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I Feel Amazing Once Again

A good friend of mine told me I should see her Beverly Hills chiropractor because of how tired I always seemed to be. I thought that it was just my bed causing me my sleepless nights, so I went out and bought a new mattress. While it is definitely more comfortable for me, it did not make my sleepless nights any better. She told me that it was probably a problem with my back, so I figured I had nothing to lose by going to see her chiropractor. I especially liked that my initial consultation would be free, so if I was not happy with the experience i was really not out of anything but a bit of time. Continue reading

Helped Me Get over My Lacrosse Injury

The San Rafael chiropractor I visited last month saved my knee, and for that I’m eternally grateful. I play on a lacrosse team and I’m pretty good, good enough to get a scholarship to play while I go to school. All of that almost fell apart after I hurt my knee during a match. The team doctor didn’t seem to know what to do about this injury, which seemed odd as you would figure that a knee injury in sports would be a common occurrence. The coach said I should go see a professional so I called my parents to see what I should do.

My mother said I should find a chiropractor. That’s not surprising coming from my Mom because she’s a big believer in chiropractors and has visited them many times back home. Continue reading

I Finally Went to the Chiropractor

My mom started seeing a Salinas chiropractor about two years ago, and she had been after me for nearly that long to make an appointment to have my own spine checked out. I kept telling her that there was nothing wrong with me. I understood why she went there, but it was not something that I needed for myself. She is the one who was in a car accident, and I agreed that the chiropractic care that she received immediately afterward probably saved her from a lot of pain and a long recuperation period. Continue reading

Luck Was on My Side

I’ve taken a lot of risks in my life when doing projects at home, most of which involve my trusty old ladder. The ladder is a little bit crooked when fully extended, but it does the job for the most part. However, I’ve had to retire the ladder recently because of an unfortunate accident that resulted in me seeing a chiropractor in Santa Rosa. I was using the ladder cut down some tree limbs. There was a neglected fruit tree in my yard that I wanted to prune so it would produce fruit on a few branches only. Things were going quite well until I made one wrong move.

I moved just a little bit too much and the ladder started to tip over. There was nothing I could really do except braced for the impact or try to jump off the ladder as it got closer to the ground. I opted for the ladder, but still fell on my back anyway. Had I been using something really dangerous like a chainsaw instead of a manual pole saw, the saw might have fallen on me and cut one of my limbs or worse. Continue reading

Painting Ceilings Caused Me Neck and Upper Back Pain

Sure, I can paint the entire interior of that house. That’s what I told him. I used to work construction as a much younger man. Things have changed over the years. All that time scraping and running up and down ladders was taking a toll. Painting the ceilings is what got me looking for chiropractors in Concord CA though. Looking up with my head tilted back painting all the ceilings in a three-bedroom house had my neck and upper back all out of whack.

The house was empty. The owner had passed away more than a year ago. The new owner wanted it painted and asked me if I wanted to do it. Continue reading

Alternative Options for Pain Management in Santa Barbara

While it can be uncomfortable living with pain, there are ways to go about treating and managing it that do not involve surgery. At times it can feel like the only choices for pain management are between surgery and medication and many people are reticent to have surgery that is very expensive, will require time off of work, and may not solve the problems they are experiencing, while others are not keen on a lifetime on potentially harmful medication. Visiting a chiropractor in Santa Barbara is a great option for many with various kinds of pain. It is an alternative treatment for many kinds of pain that many patients have found a useful and effective option.

Although back pain and problems arising from accidents are typically when you think of going to a chiropractor, they are skilled with treating a variety of pain problems arising from various causes. While people do visit because of pain following accidents, they also treat people with chronic pain and pain resulting from illness. Continue reading

A Big Improvement for Me

My wife Wooju and I have been married for six years. I love her so much. She fulfills all of my needs. When I am down and depressed, she can always lift my spirits. She is the only one for me, I cannot see myself being with anyone else. Recently, there was trouble in paradise. I had a hard time being intimate with my wife. I thought that the constant stress of my job made me unable to focus. I was in need of help. I could not deal with my impotence. I needed kamagra jelly to save my marriage with my wife.

