Health care can be very expensive. Even a basic visit to a primary care doctor may cost you over $100, and will often lead to more visits, referrals to specialists and medication dependence – at a cost of thousands of dollars in medical expenses.
That’s why chiropractic care is the most cost-effective care for treating neck and low back pain while promoting overall good health. Chiropractic is focused on helping patients gain optimal health and wellness. It is proactive to get to the core of the problem and not reactive to merely treating the symptoms of pain or illness.
Let’s compare the costs. The average visit to a medical office for back or neck pain ranges from $60 to $300 or more, depending on the doctor and nature of the visit. Even with insurance coverage, you’ll have to pay a deductible or large co-pay. Most likely you’ll get a prescription for a few medications, which may have harmful side effects and create addictions in addition to the hit to your wallet. The pain medication may ease the pain, but does not address the underlying cause of the problem.
What about the same situation of back or neck pain, only seeking treatment from a chiropractor instead of a primary care doctor? A typical visit at a chiropractic office costs between $30 and $60. The chiropractor's goal is to get you out of pain AND correct the underlying issue and improve your overall health. Chiropractors do not prescribe harmful medications. Instead, the chiropractor will develop a treatment plan that may include natural and holistic approaches including chiropractic adjustments, strengthening exercises, nutritional recommendations that may include diet changes and/or supplements. The net cost is much less than medical visits and drugs and chiropractic is a natural, non-invasive true health care modality that will have far reaching benefits to your health
Recent research has been examining the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care. A 2012 systemic review found spinal adjustment therapy to be more cost-effective for neck and low back pain when compared with general practitioner care, physiotherapy or exercise.
If you haven't been to a chiropractor, it's time you started. Ask friends and family to refer you to a trusted chiropractor or look-up reviews online for someone in your area. The next time you need to see a doctor, help out your body and your wallet by going to your chiropractor.
Call 480-525-7841 to schedule a free consultation with one of the Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal Doctors at Foresight Chiropractic – the valley’s premier Wellness Center serving families for over 16 years with precise, gentle care. When is the last time you had your spine checked? Or your children’s spine? You don’t have to be sick to get healthy – call today!