Tag: Chiropractic

5 Must Have Details of PI Medical Records

As a certified chiropractic insurance consultant, I have performed numerous utilization reviews for med-pay claims. The most common reason an adjuster requests a review is due to the poor quality of the medical records. In most cases, the denial of services is due to the lack of proper documentation: in short, the docs fail to… Read more »

What Type Of Headache Is It?

Research indicates that 66% of the global population suffers from headaches. The International Headache Society has classified over 100 different types of headaches! Thankfully, we can narrow it down to about 4 of the most common types. These include Tension Type Headache, Migraine, Cervicogenic Headache and Cluster Headaches. The following is a list of the… Read more »

Can Children Suffer Whiplash?

There is a common belief among many, especially insurance adjusters, that children cannot suffer a whiplash injury. Unfortunately, this is far from the case. One study of 3 English urban emergency departments over an 8-month period identified 105 children between the ages of 4-16 were involved in car crashes. Forty-nine or 47% experienced symptoms of… Read more »

Auto Injury More Than Just Neck Pain!

Auto accidents cause more than just neck pain! Having been in practice since 1984, I have seen my share of auto accident-related injuries. While the most common complaint was neck pain, most of my patients had more than just neck pain! However, what is sad, most research regarding auto injuries focus mostly on the neck!… Read more »

Pelvic and Low Back Pain with Pregnancy

It is estimated that 50% (1) of women will develop pelvic and or low back pain with pregnancy. A typical presentation is pelvic girdle pain (sacroiliac joints or pubic symphysis) which changes to low back pain after delivery. Many sources have cited the cause of pelvic and low back pain with pregnancy is the hormone… Read more »

Move Mindfully With Back Pain

When you are experiencing chronic pain, you might be reluctant to move. That’s understandable. But being inactive may slow your body’s healing, while staying active can help ease your pain. The key is to move mindfully. Moving mindfully means paying attention to how you move and how it makes your body feel Think of all… Read more »

Short Drivers and Airbags – What To Know

The number one safety tip for short drivers and airbags is: keep a safe distance from the steering wheel airbag. The NHTSA recommends the safe distance of 10 inches between the air bag cover on the steering wheel and the chest. Why Is There A Concern For Short Drivers And Airbags? The concern here is… Read more »

Jaw Pain After An Auto Accident

While neck pain is one of the most common complaints with an auto accident, many patients report pain in the jaw after an auto accident. Depending upon the research reviewed, it is estimated that 1 in three to one in 4 whiplash injured patients will develop pain in the jaw.  Located just in front of… Read more »

COMMON SOURCES OF LOW BACK PAIN

Low back pain is one of the common reasons people see a Doctor of Chiropractic. It is also a common reason for missed work. Fortunately, there are just a few common sources of low back pain that can be pinpointed by skillful examination. Three of the most common sources of low back pain include problems… Read more »

Muscle Guarding & The Pain Cycle

Muscle guarding is your body’s first response when the pain cycle is activated. When you suffer and injury, it kicks in a continuous loop of negative issues known as the pain cycle. The following diagram gives a picture of how this happens. This diagram contains a lot of information, the individual points below should help… Read more »