Painkiller Addiction

What do most people do when they feel pain/soreness from their job, sports, or just everyday life? They take a painkiller such as ibuprofen or their prescribed medication. While taken in moderation, they are fine. But adults to students in high school have reported to either the abuse of painkillers or prescription drugs for both pain related and non-pain related motives and even go so far to say that they are addicted to painkillers.

The long-term negative effects of painkiller abuse include digestive tract interference (causing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), muscle spasms, increased likelihood for a heart attack, and long-term addiction/dependence.

Unfortunately not enough people are aware of drug free pain relief practices. Painkillers only temporarily reduce the pain while chiropractors work to solve the problem. Chiropractors can help relieve common sources of pain such as back/neck pain, sports injury, or chronic pain.

Low back pain is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost days at work. It is also one of the most common reasons to visit a doctor’s office or a hospital’s emergency department. It is the second most common neurologic complain in the United States, second only to headache. Learn More About Low Back Pain Here

Neck pain is a fairly common condition. Most people will experience it at some point in their lives with women reporting slightly higher instances of chronic pain. Learn More About Neck Pain Here

Chiropractic treatment for neck and back pain, includes spinal manipulation, spinal adjustments, and ultrasound, as a non-invasive and drug-free therapy.

While pain is a useful tool to keep us healthy and to minimize injuries, it can also get out of control and continue long after its purpose has been served. Chiropractic treatment is useful in reducing or eliminating many kinds of pain, and may be most effective with chronic pain. Learn More About Chronic Pain Here

Dr. Beebe is trained in a number of other therapies that are useful in the treatment of chronic pain. These include trigger point therapy and massage. He is also trained in the use of nutritional supplements, and may prescribe a regimen of vitamins, minerals and other supplements to strengthen the overall treatment.

Posted in Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Health & Wellness, Techniques & Treatments

Compliance with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act requires health care providers, which includes chiropractors, who receive federal funding to post notices of nondiscrimination and tag-lines to alert individuals of the possible unavailability of language assistance services within the practice. Federal funding includes participation in Medicaid and receipts of Meaningful Use incentive monies, but does not include participation in Medicare Part B.

In compliance with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act:

Beebe Chiropractic complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Beebe Chiropractic does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

            Beebe Chiropractic:

  • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:

                        ○ Qualified sign language interpreters

            ○ Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)

  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:

                        ○ Qualified interpreters

                        ○ Information written in other languages

If you believe that Beebe Chiropractic has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with a Civil Rights Coordinator.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

200 Independence Avenue, SW

Room 509F, HHH Building

Washington, D.C. 20201

1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)

Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.

For more information regarding Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,

Click Here

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For parents: Vaccine Education Module – Nonmedical Exemption

With the back to school pressure on parents to vaccinate their children, we are not anti-vaccination but we urge parents to be pro-informed. You may want check out this alternative provided by Oregon Health.

By Oregon Health

By far, most parents in Oregon vaccinate their children. But parents who do not want their children to be vaccinated can claim a nonmedical exemption for one or all school immunizations.

There are two ways to claim this exemption. You can talk to your health care provider and get a Vaccine Education Certificate. Or, you can watch an online education module and print a Vaccine Education Certificate. 

Find Out More HERE

Posted in Health & Wellness, Preventative Treatments, Safety, Techniques & Treatments

Negative Effects of Poor Posture

Overview

By Chris Sherwood

Posture is an important part of preventing problems ranging from back pain to fatigue. When the back is straight, the spine is supported and stabilized, but as you slouch or practice other methods of poor posture, your spine no longer has the support it needs to stay balanced, leading to many health problems.

Sore Muscles

The most common effect of poor posture are sore muscles. As you slouch, the muscles have to work harder to keep the spine stabilized and protected. The extra work on these muscles can cause muscle tightness and fatigue. This can lead to chronic issues with tight and sore muscles from the neck all the way down to the lower back. Two major muscle groups that bare the brunt of these issues are the flexors and extensors of the trunk, which allow you to bend forward and lift objects.

