Healthy News - January 2021

The work continues for coverage of chiropractic care for the benefits it offers Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients. 

CHIROPRACTIC BENEFITS AND COVERAGE

Federally directed insurance coverage for chiropractic care is more likely to limit chiropractic despite the benefits chiropractic affords recipients. For example, chiropractic care for Medicare recipients visiting chiropractors for back pain is merely covered for spinal manipulation despite no evidence showing an increase in serious risks associated with chiropractic care of neck or back pain for these Medicare patients. Actually, research has shown that chiropractic care improved the time of recovery, decreased the number of back surgeries in a year, lessened 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 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) In place of imaging today, other less costly and more effective ways are research-documented to ascertain if spinal manipulation is suitable. 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 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 expand and to be recorded, just waiting to be recognized by insurers as our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients already do!. The Novelli Wellness 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 experiencing sciatic leg pain find relief. 
 
Buffalo, NY health benefits from glucosamine utilization include reduced overall early mortality and mortality from cardiovascular issues.

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

Taking glucosamine/chondroitin supplements is ever more reported positive. A recent paper states that taking this combo reduced overall risk of early death about as effectively as regular exercise. (The authors do not recommend not exercising though!) (4) Another review of 77,510 supplement users discovered that people who consumed 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 precisely, regular use of glucosamine was linked to a significantly lower risk of total cardiovascular disease issues and death, coronary heart disease and stroke. (6) The Novelli Wellness Center has certainly recognized the beneficial use of glucosamine and chondroitin to take care of degenerative discs related to 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 Buffalo, NY chiropractic visit!

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