Monday, February 9, 2009

Headaches and the Economy

This week, like every week, thousands of headache patients will see their medical doctors, who will send them to neurologists, who will send them for MRIs and CAT scans, and then these people will be put on powerful drugs (that don't work). For each one of these thousands of patients, the cost will be thousands. That adds up to millions. For a good percentage of these people, the government (you and I) will pick up the cost of their "health" expenses.

We see these kinds of patients every week in our offices! And, after a short series of adjustments, their headaches are gone, almost like magic.

Just these headache people represent a colossal waste of hard-earned money and government tax money. Many will suffer a bankruptcy as a result of their unnecessary medical bills. And, that's just headaches. Magnify this scenario by all the problems chiropractors treat by the millions of people who will go the wasteful traditional route instead of seeing us first. The waste of money is staggering.

Right now the economy stinks because people are afraid of spending. The economy thrives when people are no longer fearful, and money is flowing again through the private sector. When people get well by spending money on chiropractic care, that's good for them, it's good for us, and good for the economy.

Can you imagine the cost savings to people and the government if people knew the truth? The more people understand the truth about chiropractic, the better it is for the economy.

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