February 2018 Health Newsletter


Happy ValenSpine Day<3<3<3


The winner of the ValenSpine Special is: Lois Rupp


We appreciate your referrals and sometimes you can receive an extra gift, like a $50 gift certificate, for sharing the gift of health through Upper Cervical Care. 


SouthWest Technical College's Wellness Fair on February 6th was a success! Many conversations were shared about the healing powers of Upper Cervical Care. We look forward to helping the new patients achieve their health goals.

Our first 2018 Health Talk was also well attended. Thank you for coming out and investing your time in your health. Our next Health Talk will be held on March 6th @ 6pm

Continuing Education:

February 3rd & 4th, Dr. Benson visited Tampa, FL for his Diplomate program. He learned from Dr. Rosa. He is most known for treating Jim McMahon. To see his full 30 for 30 story of Upper Cervical Care, visit YouTube.

February 17th, Dr.Benson will attend a post-education seminar on The Healing Arts of Light and Laser. Laser treatments include but are not limited to extremity pain, neuropathy and mild traumatic brain injury. We hope to offer this therapy in the near future.

February 20th, Dr. Benson will be presenting the first edition of his series on, "Why Upper Cervical Health Care?". This presentation will be emailed and on the Zoom platform. Please call the office to be added to our emailing list or to update your email address. 


Upcoming Events You Want to Know About:

March 6th @ 6:00pm is our next Health Talk. Health talks are every 1st Tuesday of the month. Always at 6pm and located in the office.

March 20th is the 2nd edition of the series, "Why Upper Cervical Health Care?" 



Happy Valentine's Day fromThe Spinal Institute Crew!



Available for out-of-office talks at venue of your choice. Student pricing available (up to 35% off).

In network with Aetna, Alliance, Badger Care (WI), Health EOS, Multiplan.
Also accepting Medicare, Workman's Comp, and Personal Injury.
All Insurance verification and billing done in office for your convenience.

Office Hours:
Monday 8:00am-1pm
Tuesday 1pm-6:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-6:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-1pm
Friday 8:00am-6:00pm


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» Chiropractic First - Surgery Last
» Appreciate your Doctor of Chiropractic

VA Chiropractors To Perform Physical Exams for Military Veteran Truck Drivers  

President Trump has signed into law the Job for Our Heroes Act, which includes a provision allowing chiropractors working within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to perform physical exams on veterans needing a medical certificate to operate a commercial motor vehicle. "The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is committed to improving the health of our veterans by removing barriers and expanding access to chiropractors in the VA as well as other federal programs," said ACA President David Herd, DC.  Prior to the legislation, only 25 medical doctors within the entire VA health care system were qualified to perform the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exams. Providers in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners—including more than 3,500 chiropractors—were excluded from providing the exams to truck drivers who receive their care through the VA health care system. Consequently, the drivers were burdened with limited access and increased wait times, and were forced to look outside the VA and pay for eligible health professionals to perform the required physical. By increasing the number of health professionals, including chiropractors, who may conduct the physical exams, the new law will the ease the process, as well as save time and money, for veterans seeking commercial driver’s licenses.

Author:American Chiropractic Association
Source:Acatoday.org online, January 11, 2018.
Copyright:American Chiropractic Association 2018

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Chiropractic First - Surgery Last  
Many individuals suffering from back, neck and spinal-related conditions experience mild to moderate, even severe chronic pain. Often, a sense of frustration and hopelessness lead many to obtain surgery in their quest for relief before considering other forms of safer, less invasive care. The medical research discussing the complications of surgery are loaded with statements including, "Surgical site infection (SSI) after spinal surgery can result in several serious secondary complications, such as pseudoarthrosis, neurological injury, paralysis, sepsis, and death." Certainly there are conditions that may require surgical intervention. However, it's essential to first ensure that other forms of safe, non-invasive, mainstream interventions such as chiropractic care have first been considered, especially given the severity of complications related to spinal surgeries. If you or a loved one are experiencing neck, back and/or spinal related pain and/or discomfort, or, perhaps it's simply time for a checkup, call your local doctor of chiropractic today. Most chiropractors offer no obligation consultations allowing an opportunity to meet with the doctor and discuss your case prior to making any decisions about care.

Source:The Spine Journal. Vol. 15 Iss. 3, March 1, 2015.
Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2015

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Appreciate your Doctor of Chiropractic  

Did you know chiropractors are in a high-risk group for low back disorders. Ironically, low back problems are the most common conditions chiropractors treat. While providing patient care, chiropractors can place a great deal of stress on their back and spine. So next time you see your chiropractor working hard to get and keep you well, give them a friendly pat on the back… they deserve it!

Source:J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2003;26:25-33
Copyright:ChiroPlanet.com 2003

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