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March 2019 Health Newsletter


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» AUTO ACCIDENT COVERAGE
» SPINAL DECOMPRESSION
» Reducing Risk of Recurring Low Back Pain for Office Workers
» New Study Finds Obese Seniors Can Improve Disability with Diet and Exercise
» Even Bad Cholesterol in the Moderate Range Can Spell Early Death

AUTO ACCIDENT COVERAGE

GET YOUR ACCIDENT MEDICAL BILLS PAID. Did you know there is a portion of your automobile policy that not only allows you to go to any doctor you want regardless of your health insurance but pays your bills? Your car insurance protects your car, not the people inside of it. �Medical Payments� (often called Med Pay) or �Personal Injury Protection� (PIP) covers the medical cost of all passengers in your vehicle including you if they are injured in an accident. Med Pay will cover the medical cost resulting from an accident regardless of who was at fault. Only injuries caused directly by the accident will be covered by Med Pay. Keep in mind Med Pay is purchased on a �by vehicle� basis. This means if you have two cars you must purchase Med Pay for both if you wish to be covered in either car. It�s also very important to point out that Med Pay is not a replacement for health insurance. Med Pay coverage is strictly limited to injuries that occur during auto accidents and almost always has a limit (We suggest a minimum of $10,000 in coverage). Your health insurance can also cover your injuries if you�re in a car accident: the difference is that Med Pay will cover the other people in the car. Additionally, Med Pay or PIP covers your medical cost from an accident at 100%, usually without deductibles and co-payments. If you use your health insurance to cover your accident-related medical expenses you may be subject to plan restrictions, high deductible, co-payments and re-payment. What does all that mean for you? It means that at the end of your accident related treatment you may not have any outstanding doctor bills to pay and so have decreased your liability. This low cost insurance can be an effective way to pay for your treatment bills. Check your automobile declaration page or call your insurance agent to find out your specific coverage�s. Most insurance agents do not recommended it. It is an optional coverage and you must request it.  Contact your insurance agent to find the right coverage to fit your individual needs. If you or anyone you know has been involved in an automobile accident the key to recover is early evaluation and treatment. Don�t wait to see if it goes away, call our office immediately.

Author: Jay Di Vagno, DC
Source: Various
Copyright: n/a 2014


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SPINAL DECOMPRESSION

An often overlooked treatment that is highly successful for slipped or herniated disc is available in our office. This is a non-surgical alternative procedure for relieving low back, neck, arm and leg (sciatica) pain.

Treatment is directed towards relieving pressure on structures such as nerves and disc that may be a major source of pain. It can relieve the pain associated with bulging, herniated and degenerative disc. If you or someone you know have any one of these conditions have them call and schedule an appointment to see if they are a candidate for spinal decompression. Chiropractic first, Drugs second and Surgery last!

Author: Jay Di Vagno, DC
Source: n/a
Copyright: 2017 2017


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Reducing Risk of Recurring Low Back Pain for Office Workers

Are you an office worker who has experienced low back pain in the past? If so, you are at a significantly greater risk of future low back pain. According to a one-year study of 669 healthy office workers, people who had previous episodes of low back pain were more likely to experience low back pain again. The amount of recurring low back pain was also influenced by the frequency of work rest breaks as well as psychological stresses. This study gives some clues as to how to avoid getting low back pain while at the office.

Here are some tips:

  • Take Frequent Desk Breaks. We are not talking about taking advantage of your employer and shirking off during the day for long periods of time. A quick break could simply be to stand up for a minute or two and stretch before returning to your work.
  • Reduce Workplace Stress. While some of this is out of your control, you can take some positive steps to reduce workplace stress. Speak up and ask for an extended deadline if the task needs it. Try to work out problems with coworkers respectfully and proactively.
  • Chiropractic Care. A qualified chiropractor can help you reduce low back pain when it happens and prevent it. Contact our office today for a no commitment consultation!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JMPT. June 2018 Volume 41, Issue 5, Pages 405412
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2019


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New Study Finds Obese Seniors Can Improve Disability with Diet and Exercise

According to a new U.S. study, seniors age 65-79 may be able to improve their disability and lessen fatigue if they start exercising more. Plus, if they cut calories, they may achieve overall improved health. Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina conducted the study. The experiment involved 180 obese senior adults from the age of 65 to 79 years-old. Each participant was randomly given a 20-week task: Regular aerobic activity, or regular aerobic activity combined with cutting calories. All 180 seniors focused on treadmill exercises at least 4 days per week. However, the group assigned to cut calories also were instructed to eat at least 250-600 fewer calories per day, as well. According to the study, the group who exercised and cut calories was able to increase their exercise capacity (the bodys ability to supply oxygen to muscles during longer exercise sessions) by 14-16%. Meanwhile, the seniors who only focused on aerobic exercise increased their exercise capacity by nearly 8%. The researchers concluded, in general, people who cut a moderate amount of calories from their diets and complete regular aerobic workouts will see good results. You dont have to slash calories drastically, because this is difficult to keep up. Best of all, anyone at any stage of life, even people who are both obese and elderly, will see health benefits from getting active and eating less.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: The Journals of Gerontology Series B, online July 5, 2018.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2019


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Even Bad Cholesterol in the Moderate Range Can Spell Early Death

Adults who don't keep their "bad cholesterol" numbers at bay, who are otherwise healthy, are far likelier to die early deaths from cardiovascular issues than those who keep their cholesterol in the "good" range. A recent study from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center looked at data from over 36,000 patients with zero past incidences of diabetes or heart disease, including a low risk for heart attacks and strokes. However, these patients had some level of LDL-C ("bad cholesterol" that can build up in your blood vessels), although it was low enough not to warrant prescription cholesterol medication, called statins. The follow-up period for the study was around 27 years. During this time, over 1,000 people died from cardiovascular disease, while nearly 600 died from heart disease. According to the study, the higher the person's LDL-C levels (ranging from 100 to 190 mg/DL), the higher their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease or complications. Usually, physicians don't prescribe statins unless the patient's cholesterol level reaches a threshold of 190 mg/DL. This means even moderate levels of LDL-C can put you at risk. Researchers say that the biggest takeaway from the study data is that a low risk for 10-year cardiovascular events does not mean the risk posed by higher LDL-C levels is wiped out.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Circulation, online August 20, 2018.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2019


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