Tag: headaches

Pain between the shoulders? Here’s why you should see a chiropractor first.

Pain between the shoulders? Here’s why you should see a chiropractor first. Pain between the shoulders is a common symptom chiropractors relieve in their offices. Patients will often try Advil or another medication first or may attribute the pain to some activity or attribute it to stress, without having an understanding of why they really hurt. Usually, tight and sore shoulders also affect the neck which may cause headaches and the person will often have other problems such as knee pain, plantar fasciitis, lower back pain, and even numbness in the hands while sleeping or driving. Unlike most doctors, chiropractors Read More »

Can Tension Headaches Cause Dizziness and Nausea?

Can Tension Headaches Cause Dizziness and Nausea? Up to 80% of adult Americans suffer from occasional tension headaches; about 3% get them daily. Chances are, you’ve had one before, and it was debilitating. You may even be suffering from one now. Are you wondering: can tension headaches cause dizziness and nausea? Then keep reading. We’ll address all your questions and concerns about tension headaches. What Are Tension Headaches? This may seem like a very basic question, but the fact is, many people confuse tension headaches for migraines. In general, these happen when the muscles in the back of your neck and/or scalp Read More »

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 »

Three new studies on Headache, lower back and neck pain suggest chiropractic methods are the least costly methods of treatment.

Three new studies on Headache, lower back and neck pain suggest chiropractic methods are the least costly methods of treatment. More than ever, when you visit your doctor for a health condition, patients find out that the first few dollars are purely theirs, rather than the insurance carriers, that pay for the care they received.  Ask anyone who has a large deductible plan, which is more common than ever before, and they will tell you that they need to strategize to meet this large sum before any insurance company begins to pay the doctor. Luckily, many of you pre fund Read More »

Over treatment of headaches racking up unnecessary costs; there is a safer and better way.

Over treatment of headaches racking up unnecessary costs; there is a safer and better way. Headache treatment is a great business. Medication, tests and specialist referrals all evaluate you to eventually treat your symptoms and rarely solve the problem. Life-threatening conditions are rare, and most patients eventually at the direction of their doctors take drugs to reduce the symptoms. Headaches are costing the healthcare system a bundle says  Business Insider. The problem begins with Primary care, who is taught to refer these cases and work them up with many tests at their disposal. When regular medications do not resolve the Read More »