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Dr. Hardnett was raised in the local Lanham area and came back to his community to purchase Dr. Stuart Loeb’s practice 8 years ago to create Effective Chiropractic. Dr. Hardnett was one of Dr. Loeb’s patients and was inspired by him to become a chiropractor. He renovated the office and added more therapies and services including the latest treatment options. Effective Chiropractic joined the other offices, Effective Integrative in Crofton and Millersville to offer all-encompassing treatment options.

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Complete Chiropractor Services in Prince George County, MD

Do you have chronic lower back pain or ongoing migraines? Effective Chiropractic PG County provides a variety of chiropractic services. Don’t let chronic pain or a traumatic injury keep you from living the quality of life you deserve. Come to us for any of the following:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Physical therapy
  • Auto and work injury specialist
  • Dry needling
  • Orthopedic supplies
  • Disc decompression
  • Ultrasounds and digital x-rays
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Hydromassage
  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation
  • Active Release Technique
  • Graston Technique

Recognizing Chronic Upper & Lower Back Pain Symptoms

Many of our patients come to us seeking chronic upper or lower back pain relief. Because your back contains the spinal cord and a nerve hub that spreads to other areas of your anatomy, back pain can affect your ability to sleep, walk, stand, or sit comfortably. Common symptoms of back pain include shooting or stabbing pains up and down your back or legs, muscle aches, or pain that worsens when you stand, walk, bend, recline, or lift. If you have chronic back pain symptoms, our Lanham chiropractors provide chiropractic adjustments and other methods of therapy to help you strengthen your back muscles, realign your spine, and increase your mobility so you can enjoy a higher quality of life.

Meet Our Friendly, Experienced Chiropractic Team

At Effective Chiropractic PG County, our team utilizes the latest innovations in chiropractic care and other evidence-based treatments to help our patients eliminate pain and discomfort for good. Capable of providing in-house digital x-rays, ultrasounds, and more, our team would love to help you on your journey to recovery. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our friendly, skilled team today:

Dr Anthony Hardnett DDS Chiropractor in Maryland

Anthony Hardnett, DC, BCIM, DMBBP, DAAMLP

Chiropractor, Owner

Dr. Anthony Hardnett received his Bachelors in Biology with an emphasis in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences from Life University in Marietta, Georgia followed by graduating with honors from Life University Chiropractic College with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, along with a Clinic Excellence Award.

Dr. Hardnett is highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue injuries and abnormalities common to the spine, extremities and rest of the body. He has extensive knowledge and experience treating patients who suffer from neck or back pain as well as headaches. He also works with people who have work and sports-related injuries and has extensive expertise in treating patients with whiplash-related injuries.

His post-doctorate education includes earning a Diplomate from the American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals after studying accident reconstruction, trauma-related injuries, crash dynamics and other critical issues related to the trauma patient.

Doctor Hardnett is also board certified in Integrative Medicine which is the practice of using multiple treatment options within traditional medicine and alternative medicine to help patients. He also has extensive post-doctorate education relating to MRI interpretation and treatment of disc related injuries. He just earned another Diplomate from the college of Manipulative and Body-Based Practices which enhances his knowledge on how manipulation of the spine can assist the body to heal.

Dr. Hardnett places his emphasis on treating the patient as a whole and finding the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. He owns and operates the premier state of the art Chiropractic and Integrative health facility in Maryland and has an overwhelmingly high success rate in helping patients with their health concerns. Dr. Hardnett feels that offering the latest treatment options, efficient care plans and patient education are all keys for the patient's ultimate success.


