Chronic Care Charlottesville provides individualized, non-invasive and state of the art care for people suffering from long term conditions with the goal of lifelong wellness.
Hello & Welcome!
I’m Dr. Brian Prax and I’ve been practising holistic and functional medicine since 1996 when I earned my Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West in California. My wife (a holistic Pediatric Chiropractor) and I and our 4 children relocated to Charlottesville in 2005 to be closer to family and have LOVED it ever since! To learn more about her work, please visit her site at this link.
I’ve listed my resume below with many of my certifications, licenses, etc. but what should be most important to you is not the number of framed accolades a doctor has hanging on his or her wall but the number of super satisfied, patients they’ve been able to help (make sure to check out our testimonial section by clicking here). And I mean REALLY help.
I can’t tell you how many times I am chatting with a new patient who goes on and on about how they consulted with “the best neurologist” or “the number 1 surgeon in the country” or– whatever! CLEARLY, EVEN THE BEST MEDICINE OFFERS NO HELP FOR CERTAIN CONDITIONS. This is why I have made chronic conditions like peripheral neuorpathy, frozen shoulder and chronic knee pain my top priority conditions to master and learn everything I can, beyond medicine, to improve and even reverse these conditions.
Often the experts will tell you, after expensive tests and trials of risk-associated medications (prescribed only as an attempt to reduce symptoms never actually addressing the CAUSE of your condition), that you are going to have to learn to live with it. They are right, if you don’t try anything else outside of medicine, then, yes, there are no medical treatments, not even from the “best” that medicine has to offer.
If you have already exhausted your willingness to try what traditional medicine has to offer for your condition, you’re looking in the right place. You will know right away if you are a good candidate for results in one of my recovery programs.
Your initial visit will start with a thorough examination. I frequently hear how “that was the most detailed exam I’ve ever had!” I just don’t understand how a doctor can figure out the complexities of chronic conditions by doing the old familiar patella reflex and a few pin pricks and then offering up some harmful medications to “try out”. Completely BAFFLES me!
By the way, did you know that Americans consume over 75% of all the medications in the world! That’s a big eye opener especially when you consider that we only comprise 5% of the world’s population! What about this stat– Americans pay way more for so called “health care” than any other nation in the world, yet we are ranked 37th out of 191 member nations by the World Health Organization! Hey, if our medical system REALLY WORKED to fix conditions like I mentioned, we’d be the healthiest nation in the world, not the 37th). Oh, boy, I better get off my soap box!
So if you are looking for something different, if you really are sick and tired of Western Medicine’s Drug and Cut paradigm, then you have come to the right place. I’m not bragging with my next statement – really I’m not – but I do think you need to know it. Our office has an 85% success rate with chronic conditions. Are you wondering how that’s possible?
Well, to be honest, you must know that I am not able to accept all cases. That’s right, some patients will not get better by our natural approach. Some cases will need other therapies – yes, maybe even drugs or surgery. If after my detailed exam (sometimes including X-rays), I am not convinced that I can make a magnificent difference in your life, then I will not accept you into the program.
I am not going to waste any of your time or money – heck, you’ve probably wasted a ton already! If, on the other, I know I can help you then I’ll let you know and I’ll lay out for you exactly what needs to be done, how much it will cost and will let you know how your insurance will (or will not) help. We do this on the second visit called the Report of Findings.
When I say, “make a magnificent difference” that doesn’t always mean that you’ll be “good as new”, or 100% pain free. Some patients will achieve that level, some will not. What I mean by “success” is achieving your realistic goals. You and I will set goals before even starting care. Then, I base my decision on accepting the case on those goals.
I ask myself, “Can I help him/her achieve those goals?” If so, we’ll move forward; if not, then I will not accept your case.
Well I think you get the point. This section is supposed to be “about me” and I hope I’ve achieved that here. That’s me–straight to the point, honest, realistic and transparent.
Wanna see if I can help you?
If so, it’s real simple. Either email us using the form at the bottom of the page or pick up the phone and call us at (434)-977-5433. My staff are some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. They really do care about our patients. They really do want to see you get better–live a happier, healthier life.
My staff and I really do look forward to meeting you soon!
Brian Prax, DC
Degrees and Continuing Education
- Doctor of Chiropractic – Life Chiropractic College West – Graduated cum laude March, 1996
- CCSP – Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physician’s, April, 2010
- BCIM – Board Certified in Integrative Medicine
- DWMS – Diplomate of College of Whole Medical Systems
- CAFNI – Certified by the American Functional Neurology Institute
- Continuing Education Conferences -As required by Virginia law, Dr. Brian receives more than the minimum amount of continuing education credits each year.
- International Chiropractors Association
- Virginia Chiropractic Association
- Neurometabolic Group
- American Functional Neurology Institute
- Registered Trigenics Practitioner
We’d love to begin the conversation and see how we can help place you on the road to vibrant health. To schedule an appointment, please call: 434-977-5433.
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