18 Nov Protecting Health and Saving Money with Drug-free Chiropractic Care
When people are in pain, they often feel they would do anything to relieve it from their back or other parts of their bodies. Taking medications for pain seems like the fastest, most efficient way to end the misery. But any drug comes with side effects, as well as an impact on your wallet. Additionally, drug treatment usually doesn’t repair the underlying causes of the pain.
Chiropractic treatments, by contrast, do address the sources of pain, and because a chiropractor can do this without drugs, you avoid the additional costs and health risks of taking medications. Eastern Oklahoma Chiropractic is committed to helping you reduce your pain in a safe, non-invasive, and low-cost way.
The High Price of Drugs
Pain medications have the potential to cost people, not only extra money but their health, too. In addition to the out-of-pocket charges for medicine and its potential side effects, some drugs can become addictive. One of the worst crises in American public health history has been the opioid addiction epidemic. It has exacted a terrible price in lives lost or ruined, increased crime, and taxpayer money.
The American Chiropractic Association partners with other groups around the country to increase awareness and advocate for safe, natural alternatives to narcotic painkillers. The ACA has met with Congress members, patient advocates, and others to make important advances in the fight against the opioid scourge.
Benefits of Drug-free Chiropractic Care
If someone chooses between taking a drug or receiving non-invasive care for their pain, the decision should be clear. Studies continue to show that chiropractic treatments have reduced patients’ needs for surgery, drugs, and other high-priced types of care. One study showed that the need for spine surgeries was decreased by 60% among patients with chiropractic care. They had better long-term health outcomes and avoided the dangers of taking addictive pain medicines.
How a Chiropractor Saves Money for Patients
Chiropractic treatments are safe and all-natural. There’s no need for medicines or surgery that cause costs to add up quickly. A chiropractic adjustment is a gentle process that restores a vertebral joint’s proper position, improving range of motion, and restoring function. This lets the nervous system do its job of directing the body in a healing and healthy way. And it’s achieved without expensive and possibly addictive medicine.
Research has shown that chiropractic care reduces the costs of healthcare plans. According to one study by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee, people being treated for back pain by a chiropractor saved 40% more on their annual healthcare than those treated by a medical doctor.
Chiropractic means natural care that leads to better long-term outcomes, helping to save money and improve your entire family’s good health for many years to come.
Contact Us for Your Free Consultation at Eastern Oklahoma Chiropractic
Helping adults and children to live pain-free, healthy lives is our top priority. Give our office in Broken Arrow a call at (918) 940-4630 to make your appointment.