In a recent study, researchers analyzed the medical spending of over 12,000 adults with spine conditions. They discovered that people who use alternative therapies have lower annual health-care costs compared to patients receiving traditional treatments. Chiropractic care contributed significantly to reduced costs since chiropractic accounted for 75% of alternative therapy use.
Earlier research has found that chiropractic prevented recurring disability in patients with back pain which could help to minimize medical spending. Studies have also suggested that chiropractic cuts costs for patients by helping them avoid unnecessary procedures, tests, surgeries, and expensive drugs. Instead, chiropractors work to harness the body's innate healing capabilities with a combination of natural, effective modalities.
If you're suffering from back pain, Patrick Chiropractic in Raleigh would like to help. Give us a call today at 919-790-2288 to get on the path to pain relief.
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