November 2017 Health Newsletter

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The short answer is yes!  Good posture can improve your health. You may ask yourself, “Why is having good posture so important?” Good posture affects both your physical body as well as your emotional and mental wellbeing, it puts less stress on your spine, decreases your chance of headaches, neck and back pain, and increases your intake of oxygen. Bad postural habits can decrease lung capacity.  Try the following exercise and see for yourself. Slump forward and take a deep breath, now, stand up straight with your shoulders slightly back and take a deep breath.  You should have noticed how your lung capacity improves when you correct your posture.  Your spine is strong and stable when you practice healthy posture. But when you allow bad habits like slouching, your muscles and ligaments struggle to keep you balanced.   These bad habits can lead to forward head posture, neck pain, back pain, headaches and other problems.  Forward head posture can lead to Upper Crossed Syndrome.  Refer to the following three photos to better understand the negative effects of bad posture.  See that as the head progresses forward, the weight implications and stress upon the neck increase.

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Upper Crossed Syndrome
Weight of head effects

 As forward head posture progresses, so does degeneration of the neck, leading to loss of cervical curve, loss of disc space, and advanced arthritic changes. In the following photo the x-ray on the right is a healthy normal neck.  The x-ray on the left shows what the negitive effects of degeneration of the neck looks like. Once degeneration advances, it can warrant surgery.

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In most cases, yes. Some chiropractors have advanced training in special techniques that specialize in optimizing and correcting postural distortions. Seeing a specialist like a Chiropractor that is trained in advanced posture techniques like Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) that incorporated Mirror Image Adjusting into treatment will help with the negitive effects of bad posture.

Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is revolutionary in its approach to offering corrective spinal care. A large part of its success and one of the chief drivers of its effectiveness is the Mirror Image methodology of executing adjustments.

Mirroring misalignments across all axis serves to call attention to deficits in spinal support. This then allows a chiropractor to pinpoint specific areas of weakness within the spine or supporting muscle groups, adjusting them individually to gauge the results. This step-by-step, targeted method of adjustment pays special attention to the individual facets of a spine and their relation to total spinal health.

How does it work?
As with any CBP approach to treatment, a comprehensive assessment of a patient’s spine is done, including radiological imaging. Once the degree of misalignment is determined, pivotal areas of concern are pinpointed. These areas will be “reflected” by the patient for targeted adjustment. For example, if the cervical spine shows a heavy concave curvature that requires a lesser degree for ideal posture, a chiropractor will position a patient’s head further back during adjustments, to offset this excess curve.
Mirror imaging works across all areas of the spine and can benefit a wide range of misalignment types, including rotating vertebrae. It works across all axis, making it an effective treatment approach above routine adjustments.
Why does it work?
For patients with abnormal spinal alignment, the displaced position of their spine becomes the norm. This new norm has rippling effects that travel throughout the body. To correct this and “reset” the norm for a patient’s spine, Mirror Image adjustments overcompensate in the opposite direction, to cause progression back towards the ideal norm.
Mirror Image adjustments also target every aspect of misalignment all at once, to create a cohesive movement back to ideal. Rather than incrementally adjusting one issue at a time, Mirror Imaging can incrementally address an entire problem. This ensures everything is being eased back to ideal as a whole, instead of one by one, which might stagger recovery.
Finally, Mirror Image adjustments strengthen as they adjust. As patients are adjusted via mirrored actions, their bodies are being recalibrated to work in the way they should. For example, correcting translation to the left means preparing the right-side muscle groups to re-support the spine. Mirror Image adjustments focus on building this strength incrementally as the translation is occurring. The result is a corrected spine that’s also supported properly!
Mirroring results
The benefits and results of Mirror Image adjustments can be seen through radiological imaging. As films are taken to gauge the effectiveness of treatment, a CBP practitioner will have the ability to remap your alignment to observe the retention of mirrored adjustments. A before and after postural photo analysis is also incorporated to easily see results. This provides quantifiable data as to the degree of movement, the amount of retention by your body regarding the treatment course, and the remainder of treatment.
The best part is that it is very effective and it works! To learn more about Mirror Image adjustments or to inquire about the effectiveness in treating chronic spinal misalignment and postural issues, consult with Chiropractic Physician, Dr. Jennifer Taschler. You will find her contact information in her bio following this article.


