All About Chiropractic
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"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." - attributed to Thomas Edison.
Is money your excuse for not getting healthy? If so, youre
not alone. Many people sacrifice their health for monetary reasons. However,
although health is priceless, you dont have to go broke trying to stay fit.
Chiropractic allows patients to jump-start their way into wellness at reasonable
rates. Chiropractors, like Dr. Allison, are committed to helping you achieve
optimal health without spending a lifetime paying for it. In fact, Dr.
Allisons prevention-oriented approach can actually save you money over the
An Ounce of Prevention
Dr. Allison aims to save patients money by focusing on prevention. This
comprehensive approach, which includes nutrition, exercise, and stress
reduction, seeks to eliminate risk factors that predispose patients to costly
chronic ailments. Specifically, chiropractors correct dysfunctional areas in
the spine called vertebral subluxations. This condition is characterized by
restricted spinal movement or misaligned bones (vertebrae). Vertebral
subluxations are linked with a plethora of conditions, such as headaches, back
pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis. Preliminary scientific evidence also
suggests that vertebral subluxations may have a negative effect on the immune
system (Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1992; 15:83-9).
Doctors of chiropractic correct vertebral subluxations with
gentle and effective maneuvers called chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractors
also work to ward off future vertebral subluxations through postural
modification and alignment training. In addition, Dr. Allison may suggest
strategies to improve your workstation ergonomics and avert sports-related
injuries. By preventing biochemical dysfunction, chiropractors help patients
avoid injury and disease saving them from pain and expenses down the road!
Chiropractors also save patients money by reducing their need for pain
medication. Many drugs merely mask pain without addressing its underlying
cause. In contrast, chiropractic goes to the root of the problem, helping
patients live pain-free without the use of medication.
Have you ever estimated how much money your family spends on
pain medication per year? If not, calculate it now. (Take care to include
over-the-counter drug costs, which alone can reach monumental sums.) Chances
are youre spending more on covering up your pain with drugs than it would cost
to treat your family to a years worth of preventative chiropractic care!
If youre a parent, you know how costly childhood health issues can be. As with
adults, the most effective strategy for cutting expenses due to childhood
sickness is to focus on prevention. Regular chiropractic checkups can help you
do that by putting your child on the fast track to long-term wellness.
Scientific research indicates that children who are brought
up under chiropractic care experience fewer ailments, which, in turn, saves
medical expenses. One study compared 69 children under chiropractic care with
71 under medical care. Investigators found a definite correlation between
chiropractic care and superior health. They write: This study has shown that
children raised under chiropractic care are less prone to infectious processes
such as otitis media (middle ear infection) and tonsillitis, and that their
immune systems are better able to cope with allergens such as pollen, weeds,
grasses, etc., as compared to children raised under allopathic care. There is
also a significant decreased history of antibiotic-therapy use among the chiropractic
children, which indicates a lower susceptibility to bacterial infections as a
result of greater immune system response. (J of Chiropractic Research 1989;
Quality Of Life
Lowered states of health and
vitality creates a drag on your quality of life.It dampens your experience of life
itself.Optimal states of mind and
physical well-being are foundational to enjoying and making the most of each
and every day!Our life is made up of a
collection of days.If we are not making
the most of our days, were not making the most of our life.Use chiropractic as a way of improving your
life force, clarity of mind, and physical strength.It works!
Chiropractors work diligently to get their patients up and moving as soon as possible
following injury, allowing patients to return to work sooner. Resuming regular
work activities as soon as possible following injury not only saves patients
money by reducing the number of missed paychecks, but it also wards off chronic
pain saving more money down the line.
One study found that low-back pain patients with a history
of the condition who sought relief from chiropractic missed an average of 9
days of work. On the other hand, patients with similar injuries and histories
who were treated medically missed an average of 34.5 days. The study concluded
that, It is suggested that chiropractors are better able to manage injured
workers with a history of chronic low back problems and to return them more
quickly to productive employment (J Manipulative Physiol Ther; 1991; 14:231-9).
Dont Let Financial Issues Get in the Way of Your Familys
Your doctor of chiropractic in committed to providing affordable care for every
member of the community. If youre concerned about finances, talk to your
clinics office manager about payment options. And always consider the
long-term savings of focusing on prevention. Dont let your budget keep you
from taking control of your health schedule a chiropractic checkup today!
Studies Show Chiropractic Costs Less
A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that chiropractic care is often
less expensive and more effective than medical options. Below is a sample
of this groundbreaking research:
In a recent study comparing chiropractic to traditional medical
approaches to low-back pain, chiropractic was found to cost less when
chiropractors were the first doctors visited (Med Care 1996; 34:191-204).
Miron Stone, PhD and colleagues at Oakland University poured
over data on 395,641 patients with one or more of 493 different conditions.
Roughly one quarter of these subjects were cared for by doctors of
chiropractic. The study found that, Patients receiving chiropractic care
experienced significantly lower health care costs. Specifically,
chiropractors patients saved approximately $1,000 each year over a two-year
period (J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1993; 16:291-9).
One study looked at 3,062 workers compensation claims for
low-back pain. The analysis compared the cost per case of claims treated by
medical practitioners to similar claims cared for by chiropractors. The study
concluded that the compensation costs of claims for injuries treated by medical
practitioners were 10 times the costs of those handled by chiropractors (J
Occup Med 1991; 33:847-52).
Great Health May Not Always Be Easy
To Attain, But, It Is Worth It!
"Dear friend, I pray
that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your
soul is getting along well. -3 John 1: 2
When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal
itself, strength cannot fight, intelligence cannot be applied, art cannot
become manifest, wealth becomes useless." -Herophilus