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Pain-Relieving Treatments And Care

Each year in the United States, 1 in 4 adults experiences lower back pain — a condition that can be frustrating and difficult to treat. Although lower back pain is the main reason why people seek chiropractic care, many people seek the Maryland Disc Institute for pain conditions that include neck pain, headaches, sciatica, numbness, and tingling.


Research shows that chiropractic adjustments may offer mild to moderate relief from lower back pain. Chiropractors use spinal adjustments as the main method of spinal correction. A spinal adjustment is a precise, manually delivered, gentle force into a stuck or misaligned joint. Adjustments improve range-of-motion (flexibility) and can result in a sensation of wellbeing due to improved nerve and vascular (circulatory) function.  

At the Maryland Disc Institute, each patient receives a thorough physical evaluation and MRI review. Once all the information is collected, an assessment is made to determine the best course of action: chiropractic, decompression, or a combination of both. This is then followed by adjustments or a trial session of decompression. The purpose of the trial is to familiarize the patient with the back harness, equipment, and general workings of the session. Realizing that it is not painful is a big relief to patients who have "tried everything." Below are some of the additional treatments and pain-relieving care options that might be provided to you during your session.



Developed by Axiom Worldwide, this innovative technology is being hailed as a state-of-the-art alternative to invasive and risky back surgery. The DRX9000 is designed to treat various spinal conditions through spinal decompression and has received FDA clearance for treatment of back pain.



At the Maryland Disc Institute, we work with several massage therapists whose work compliments chiropractic care. Massage works synergistically to decrease inflammation, increase circulation and balance the muscular structure as it recovers from trauma. The ultimate goal is to minimize tissue derangement and assist the body in healing as fully as possible.


Interferential Electric Stimulation

Interferential stimulation is an electric therapy using gentle electrical currents to stimulate muscle circulation, modulate edema, and engage an endorphin release (your body's painkillers).


Rehabilitative Exercise

Exercises specific to the configuration of the spine, its flexibility, and range of motion limitations are individualized for each person. The goals are increased range of motion, muscle balance, and strength.



Acupuncture employs an ancient system appealing that honors the body's natural rivers of energy and flow. Each patient is assessed individually for their need and the appropriateness of this healing modality.


Nutritional Support

Whether remodeling a house or rehabilitating a damaged muscular/skeletal system, every job needs the right supplies. An injured body needs extra vitamins, minerals, and sometimes more involved supplementation in its rebuilding.  Dr. Hodges has worked with hundreds of traumas and knows firsthand that those who have the right support heal faster and more completely.

What Our Clients Say

Steven McAdams

Young Student
"Simply the best.. Dr. Hodges treated me after I was rear ended and in so much pain that I had to lay on her floor for the initial exam. With having my life and mobility back.. I can't think her enough. You don't pay for good health, rather you enjoy and appreciate being healthy.. thank you, Dr Hodges and staff.. During treatment you and your staff were always the highlight of my week."
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