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Low Back Pain
Meet Our Staff
JJ Virgin PHD/What Kids Eat
Vaccination and Vitamin D
Our Gift To You and Your Loved Ones
study finds that low back pain care initiated with a
doctor of chiropractic (DC) saves 40% on health care costs
the American Chiropractic Association(ACA) announced
today. The study, featuring data from 85,000 Blue Cross
Blue Shield beneficiaries, concludes that insurance
companies that restrict access to chiropractors for low
back pain treatment may inadvertently pay more for care
than they would if they removed such restrictions.
pain is a significant public health problem. Up to 85
percent of Americans have back pain at some point in their
lives. In addition to its negative effects on employee
productivity, back pain treatment accounts for about $50
billion annually in health care costs—making it one of the
top 10 most costly conditions treated in the United
study looked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee’s
intermediate and large group fully insured population over
a two-year span. The insured study population had open
access to MDs and DCs through self-referral, and there
were no limits applied to the number of MD/DC visits
allowed and no differences in co-pays.
show that paid costs for episodes of care initiated by a
DC were almost 40 percent less. After risk-adjusting each
patient’s costs, researchers still found significant
savings in the chiropractic group. They estimated that
allowing DC-initiated episodes of care would have led to
an annual cost savings of $2.3 million for Blue Cross Blue
Shield of Tennessee.
doctors of chiropractic, we know firsthand that our care
often helps patients avoid or reduce more costly
interventions such as drugs and surgery. This study
supports what we see in our practices every day,” said ACA
President Rick McMichael, DC. “It also demonstrates the
value of chiropractic care at a critical time, when our
nation is attempting to reform its health care system and
contain runaway costs.”
Meet The Staff
From the Desk of Karl E. Mueller, D.C.
Has been in practice for over
21 years in the Lehigh Valley. Graduate of York College Of
Pennsylvania with a B.S. degree in Human Biology. Graduate of
Pennsylvania College of Straight Chiropractic in 1989. Areas of
specialty include Chiropractic Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, and Electrodiagnostians. Doctor Mueller is a dynmaic speaker and
lecturer in the field of health and wellness. Reconized in 1993 as
the Doctor of the Month through Markson Mangement Services.
Princeton's Who's Who in Chiropractic. Nonimated by Governor Tom
Ridge to the State Board of Chiropractic in 1996. Dr. Mueller has
been active in the community politcally receiving recongnition
through the local and state parties. Dr. Mueller sits on local
boards including youth and community service. He is a member of the
Knights of Columbus 10921 Council, and has achieved the level of
For! th Degree Knight. He is a member of the Honor Guard for the
Allentown Archdiocese. He has been a youth coach for over 14 years,
past President of Parkland Football Boosters, and currently a PIAA
official in Basketball. Dr. Mueller is part of the fabric of our
community, he resides with his wife Michelle in Orefield, and he has
2 sons, Troy and Tyler.
Office Manager-Michelle Mueller
Associate Degree in Liberal
Arts at OCC. Worked for medical and as well as chiropractic offices
and has 25 years experience. Areas of interests include insurance
billing with certification as a Chiropractic Assistant through NYCC/Markson
Management Services. Past President of Common Wealth Allied Health
Services and Review. Active in local politics and received the
Golden Tusk Award. Active in the community including church, youth
organizations, High School Football and Basketball Booster Clubs.
Massage Therapist/Chiropractic Assistant-Annette Marth
Certified in Massage Therapy
for the past 15 years. Educated through St. John's Neuromuscular
Pain Relief Institute, including Health Options Institute. Also
certified as a Chiropractic Assistant in the field of adjunctive
therapy through NYCC/MMS. She has been working for Dr. Mueller for
the past 15 years.
Virgin, PhD, CNS/Celebrity Wellness Expert
In my work on the
Dr. Phil Show, the entire crew utilizes Chiropractic care. We
have directly seen its positive effects on our own health and well
being. But more so, we have keenly observed those guests on the
show in our "Biggest Loser" segments that do not use Chiropractic
care. The difference in overall health is markedly different.
It is my sincerest
suggestion to you that the greatest gift you can give yourself,
and those of whom you love, as well as those that love you, is the
gift of health and well being. Your Chiropractor is an expert in
these areas. Please ask for suggestions to make your life and the
life of your loved ones the very best it can be.
