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When meeting new and potential patients I’m frequently asked, “Will my insurance cover my chiropractic treatments?” Most of the time, the answer is, “Yes.” As companies and insurance carriers search for ways to promote preventative care and wellness programs, more and more are covering chiropractic care in their health plans. Employees increasingly request chiropractic care benefits as a part of …
At Watkins Family Chiropractic, we treat many patients with injuries sustained in auto accidents. These injuries can include whiplash, neck pain, headaches, upper back pain, low back pain, and pain in the extremities. Injuries that are obvious – cuts, bruises, broken bones, etc. – are treated right away. Neck and back injuries are usually not treated at the emergency room …
A study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicinehas found that 63% of people who visited a rheumatologist for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia conditions also sought some form of “complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).” Chiropractic was not only the most sought after form of CAM for those patients, but it was also among those found to be most …
Back packs can be a leading cause of back and shoulder pain for millions of children. The American Spine Foundation and the Minnesota Chiropractic Association published a report on backpack safety. Here are their tips to preventing unnecessary wear and tear on a child’s growing spine.
While the spine naturally has a front-to-back curve that produces the normal rounding of the shoulders and the sway of the lower back, some people suffer from an abnormal curvature of the spine called “scoliosis”. Simply put, scoliosis is generally associated with a side-to-side twisting of the spine that renders an “S” shaped or corkscrew appearance.
Occasionally a patient will mention that they suffer from pain in their jaw or TMJ. They would like to know what is causing it, and what can be done to alleviate it. The causes of jaw pain and TMJ pain are generally divided into 2 groups: primary and secondary. In the primary group, the causes include conditions which specifically involve …
Could Flip Flops Cause Back Pain? A team of researchers from Auburn University found that when people walk in flip-flops, they alter their gait, which oftentimes results in pain from the foot up into the hips and lower back.
Our office sees many athletes with acute injuries. We also see a number of athletes with repetitive stress injuries. Some people are surprised to learn that chiropractors adjust more than the spine. We work with shoulders, wrists, knees, ankles, and feet as well. Chiropractic is an important part of getting an athletes body back to its optimal performance level.
What can you expect during chiropractic treatment? Although we use our hands for most treatments, we also use other methods. Other methods of treatment include specialized spinal adjusting instruments, electrotherapy, personalized exercise programs, muscle-testing, and balance rehabilitation. We can also give you information and guidance on how you can stay healthy through proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes. Chiropractor Dr. Josh …
For kids with chronic ear infections, chiropractic treatment should be considered. Gentle adjustments to the upper neck free up communication in the nerves and help the ear drain properly.