Premier Health Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic
It's about your wellness
Welcome to Premier Health Clinic. At Premier Health we are dedicated to relieving patients of their pain and dysfunction, determining the source of their health problem and teaching patients how to increase longevity and quality of life. Our patients receive the benefits of the most advanced equipment and reputable clinical techniques, as well as our dedication to their total wellness by promoting natural healing.
As one of the few Dallas chiropractors who accept Medicare I find that there is a lot of confusion when I talk to my senior patients about their Medicare coverage, especially as it pertains to chiropractic treatment. I would like to share the following information with you to help dispel any misconceptions of what is and isn’t covered by Medicare.
Chiropractic Services Covered
Medicare Part B pays for me to perform a chiropractic manual adjustment of the spine to correct a subluxation (when one or more of the bones of your spine move out of position). Additionally, Medicare allows me to use the Pro Adjuster Ultralign G2 system to perform your spinal adjustment because it has been proven to be more gentle and precise when detecting spinal misalignments. I do want you to know, that just because I’m using such specialized equipment, Medicare does not provide any additional payment.
What Medicare Doesn’t Pay For
Medicare does not cover the following services performed by a chiropractor:
- Initial physical examinations
- Evaluation services
- Physical therapy
- Vitamin, mineral and/or food supplements, or other supplies
- Orthopedic devices
Do You Qualify for Chiropractic Services?
Your chiropractic adjustment is covered by Medicare if you have a significant health problem in the form of a neuromusculoskeletal condition that needs treatment (e.g. pain, inflammation, swelling, leg and foot numbness). If you have a subluxation of the spine and a spinal adjustment has been recommended for improvement of your condition, Medicare may cover the service.
What Will You Pay?
You will have to pay the Part B deductible and then 20% of the Medicare-approved amount. Medicare reimbursement will be limited to one visit per day, unless there is a medical need for more than one treatment each day. If you have a Medi-gap policy then it may also assist in paying for care not handled by Medicare. I always recommend to patients that they check with their insurance company to see what is and isn’t covered.
More often than not, chiropractic therapy usually requires patients to see us multiple times. To be treated properly, you will need to come to my office and I’ve made it a practice that no matter what day it is, if you need emergency help, I’ll be there to serve your needs. As I tell my patients, you cannot rush treatment of the spine, so whether I’m providing acute, chronic, and/or preventive care, you can be certain I’ll customize your care plan and the time it will take to return you back to wellness you expect and need.
You can have confidence in knowing that Premier Health Chiropractic is here to take care of your spine and we’ll make sure your treatment is gentle and pain free. Take a moment and call our office for a complimentary FREE consultation and learn what so many of our other patients have found; that we deliver service and care above and beyond what others only hope to deliver. Call (972) 713-9355 today and be sure to mention this article. We’ll look forward to helping you relieve and reduce unnecessary pain, returning you to the healthy back you deserve.
Minor auto accidents cause hidden damage to your neck, spine, and joints. Pro Adjuster Ultralign G2 treats these issues before they become a problem
As a Dallas chiropractor I treat many patients who made the wrong decision and waited days or even weeks before seeking treatment after being in a car wreck. I have many patients tell me that the reason they waited to get treatment is because they didn’t feel as if they had any injuries. Most people think, “I’ll just wait to see how I feel in a few days.” This approach can be a mistake. Many scientific studies prove that when you get early chiropractic treatment within 24 to 48 hours after a crash, you have a better outcome of minimizing pain and alleviating further damage to your spine and neck, compared to those who wait.
During a crash, sudden jerks to your back can cause misalignments to the spine and the tissues of your neck can be stretched or torn. You may not feel pain right away in fact it could be hours or days before pain manifests itself. Many of my patients tell me they wake up the next day a little sore and muscles stiff but they thought that taking some Tylenol or aspirin would help the pain go away. They were wrong and as they learn very quickly, the pain and stiffness don’t vanish because medication only masks the problem.
Pain and stiffness are signs of trauma to the ligaments and muscles in your neck and back. The body’s natural response to these types of injuries is to restrict movement and to heal the injury by sending white blood cells to the damaged area. Your body will then start the process of repairing the injured area by laying down scar tissue.
