Range of Motion: Range of motion is a measurement of the extent to which a joint can go through all of its
Radiograph: A radiograph is a picture produced on a sensitive film surface by a form of radiation such as X-rays.
Rare Earth Screens: An x-ray-intensifying screen made of rare-earth elements. These specialized screens
enable lower radiation doses to be used while producing acceptable film densities.
Reasonable Fee: This fee is often referred to as usual and customary. The usual and customary fee is the fee
determined by insurance companies to be what is typically or usually charged for a service in a particular
geographic area. This was developed to prevent providers from charging outrageous prices for services, by
determining acceptable fees based on local competition. This also compensates for different operating costs in
different parts of the country.
Reflex: A reflex is an involuntary and nearly instantaneous movement in response to a stimulus.
Rehabilitative Care: This is a type of chiropractic care that goes one step further than relief care. The objective is
to strengthen the spine, restore balance, mobility and function.
Reimbursement: The payment for services provided up to any limit specified in the policy.
Relief Care: This pain based care, also known as relief care is usually associated with providing immediate
relief from some type of trauma, injury or other chief complaint. Chiropractic can provide immediate effective pain
based solutions to your everyday lumps, bumps, and bruises. After the pain is gone you can then decide if you
want to feel even better.
Report of Findings: This is the part of your initial patient visit where the doctor will review your examination results
with you. This includes how long it will take to correct the problem, the treatment plan and goals, the prognosis,
and the expected out of pocket expense associated with receiving treatment.
Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA): This term is actually in the process of being updated and changed to
the Dietary Reference Intake (RDI). The new table will be a resource used to determine the dietary intake
necessary to be sufficient to meet the minimum nutritional needs of most healthy individuals.
Relaxation Techniques: To effectively combat stress, we need to activate the body’s natural relaxation response.
You can do this by practicing relaxation techniques including deep breathing, visualization, meditation, and yoga.
Finding ways to fit these activities into your life can help reduce everyday stress and boost your energy and mood.
They’ll also help you to stay calm in the face of life’s unexpected events.
Repetitions or "Reps": It is the number of times you do the same movement in a set. A perfect example would
be if you perform three groups of twenty push ups; every push up is one rep and every twenty push ups
constitutes one set of push ups. The number of repetitions you perform of a particular exercise will determine
how it benefits your muscles. Higher weight with lower repetitions will increase strength, whereas lower weight
with higher number of repetitions will increase endurance.
Routine: A routine is also referred to as a program or workout. It describes everything you do and perform during
an exercise session. This includes the exercises, reps and sets you do of strength training, aerobic conditioning
and also describes the time spent and order in which you perform the exercises.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term disease that leads to inflammation of the joints and
surrounding tissues. It is an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly attacks
healthy tissue. Its cause is unknown and occurs at any age. Women get this form of arthritis more often than
Ruptured Disk: A disc that has herniated to the point of bursting and the pulposus material pushes through the
outer lining of the disk. This generally results in irritation to the spinal nerves and a significant amount of pain.