Nature's Way Back To Health

 

MUELLER  CHIROPRACTIC

 

Is Your Lifeline To Better Health

 

Serving patients needs for over 21 years in the Lehigh Valley

 

From The Desk Of Dr. Mueller    .


 
 
Dr. Karl Mueller
Mueller Chiropractic
2909 Route 100
Orefield PA, 18069
(610) 366-7061
drkarlchiro@verizon.net
www.MuellerChiropractic.com
 

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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
 
 

 
 
Low Back Pain

A new 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.

Low back 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 States.  

The 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.

Results 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.  

“As 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.

 

-JJ 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 

Vaccination rates 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!




 

 
 
Posture

Posture 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.

To 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 muscles.

Correcting 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.

The second 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.

 

 
Holiday Coupon 

In December 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 test. 

When you or the person you wish to send in calls in for their appointment, simply have them mention the Holiday Coupon program.     

Please call our office for your appointment today!

Remember Transitions 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 months!

 

Remember-We have finally moved to the first floor for our patients!!  Come stop by, and see the new office.

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 for others.

Happy holidays to all!! Come in and visit our new office on the first floor, and have a snack.

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We are now forming classes for the fall, space is limited,  so call today.  **610-366-7061**

 
 

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