• When sitting in a car, you can adjust the position of your body with a firm blanket behind your back. Sit upright in the seat so you can operate the pedals comfortably with your knees slightly bent.
• Ladies I know it is difficult, but it is time to put away the high heels! Heeled shoes are the worst thing for your feet and don't help your posture. If you enjoy wearing shoes with high heels, try to wear them less often. You might consider carrying a lower heeled pair of shoes for walking. I recommend custom made orthotics and good running shoes.
• When sitting for long periods it's easy to forget about posture. This can result in a sore neck, headache, and/or discomfort in the shoulders and back. When sitting at a computer, make sure your screen is at eye level. The height of your chair should be positioned so that your forearms are parallel to the floor when your fingers are on the keyboard. Good posture while sitting at a computer will reduce the strain on your back and neck. Also remember to take a quick stretching break every 30 minutes.
• When doing housework stand up with your shoulders level as you work and not bent forward. You should be positioned so that your forearms are parallel to the floor when cooking, ironing, and performing house hold duties while standing. When vacuuming, do so from an upright position without bending over.
• Incorrect lifting techniques can be dangerous. When lifting heavy objects, bend your knees and lift by using the strength of your legs. Keep both feet flat on the floor. Keep the item close to your body and keep your back straight as you lift. Never lift while twisting.
• Shoveling snow can be very hard on the body. It is important to use your legs and not your back to lift a shovel full of heavy snow. Try the Snow Wolf, it elevates strain on the back.


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• Keep in mind the basics of good posture during all activities. Posture is so important to keep the body healthy and reduced risk of injury. Make sure to stand up tall to look your best. Practicing good posture can make a big different in your health, well-being, mood and your appearance.

When standing, keep these tips in mind: 


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• Keep your shoulders back and relaxed.
• Pull in your abdomen.
• Keep your feet about hip distance apart.
• Balance your weight evenly on both feet.
• Let your hands hang naturally at your sides.
• Try not to tilt your head forward, backward or sideways, and make sure your knees are relaxed — not locked

You may be asking yourself what are the best posture solutions? I would recommend chiropractic care, proper posture exercises, custom made orthotics, and massage therapy. Chiropractic care is an excellent option to help with your posture. Chiropractors that are specifically trained in posture will provide chiropractic adjustments to improve alignment of your spine, proper posture exercises, and custom-made orthotics, if needed.

For a complimentary posture evaluation, you may contact Taschler Spine & Rehab at 703-293-2939. Dr. Taschler accepts and bills most major medical insurance.  

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Dr. Jennifer Lee Taschler
Dr. Taschler’s passion for Chiropractic started in her early twenties after getting amazing results from her Chiropractor. Suffering from headaches and migraines since childhood, she needed a natural and drug free solution. After experiencing life-changing relief she wanted to be able to help others get out of pain and experience a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Taschler practices in Fairfax, VA and specializes in the natural and drug-free treatment of headaches and migraines, TMJ, posture, and most neuromuscular and skeletal issues. Through formal education and trial and error she has developed a headache & migraine protocol that has excellent results. At Taschler Spine & Rehab they address a full body approach and offer Chiropractic, Rehabilitation, and Massage Therapy. Dr. Taschler was named Top Chiropractor by Northern Virginia Magazine. You will find her at the office with her adorable dog a Malitpoo named Savannah. To make an appointment with Dr. Taschler contact Taschler Spine & Rehab by calling 703-293-2939. Make an appointment for a FREE 15-minute consultation to see how she can help you. Her office will bill most health insurance companies. For more information, please visit 

Please know that your Taschler Spine & Rehab family is here to support you in any way that we can. Call us today at 703-293-2939. We look forward to helping you! 


Did you know you can use your HSA for Massage Therapy?  Call 703-293-2939 today to make your appointment.


 *Make sure to check out our "Current Articles" at the end of this page. 

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Did you know Dr. Jennifer Taschler, is a Chiropractor and Rehab specialist with an emphasis on the natural and drug-free treatment of headaches and migraines in Fairfax, VA?  For years Dr. Taschler suffered daily with headaches and debilitating Migraines.  After going the medication route and suffering for years, she desperately asked her neurologist for alternatives. Fortunately, he asked her to see a Chiropractor for treatment of her headaches and Migraines.  The treatments offered so much relief that Dr. Taschler attended Chiropractic School so that she could help others like her Chiropractor had helped her.

If you or someone you love is suffering with headaches or migraines contact Taschler Spine & Rehab today.  Call 703-293-2939 to set up your FREE headache and migraine evaluation.  Please visit our website at to obtain additional information.

