Reduced Medicare Costs with Chiropractic

More visits to chiropractic physicians and fewer visits to primary care medical physicians  can lead to $83.5 million in savings. Researchers have estimated that chiropractic care may reduce the number of Medicare patient visits to primary care medical physicians for back and/or neck pain, resulting in annual savings of $83.5 million. Source: Davis et al. […]

Chiropractic Care for Older Medicare Patients

Saves Money, Shortens Back Pain Episodes Patients with chronic low back pain and other medical problems received three different types of care. The results are in: Chiropractic manipulation only: lowest cost and shortest back pain episodes Combo chiropractic & medical care: second lowest cost Medical care only: highest cost If you want to lower your […]

Chiropractic and Opioid Prescriptions

  More doctors of chiropractic (DCs) could mean fewer opioid prescriptions for younger Medicare beneficiaries. Higher number of DCs per capita is strongly correlated with a lower proportion of Medicare patients who fill opioid prescriptions. If you currently have back pain, neck pain, or need a chiropractic care in Houston, please consult with your local […]

Low Back Pain & Spinal Manipulation – American College of Physicians

  New guidelines published by the American College of Physicians (ACP) note that most acute low back pain improves over time regardless of treatment; however, ACP recommends that patients who seek relief should first select non-drug treatments such as superficial heat, massage, acupuncture or spinal manipulation before turning to pain medications.

Chiropractic Care For Elderly Lower Back Pain

Clear Lake Chiropractor Comments: Chiropractic treatment of elderly lower back pain (LBP) has been reported to be very safe and highly effective.  In fact, back in 1994, guidelines were published recommending that chiropractic treatment of low back pain should be a first consideration / treatment of choice in front of many other forms of back […]

What Causes Headaches And What Can I Do About It?

Clear Lake Chiropractor Comments: “I woke up this morning with an excruciating headache.  I thought the top of my head was going to blow off!”  “I notice as the day goes on, tightness in my neck worsens and I get a headache usually by 2-3pm.” “I don’t know if I can do my work with […]

Neck Pain Causes and Chiropractic Treatment

Houston Chiropractor Comments: What are some common neck pain causes? Neck pain is a very common complaint that chiropractic has been found to be very effective in treating. Common Neck Pain Causes There are many neck pain causes including posture related (such as a forward head carriage) and repetitive strain (such as long static holding of awkward […]

Natural Muscle Spasm Treatment

Clear Lake City Chiropractor Comments: A common question that I get consistently from patients, old or young, male or female, athletic or a couch potato is what they can do for muscle spasm treatment. For the sake of this article I will call a muscle spasm a forceful, intermittent & involuntary contraction of a muscle. […]

Three Chiropractic Terms You Should Know

Three Chiropractic Terms You Should Know Chiropractor In Houston TX Comments: Like all professions, chiropractic medicine has its own terminology. Every week I will have a new patient ask me what at least one of these three words mean. The three most common chiropractic terms that I am asked to define are chiropractic, subluxation and […]

What Do Insurance Companies Say About Chiropractic?

Houston Chiropractic Comments: If chiropractic care helps patients get better faster and costs the patient and/or insurance company less, shouldn’t EVERY low back pain patient FIRST see a chiropractor before any other type of doctor? That is in fact, what should be done, based on the literature. A few years ago a report was delivered on […]