Our Chesapeake Virginia chiropractic clinic has been providing personalized care to over 7000 individuals since 1993. Our safe and gentle procedures help patients achieve and maintain an amazing new level of health. All new patients are seen immediately and out of town visitors are welcome. Our chiropractic office is a listed provider with most insurance companies and we will handle all paperwork for you.

Serviced Areas

  • Chesapeake VA

Payment Options

  • Discover, MasterCard, VISA

Contact Details

  City Chesapeake, VA
  Zip Code 23320
  Address 1108 Madison Plaza
  Phone Number (757) 436-5428

Products & Services


Diversified Technique is the classic chiropractic technique, developed by D. D. Palmer, DC. and taught in all chiropractic colleges. This technique was refined and developed by the late Otto Reinert, DC, to address biomechanical failure in each section of the spine, as it relates to specific subluxation. The focus is on restoration to normal biomechanical function, and correction of subluxation. In addition, Diversified methods have been developed to adjust extremity joints, allowing for beneficial applications in treating sports injuries and other injuries.

Diversified adjusting of the spine uses specific lines of drives for all manual thrusts, allowing for specificity in correcting mechanical distortions of the spine. X-rays and case histories are used in analysis and diagnosis. No instruments are used in the adjusting procedure. Motion palpatation and full spine, hands-on techniques are used to deliver a deeper thrust, which makes an osseous (popping) sound as the adjustment is given.

Activator Methods

Activator Methods is based on the postulate that understanding body mechanics and force is the key to understanding how to move bones. A leg test is utilized to tell the doctor if the subluxation exists, chiefly in the lumbo-sacral area or cervical region of the spine. With further research into body mechanics, W. C. Lee D. C. and A. W. Fuhr D. C. were able to analyze the body and produce from the analysis consistent changes using a light non-force specific chiropractic adjustment. Lee and Fuhr understood that force was not necessary to correct subluxations in the body.

Two components are necessary for fast, effective reduction of nerve pressure caused by subluxations. They are speed and line of drive. Speed and line of drive are what make chiropractic the distinct and dynamic art and science that it is. The activator instrument was designed to deliver this specific dynamic thrust. It is a small hand-held gun-type mechanism that delivers a sharp percussive thrust upon triggering. The activator instrument controls the force and speed of the adjustment exceptionally well and with the activator, the line of drive can be more specific.


Thompson Terminal Point Technique is built around the research of Dr. Derifield of Detroit Michigan. Dr. Derifield noticed that the same adjustment on two patients with the same analysis did not always give the same results. As he gained more experience, he found that the answer lay in determining through analysis whether the subluxation was lower spine or cervical. Analysis of the patient's subluxations, using the Derifield Technique, depends upon a very accurate leg check.

Dr. Derifield created a set of rules for checking the legs to determine the point of the subluxation in the pelvic and lumbar area. It was further determined that turning the head in certain ways helped to balance the legs. Later Dr. Niblo added testing various trigger points on the side of the short leg, and adjusting the anterior ischium, producing astonishing results. Using a Thompson terminal point table, which is especially designed for the Derifield technique, a special weighing mechanism in the terminal point table instantly weights the patient and adds only enough tension to hold the patient in the "up" position before the thrust is given.

Customer Testimonials

I am from Ohio and had twisted by back while visiting family in Cheasapeake.
I needed help and got in quickly to Dr. Block's office. He treated me (affordablle) and even told me to come back later in the day for additional treatment at no charge, with I did. The office also offers a muscle therapy (with Pam) which I did do, and it made all the difference as I needed to be in a condition to drive 11 hours back to Ohio. Highly recommended, office staff is great too!

My daughter Melissa, recommended Dr. Donner & it was the best decision I made to go there. With a history of bad migraines, I have only had one since I been going & that one was minor, no meds needed to treat it. I also had neck pain prior & none since I been going to Dr. Donner. She is very good & knows her patients & what is needed to help make them feel better. Thank you Dr. Donner, I have already recommended you to my friends.

I have known Dr Block for years (the computer store where I used to work services their computer systems). Until my first visit I was "skeptical" of Chiropractic's effectiveness. My first visit changed my mind and I have found myself actually NEEDING adjustments more and more regularly. It is 100% effective and it's amazing how much of a difference something so quick and simple actually is. Dr Block is amazingly effective and extremely personable!!!

I was very impressed by the entire experience at this Chiropractic office! This was my first time ever at a chiropractor. They were so welcoming, friendly, informative, upbeat, and professional. Would recommend them to anyone! After only one visit, my entire body feels better. Even my ears are unclogged from previous sinus drainage. I was pretty shocked to see the improvement after only one visit.

Social Activity

Chiropractic Offers Quicker Back Pain Recovery than Medical Care http://t.co/fnUs48PnpL
Twitter   Full Post ›
Chiropractic & Exercise: Perfect Fibromyalgia Treatment - Dr. David N. Block Family Chiropractic http://t.co/JiH6fKBUhw
Twitter   Full Post ›
Medical vs. Chiropractic Care for Sacroiliac Joint Pain http://t.co/CsXoXZdl1w
Twitter   Full Post ›
Massage May Help Cervicogenic Headache http://t.co/b485M2xUfw #healthy #chiropractic #homeopathic #naturalliving
Twitter   Full Post ›
Chiropractic vs. Drugs for Pregnant Women with Migraine http://t.co/CJfVsjXMWg
Twitter   Full Post ›
Safety of Chiropractic Neck Adjustments Confirmed http://t.co/uaMB0M22TH #homeopathic #chiropractic #virginiabeach #chesapeake
Twitter   Full Post ›
Vitamin D Prevents Ear Infections http://t.co/T8m5XvC7an
Twitter   Full Post ›
How to Break the Cycle of Back Pain http://t.co/xbmTS9iDTS #homeopathic #naturalliving #chiropractic
Twitter   Full Post ›

From Our Website

Are you experiencing pain and discomfort that you can't escape? Is misalignment of the back and neck taking away from your enjoyment of life and ruining your productivity at home and in the office? Traditional medicine seeks to treat symptoms rather than the root or cause of the pain. Usually they are unable to fully remedy your pain while utilizing risky pharmaceuticals that oftentimes do more harm than good. What residents of Chesapeake, Virginia need is an effective, alternative, holistic approach that will improve quality of life from the innermost core of the patient.

Our family chiropractic clinic in Chesapeake has provided personalized, family chiropractic care to over 13,000 men, women and children since 1993. Our safe, gentle procedures have not only helped our patients to regain their health but also to help bring their health to amazing new levels. We have found that many health conditions you or your family may be suffering with, such as back and neck pain, sciatica, and headaches respond well to chiropractic care and in many cases eliminate the need for drugs or surgical procedures.

At Dr. David N. Block Family Chiropractic, we've helped many patients in Chesapeake, VA recover from work injuries. Watch our video on workplace injuries and chiropractic, and then give our office a call at (757) 436-5428 to see how we can help you get back on the road to health!