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Chiropractic Care Curbs Medical Spending

Let's face it: price is a necessary consideration when we're researching our health and fitness care options. We want excellent care that works without racking up unnecessary medical bills. At Chiropractic Healing Hands for You, we understand your worries. We have many patients Portland (Woodstock, Sellwood) 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 reveals that chiropractic care is both effective and less expensive than more invasive medical procedures.

In a recent report, researchers investigated the healthcare spending of over 12,000 adults with spine conditions. They found that patients who used alternative therapies have lower annual health-related expenses compared to people receiving traditional medical treatments.

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

Research studies have also found that chiropractic reduces expenditures for patients by helping them avoid unnecessary treatments, tests, surgeries, and expensive drugs. Alternatively, doctors of chiropractic work to harness the body's innate healing abilities with a combination of non-invasive, effective modalities.

If you live in Portland (Woodstock, Sellwood) and you would like to better your health and save money, give Dr. Helton a call at (503) 771-1974 today for an appointment.


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