Back pain treatment initiated by a chiropractor costs less; check out this infographic.
Current evidence shows that back pain treatment initiated by a chiropractor costs 20 percent less on average than when visiting a medical provider. Patient satisfaction is much higher as well according to Consumer Reports and Bottom Line Personal. Chiropractors are well trained to manage back pain, disc problems and sciatic pain effectively and with a high level of confidence. Methods, such as Flexion Distraction, otherwise known as Cox technique has helped hundreds of thousands of people avoid back surgery by getting them out of pain and back into their normal lives.
With the current insurance model that offers less coverage with higher deductibles, chiropractic offers the best overall value for anyone with a lower back problem. As always, if the problem is life threatening or another serious type of problem, they will refer you to the most appropriate healthcare provider, something you would expect of any primary care physician. Chiropractors are primary care for the musculoskeletal system and spine.