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The Average Costs of Chiropractic Care

Despite tough economic times, skyrocketing costs of traditional medical care and increasing insurance costs, one simply cannot afford to ignore or neglect health needs. Sooner or later, you'll have to "pay for it."  In most cases, dealing with pain and health issues now rather than waiting until you experience a crisis, saves money.

Spinal misalignments, neck and/or back pain and similar musculoskeletal conditions can adversely affect your productivity, emotional health, and cascade into more severe health problems. Failure to treat them can produce a domino effect, not just in the health of your family, but in the overall economy.

The Costs of Chiropractic Care vs. Traditional Care by a Physician

Chiropractic's lower average costs are a significant advantage and one of the reasons chiropractic increases in popularity. Experts have compared various factors relating to patients who chose chiropractic care with the same factors as they relate to people who opted for traditional health care. The differences between the two types of treatment involve three main factors: diagnostic imaging, surgical rates and level of satisfaction.

Treatment costs were found to be significantly lower for patients who chose chiropractic care, because chiropractic treatment does not require any medical equipment or prescription medications. I read somewhere that chiropractic treatment costs are about 90% less than surgery.

What a Chiropractor's Fees Cover

A survey conducted by Chiropractic Economics magazine indicates that the average chiropractic session costs about $75. The cost can be as low as $65, or as much or more than $150, depending upon the procedures performed and the stage of treatment you're in. In addition, overhead costs vary among different regions of the country and/or city where you live. Hands for Health Chiropractic's goal is to continue providing affordable care to individuals and families.

Typically, your first visit will cost more than a regular visit because more time and procedures may be involved. Your chiropractor will want to spend extra time learning about your particular issue, and how it effects your activities of daily living. They will also want to review any medications and vitamins with you, and possibly make suggestions for change. In our office, if x-rays are necessary, the chiropractor will order them to be taken at a nearby imaging facility. (These can often be billed to your managed care.)

Dr. Durkee has been in private practice since 1995.  Her philosophy that motion and balance equals life is evident in her treatment, from balancing the structure for optimal range of motion to addressing the soft tissue (ligaments and muscles) with trigger point therapy, area massage, or neuromuscular reeducation (PNF) and recommended exercise or home care. Although she cares for the entire family, she loves her work with the expecting mother because good health starts in the womb.