Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Chiropractic Techniques Descriptions


  • Fullspine / Diversified: After a complete analysis, the Dr. Rodnick will deliver any necessary adjustments. The focus of a Diversified adjustment is to be as specific, precise and accurate as possible, addressing only the problem areas (areas of subluxation). Great care is taken to ensure a bio-mechanically correct position and precise thrust to provide the most accurate and painless adjustment possible. It is our goal to restore and maintain optimal health by locating and correcting any interference to the nervous system caused by vertebral subluxation.
  • Extremity Adjustments: A misalignment of a joint not only occurs in the spine, but can manifest in the extremities of the human body. An extremity adjustment can be performed on the TMJ, shoulders, elbows, wrist, knee, ankle and more. The adjustments can be used to reduce scar tissue, reduce tight muscles, help recover from an injury, re-educate the joint motion and restore normal function to the joint.
  • Thompson Technique: Thompson Technique uses an adjusting table with a pneumatically driven, segmented drop system, which quickly lowers the section of the patient’s body corresponding with the spinal region being adjusted. The doctor thrusts at high speed, using minimal force, because while the thrust initiates movement, the fast drop carries the joint through the remainder of its range of motion. Leg length checks, palpation, X-rays and other appropriate tests are used by the Thompson practitioner in determining where to adjust.
  • Activator: The Activator technique has published clinical and scientific peer-reviewed papers beyond that of most chiropractic analytical treatment procedures. The Activator is a mechanical low force, manually-assisted adjusting instrument is recognized and covered by insurance. It is safe and easy to use with patient of all ages.
  • Cox Flexion/Distraction: Cox® Technique is research-documented spinal manipulation to relieve lower back pain, neck pain, arm pain, leg pain and a host of other spinal related conditions like disc herniation, spinal stenosis, post-surgical continued pain, and pregnancy related back pain. Cox® Technic’s developer, Dr. James M. Cox, has insisted for nearly 50 years on documenting the science of this non-surgical alternative to back surgery approach to back pain relief in the hands of well-trained back specialists.
  • Pregnancy Care: Chiropractic care has yielded great results for decades in not only reducing back pain, but improving overall quality of life during ones pregnancy. When a women has the job of creating another life, pain should be the last thing affecting her nervous system. In addition to reducing pain, the Webster technique has shown positive resulting in promoting proper positioning of the baby for delivery.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A Summary of Michigan Auto No-Fault  Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

Michigan is a no-fault state, meaning that automobile insurance will cover losses from an automobile or motorcycle accident regardless of whether or not you were at fault. Instituted in 1972, Michigan's no-fault system guarantees unlimited lifetime medical coverage in exchange for reasonable limitations on the right of victims to sue negligent drivers. (If you were not at fault, and you suffered serious injuries, you may still be able to bring a lawsuit against the driver at fault.) This section will address the benefits you are entitled to under your no-fault insurance.
Michigan law requires: that benefits be provided by an insurer when a person suffers accidental bodily injury which arises out of the ownership, operation, maintenance or use of a motor vehicle as a motor vehicle. This Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage pays for chiropractic or medical care and related expenses, rehabilitation services, funeral and burial expenses, wage loss, survivors, loss payments, and replacement services.

