An increasing body of research reveals that chiropractic is both effective and less costly than more invasive medical treatments.

In a recent study, researchers assessed the medical expenses of over 12,000 adults with spine conditions. They found that patients who used alternative therapies have lower annual healthcare expenses compared to patients receiving traditional medical treatments.

Chiropractic care contributed significantly to reduced costs since chiropractic accounted for 75% of alternative therapy use.

Previous reports have revealed that chiropractic prevented recurring disability in patients with back pain which could help to minimize health-related spending.

Research has also suggested that chiropractic cuts spending for patients by helping them eliminate risky procedures, tests, surgeries, and expensive medications. Doctors of chiropractic work to take advantage of the body's innate healing capabilities with a combination of natural, effective techniques.

If you live in Joplin, MO and you would like to improve your health and save money, give Dr. Lewis a call at (417) 782-2504 today for an appointment.


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