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Should Medicare Cover Visits to Your Nashville Chiropractor?

Your Nashville chiropractor Dr. Sweeney may be like a lot of other chiropractors these days when it comes to Medicare:  after billing for senior citizens office visits to their Nashville chiropractor, the Medicare office seems to take forever to pay the bill.

If you’re a senior citizen, you absolutely need your visit to the Nashville chiropractor to get your body back on track. You can’t keep living with pain in your low back, neck or joints and you are already covered with Medicare insurance, so what is the holdup? You’re entitled to this coverage…

No one knows why the Medicare office continually asks the chiropractor to re-submit all the invoices, and then decides to deny the payment. But where it leaves you is in the spot where you have to consider making lifestyle changes to get more chiropractic visits in if you need them. You gladly do this since the visits to your Nashville chiropractor are priceless, but how can you help the situation?

No one yet knows the answer to that question, but what is known is that people are already working on it. For example, studies comparing the cost effectiveness of chiropractic care have continually found them more cost-effective than using the general practitioner care alone or with exercise. This confirms the good feelings you have after your visit to your Nashville chiropractor Dr. Sweeney.

In fact, the least costly method for improving neck pain was chiropractic treatment, plus it was more effective than osteopathic spinal manipulation, and physiotherapy manipulation and mobilization. There’s a clear economic advantage of chiropractic treatments – and now the government has to make the right decision and give you what you need.

Here’s one thing you can do in the next election: make sure the candidates you choose to represent you are ones that believe in what happens at your Nashville chiropractor’s office and will stand up for your rights. What is life like without chiropractic?

Source: Tsertsvadze, A., Clar, C., Court, R., Clarke, A., Mistry, H., and Sutcliffe, P.  Cost-effectiveness of manual therapy for the management of musculoskeletal conditions: a systematic review and narrative synthesis of evidence from randomized controlled trials. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2014 June 27. Epub ahead of print.

September 16, 2014

Dr. Sweeney

Dr. Jim Sweeney & Dr. Jon Sweeney, your Nashville Chiropractors and Palmer College of Chiropractic West graduates, provide quality chiropractic care to patients in Nashville, TN. If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, headache, sciatica or have been in an auto collision, Sweeney Chiropractic can get you back on the road to health.