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June 2020 at Body Logic

We welcome June with open arms!  Although it is an uncertain time, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the Earth is bountiful!  We wish you all the opportunity to enjoy the warmer weather (when it’s not raining) and share in our gratitude for the beauty that surrounds us.  Change is everywhere… and below you will find the changes and updates of Body Logic for June 2020!

Virginia mandate: face coverings required in public places.

On Tuesday, May 26th the Governor of Virginia made a statement and released a new statewide mandate, Safer at Home: Phase One.  Click here to read the details of Executive Order 63.  At Body Logic, we are respecting the mandate and ask that all patrons and staff wear their face coverings in the office.  We will continue to adapt as recommendations are made and we work through the different phases of reopening.  Click here to see the email content sent to your inbox on Thursday, May 28th.

Stay clean and speak kindly!

Please continue being diligent with your personal cleanliness practices!  Hand-washing is of the utmost importance as people begin emerging from their homes.  And we ask that you continue to monitor your risk and any signs for potential symptoms.  We also recognize that this is a very unpredictable time… who knows what will happen as Virginia and the rest of the nation journey through the different phases of reopening?!  We ask that while in our office, you are respectful of fellow patrons and their views of the pandemic.  Body Logic is a place for healing and comfort.  Please refrain from discussing social and political views in the office.  We greatly appreciate your cooperation and efforts to help make everyone that enters Body Logic feel comfortable and welcome.

Massage is Open!

Body Logic reopened massage services starting May 18th.  So far it has been a success!  Our massage therapists are taking care of our beloved clients with caution and compassion.  Extra cleaning between clients is mandatory.  Please remember to wait until your appointment time to enter the office.  The fewer people we have in small spaces, the healthier we can be!

Picture of Ashley - a massage therapist at Body Logic Massage & Chiropractic in Virginia Beach

Mid-June will bring change to Body Logic’s massage staff as we say goodbye to our dear Ashley, who has been with us since October 2018.  She has proudly cared for many of our members and patients.  And we will miss her!  She is moving back to Baltimore, MD to be closer to family and start another adventure.  Thank you, Ashley, for all the people you have helped in our beautiful Virginia Beach community.  We wish you the best!

 

Additional chiropractic hours available starting June 15th!

We are happy to report that we are opening additional chiropractic hours of availability for Dr. Scott and Dr. Amanda starting the week of June 15th.  Click here to view patient hours for each doctor at Body Logic.

Congratulations Graduates!

From preschoolers and kindergartens to high school and college grads, CONGRATULATIONS!!  The world may not be as you expected it to be as you embark on your next journey… but that doesn’t take away how proud you should be of your accomplishments.  From Body Logic to you, we only wish you future success!

Thank you Teachers and School Administration!

As we watch graduates move on to the next adventure, our school teachers and administrators are in the thick of it!  They have adapted and overcome some very big obstacles with more decisions yet to be made.  To honor the hard work and dedication these professionals have shown us, we are offering these individuals $15 off regularly priced massages throughout the month of June!  Simply bring your school administration ID to your massage and you will receive the discount at checkout.  We appreciate YOU!

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Scoliosis- What You Need to Know!

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month.  It’s likely you’ve heard the word “scoliosis” to describe someone’s posture or diagnosed condition.  But do you really know what that means??  Do you have a scoliosis?  Is your child developing a scoliosis?  Here are some basics to help you understand the condition better and when to seek care.

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.  The lateral curvature can happen in different areas of the spine, including more than one area.  Small curvatures may go unnoticed if they barely impact the movement patterns of the spine.  Larger curvatures, however, can result in more noticeable, and sometimes painful, changes.

What are symptoms of Scoliosis?

