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Personal injury cases: We accept insurance benefits - Med-Pay benefits

Med-Pay coverage will cover the medical costs resulting from an auto accident, regardless of who was at fault. Car accidents can occur at any moment, therefore it’s important to be prepared in case you and/or others involved sustain injuries and require medical attention. Without Med-Pay medical benefits, most auto insurance policies may take months to pay for your medical expenses. However with Med-Pay, you can expect immediate coverage for medical costs after a car accident. This benefit not only covers the medical expenses for the driver who has sustained injuries, but all passengers involved as well.

Typical coverage ranges from $2000-10,000 and covers any medical costs needed. It's also very affordable! Med-Pay is an extremely affordable medical benefit attached to your car insurance policy. It can cover up to $10,000 in medical expenses while also covering co-pays with additional health insurance policies, coinsurance, out-of-pocket expenses, and deductibles. Getting Med-Pay is an excellent safety precaution to protect you or anyone involved in an automobile accident. Unlike regular health insurance, MedPay benefits can cover ambulance fees, dental, prosthetics, and even chiropractic care. Med-Pay allows you to choose the doctor that is best for you and can cover your chiropractic care expenses until you are fully recovered.

Your medical payments coverage moves with you (walking, riding with a friend or on public transportation, in-state or out), as well as with your insured vehicles, regardless of who's driving. Med-Pay benefits will cover you wherever you go and will also cover any other individuals involved in the accident. Whether you were driving your own car or someone else’s car when the accident occurred, MedPay will still provide you medical benefits to pay for your injuries. The maximum coverage is also available to each individual involved. For instance, if you and your friend experience injuries during a car accident, each of you will separately receive the maximum coverage.

You get the care you need immediately. Rather than having to delay seeking medical attention after a car accident due to anticipated medical bills that you’re unable to afford, you’ll be able to see a chiropractor right away, which will increase your chances of quickly recovering from your injuries. At Onkels Chiropractic, we accept Med-Pay benefits and can help to successfully treat your accident-related injuries.

Call Mike Martinek at State Farm Insurance at (818) 714-7000 for more info. Mike Martinek can help you obtain the best Med-Pay coverage possible, so you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to pay for the care you need should you be involved in an auto accident. Med-Pay doesn’t require a deductible or co-pay and may even cover most or all of the care you need for your injuries.

Call us at (818) 841-2442 to further discuss how we can help you in the event of an accident-related injury.

Posted on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 09:28PM by Registered CommenterDr. Michael Onkels | CommentsPost a Comment | References1 Reference

What is chiropractic? And what's a subluxation?  

Chiropractic is a complete system of healthcare focused on restoring, preserving, and optimizing health by natural hands-on care. Chiropractic therapy consists of spinal manipulation, alignment, and adjustment, which are used to heal the body naturally. Adjustments restore health to the bones, joints, and muscles while reducing aches or discomfort due to the stresses in our life. Chiropractic focuses on a holistic approach to health care as it uses natural, drugless, and non-surgical treatment to restore the body and mind to its optimal state.

Subluxations are restrictions or partial dislocations of the joints, especially within the spine. Subluxations may occur due to chemical imbalances, injuries, trauma, or stress and can be an underlying cause of numerous health issues. If subluxations occur, they may interfere with the functioning of the vertebrae and nervous system and may cause nerve damage. Chiropractic care helps to recognize, reduce, and prevent subluxations through gentle spinal alignment by restoring spinal function and mobility.

Subluxations can lead to serious diseases and many chronic conditions, such as arthritis. While it’s unfortunate that so many diseases can be caused by subluxations, thankfully there is chiropractic therapy which can halt, eliminate, or even prevent these conditions. Chiropractors can eliminate subluxations, which can cause a restoration of health to the nervous system and immune system, as well as increase the strength and mobility of your joints. With gentle spinal alignment performed by a chiropractor, you can help restore your body to a healthy state.

Chiropractic has been around for nearly 120 years. It's safe and very effective with no side-effects. In fact, chiropractic treatment is one of the safest non-invasive and natural therapies for treating joint, neck, and back pain, as well as headaches and other health-related issues. The risks of chiropractic therapy are extremely small and the treatment is found to be very effective; helping patients return to better health faster than they would with medical care.

