Chiropractic Cost Vs. Medical Treatment Cost: A Detailed Comparison

Which is More Cost-Effective: Chiropractic Care or Medical Treatment?

Chiropractic cost effectiveness

US healthcare cost is skyrocketing contributing nearly 18% to the US economy.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was established in 2010 to help ensure universal access to healthcare.

Goal of Chiropractic Care

With medical care costs, even with insurance, getting further and further out of reach of everyday people; picking and choosing the right medical care for your problem has become financially difficult.

However; over the years chiropractic care has been found to not only relieve musculoskeletal pain and problems but to also help heal other non-musculoskeletal problems, like allergies, colds, and headaches.

In 2016, a number of doctors did a study on the cost of medical care, chiropractic care and physical therapy for various ailments like: headaches, low back pain, and neck pain.  In most cases, chiropractic care was a more cost effective solution and with chiropractic care there was no need for medicine/drugs and therefore no side effects.

Estimated Expenditures for Seeking Conventional Treatment

On average, a visit to a medical doctor costs you about $60. That, of course, is just the primary visit and does not include any special tests or referrals to specialists. Even with insurance, depending on the problem and the amount of your insurance deductible, you could still end up payment a significant amount of money for this visit, not to mention the medicine/drugs you need to buy.

Prescribed and over-the-counter medicine normally only provides temporary relief.  Depending on the problem, the opioids (medicine/drugs) they prescribe only mask the pain; it does not fix the problem. When the pain returns or you run out of your prescription, another costly doctor’s visit will be costly and the cycle starts over.

With chiropractic care, in most cases, only a few visits are necessary to correct the problem, sometimes permanently.  Of course there are no drug side-effects because no drugs are necessary.

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