Healthy News - January 2021

The work expands for coverage of chiropractic care for the benefits it offers Pensacola chiropractic patients. 

CHIROPRACTIC BENEFITS AND COVERAGE

Federally directed insurance coverage for chiropractic care tends to restrict chiropractic regardless of the benefits chiropractic delivers to recipients. For example, chiropractic care for Medicare recipients seeking care from chiropractors for back pain is merely covered for spinal manipulation even though no evidence demonstrating an increase in serious risks associated with chiropractic care of back or neck pain for these Medicare patients. Actually, research has documented that chiropractic care improved the time of recovery, lessened the number of back surgeries in a year, reduced opioid-linked disability, diminished the number of falls and traumatic injuries, reduced the decline in activities of daily living and disability over time, and reduced costs and medical doctor visits for low back pain. (1) Another example is that even though new professional and insurance guidelines for clinical decision-making regarding back pain care, the Federal Employees Compensation Act still requires x-rays for chiropractic care to be reimbursed for care. (2) In place of imaging today, other less costly and more effective ways are research-documented to determine if spinal manipulation is suitable. Researchers are so experienced that they are now able to predict which low back pain patients will respond to spinal manipulation as a nonpharmacologic intervention recommended in clinical care guidelines today and by how much contingent upon factors like medication and exercise expectation, pain frequency, height, gender, extension ability, response to STarT Back Tool questionnaire. (3) The benefits of chiropractic care continue to expand and to be recorded, just waiting to be recognized by insurers as our Pensacola chiropractic patients already do!. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center provides pain-relieving care despite the payment system.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Clint Dickason on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to help a patient struggling with sciatic leg pain find relief. 
 
Pensacola health benefits from glucosamine use include reduced overall early mortality and mortality from cardiovascular issues.

Pensacola CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Glucosamine and Chondroitin: Not Just for The Disc Anymore!

Taking glucosamine/chondroitin supplements is ever more described as positive. A recent paper states that taking this combination decreased overall risk of early death about as efficiently as routine exercise. (The authors do not recommend not exercising though!) (4) Another review of 77,510 supplement users found that people who consumed glucosamine (alone or with chondroitin) were found to have a significantly lower risk of death. Further, current users experienced a significantly lower risk of death from cancer. (5) Even more specifically, regular use of glucosamine was associated with a significantly lower risk of total cardiovascular disease issues and death, coronary heart disease and stroke. (6) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center has certainly recognized the beneficial use of glucosamine and chondroitin to care for degenerated discs associated with back pain and neck pain. These additional benefits just raise the bar for the benefit of glucosamine and chondroitin. Are you taking yours? Let’s talk at your next Pensacola chiropractic visit!

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