What is Chiropractic?
Taking A Natural Systemic Approach To HealingChiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It's based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body is in essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection via the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking. In the chiropractic world, drugs and medicine are not utilized as a form of treating a patient. While supplementation and nutrition are almost always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as band-aids to treat symptoms rather than going to the source and treating the real problem. While it's often perceived that the chiropractor is solely here to treat back and neck pain, this is simply a small piece of what the profession really is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only treat soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with more significant issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, headaches and many more.
The biggest challenge today for Chiropractors is teaching patients the value of Chiropractic care. Even to the point where there is an "out pocket" expense to the patient. The insurance policies, if there is coverage is limited and only address "reactive" care rather than the "proactive" care Chiropractic takes on. This reactive mentality limits the effectiveness of Chiropractic care to the patient. Health insurance in these days of healthcare is not related to health or wellness at all but to "catasrophic care." You are really sick!! If health insurance is so effective in this country why is our society increasingly unhealthy each year. In fact, the insurance companies do not want to hear "maintenance" or "wellness care"! This means the insurance companies will pay only if you are in "medical necessity"(PAIN) and only if the insurance claim adjustor deems it a "medical necessity" not your Doctor. Therefore, Chiropractors are forced into a "pain management" title.
This ridiculous process even holds true for our medical colleagues in each of their scope of practice. An insurance adjustor in many cases, who has no education in any scope of practice is determining your healthcare issues. At times, there are those practitioners in certain disciplines who work for the insurance company that are just hired to deny claims. False claims/lawsuits by Doctors, Lawyers and patients have had a contributing factor to the healthcare situation. Unfortunately, this ruins it for those who really need the healthcare.
Please note, insurance companies, under the directions of Dept. of Banks and Insurance (DOBI), legally collect premiums from employers or/and employees then hold the right to deny or hold up any claim and use those collected monies for their investments. This is called a "FlOAT" and is illegal in any other business. They are allowed to do this by their lobbyists and financial interests in our government. Health insurance makes up 8% of our nation's Gross National Product. It was reported years ago at 7% GNP. Its not about your health! Health care is viewed as a business rather than an "art and science". An insurance company has it figured out to the nearest cent how much money they will make on your policy, even if they pay out on claims. It is not free money. This is the reason why all deductibles and co-pays are increasing on every policy written today. It is an increase to you and the employer not the insurance company nor the CEO of the company during bonus time! Very Corporate America. It is important to know your insurance coverage policy these days and it is your responsibility to yourself and the loved one under the policy to know.
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