Health Care Benefits: Chiropractic and medical treatment shall be paid by the no-fault insurer, so long as the treatment is reasonable, and necessary. These benefits are unlimited, with the only requirement being that the injuries were incurred as a result of the automobile accident. Additional health care benefits include:
Medical Expenses:  PIP benefits are payable for all allowable expenses consisting of all reasonable charges incurred for reasonably necessary products, services and accommodations for an injured person's care, recovery, or rehabilitation. This includes: Chiropractic, hospital, physician and psychological services; prescriptions; medical equipment; prosthetic devices; and, other related expenses.
In-Home Care:  PIP benefits include in-home nursing care and unskilled attendant care (which may be a family member), if the care is deemed necessary for the injured person's care, recovery, and rehabilitation.
Accommodations:  PIP coverage provides for renovations to make a dwelling handicapper accessible, or to build a new residence for catastrophically injured persons when their prior residence, even with renovations, is no longer adequate. The insurance company may, however, hold title to a residence built for this purpose.
Special Transportation:  The no-fault insurer may be obligated to pay for the purchase and/or modification of a motor vehicle for the transportation of a seriously injured person.
Wage Loss:  The no-fault statute provides for wage loss benefits equal to 85 percent of the injured person's gross wages. This benefit does have a maximum monthly rate ($4,589, effective October 2006), and wage loss benefits will only be paid for up to three years. If your current monthly income exceeds this maximum, you may wish to consider additional wage loss coverage to make up the difference in the case of a disabling injury. Lost income can only be compensated if it can be shown that the injured person was unable to work during the three-year period. If the injured person was unemployed or already medically disabled at the time of the accident, there is no right to wage loss benefits.
Replacement Services:  A person disabled as a result of an automobile accident may receive up to $20 per day in replacement services. Replacement services cover services normally performed by the disabled individual that can no longer be performed as a result of the accident. They may cover day-to-day house and property maintenance, such as grocery shopping, babysitting, cleaning, laundry, lawn care, driving, etc. These services are payable for up to three years after the date of the accident.  These services must be reasonable incurred because of the accident to be recoverable. Generally, your DC or MD must determine that replacement services are required for the patient. Even family members who assist in performing replacement services can be claimed in receiving this benefit.
Survivors' Benefits:  If an individual dies as a result of an auto accident, their spouse and/or dependants may continue to receive your economic benefits for three years after the date of the accident. These benefits are subject to the same maximum monthly benefit ceiling applicable to wage-loss claims. Additionally, survivors are entitled to a separate funeral and burial expense of either $1,750 or $5,000, depending on the type of coverage the victim was carrying at the time of the accident.
Rehabilitation:  Rehab benefits are broadly defined and may include such services as job retraining, physical rehabilitation, and modification of home or automobile to accommodate permanent limitations.
Mileage:  All travel to and from the chiropractor or medical doctor's office should be reimbursed. This also includes travel to and from physical therapy, or any other health-related service that is reasonable and necessary medical treatment. It is best to maintain a log of the dates, distance, and to which health care provider or facility was visited.
Notice Requirements:  The injured person must file a claim for benefits within one year of the accident date. Lawsuits for non-payment of benefits must be filed within one year of the date service was provided.
Denial or Termination:  If the injured person makes a claim for no-fault benefits with their insurance company and benefits are denied, they may bring a lawsuit against your no-fault insurer for breach of contract against the no-fault insurer. Likewise, if benefits are paid and subsequently terminated, the insured may bring legal action to resume no-fault benefits. There are notification requirements, so the insured may wish to consult an attorney if these issues arise.
Negligent Drivers

Property Damage:  No-Fault will pay up to $1 million for damage the insured's car does to other people's property, such as buildings and fences. It will also pay for damage the car does to another person's properly parked vehicle. It does not pay for any other damage to cars.  If the other driver was determined to be at fault, the insured may be able to receive up to $500 for damages to your vehicle in the event a deductible must be paid, or if a property damage claim not covered by insurance is incurred. This will often be paid voluntarily by the at-fault driver's insurance company. However, if the at-fault driver or his/her insurance is unwilling to pay, you may need to file a claim in Small Claims Court in order to collect this benefit.
Serious Injuries:  If the other driver is found to be at fault in any way, a person may be able to bring a lawsuit against the driver if the person suffered a serious impairment of a body function, permanent serious disfigurement, or death. In order to file suit, the person must meet one of these threshold injuries. An attorney should be consulted to determine eligibility to bring suit against a negligent driver.  Unlike no-fault benefits, a successful lawsuit against the negligent driver may entitle a person to receive damages for pain and suffering, excess economic damages, loss of companionship from your spouse, and other damages not limited under Michigan no-fault benefits. A suit of this type must be filed within three years after the accident or be precluded by the statute of limitations.
Full v. Coordinated Benefits:  Under the Michigan no-fault system, an insured person may purchase either a full or coordinated benefits no-fault package. Under the full benefits package, the no-fault insurer is obligated to pay no-fault benefits, even if similar benefits are available through another health insurance company. With a coordinated benefits package, the no-fault insurer only has to pay those expenses not covered by the other policy. If you coordinate your policy, thinking you may save a small amount of money, you may not get the care you need.
Conclusion:  If you are injured in an automobile accident, you may wish to consult an attorney to determine whether you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to under your no-fault insurance. Also, if the other driver was at fault, you may wish to consult an attorney to determine if you have rights against the negligent driver.
What if My No-Fault Insurer Refuses to Pay?
Filing a Complaint with OFIS:  If you are in a dispute with an insurance company regarding payment for chiropractic services rendered or denial of chiropractic coverage, and you have been unable to resolve the situation to your satisfaction, the Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Services (OFIS) may be able to help.  OFIS will attempt to resolve the complaint and see that your questions are answered. Their interactive complaint form can be found online at:

Be sure to include all pertinent information, including: Name of insurer and/or agent involved in the dispute; policy and claim numbers; details of all previous attempts to resolve the matter; and, copies of any and all documents that help verify/explain the problem. Always send copies. Never send original documents.
Once OFIS receives your complaint, they will open a file and contact the parties named in the complaint. When OFIS's review is complete, they will provide you with a written statement of their position.
Michigan Association of Chiropractors
416 W. Ionia, Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 367-2225 " (800) 949-1401 " fax (517) 367-2228

