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Chiropractic Care: Safe, Effective, Affordable

By Paul Rothbart

Maintaining good health is important. It requires regular physical examinations, but sometimes treatment becomes necessary. Doctor visits and medication can be expensive, as can health insurance. Drugs and invasive procedures can have side effects, some quite nasty. We want medical care to be effective, safe, and affordable. There are alternative forms of treatment that may be worth considering. On its own, chiropractic care can't treat every medical problem but can be an important contributor to maintaining good health.

It's Safe

Chiropractic care has an excellent track record for safety. Injuries caused by an adjustment are rare. Sometimes there is some stiffness and soreness right after treatment, much like after a workout, but it generally goes away within 24 hours. A licensed chiropractor is trained as well as any doctor. The movements used in manipulating the spine and joints are time tested and designed to be gentle. Chiropractors employ a holistic and natural approach. No drugs or invasive procedures are used, so the risk of side effects is minimal. Generally speaking, chiropractic is one of the safest forms of treatment there is.

It's Effective

For a majority of patients, chiropractic care works very well. A 2016 Gallup-Palmer poll found that 95 percent of chiropractic patients found the treatments to be effective and 97 percent saying they would see a chiropractor for back or neck pain. Eighty-nine percent would recommend chiropractic to family or friends. In 2017, Consumer Reports conducted a poll of 3,562 people who suffered with back pain. Eighty-three percent of those who went to a chiropractor found the treatment helpful. Effective treatment is another area where chiropractic care has a solid track record. 

It's Cost Effective

Overall, chiropractic care is an affordable option for most people. In the Gallup-Palmer poll, 88 percent of people who had seen a chiropractor within the last year agreed it was good value for the money. The Consumer Reports poll showed that 38 percent of patients spent less than $100. The Joint Chiropractic is especially affordable as a single session costs just $29. No costly insurance is needed and package plans are available to make multiple treatments very affordable.

Taking good care of our bodies will require some treatment from time to time. Chiropractic care is an excellent choice for many. It has proven safe and effective for a large majority of patients and it is quite affordable. Stop by The Joint Chiropractic. You don't need an appointment, and for $29, you may find that seeing a chiropractor will be a significant factor in maintaining good health. 

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Greenville, S.C.

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