All ages benefit from chiropractic adjustments. I've seen newborns, middle-aged folks, and people confined to hospital beds all benefit. No matter what age or level of health you have, it’s a great idea to visit a chiropractor to make sure you’re not suffering from any subluxations. Chiropractic therapy can benefit people of any age, whether it’s a newborn who may have experienced subluxations during the birth process or an elderly person who suffers from arthritis. Restore the quality of your life by getting regular chiropractic check-ups.

Call us at (818) 841-2442 to schedule an appointment for a chiropractic care session.

Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 08:36PM by Registered CommenterDr. Michael Onkels | CommentsPost a Comment

Chiropractic care isn't just for adults!

Kids love chiropractic care! Most of the time siblings race each other to our chiropractic tables to see who gets adjusted first. Chiropractic therapy is not only incredibly beneficial to the health of children, but also often quite enjoyable for them! Children love the experience of visiting the chiropractor and the unique treatment they get from it. We ensure that your children will have a great experience when they come to visit us.

Toddlers suffer over 500 falls by the time they reach 2 years of age, but full symptoms may take years to show up. As toddlers learn the basics of how to properly walk and maintain their balance, they experience hundreds of falls before they become successful at maintaining their posture. Children often take part in a number of activities that can cause subluxations, from playing sports to riding bikes. To find out if your child has any spinal misalignments and to treat the problems before further issues arise, it’s important to seek out chiropractic care.

Many current health programs started all the way back in childhood. While most people may associate chiropractic care with adult treatment, there are so many children who benefit from chiropractic therapy, whether for the treatment of injuries, pain, discomfort, or for the maintenance of a healthy spine and nervous system. While injuries are one of the most prevalent reasons for parents to take their children to the chiropractor, the misalignments that might occur in children do not always show symptoms right away, which is why regular visits to the chiropractor can help to treat problems before they become more serious later in life.

We correct the potentially serious subluxations that can occur during delivery. During childbirth, an infant can undergo a lot of stress on their nervous system and spine, which can create spinal and cranial misalignment. Due to the numerous health concerns that may arise at birth, parents often choose to take their infants to a chiropractor to be checked out right away. As the newborn develops and starts sitting upright, crawling, and walking, they should also be seen by a chiropractor, as these may also cause subluxations.

There is no bigger way to directly influence your child's healthy development than through chiropractic care. To ensure your child achieves their optimal health, it’s important for parents to take them for regular chiropractic therapy sessions which include gentle spinal adjustments and alignments. Children’s bodies may be sensitive as they are rapidly undergoing a lot of biological changes with the development of their bones and muscles. Active children and those involved in various sports and exercises are also exposed to more injuries and aches. Schedule a chiropractic session to ensure that your child has a healthy development.

Call us today at (818) 841-2442 to further discuss how chiropractic care can benefit your child.

Posted on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 03:09PM by Registered CommenterDr. Michael Onkels | CommentsPost a Comment

The importance of monthly adjustments

Just as you would go to your dentist every 6 months for a checkup, it is important to get chiropractic care routinely. Even if you’re not currently experiencing any aches or discomfort in your body, it’s important to take preventative measures in order to reduce the likelihood that problems arise in the future. If you find that you’re susceptible to injuries and aches, coming in for chiropractic adjustments can definitely help to resolve those issues.

Regular adjustments keep the spine and other joints healthy. Getting monthly chiropractic therapy, such as spinal adjustments, can keep your bones, joints, and muscles healthy and strong. Even after you’ve received proper treatment for your injuries, it’s important to also get regular maintenance care from a chiropractor, as it will help to ensure that your spine is supported and strengthened. After all, even daily activities can put a strain on our bodies.

Subluxations occur frequently due to our busy and stressful lifestyles, and lead to degeneration in the spine in as little time as two weeks. Daily stress can often cause a lot of anxiety and frustration, however, we may not always be aware of the toll it can take on our bodies. Ongoing stress can often cause our bodies to tense up; resulting in neck, shoulder, and back pains. Due to the frequency of its occurrence, subluxations are one of the top reasons individuals go to see a chiropractor. Through spinal alignments, a chiropractor can locate the subluxations and eliminate the pressure on the nerves. Getting regular chiropractic adjustments can help to prevent or reduce the muscle tensions caused by high levels of stress.