Dr. Taschler is your headache DOC!

Do any of your friends suffer from headaches and migraines?  We have the answer naturally!  Dr. Taschler specializes in the natural and drug free treatment of headaches and migraines.  Call 703-293-2939 now for your FREE consultation and to find out if you qualify for our special protocol.

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Dr. Taschler is your headache DOC! To learn more about Dr. Taschler and how her specialized protocol can help with your headaches, call 703-293-2939 for you FREE 10 minute consultation. Please visit our website.

"Before beginning treatment at Taschler Spine & Rehab, I suffered from painful headaches multiple times per week. With Dr. Taschler's help, the frequency and intensity of my headaches has reduced significantly! Now my headaches are a rarity! Thank you Dr. Taschler!" Sara F.

If you or someone you love is suffering from headaches, migraines, or TMJ dysfunction contact Taschler Spine & Rehab today.  Call now to set up your FREE consultation with Dr. Taschler.  Please visit our website at to obtain additional information.  We bill most major Health Insurance and Auto Accident cases. To free yourself and the ones you love from pain give us a call today at 703-293-2939!
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Yours in health,

Dr. Jennifer Taschler
Make an appointment with Dr. Taschler today and let us help you with a healthy lifestyle.  Call 703-293-2939.

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What is your why?

I always ask my new patients why they have come to receive chiropractic care. We all know chiropractic is not a quick fix, but a commitment to make important changes in the body. Overall,  the why is for the patient to live a healthier and pain free life.  But the real why that we here from most patients is to enable them to be more active for their children or grandchildren, to be able to live a health more active lifestyle, be a more active spouse, and improve overall health.  Think about your why and why is it so important to have a healthier, happier, pain free life.

Call 703-293-2939 now for your FREE 10 minute chiropractic consultation to see if, how, and why we can help you.

The most common conditions we treat:
headaches, neck and back pain, sciatica, shoulder, elbow, and carpel tunnel
issues, knee, foot, & ankle issues, and most sports injuries.

Time For FREE Consults for friends and family!

Dr. Taschler would love to help your friends and family. Did you know we accept most health insurance plans? For as little as a co-pay your friends and family can find relief from their pain. Dr. Taschler is offering your friends and family a FREE 15 minute complimentary consult (Exam not included.) This is one-on-one time with the doctor to see if and how she can help. Call 703-293-2939 today and we will determine your insurance benefits the same day.

For questions or to make an appointment, please call:

Choosing the correct pillow...

Correcting your sleeping position can make huge improvements in your neck and back health. There are three key essentials – sleep on a proper mattress, make sure you sleep on your side or back and not your stomach, and make sure your head is properly supported at the right height with the right pillow.The goal to a sound sleep is ‘Spinal Alignment’. Because you sleep on your back, side, or both, the pillow we recommend was created to work for each sleeping position. The ergonomic design offers correct support and stability in sleeping posture. The result is a more sound sleep and less tendency to wake with pain, stiffness and many of the symptoms resulting from lack of support. It is therapy while you sleep!  Call our office today for a FREE pillow analysis.


Time for a FREE Massage!

During the month of May refer a new Chiropractic patient to Dr. Taschler and after their second visit receive a FREE 25 minute massage. We accept most health insurance.  As always thank you for trusting us with your healthcare and referring us your friends and family.

Who needs a Chiropractor or Rehab?

If you have muscle, nerve, or joint pain, chances are a Chiropractor could help you. Chiropractors are specialist in the care of bones, nerves, muscles, and connective tissues, which makes up almost 60% of your body. Chiropractic can help with pain effectively and safely without the use of drugs or surgery. Finding a great Chiropractor who can provide spinal adjustments, nutritional advice, exercise recommendations, and other methods of treatment based on your particular needs will help with your health concerns. Chiropractic techniques treat most neck & back pain, headaches, shoulder, elbow, & wrist pain, knee, foot, & ankle pain, disc issues, whiplash, and many other ailments. We have prepared a free report for you to help you choose a chiropractor. To receive your copy of this free report and to find out more information about how Chiropractic can help you, visit TASCHLERSPINEANDREHAB.COM.
 Have a happy and healthy month!


