Chiropractic care saves you money when Dealing with Neck and Back Pain!

“Recent research has been examining the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care among other natural alternatives (physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage) versus conventional medicine. A 2012 systemic review found spinal manipulation therapy to be more cost-effective for neck and low back pain when compared with general practitioner care, physiotherapy or exercise. A study in 2007 compared care costs of a patient under the direction of a chiropractor as their primary care physician (PCP) versus a medical doctor. After 70,000 member-months spanning a 7-year period, hospital admission costs were decreased by 60.2 percent, cost of days spent in the hospital were decreased by 59.0 percent, and outpatient surgeries and procedures were down by 62.0 percent. If these numbers were not astonishing enough, the costs associated with pharmaceuticals decreased by 85 percent when compared to conventional medically driven care. All of these comparisons were done in the same time frame, geography, and health maintenance organization product.

Get the big picture?

…The next time you need to see a doctor, help out your body and your wallet by going to your chiropractor.”

Sources for this article include:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22429823
http://www.chiro.org
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3176706/?tool=pmcentrez

Courtesy of the author:
Dr. Daniel Zagst

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