Chiropractic Curbs Medical Spending

Let's face it: price is an important factor when we're researching our health care options. We want quality care that works without racking up unneeded medical bills. At Spinal Balance Health Center, we understand your worries. We have many patients Omaha, NE who are on a budget and visit our practice because they get results and save money on their healthcare costs. An increasing body of research shows that chiropractic is both effective and less expensive than more invasive medical procedures.

 

In a recent paper, researchers assessed the medical expenses of over 12,000 people with spine conditions. They found that people who used alternative therapies have lower annual health-related costs compared to people receiving traditional treatments.

Chiropractic care contributed dramatically to lowered costs since chiropractic accounted for 75% of alternative therapy use. Previous reports have found that chiropractic adjustments prevented recurring disability in patients with back pain which could help to minimize health-related spending.

Studies have also found that chiropractic cuts spending for patients by helping them avoid unnecessary procedures, exams, surgeries, and costly medications. Instead, doctors of chiropractic work to harness the body's innate healing abilities with a combination of natural, successful techniques.

If you live in Omaha, NE and you would like to better your health and save money, give Spinal Balance Health Center a call at (402) 452-3400 today for a consultation.

References

Martins B, et al. The association of complementary and alternative medicine use and health care expenditures for back and neck problems. Medical Care 2012; 50 (12): 1029-1036. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e318269e0b2.

Cifuentes M, Willetts J, Wasiak R. Health maintenance care in work-related low back pain and its association with disability recurrence. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2011; 53(4): 396-404.