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

3 Reasons Why You Need Chiropractic Care After You Been Injured in An Auto Accident

3 Reasons Why You Need Chiropractic Care After You Been Injured in An Auto Accident

Nobody would like to be involved in an auto accident. Between other life challenges, adding a car accident to the mix just creates more things to think about and stress. In addition, auto accident injuries bring additional stress on your life thus making you unable to undertake certain tasks or take time off work.
One of the most common injuries from car accidents is whiplash. Whiplash happens when the head sustains a sudden, jerking movement forward, backward, or even to the side. It causes severe pain and destabilizes the spine along with the following indicators:

Neck pain
Arm pain
Low back pain
Blurred vision
Neck stiffness
Reduced range of motion in the neck
The following are the top 3 reasons and justifications for seeking chiropractic care after a car accident:

If The Car Accident Was Extensive

Most people usually visit the hospital after an extensive car accident. Any time head injuries are involved or there is a likelihood of internal bleeding, it is important to seek emergency medical care.

If You Are In Pain

Pain after a car accident is a good indicator that you have an injury. In case there is a chance that life threatening or severe injuries are involved, it is good to visit the emergency room first to rule those out.

If You Have Seen A Specialist

Visiting the hospital is a great way of protecting your insurance rights but does not mean that injuries cannot be overlooked. If the hospital clears you of life threatening or serious injuries but are still experiencing pain, it is advisable to see a chiropractor.

It is important to seek chiropractic care after a car accident since the leaving the effects of whiplash to go untreated may induce long-term pain. The severity of physical effects of the accident are not apparent immediately following. It takes much time up to several weeks or months for major symptoms to show up. This is why chiropractic care is important to maintain the health of a spine that has been through trauma.

All body parts jarred or thrown forward beyond usual limits and unexpectedly can sustain tears or stretched ligaments. During a collision, those supporting the head and neck are particularly vulnerable to this type of tearing. Since chiropractors specialize in the care of muscles, bones, connective tissue, and nerves, it is important to visit one after an accident.

In conclusion, early care ensures quick realization of full healing. Even a car accident that seems minor with minimal damage to the car itself can cause the driver and its passengers serious injury. Chiropractic treatment is the right step in restoring the body. It makes necessary adjustments to the spine, relieves pain, and can include foam roller or massage techniques. Besides treatment, exercises to continue the healing by yourself and advice for optimal nutrition are some of the ways chiropractors offer holistic care for the individual after a car accident.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

What to do in case of an auto accident. Accident Injury spine specialist Livonia

Accidents Injuries and Whiplash

What to do in case of an auto accident.

Posted: September 21, 2016
By: Dr. Alexander Rodnick
  • Stop immediately and remain as close to the location of the accident as possible. If no one is injured and vehicles can be moved to a safe location out of traffic, they should usually be moved.
  • Check immediately for injured persons. if necessary, call a doctor or ambulance, whichever is quicker. Do not try to move the injured person.
  • Warn approaching vehicles with emergency flashers, flares, reflectors, or even a flashlight.
  • Notify the police, county, or state law officers at once. An official report may be helpful at a later time.
  • You have the right to consult a lawyer as soon as you choose to. Do not comment on the accident. keep notes and information to yourself.
  • Assist the officer. remain at the scene until the officer arrives, and advise the officers of the basic facts.
  • Obtain the other driver's name, address, and vehicle registration number. Ask to see his or her driver's license.
  • Obtain names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all witnesses. Ask witnesses to sign a statement.
  • Make notes on all significant circumstances concerning the accident. If possible take pictures.
  • Inform your insurance company. Make a complete report to your insurance carrier. Failure to make a prompt and correct report may affect your rights.
  • See a Chiropractor. Serious and costly injuries do not always result in immediate pain or bloodshed. Aside from the more dramatic wounds which require surgery or hospitilization, other serious and costly injuries may result from auto accidents. A thorough examination by a Doctor of Chiropractic is a wise precaution to confirm the presence or absence of injuries. Doctors of Chiropractic are particularly well qualified to detect and treat a wide variety of injuries of the spine, nerves, and other related structures. Automobile liability and med pay insurance will normally pay for chiropractic examination and treatment. Your claim should be verified to check your coverages.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

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Friday, April 29, 2016

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If you are a headache sufferer you know how devastating headaches can be. They can shut you down completely. There are several types of headaches with many causes. There are also many treatments aimed at relieving the pain you feel. Some are designed to treat the symptoms while others are focused on correcting the cause. Chiropractic care is delivered to address the later. migraines, tension headaches, and even sinus headaches can all be cervicogenic, or caused from irritations to the nerves in the neck. I personally utilize multiple techniques in my office to remove nerve pressure and in turn correct the cause of many patients headaches. If you are a headache sufferer and have not been utilizing chiropractic care, you have been missing out. If you would like some more information on headaches and chiropractic care please feel free to contact my office or visit the wellness library online.

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