Headaches & Vitamin D
A group of case reports has shown a relationship between tension-type headaches, musculoskeletal pain and vitamin D. In these reports, patients with histories of episodic headaches, body pain and muscle weakness were found to also be deficient in vitamin D. Upon beginning a daily regimen of vitamin D and calcium supplementation, the headaches subsided in a few weeks, the body pain subsided in a few more weeks and the muscle strength increased over the course of the next few months.
From the Field: Methods That Inspire Patients to Recommend You
To help you enhance your practice and increase your bottom line, Dynamic Chiropractic PracticeInsights asks practicing DCs like you, for ideas and solutions that have been tested in real-world environments. In this issue, we asked: "How do you get patients to refer others to you? What is your most successful method or technique?"
Patient Membership Groups: Lifetime Care Made Easy
You know this situation: after the Report of Findings, patients are confused about how many times they are suppose to come in, how and when they are going to pay and if their insurance is going to contribute. They end up so bewildered about the whole process, it is hard for them to accept care in the first place.
Five Points: Must-Have Elements of a Successful Practice
Sounds simple, right? Five elements to success, that's all it takes. Well, not quite; as any practicing DC knows, success can be influenced by a wide range of variables, some beyond your control. However, in the majority of cases, what can make or break you over time boils down to whether or not you do some fairly straightforward things in your practice and professional life.
Why Many DCs Offer Herbs
According to a previous survey, approximately one-third of chiropractors in the United States recommend herbs to their patients. While more recent studies differ, it appears that this number has grown to approximately 40 percent of the profession.
Selecting an Instrument Adjusting System: Adjust Your Thinking First
It's not something chiropractors like to consider, but performing manual adjusting or positioning patients is not without its hazards to the DC. In fact, one study noted that as many as 40 percent of chiropractors had suffered a serious injury within the first five years of practice from either manipulating (67 percent) or positioning (11 percent) a patient.
The Office Design Opportunity
Call it the "Pullman car" phenomenon. Tight, long hallways. Doors to the left and right. Decor that hasn't been updated in years. Other then a cramped waiting room, the classic railroad car is a pretty apt description of far too many chiropractic offices.
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