Tag: back pain

Is the opioid crisis the other white coat syndrome?

Is the opioid crisis the new white coat syndrome? White coat syndrome occurs when a patient has their blood pressure taken and it is temporarily high requiring an additional reading. The Opioid crisis has been created when big pharma manipulated the medical system into believing that managing pain is the same as understanding why someone hurts. Opioid addiction has unfortunately been caused by a misuse of a pain relieving product that was addictive by a profession that has a poor understanding of why people hurt. Stay away from people who wear white coats who use knives is a constant refrain Read More »

Non pharmacological pain management such as chiropractic is better and safer, so why do insurer’s want to make it cost more?

Non pharmacological pain management such as chiropractic is better and safer, so why do insurer’s want to make it cost more? The HHS (Health and Human Services) task force found that insurers were not covering Non pharmacological pain management methods such as chiropractic or acupuncture.  These methods are often more expensive than opioids and insurers have used this as a reason behind them favoring one type of treatment against the use of medication such as opioids.   The HHS collected years of data which helped them arrive to the conclusion that insurers may have inadvertently caused the Opioid crisis with their Read More »

A third of all children in the USA have back pain according to U.S. News and your chiropractor can help.

A third of all children in the USA have back pain according to U.S. News and your chiropractor can help. According to U.S. News and World Report, a third of all children suffer from lower back pain. Percentage wise, girls are more likely to experience back pain than boys. There are many reasons for back pain not cited in the article such as body mechanics which are inherited, growth spurts, participation in sports and of course injuries. Common reasons cited by the article includes back packs, children that are heavier than they were years ago and perhaps the more sedentary Read More »

AARP offers some exercises that can reduce back pain and joint aches.

AARP offers some exercises that can reduce back pain and joint aches. In their most recent magazine, AARP asked some physical therapists and orthopedic specialists what exercises they would recommend to reduce back pain and improve back pain and joint strength. They offered some great suggestions; many of which we teach our patients while they are under our care. Two years ago, the Annals of Internal Medicine offered a list of treatments that are helpful for back pain.   Chiropractors routinely use a number of the exercises and other methods that were mentioned in their study.   The common theme Read More »

Seeing a chiropractor first saves Optum Health millions of dollars in the treatment of back pain.

 Seeing a chiropractor first saves Optum Health millions of dollars in the treatment of back pain. Optum Health has collected date over the past two years regarding the cost of treating back pain at the NASEM (National Academy of Sciences ) titled: “The Role of Nonpharmacological Approaches to Pain Management,” outlining the tremendous efficacy and cost savings associated with chiropractic and other forms of conservative care for spinal episodes; and the two-year plan to impact the 125 million consumers. Dr. Elton said that it is time to recognize we no longer need any data to show using a chiropractor Read More »