Healthy Drink Alternative


There are few things more inviting than a hot cup of coffee on a cold and dreary day. But for those who would like a healthy alternative…

 

 

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Source: http://www.symmetryspineandwellness.com/content/healthy-drink-alternative

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Due to Kickbacks, Risky Back Surgeries are on the Rise

Today I came upon a post by Dr. Graeme Gibson, Seattle Chiropractor that discusses an article he read on yahoo about orthopedic doctors receiving kickbacks for surgical procedures.  I took interest to this because this is not surprising at all, as medical doctors and pharmaceutical companies have been known for years for this kickback disgrace.

Many medications and now surgeries that people are receiving are unnecessary and put patients at risk.  Unfortunately most patients trust their doctors that what is being prescribed is in their best interest.  But when one knows the statistics of back surgeries having less than a 50% success rate and a high risk or paralysis, why are these procedures being done before conservative care in many instances?

Most outcomes of surgery, even if get pain relief, the patient is then extremely limited in their daily activities.  In most instances a surgery is considered a success if it provides pain relief, which most of the time lasts only 1 to 5 years, and then further surgical procedures are required.

Yes, medications and surgery are needed at times, but not at the rate they are being recommended.  It’s always important that a patient gets a second opinion, and if necessary a 3rd opinion before taking drastic measures such as surgery.  I highly recommend that anybody that has back pain, have one of those opinions be from a chiropractor as chiropractors are one of the few who are highly qualified for spinal problems.  Many times a short treatment plan of chiropractic care can determine if a patient can improve and avoid surgery.  Chiropractic is known to have around an 85% success rate with back pain, without the side effects of drugs or surgery.

I also have firsthand experience with back surgery, as my mother was told 15 years ago she needed surgery for spinal stenosis and a herniated disc and nothing else would help.  Fortunately for her, I was in chiropractic college and I said to please try going to a chiropractor.  I referred her to somebody I knew in her town… and we prevented her surgery for around 12 years before “needing” the surgery.  Chiropractic helped her maintain her normal daily activities without restriction.  Fortunately, when time came, I found her a great orthopedic surgeon who has an amazing reputation.

In my 13 years in practice, I have helped patients in Freehold, Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Colts Neck, Jackson, and Morganville, NJ avoid unnecessary surgeries that orthopedic doctors said were the only answer.  So before opting for surgery, give us a call to see if we can help you.

If you are looking for a great Seattle Chiropractic office in Washington, look up Dr. Graeme Gibson, DC

Queen Anne Chiropractic Center

1905 Queen Anne Avenue North

Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 282-8275

Source: http://www.chiropractorfreehold.com/due-to-kickbacks-risky-back-surgeries-are-on-the-rise/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=due-to-kickbacks-risky-back-surgeries-are-on-the-rise

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Trends in the Use and Cost of Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Under Medicare Part B

Chiro.Org Blog: Chiropractic claims account for less than 1/10th of 1% of overall Medicare expenditures. Allowed services, allowed charges, and fee-for-service payments for chiropractic spinal manipulation under Medicare Part B generally increased from 2002, peaked in 2005 and 2006, and then declined through 2008. Per user spending for chiropractic spinal manipulation also declined by 18% from 2006 to 2008, in contrast to 10% growth in total spending per beneficiary and 16% growth in overall Medicare spending.

Source: http://www.chiro.org/wordpress/?p=15375

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McMaster chiropractic working group aims to further health research and interdisciplinary care

Source The Vancouver Sun by Dr Don Nixdorf Research is key to developing better treatments and care protocols to eliminate disease and stay healthy.  The chiropractic profession is fortunate to have twelve Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) research chairs in major universities across the country, each of which conducts and contributes to world class research. […]

Source: http://www.chiro.org/wordpress/?p=14878

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Top Ten things I wish I knew as a Chiropractic Student: 5. What type of office space is ideal?

