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Chiropractors Reduce Healthcare Costs

Let's be honest: price is a necessary consideration when we are researching our health and fitness care options. We want quality care that works without racking up unneeded health-care bills. At Accident & Pain Relief of St. Louis, Dr. Holland understands your concerns. We have many patients in St. Louis, MO who are on a budget and visit our practice because they get results and save money on their healthcare expenditures.

An increasing body of research reveals that seeing a chiropractor is both effective and less costly than undergoing more invasive medical treatments.

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

Chiropractic care contributed significantly to lowered costs since chiropractic accounted for 75% of alternative therapy use. Previous research has found that chiropractic prevented recurring disability in people with back pain which could help to minimize medical spending.

Research has also found that chiropractic lowers expenditures for patients by helping them reduce risky procedures, exams, surgeries, and costly drugs.

Alternatively, doctors of chiropractic work to harness the body's inherent healing capabilities with a variety of non-invasive, successful modalities.

If you live in St. Louis, MO and you would like to improve your health and save money, give Dr. Holland a call at (314) 588-9100 today for a consultation.

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