Healthy News - January 2021

The work continues for coverage of chiropractic care for the benefits it offers West Des Moines chiropractic patients. 

CHIROPRACTIC BENEFITS AND COVERAGE

Federally directed insurance coverage for chiropractic care tends 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 even though a lack of evidence showing a rise in serious risks related to chiropractic care of back or neck 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, 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 example is that despite 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 costly and more effective ways are research-documented to ascertain 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 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, primed for recognition by providers as they are already recognized by West Des Moines back and neck pain patient recipients. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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. 
 
West Des Moines health benefits from glucosamine use include reduced overall early mortality and mortality from cardiovascular issues.

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

Taking glucosamine/chondroitin supplements is ever more described as positive. A recent paper states that using this combination 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) had a significantly lower risk of death. Additionally, current users experienced a significantly lower risk of death from cancer. (5) Even more specifically, regular use of glucosamine was associated with a significantly lower risk of total cardiovascular disease issues and death, coronary heart disease and stroke. (6) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa has certainly recognized the beneficial use of glucosamine and chondroitin to care for 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’s talk at your next West Des Moines chiropractic visit!

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