To start this blog series, I want you to think about this first question?
Have you ever wondered what the top reasons that Americans seek medical attention?
The MayoClinic released a study to figure that exact thing out.
Here are the following results of the study if you do not wish to read the whole thing...
1. Skin disorders, including cysts, acne and dermatitis.
2. Joint disorders, including osteoarthritis.
3. Back problems.
4. Cholesterol problems.
5. Upper respiratory conditions.
6. Anxiety, bipolar disorder and depression.
7. Chronic neurologic disorders.
8. High blood pressure.
9. Headaches and migraines.
- Steroid medications
- Steroid injections
- Muscle relaxers
- Pain medications
Well, lets be honest, we also want to make sure that it is cost effective to relieve that pain. Spending a fortune on repeated steroid injections is not that appealing.
Well, as I stated before, I stay on top of the research that shows true improvements in treatment options for conditions like back pain, neck pain, Fibromyalgia, etc.
I understand that most are not interested in reading these long winded studies, so I have just scoured the internet for some facts that will help.
From WEBMD.com Click here to read the entire article
Costs Down, Patient Satisfaction Up With Chiropractic CareCompared with doctor-only health plans, the study found that:
- Chiropractic care cut the cost of treating back pain by 28%.
- Chiropractic care reduced hospitalizations among back pain patients by 41%.
- Chiropractic care reduced back surgeries by 32%.
- Chiropractic care reduced the cost of medical imaging, such as X-rays or MRIs, by 37%
Evidence-Based Chiropractic is the future of this profession. We treat pain symptoms with more time and effectiveness than traditional forms of chiropractic care. It is an integration within the medical community to stop bantering back and forth about the potential dangers of each. It is about unifying our medical community, making sure the one goal is in order, patient care.
There are many Americans that deal with back and neck pain every single day with little to zero hope of it going away. Maybe they mask the symptoms with medications. Maybe they have had a bad experience with traditional chiropractic. Maybe they have underwent an unsuccessful surgery.
There is hope. A clear understanding of the biomechanical functions within the body, is what all physicians need to have to attack this epidemic of back and neck pain.
After all, it is 2 of the top 3 reasons we seek medical attention.
To make it simple, Chiropractic Can Help. It has been proven to do so.