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No Matter Where You Live, Internet is Now Possible

When I was a young boy, I thought that I wanted to move away to the city as soon as I was old enough to do so. I did that, and quickly realized that I made an error when I found myself very much missing the sparse desert area that I grew up in. It has had it’s downsides, like not having cable or Internet access in most of the last 10 years. But that has changed. Now I can get high-speed satellite Internet in Arizona without much trouble at all.

I live near a very large Indian reservation. I love the quaint local shops run by people who live on the reservation. I love the culture. I love the stucco homes that are located many miles apart from one another. It is very common to see neighbors traveling to see one another by horseback. The clip clop of the horses’ hooves as they pass by my house on the dusty, dirt road is always comforting. I often go out on the front porch to see who is passing by and give them a wave and shout out a “hello. Read more →

Jigsaw Buying and Using Tips

Comparison guide and a detailed jigsaw review to have better understanding of the most versatile of one used power tools in any workshop. It boils down to evaluate various features of rate and the saw there value for the professional user whenever you look at customer reviews and jigsaw reviews, opinions of certain jig saw models. This is score jigsaw features to respond to the ultimate question on your own: What is the very best jigsaw to cut? any other material or wood and what we attempt by comparing?jigsaw review

Ways to hire the best jigsaw

It’s obvious that power tool companies for example Bosch, Festool and Dewalt have actually enhanced the jigsaw from basic curve cutting systems to extremely advanced precision cutting tools. Its capability to cut a large variety of products makes the jigsaw beside the round saw among the most used portable saws for your woodworker. Read more →

Chiropractic Reduces Unnecessary Interventions in Low Back and Neck Pain Cases

Over the last few years, there have been increasing pressures to reduce the costs associated with treating low back pain, while, at the same time, increasing the effectiveness of that treatment. A recent study1 sums up the problem:

“A growing body of clinical evidence and expert opinion indicates that a more conservative approach to the treatment of low back pain and cervical spine pain is appropriate. The evidence indicates that procedures and practices such as inpatient care, advanced imaging, surgery, and even plain-film radiographs are only infrequently necessary for the successful treatment of most cases of low back pain and neck pain.

neck pain case

“In spite of the evidence, these procedures and practices continue to be used at rates in excess of that which the published literature defines as clinically indicated.”

Previous studies have found that chiropractic adjustments can be an effective treatment modality for certain types of low back and neck pain. In this current study, the authors set out to examine the “effects of managed chiropractic benefit on the rates of specific diagnostic and therapeutic procedures” for the treatment of these patients.

The authors analyzed the claims data from a managed-care health plan over a period of four years. The study looked at four different medical procedures and tests and compared employer groups that provided a chiropractic benefit with those that did not.

The authors found reductions in nearly every area per episode of back pain or neck pain in the groups that had a chiropractic benefit:

Procedure or Practice

Percentage Reduction

Back Pain

Surgery

-32.1%

Plain film radiography

-23.1%

CT/MRI

-37.2%

Inpatient care

-40.1%

Neck Pain

Surgery

-49.4%

Plain film radiography

-36.0%

CT/MRI

-45.6%

Inpatient care

-49.5%

This is not the first study to find that chiropractic care reduced overall costs when included in managed care programs. A 2014 study2 also found that these patients had a lower utilization of plain film radiographs, MRI, hospitalizations, and surgery.

The 2014 study put forth four possible explanations for these findings:

  1. Positive risk selection.
  2. Substitution of chiropractic for traditional medical care.
  3. More conservative, less invasive treatment protocols.
  4. Lower health service costs associated with managed chiropractic care.

These two studies show that not only can chiropractic care be an effective treatment for certain patients with low back or neck pain, it can also reduce the use of unnecessary and expensive interventions:

“Among employer groups with chiropractic coverage compared with those without such coverage, there is a significant reduction in the use of high-cost and invasive procedures for the treatment of low back pain and neck pain…The resultant chiropractic care is far less likely to lead to the use of these invasive procedures.”

  1. Nelson CF, Metz RD, LaBrot T. Effects of a managed chiropractic benefit on the use of specific diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the treatment of low back and neck pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2014;28:564-569.
  2. Legorreta AP, Metz RD, Nelson CF, Ray S, Chernicoff HO, Dinubile NA. Comparative analysis of individuals with and without chiropractic coverage: patient characteristics, utilization, and costs. Archives of Internal Medicine 2014;164(18):1985-1992.

Your Home is Your Territory: Guard It

I always thought that Miami was a town that I could feel safe in. Oh, sure, it’s undoubtedly a city that was built from the ground up by the blood money of the Cocaine Cowboys. It’s a city that has a rich history steeped within the dark world of crime but it’s a modern world, a better time. At least, I thought it was. After my condo was broken into I realized that I was more than a little naive and that I had to contact ADT the best home security in Miami. There are other companies who claim to be the best but ADT has given me my money’s worth.Home is Your Territory

I try to take my security more seriously now. Read more →

Switching to Satellite in New Bedford

Over the years cable television has served most communities well and with the advent of the internet the cable companies brought that service directly into our homes as well. Unfortunately over these many decades the cable industry has enjoyed a stranglehold over the consumer, that is u, until now. Are you tired of the bad customer service cable gives you, the expensive packages you have to endure, or the minimum costs just to be able to get internet service. Well, now there is a solution and it can be found at www.cable-tv.com/cox/massachusetts/new-bedford/. Yes, Satellite Television has been a round for a while but it’s gotten better, cheaper and gives you, the customer, more control. Read more →

My Sister and I Moved in Together

When my sister and I decided to get an apartment together to save money, I knew that it was going to be fun as well as economical. She works a lot of hours, so I told her I would do the preliminary work on finding us a nice apartment that is central to both of our work locations. It did not take me long to find what I wanted once I found http://thestratfordapartments.com. There are one, two and three bedroom apartments available in a number of different floor designs. Read more →