Tag: chiropractic care

Insurer’s need to make non pharmacological pain management cheaper for patients to stay drug free according to a new paper.

Insurer’s need to make non pharmacological pain management cheaper for patients to stay drug free according to a new paper. The Opioid crisis did not happen by accident.  For years, insurance carriers have been raising the cost of accessing rehabilitative and chiropractic services for the consumer, while incentivizing the use of medications for pain. Pain management is a priority in the medical world, yet, medicinal pain management is temporary, while rehabilitative and chiropractic care of the spine may not only be curative, but also improve the quality of our lives.   Pharmacological substances such as opioids can be addictive, and Read More »

How Runners Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care, a guest post from Cara Haley

How Runners Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care, , a guest post from Cara Haley  If you, just like any other avid runner want to improve your running performance and your results, then you may want to get some extra help by visiting an experienced chiropractor. The fact is that chiropractic care is not only suitable for all those running injuries and pains which are commonly associated with running, including: ankle sprains, tendonitis, knee straining, shin splints and others. A good chiropractor should be able to help you improve your fitness level, your performance and decrease your risk of injuries and Read More »

Painful hands and the arthritis myth; Do you need a complimentary secondary opinion?

Painful hands and the arthritis myth; Do you need a complimentary secondary opinion? Osteoarthritis is considered a normal part of aging and most of us have seen the television commercials for pain relievers that offer temporary relief of arthritis pain.   Doctors for years have often told their patients that the pain in their hands, thumbs or even their wrists is likely arthritis.  The myth is often reinforced by the internet, via medical sites or drug company web sites. Over the years, patients have visited for problems such as their lower back or their neck.  Quite often, they will have hand Read More »

Seeing a chiropractor first reduces the cost and duration of workers compensation injuries according to the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation

Seeing a chiropractor first reduces the cost and duration of workers compensation injuries according to the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation The Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation just published a study on the cost and duration of care for a lower back problems (1) that shows, as many other studies have that the type of provider the patients see first will influence the cost and duration of care, as well as possible future episodes of pain. A large cost driver for Occupational Health departments is the time the patient is out of work.    Chiropractors according to this study gets them back to work Read More »

Helpful tips on avoiding and preventing osteoarthritis pain and more.

Helpful tips on avoiding and preventing arthritis pain and more. You have pain in the neck with some radiation of pain into the shoulder and visit an orthopedic doctor that your primary doctor recommended.  After a couple of x-rays he tells you that the problem is due to arthritis and that you can take some medication, as you may have done other times you were in pain to relieve the discomfort.  Should you believe this tried and true diagnosis? Another example I have seen in some pain reliever commercials is pain when you try to open a bottle top or Read More »