Your Thoughts Matter
and Influence Treatment Outcomes
predict better outcomes. Low
expectations predict lesser outcomes. It's true of life interactions. (“It’s
going to be a great day!”) It’s true of back pain care outcomes, too! A new article shared that high
expectations of treatment lead to more positive views of the treatment outcome.
(1) Be positive that your McHenry chiropractor is going to do all
possible to help you overcome your back pain, neck pain, arm pain, leg pain or
other spine related pain. Expect that from the McHenry chiropractic
care at Spengel Chiropractic!
Referral Increases Healthcare Costs!
Heard of “prior authorization” for your health insurance?
Does it reduce insurance costs for low back pain care? No! One plan tried to
send all of its low back pain patients to a physiatrist to reduce back surgery
rates and lumbar fusion rates. Spengel Chiropractic agrees that that's a respectable goal! In the first two years, there was a reduction.
In the last two years, there was an increase. (2) There are studies (3,4) like
this that show chiropractic does reduce these costs. Too bad it wasn’t included
here. Your McHenry chiropractor
at Spengel Chiropractic is here to relieve pain in the most effective – cost and
procedural – way possible.
Do You Understand
Your Spinal Condition?
“Understanding the problem is halfway to its solution.” A
familiar saying that is so true. In this article, researchers highlight the
fact that medical explanations for patients must be to the point and simple to
understand. It’s not helpful to patients when high level medical terminology is
used. (5) At Spengel Chiropractic, our whole McHenry chiropractic staff
strives to help our McHenry chiropractic patients understand their spinal
conditions as well as how chiropractic care is going to help relieve the back pain or neck pain in the simplest terms possible.
Cherries and Apples
and Quercetin Good for Diet!
Cherries and their polyphenols reduce inflammation, diabetes and hepatic complications associated with
a high fat diet. Specifically, apple peel extract (AE), cherry extract
(CE), and quercetin (Q) seem to be helpful additions in diets of those who
consume a high fat diet. Even though a high fat diet may result in weight gain
and elevated blood glucose levels, those who also added AE, CE and/or Q were
better off as the C-reactive protein and
liver fat were reduced. (6) Interesting
study! It’s not hard to add some healthy foods like apples or cherries to your
McHenry diet! Spengel Chiropractic is certainly available to talk more about nutrition.