Does my Healthcare Insurance Cover Chiropractic Care?

Before visiting a chiropractor, many people review their health insurance to certify that chiropractic care is covered. Thankfully, it is becoming more common for insurance providers to partially or fully cover both chiropractic care and acupuncture in addition to traditional medicine. The coverage varies between insurance providers. However, there are questions that people can ask their insurance provider to get a better idea of the chiropractic care coverage.

What aspects of chiropractic care are covered?

Many insurance providers only cover the cost ...

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How Heavy Should my Child’s Backpack Be?

Parents often cringe to see their children bent under the weight of a book-filled backpack. From watching, it seems obvious that children shouldn’t be carrying around too much weight in their backpacks. The excess weight causes them to bend and stick their heads forward. However, many children don’t complain of discomfort. The question remains for parents: what amount of weight is safe for a child to carry in a backpack?

In a small 2012 study of children aged 8-11, chiropractors ...

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Chiropractic Care May be Effective for Treating Childhood Ear Infections

Many children suffer from chronic ear infections, and chiropractic care may be able to help. Visiting a traditional doctors typically results in a child being prescribed an antibiotic. The American Academy of Pediatrics confirms that ear infections are the most common reason that antibiotics are prescribed to children. For parents that would like to avoid using antibiotics, chiropractic care might be a good alternative.

A 1997 study of 332 children between the ages of 27 days and 5 years ...

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Visiting Both Doctors and Chiropractors can Benefit Patients

When older people experience back pain, they typically have two options – see a primary care physician (PCP) or visit a chiropractor. Many people choose to visit a PCP. In fact, back pain is one of the most common reasons to visit a PCP, according to the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. However, people are increasingly visiting chiropractors as an alternative option. A 2015 study analyzed the number of Medicare patient that sought chiropractic care ...

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A Guide to Screenings Prior to Pediatric Chiropractic Care

If you take your child to a chiropractor for treatment, be prepared to answer a host of questions. Like traditional doctors, chiropractors want to learn as much as possible about your child’s unique situation. Chiropractors often ask for information from a traditional care doctor or request additional imagery (such as an X-ray). Your child is also likely to have additional screenings at the chiropractor’s office. Gathering this information helps chiropractors to make the most appropriate choices for your child’s care. ...

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