Trigger Points are frequently discussed in chiropractic practices. As you know, there are three types of trigger pain: active, latent and satellite. Active: actively causing pain. Latent: not actively causing pain until the spot is palpated. Then pain is felt. Satellite: these are in the areas of Active and Latent trigger points. They may not be the primary issue. However, when addressing Active and Latent trigger points they make themselves known.
While there is not an overabundance of research, there are a number of treatment options for lateral epicondylitis.
Dynamic Chiropractic ran an article in July 2018 issue entitled State by State: Chiropractic leads changes in healthcare. It outlines changing scope and the ability to help patients in West Virginia, Washington and Oregon.
Have you been wondering how your CA could help with laser therapy? Chiropractic Assistant Magazine published my article Nine Ways the CA Can Aid the Chiropractor Using Lasers. Please click the link or HERE to read the full article.
Chiropractic Economics 19th Annual Fees & Reimbursement Survey had some interesting findings about lasers. Practices Accepting Insurance Reviewing code S8948 for low level laser, each 15 minutes 2016 overall results: Fee Reimbursement US Average $37 $17 Western $42 $21 Midwestern $27 $ 8 Eastern $40 $18 Southern $35 $14 Our Observations Workers' Comp carriers often treat laser differently than Healthcare Insurers.
In the past few years, the number of chiropractors and chiropractic assistants utilizing lasers as an everyday modality has significantly increased. Accordingly, the CA’s role has evolved.