Chiropractors Do

Practically speaking, chiropractors are primarily concerned with locating and treating vertebral subluxations (nerve impingement syndromes).

A vertebral subluxation is a complex of functional and/or structural and/or pathological articular (joint) changes that compromise neural integrity and may influence organ system function and general health.

Using a number of unique and highly refined skills, the chiropractor checks the patient's spine for any misalignments, fixations or other abnormalities (vertebral subluxations). If subluxations or other abnormalities are detected, the chiropractor will generally apply a gentle force in a corrective manner to the affected spinal area.

Chiropractors use many specialized techniques to identify and treat these spinal abnormalities and optimize overall health.

In addition to spinal adjustive techniques, soft tissue techniques such as massage, dietary and nutritional counseling, and lifestyle modification programs are commonly employed.

How Chiropractors Differ from Medical Doctors

There is a significant and very important difference between the way chiropractors and medical doctors approach health ailments.

When evaluating and treating patients, chiropractors take a holistic approach which includes identifying and correcting the cause(s) of the patient's health ailment.

Correcting the cause of the problem provides significant long-term benefits over only treating the symptoms.

Atlas Orthogonal Technique

An Atlas Orthogonal Specialist has specialized, post-graduate training in the structure, function and biomechanics of the upper cervical spine. The A. O. Technique (Atlas Orthogonal) is a safe, effective and gentle program utilizing precision treatment without drugs, surgery or spinal manipulation.

After a thorough history and examination, Dr. Pinto will seek out misalignments of the Atlas (the top vertebrae in the cervical spine) by measuring the length of the patient’s legs. A friend whose a chiropractor in green acres FL, excels greatly with this special technique. Such a misalignment or subluxation, can cause the body structure to become unbalanced and result in muscle contractions that result in one leg appearing to be shorter than the other.

If the spine becomes abnormally curved, even by a small degree, profound results may occur. If left untreated, the health of the entire body may be affected. This is especially true when the cervical spine (neck) is misaligned.

Visit our home site to view a Multimedia Education on different aspects of Chiropractic Care.


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Benefits of Chiropractic

Short-term and regular chiropractic care has a number of benefits including:
  spinal and extremity pain relief
  headache relief
  increased mobility and range of motion
  decreased stiffness and muscular spasms
  arthritic joint pain relief
  increased joint health
  increased performance and energy
  increased sense of well being and relaxation
  increased balance and coordination
  reduced degeneration and risk of injury
  enhanced tissue healing
  decreased tissue inflammation

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Meet The Doctor

I have to admit that when I was a child I would have never believed that I would one day become a doctor. After six years in the Marines my tour was over. Soon after I left the Marines, my health began to deteriorate. I was considered a "universal reactor", which is someone who would lose consciousness if I were simply in the same room as someone wearing perfume or being at the gas station. I became very ill with symptoms that include chronic fatigue, severe food allergies, a headache that lasted four years, and I lost fifty pounds. My condition turned into a serious blood disorder. I was going to different doctors each day that could not properly diagnose me or help my condition get better.

From twenty-three different medical doctors, I received twenty-three different diagnoses. I became obsessed with finding out how to regain my health and quality of life. After reaching a dead end, I began seeking out alternative approaches and alternative practitioners. A series of alternative practitioners helped me regain about seventy percent of my health. I was not completely better until I learned of Dr. Roy Sweat, an Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor in Atlanta. My first visit changed my life and the day after my first adjustment, I was significantly better. At that point I decided I wanted to become a chiropractor to help other people get well as Dr. Sweat helped me. To read more about my story, click here.

Advanced Chiropractic of Virginia STAFF
Dr John Pinto, D.C., B.C.A.O., C.C.N.,F.I.A.M.A.
Dr. Ty McCuen -- Chiropractor
Michelle Dion -- Office Manager
Peggy Foldes. -- Assistant Office Manager
Diana Cabrera -- Chiropractic Assistant
Catrina Gustie -- Office Assistant
Joanne Terbush -- Company Trainer

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