Dr. Brian Tenshaw, DC

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Dr. Brian Tenshaw, DC
Family Chiropractic Center of Oakton was established in 1985. Our patient base ranges from Fairfax County Public Schools to Fairfax Law Enforcement. We treat patients starting as early as 2 years old and as old as 99 years old. We use a Diversified Technique (hands- on adjustment) as well as an Activator Tool, if necessary. Every person that comes to our facility seeking health care is treated like family. We provide rides to and from locations if necessary as well as make emergency " HOUSE CALLS". We provide same day appointments and We Always Accept New Patients! We feel that we can provide quality service, no matter how long it takes. We do not believe in turn-stile treatments or rushing a patient through the visit. Once you've become a patient of ours, you will have the same patience and appreciation our current patients have for us today. Family Chiropractic Center of Oakton,PC has memberships with: -VCA (Virginia Chiropractic Association) -ACA (American Chiropractic Association) -VTRCC (Vienna/Tysons regional Chamber of Commerce)

2972 Chain Bridge Rd

Oakton, VA 22124

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Dr. Brian Tenshaw, DC

Dr. Brian Tenshaw, DC

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Chiropractic is a holistic branch of the health care industry that focuses on the Muscular Skeletal Frame and the Nervous System. By keeping your frame "IN LINE" or in the correct position, the nervous system will run properly, allowing the entire body to function properly. We take this approach prior to the use of drugs and chemicals, which are mostly aides for the symptoms, not the cause.

The Spinal Column consists of several movable bones (Vertebrae) that start from your skull and end at your hips. Spongy tissue (disc) between the Vertebrae allow for flexability, cushion and protect Vertebrae from rubbing against each other. Within the spinal column run Thirty-One Pairs of nerves extending from the brain and exiting the spine through openings. From there, the nerves travel through the body, effecting all other organs and their functions. Tension, trauma and stress are some of the many causes of Vertebral misalignment which cause nerve irritation. Numbness, tingling, loss of control of arms/legs and headaches are just some of the symptoms revealing an underlying problem.


Chiropractic is a hands on approach to correcting that underlying cause. By eliminating  the cause, the symptoms are corrected. We believe that proper skeletal positioning, a healthy muscular environment and free flowing nerve conductivity allow the entire body to work as a polished machine. Chiropractors also believe nutrition and exercise play a role in total health. We advise our patients of lifestyle changes that help them sustain a healthy, long lasting life.


Please call today for a FREE 15 minute consultation with Dr. Tenshaw. He can be reached at (703)938-7555. The consultation hours are: M-Fri 1:00-2:45pm. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for taking time to visit our website and taking time out for yourself...you deserve it!

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  • Chiropractic
  • Chiropractic Occupational Medicine
  • Chiropractic Rehabilitation
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

Dr. Tenshaw does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Sprain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Myopathy
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Migraine
  • Myopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain
  • Whiplash


  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Decompression
  • Diversified Technique
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Intersegmental Traction
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Physical Examination
  • Physical Therapy
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Michigan State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • New York Chiropractic College
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Gambrills Chiropractic, MD
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Patient Comments (1)
in Vienna, VA |
The best thing you can say about any practice is that what they do WORKS, and Dr. Tenshaw and his staff have been amazing. I was having some serious lower back pain and, after getting an MRI, found out that I have two moderately herniated discs. Dr. Tenshaw knew exactly what to do and his whole staff are warm, friendly people that love to talk to you about whatever is going on in your day/life/whatever. You actually look forward to the appointments like you would be seeing a good friend.
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Dr. Tenshaw accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    Basic HMO
    Choice Open Access POS
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Choice POS II
    Choice PPO
    Commercial HMO
    HealthFund HDHP Most of Virginia HDHP
    HealthFund HRA
    HealthSavings PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Access Choice PPO
    Blue Card
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nevada PPO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
    Blue Preferred Select
    Federal Employee Program
    Federal Employee Program - Basic Option
    Federal Employee Program - Standard Option
    Lumenos HSA Plus PPO
    Premier Plus PPO
    Smart Sense PPO
    SmartSense Plus PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage Plus
    Blue Advantage Plus HMO
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card
    Blue Choice
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice POS
    Blue Choice PPO
    Blue Cross
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Preferred
    Blue Preferred PPO
    Blue Traditional
    Blue Traditional HMO
    Blue Traditional POS
    Blue Traditional PPO
    Federal Employee Program
    Preferred Care Blue
    Preferred Care Blue PPO
    Preferred Plan PPO
    Preferred Plus
    Preferred Plus (Ford)
    Preferred Plus (GM)
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland
    Blue Preferred PPO
    Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
    Coventry Health Care of Delaware PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    Coventry Health Care of Virginia HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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