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April 29, 2014
Finding Out the Cost of Chiropractic the Easy Way
You may have heard different things about how health insurance companies treat chiropractic care claims. The truth of the matter is that chiropractic has come a long way in gaining support from all aspects of health care, and insurance plans have made much the same strides. In fact, almost all health plans now cover chiropractic care to some degree.

If you have thought about trying chiropractic in the past but worried about whether your insurance would cover it, fear no longer. Simply call us, provide us your insurance details, and we’ll contact your insurance company for you and find out all the details about what is covered and how much each of our services will cost you in the end.

For those with no insurance or no coverage on their plans, we still have some ways to make our chiropractic services affordable through various payment plans. From the initial consultation, we strive to develop a clear picture of what chiropractic can do for you and then we map out a treatment strategy that sets forth estimates on time, money, and effort.

With a clear view of what is ahead and what can be achieved, our patients have the confidence and peace of mind to concentrate on treatment. And really, what could be more important than that?
April 24, 2014
Incorporating Spinal Exercise Therapy into Rehab
Regaining a healthy back can be a complex endeavor, one involving diagnosing the underlying causes of back issues, implementing proper treatment, and building up strength and mobility again. Each patient’s path is different and must be handled individually.

A chiropractic exam reveals a lot through x-ray, physical exam, and patient interview. Taking all of this information together helps shape the whole picture of what is really going on with the spine. Once treatment begins and improvements are realized, additional therapy can begin.

Our spinal exercise therapy plans range greatly and can involve some of the following, as well as many others:

Partial Sit Up
Knee To Chest
Hip Roll
Low Back Extension
Cat Camel
Back Extension
Double Leg Lifts
Spinal Rotation
External Shoulder Rotation
Internal Shoulder Rotation
Lateral Deltoid Raise
Front Deltoid Raise
Single-Arm Lat Pulldown
Stability Ball Push-Ups
Side Lumbar Bridge
Single-Leg Reverse Curl
Crunch with Stability Ball
Neck Flexion
Neck Extension
Neck Lateral
Neck Stretches
Neck Exercises for Strength

The key with spinal exercise therapy is finding out which exercises are right for the patient and combining them in a supportive manner. Some build complementary muscles, while others help the directly affected areas. Under our trained supervision, patients receive the best spinal therapy exercise advice, tailored specifically for them.
April 22, 2014
Easing Back Into Activity for Spring
Warm weather has finally arrived here in Lexington, and we’re certainly excited to see it after such a long and cold winter season. And while some people braved the cold and ice or took advantage of gym memberships, many others remained relatively sedentary throughout the past five or six months. Certainly, we don’t recommend taking off that kind of time from significant physical activity, but it can happen due to a wide variety of reasons.

The important thing is to manage it well once you are ready to return to activity. Even young people have to ease back into activity, but this is especially important for people as they age. Listen to your body and plan on starting with a reasonable amount of activity that gets gradually increased in the coming days. Otherwise, it’s very easy to suffer an injury that could prevent you from sustaining your activity level.

If something should happen, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Here at Elswick Chiropractic, we are experienced with treating most types of injuries and can advise on the best solution for others. The sooner treatment begins, the better the chances are for an optimal healing outcome. So be careful this spring, and get any injuries treated promptly for best results.
April 17, 2014
Fibromyalgia Relief from Chiropractic Care

Fibromyalgia is not yet fully understood. Much debate still lingers amongst caregivers about what it is, what causes it, and what the scope of it encompasses. Meanwhile, a huge segment of the population has symptoms that require assessment and treatment.

Thankfully, chiropractic offers some relief from the pain associated with fibromyalgia through comprehensive treatment plans developed following very thorough examinations of patient symptoms.

There is no cookie-cutter solution for fibromyalgia symptom sufferers. With that in mind, if our examination leads us to believe that a referral outside our office is best for the patient, we won’t hesitate to make it. At Elswick Chiropractic, we always put patient health first.

In most cases, though, the patient stands to gain pain relief, better mobility, and improved quality of life from one or more of our following services:

chiropractic adjustment
joint and soft tissue manipulation
electrical muscle stimulation
therapeutic exercises
massage therapy
myofascial release techniques
nutritional advice
herbal medicine recommendations

April 15, 2014
Like Us on Facebook for Chance at a Free Massage

It’s like Reese’s chocolate and peanut butter line about bringing together two great things: a free massage! That’s right. For your chance to win it, all you have to do is like us on Facebook, and you’ll be entered to win a free, 30-minute massage from our office.

And for those who already like us on Facebook, you can enter, as well, by simply hitting the “Unlike” button and then hitting the “Like” button again. By following us on Facebook, you’ll be kept up to date on all the latest news from our Lexington chiropractic office, plus helpful tips about maintaining and regaining optimal health.

Our massage team is fantastic, and we have specialists in everything from Swedish massage and trigger point therapy to myofascial release and cranial-sacral therapy and beyond. Like chiropractic care, physical therapy, exercise therapy, massage is an integral part of our team approach at Elswick Chiropractic.

Rewarding one of our loyal patients with a free massage is our pleasure, and we look forward to more interaction with you via our website, as well as our Facebook page.