Over the last few decades there has been a staggering rise in the cost of health care, which has finally stimulated our government to take action with the result being “Obamacare”. There were many cost savings measures that were considered while they hashed out all the details but one that seems to have been overlooked for the most part is Chiropractic care.
A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that patients who had an availability to Chiropractic care saved a significant amount of money over patients who did not.
700,000 people with Chiropractic coverage in their insurance plan was compared to 1,000,000 people whose insurance coverage was limited to traditional medical treatments. The total healthcare cost for the Chiropractic group was 12% lower.
They spent 28% less for back pain, saving $16 million.
There was a 23% reduction in the use of X-rays and 37% less spent on MRIs.
There were 41% fewer hospitalizations for back pain and 32% fewer back surgeries.
If all of America had Chiropractic coverage, the total savings in healthcare expenses would come to more than $61 billion per year.