Yours in health,
Dr. Jennifer Taschler & Staff

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Dr. Taschler is a Chiropractor and Rehab Specialist in Fairfax, VA.  She is the owner of Taschler Spine and Rehab. Taschler Spine and Rehab specializes in Chiropractic, Rehabilitation, and Massage Therapy.  Got pain? We have the answer!
Address: 10301 Democracy Lane ,Suite 110 ,Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-293-2939
Contact Taschler Spine and Rehab today by calling 703-293-2939 to make an appointment!
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Current Articles

» Chronic Back Pain Could Be Made Worse by Spouse Hostility
» Young and Hypertense: Do You Know if You Have High Blood Pressure?

Chronic Back Pain Could Be Made Worse by Spouse Hostility
According to a recent study, lower back pain may be heightened if a spouse is unsupportive or critical of their partner. Published in August, the report involved observing 71 couples during a 10-minute discussion. The researchers were looking to see how a spouse’s perspective could influence a patient’s ability to deal with pain when they were suffering from a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or a degenerative disc. After the discussion, the patients suffering from chronic back pain were asked to do a 10-minute activity which involved stretching, bending, reclining, walking, standing, and sitting, while their partner watched on. The research team measured the levels of hostility and criticism from the spouse along with how much criticism was perceived by the patient. They also monitored the patients’ depressive symptoms, pain behaviors, and pain intensity.

How Negativity Can Intensify Chronic Back Pain
It was intended for the initial 10-minute discussion to create conflict, but the amount of hostility or criticism given wasn’t manipulated. The researchers were successful in creating this conflict, with all patients reporting significant increases in their feelings of sadness, anger, and anxiety. Throughout the activity, the patients who experienced greater pain and were more likely to observe greater criticism from their spouses have been found to have higher depression scores. 

Combatting Chronic Back Pain 
Speaking about the study, John Burns who was their lead researcher suggested that until now, most studies have focused on how adequate social support can positively influence someone with chronic pain. However, this study has demonstrated how negative communication from a spouse can have a harmful effect on pain patients, with these negative responses often creating a vicious cycle. Spouse criticism can cause pain among patients as expressed by straining, groaning, and grimacing up to three hours later. This can also lead to further spouse criticism up to three hours later. When someone is experiencing back pain, it’s very easy to criticize, dismiss them, or even act in a hostile manner toward them. However, when a patient is enduring pain, the best type of support is to help them lead the best life they can despite their pain. For back pain sufferers, this may also include getting the help of a chiropractor. As studies suggest, this noninvasive treatment is effective at relieving this type of pain. If you’ve got chronic back pain, don’t suffer in silence. Seek the professional advice and care of your local chiropractor.

Source: Pain 2017.
Copyright: LLC 2017

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Young and Hypertense: Do You Know if You Have High Blood Pressure?
If you are a male between the ages of 18 and 39, there is a good chance you have high blood pressure and may not know it. Research findings in eight national health surveys conducted between 1999 and 2014 suggest that only half of the 6.7 million young adults between the ages of 18 and 39 who actually have high blood pressure or hypertension received treatment for it.

Most High Blood Pressure Goes Undiagnosed

Approximately 75 million adults in the US, which is roughly 32% of the population, have high blood pressure.  While awareness of and treatment for hypertension and high blood pressure has improved in recent years, a significant number of people still go undiagnosed and untreated every year. And a large percentage of those people are men under the age of 39. Over 86% of women with high blood pressure have been diagnosed and sought treatment, compared with 44% of young men. High blood pressure and hypertension are the leading cause of stroke and heart attack, and contribute to one in 4 deaths every year in the US alone. High blood pressure can be caused by many factors, including obesity, smoking, stress, and genetics. In many cases the risk factors can be reduced or eliminated and the condition can be controlled.  However, failure to seek medical opinion and treatment can have serious consequences.

Reducing Stress With Chiropractic Care May Reduce Blood Pressure
Studies conducted at Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA show that individuals who have shown elevated blood pressure in adolescence and early adulthood are at greater risk for heart attacks later in life. Researches suggest that preventing high blood pressure in the first place by exercising, eating a healthy diet, and avoiding tobacco is one of the best ways to reduce the likelihood of hypertension or high blood pressure.  If medication I required to control the condition, patients tend to get better results when they are young. Chiropractic care can also help alleviate or eliminate sources of stress caused by chronic pain, which can contribute to an overall reduction in blood pressure. If you have a history of high blood pressure or heart disease in your family, or think you may be suffering from the condition, you are encouraged to seek a medical evaluation and treatment.

Source: Hypertension, online August 28, 2017.
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