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January 2018 Health Newsletter


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» Chiropractic Services Relieve Low Back Pain in Female Veterans
» Chiropractic For Persistent Headache

» For People on Medicare
» Vitamin E Helpful In Treating Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease
» Did you know we have this available?
» Bergen's TOP Chiropractor 2017
» Rate us on Social Media

Chiropractic Services Relieve Low Back Pain in Female Veterans

Chiropractic Services Relieve Low Back Pain in Female Veterans: Study Legislation to expand access to chiropractic in the VA gains new momentum
Arlington, Va.- A new study finds that female veterans—one of the fastest growing populations receiving treatment through the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system—experience improvement in low back pain with a course of chiropractic care, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).  Published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, the study’s authors note that musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain are the most common ailments among female veterans. They also report that female veterans on average access VA medical care more frequently than male veterans, have a higher outpatient cost per patient and have a higher rate of service-connected disability.  "Although further research is warranted," the study says, "chiropractic care may be of value in contributing to the pain management needs of this unique patient population."  Chiropractic services are one of the conservative (non-drug) treatment options for pain offered in the VA. They are available at half of the major VA medical facilities in the United States.  Efforts to expand chiropractic services to veterans recently gained new momentum in Congress. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA), ranking member of the Veterans Subcommittee on Health, and Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), have joined forces to broaden the range of services and care options available to veterans by supporting the Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act (H.R. 103). The bill—supported by several major veterans groups—would require chiropractic services to be offered at all U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and codify chiropractic care as a standard benefit for veterans using VA health care. There is a bipartisan companion bill in the Senate (S. 609).  "Chiropractic's non-drug, non-addictive and noninvasive approach to pain management can help alleviate disabling pain and improve function," says ACA President David Herd, DC. "That's why chiropractors are an important part of the health care team in the VA."  Chiropractors focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system, most often treating complaints such as back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs and headaches. Widely known for their expertise in spinal manipulation, chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, and to provide dietary and lifestyle counseling.

Author: American Chiropractic Association
Source: acatoday.org
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association 2017


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Chiropractic For Persistent Headache


Most people are aware that chiropractors are experts in dealing with back issues. As shown in a recent case study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, chiropractors are also equally trained in successfully diagnosing and treating many cases of headaches. In this case study, chiropractic care was delivered to a 54-year-old woman suffering from chronic debilitating headaches for the previous 11 months. After just five chiropractic manipulative therapy and adjunct treatments over 6 weeks, the patient experienced resolution of the headaches. If you or someone you know if suffering from headaches, call your local chiropractor today for a no obligation consultation.


Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine Volume 12, Issue 4. December 2013.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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For People on Medicare

New Medicare Cards Will Be Issued Soon

You may have heard that every Medicare recipient will be receiving a new Medicare card with a new Medicare number in the next few months. The new card will replace the one you currently have and will no longer use your Social Security number as an indentifier. This will offer greater protection to patients from identity theft and privacy issues. When you receive this new card, please come in so we can put the new information into your file for insurance claim submissons. The change will take place beginning in April 2018 on a rolling basis and continuing for about a year. There will be notices from the Center for Medicare Services to let you know about the changes and to get you your new card.

As a side note, the new policy year has begun for Medicare recipients. If you have changed to an "Advantage" plan, be aware that not all of them have out of network benefits or allow you to see the doctor of your choice. Some plans do not have Chiropractic services. We do have some patients who get Advantage plans for the gym benefits or other benefits, but pay cash when coming into our office because they do not have Chiropractic benefits. We ask them to only pay the low Medicare rate, instead of the usual and customary rate, but it is an out of pocket cost. Ask your insurance representative to be clear about what is and is not covered under their plan.

Regular Medicare has a small deductible (about $185) per year and a co-pay after that is satisified (usually around $9 per office visit). Examinations, modalities like ultrasound or muscle stim, and extremity adjustments are not payable by Medicare under their policy provisions.You will receive an Advanced Beneficiary Notice when you come in which explains these regulations. We will always work with you to provide appropriate care and to handle your insurance quickly and efficiently. Please feel free to ask us if there is anything you don't understand about your coverage.

