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Chiropractic care saves 40% when treating low back pain

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Chiropractic News, Chiropractic research, Chiropractor Woodstock | 0 comments

Chiropractic care saves 40% when treating low back pain   A recent study performed by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) finds that low back pain care when initiated with a Chiropractor (DC) saves 40% of health care costs when compared with care initiated by an MD.   This was a very large study featuring data from 85,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield members.  This is a ground breaking study in the chiropractic profession at a time when many insurance companies are trying to limit or decrease chiropractic care benefits.   Companies that are doing this may be inadvertently paying more for care than if they had removed these restrictions.  Low back pain is a...

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Chiropractic care before Surgery when treating Sciatica

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Back Pain, Chiropractic Advice, Chiropractic News, Chiropractic research, Sciatica, Spinal surgery | 0 comments

Chiropractic Care Before Surgery Recommended for Sciatica     A recent study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics compared spinal manipulation (adjustments) with a common surgery performed for patients with sciatica.    In this study 120 patients with sciatica caused by disc herniation were included.   To be included in the study patients had to have failed to respond positively to at least 3 months of non-operative management including treatment with analgesics, lifestyle modification, physiotherapy, massage therapy, and or acupuncture.  Patients were then randomly assigned to either a Chiropractor for Chiropractic...

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Can Chiropractic Care Improve Your Golf Game?

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Back Pain, Chiropractic Care, Chiropractic News, sports chiropractic | 0 comments

Can Chiropractic Care Improve Your Golf Game?

Can Chiropractic Improve Your Golf Game? “Chiropractic care aims to help improve posture and flexibility, two components of longer and more powerful drives.”     Just minutes after Jordan Spieth won the 2015 masters he began thanking all the people who had helped make his dream come possible.  Jordan began by thanking his family and his caddy he thanked his swing coach and then he thanked his Chiropractor.   Jordan knows that under chiropractic care he was able to reach the top of his game.  Jordan Spieth is not alone in the world of top professional athletes that have endorsed chiropractic care in helping them reach their top level of...

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Low back Pain and Spinal Surgery. A review of recent literature.

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Back Pain, Chiropractic Advice, Chiropractic Care, Chiropractic News, Chiropractor Woodstock, Spinal surgery | 0 comments

Writing as a chiropractor it may seem a little out of the ordinary to discuss low back pain from the perspective of spinal surgery. Some may see chiropractic and surgery as competing entities for the treatment of spinal conditions. The truth is that both treatments have an important place in management of low back pain. Even as a Chiropractor and a passionate supporter or the art, science, and philosophy of Chiropractic I am aware that there are times when back and or leg pain is best to be managed by surgical procedures.   To determine what management is appropriate for each individual case it is important to review recent research on topic. One recent study released...

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