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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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Get Back in the Game with Chiropractic Care

Injuries are a common introduction to chiropractic care, especially sports injuries. Professional athletes, specifically football players fit into this group quite well. Not only does chiropractic care treat injuries, but it is also used to prevent an injury from occurring in the first place. Chiropractic care is a non-drug approach that can help diminish the need for prescription pain medications, such as opioids. Last year the American Chiropractors Association reported that 32 U.S. professional football teams use chiropractors to help keep players healthy and in the game.

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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 favorable solutions at more reasonable costs.

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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 foot, and can be described as sharp, dull, burning, tingly, numb, continuous, or intermittent. In some cases, sciatic nerve compression may be so severe that it can result in the loss of feeling or even paralysis of a single limb.

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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 for a while but is only recently being diagnosed as TMD. One of the main causes of this big uptake is something known as Malocclusion.

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Chiropractic Care Takes Strain off Your Back & Your Wallet

Back Pain is Common & Costly

Spine pain is one of the most common and costly utilizations of health care in the United States, and the bulk of that cost comes from primary care medical physicians. A 2017 study showed that 60% of people in the U.S. with some form of lower back pain (LBP) paid a visit to a medical physician, 10% sought care from both a medical physician and an osteopathic physician, and only 30% saw a chiropractor. 

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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 experienced sleep improvement.

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