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arrowAlternative treatments may change
Affordable Care Act might cover nontraditional health fields
There’s more than one way to treat a bad back. Many folks go to their family doctor and walk out with prescriptions for painkillers and muscle relaxants. Others see a chiropractor, massage therapist or acupuncturist – providers who say they can treat back pain and many other medical conditions as effectively. The drawback is that non-traditional approaches often aren’t covered by insurance. But a provision in the Affordable Care Act could change that, making alternative treatments more affordable for patients.
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arrowRetired General Becky Halstead speaks at Nebraska chiropractic convention

After 27 years in the armed forces, Becky Halstead is fighting a new enemy: fibromyalgia. Now, her weapon is chiropractic care.

Halstead, a retired Army brigadier general, spoke Saturday at the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association’s spring convention. About 400 chiropractic professionals attended the three-day event at the CenturyLink Center Omaha. She discussed her struggle with the chronic pain disorder and how regular visits to her chiropractor manage her symptoms more effectively than prescribed medications. Read more…

arrowTechnology Continues To Help Enhance the Health of Athletes

The statement is inarguable: Performance of the best teams is directly connected to how healthy they are. How to achieve that optimum level of health is a debate that’s key to our time of playoffs, BCS bowls, rankings, win-loss records, and filling seats in arenas and stadiums — a billion-dollar enterprise. What if there were a technology that could forecast instability, strengthen the body’s systems, and prevent missed practices and games by star players? Before the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, I debated the issue with several colleagues. They insisted I look into the work of Craig Buhler, a chiropractor in Kaysville who’s worked with the NBA, NFL, PGA Tour, Stanford swim team and Olympians. He spent 23 years with the Utah Jazz, where John Stockton swears Buhler, not his toughness, kept him one of the most active players in league history. Read more…

arrowThe Fit Life
The life we live is often shaped by chance, experiences and events which are directly influenced by the choices we make and the attitudes we embrace. A life of fitness is a goal we should all be striving for everyday and we should be sharing it with those who mean the most to us. Statistics tell us that as a society we are overweight, undernourished, dehydrated, highly stressed, overmedicated and plainly said, out of shape. All of this contributes to the one of every six dollars in the U.S. economy being spent on health care. The good news is that you can choose to do something about it – start making healthier choices now. To learn habit forming tips that can be of great value to your health, read more…

arrowMaking Choices to be Healthier

Everyday people are making the choice to be healthier, with daily efforts to maintain a lifestyle that will result in better wellbeing and fitness. To be successful in making healthy choices it requires consistency with changes to your diet, finding the time to exercise and keeping an attitude of optimism. At any age it is important to learn to listen to your body and understand that pain, loss of flexibility and weight gain are all warning signs – always pay attention. With a goal in mind to be healthier and fit, the following suggestions can go a long way! To learn tips for a healthy living, read more…

arrowEmployer On-Site Health Clinics Growing with Chiropractic
It is news to no one that rising health costs are causing deep concerns across the country. Individuals, businesses small and large, and governmental agencies at all levels are struggling with the expanding requirements of paying for the delivery of healthcare. While health care reform has been put forward and is being re-considered at the federal level, corporate America has decided to take a more hands-on approach to controlling their costs. Certain benefit changes, including incentives for healthy behaviors and health plan design, are some of the first line options for cost controls that are commonly utilized. But one trend that has been taking off recently with large employers is to move health… Click Here to Learn More.

arrowBack-to-School Backpack Safety: What Every Student and Parent Should Know
September 15, 2010, will mark the 10th anniversary of National School Backpack Awareness Day and an ongoing effort to make parents and students more aware of safety concerns related to carrying heavy backpacks. more»

