People are living longer. It is a fact. We are also aging more and seeing the effects of aging as a result.
Everyday thousands of people in the U.S. alone are turning 65. Our lifespan continues to lengthen. More than ever it is important to take care of your health in all stages of life, but it is extremely important to support healthy aging.
We face arthritis, cardiac issues, mental health challenges, osteoporosis, and balance issues as we age. Often times these combine to create a sedentary lifestyles or a high risk of falls. In either case the risk of complications increases severely with side effects drastically affecting quality and quantity of life.
Chiropractic helps decrease the risk of all of these issues. Seeing your chiropractor gets you up and moving. We then take care of your spine and extremities. New research is showing that the chiropractic adjustment affects the nervous system and helps to rewire the brain. We help you stay active and keep you in balance. With being more active your cardiac health improves and your mental health improves from the physical activity.
Chiropractic works in many ways on the human body. We work by hand, with the aid of different tools and machines, and through lifestyle changes and help. Yes we help get rid of pain. But more importantly we help you unlock the ability that your body has to live a long, healthy, happy life.
Let us know what your goals are and how we can help you get there. We are ready to see you live the long healthy life you want to live.
Some doctors believe the body needs outside help to heal—usually in the form of drugs or surgery. While this is sometimes the case (ie: broken bone, kidney stone, large lacerations etc), it is normally not so.
Holistic practitioners allow the body’s ability to heal itself to take place. They aid this process through natural means, such as adjusting fixated joints, releasing tight muscles, or lifestyle changes to restore balance and allow the body to heal. They focus on treating the whole patient and underlying causes of illness, rather than the symptoms.
Interested in holistic lifestyle and healing? You’re not alone. Consumers and healthcare practitioners are becoming frustrated with invasive symptom treating care. People are more and more returning to holistic living and care. A growing percentage of people, about 3 billion people worldwide rely on holistic medicine as their primary form of healthcare to prevent issues and stay healthy.
Chiropractic Care is Holistic
Grounded in scientific research, chiropractic philosophy and science focus on human anatomy and physiology to create an art of practice focused on our patients. It emphasizes the body’s ability to heal and maintain itself. Chiropractors aim to sustain optimal health through sustainable, natural, acute, and preventive care.
Chiropractic techniques rely on homeostasis (our bodies are in a continuous state of healing and living in harmony) directed by the central nervous system. When the body receives insult from the environment the body’s ability to heal is obstructed.
By correcting or removing the insult, chiropractors help the nervous system function optimally so it can facilitate healing efficiently.
Many doctors of chiropractic have an interest in holistic healing, but also act as an integrative practice. We bridge the gap between traditional medicine and many forms of complimentary and alternative medicine. Many times chiropractors work with massage therapists, acupuncturists, homeopathic practitioners, counselors, and many other providers to treat the whole patient.
Chiropractic is a gateway to health. It looks at the whole patient and helps facilitate healing in whatever way is best for the individual. This is through the chiropractic adjustment and coordination of care in the vast array of health care providers available today.
With all that is happening in the insurance world these days there are often more questions than answers. We will try to shed some light on this issue. Keep in mind, chiropractic, massage, and a healthy lifestyle ARE health insurance. We design our treatments for your care to get and keep you well so can continue to enjoy the things you love.
Does your health insurance cover chiropractic or massage care? Most insurance companies offer some coverage on chiropractic, few cover massage. Personal injuries and worker's compensation injuries are exceptions to this and will often cover both services. The cost is completely dependent upon what your insurance plan allows and applies to any deductible applicable to your plan. We can help you find out this information as we have experience working with quite a few insurance companies. At this time in Colorado Medicaid does not cover chiropractic services.
If you have no insurance coverage for chiropractic care or massage you can most definitely still receive either service. We offer payment plans and accept payment at time of service so you know right up front that you are getting the services you want and are able to fit it into your budget every month.
In an economy of raising deductibles, premiums, and decreased availability of care we work with you to make sure you receive quality care at an affordable rate. We look forward to helping you with questions you may have.
Yours in health,
Dr. Tony & Dr. Callie
A recent study (Davis et al) in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine analyzed the cost of care for neck and back pain in the USA. They looked at a Medicare population in the USA in 2010-2011 and the results were interesting.
"Results: We found a positive association between regional supply of chiropractic care and PCP services ... An inverse association between supply of chiropractic care and the number of annual visits to PCPs for back and/or neck pain was apparent. The number of PCP visits for back and/or neck pain was 8% lower ... in the quintile with the highest supply of chiropractic care compared to the lowest quintile. We estimate chiropractic care is associated with a reduction of 0.37 million visits to PCPs nationally, at a cost of $83.5 million."
The full article may be found here for the full numbers, research, and methodology. The whole point is people receive quality care with chiropractors and it lowers the cost to the patient and our country. Is this quality and lowered cost worth it to you, your parents, your grandparents, and your community?
Dr. Tony and Dr. Callie are constantly looking at new information that may help you on your way to health and wellness. Check back periodically to find out what they have found for you!