Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson foundation and staying healthy; see what they say about how to lower healthcare costs.

Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson foundation and staying healthy; see what they say about how to lower healthcare costs.

Prevention is infinitely more inexpensive than intervention and safer too. The Robert Wood Johnson foundation has taken a position on this and indeed, they are there to promote the idea of healthier individuals being the key to lower healthcare costs.

While their position comes from a medical point of view (cardiovascular health et al), the point is that a healthier public lives longer (look at Europe and other areas that are modern and well developed who are healthier than we are), enjoys life better and experience fewer healthcare costs.

Some of this is due to the food they eat, the amount of exercise they get, the portions of how they eat and of course, their healthcare system.

One of the things of course lacking in their model is care of the musculoskeletal system, which is where chiropractors excel. The medical model looks at your systems as independent of one another, and forgets that the myofascial system and the organs and the nervous system and hormones all are parts of systems that integrate to either make you healthier or less healthier, and we feed it either poorly or correctly, so it functions well. Of course, if you have a body style that is asymmetrical, a chiropractor can help you maintain structural integrity which is prevention at its finest, protecting joints such as your knees, hips and spine, which by the way should last a lifetime. Of course, with some of the right advice, they are more likely to last a lifetime, even with football and other injuries.

You may also find that when your musculoskeletal system functions well, you feel better, are more active and are less prone to symptoms that may mimic organ dysfunction, such as myofascial problems in the abdominal region, which can cause stomach pain and is often confused with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

Check out their web site here

http://www.rwjf.org/en/topics/rwjf-topic-areas/prevention.html