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Healthy News - January 2021

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

CHIROPRACTIC BENEFITS AND COVERAGE

Federally directed insurance coverage for chiropractic care tends to restrict chiropractic regardless of the benefits chiropractic provides recipients. For example, chiropractic care for Medicare recipients visiting chiropractors for back pain is only covered for spinal manipulation despite no evidence showing an increase in serious risks related to chiropractic care of back or neck pain for these Medicare patients. Actually, research has shown that chiropractic care sped up recovery, reduced the number of back surgeries in a year, decreased opioid-linked disability, shrank the number of falls and traumatic injuries, slowed 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) Rather than imaging today, other less costly and more effective ways are research-documented to determine if spinal manipulation is appropriate. 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 depending on 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 grow and to be documented, just waiting to be realized by insurers as our Murfreesboro chiropractic patients already do!. Most Chiropractic Clinic 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. 
 
Murfreesboro health benefits from glucosamine use include reduced overall early mortality and mortality from cardiovascular issues.

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

Taking glucosamine/chondroitin supplements is more and more described as positive. A recent paper explains that using this combo 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 took glucosamine (alone or with chondroitin) were found to have a significantly lower risk of death. Additionally, 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) Most Chiropractic Clinic has certainly recognized the beneficial use of glucosamine and chondroitin to care for degenerated discs associated with back pain and neck pain. These other benefits just raise the bar for the benefit of glucosamine and chondroitin. Are you taking yours? Let’s talk at your next Murfreesboro chiropractic visit!

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