How Chiropractic Helps You Save Money
By Sandy Schroeder
As more and more people talk about chiropractic, a closer look may quickly show why it is attracts so much attention. New health care studies tell us we win twice when we try chiropractic. First, we often lower our health care costs, and second, we maximize our care with a natural, drug-free approach.
What Cost Savings Look Like
According to the White Paper, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, 2016 – “Chiropractic, A Safer Strategy than Opiates,” there are numerous reports of patient satisfaction with chiropractic care.
The Journal Spine reported, “Reduced odds of surgery were shown for patients who saw a chiropractor first. In the study, 42.7 percent of workers with back injuries who saw a surgeon first had surgery. In contrast, only 1.5 percent of those who saw a chiropractor first had surgery.
Another two-year study analyzed data from 85,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield patients in Tennessee, reporting: Low back pain initiated with a chiropractor saves 40 percent in health care costs when compared with care through a physician.
A 2012 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found patients with acute and sub-acute neck pain said spinal manipulation therapy provided by chiropractors was more effective than medication in both the short and long term.
How Conservative Drug Free Care Works
Keeping pace with the appeal of savings, chiropractic has become the conservative care first choice of the medical community. In a culture where pain pill prescriptions have become epidemic, families are welcoming a natural, drug-free choice to replace prescriptions or elective surgery.
When you visit The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you, you can find out how this might play out for you and your family.
On your first visit, your chiropractor will explain how a healthy spine might create a healthier you.
A Healthier You
A spinal assessment is used to check for dysfunctions while the chiropractor reviews your schedule and medical history. When misalignments are corrected, you may be pleased to experience far-reaching pain relief in neck, back or other joints, along with new energy, better sleep, or improved metabolism.
Patients often choose to keep this momentum going, using weekly 15-minute chiropractic sessions. I have watched friends and neighbors use this approach to return to their favorite sports, lose weight, or try something new, like mindfulness meditation or tai chi classes.
If you would like to find out more about these benefits, The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you makes everything simple. Private, affordable care programs eliminate the need for insurance, and extended weekend and evening hours make visits convenient. No appointments are needed.