Music from local artists pulses through the air, and artwork from area paintsmiths decorates the wall, but it’s not a trendy gallery—it’s a chiropractic center. Proactive Chiropractic’s doctors, Joe Pollack and Ryan Mullen use elegant touches such as these to put their patients at ease before and while rendering modern chiropractic care to alleviate pain and discomfort. Their methods include everything from spinal adjustments and massage to corrective exercises that teach bodies how to balance and function properly while avoiding aggravation and injury.
As providers of holistic care, they also instruct on ideal nutritional habits and offer lifestyle advice, counseling clients on choices they can make to prevent health challenges. Through their well-rounded approach, which also includes spinal and posture screenings, they treat all forms of lower-back and neck pain, as well as sciatica and injuries such as whiplash incurred during car crashes. Dr. Mullen’s background as an athlete informs his particular empathy with patients dealing with sports injuries. Dr. Pollack, a Rockville native, takes the lead on infusing Proactive Chiropractic with the flavors of local culture—one of the reasons Terrapins crawl around the office, the other being that their sturdy backs, or “shells,” serve as something to which patients can aspire.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Massage and chiropractic adjustment
Brands Used: Hill Labs tables
Pro Tip: Patient care is very important to us.
HealthSource of Rockville combats chronic pain with a potent blend of chiropractic techniques and rehabilitation therapies performed under the direction of Dr. Avram Weinberg. The introductory package spans three 45-minute visits, beginning with a chiropractic consultation and two x-rays that reveal spinal distortions and graffiti spray-painted on the ribs. During a duo of follow-up visits, the capable chiropractor restacks warped vertebrae into a sturdy, upright column, helping to relieve such problems as neck pain, headaches, and whiplash-related injuries. Hydrotherapy sessions can help alleviate pain, quicken blood flow, and strengthen a bond with a pet starfish.