Author: Dr. Mania
Source: CMS and Dr. Mania
Copyright: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. 2018


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Vitamin E Helpful In Treating Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease


In a new double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, randomized clinical trial involving 613 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Vitamin E was shown to slow the functional decline of Alzheimer's. AD affects approximately 5 million older Americans and is marked by irreversible, progressive deterioration in memory and thinking skills. In this study, mild to moderate AD patients received either 2,000 IUs of vitamin E daily or a placebo. Over the average follow-up time of 2.3 years, researchers estimated those patients receiving the vitamin E had slowed their functional decline in activities of daily living (ADLs) by 19%. ADLs include things such as making meals, getting dressed and holding a conversation. According to researchers, this translated into a delay in progression of mild to moderate AD by 6.2 months. Another significant finding was that caregiver time was reduced by approximately 2 hours per day in the vitamin E group. Previous studies have also shown Vitamin E effective in those with moderately severe AD. It's important to note that those considering vitamin E supplementation to treat AD only do so under the supervision of a physician as vitamin E can interfere with blood thinners, cholesterol drugs and other medications.


Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JAMA. 2014;311(1):33-44.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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Did you know we have this available?

Patients and the public know that Dr. Carmel-Ann Mania has been offering Chiropractic  care in Hackensack for over 20 years...but did you know that other services are being offered at her Summit Avenue office? For instance, Dr. Mania has been practicing gentle Chiropractic techniques that are appropriate for small children, for elderly patients and for disc problems. She is very experienced in adjusting other parts of the body like shoulders, ankles, feet, elbows, wrists and knees. Since 2001, Dr. Carmel-Ann has practiced Cranial Sacral Therapy for patients that have suffered trauma, headaches, stressful experiences, concussions or other injuries. She can scan you for custom orthotics to support your spinal balance and the kinetic chain (gait). We care for women through out pregnancy and the post-partum recovery. She completed a Chiropractic Family Primary Care certification. Dr. Mania can care for you after a car accident, write a prescription for x-rays, CT scans or MRIs; send you for PT if needed; order an appropriate brace, support or sleeping pillow for your specific needs; recommend at home excercises for your specific situation; sign for your handicapped placard application or renewal. She can even work with your Veterinarin to adjust your dog or cat! And, if she can't help you, she'll help you find someone who will.

In addition to these services by Dr. Mania,  if it is appropriate to refer you for nutrition services, we are fortunate to have Jane McNeil, CN, CH consulting with patients in our office. Jane has a practice  in Brielle, New Jersey but also travels to doctors' offices on certain days for their patients' convenience. Jane can work with people looking to change to a healthier lifestyle, control weight, recover from serious illness, balance hormonal system or alleviate stress. Her next scheduled day here will be Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Call us at 201-525-0707 to make an appointment or get more information.

We have always had the privilege  of sharing our office space with Christine Gibbons, LAc.  Christine has many years of experience offering acupuncture services to patients for sports injuries, headaches, hormonal imbalances, arthritis, pain, muscle spasms, weight balance  and smoking cessation and other problems. Christine has office  hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday. We can usually coordinate acupuncture and Chiropractic appointments in Thursdays for the convenience of mutual patients.  Call Christine directly at 201-487-0036 for more information or an appointment.

Dr. Mania works with you to find all the pieces to complete your Optimum Health Puzzle! Call us at 202-525-0707 for a consultation or treatment appointment!

 

 

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, DC
Source: Carmel-Ann Mania, DC
Copyright: Carmel-Ann Mania, DC 2018


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Bergen's TOP Chiropractor 2017

We are honored to announce that Dr. Carmel-Ann Mania has been chosen for inclusion in the third annual "201 Magazine" Bergen's TOP Chiropractors Award 2017! This is the third year that she has been so honored, starting with the initial class of 2015.

Professional Research Services of Troy, Michigan administered a county wide, peer reviewed survey asking Chiropractic physicians to recommend up to 3 colleagues. After vetting the licensure and educational information with the Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the highest vote getters were awarded inclusion in the class of honorees.

Says Dr. Mania, "To have been recognized by my colleagues, means so much to me! It is really meaningful to be respected by those who live by the same principles of Health and Service! I'm grateful for this acknowledgement".

 

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
Source: 201 Magazine
Copyright: Dr. Mania 2017


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Rate us on Social Media

Are you the type of person that posts on social media a couple of times a day? The one who tells your friends about the new bagel shop you found, or the best place for brunch? Do you share those great things that "just happened"?

So, then, how do you tell someone where to go to get gentle, experienced, compassionate Chiropractic care? How do you help someone find a way to great health, overcome ignorance or fear? How can you support our wellness practice? Why not rate us on Yelp and Google? I'd like to leave it to those of you who are web-savvy to help other needy people find the way to our office and to live a healthier life. There are buttons on our website Drmania.com to rate us from your phone or online.

The website is very mobile friendly and office hours, phone and directions are easy to find. Email me with suggestions for the site. Do you or a friend have a question about what Chiropractic can do for you? Check out the DrMania.com website and give us a call...I'll gladly arrange a few minutes to answer a question about a problem. Thanks for your support!

Author: Dr. Mania
Source: self
Copyright: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. 2017


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