Welcome to My Practice
Dr. Jasmine Cibelle Ritchie, D.C.
Underneath It All
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
The day of an accident, you may experience immediate discomfort. However, there are many times when victims of the accident only feel, some pain in the neck, back arms or legs. The amount of adrenaline that streams through our bodies following an accident can tend to mask the severity of the injuries that a person may have sustained during the accident.
Taking Care of You
Massage Techniques offered - 30 min, 60 min, and 90 min sessions. Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal Massage, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Massage, and Thai Massage are offered.
Chronic Neck Pain Treatment
Taking Care of You
Through a holistic holistic approach to chiropractic, I try view each patient as a whole rather than a single symptom to be treated. This is just one of the approaches used to reach a diagnosis. Your health deserve proper assessment and attention to detail.Please contact me today to schedule an appt.
First Days of Health
Is chiropractic care during pregnancy safe?
There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. Investing in the fertility and wellness of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive is a routine care for most chiropractors.
Dr. Ritchie has been trained to work with pregnant women, and utilizes a table that adjusts for a pregnant woman’s body, and techniques are used that avoid unneeded pressure on the abdomen.
Why should I have chiropractic care during pregnancy?
During pregnancy, physiological and endocrinological changes occur in preparation for creating the best environment for the developing baby.
Some spinal changes noted during pregnancy:
– Protruding abdomen causing increased back curve
– Pelvic changes
– Postural adaptations
Is chiropractic care during pregnancy safe?
Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is an important reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy. When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. This restriction is called intrauterine constraint. A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. This can affect the mother’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth. Breech and posterior positions can interfere with the natural ease of labor and lead to interventions such as c-sections.
The nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems including the reproductive system. Keeping the spine aligned helps the entire body work more effectively.
Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
– Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
– Controlling symptoms of nausea
– Reducing the time of labor and delivery
– Relieving back, neck or joint pain
– Prevent a potential cesarean delivery
What about chiropractic care and breech deliveries?
The late Larry Webster, D.C., Founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association(ICPA), developed a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment which enables chiropractors to establish balance in the pregnant woman’s pelvis and reduce undue stress to her uterus and supporting ligaments. This balanced state in the pelvis has been clinically shown to allow for optimal fetal positioning. The technique is known as the Webster Technique. Dr. Ritchie has been trained in this technique.
The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported in the July/August 2002 issue an 82% success rate of babies turning vertex when doctors of chiropractic used the Webster Technique. Further, the results from the study suggest that it may be beneficial to perform the Webster Technique as soon as the 8th month of pregnancy when a woman has a breech presentation.
Optimal baby positioning at the time of birth also eliminates the potential for dystocia (difficult labor) and therefore results in easier and safer deliveries for both the mother and baby.
Helping You Get Healthy
Even if you are not a chiropractic patient, you may come in for a nutritional consultation. Dr. Ritchie received her bachelors degree from Life University in dietetics in 2006 and will advise you based on your medical history, available lab results, medical diagnosis or other recent, valid test results to allow for a proper assessment of nutritional needs.
There are two featured services that we offer for (?):
Erchonia - Cold Laser Pain Management & Zerona - Body Contouring
ZERONA is the only FDA cleared medical procedure for the circumferential reduction of the waist, hips, thighs, and upper arms. ZERONA contours an anatomical area by safely disrupting the fat cell’s outer membranes, resulting in the release of stored intracellular lipids. Once released, the stored lipids can be safely removed and processed by the body.
Erchonia Laser Pain Animation
The North American Association of Laser Therapy (NAALT) adopted the term Phototherapy in 2003. This inclusive term is defined as: a therapeutic physical modality using photons (light energy) from the visible and infrared spectrum for tissue healing and pain
I stopped by Dr’s Choice today and found out that you had moved out. Not that my current insurance situation allows me to go there for treatment. You frequently cross my mind, every rain day for instance. I remain and will always be a big fan of how you do what you do! My ankle is still in an improved state from your expertise!
If you’re having pain in your jaw, Dr. Ritchie will be a tremendous help in diagnosing and treating the problem. As a Dentist I see numerous patients with TMD and I believe this disorder can be treated using Chiropractic treatment and Dental treatment in conjunction with each other. Terrific Person. Terrific Doctor.
Neckael J. D.M.D
Dr.Ritchie is an excellent care giver who pays critical attention to the details of the pain you feel and works you through the healing process.She determined the level of care I needed through my range of motion and explained the steps of treatment she would give me.
After my accident,I had chronic pain from my neck, shoulder and upper to lower back and she gave me a combination of different techniques that made the pain go away within a few weeks,I am truly grateful for her expertise and would recommend her to anyone who needs her services because it’s a decision that will never be regretted
2440 M St NW Suite 418, Washington, DC 20037, USA