Getting regular chiropractic care can prevent/limit degeneration. Whether through an injury or through everyday wear-and-tear, people may become prone to spinal degeneration. Through spinal manipulation, therapeutic massages, and various other effective techniques, chiropractors can determine the individual’s stage of degeneration and work to prevent or limit its degenerative process. We also help to encourage our patients to practice proper ergonomics and posture while they’re at home or at work - further helping to resolve any future spinal problems.

It's much more fun to stay healthy, so don't wait until you're in pain to visit us. Waiting for an injury before you visit a chiropractor can cause you to pay higher expenses and experience a more difficult and longer recovery period. Making chiropractic therapy a regular part of your health regimen is one of the best ways to avoid aches, discomfort, and pain that might arise in the future. Through monthly adjustments, you will have healthier and stronger joints and bones which can allow you to experience a more active and healthy lifestyles.

Call us today at (818) 841-2442 to learn about our affordable cash discounted packages.

Posted on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 02:14PM by Registered CommenterDr. Michael Onkels | CommentsPost a Comment

Senior Citizen Day: Maintain mobility as you age

Arthritis is quite common as we age but it doesn't have to be! With Senior Citizen Day on August 21, we felt it was important to acknowledge the common health issues that may occur as we age. Arthritis, with over 100 different forms, is a common joint disorder that involves inflammation of the joints. While it is common amongst the elderly, certain measures can be taken to prevent the onset of arthritis. In fact, there are gentle chiropractic treatments that can help prevent issues associated with arthritis, or even eliminate them. Chiropractic therapy is an excellent treatment for arthritis, injuries, or aches associated with the muscles, bones, and joints. At Onkels Chiropractic clinic, we can help you reduce or even stop your arthritis symptoms through gentle alignment or adjustment of your spine; essentially returning you to better health, and providing you with the opportunity to get back to your old activities once again.

There are four phases of degeneration; we can identify the phase you're in, and halt or reverse it. Spinal degeneration is comprised of four different phases, starting with minimal loss of the typical spinal curvature and balance, and resulting in permanent and deformative nerve damage and scar tissue. The final phase of degeneration often takes a toll on one’s lifestyle and can result in a number of other health issues including restrictions on one’s range of motion. Through careful examination, we can determine which phase you’re in and depending on the stage of spinal degeneration you are dealing with, our chiropractic therapy can help to reverse the symptoms of spinal degeneration, or at least help you better manage the discomfort and pain.

It's important to have flexibility in the spine; for example, being able to look over your shoulder when driving is an important safety measure. Many of our everyday movements require proper functioning of our spines. After all, the spine is accountable for much of our flexibility, support, and strength. In order to prevent safety hazards or accidents, it’s important that we maintain the health of our spines. While the effect of arthritis and spine degeneration can cause quite a bit of pain, inflexibility, and other symptoms, chiropractic care is one of the best treatments for helping to manage any pain and even reverse the effects of these debilitating conditions.

We specialize in removing subluxations in the spine, increasing mobility and decreasing degeneration. Through careful adjustments, we can help treat the body of subluxations and the symptoms associated with them. Receiving chiropractic care can help to increase one’s mobility and decrease spinal degeneration - which becomes more evident as we age. To ensure you live a healthy and active lifestyle well into your elder years, it’s important to get regular chiropractic adjustments to ensure your body is in the most optimal shape that it can be.

You can avoid medication and its side effects by using safe, natural chiropractic care! Through gentle adjustments, you can safely and painlessly find the healing you need for your arthritis, avoiding costly medication that may be associated with unwanted side effects. Chiropractic care can provide natural healing and safe treatment for your arthritis and many other issues without the need to worry about side effects or harmful chemicals entering your body.

Call us at (818) 841-2442 to discuss how we can help to reduce your arthritis symptoms and help you return back to your normal activities.

Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 10:08PM by Registered CommenterDr. Michael Onkels | CommentsPost a Comment
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