Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

April 19, 2018

What is the hurry!

Run a red light + run into bus = not worth it!

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April 16, 2018

Finally, the media is saying it, and it is true…

Some would say that if the national, mainstream, media say it, it must be true.

Others would say that if the mainstream media said it, it can’t be true.

Well, there is a middle ground. Sometimes, some of what the mainstream media says is somewhat true. This article highlights the media, finally, giving some coverage of a national disgrace, a crime actually. But all of that is old news if you have been reading this Blog (search the main topics, or words from the article, here by using the Search box, and you will find many, many Posts covering these very same issues – going back 13 years).

April 11, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) & Dementia: Not Good News

This is not good news for those of us who played Rugby in college, or participated in boxing, or basketball, or any other violent sports.

But, like every other toxic exposure from our past, we can take measures. The body naturally heals: it is self-healing – given the opportunity and a healing environment.

The brain, of all things, is ‘plastic’ and can be molded. There are a dozen or more posts in this Blog regarding that. Physical, chemical, and mental. Keep it simple.

Get adjusted. Eat well. Exercise appropriately.

Nowadays life is more complex than in the past. Dealing with all of our exposures is an active exercise in the pursuit of health (detox is not just a buzz word).

Search this Blog and you will find much that can support you whether you are in Relief, Rehab, or Recovery mode. It is all about promoting health – getting on the path of health from where ever you are. Use it to your  benefit.

April 2, 2018

“You have ruined me for using other Chiropractors.”

The words of a patient on Friday.

Nice to know.

March 26, 2018

Fibromyalgia & Tai Chi: Research

http://www.bmj.com/content/360/bmj.k851

March 8, 2018

Heavy, and don’t want to be…

These links may be of help…

Medscape article…

And the Study it refers to: http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/10/2/189

 

March 2, 2018

Why Mainstream Medicine is Clueless

“The next step in this process is to come up with a drug that can target this receptor,”

It is because that is how they think!

That quote came from here…

The answer is actually right there in the bold type, but they though they have eyes, they can not see it.

February 3, 2018

The Opioid Crisis: Who Is/Is Not Guided By The Guidelines?

As far back as 1994, spinal manipulation has been a leading approach for managing low back pain in national care guidelines, and chiropractic care was the only approach that was also noted to improve function. (AHCPR Clinical Guideline #14: Acute Low Back Pain for Adults)

The 2017 American College of Physicians guidelines continued to point to spinal manipulation as a preferred initial non-drug therapy selection for chronic low back pain, along with other chiropractic services such as exercise, mindfulness, and low-laser therapy. (Annual of Internal Medicine; February 24, 2017)

So what percent of medical providers recommend spinal manipulation? Two. (OPTUM Insurance Study 2012 (retrospective review of 16,000,000 musculoskeletal cases)

“259 MILLION opioid painkiller prescriptions were written in 2012 – enough for one bottle for every adult in the U.S. 2016 data suggests that opioid problem is WORSENING, not improving.” (Centers for Disease Control; https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/opioid-prescribing)

January 31, 2018

The Opioid Crisis: How Effective IS Chiropractic Anyway?

In a retrospective review of over 16,000,000 cases, patients were determined to be better off starting with chiropractic care for general musculoskeletal care. Chiropractic care was significantly more effective, and also more cost-effective than medical care and physical therapy (up to 300%).

Optum Insurance Study, 2012

Chiropractic is 100% non-opioid/non-pharmaceutical. Also 100% consistent with multidisciplinary pain management guidelines and musculoskeletal care best practices. (Austin McMillin, DC, Painkillers: The Opioid Crisis; A prescription-induced public health care catastrophe)

January 30, 2018

What is the leading cause of death for adults under age 50 in America?

It isn’t too much chiropractic care…

According to June 6, 2017 CBS Evening News, it is…

January 27, 2018

Prescription Opioid Overdoses

Status: “I don’t think we’ve ever seen anything like this. Certainly not in modern times.” –Robert Anderson (CDC Control & Prevention Death Statistics Director), December 2016

In other news… “86% reduction in opioid prescriptions when complimentary and alternative care (including chiropractic) was included as a coverage benefit.” (Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island Clinical Practice Guideline, Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM), December 2014

Side note: this Legislative session the insurance industry has 15 lobbyist whose top priority is to squash Senate Bill 6157 (House Bill 2837)  – a bill that would prohibit one of their favorite barriers to patients accessing care: prior authorization. This burden is one way that care is denied to people who want to seek non-pharmacological (e.g., chiropractic) care. It is worth remembering that at the top of the food chain of every insurance company is a “Medical Director”.

Have you called your Legislator this week? Maybe a call from you will help.

January 26, 2018

When Does Addiction Become a Risk with Opioids?

Long-term addiction becomes a major risk after only 5 days of opioid use. (https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/3/23/14987892/opioid-herion-epidemic-charts:(citing CDC); Accessed May 2017)

259 MILLION opioid painkiller prescriptions were written in 2012 – enough for one bottle for every adult in the U.S. 2016 data suggests the opioid problem is WORSENING, not improving. (Boscarino, et al, Addiction, 2010

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