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Laurel Regional Chiropractic

Office Infomation

Welcome to Laurel Regional Chiropractic situated in Laurel, MD. At Laurel Regional Chiropractic we do our best to ensure that all of our patients feel welcome and that their time spent here will be helpful to them. Laurel Regional Chiropractic is located where it is best suited to receive patients from a large area. We find that many of our patients are residing in Laurel or the surrounding areas, or are commuting between the Baltimore or Washington DC areas.


Welcome to Laurel Regional Chiropractic

The office is easily reached via the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (295) or 197 in Laurel, MD. The office building for Laurel Regional Chiropractic is wheelchair accessible, with an elevator located just outside of our door to assist patients.

Some of the more frequent complaints that are seen at the office of Laurel Regional Chiropractic include neck pain, back pain, pain in the shoulders or ankles, general stiffness or a feeling of "misalignment," and headaches. Dr. Hawk also treats patients following motor vehicle accidents. All of the care provided helps our patients return to their active, pain-free lives! While there are some that believe that chiropractic care is unsafe, research has shown that the type of care provided at Laurel Regional Chiropractic can give safe and effective relief! Additionally, Dr. Hawk does her best to ensure that each patient gets well as fast as possible, and encourages patients to return for occasional visits when needed.

Dr. Hawk at Laurel Regional Chiropractic takes pride in providing gentle, conservative care for common musculoskeletal complaints. In addition to applying current chiropractic treatment methods, Dr. Hawk is also qualified to perform dry needling in order to address patient complaints. This technique allows Laurel Regional Chiropractic to provide a broad range of care options. When you choose to visit Laurel Regional Chiropractic, you can be assured that you will receive a thorough history and exam, with excellent care to follow! Please call the office to make your initial appointment at (301) 953-0256. Hope to see you soon!

About Us

Chiropractor Shannon Hawk D.C.

Shannon Hawk, D.C. is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. Dr. Hawk was chosen as the valedictorian of her class, and was the recipient of two clinical excellence awards upon graduation. During her time at UBCC Dr. Hawk participated in the Sports Outreach Program, providing chiropractic care to many college athletes in New York. Dr. Hawk also received clinical training by serving veterans in the Veteran's Administration Hospitals in both New Haven and Newington Connecticut. Prior to receiving her doctorate, Dr. Hawk had received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the University of Toledo in Ohio, graduating cum laude. While completing her undergraduate degree, Dr. Hawk was working full-time in the freight industry, where she learned firsthand proper lifting, pulling, pushing, and overall back-safety techniques. In her treatment of patients, Dr. Hawk uses diversified and myofascial techniques, focusing on conservative management of musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Hawk is qualified to perform Active Release Techniques on soft tissues. Dr. Hawk is certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is licensed in Maryland as a Doctor of Chiropractic with Physical Therapy privileges in Maryland. She is also a member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council (ACASP).

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History

Laurel history documentation began as early as 1658 when a local family, the Snowdens, owned land near the Patuxent River, and part of a 12,250 acre plantation. One of the initial thoroughfares in the region was Route 1. This North-South road currently extends from Key West in Florida, up along the east coast, ending at the Canada-US border in Maine. This route through Laurel had the distinction of carrying George Washington as an early traveler, where he was known to have stopped in and stayed at the Montpelier Mansion on his way to and from Philadelphia, just south of Laurel. One of Laurel's earliest industries revolved around its location on the Patuxent River. Beginning with a grist mill location, then later a cotton mill, Laurel became slightly unusual in the region among what was primarily an agricultural area. Products from the mill were shipped down the existing Main Street, where it was loaded, then sent by rail to Baltimore, a port city.

Following the Civil War, during the final years of the 19th century, Laurel began to become more suburban, with residents commuting by rail to either Washington D.C. or Baltimore. Laurel was first incorporated in 1870, then for the second time in 1890, and the beginnings of an electric power plant, street paving, and water and sewer projects were initiated. It was in 1899 that the city had enough residents to make building a high school necessary, and this high school became the first high school in the county.

Some local historic sites of note include: the Laurel Park Racecourse, which is a thoroughbred racetrack which remains in operation after having opened in 1911; there was an automobile racing track built in 1925, which is no longer operating. When prohibition was repealed in 1934, there was a brewery planned to be placed next to the Laurel Park racetrack, but these plans were not followed up on. As part of its development, in 1912 the city built its first sewer system, which dumped into the Patuxent River. Thankfully, this was changed when in 1960 when grants were filed to complete proper sewage infrastructure. Laurel had other growing pains as well, with racial tensions in 1960 producing the attempted burning of a traditionally black church as well as a private home in a predominantly African-American neighborhood. It wasn't however, until 1967 that a public pool facility was open as an integrated facility. Some growing pains were in the form of natural disasters. In 1972 Hurricane Agnes caused the greatest flooding ever recorded in Maryland, with the Howard Duckett Dam holding back the Rocky Gorge Reservoir, poised just upstream along the Patuxent River from Laurel. Following this threat, the city of Laurel passed ordinances which created a protected district around the Main Street region, where the Patuxent River flowed. Much Closer to current time, the home that had belonged to mill workers on Main Street was renovated and became the Laurel Museum in 1996.

Laurel continues to grow, with the most recent 2010 Census counting over 25,000 people residing in Laurel. With its proximity to larger cities, and it's largely suburban and commuter home feel, Laurel will likely have more to add to its history.

Chiropractic Care May Help

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neck pain

whiplash

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CHIROPRACTIC SCIENTIFICALLY EXPLAINED

A concise scientific explanation of chiropractic is that adjustments directly affect musculoskeletal structures by reducing pain and increasing joint motion.

Musculoskeletal structures include ligaments, muscles, joints, joint capsules, and surrounding myofascial tissues. Aside from this direct benefit, the autonomic nervous system is indirectly affected by the down regulation of the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight system), and promotion of the para-sympathetic nervous system (rest and repair system).

This is done through the effect that chiropractic adjustments have on joint capsules and the body’s proprioception mechanism (sense of where one is in space), through the mechanoreceptors (provide information regarding mechanical changes within the body), in the joints and periarticular tissues (tissue surrounding the joint).

CHIROPRACTIC CARE AND YOUR HEALTH

Chiropractic is a profession within the health care field that deals with the neuro-musculoskeletal system of the human body. A chiropractor will diagnose, as well as help prevent, injuries and disorders of the nerves, muscles, and bones.

While we will diagnose and treat these resultant injuries and disorders, the main objective is the removal of nerve interference allowing the body to heal itself without invasive procedures and/or drugs.

As would be the case with any other field of care, our patients at Laurel Regional Chiropractic receive a thorough consultation including history and examination of their major complaint. After considering possible causes of the patients’ condition a diagnosis is established and a treatment plan is created.

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"Dr. Rosa listened carefully as I described what I was dealing with, and took the time to explain to me the problem and diagnosis. He began using techniques that provided relief almost immediately... I would highly recommend anyone on staff with the Rosa practice.”

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Laurel Regional Chiropractic
9811 Mallard Drive #218
Laurel, MD 20708
Phone: (301) 953-0256
Fax: (301) 604-2097

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