A child is named
Jonathan and he was born in Average Town, USA. His parents love him
as if he was the only child in the world. They want him to grow up
to be an upstanding citizen who is healthy and willing to change
things to his and others advantage. They don’t expect that he will
be hyperactive, or have ADHD as he seems quite normal at birth. How
did Jonathan change?
When we look at his
diet we find out that he craved sweets of all kind, sugar on his
cereal, candy bars, coke, chocolate, ice cream, cake and candy.
Today this is a normal diet for a young child. Although it is a form
of addiction that turns a child insane as if he were on some sort of
medical prescription. But in actual fact this is a diet that causes
hypertension, anxiety, fits, and dramatizations, all of which make
him appear abnormal.
So his parents in
desperation take him to a professional who confirms by diagnosis
that he is bi-polar. So, poor Jonathan is drugged. Or his parents
have the option to spend some time in the health food store finding
substitutes for his addictive foods, like carob instead of
chocolate, sugarless candies, perhaps even good tasting chewable
multivitamins or natural drinks like almond milk. After awhile
without sugar and caffeine he will probably turn into a normal boy,
with normal dreams and goals.
Vaccination and Vitamin D
among children insured by commercial health insurance plans have
dropped four percent between 2008 and 2009, says a new report by the
National Committee for Quality Assurance. The really interesting
thing about this trend is that parents are consciously choosing to
protect their children from vaccines. As it turns out, the people
are smarter than the vaccine industry thinks, and as they're
learning the truth about seasonal flu vaccines, they're making
informed, intelligent decisions to protect their children.
The scientific fact
the flu industry conveniently avoids talking about is that vitamin D
offers far better protection against flu infections, and it's
cheaper, safer and easier to take! Children will gladly chew vitamin
D tablets if it means avoiding a jab with a sharp needle. Vitamin D,
you see, activates the immune response to flu infections. Virtually
everyone who suffers from the flu in the winter is vitamin D
deficient. That's why flu season is the winter as fewer people get
the suns exposure. The sun is also a major source of vitamin D! As
such that's when everybody is most deficient in vitamin D!
ranks right up at the top of the list when you are talking
about good health. It is as important as eating right,
exercising, getting proper rest and avoiding potentially
harmful substances like alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. Good
posture is a way of doing things with more energy, less
stress and fatigue. Without good posture, you cannot really
be physically fit. Without good posture, you can actually
damage your spine every time you exercise.
illustrate this, think about carrying a briefcase. If you
had to carry a briefcase with your arms outstretched in
front of you, it would not take long before the muscles of
your shoulders would be completely exhausted. This is
because carrying the briefcase far away from your center of
balance places undue stress on your shoulder muscles. If you
held the same briefcase down at your side, your muscles
would not fatigue as quickly, because the briefcase is
closer to your center of balance and therefore the weight is
supported by the bones of the skeleton, rather than the
bad posture and the physical problems that result can be
accomplished in two ways. The first is by eliminating as
much "bad" stress from your body as possible. Bad stress
includes all the factors, habits, or stressors that cause
your body to deviate from your structural center. Bad stress
can result from a poorly adjusted chair at school. An
improperly adjusted backpack, or even from carrying too much
weight around in a heavy backpack.
is by applying "good" stress on the body in an effort to
move your posture back toward your center of balance. This
is accomplished through a series of exercises, stretches,
adjustments, and changes to your physical environment, all
designed to help correct your posture. Getting your body
back to its center of balance by improving your posture is
critically important to improving how you feel.
we continue our Holiday Coupon
Program. The Holiday season is a time of year to
enjoy family and friends, but also a time of year we tend
to forget ourselves and our health.
To counter this trend December will
feature our Holiday Coupon program.The
holiday program enables a loved one you refer, to receive
their first visit complimentary. (Normally $125) This
includes consultation, examination, and body composition
When you or the person you wish to send
in calls in for their appointment, simply have them
mention the Holiday Coupon program.
call our office for your appointment today!
Weight Loss Program is still running every week. Come
join us for a free class. Just call for a convienent
time. Come and learn how we can help you to a better life
style. Our first class lost a total of 255 lbs. in 3
Remember-We have finally moved
to the first floor for our patients!! Come stop by, and see the
We want to
take this opportunity to thank all of you for referring your
family and friends to us!! We are honored by your confidence in
us and we thank you for your generosity and your loving concern
holidays to all!! Come in and visit our new office on the first
floor, and have a snack.
Transitions Weight Loss Program
The safe and easy way to loss weight!
We are now forming classes for the fall, space is limited, so
call today. **610-366-7061**