Carla Arieta


Carla Arieta is a trained physician that knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue a career in Medicine. She received her Doctorate of Medicine from the “Universidad Dr. Jose Matías Delgado” in El Salvador. During her years in medical school, she had the opportunity to engage with the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) that allowed her to participate in international clerkships in Europe, where she not only improved her foreign language skills, but also participated actively in the hospital’s clinical rotations, including the areas of Internal Medicine and Surgery. Throughout her years of medical training, she contributed to community service activities, including the Lions Club International ophthalmic medical missions in Central America, as well as IFMSA medical brigades, Helping Hands medical missions, and USNS “Comfort” seagoing hospital ship Partnership for the Americas medical brigades. She sought continued medical education after practicing medicine for several years, and developed an interest in Integrative Medicine. She then began her journey pursuing a dual degree that included a Master of Science in Acupuncture and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine at the Virginia University of Integrative Medicine, where she was also the Biomedicine Department Chair and a Faculty member of the Western Medicine Department. During her experience teaching basic and clinical sciences, she had the occasion to receive complementary certificates in Physiology and Biochemistry from Harvard Medical School. Carla enjoys spending time with family and friends, and loves hiking. She has passion for continuing education and likes to attend seminars and courses that would nourish her knowledge in the field of medicine in order to benefit her patients. Recently, she attended a Symposium named “Translating Fundamental Science of Acupuncture into Clinical Practice: for cancer symptom management, pain and substance abuse” at the National Institute of Health (NIH), where brilliant minds from around the world met in order to share interesting data collected about modern acupuncture research that exposed promising outcomes that would promote a positive impact in the healthcare system. In this conference, she also had the opportunity to learn from Prof. Ted Kaptchuck, a renowned researcher at Harvard Medical School and from Dr. Richard Niemtzow’s life and professional experiences, he is the chief of the Air Force Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Center, an eager promoter of Battlefield Acupuncture within the US Military Forces.
Carla is trained in a diversity of modalities: TCM diagnosis, SaAm, Master Tung, NADA protocol, Neuro-anatomy point location, among others. She considers that Medicine is an art and that by understanding our pathophysiological processes; a healthcare practitioner is able to provide a comprehensive approach treating the patient as a whole, while focusing on reinforcing their inner strength and balance.
She is currently licensed to practice Acupuncture and has found in this medicine a unique body of knowledge offering patients a complementary and alternative medical approach to comfort and healing, and plans to incorporate these skills into her practice. While joining efforts with the outstanding Effective Integrative Healthcare team, she is convinced that every single patient will receive the best medical care they deserve by improving their overall quality of life.



Certified Chiropractic Assistant

Caris has been assisting doctors with treating patients for 7 wonderful years. As a chiropractic assistant her goals are to facilitate a patient’s ability to achieve a wellness stage of care through effective treatment! Educating patients to understand how they can help themselves at home in addition to the treatment prescribed by the Doctor is key. Caris is excited to be a part of the Effective team and can’t wait to meet the patients of Effective and help you achieve your goals.



Practice Manager

Kristyna is a Baltimore County native, who is our Front Desk representative and rehab CA at Millersville. She graduated in 2012 from Sparrows Point and then went to NDMV for teaching and CCBC Essex for Physical therapy. She has years of experience in customer service and rehab care. Kristyna loves talking about sports and how it relates to health. She loves meeting new people and is very excited to be able to assist in the care directly in EIH’s rehab room as well as meet all our patient’s needs at the front desk. She has lived in Georgia and California and traveling is still a passion of hers. She has a beautiful daughter and wonderful pets to keep her busy at home! Kristyna looks forward to helping EIH patients feel like family in our office.

Jessica Gill

Jessica Gill


Jessica is a Potomac Massage Training Institute graduate & has been a licensed massage therapist since 2012.

She believes: “There is more to massage therapy than just simply feeling physically well. It is about healing the mind & spirit as well. Instead of fixing the problem itself, I try to find a way in preventing that problem from returning."

Jessica's background includes experience & training with Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Chair Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Foot Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Gua Sha, & Cupping Therapy.

Jessica also enjoys making customized healing oils and lotions as well as many other holistic beauty products.

Are You a New Patient? Chiropractic Pre-Appointment Forms

Are you a new patient at Effective Chiropractic PG County? We’ve made it convenient to download and fill out patient forms prior to your first chiropractic appointment. Whether you have chronic back pain or an auto or work-related injury, we’d be happy to work with you to alleviate the pain and other symptoms you may be experiencing. We accept most forms of insurance and methods of payment. Please contact us today to request an appointment with our chiropractors in Lanham, Millersville, or Crofton, MD. We have three offices to serve you better with flexible hours and extended services!

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