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» God's Pharmacy
» AUTO ACCIDENT COVERAGE
» SPINAL DECOMPRESSION
» Bill Introduced to Modernize Medicare Coverage of Chiropractic Services
» Chiropractic Care - Not Just For Back Problems
» Stay Cool For Better Exercise Performance and Safety

God's Pharmacy  

It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish...All before making a human. He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These are best and more poerful when eaten raw. We're such slow learners....

Check out sites like www.faithandhealthconnection.org, www.manataka.org, and beliefnet.com.

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AUTO ACCIDENT COVERAGE  

GET YOUR ACCIDENT MEDICAL BILLS PAID. Did you know there is a portion of your automobile policy that not only allows you to go to any doctor you want regardless of your health insurance but pays your bills? Your car insurance protects your car, not the people inside of it. �Medical Payments� (often called Med Pay) or �Personal Injury Protection� (PIP) covers the medical cost of all passengers in your vehicle including you if they are injured in an accident. Med Pay will cover the medical cost resulting from an accident regardless of who was at fault. Only injuries caused directly by the accident will be covered by Med Pay. Keep in mind Med Pay is purchased on a �by vehicle� basis. This means if you have two cars you must purchase Med Pay for both if you wish to be covered in either car. It�s also very important to point out that Med Pay is not a replacement for health insurance. Med Pay coverage is strictly limited to injuries that occur during auto accidents and almost always has a limit (We suggest a minimum of $10,000 in coverage). Your health insurance can also cover your injuries if you�re in a car accident: the difference is that Med Pay will cover the other people in the car. Additionally, Med Pay or PIP covers your medical cost from an accident at 100%, usually without deductibles and co-payments. If you use your health insurance to cover your accident-related medical expenses you may be subject to plan restrictions, high deductible, co-payments and re-payment. What does all that mean for you? It means that at the end of your accident related treatment you may not have any outstanding doctor bills to pay and so have decreased your liability. This low cost insurance can be an effective way to pay for your treatment bills. Check your automobile declaration page or call your insurance agent to find out your specific coverage�s. Most insurance agents do not recommended it. It is an optional coverage and you must request it.  Contact your insurance agent to find the right coverage to fit your individual needs. If you or anyone you know has been involved in an automobile accident the key to recover is early evaluation and treatment. Don�t wait to see if it goes away, call our office immediately.

Author:Jay Di Vagno, DC
Source:Various
Copyright:n/a 2014


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SPINAL DECOMPRESSION  

An often overlooked treatment that is highly successful for slipped or herniated disc is available in our office. This is a non-surgical alternative procedure for relieving low back, neck, arm and leg (sciatica) pain.

Treatment is directed towards relieving pressure on structures such as nerves and disc that may be a major source of pain. It can relieve the pain associated with bulging, herniated and degenerative disc. If you or someone you know have any one of these conditions have them call and schedule an appointment to see if they are a candidate for spinal decompression. Chiropractic first, Drugs second and Surgery last!

Author:Jay Di Vagno, DC
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Copyright:2017 2017


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Bill Introduced to Modernize Medicare Coverage of Chiropractic Services  
A bill that would update Medicare by increasing its coverage of services provided by doctors of chiropractic within the full extent of their licensure was introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation, H.R. 3654, known as the Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act of 2019, would align Medicares coverage of chiropractic services with that of other federal health care providers as well as many private health plans. The bipartisan legislation, introduced by Reps. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.) and Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), would enable beneficiaries to more easily access the chiropractic professions broad-based, non-drug approach to pain management, which includes Medicare-covered services such as manual manipulation of the spine and extremities, evaluation and management services, diagnostic imaging and utilization of other non-drug approaches that have become an important strategy in national efforts to stem the epidemic of prescription opioid overuse and abuse. "The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is encouraged that this bill would finally give Medicare beneficiaries access to the same safe and effective chiropractic services that members of our military, veterans, and federal employees now enjoy," said ACA President Robert C. Jones, DC. "We applaud Rep. Higgins and Rep. Reed, who recognize the necessity of modernizing Medicare's chiropractic coverage to meet the needs of today's beneficiaries," added Keith Overland, DC, chairman of the ACA Legislative Advisory Board. Since 1972, Medicare beneficiaries have been covered for only one chiropractic servicemanual manipulation of the spineforcing them to access additional medically necessary care from other types of providers or to pay out of pocket for the services from their chiropractor. Chiropractors are the only physician-level providers in the Medicare program whose services are restricted in this manner. The federal Medicare program currently serves more than 55 million individuals; various projections forecast the number of people age 65 or older increasing by about one-third over the next decade.

Author:ChiroPlanet.com
Source:Acatoday.com July 9, 2019.
Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2019


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Chiropractic Care - Not Just For Back Problems  

Chiropractors have always maintained that chiropractic care is not just for the treatment of back and neck pain, but is in fact effective for other conditions issues as well. A new case study, published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine backs these claims by examining the treatment of arm and hand pain. A 41-year-old female patient was experiencing alarming pain, numbness and weakness in her right arm and hand. Her symptoms had begun three weeks prior to treatment, when she woke up in the morning and assumed she had slept wrong. Medical assessments confirmed her pain, numbness and decreased grip strength. Treatment began immediately and included specific chiropractic manipulative therapy as well as myofascial therapy and elastic therapeutic taping. The patient was also assigned an active home care regimen which included postural exercises and workstation ergonomics education. The resultsThe patient showed immediate improvement of her numbness and weakness after just the first treatment. The case studys authors noted that over a series of eleven treatments, her symptoms were completely resolved and she was able to return to work without pain. If youre experiencing any sort of body pain, numbness or loss of strength, contact your local chiropractor today. Consultations are affordable, safe and chances are very good that chiropractic care may be able to help!

Author:ChiroPlanet.com
Source:Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. Volume 12, Issue 2; June 2013.
Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2013


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Stay Cool For Better Exercise Performance and Safety  

As the temperature rises so too does the risk for exercise related heat stroke and performance drop. The human body doesn't perform optimally when it becomes too hot. New research shows that using cooling techniques such as ice vests or cold water bathing/applications before and/or during workouts increases performance. Your body requires significant energy and blood flow to keep your body from overheating. Any external assistance with the cooling process provides the body with additional energy and blood flow to exercising muscles. Various cooling methods were studied including the use of cooling vests and cold packs, consumption of cold water or ice slurries, immersion in a cold water bath or a combination. Researchers also studied the effects on performance comparing pre-exercise applications vs. during exercise applications. Researchers found while pre-exercise and during exercise applications of cold increased performance, a combination of the two worked best. One of the most effective applications was wearing an ice chest during exercise along with a combination of pre-exercise techniques. Doing so improved athletic performance by close to 7 percent. In addition to the increased performance, cooling techniques reduce potential for heat stroke - a very common side effect of exercise, especially in the summer heat.

Author:ChiroPlanet.com
Source:British Journal of Sports Medicine, online April 19, 2014.
Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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