Tag: Chiropractic

Yoga moves that can relieve back pain from sitting courtesy of Livestrong.com

Yoga moves that can relieve back pain from sitting courtesy of Livestrong.com The Coronavirus has many of us sitting while working from home. Sitting for long periods of time can make us stiff and often results in back pain. It also may as studies have shown shorten our lifespan.  The right exercises can relieve back pain from sitting for long periods of time.  A chiropractor can be also invaluable if you sit for long periods of time as well. Back pain is normally a result of movement dysfunction as many of our patients learn when they are evaluated during their Read More »

Chiropractic pain management may be the best Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain

Chiropractic pain management may be the best Noninvasive Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain In February of 2017, the Annals of Internal Medicine offered their overview of what works for lower back pain and what doesn’t  Their assessment was that a number of approaches including spinal manipulation were effective for back pain.  Chiropractors routinely use a number of the methods listed to relieve lower back pain in their holistic multifaceted approach to care.  The common element in what they recommended was movement, while they also suggested that nonpharmacological and noninvasive care should be used first. A recent paper by the Agency Read More »

Pelvic floor dysfunction and back pain.

Pelvic floor dysfunction and back pain. Both women and men can develop back pain resulting from pelvic floor dysfunction. While it is common to find exercises based on Pilates and other methods for the pelvic floor, identifying the cause of the dysfunction may be the only way to improve the condition. Common causes of pelvic floor dysfunction include Childbearing asymmetrical gait Previous lower back injuries C section or other abdominal scars There are a growing number of therapists who have been trained in pelvic floor therapy and nonsurgical myofascial release to improve pelvic floor function. Many will also include pelvic Read More »

Improving access to chiropractic care under Medicare is essential; Here’s what you can do now.

Improving access to chiropractic care under Medicare is essential; Here’s what you can do now. Many baby boomers are now entering Medicare and finding out that chiropractic care under Medicare is quite limited even though chiropractors are physicians.   Currently, Medicare only covers manipulation of the spine, yet patients require an examination and may even need x rays or muscle work performed to get the optimal result from their care.   As a result, chiropractic patients pay out of pocket for x-rays, evaluations and the valuable muscle work and exercise instructions their chiropractor provides, often at a lower cost than other professions.  Read More »

The $667 acupuncture visit that made the news and some thoughts from Dr. C

The $667 acupuncture visit that made the news and some thoughts from Dr. C We have a crazy healthcare system that allows excess reimbursement but also incentivizes doctors to do things that may not be in your best interest. This is especially true in healthcare where the data clearly shows that seeing a chiropractor or a physical therapist results in more satisfactory outcomes at a much lower cost for a painful lower back.  Apparently, x rays are overrated and MRIs are overutilized and may result in a medical procedure of dubious value that can actually do great harm. Apparently, United Read More »