The problem you don’t realize is that the joints in your neck already have limited range of motion, likewise, when segments of your spine are misaligned, range of motion becomes even more reduced. Scar tissue reduces that motion even more, and if you don’t receive proper treatment soon, waiting can lead to permanent limited mobility, chronic pain, and even spinal degeneration of your joints.
Getting the right treatment early is crucial. I use a combination of the Pro Adjuster system, cold laser therapy, and specialized massage to help break up this pattern by increasing movement in the injured area and by preventing further development of scar tissue around the affected area.
If you’ve been in a motor vehicle crash, it’s important to get a medical consultation right away to prevent your symptoms from worsening. As a chiropractor in Dallas, having dealt with many auto accidents and sports injuries, I have the tools and treatments that will help you recover from auto injuries like whiplash, chronic headaches, back pain and neck pain.
Don’t delay, call us today and experience the benefits of the gentle pain free treatment the Pro Adjuster system offers. Take a look at the Pro Adjuster video to see how the system works. Then call (972) 713-9355 and take advantage of our FREE evaluation; it’s the best investment you can make for your back and neck.
As a Dallas Chiropractor, I see senior patients everyday who tell me they wish they would have started chiropractic care many years earlier. Most of my patients told me they were unaware of all the benefits gained from a regular chiropractic treatment program. Fortunately I have great patients who don’t let their age stop them from taking advantage of receiving regular spinal adjustments, relaxing licensed massage therapy, and cold laser therapy.
As I reflected on many of their comments I came up with several benefits that I felt each and every baby boomer and senior should know when it comes to chiropractic and the value it brings to every person’s life. I have compiled a list of what I feel are the most frequent benefits that chiropractic care provides for baby boomers and seniors alike.
Maintaining Independence Much Longer
One fact that I think we can all agree on is the desire to remain independent and self sufficient as long as we can. A major benefit that regular chiropractic care offers is helping seniors extend and continue their independent active lifestyle. The spine and nervous system need to always perform optimally. With proper and gentle adjustments along with other treatments we provide, patients feel much more lively, healthy and able to perform daily functions that they might not have thought possible.
“Chiropractic provides rejuvenation to the body that helps my senior patients thrive.”
Increased Health and Wellness
I see noticeable changes in my patients once they no longer have pain. They sleep better; they exercise more, have more energy and increase their daily activities. Yes, chiropractic care is far more than mere pain relief. We want to feel good, stay healthy and fit, enjoying those activities that make us happy and looking forward to each new day. Regular chiropractic care increases the quality of life while increasing your health and overall wellness.
Chronic Pain Relief
When ever you have pain, you just want relief. Back pain and neck pain are two of the major issues I treat seniors for, most all the time. Unlike medication and pain relievers which mask the pain, chiropractic care is proven to be one of the most effective and safest forms of health care to treat back pain and neck pain. As a chiropractor I’m specifically trained to identify and treat misalignments and their subsequent effect on the central nervous system. Every patient has the benefit of experiencing the gentle but effective treatment the Pro Adjuster Ultralign G2 system delivers, helping relieve pain.
Increased Range of Motion of the Spine and Extremities
Regular chiropractic treatment has been shown repeatedly to increase both the range of motion in patients’ spines and along with improvement in the extremities. Increasing your range of motion creates positive affects on your body in many ways. Walking, golfing, tennis, gardening and many other physical activities are made much easier with improved range of motion. I’ve witnessed many patients who have an immediate increase in range of motion following chiropractic adjustments. As proof positive, it’s a known fact that most every professional sports team retains chiropractors on their staff.
Decreased Incidence of Falling
Injuries due to falling is extremely common with a lot of seniors. Recent studies indicate falls are responsible for 90% of bone fractures occurring annually among Americans 65 and older. Regular chiropractic adjustments reduce the risk of falls by normalizing the receptors of the cervical spine. Along with adjustments I prescribe stretching and exercise programs to increase strength, flexibility, mobility, balance and coordination. Our clinic is equipped so that my staff can help teach our patients how to properly perform different stretches and exercises. If the patient is confident in doing these exercises at home, we follow up each week to make sure they have continued success.
