Chiropractic and Alternative Healthcare

Chiropractic care has been utilized as an alternative health care treatment for over a 100 years and has provided millions of individuals with pain relief. Of the over 320 million people that are with in the United States, only roughly 10% utilize chiropractic care for their pain needs.  Most people believe that as we age we automatically lose our flexibility and our pain automatically increases. The truth of the matter is if we allow ourselves to lose our flexibility by becoming sedentary the faster we age and the more and faster our joints under go degeneration. A medical doctor by the name of Henry Windsor concluded that disease PREcedes old age and tends to cause it.

The spine becomes stiff first and old age follows. Therefore we may say, a man is as old as his spine; the arteries becoming hardened later from constant vasomotor spasm, following sympathetic irritation.”  Chiropractic adjustments act like WD40 for your spine – keeping your joints flexible, your organs youthful and your health potential at its maximum.  If you want to win the battle against time, make regular Chiropractic a part of your age defying routine, maintain an active lifestyle and consume only foods that provide sustenance rather than quick gratification.  Contact your local Chandler chiropractic clinic for more information.

 

Neck Pain and Headaches

I had a killer headache over the weekend.  It started on Saturday and I woke again with it on Sunday.  I’m not a fan of taking pills like aspirin or ibuprofen so I tried just living with it.  Unfortunately, I had things I needed to get done and couldn’t take it anymore.  I was mentioning my headache to a friend in a text and he let me know that another one of his friends is a chiropractor and had given him some things to do for his headaches.  He gave me a few simple stretches to do and my headache was mostly gone after about fifteen minutes.

I never really considered that I needed to stretch my neck to get rid of my headache, but that’s what all the stretches were for.  I guess it makes sense since my neck was tight, but I didn’t realize that my neck could cause my headaches.  The stretches were just tucking my chin to my chest and using my hands to pull down lightly.  Then it was stretching straight over and moving the ears toward the shoulders and again using the arm to pull a little bit.  I held each stretch for 20-30 seconds, then rested for a minute and did it again.  It worked like a charm.  My next stop will be to visit the chiropractor!

Healthcare Insurance Still Making Big Bucks

As a healthcare provider, I think I may have made more money if I had invested in healthcare insurance companies instead of treating people and billing their insurance.  Healthcare insurance companies are raking in the money.  Even in this economy, they are making enough money to provide their CEO’s with $300 million retirement packages.  They make a lot of their money by denying insurance claims that they consider to be “not medically necessary.”  That is  a term used by insurance companies to say that according to their guidelines, the patient didn’t actually need the services.  When they determine this, which is almost always after the service has been performed, either the patient is responsible to pay all of the charges or the healthcare provider gets paid nothing.

Another way they make money is by charging for premiums stating that certain coverages are available, but they really aren’t available when the patient tried to use them.  For instance, it’s not uncommon for an insurance company to claim it has chiropractic benefits.  However, the patient has a $5000 deductible to meet before they will pay a dime for chiropractic care.  On top of that, they pay a maximum of $55 per visit to the chiropractor, which means that person would have to see the chiropractor 91 times in the year before they would have to pay.  They know this will never happen, yet they claim they have coverage.  I don’t know how it’s not considered fraud, but they find the legal loopholes and continue to work the system.  Feel free to visit ApexMedicalAZ to find out more.