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29May, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions About Oviedo Chiropractic Care

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Q: What conditions do chiropractors treat? A: Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions.  DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches…particularly with their highly sinjured  manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction […]
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29May, 2016

Insurance Coverage of Chiropractic: Quick Facts

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Chiropractic care is available to members of the armed forces at more than 40 military bases in the U.S., and at nearly 30veteran’s administration medical facilities. The U.S. Congress has authorized that certain chiropractic services for all Americans be covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Federal employees have chiropractic coverage in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program and in the Federal Employee Worker’s Compensation Program. Chiropractic treatment is a covered benefit in virtually all traditional insurance policies. In fact, according to some reports, as many as 87 percent of all insured American workers have coverage for chiropractic services […]
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29May, 2016

Key Facts About the Chiropractic Profession

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There are 77,000 Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) in the United States who are required to pass a series of four national board exams1  and be state licensed.2   Roughly another 3,000 DCs work in academic and management roles. There are approximately 10,000 chiropractic students3  in 18 nationally accredited, chiropractic doctoral graduate education programs4  across the United States with 2,500 Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) entering the workforce every year.5  An estimated 40,000 chiropractic assistants (CAs)6  are in clinical7  and business management roles for chiropractic practices across the United States. It is […]
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29May, 2016

What Research Shows About Chiropractic

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A growing list of research studies and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective.  Following are excerpts and summaries from a few of those studies. The evidence strongly supports the natural, whole-body and cost-effective approach of chiropractic for a variety of conditions. For Acute and Chronic Pain “Many treatments are available for low back pain. Often exercises and physical therapy can help. Some people benefit from chiropractic therapy or acupuncture.” Goodman et al. (2013), Journal of the American Medical Association   “[Chiropractic Manipulative […]
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29May, 2016

What to Expect on Your First Visit

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Many new patients are not sure what to expect during their first appointment with a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). Chiropractors start by taking a patient’s history and then performing a physical examination to develop a working diagnosis. Imaging or lab tests (such as MRI, CT scan or X-ray) may be used to confirm a diagnosis. The combination of the history, exam, and diagnostic studies will enable your doctor of chiropractic to reach a diagnosis, which will help him or her to determine whether chiropractic services are appropriate for your condition. If your […]
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