Imagine with me for just a second, go ahead close your eyes. Well, close them after you read the next sentence. Visualize with me the perfect picture of your new chiropractic office space.  Is it large or small, stand alone or strip, on a busy street or peaceful road?  Every one of you is going to have a different picture in your mind and a myriad of different answers.

Now take a minute and put yourself in patient’s shoes and visualize what you expect, when visiting a doctor’s office for the first time.  Very likely, you will have two very different looking pictures. One important thing when planning your practice is to find a middle ground where you have your own unique space without disappointing a patient’s expectation of what a successful doctor’s office looks like.

When it comes to space for your new chiropractic practice, there are several factors to consider:  structure, square footage, footprint, build out & office flow.  The simplest thing to do when looking for space is, step back and ask yourself a couple simple questions.

Would I as a patient come to this building for my health care needs? (Ugly office)

Would I return for multiple visits to this area if necessary? (Poor neighborhood)

Is there ease of entry and exit? (Traffic is a headache)

Your individual list should go on and on.  Be creative and logical with the questions you ask yourself and be objective.  Now, being objective is a challenge when opening your new office.  Many times there are so many pressures placed on you to get open that you can act on emotions and not sound reasoning. If you find yourself struggling to make informed clear decisions on you space, get some help from someone outside of your situation that will give you an unbiased view.  Be sure that whomever you have help you has a track record and experience with successfully accomplishing what you want to.  A very important aspect of making the decision on you new space is to know the parameters of a successful office.  There are absolute principles involved and there are unlimited variations depending on your particular brand of chiropractic.

The key is know what YOU need so that you are not jumping at the cheapest space or over spending on frontage space that you may or may not need.

Question:  What action steps do you need to take to determine your ideal office space?

Top Ten things I wish I knew as a Chiropractic Student: 5. What type of office space is ideal? is a post from: Dr. Jeremy Brubaker

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/DrJeremyBrubaker/~3/jx6mbuz5jjg/

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Top Ten things I wish I knew as a Chiropractic Student: 5. What type of office space is ideal?

Imagine with me for just a second, go ahead close your eyes. Well, close them after you read the next sentence. Visualize with me the perfect picture of your new chiropractic office space.  Is it large or small, stand alone or strip, on a busy street or peaceful road?  Every one of you is going to have a different picture in your mind and a myriad of different answers.

Now take a minute and put yourself in patient’s shoes and visualize what you expect, when visiting a doctor’s office for the first time.  Very likely, you will have two very different looking pictures. One important thing when planning your practice is to find a middle ground where you have your own unique space without disappointing a patient’s expectation of what a successful doctor’s office looks like.

When it comes to space for your new chiropractic practice, there are several factors to consider:  structure, square footage, footprint, build out & office flow.  The simplest thing to do when looking for space is, step back and ask yourself a couple simple questions.

Would I as a patient come to this building for my health care needs? (Ugly office)

Would I return for multiple visits to this area if necessary? (Poor neighborhood)

Is there ease of entry and exit? (Traffic is a headache)

Your individual list should go on and on.  Be creative and logical with the questions you ask yourself and be objective.  Now, being objective is a challenge when opening your new office.  Many times there are so many pressures placed on you to get open that you can act on emotions and not sound reasoning. If you find yourself struggling to make informed clear decisions on you space, get some help from someone outside of your situation that will give you an unbiased view.  Be sure that whomever you have help you has a track record and experience with successfully accomplishing what you want to.  A very important aspect of making the decision on you new space is to know the parameters of a successful office.  There are absolute principles involved and there are unlimited variations depending on your particular brand of chiropractic.

The key is know what YOU need so that you are not jumping at the cheapest space or over spending on frontage space that you may or may not need.

Question:  What action steps do you need to take to determine your ideal office space?

Top Ten things I wish I knew as a Chiropractic Student: 5. What type of office space is ideal? is a post from: Dr. Jeremy Brubaker

Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/DrJeremyBrubaker/~3/jx6mbuz5jjg/

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