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Monday, April 6, 2009

"Save Some Good People from Bankruptcy..."

One thing that really irks me are those guys that wear black socks and Bermuda shorts on the beach. But, that’s not really important.

What is important are the billions of dollars wasted every year for expensive medical care that doesn’t work. What bugs me even more is that the medics know (or should know) that the right choice for many patients is chiropractic. They are often bound, however, by the secret rules of the medical cartels in every town.

More people go through bankruptcy because of medical bills than any other reason. So, shouldn’t we be spreading the word about how to save money with chiropractic?

Yes, we should.

Within the realm of conditions we usually see people for, medical care is almost always more expensive, and often ineffective. People are often put through the medical mill, being referred from one doctor to another, leading to the specialist that says, “there’s nothing wrong with you”.

Consumers and insurance companies pay millions every day for expensive medical diagnostic testing designed to figure out what the hell is wrong with a patient with typical musculoskeletal complains. Usually, they come up empty, when a good chiropractor could easily figure it out (with his bare hands) that the patient has a vertebral subluxation.

How many people wind up in the ER every day for just migraines headaches? How much do consumers and government entitlement programs pay daily for the MRI and CAT scans just for migraines?

There are tons of studies showing the cost effectiveness of chiropractic care. One study tells us that ”a new retrospective analysis of 70,274 member-months in a 7-year period within an IPA, comparing medical management to chiropractic management, demonstrated decreases of 60.2% in-hospital admissions, 59.0% hospital days, 62.0% outpatient surgeries and procedures, and 83% pharmaceutical costs when compared with conventional medicine IPA performance. This clearly demonstrates that chiropractic non-surgical non-pharmaceutical approaches generates reductions in both clinical and cost utilization when compared with PCPs using conventional medicine alone.”

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