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Hello to all,

Hope that the spring is treating everyone well and that you enjoy the articles for the month.

Please read the couple of important notices that are effective as of July 1st:

  • There will be a small increase to the price of chiropractic treatments. Both for adult patients and seniors / students the cost will be raised by $2. So the total fees will be:
    • Adult patients: $15.00
    • Students / Seniors: $12.00
    • Children: No charge when parent is a patient of the clinic
  • We are pleased to announce that effective July 1, Albertans with secondary Insurance that covers chiropractic care will be able to access it immediately for chiropractic fees. What this means for patients that instead of waiting until your Alberta Health Care coverage is used up you can now submit the amount you pay over Alberta Health Care (i.e. the $15 for the treatment). For more information, please read the government's announcement in our newsletter articles.

    Also, if you have any questions about the process of submitting to your secondary insurance please contact the office.
  • July 1st is the beginning of the new Alberta Health Care calendar year. That means that each person has their health care total of $200.00 for chiropractic re-instated.

Yours in health,

Spineguys!

Changes allow secondary insurance for chiropractic and podiatry services upfront

Edmonton... Effective July 1, Albertans with secondary insurance will be able to use it upfront to help pay for chiropractic or podiatry fees, rather than pay those fees themselves.
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"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. "

Josh Billings

Back Surgery May Be Worse Than No Surgery

Are you considering surgery for your back pain? Before you do, consider this: Research shows that many patients who undergo surgery for lower back pain often have subsequent surgeries for the same condition due to the failure of the initial procedure, which can contribute to further patient disability. Researchers sought to examine whether such patients had poorer general health than those with no history of spine surgery.
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Clinical trial proves link between chiropractic and migraines

Seventy-two per cent of migraine sufferers in a clinical trial experienced either 'substantial' or 'noticeable' improvement after a period of chiropractic treatment, defying historical skepticism of chiropractics by some medical practitioners.
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Soft Drinks Increase Weight, Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

The incidence of diabetes has risen sharply in the past several decades, paralleling the obesity epidemic. At the same time, soft drink consumption has seen a 61 percent increase in adults from 1977-97, and a 100 percent increase in children from 1977-78 to 1994-98. Researchers believe that in addition to contributing to obesity, sugar-sweetened soft drinks may increase diabetes risk by raising blood glucose levels due to their high concentration of high-fructose corn syrup.
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Warning: Acetaminophen May Cause Respiratory Problems

Acetaminophen is a common pain reliever found in many popular over-the-counter drugs, including Tylenol, Anacin-3, and many popular children's cold and flu medications. Previous studies have shown a correlation between acetaminophen intake and an increase in asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Researchers investigated the relationship between analgesic use (i.e., acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen) and the prevalence of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung functioning in adults, via a cross-sectional analysis.
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