Tag: Chiropractic

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 »

More reasons to be wary of Medicare Advantage Plans according to Medpage today.

More reasons to be wary of Medicare Advantage Plans according to Medpage Today. Our blog has reported on the problems that exist with Medicare Advantage Plans.  Many of these plans offer to give you an enhanced benefit in exchange for using a private insurance carrier.   Most people find out the benefits disappear when they try to use a specialist or have an out of state healthcare emergency. Medicare Advantage, otherwise known as Medicare + C claims to offer lower costs.  Often, after the low Medicare deductible has been reached, patients find out their provider choices are limited as well as Read More »

Weather and pain; does the weather make people hurt worse?

Weather and pain; does the weather make people hurt worse? A new study from the UK entitled Cloudy with a chance of pain studied weather patterns and how people feel.   Most of us have a story about a grandparent telling us about a chronic problem such as knee pain that hurts worse with the weather. In our chiropractic office, the phenomenon frequently begins a day or two before the weather front fully develops.  It is common for the office phone to ring more on inclement weather days.   It is also common for people to be more sensitive and agitated on Read More »

How to recover from common football injuries faster while improving on the field performance.

How to recover from common football injuries faster while improving on the field performance. It is the middle of the football season. Recurring injuries may not only be preventable but may be symptoms of a problem you may not fully understand.  Pain in the ankle, knees, and hips that occur from running rather than hitting may be signs of a larger mechanical problem that involves how you move and how your body deals with the stresses of impact. Pain in the neck, shoulder, wrist or elbow may be caused by an area of the body other than where you hurt. Read More »

Walking more steps may improve your quality of sleep according to a new study featured in the NY Times.

Walking more steps may improve your quality of sleep according to a new study featured in the NY Times. The science of sleep continues to evolve.  Some people may have a poor quality of sleep due to stimulation caused by screens such as the television, phone or an e-reader, while other people may have an imbalance due to stress which can affect your cortisol levels which should be high in the morning and low at night allowing you to get to sleep. Sometimes our mattress can also make sleep difficult if it does not support us properly. CBD which may Read More »