Spinal fusion surgery denied for DDD


Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BSBSNC) recently announced beginning January 2012 that for degenerative disc disease (DDD), that they will no longer cover lumbar fusion surgery. Nevertheless, in the face of denied claims for thiese procedures, spine surgeons insist that they have helped many people with these complex spine surgical procedures. For patients with […]

Chiropractic manipulation for back injuries?


The Utah Study – less expensive and less days missed from work… A 1988 Utah workers’ compensation board study found a savings for average workers compensation costs for back injuries treated by chiropractic care was ten fold, $68.38 vs. $668.39. Only those with back injuries with the same diagnostic codes were compared between the chiropractic and non-chiropactic groups. Source:  […]

Bea’s back pain improved with non-surgical spinal decompression

Discussing Patient Treatment Options

Bea had suffered for sixteen years with back and leg pain and was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease.  She was having difficulty sitting for any length of time in her college classes. She had tried dozens of injections and multiple courses of physical therapy which was so painful that she was advised to take pain medication prior […]