Symptoms of scoliosis are often dependent on the severity of the curve (see below).  Here is a list of potential symptoms:

  • One shoulder blade higher than the other
  • A shoulder blade that sticks out more than the other
  • The appearance that the head is not centered with the rest of the body
  • The appearance that one shoulder is higher than the other
  • Uneven hips or one hip sticking out more than the other
  • A rotated spine
  • Pushed out ribs
  • Difficulty breathing due to a reduced available area for lung expansion
  • Back pain and discomfort
  • Arms not hanging down straight next to the body
  • When bending forward, the appearance that the two sides of the back are different heights

How is Scoliosis diagnosed?

Scoliosis is most often diagnosed in early childhood.  However, it is possible that a scoliosis develops later in life.  There is a test named “Adam’s forward bend test” that is performed by a nurse or doctor as a screening tool.  A scoliosis diagnosis is confirmed by x-ray.  If there is a curvature of 10° or larger, it can be labeled as scoliosis.  The severity of the condition is based on the curvature measurement.

  • mild curve is less than 20 degrees.
  • moderate curve is between 25 degrees and 40 degrees.
  • severe curve is more than 50 degrees.

What causes Scoliosis?

There are various reasons for a scoliosis to develop, most often affecting children.  Two to three percent of the US population is impacted.  The different types of scoliosis can help determine treatment needs.

Idiopathic Scoliosis- The cause of the most common form of scoliosis, idiopathic scoliosis, is unknown.  The majority of diagnoses occurs between the age of 10 and adulthood.  Chiropractic care is a very effective form of treatment for both pain management and preventing progression of the curvature.  Restoring proper vertebral movement (chiropractic adjustment), improving posture and back muscle strength (stretches/exercises), and maintaining proper nutritional health can all have very positive impacts on the symptoms associated with scoliosis.

Congenital Scoliosis- Congenital scoliosis means the patient was born with the condition.  This most often happens when the baby is developing in utero.  A vertebrae in the spine may be misshaped, missing, or even fused to another bone.  Congenital scoliosis can have more severe curvatures resulting in rib pain and breathing difficulties.  Other health problems may be associated as well, including heart and kidney concerns.  Chiropractic care can be very effective to help manage the symptoms associated with congenital scoliosis.  

Neuromuscular Scoliosis- Neuromuscular scoliosis is caused by any medical condition that affects the muscles and nerves.  Muscle weakness and imbalances are often the cause.  Cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and muscular dystrophy are examples of medical conditions tassociated.  Chiropractic care can assist in the management of symptoms associated with neuromuscular conditions in conjunction with other physicians.  

What are additional treatment options?

It is important to seek proper treatment advice when scoliosis is diagnosed.  At-home care consists of regular stretching and exercising, proper nutrition, and adequate sleep.  Chiropractic care and massage therapy reduce muscle tension and improve spinal movement.  Maintaining proper mechanics is extremely helpful in preventing additional pain and irritation to the spine. 

If early detection finds a moderate to severe scoliosis, a back brace may be recommended to prevent further progression of the curve.  And some curvatures are severe enough that surgical intervention is necessary.  It is important to discuss any concerns with your primary care physician and doctor of chiropractic.  Early detection and treatment is key to preventing long-term complications.

Suspicious of scoliosis impacting a loved one?  Already diagnosed with scoliosis?  Call or contact Body Logic today for evaluation and treatment options!

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Face Coverings Required in Virginia Public Places

Dear Body Logic Patients and Clients,

On Tuesday, May 26th the Governor of Virginia made a statement and released a new statewide mandate, Safer at Home: Phase One.  Click here to find out more.

Beginning this Friday, May 29th 2020 wearing face coverings while in public is mandatory.  This includes both patrons and staff of Body Logic.  We ask that our patients and clients comply with the governor’s orders.

Please have your face covering on while in the reception and hallway areas at all times.  If you do not have a face covering, we have handmade masks that may be borrowed.  Please note, we have a limited number available!  Once in the treatment room, you may discuss with your provider any concerns or restrictions that prevent you from wearing a face covering during treatment.

We understand that this may be uncomfortable and will be an adjustment for all of us!

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding during these difficult times.  We appreciate you!