Anyone who utilizes chiropractic care will be the first to rave about all the benefits it has to offer, but recently, a number of scientific studies have come out in support of chiropractic care as well – especially concerning its overall cost-saving potential.
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is an ancient and well-regarded form of holistic, alternative medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders. Trained chiropractors are able to detect, identify, and effectively combat a wide variety of painful conditions, and help patients learn not only what is causing their symptoms, but also how to maximize the functionality and healing power of their own bodies to promote long-term health and wellness.
What Science Says & Why It Costs Less
One study reported by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) confirmed after examining the care and costs of 85,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield beneficiaries with back pain that those who utilized chiropractic care saved, on average, 20% compared to those who exclusively saw a traditional medical doctor. Of course, this is just one example of the countless studies supporting chiropractic care. Another popular study went so far as to follow more than 395,000 patients over the span of two years, and even that study concluded that there is in fact “significant cost-saving potential for users of chiropractic care.” But how exactly do patients experience these savings? Well, the second study referenced above attributes these savings primarily to lower inpatient utilization; however, there are still plenty of other ways chiropractic care can save you money. For instance, holistic care often forgoes the need for pharmaceuticals as an initial treatment method, which means greater savings for you on prescriptions. Plus, chiropractic care focuses on treating the underlying conditions rather than just covering symptoms up, which means greater overall health and fewer future healthcare visits.
Why You Should Care
If you have always gone straight to a traditional doctor anytime you’re suffering with back pain, headaches, or other problems related to your musculoskeletal system, you are not getting the complete care you deserve – and you’re likely paying more for it. Only professional chiropractic care, like ours at Balanced Health & Wellness, can help you enjoy the comprehensive relief you’re looking for without subjecting you to invasive procedures or harmful/addictive medications. Our chiropractors care deeply about your health and well-being, and are determined to help you see just how much time, money, and frustration you can save by taking advantage of our exceptional chiropractic services at Balanced Health & Wellness. If you are looking for a highly-trained and experienced chiropractor anywhere in southern Michigan, call Balanced Health & Wellness today at 248.397.8122 or simply fill out the form in the sidebar to schedule your appointment.