Taxes: Save Mora Mora for the Flora Flora in Bora Bora
By Sara Butler
April is the month that many Americans dread because it’s when taxes are due. One of America’s founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, once said: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” No wonder he was one of history’s greatest minds because that is spot on! But what if something existed that could not only help you to save money but also help you to stay healthier? Well, that something does exist – it’s called chiropractic care.
So, if the check you’re cutting to Uncle Sam is getting you down, here’s why you should drop in and see your chiropractor at The Joint!
The Cost of Back Pain
According to the American Chiropractic Association, 80 percent of Americans will deal with back pain at some point over the course of their lives. When you peel the back pain onion a little further you see that, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, the cost of back pain in the United States is over 86 billion dollars a year. Yeah – that’s 86 billion dollars. If you find yourself in a situation where you’re spending money on expensive prescription drugs or even more expensive medical treatments, think about how much money you could personally save over the course of a year – or the course of your lifetime! Without chiropractic, that dream vacation to Bora Bora may go right down the drain!
Chiropractic Care as Your First Option
The numbers associated with healthcare costs are admittedly pretty grim. No one wants to think about all the money they may spend over the course of their lifetime on treatments that they could have avoided if they had simply seen a chiropractor first. Because chiropractic care is affordable as well as effective, it can help you to enjoy your life more – and maybe you’ll finally get to see the flora flora in Bora Bora.
More than Just Savings
Chiropractic care is more than just a route to save a little dough throughout the year. Studies have shown that patients aren’t just healthier, requiring fewer surgeries and prescription medications, they’re happier too. Maybe it’s because you miss less work, you have to pay less money or maybe just because your chiropractor makes you laugh with corny spine jokes, but the fact remains that people who regularly see their chiropractor are more satisfied with their health care than those who don’t.
The Joint Chiropractic also happily accepts FSA and HSA as a form of alternate payment. This is a great option since the money in those accounts is tax-free! It’s like doubling up on your tax savings with chiropractic care and you’ll feel like you’re sticking it to the taxman (a win-win)!
If you’re like a lot of people, you’ll be waiting until the very last second on Monday, April 18 to get those taxes filed. Hey – no shame in that game! Holding on to money for just a few minutes longer somehow makes the pain of paying it to the government a little less agonizing. But why not try a different approach for next tax season and see a chiropractor on the regular this year? You may be surprised by just how much money you’ll be saving and how much better you’ll feel. Think about it this way: Chiropractic may just help you to save a few Benjamin Franklin’s this year.
Oh, and when you do take that dream vacation to Bora Bora, don’t forget to send your chiropractor a postcard!