On-Site Chiropractic Care Cuts Healthcare Utilization
Healthcare costs are important to everyone. Each year, it seems that we spend more and more money on our basic health needs, and we hear from our patients how they appreciate that chiropractic care can help them keep their health costs lower with non-invasive, non-drug treatment.
A new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has confirmed what our patients say: chiropractic care can help reduce medical expenses.
In this study, researchers compared businesses that had on-site chiropractic care to those who did not. They found that off-site chiropractic patients not only had a higher rate of initial radiology services (like MRI’s, ultrasounds, and CT scans), they also had a greater number of repeat radiological visits too. Furthermore, off-site chiropractic patients experienced “significantly higher outpatient utilization,” showing an increase in repeat services in this area as well.
Off-site chiropractic patients even reported to the emergency room more often than individuals who engaged in on-site chiropractic care. And it should be noted that the off-site group had more chiropractic and physical therapy visits than the on-site group.
Chiropractic has been proven to be a safe and effective way to treat back pain, auto injuries, sciatica, headache, and many other health conditions. If you'd like to improve your health naturally and save money on your healthcare costs, give chiropractic a try.
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Kindermann SL, Hou Q, Miller RM. Impact of chiropractic services at an on-site health center. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014;56(9):990-992.