Dr Joe Nunnari's Distinctive Chiropractic in Germantown, MD. takes great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care assisted by the most modern, effective technology  to each and every patient. See the following information for some of the quality chiropractic services Dr Joe offers...

Rapid Release Therapy- Targets Scar Tissue and Adhesions

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We all suffer injuries or surgeries that never completely heal. Rapid Release Physical Therapy is focused on reduction of chronic scar tissue affecting nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Soft tissue disorders are usually a result of overuse, injuries or surgeries that have healed with inferior grade, fibrotic scar tissue which is less elastic and more highly sensitive to stress. Here is a partial list of conditions caused by scarring of soft tissue:

  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sciatic Nerve Pain
  • muscle spasms
  • pinched nerves with pain between shoulder blades
  • lost or reduced joint range of motion
  • contractures
  • neuromas
  • adhesions
  • back pain
  • shoulder pain
  • ankle pain
  • headaches
  • knee pain
  • tennis elbow
  • temporomandibluar join disorder

Often Rapid Release Physical Therapy helps those who have exhausted all other options such as medical doctors, surgeries, medications, pain injections, podiatrists, acupuncture, physical therapy and even other chiropractors. Rapid Release is arguably the safest and most cost effective physical therapy treatment for a wide range of conditions. Let Dr Joe determine if Rapid Release Therapy is right for you.

Certified and Experienced in Super Pulsed, Cold Laser Therapy

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Light therapy is proven to be clinically superior to other forms of physical therapy and great for so many conditions, especially the "-itises". Arthritis, Bursitis, Capsulitis, Tendonitis, etc., all respond very well to specific therapeutic wavelengths in the red and near infrared range of the clinical light spectrum, known as LASER. Dr Joe Nunnari is trained and certified in the use of the latest cold, super-pulsed laser technology and uses it to improve circulation and ATP production without heat, speeding healing time, reducing pain, swelling and inflammation of joints. This therapeutic procedure takes only a few minutes, is totally safe and is well tolerated by all patients. No drugs. No surgery. Just pure, healing light!

Certified in FROZEN SHOULDER Technique!


One of Dr Joe’s clinical specialties is Neck-Shoulder-Arm Syndrome. As a Certified Frozen Shoulder practitioner, Dr Joe Nunnari has the training, experience and skill in the Neil-Asher Technique (NAT) to properly and safely treat patients' various shoulder problems...relieving pain and restoring lost motion quickly and without risk of aggravation or futher "freezing" of the joint. For more information about NAT and Frozen Shoulder Syndrome, click here.   

The hallmark sign of a “frozen shoulder” is the inability to move it - either on your own or with the help of someone else. With a frozen shoulder, the shoulder capsule thickens and becomes tight.  Stiff bands of tissue (referred to as adhesions) develop. In many cases, there is less lubrication in the joint resulting in friction and pain.  

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - “More than 90% of patients improve with relatively simple treatments to control pain and restore motion”, thus avoiding the need for surgery or injections.  Frozen Shoulder is usually the end stage in a long progression of one or more chronic shoulder problems that begin following trauma or repetitive stress injuries from years earlier.  In many cases, this progression begins because of one or more pinced nerves in the patient's neck. By the time the shoulder reaches the "frozen" stage, the nerves, muscles and joints are all involved and must be treated in a special, sequential manner.  Too many doctors and therapists attempt to force the shoulder by extreme stretching.  This can do more harm than good.  Click on this link to get more information on frozen shoulder syndrome:

Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Done The Way You Like It...To your Tolerance and Comfort Custom Spinal Manipulation...As Unique As You! 


“Chiropractor” literally means " one who treats by hand."  The hands-on diagnosis, treatment and correction of spinal misalignment's are at the heart of Dr. Joe’s practice of natural healing and wellness.,  Imbalances and pinched nerve irritations are reduced and corrected by  Dr Nunnari's mastery of gentle, advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments. Dr Nunnari utilizes an array of "state of the art" manipulative techniques that are customized for each individual patient’s preferences and tolerances…Activator Methods, Applied Kinesiology, BEST Non Force Energy Balance, Cox lumbar decompression, Diversified, name a few are among his clinical tools. Dr Joe will consult with you about which or more technique will be best to treat you Degenerative Disc Disease, Bulging Disc, Slipped Disc, or Buttock and Leg Pain.  If you're already an experienced chiropractic patient and have recently relocated to Upper Montgomery County and are looking for someone to continue your care, or if you want a second opinion about your present chiropractic experience, Dr. Joe will be happy to consult with you to assess your condition and offer you his considered opinion. If you're totally new to this wonderful branch of physical healing, Dr Joe’s experience and his ability to connect with the patient can help to “guide” you towards the proper healing approach based upon your needs and preferences.. 

Never in the history of natural healing have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic manipulative techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a trained and experienced chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic spinal manipulations, Dr Joe has years of experience in helping thousands of patients get relief and correction from back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from spinal misalignments and dysfunction.

So take the advice of Jerry Rice, "Chiropractic care under a trained professional can prevent injuries and help you achieve total health and wellness."    Jerry Rice, Hall-of-Fame NFL star and National Spokesman for Chiropractic states very succinctly:"Stay in the game with Chiropractic."  Click on the following link to see the Jerry Rice Video:

Corrective Exercises For Scoliosis and Other Conditions


When appropriate, Dr. Joe teaches patients how to perform special rehabilitative exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. These corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home or at the gym, to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are out of balance and are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.

Lifestyle Advice-A Gentle Nudge Can Help!


Many patients come to see Dr. Joe to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While he will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, the doctor often finds it helpful to "coach" patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most.  Dr. Joe recognizes that every single one of his patients is a whole person, and uses his expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.

Nutritional Counseling-We Are What We Eat!

What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? Dr Joe's Goal for great health is to help patients achieve a balance of structure and function with their body, and as part of that goal he provides specific recommendations on healthy food choices including nutritional supplements if appropriate.  Everything that we ingest during the course of the day will express itself either as a complement or a detriment to our state of health and healing. Nutritional counseling can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Which foods cause inflammation and pain?  Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these foods, supplements and vitamins interact with one another?  Dr Joe provides patients with nutritional advice that is based on their individual needs.

Spinal Screenings-Share the Joy of Natural Health!


There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being for you, your employees and staff. In order to contribute to the well-being of the Germantown community, Dr. Joe provides screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and companies large and small. Contact him today at 240-731-0264 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.

Our Location

Park near the Red VW Hatchback and take the walk back towards the trees. You'll see 13832 Bronco Place.