Dr. Paul Kramer is the First Healthcare Provider in Wisconsin to Accept Bitcoin and Litecoin for Payment

I am proud to say that I am the first healthcare provider in Wisconsin to accept Bitcoin and Litecoin cryptocurrency as payment.  Cryptocurrencies are new technologies that allow transactions to be made peer to peer without banks.  This eliminates banking fees and devaluation of currency due to interest and inflation.  Areas of the world that have adopted cryptocurrencies have seen remarkable growth in their economies because they are free from the corruption of the banking system.  More and more businesses are accepting cryptocurrencies and as they become more popular, everyone will benefit.  Check out some videos on this important new development:

 

Pain Relief During Pregnancy

Germantown, WI

If you are pregnant and suffering from back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, sciatica or other pain, you are limited in what can be done.  You can not take drugs because they can adversely affect your child.

However, you can get a tremendous amount of relief pain with the ABC method of chiropractic.  This type of chiropractic is gentle to have done and provides immediate relief of pain.  You will breath better and stand better.   You also will notice how much easier it is to get up out of a chair and walk.  The body functions better and the results happen immediately, not sometime later.

Then call Jennifer or Pat and set up an appointment for a free consultation where you can find out how this new type of treatment can help.  Call 262-293-3790.

How to Get Rid of Chronic Inflammation for Less Than $25.00

This is a great article from Mercola.  I sleep on a grounding mat I made for about $25.00 in materials from the hardware store.  I sleep better and feel much better.  Life changing stuff, almost too good to be true.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/01/20/grounding-benefits.aspx

 

Vitamin D and Chronic Pain

Winter is coming and the lack of sunlight leads to low levels of vitamin D.  Low vitamin D levels have been associated with persistant, nonspecific, musculoskeletal pain.(fibromyalgia) and depression.  As more research is being done, low D levels are being implicated in thyroid disorders, autoimmune disease, diabetes and more.

A recent study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings tested 150 patients with chronic pain.  93% or 140 of them had low vitamin D levels.  An interesting finding was that 100% of all African American, East African, Hispanic and American Indians were deficient in Vitamin D.  The study concluded that “All patients with persistant, nonspecific musculoskeletal pain are at high risk for the consequences of unrecognized and untreated severe hypovitaminosis D.”

I talk about vitamin D a lot in my practice.  Too little vitamin D is common, especially in the Wisconsin climate.  Typically the symptoms of hypovitaminosis D are treated with drugs that don’t do anything to fix the problem and in fact can deplete the body even more.

I have found many patients that have severe vitamin D issues.  We get their vitamin D levels tested, base the corrective dose on those tests, and then follow up in three months to see if the problem is corrected.  Patients feel much better when their vitamin D level gets corrected.  I highly recommend testing and supplementation for everyone.

Can Weather Aggravate Pain ?

Anyone who has treated chronic pain patients will tell you that patients seem to feel worse on days when the weather is bad.  Particularly when it is cold and damp.

In an research paper titled “The Relationship of Diagnosis and Weather Sensitivity in Chronic Pain Patients” (JNMS Vol.3, No.1, Spring 1995) the authors found that people with many different types of pain syndromes were adversely affected by bad weather.

They said “The onset of aching and tenderness around joints as an indication of impending storms has been a wives’ tale for centuries.  Clinicians have long observed that the weather seems to influence a number of physical conditions.  Numerous past surveys have reported weather sensitivity in patients with chronic pain.  Accounts date back to Hippocrates…”

So, the pain you may feel when the weather changes is not a psychological, “all in your head”, made up thing.  It is real.

The authors also found that this type of pain indicates bone and joint problems and not muscle problems.  So if you are experiencing this type of pain, treatments that focus on muscles won’t help it.  Treatments, like chiropractic, that focus on the joints, will.

The authors found that spine pain, bulging discs, carpal tunnel syndrome, spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease were the most weather affected conditions.  In clinical practice, I have found that arthritis in the knee is very often worse in patients during bad weather.  Though this isn’t mentioned in the article.

If you are suffering from joint pain that gets aggravated by bad weather, you should know that there is help for you.  Check out this video on ABC method chiropractic.

 

How to Save 50% on Your Health Insurance Premiums

I am always shocked at what my patients are paying for health insurance premiums.  Then when they need chiropractic care, the insurance doesn’t pay much due to high deductibles and co-pays.  So on top of paying big time premiums, you don’t get much when you need it.
I want to share with you how my family is handling their healthcare costs.  We decided to join a health cost sharing organization and it has been a miracle for us.  We pay less than half what we normally would pay for just a minimal health insurance policy, and when we need it, it pays much better.
Last year Jennifer had some kidney stones and she needed surgery to the tune of $48,000 and we only paid $1500.
The health share organization is called Liberty Healthshare and its awesome.  I can’t recommend it enough.  Go to: www.libertyhealthshare.org and check it out.  They have a free decision guide and all kinds of information.  Great stuff.
What’s the catch ?  Well you can’t smoke and you must agree to only drink alcohol in moderation.  Some people with severe pre-existing conditions aren’t accepted.  When you use it, the health provider will be billing you and then you will be forwarding the bills to Liberty Healthshare.  So you might be handling a little more paperwork than you are used to, but it really is no big deal.  And that’s basically it.
Its great stuff, so check it out, if you want me to help you with any questions, let me know.  The Liberty people are great to talk to as well.

Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Chiropractic In Wisconsin

Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Wisconsin no longer allows chiropractors into its provider panel directory as of 2017.  In doing so, they have tried to make one of safest, cheapest, most effective, and longest lasting forms of treatment for back pain, neck pain and headaches unavailable to their policy holders.  A decision we have a difficult time understanding, but it is the nature of healthcare today !

The good news is, we do accept Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield patients and offer a discount program that makes care affordable.

We take pride in the clinical results we deliver to our patients.  Our reviews and testimonials speak for themselves.  Check us out at www.drkramerchiropractic.com or Dr. Paul Kramer – Chiropractor on Facebook and Google.  Call our office at 262-293-3790 to make an appointment.  Your body will thank you !

Tethered Cord Syndrome – The Cause of Many “Unexplained” Neurological Problems

Here are two videos of patients with “tethered cord syndrome” that were successfully treated non-surgically with ABC chiropractic care.  One from Dr. Paul Kramer and one from Dr. Jeff Aberle.  The clinical signs and symptoms are different, but the cause is the same.  The cause being adverse mechanical tension on the central nervous system, sometimes referred to in the medical community as Tethered Cord Syndrome.  These problems can be treated successfully and you can get back to life.  More information on the ABC method can be found at www.drkramerchiropractic.com and  www.abcmiracles.com.

Likelihood of having back surgery much less under chiropractic care.

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A study published in 2013 in the journal Spine found that there is a dramatic lowering in the rate of spinal surgery if the patient sees a chiropractor first.  This proves that most spinal surgery is totally un-necessary, especially if the causes of spinal problems are properly addressed.  Look for more information about chiropractic and back surgery on this site.