With the way our economy is headed, it is no wonder that more and more consumers are looking for better options when it comes to relieving pain. A visit to a medical doctor and the incurring costs is most likely a lot more than most of us can afford to pay in the long run. Chiropractic care has quickly risen in popularity due to the fact that its approach is not only a less expensive alternative to surgery, but it is also preventative, rather than reactionary. As more research reveals the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care, more insurance companies are including it as a covered benefit, and more medical doctors seem to be referring patients for relief of neromusculoskeletal complaints.
Why Choose Chiro?
As we all know, medical care can get pricey, fast! Even with insurance coverage, a deductible or large co-pay can quickly add up to a deep hole in your wallet. Then factor in a visit to the pharmacy, and suddenly that minor neck injury you received from playing twister with the kids becomes a major problem. Prescription medications are not only often expensive, they may also be harmful and/or addictive. In addition, most medications only mask the pain, they do not address the actual injury. Once the medication is gone, the pain may return – and before you know it, for some, it is easy to become addicted.
How Can Your Chiropractor Serve You?
A typical visit to a chiropractor often times costs far less than a doctor’s visit. The goal of your chiropractor is to get you off your meds, out of pain, and well on you way to living a more balanced, healthier lifestyle. Your chiropractor will work with you to get you to deal with the underlying issues, so that your pain does not return. Initial treatment periods may last a few weeks, but the overall cost of care, and the benefits received still outweigh the cost of a medical visit as well as the need to use prescription medications.
An article from Medical News Today stated, “A study of 2780 patients with mechanical low-back pain referred themselves to 60 doctors of chiropractic and 111 medical doctors. The study showed that both the acute and chronic patients showed better outcomes in pain and disability reduction and higher satisfaction with their care after undergoing chiropractic care, as compared to medical care.” The authors of the study noted that the satisfaction for the chiropractic care was higher, and the overall total costs were lower.
So what are you waiting for? Make an appointment to visit your chiropractor today! Save money, and be well!
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