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Bethesda Chiropractic Center


"Feeling Great Again"

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Bethesda Magazine’s

"Best of Bethesda" Readers’ Poll!


The Leader in Chiropractic Care. Proudly Serving Bethesda, MD, Chevy Chase, Washington D.C. and the entire Montgomery County area.

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Winner of Bethesda Magazine’s "Best of Bethesda" Readers’ Poll!

Welcome to Bethesda Chiropractic Center. We offer treatments to patients who suffer from acute and chronic pain, auto accident and sports related injuries. Proudly serving Bethesda, Maryland and the entire Montgomery County. Our chiropractic treatments are specialized to effectively treat a wide variety of issues and ailments.



At Bethesda Chiropractic Center we specialize in treating back pain, neck pain, persistent headaches, and a broad range of other issues.

Dr. James Hook is backed by more than 15 years of experience in the field of chiropractic care, and is familiar with all the most effective techniques and state of the art treatments.

                              "Dr Hook and his office staff are unfailingly professional, friendly, polite and efficient. They schedule you as quickly as possible when you have acute pain. Dr Hook is gentle and uses the deep tissue massage machine to affected area before doing adjustments and does not do too much at once. I have had several episodes of intense lower back pain related to Iliac sacral joints seizing up and Dr Hook has provided great relief. My experience with BCC has been very positive."


                                "Dr James Hook at the Bethesda chiropractic has been a godsend. I have been a patient of his since before he started his own private practice. Everyone there is friendly, professional and he always finds a way to work me in when I’m in need. I am an internationally competitive Powerlifting. I do not believe that I would’ve been able to compete at such a high level for so many years it wasn’t for the help Doctor Hook."

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-Suzanne Hartwig


                               "I was experiencing excruciating pain shooting up and down my left leg caused by over-exertion playing tennis. It was so bad that there were moments when the pain literally took my breath away. To put it simply, Dr. Hook stopped all of the pain at my first appointment with him and it has not reoccurred. It was an amazing outcome! Plus he is a very nice and understanding man. I highly recommend Dr. Hook and Bethesda Chiropractatic Center to anyone."

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"My first visit with Dr. Hook was great. He's a great guy and a great Chiropractor. The first set of adjustments he made on me helped a lot. I was feeling better right away. I came in again the following day as my sciatica pain was still bothering me a little. After a second time with Dr. Hook, my sciatica pain was gone."

— Shawn K.


Hello, my name is Dr. James Hook, DC and I would like to personally welcome you to the Bethesda Chiropractic Center. I believe in providing a comfortable atmosphere for you and your family. My attention and focus is always on listening, caring, and helping you with your problem and the restoration of your good health.





Member of the American Chiropractic Association

  • BS Degree from the University of Maryland

  • Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life College

  • Board Certified in the State of Maryland


How Chiropractic Care Can Improve Your Quality of Life


It’s no surprise that your crazy-busy lifestyle tends to morph your body into achy, stiff disorders on a regular basis, considering you’re always on the go. Perhaps you’ve tried consulting different health experts and taken several health precautions but nothing seems to work for you.


Well, Chiropractic Care is absolutely the right solution for you – one of the best treatments for all kinds of pain and discomfort from back pain to sports injuries to stress. And while some individuals may have questions about chiropractic care, here’s everything you should know about how chiropractic care can improve your quality of life.


Chiropractic care is a hands-on, drug-free approach (treatment) that focus on treating and managing neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. Chiropractors focus on the relationship between the nervous system and the spine to diagnose, treat and offer preventive care for disorders of the nervous system, spine, pelvis, and joints. It involves the chiropractor locating and adjusting the specific musculoskeletal area that isn’t functioning properly.


This will help protect the fragile central nervous system and support its work of controlling and coordinating your body tissues, muscles and organs. And that’s why you’re always advised to maintain an active lifestyle (exercising) to keep your body functioning properly.


The Treatment Techniques 

When you visit a chiropractor, you’ll undergo a series of examinations that may involve discussing your medical history, physical examination and perhaps lab test and diagnostic imaging for proper diagnosis and determine the right approach for your problem. Depending on the diagnosis results you chiropractor may recommend:


1. Adjustments: Meant to gently realign/adjust joints and increase the range of motion.


2. Soft-tissue therapy: For relaxing tight muscles, release tension in connective tissues (fascia) and relieve spasm.


3. Joint bracing/taping: To support sprained muscles and joint as they heal.


4. Specialized disorder approaches: These are specialized chiropractic approaches meant for specific problems. For instance, when dealing with neck pain your chiropractor may prescribe flexion-distraction and other techniques that won’t be used for things like backaches.


5. Exercises and stretches: for restoring and maintaining mobility and the right range of motion.


6. Bringing in other health experts: For further guidance on medication, surgery, nutrition, and diet.


The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care focuses on proving drug-free treatment by targeting relationship between the nervous system and other parts of the body.


This will help:

  • Improve body posture.

  • Relieve stress and tension disorders.

  • Improve your sleep.

  • Improve your coordination and joint motion.

  • Improve mental clarity. vi. Improve organ function.

  • Bowel regularity.

  • Boost your immune system.

  • Reduce back pain, headaches and backaches.

  • Reduce dependence on medication.

  • Healthy pregnancy.

  • Managing Arthritis, Blood pressure, Asthma, Scoliosis, Sciatica and other disorders.


Chiropractic care has continued to be one of best approaches to fight against chronic painful conditions and diseases. And as the medical space continues to advance in research, we can hope for a better future. With that being said, Bethesda Chiropractic is among the top holistic centers offering chiropractic treatments in Bethesda, Maryland. Visit us today to enjoy the benefits of professional chiropractic care.

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