Healthy News - January 2021

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

CHIROPRACTIC BENEFITS AND COVERAGE

Federally directed insurance coverage for chiropractic care tends to restrict chiropractic despite the benefits chiropractic delivers to recipients. For example, chiropractic care for Medicare recipients visiting chiropractors for back pain is merely covered for spinal manipulation even though a lack of evidence showing an increase in serious risks related to chiropractic care of neck or back pain for these Medicare patients. Actually, research has demonstrated that chiropractic care sped up recovery, lessened the number of back surgeries in a year, lessened opioid-linked disability, shrank the number of falls and traumatic injuries, slowed the decline in activities of daily living and disability over time, and lessened the costs and medical doctor visits for low back pain. (1) Another case in point is that despite new professional and insurance guidelines for clinical decision-making regarding back pain care, the Federal Employees Compensation Act still necessitates x-rays for chiropractic care to be reimbursed for care. (2) Rather than imaging today, other less costly and more valuable ways are research-documented to figure out if spinal manipulation is appropriate. Researchers are so sophisticated as to be 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, gender, height, extension ability, response to STarT Back Tool questionnaire. (3) The benefits of chiropractic care continue to grow and to be documented, ready to be acknowledged by insurers like they are already acknowledged by Minster back pain and neck pain recipients. Minster Chiropractic 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 utilization of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to help a patient experiencing sciatic leg pain find relief. 
 
Minster health benefits from glucosamine use include reduced overall early mortality and mortality from cardiovascular issues.

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

Taking glucosamine/chondroitin supplements is more and more reported positive. A recent paper explains 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 study of 77,510 supplement users discovered that people who used glucosamine (alone or with chondroitin) were found to have a significantly lower risk of death. Further, current users had a significantly lower risk of death from cancer. (5) Even more specifically, regular use of glucosamine was linked to a significantly lower risk of total cardiovascular disease issues and death, coronary heart disease and stroke. (6) Minster Chiropractic Center has indeed seen the beneficial use of glucosamine and chondroitin to care for degenerative 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 Minster chiropractic visit!

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