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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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How Chiropractic Care Can Help with Sciatica

Sciatica is a common painful condition that is characterized by pain in the lower back and gluteal region. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back (lumbar) through the hips and down each leg. The pain varies in intensity and frequency, usually radiating down one or both legs into the buttock, thigh, calf, ankle, and…

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Merry Christmas

Everyone at Merckling Family Chiropractic would like to wish you and your family Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year.

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Understanding Malocclusion & TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder)

TMD has become very common in the 21st century. It is estimated that up to 35 million Americans are affected by TMD and more women are diagnosed every year, by a substantial amount, than men. So, what’s causing this disorder to become so commonplace in our lives? For one, it’s an issue that has existed…

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How to Get Better Sleep with Chiropractic Care

If you are having trouble getting a good night’s sleep and it is affecting your concentration, memory or mood, seeing a chiropractor will help improve the quality of your shuteye. While chiropractors are generally not known for being experts on sleep issues, studies have shown people who receive regular chiropractic adjustments have reported that they…

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The Secret to the Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner?

Start with the Perfect Turkey! From Dr. Merckling and everyone at Merckling Family Chiropractic, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Fighting Pain with Drug-Free Chiropractic Care

General Rebecca “Becky” Halstead (retired brigadier general, US Army), the first female West Point graduate to achieve the rank of General Officer, and the author of 24/7: The First Person You Must Lead is You, is a strong advocate of drug-free pain management solutions, such as chiropractic care.

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