Americans spend nearly $200 Billion (that’s Billion with a “B”) on treating back pain resulting in lost work according to the World Health Organization (WHO). But what many are excited to learn, especially those of us in the field of chiropractic practice, is that there is research which decisively shows how chiropractic care can reduce medical costs for those who are suffering with back pain.
Since chiropractic care is non-invasive and does not require the costs associated with pain medications and surgeries it is plain to see how delivering effective, holistic, and natural solutions can be substantially less expensive than the alternatives. Here is an interesting article about the topic written by Michael Melton
In the article, Melton points out an interesting study where he states:
In this study, the authors looked at the Medicare records of 84,679 older adults who had spinal pain between 2010 and 2014. They cross-referenced that data with whether the individual moved to a different area during the study time. They determined whether those patients who moved had relocated to an area with more or fewer chiropractors per capita.
The authors found patients who moved from an area with many chiropractors to an area with fewer chiropractors, back pain costs jumped as much as $513!
The authors conclude:
“This study is among the first to examine whether access to chiropractic care, a health service that provides a significant amount of the nation’s conservative management of nonspecific back pain, has any effect on Medicare spending. We found some evidence of a relationship between lower accessibility of chiropractic care and higher spending on diagnostic imaging and testing.”
At OneLife Chiropractic in Katy, Texas we specialize in chiropractic solutions that are more cost effective than most other remedies, including pharmaceuticals and surgery. Call OneLife Chiropractic today for all of your chiropractic needs. We are conveniently located on Fry Road in Katy Texas.