Find Out More Effects HERE

Posted in Health & Wellness, Posture, Preventative Treatments, Safety

Experts advise against FluMist vaccine

By C SIMPSON

Vaccine experts who advise the US government said yesterday that FluMist, the nasal flu vaccine used by millions, should not be administered this coming flu season, since it hasn’t worked over the past three flu seasons. The vaccine is made by AstraZeneca, which in response said it would take an $80 million writedown on its supply of FluMist.
Posted in Children, Health & Wellness, Safety, Technology

Can You Get Body Aches With Pollen Allergies?

Some people may experience body aches with pollen allergies

By Holly Case

Allergies can produce a variety of symptoms, but one thing everyone affected with allergies experiences is discomfort. People can be allergic to pollen, pet dander, dust, foods and plants. Pollen allergies most commonly cause nasal congestion, a runny nose, sore throat and itchy eyes. Less frequent symptoms include hives, itchy skin, cough, mood changes and body aches.

Find Out More Here

Posted in Allergies, Back Pain, Health & Wellness

Seat Belt Injury Symptoms

A seat belt can save your life and still leave lasting injuries

By Linda Ray

Seat belts and airbags can help to prevent serious injuries in a car accident. At the same time, these protective devices can create physical problems themselves, report doctors at MedStar Emergency Medical Services. Seat belt injuries may not always seem immediately obvious. There are symptoms to watch for following an accident that can indicate further damages from the seat belt.

Find Out All Symptoms That Can Be Caused By Seat Belts During An Accident HERE

Posted in Auto Injuries, Safety, Symptoms & Conditions

Gardening Tasks and Your Back

The Back Safe Way to Dig, Weed, Plant and more.

Gardening and back pain don’t have to be synonymous.  Flare ups, strain, injuries or just plain ‘ole aches ‘n’ pains may be due to things that you can control, namely your body mechanics.

In this article, you’ll find an overview of common gardening chores (digging, weeding, using a wheelbarrow, etc.) and how to do them in a safe way for your back. Each illustrated summary contains a link to more detailed, step-by-step guides for you to follow. So dig in – and healthy gardening!

Read The Tips  HERE.

Posted in Back Pain, Exercise, Health & Wellness, Posture, Preventative Treatments

5 Myths About Back Pain Debunked

New science questions conventional wisdom surrounding this common affliction

By Nick Tumminello

Overview

Do you have lower back pain? If not, you probably will, and sooner than you think. It’s one of the most common afflictions in the U.S., with roughly 85 percent of the population suffering from back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is also the second most common reason for seeing a doctor in the U.S., following coughs and other respiratory infections. These statistics are similar in other countries. 95 percent of back pain cases (such as muscle spasms or a dull ache in the lower back) are what experts call non-specific. That means that the exact cause is usually elusive and cannot be attributable to an identifiable condition (such as infection, tumor, arthritis, or inflammation, which are specific cases, and the minority). With non-specific low back pain (LBP) being so common and so elusive, it has become a big business with Americans spending at least $50 billion each year on potential treatment and prevention strategies. You Can Find Out All 5 Myths HERE

Posted in Back Pain, Preventative Treatments, Symptoms & Conditions, Techniques & Treatments

Tips to Host a Better & Healthier BBQ

Your summer barbecue can be delicious AND healthy

By Allison J Stowell MS, RD, CDN

An afternoon barbecue is the symbol of summer: Firing up the grill and filling your yard with the smell of delicious food, fun games and the feeling that there’s nowhere else you need to be.

Of course, a barbecue also means hours of drinking and eating high-calorie beverages and not-so-healthy foods. The combination of the summer sun and long afternoons make it easy to consume more than you mean to. But with a few swaps, you can save some calories — and your waistline:

Learn How To Build a Better Burger and More HERE

Posted in Health & Wellness, Preventative Treatments, Weight Loss
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