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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

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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29May, 2016

Why Choose Chiropractic?

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It is estimated that, annually, doctors of chiropractic (DCs) treat more than 30 million Americans (adults and children). DCs are licensed to practice in all 50 states and the District of Columbia–and in many nations around the world–and undergo a rigorous education in the healing sciences at institutions accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. A growing list of research studies and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective. The evidence strongly supports the natural, whole-body and cost-effective approach of chiropractic services for […]
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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

Insurance Resources for Patients

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In developing benefit plans and reporting inappropriate actions of insurers, the patient is often the most effective advocate.  The main area of oversight of Departments of Insurance around the country is to protect the consumer (the patient).  Employers have a vested interest in ensuring the health and safety of their employees.  The ACA has developed resources to assist patients in advocating for appropriate care and putting a stop to unfair insurer practices which put patients at risk.  Listed below are methods by which you, the patient, can advocate for yourself.  […]
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29May, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic

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The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) receives many questions about chiropractic.  Below are answers to the most commonly asked questions. What conditions do chiropractors treat? How do I select a doctor of chiropractic? Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD? Is chiropractic treatment safe? Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children? Are chiropractors allowed to practice in hospitals or use medical outpatient facilities? Do insurance plans cover chiropractic? What type of education and training do chiropractors have? How is a chiropractic adjustment performed? Is chiropractic treatment ongoing? Why is there […]
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29May, 2016

History of Chiropractic Care

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The roots of chiropractic care can be traced all the way back to the beginning of recorded time. Writings from China and Greece written in 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C. mention spinal manipulation and the maneuvering of the lower extremities to ease low back pain. Hippocrates, the Greek physician, who lived from 460 to 357 B.C., also published texts detailing the importance of chiropractic care. In one of his writings he declares, “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases”. In the United States, the […]
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4Aug, 2016

Kissimmee Chiropractor Discusses Proper Child Backpacks

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Kissimmee Chiropractor Discusses Proper Child Backpacks By Integrative Physical Medicine | August 2, 2016 | Categories: Backpack Safety, Chiropractic Care | Although children are smaller than adults, and their bodies are still growing and developing, parents tend to weigh them down with backpacks that are far too heavy and unbalanced. Low back pain is the most common health issue suffered by Americans, and in many cases, it all starts in childhood with those oversize backpacks. No parent wants their child to suffer, so listen to the advice of a Kissimmee […]
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4Aug, 2016

Colic May be Helped by Debary Chiropractors

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Colic May be Helped by Debary Chiropractors By Integrative Physical Medicine | July 16, 2016 | Categories: Chiropractic Care & Colic |   Any parent that has had a colicky baby knows just how horribly frustrating and upsetting it can be. Not only do you have to see your child in discomfort or distress, but also it takes a toll on parents who aren’t able to sleep properly for weeks on end. All around, colic is a condition that causes a lot of stress to everyone involved. Luckily, Debary chiropractors […]
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4Aug, 2016

Lake Mary Chiropractor Discusses Herniated Discs

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Lake Mary Chiropractor Discusses Herniated Discs By Integrative Physical Medicine | July 2, 2016 | Categories: Chiropractic |   One of the back conditions that patients routinely visit a Lake Mary chiropractor for is a herniated disc. This type of injury generally responds well to chiropractic treatment, so it’s wise to schedule an appointment in the early stages. Herniated disc treatment can help patients avoid prescription pain medications and any side effects that come along with them. What Is a Herniated Disc? A herniated disc refers to a situation where the […]
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4Aug, 2016

Mount Dora Chiropractors May Help TMJ

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Mount Dora Chiropractors May Help TMJ By Integrative Physical Medicine | June 16, 2016 | Categories: Chiropractic Care & TMJ |   Among the areas of the body that Mount Dora chiropractors are able to help, many people are surprised to learn that the jaw is on the list. It’s easy to associate back pain and neck pain with chiropractic treatment, but people who suffer from TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder in Mount Dora can also find relief. What Is TMJ? Temporomandibular Joint Disorder refers to a group of conditions […]
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