In a Consumer Reports 2011 survey, 59% of subscribers said that when it came to reducing back pain, chiropractic was the best treatment option. So, why are so many consumers raving about chiropractic?
Recent research helps to answer that question and it has to do with (surprise) money and efficiency. For instance, a recent survey of 651 people in Minnesota uncovered some interesting facts about how spinal pain impacts productivity in the workplace:
- People with neck pain were three times more likely to make mistakes at work than those with back pain.
- Twenty percent of those with pain made mistakes at work because of their back pain.
- Non-chiropractic patients were twice as likely to miss work than those under chiropractic care. In other words, seeing a chiropractor allowed patients to avoid being forced to take sick days as a result of their spinal pain.
In another study, researchers analyzed the medical records of 12,000 patients with spinal conditions and found that people who used alternative therapies had substantial reductions in health care costs compared to patients under traditional medical care. In this study, chiropractic contributed to 75% of alternative medicine use, making it a significant factor in patients’ overall saving.
Surgery has certainly advanced in the last decade and now a number of surgical procedures are less invasive and risky than before. However, patients who get an operation for spinal conditions are still typically required to take several weeks off work, and spend a fortune in the process. Chiropractic offers another option — a chance to heal naturally from sciatica and back pain without invasive procedures, drugs, and mountain-high medical bills. Many chiropractic patients are able to maintain their work schedules while they receive treatment, something that certainly can’t be said for surgery.
So if you want to save yourself time and money, call southern WV's leading chiropractors: Dr. Chipley and Dr. McMillen. Their office is conveniently located near up town Beckley at 409 N Kanawha St with plenty of parking. They both have extensive experience treating work injuries and spinal conditions. Reach out to Chipley Chiropractic to start to Feel Fantastic!
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. Call them for an appointment at 304-252-0200. They pride themselves on getting you in sometimes on the same day and often on the next day. Don't wait
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Thousands of Minnesotans with back and neck pain don’t seek treatment. ChiroCare.Press Release. June 13, 2013. Accessed June 20, 2013.