March 2020 Health Newsletter

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» AUTO ACCIDENT COVERAGE. ARE YOU COVERED?
» SPINAL DECOMPRESSION IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU
» Chiropractic Care Effective In Managing Leg and Arm Pain
» Exercise, It Really Is A Wonder Drug
» Most Parents Have Issues With Their Teenís Gaming Habits

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health & Safety  

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 'the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low. The virus is not currently widespread in the US."

The most common symtoms of the coronavirus are mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. In an effort to minimize exposure, all patients who have the above symptoms or who have been exposed to a person with the coronavirus or the flu should reschedule their appoinment.

We ask that all patients who have traveled out of the country (specifically to China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, or Hong Kong) or on a cruise, postpone scheduling an appoinment for fourteen days post return.

 Wash hands for 20 seconds, keep hands away from face and mouth, keep active (exercise), take vitamin D3, keep hydrated, take hot shower daily and stay adjusted!

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Source:Various
Copyright:n/a 2020


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FACEBOOK  

Please go to our facebook page (Alpharetta Back and Neck Center) and like us. I will attempt to keep you posted on the Coronavirus threat as well as other informative topics. 

Author:Jay Di Vagno, DC
Source:Various
Copyright:n/a 2020


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AUTO ACCIDENT COVERAGE. ARE YOU COVERED?  

ARE YOUR MEDICAL BILLS COVERED? 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 are 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 recovery 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 IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU  

An often overlooked treatment that is highly successful for slipped or herniated disc is NOW 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 are often a major source of pain. It can relieve the pain associated with bulging, herniated and degenerative disc. If you have had a positive MRI you are very much an excellent candidate. 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
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Copyright:2019 2019


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Chiropractic Care Effective In Managing Leg and Arm Pain  
A recent study finds chiropractic care highly effective for patients suffering from lower back (lumbar) and neck (cervical) radiculopathy - pain, numbness and/or tingling extending down the arm(s) or leg(s) due to nerve irritation related to the spine. In this study consisting of 162 patients, each received chiropractic manipulation, neuromobilization and exercise stabilization. Of the 162 patients, 10 unresolved cases were referred for epidural steroid injections, 10 were referred for further medical medication management and 3 cases were referred to undergo surgery. However, a total of 86 percent had resolution of their primary radicular complaints following their chiropractic care and thus were not required to received injections, medication management or surgery. According to the authors of the study, "The conservative management strategy we reviewed in our sample produced favorable outcomes for most of the patients with radiculopathy. The strategy appears to be safe." If you or another is suffering from pain, numbness or tingling in the extremities, contact your local chiropractor for a thorough evaluation. As this study demonstrates, chiropractic care is effective in many cases of cervical and lumbar radiculopathy and can be an appropriate, safe, non-invasive therapy for many.

Author:ChiroPlanet.com
Source:Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. Volume 7, Issue 3.
Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2008


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Exercise, It Really Is A Wonder Drug  

First-time marathon runners can reap significant cardiovascular benefits, according to British researchers.† In the British "Marathon Study," subjects consisted of 138 untrained healthy individuals aged 21 to 69 years.† Each underwent 6 months of training for the upcoming London Marathons in 2016 and 2017.† Subjects were assessed prior to initiating their marathon training and again 2-weeks post marathon.† The researchers found that training for and completing the marathons, even at relatively low exercise intensity, reduced central blood pressure and aortic stiffness - equivalent to a 4-year reduction in vascular age.† Moreover, greater rejuvenation was observed in older, slower individuals.


Author:ChiroPlanet.com
Source:Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Jan 7, 20 | Vol. 75 No. 1
Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2020


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Most Parents Have Issues With Their Teenís Gaming Habits  

According to a new study, almost 9 out of 10 parents agree that their teens are spending too much time playing video games.† Moreover, more than half of parents set gaming time limits for their teens.† Parents expressed some of their most serious concerns as being the negative impact on their teenís overall sleep, family and peer relationships and overall school performance.† So what are parents to do?† First, experts suggest that parents do not attempt to suggest that gaming is a sort of mindless waste of time.† Teens can feel strongly that many games are complex, challenging and include valuable lessons.† Trying to convince them that all games are bad and a waste of time can backfire. Instead, parents should consider the "everything in moderation" approach.† Set reasonable guidelines and explain gaming limitations and restrictions are being done for the purpose of safety, health, relationship and school interests.† These are very specific reasons and more easily accepted than the "all games are bad" approach.† Another strategy is for parents to consider participating in some video game playing with their teens.† According to the researchers, "Showing your teen you are interested in what they are playing and want to understand their interest can help in communicating healthy limits. In some situations, games can serve as a point of connection and occasionally may be structured as a family activity to open the door to other conversations and foster interaction."

Author:ChiroPlanet.com
Source:University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll, online Jan
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