Here at Calvert Chiropractic, we are committed to providing quality, holistic chiropractic care for our patients. Quality chiropractic care means providing quality of living. It means living without pain unnecessarily, slowing or preventing the process of arthritis, or looking forward to a future with a body that can do things you want. Quality also means remaining current with the latest treatment techniques and technology.
Five Keys to Health:
These Keys can be evaluated and addressed at Calvert Chiropractic to ensure an optimal state of health for you and your family.
Perhaps Thomas Edison summed it up best when he was quoted as saying the following...
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
I would like to introduce myself. My name is Dr. Josh Ellenbogen. I have been practicing chiropractic in Calvert County, Maryland since 1998. I’m originally from Long Island, New York. I have a Bachelors degree from SUNY Buffalo, and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic.
I currently reside in Annapolis, Maryland with my wife Sara, and children Alex, and Hannah. Over the years of practice, I have continued my education in the latest advances in my field. Treating patients has always been an honor and privilege.
If you have any questions that I can answer, about myself, or your health please don’t hesitate to ask.
The most important process of your treatment is the initial examination. It is during this process that the underlying cause of your complaint is identified. This is done by taking a thorough history, postural analysis, gait analysis, neurologic exam, and orthopedic exam.
Treatment sessions typically consist of spinal manipulation of any joint restrictions found during the initial exam. To accomplish this there are several techniques at my disposal from traditional adjustments with my hands to gentler techniques that do not involve a "pop" sound. As mentioned above, much time is devoted to correcting any muscular dysfunction with gentle stretches, specific exercises on floor mats or gym balls, and special exercises on rocker and wobble boards if needed. Traditional treatment options such as ice, moist heat, electric muscle stimulation, manual traction, and ultrasound are also at my disposal.
Nutritional counseling and ergonomic advice is offered as well. Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any additional questions you may have.
I understand the stress and pain patients are in following personal injury accidents. I analyze, diagnose, and create an individualized treatment plan for whiplash and soft tissue injuries. I will thoroughly explain your treatment and update your insurance agency on your behalf.
Most work injuries are caused by overuse and repetitive stress injuries. Overtime, small tasks done with poor posture can lead to acute and chronic pain, which can result in reduced worker productivity, lost time from work, disability, and an inability to perform job tasks.
This is not a complete list of what we treat!
The following is a partial list of insurances that are accepted. If you do not see your insurance on this list please call the office at 410-286-8330. Also, please be aware that you may have out of network benefits that are quite similar to your in network benefits. If in doubt of your coverage the office will be pleased to verify your chiropractic benefits for you at no expense prior to scheduling your first appointment.
Most Auto Insurances
Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) is a technique used to treat active trigger points and deep muscle tension called motor banding in muscles that have been injured and sensitized. The technique has been adapted from Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) taught by Chan Gunn MD through the British Columbia College of Physiotherapists and the trigger point dry needling program taught through Pain and Rehabilitation of Bethesda, Maryland. TDN is based upon the work of Janet Travell MD and David Simons MD that initially diagnosed and mapped out referral patterns of trigger points.
Post injury, muscles often shorten and become sensitized at or near the injury site. Untreated this area of shortening can become a trigger point or an area of motorbanding commonly known as a knot. The resultant shortening of the muscle fibers can create compression on the structures around them such as nerves, joints or within the muscle itself. This creates an abnormal or hypersensitive “feedback loop” within the nervous system and is interpreted by the body as pain and an area of tightness or cramping in the muscles.
TDN is very effective at releasing these trigger points and motor banding regions within a muscle or an area surrounding a joint. TDN utilizes a traditional acupuncture needle to release the muscular banding; often you will feel the muscle winding or grasping around the needle and then feel a release. The acupuncture needle essentially desensitizes the feedback loop that has occurred in the body. The result is that the muscle and nerve endings are no longer irritated and this fosters healing. TDN combined with appropriate soft tissue and joint mobilization, and a comprehensive home exercise program often returns patients to their previous pre-injury levels.
Several questions have arisen regarding TDN, Is it safe? Is it acupuncture? How often can I be treated, What should I expect after treatment?
Is it safe? TDN is safe, the needles are sterilized and brand new, they are never reused. All practitioners are required to demonstrate proficiency in manual therapy prior to taking the course. TDN practitioners are required to demonstrate safe and effective treatment technique for certification.
Is it acupuncture? TDN is not acupuncture, the goal of the treatment is to treat motor banding and trigger points in the body. TDN does not address meridian points or chi in the body. This treatment is not intended to replace acupuncture.
How often can I be treated? We usually recommend that you start with one treatment session a week. Patients who tolerate this treatment sequencing may elect to treat two times a week with at least two days apart.
What should I expect after treatment? Patients may have post treatment soreness and occasional bruising. The post treatment soreness can last from 24 to 48 hours initially and each subsequent treatment the soreness is generally a shorter duration.
Below are links to the patient information forms which should be printed and filled out prior to your first visit. The forms are in Adobe .pdf format. If you are unable to open either attachment, please contact our office at 410-286-8330.
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries.
Fax any documents to (410) 286-8332 .
10339 Southern MD Blvd. Suite 207 Dunkirk, MD 20754.
We can take same day appointments, but please call first to schedule a time
Monday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM