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Nursing Difficulties & Chiropractic Care

Though breastfeeding is an excellent way to provide infants with the necessary nutrients and antibodies they need, it can be quite frustrating and seem overwhelming especially when there are so many things that can affect the positive outcomes of breastfeeding.

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Signs of Tech Neck

Too Much Screen Time Can Cause Real Pain Did you know that staring down at your cell phone places about 60 pounds of stress on your neck and spine and can result in very poor posture. Here are some of the signs of what is now known as “tech neck”:

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Chiropractic + Foot Levelers = 40.4% Less Back Pain

A Conclusive New Study by the American Congress for Rehabilitation Medicine A recent study, Shoe Orthotics for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial, published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, confirmed that the combination of chiropractic treatment with the use of Foot Levelers custom orthotic inserts was a powerful…

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Merckling Chiropractic: Lowering Healthcare Costs with Better Outcomes (Part 6)

Chiropractic Adjustments Are Safe Chiropractic adjustments are one of the safest forms of pain treatment and management for people experiencing neck or back pain. Standard medical treatment of these ailments usually involves pharmaceuticals which can be harmful and highly addictive.

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Proper Shoveling Techniques to Limit Back Pain

Although Long Island hasn’t had much snow this winter, it’s important to know proper snow shoveling techniques to avoid back pain shall we get a snowstorm. During the winter months, snow shoveling is one of the more common causes of back injuries. However, this type of injury is preventable if you follow these snow removal…

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Merckling Chiropractic: Lowering Healthcare Costs with Better Outcomes (Part 5)

Did You Know that Doctors of Chiropractic Have 7+ Years of Rigorous, Comprehensive Schooling? Becoming a chiropractic doctor, like Dr. Merckling, requires 7+ years of schooling and training. In that time they must complete 90 credits of pre-medical undergraduate college education, as well as four to five years of professional study.

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Merckling Chiropractic: Lowering Healthcare Costs with Better Outcomes (Part 4)

Chiropractic Care Improves Results Patients who saw a chiropractor, like Dr. Merckling, in conjunction with their standard medical doctors, saw improved pain management and physical therapy results when compared to patients only using standard medical care.

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Merckling Chiropractic: Lowering Healthcare Costs with Better Outcomes (Part 3)

Chiropractors Can Help Save Billions in Healthcare Costs A recent study from OptumHealth, a subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare, indicated that a more efficient treatment path typically begins with a patient consulting a chiropractor, like Merckling Family Chiropractic. This path tends to lead to interventions that are more closely aligned with rec­ommended treatment guidelines and ultimately more…

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Merckling Chiropractic: Lowering Healthcare Costs with Better Outcomes (Part 2)

Patients Initially Consulting Doctors of Chiropractic Save Money The average savings over 4 months for patients who initially consult a DC (doctor of chiropractic) for common back pain issues is $368 over those who initially sought treatment from their primary care physician.

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Merckling Chiropractic: Lowering Healthcare Costs with Better Outcomes (Part 1)

When Patients See a Chiropractor, They Have Greater Improvements… When compared with people who received standard medical treatments for chronic pain, such as neck pain and sciatica, chiropractic patients are more than 1.5 times as likely to be very satisfied with their treatment.

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