Tag: Chiropractic

Why did United Healthcare begin to refuse to cover clinically proven chiropractic treatment for headaches?

Why did United Healthcare begin to refuse to cover clinically proven chiropractic treatment for headaches? If you are insured by United Healthcare, you should be concerned with their newest policies concerning the treatment of headaches by chiropractors. Most patients are unaware they no longer cover chiropractors for the initial evaluation which has been in effect for over a year now.  Many doctors of chiropractic had responded by leaving their networks, while others like our office had dropped out of Oxford, since it was becoming unaffordable to treat their patients.  We had considered dropping United for the same reason but have Read More »

Does the cushioning in running shoes prevent injuries, or are they using a myth to sell us their next shoe?

Does the cushioning in running shoes prevent running injuries, or are they using a myth to sell us their next shoe? If you have purchased a running shoe lately, you may notice that over the last several years, designs have changed. You may buy a certain shoe or new design because of how their cushioning may help prevent running injuries. The narrative of cushioning your impact and how they do it is selling shoes.  Some shoes do it with an air cushion (Nike), while others use a technology that increases the amount of bounce (Adidas) while others are using new Read More »

5 risk factors that increase your odds of having acute lower back pain and here’s what you can do now to reduce the likelihood of a lower back attack.

5 risk factors that increase your odds of having acute lower back pain and here’s what you can do now to reduce the likelihood of a lower back attack. Three recent studies demonstrated clinical findings that predict potential acute low back pain episodes. These low back pain risk factors are as follows: 1.Decreased lumbar lordosis. The lumbar lordosis is the curve in your lower back.  Too little lordosis may mean the lower back is tight and under stress from the pelvis, legs and mid back structures.  Moving the wrong way with any impact of force can cause acute lower back Read More »

What is a chiropractor?

What is a chiropractor? The chiropractic profession began in 1895 when DD Palmer, a magnetic healer at the time treated a deaf man with a spinal adjustment that enabled him to hear. Back in 1895, Dr. Palmer called the misalignment he corrected a vertebral subluxation. Many years later, chiropractors have evolved, like osteopath’s into main stream health professions, with a specialization in the spine, extremities and joints of the body, and how the nervous system is affected by mechanical dysfunction of these systems of movement. While spinal manipulation is still the mainstay of many chiropractors, the professions drug free holistic Read More »

Chiropractic lower back pain treatment patients experience more relief, less disability, and higher patient satisfaction according to a new study in JAMA.

Chiropractic lower back pain treatment patients experience more relief, less disability, and higher patient satisfaction according to a new study in JAMA. The Journal of the American Medical Association’s latest paper on back pain states that chiropractic back pain patients in conjunction with their medical care experience more relief, less disability, and higher patient satisfaction when compared to medical care alone (1) with lower back pain treatment.  You can read the summary of the study here. This study was done on members of the armed forces at Veteran’s Administration facilities which has been gradually ramping up their utilization of doctors of chiropractic who Read More »