We believe people can heal most effectively when connected to their natural instincts. That we’re biologically designed to grow and evolve in following our life’s pursuits.

Our clinical experience confirms this.  People’s lives change.  Not just because they got out of pain.  It becomes easier to adapt to the physical, emotional, and life situational changes that life demands.

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The system we use, NSA Care, grew out of the chiropractic profession, yet its methods and approach is experienced very differently from what’s typically expected at a chiropractor’s office. Forcing the adjustment, i.e., “cracking your back” when it’s against your inclinations, is not necessary. If that’s the method you’ve grown accustomed to and still insist upon, Dr. Gardner will honor your request as long as it’s in your best interests. But under Network Spinal Care – you will no longer have to come back repeatedly for the same short-term results.

Free consultation: phone (301) 986–4810, email and at office.
8311 Wisconsin Ave, Suite B-11, Bethesda, MD 20814

Network Care, using a technique called Network Spinal Analysis, or NSA, is for a healthy spine and nervous system, increasing your capacity to function. This means:

• Easier, calmer yet energized reactions to stressful events
• Greater ability to recover from painful injuries and trauma
• Healing without drugs or surgery
• Enhanced performance in sports, music, public presentations, etc.
• Overall well-being – beyond normal, limiting beliefs

Using our hands, we use gentle, low force contacts specifically timed, placed, and directed to cue the nervous system. In feeling yourself differently, you are lead, in a most natural way, to reorganizing your posture and how you function. This way, we create a more sustainable way for you to be self-adjusting, successfully managing painful circumstances and challenging events.

Network Care also includes an exercise training program called Somato-Respiratory Integration (SRI). This empowers you to facilitate your healing and growth whenever and wherever, independently of a practitioner, by using your hands if possible, the timing of your natural breathing rhythms, movements, and the focus of where you place your attention. Like learning to ride a bike, the natural skill set you acquire from even just a few seconds of SRI here and there on a regular basis, will promote a lifetime of self-correcting posture and neural integrity.

For accidents and injuries impacting your activities of daily living, the Network Chiropractic Care may also include hands-on physical therapy training, giving you the skills to continue the recovery at home.

We find that the energy required for maintaining a stiff posture, characterized by static tension in muscles and joints, along with the tension on the nerves and spinal cord, is the same energy to be used for moving dynamically through the spine as fuel for healing, strength, and vitality. A spine that at times may feel tight or painful is transformed into a flexible spine, one that readily recovers from physically and emotionally stressful, traumatic events.

We’re incrementally stretching what you can sense and be easily responsive to. This strengthens the core of how capable you become in developing your coordination for which all of your life activities and aspirations demand, using the spine that contains the central nervous system as the vehicle.

Easy Spine is located four blocks south of the Medical Center Metro station at NIH on the Red Line — Washington DC’s subway system, with free parking in front of our office.

Dr. Steve Gardner has been practicing Network Care in the Washington, DC area since 1996, after graduating from Parker College of Chiropractic. He was one of the first 100 chiropractors to be fully certified in this work, and continues to be very dedicated to staying on top of its rapidly advancing developments. His work has been instrumental for bringing the Network Spinal Analysis chiropractic technique system to the Washington DC Metropolitan area and Mid-Atlantic region. Having practiced in McLean, Virginia, Annapolis and Potomac, his practice is now located in Bethesda, Maryland. He continues to see people from as far away as Northern Virginia, West Virginia, Southern Maryland, and just over the Maryland line north of Baltimore and Frederick.

With regards to how many visits or how often, or home exercise; This program can be adapted to any level of participation, regardless of lifestyle and responsibilities. We invite you to experience one of the most sought-after, dynamic, cutting-edge, healing systems in the world today.

Free consultation: phone (301) 986–4810, email and at office.

“The NSA chiropractic approach is one of the most positive modalities I have ever received. I have found greater ease in my body and in letting go of stress. I feel happier, lighter, more relaxed, more connected, and willing to take more risks. I notice I’m more confident about speaking up in front of a group of people. My neck and upper back tension is gone, my knees are so much better, and there is less tension in my jaw.”
– La Sarmiento, Reiki Teacher

“It has been my pleasure to be in treatment with Dr. Steve Gardner for many years. Dr. Steve is a gifted healer who continues to amaze me. Network care integrates the body, mind and spirit. Dr. Steve is always up to the minute with the most advanced healing skills – don’t let his modesty mislead you! Dr. Steve Gardner fills me with wonder and gratitude for his healing gift!”
– Candace Pert, PhD, internationally recognized neuroscientist, pharmacologist, author of two books, and over 250 published scientific articles.


“There can be no doubt that we are witnessing the birth of a powerful method of healing, grounded in rigorous scientific fact that will become integral to future systems of health care.”

– Dr. Kim Jobst, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, (JACM)