When Wooju and I were first newlyweds, I had no problem with impotence. I was able to perform with my wife. I think that I did not have as many responsibilities back then compared to now. Over the years, my career took a toll on my physical and romantic life. There were times when I would have to work overtime just to meet deadlines. Continue reading

Trump Administration Sharply Cuts Spending on Health Law Enrollment

Sharon Barker, an enrollment counselor for the Affordable Care Act, setting up her information booth at a gym in Nashville, Tenn., this summer. Credit Joe Buglewicz for The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is slashing spending on advertising and promotion for enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, a move some critics charged was a blatant attempt to sabotage the law.

Officials with the Department of Health and Human Services, who insisted on not being identified during a conference call with reporters, said on Thursday that the advertising budget for the open enrollment period that starts in November would be cut to $10 million, compared with $100 million spent by the Obama administration last year, a drop of 90 percent. Additionally, grants to about 100 nonprofit groups, known as navigators, that help people enroll in health plans offered by the insurance marketplaces will be cut to a total of $36 million, from about $63 million.

The officials said the administration believed that the cuts were necessary because of “diminishing returns” from advertising. They said the number of first-time enrollees in Affordable Care Act coverage fell by 42 percent this year, compared with 2016. In addition, they said that many navigator groups failed to meet their enrollment targets last year, despite sometimes receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funds.

The Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of New York, denounced the cutbacks. “The Trump administration is deliberately attempting to sabotage our health care system,” he said. “When the number of people with health insurance declines and costs skyrocket, the American people will know who’s to blame.”

Since Republicans in Congress failed to pass legislation to repeal and replace the law, a longstanding goal of the party, President Trump has stepped up attacks on the legislation and repeatedly insisted it was failing and insurance markets were imploding.

Over all, 12.2 million people selected or automatically re-enrolled in marketplace plans for 2017, although the Trump administration said in June that the number of customers who paid their premiums had dropped to 10.1 million. Similar drops have occurred in previous years after people lost coverage after they failed pay their premiums.

The administration officials who briefed reporters on Thursday said it made no sense to continue spending as much on promoting the law’s coverage options because most Americans know about them already. Instead of television ads, the administration will run radio and digital ads and send emails and texts to existing enrollees, they said. They added that any outreach would emphasize that the enrollment period will be much shorter this year — from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. Last year’s open enrollment period ran from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31.

“People are aware the products are out there,” one official said, “and they are aware they can sign up.”

Although no navigator group will lose its funding completely, the amounts they get will be based on how close they came to meeting their enrollment goal for 2017. If a group reached only 30 percent of its enrollment goal, for example, it would receive 30 percent of the grant it got last year.

“We are moving forward by matching funding to performance,” one official said.

Another official added that last year, navigator groups enrolled about 80,000 people — less than half of what the groups aspired to, and only 0.7 percent of overall enrollees for 2017 — in marketplace plans. Some groups, they said, enrolled only a handful of people.

But the figures they cited appeared not to include people who met with navigators to sort through coverage options but enrolled later on their own — a not insignificant group, according to past surveys on enrollment.

Navigators defended their work. Alisha Keezer, a health care navigator at the Maine Lobstermen’s Association in Kennebunk, said the cutbacks were “shocking to all of us.”

“We had no forewarning,” Ms. Keezer said. “This is heartbreaking. Here in Maine, we have helped many fishermen enroll in coverage — self-employed people who have never had health insurance before.”

The navigator groups whose funding may be cut are only in the 38 states that rely on the federal Affordable Care Act marketplace, HealthCare.gov. Twelve other states run their own marketplaces and fund their own enrollment programs.

“It’s very disappointing that the administration is minimizing the importance of in-person assistance to millions of people who have relied on it to understand how to enroll and how to use their insurance,” said Shelli D. Quenga, the program director at the Palmetto Project in South Carolina, a nonprofit group that received about $1 million to help with outreach and enrollment in the last 12 months. “These are not easy discussions for people who may have been uninsured all their lives.”

Ms. Quenga said it was not true that most eligible people now know about the coverage available under the Affordable Care Act. “It’s ludicrous to believe that everyone now knows that the Affordable Care Act is alive and well and open for enrollment,” Ms. Quenga said. “Many people believe that the law is dead, or will be dead, based on the administration’s claims.”