Optum, an international company whose purpose is to improve the cost effectiveness and quality of healthcare, has completed a two year study that validates the effectiveness of chiropractic care.
According to the study, they projected a total savings in medical costs of $1.3 billion, if the 14.7 million non-surgical spinal episodes had begun with chiropractic care.
Further they found, when a spinal manipulation (chiropractic adjustment) was performed during the first 10 days of a spinal related episode, it resulted in:
- An overall reduction in costs
- Lower frequency of surgery, prescription medications and injections
In fact, chiropractic care has high patient satisfaction scores and favorable outcomes and according to research published in Spine, patients experiencing low-back pain who first visited a chiropractor versus a surgeon were over 40 percent less likely to experience surgery!
Visit Method Health Center today at our Daniel Island location and see the difference chiropractic care and complete wellness can make in your life.