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15
Jan

Whitepaper: Chiropractic, A Safe and Cost Effective Approach to Health

By CARL S. CLEVELAND III D.C.
PRESIDENT OF CLEVELAND UNIVERSITY-KANSAS CITY
COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Studies demonstrate that back pain is the leading cause of work-related disability and absenteeism. Chronic back pain is associated with reduced mobility, quality of life and longevity,3 and often includes increased rates of other health problems.4 Neck pain is the third most common chronic pain condition in the United States and the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide, with disability from neck pain having increased by 29% in the United States over the past two decades. 5 Back and neck pain represent a substantial burden to society.

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SOURCE: https://www.ahip.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Cleveland-Paper-A-Chiro-Safe-Effective-Approach-Corrected.pdf

8
Jan

The Efficacy of Acupuncture for the Treatment of Sciatica: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Academic Editor: Morry Silberstein

Review Article | Open Access

Volume 2015 |Article ID 192808 | 12 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/192808

Abstract

Background. Sciatica is one of the most frequently reported complaints; it affects quality of life and reduces social and economic efficacy. Clinical studies on the efficacy of acupuncture therapy in sciatica are increasing, while systematic reviews assessing the efficacy of acupuncture therapy are still lacking. Objective. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy for sciatica. Methods. Comprehensive searches of 8 databases were conducted up until April 2015. Outcomes included effectiveness (proportion of patients who improved totally or partly in clinical symptoms), pain intensity, and pain threshold. Effect sizes were presented as risk ratio (RR) and mean difference (MD). Pooled effect sizes were calculated by fixed effects or random effects model. Results. A total of 12 studies (involving 1842 participants) were included. Results showed that acupuncture was more effective than conventional Western medicine (CWM) in outcomes effectiveness (RR 1.21, 95% CI: 1.16–1.25), pain intensity (MD −1.25, 95% CI: −1.63 to −0.86), and pain threshold (MD: 1.08, 95% CI: 0.98–1.17). Subgroup and sensitivity analysis found that the results did not change in different treatment method and drug categories substantially. The reported adverse effects were acceptable. Conclusions. Acupuncture may be effective in treating the pain associated with sciatica.

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SOURCE: https://new.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/192808/

1
Jan

Join Our Network | Download Application(s)

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Providers who join Soteria Healthcare must also have at least two years of practice experience. Some exceptions may apply if less than two years. Please call our Credentialing Department at (770) 455-8190 to request an application or click here to begin completing your application online and download the appropriate forms.

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Providers who join Soteria must also have at least two years of practice experience. Some exceptions may apply if less than two years.

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1
Jan

Got Questions? Give Us A Call

Soteria Healthcare’s Claim Department is here to assist you with all of your claims filing, payment questions, research requests and more. Our highly trained staff is ready to assist you. Below is a list of helpful tools to assist in navigating the Soteria Healthcare Network experience.

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Tel: (770) 455-8190
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  • Soteria’s Claim Department
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Because not everyone has access to encrypted e-mail, Soteria requests that you either call or fax us with your questions. However, if your e-mail(s) DO NOT contain PHI (Personal Health Information) then, we would be happy to hear from you. However, please understand that we do follow HIPAA Guidelines and DO NOT want or encourage you to send claim information in this manner.

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1
Jan

U.M. Form Downloads

Got Utilization Management (U.M.) Questions? Our experienced team at Soteria Healthcare can help!

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