Increased Balance and Coordination
Aging brings on issues of loss of balance and coordination which most often result from a prior injury or degenerative changes to our spine and neck. Studies have shown that chiropractic care can help restore balance and coordination by stimulating the joint receptors in the cervical spine. The Pro Adjuster Ultralign G2 system provides regular stimulation which helps restore or normalize joint receptor functioning, leading to improvements in balance and coordination.
Preventative Joint Degeneration
A spine that is subluxated is much like a wheel that is out of alignment. A misaligned spine much like a wheel, ultimately wears out prematurely. Our joints will eventually wear out over time, it’s just a fact. The key to making them last longer requires a daily regimen of taking proper nutritional supplements along with regular spinal adjustments. Chiropractic therapy decreases degeneration of the spine and other arthritic issues by normalizing the spinal alignment and reducing spinal stress.
I could continue on with other benefits chiropractic brings to people of all ages; but I want to convey that you’re never too young or old to benefit from the services a chiropractor can provide to you and those you care about. To learn more about our services please take a look at this page and be sure to call our office at 972-713-9355 for a complimentary consultation. We look forward to helping you enjoy the quality of life you deserve and expect.
Dr. Khayal, DC
To many people the word Fibromyalgia has no meaning. To those who suffer from this complex disorder that has no cure it can mean ongoing chronic pain. Dallas chiropractor Dr. Khayal, owner of Premier Health Chiropractic has helped many patients diagnosed with this disorder by reducing the symptoms brought on by Fibromyalgia while improving their quality of life.
Research shows that Fibromyalgia originates in the central nervous system. It has been found that patients with this disorder have abnormal levels of chemical compounds (neurotransmitters) that transmit nerve impulses. Studies indicate that many people diagnosed with Fibromyalgia have considerably more nerve growth, than in those without the disorder. This causes havoc on the nervous system and increased hypersensitivity.
The whole premise of chiropractic treatment centers on the idea that a patient’s health and wellness is controlled by the state of their nervous system. Dr. Khayal D.C. uses a specialized system the Pro Adjuster Ultralign G2 which offers gentle but pinpoint accuracy in reducing pressure on the nervous system. This treatment assists patients in reducing and managing their symptoms, achieving a more controlled balance to their life.
Fibromyalgia affects each patient differently, so it’s crucial that there be ongoing communication between Dr. Khayal and you, to ensure proper diagnosis to meet your needs. During your free initial consultation, Dr. Khayal will discuss your health history and perform a physical assessment. As part of your assessment there will be an evaluation of your spinal alignment and a test for specific tender points.
If it’s determined that you are a candidate for Fibromyalgia care, Dr. Khayal will discuss the treatment program that is best suited for your needs. At Premier Health Chiropractic, Dr. Khayal treats many of his patients with the Pro Adjuster Ultralign G2 system to adjust the neck and spine. One adjustment may have you feeling better but it’s only part of the overall treatment regimen you will need to help counter the effects of Fibromyalgia.
Along with chiropractic adjustments, you will most likely have the opportunity to experience the benefits of cold laser therapy, electric muscle stimulation, and specialized licensed massage therapy. If the pain can be alleviated, other symptoms such as trouble sleeping, fatigue, and depression tend to also lessen or disappear entirely. Dr. Khayal will also discuss your diet, lifestyle, and sleep hygiene to determine ways to improve your overall health focusing on helping you increase your daily activity without pain.
Presently there is no “cure all” for Fibromyalgia but the good news is that through Dr. Khayal’s extensive knowledge in treating this disorder, you can be assured that his services will help you reduce the pain and help you get back to the normal life you deserve and need. Call 972-713-9355 today and ask for your FREE evaluation and assessment with Dr. Khayal. When you set up your appointment, don’t forget to mention you read this article and he will give you a complimentary tube of Relief Cream as his way of thanking you for taking the time to meet with him personally.
At Premier Health Chiropractic, you are in good hands. To learn more about Dr. Khayal and his services call us or contact us through this page.