Tag Archives: chiropractic

How Often Does Private Insurance Cover Chiropractic? How Do I Find Out If Mine Does?

Many people benefit from chiropractic care every year, and chiropractic care is frequently covered by private insurance companies. This is a very good thing, since it allows individuals and families who otherwise might not be in a financial position to afford treatment to get the help they need. However, insurers often place significant limitations on […]

Look Who Else Uses Chiropractic: Professional Football

Professional football teams recognize the value that having regular chiropractic care affords their players.  All of the 32 teams in the National Football League (NFL) use the services of a chiropractor for treating and preventing injuries to team members. Dr. Spencer H. Baron, a team chiropractor for the Miami Dolphins and past president of the […]

Chiropractic for Cyclists

A burning sensation in the shoulders, numbness of the arms and hands, and tightness in the neck are common sensations among both recreational and competitive cyclists. They might be easy to ignore at first, but if they come back again and again they can seriously interfere with both enjoyment and training progress. Upper and lower […]

How Old Should You Be to See a Chiropractor?

You can benefit from chiropractic care at any age. Because the birthing process – even with natural childbirth methods – can cause subtle injuries to the clavicle, collarbone, spine and neck, parents often bring their infants to their chiropractors for a checkup soon after they are born. Many chiropractors have received specialized training in pediatric […]

How Do I Know If I Need A Chiropractor?

Some people think chiropractors only treat back pain, but actually they are specialists in the entire musculoskeletal system. They do focus primarily on the spine and surrounding tissues, but the spine is intimately related to good functioning of the whole body. Chiropractors may treat back pain and spasms, sports injuries, headaches, and pregnancy pain. They […]

Are There Side Effects to Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic is recognized as one of the safest therapies you can use to treat joint pain, back and neck pain, headaches, and other conditions. Because no type of healthcare therapy is completely free of potential side effects, however, some adverse effects may occur. Many patients feel relief immediately following a chiropractic spinal adjustment, but some […]

Physics Meets Anatomy: An Introduction to Chiropractic BioPhysics®

Chiropractic BioPhysics® is a more systematic, comprehensive and scientific approach to chiropractic medicine. One of the main goals for overall health is attaining improved postural alignment, and the chiropractic techniques behind CBP® can help to attain that. But what exactly is Chiropractic BioPhysics®? The name originates from the concept of applying physics to biology in […]

Can Chiropractic Improve Golf Performance?

PGA golfers Tiger Woods and Padraig Harrington have used chiropractic services for years in order to improve and maintain their golfing performance.  Their successes suggest a benefit of chiropractic care, but it’s hard to know if it’s because of the care or because they are world-class athletes. Can chiropractic care help the average golfer improve […]

Comparing the Risks: Spinal Manipulation versus Back Surgery

While most people seeking medical care for back or neck pain recognize that they may have treatment options (often including chiropractic care and surgery), many do not understand the potential benefits and risks associated with those choices.  Patients who ask family, friends or coworkers for advice all too often hear secondhand stories about healthcare “miracles” […]

Are Chiropractic X-Rays Safe?

Patients occasionally ask whether chiropractic x-rays are safe, so we wanted to summarize the current FDA statements on x-ray safety and give you a couple credible resources where you can learn more. Read the full article if you want the complete story, but if you are looking for a quick answer, the FDA estimates that […]

Arthritis Doesn’t Have to Mean It’s Time to Slow Down

New Expectations and New Advice for Today’s Arthritis Sufferers If you or someone you care about is suffering from arthritis, you should know that arthritis doesn’t have to mean an end to an active lifestyle.  Prior generations may have accepted the condition as an inevitable part of aging and been given a standard prescription of […]

Are You Looking in the Right Place for Back Pain Relief?

What You Can Learn From America’s Back Pain Experience A June 2010 article by Associated Press Medical Writer Lauran Neergaard shines a bright light on the problem of back pain in America.  In the article, entitled “Back Pain May Be Widely Over-Treated in the U.S.”, she raises some great questions about how we’re spending our […]

Find the Right Pillow for a Healthier Night’s Sleep

Sleepless in America? For more than one in three Americans, getting a good night’s sleep isn’t as easy you might think.  According to a recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation, a combination of daily stress and lifestyle choices (including nighttime activities as well as eating and exercise habits) is causing more than a third […]