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Healthy News - January 2021

The work continues for coverage of chiropractic care for the benefits it offers Ashburn chiropractic patients. 

CHIROPRACTIC BENEFITS AND COVERAGE

Federally directed insurance coverage for chiropractic care is more likely to limit chiropractic regardless of the benefits chiropractic delivers to recipients. For example, chiropractic care for Medicare recipients seeing chiropractors for back pain is only covered for spinal manipulation despite a lack of evidence demonstrating an increase in serious risks associated with chiropractic care of back or neck pain for these Medicare patients. As a matter of fact, research has shown that chiropractic care improved the time of recovery, reduced 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 lessened the costs and medical doctor visits for low back pain. (1) Another example is that regardless of 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 expensive and more valuable ways are research-documented to ascertain 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 depending on 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 expand and to be recorded, just waiting to be realized by insurers as our Ashburn chiropractic patients already do!. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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. 
 
Ashburn health benefits from glucosamine utilization include reduced overall early mortality and mortality from cardiovascular issues.

Ashburn 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 new paper states that using this combination decreased overall risk of early death about as efficiently as regular exercise. (The authors do not recommend not exercising though!) (4) Another review of 77,510 supplement users found that people who took 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 associated with a significantly lower risk of total cardiovascular disease issues and death, coronary heart disease and stroke. (6) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn has indeed recognized the beneficial use of glucosamine and chondroitin to take care of degenerative 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 us talk at your next Ashburn chiropractic visit!

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