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Chiropractic Care Keeps Golfers Suffering From Bulging Spinal Discs Swinging on the Back Nine
As Tiger Woods begins his return from injury, countless golfers across the country are finding themselves suffering with the same ailment that sidelined the world’s top player: a bulging spinal disc. more»

arrowPerceived Benefit of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Back Pain.
A recent study, “Perceived Benefit of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Back Pain” (Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, May – June 2010, Vol. 23 No.3), found the majority of respondents receiving CAM for back pain reported great benefit from the various treatments. Overall, 60 percent of those surveyed who had at least one CAM therapy in the last 12 months found remarkable relief using the top six CAM modalities; chiropractic care, massage, yoga/tai chi/qi Cong, acupuncture, herbal therapies, and relaxation techniques – with chiropractic care the most popular choice. more»

arrowProfessional Football Chiropractic Society Announces Its Role with Every Team in the National Football League
The Professional Football Chiropractic Society takes pride in announcing that all 32 teams in the National Football League offer their players and personnel chiropractic physician services as part of the triage in managing and preventing injuries. more»

arrowChiropractic Care Included in 2010 Olympic Vancouver Winter Games at On-Site Polyclinic – A First for Olympic Athletes
For the first time in the history of the Olympic Games, the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada, will include chiropractic care inside the Olympic Village Polyclinic, a multi-disciplinary facility that offers comprehensive health care and medical services. more»

arrowHeavy Handbags Can Pose Serious Health Risks
The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic, cautions women that carrying handbags that are too heavy poses significant health risks and recommends that you lighten your carrying load. more»

arrowJerry Rice Shares Personal Successes with Chiropractic Care on the Football Field and the Dance Floor
The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a not for profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of chiropractic, announced today that future NFL Hall of Famer, Jerry Rice has agreed to serve as its spokesperson. Rice, a 13-time Pro Bowl football player who owns 38 career records and three Super Bowl rings, will share his positive experiences with chiropractic care. more»

arrowRetired U.S. Army General Officer (G.O.) Becky Halstead, First Female Grad of West Point Promoted to G.O. and Veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, Speaks Out for Chiropractic Care
The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of chiropractic, announced today that Retired U.S. Army General Officer (G.O.) Becky Halstead has agreed to serve as its spokesperson and share with the public her positive experiences with chiropractic care. more»

arrowChiropractic Care Helps Golfers Tee-up for Optimal Performance
Professional and amateur golfers turn to chiropractic care as one of the best strategies for maintaining health on and off the course and achieving the best possible performance, according to The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of chiropractic. more»

arrowSteroid Use Among American Youth Alarms Health Professionals: Adults Should Warn of Serious Adverse Health Affects
The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a not-for-profit organization, joins healthcare professionals nationwide in alerting parents to the warning signs associated with steroid use. more»

arrowChiropractic Care Helping Heroes Realize Their Potential in Triathlon Series | Disabled Veterans Value Chiropractic Care While Competing In Triathlon
Team Semper Fi, a triathlon team comprised of elite athletes have come forward to validate the value of chiropractic care in improving their ability to compete against able-bodied athletes. more»

arrowFoundation for Chiropractic Progress helps “Straighten Up” for World Spine Day
The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress , joins the 92 national associations that are currently members of the World Federation of Chiropractic in support of World Spine Day. more»

arrowGuidelines for Pushing Strollers Promotes Child Safety
With increased utilization of jogging strollers, baby carriers, and bike trailers, healthcare professionals stress the importance of safe practices to protect children from spinal cord injuries. more»

arrowFibromyalgia: Debilitating but Treatable with Chiropractic Care
The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress announced today that chiropractic care has been shown to reduce the agonizing pain, debilitating fatigue, and joint stiffness associated with fibromyalgia. more»

arrowNeck Pain Task Force of Bone & Joint Decade of World Health Organization Identifies Chiropractic Care More Beneficial Than Usual Care to Management of Common Neck Pain
In a study conducted by the international Neck Pain Task Force of the Bone and Joint Decade (BJD) of the World Health Organization (WHO) and reported in the journal SPINE (1/18/08), researchers marginalize commonly used approaches to treating neck pain and highlight interventions that were previously viewed with caution. more»