Healthy News - January 2021 CHIROPRACTIC BENEFITS AND COVERAGE Federally directed insurance coverage for chiropractic care tends to restrict chiropractic despite the benefits chiropractic delivers to recipients. For example, chiropractic care for Medicare recipients seeking care from chiropractors for back pain is merely covered for spinal manipulation despite no evidence showing a rise in serious risks related to chiropractic care of neck or back pain for these Medicare patients. As a matter of fact, research has demonstrated that chiropractic care sped up recovery, lessened the number of back surgeries in a year, reduced opioid-linked disability, shrank the number of falls and traumatic injuries, slowed the decline in activities of daily living and disability over time, and lessened the costs and medical doctor visits for low back pain. (1) Another case in point is that even though new professional and insurance guidelines for clinical decision-making regarding back pain care, the Federal Employees Compensation Act still necessitates x-rays for chiropractic care to be reimbursed for care. (2) In place of imaging today, other less expensive and more effective ways are research-documented to figure out if spinal manipulation is appropriate. Researchers are so experienced that they are now able to predict which low back pain patients will respond to spinal manipulation as a nonpharmacologic intervention recommended in clinical care guidelines today and by how much depending on factors like medication and exercise expectation, pain frequency, gender, height, extension ability, response to STarT Back Tool questionnaire. (3) The benefits of chiropractic care continue to grow and to be documented, ready to be acknowledged by insurers like they are already acknowledged by Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain recipients. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc provides pain-relieving care despite the payment system.Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Clint Dickason on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his utilization of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to help a patient struggling with sciatic leg pain find relief. Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Glucosamine and Chondroitin: Not Just for The Disc Anymore! Taking glucosamine/chondroitin supplements is ever more described as positive. A new paper explains that using this combo reduced overall risk of early death about as efficiently as regular exercise. (The authors do not recommend not exercising though!) (4) Another review of 77,510 supplement users found that people who took glucosamine (alone or with chondroitin) had a significantly lower risk of death. Additionally, current users experienced a significantly lower risk of death from cancer. (5) Even more precisely, regular use of glucosamine was associated with a significantly lower risk of total cardiovascular disease issues and death, coronary heart disease and stroke. (6) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has indeed recognized the beneficial use of glucosamine and chondroitin to take care of degenerative discs associated with back pain and neck pain. These other benefits just raise the bar for the benefit of glucosamine and chondroitin. Are you taking yours? Let’s talk at your next Fort Wayne chiropractic visit! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Thank you for trusting Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc with your healthcare needs and welcoming our chiropractic care into your life. Schedule your appointment today! We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment! "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."