Chiropractic Care: Average Costs?
Costs of Medical or Health Care
Even during difficult financial periods when money is tight, you do not want to ignore your state of health simply because at some point you will run into more severe health related problems. Typically, addressing your health issues today will save you time and expense later; therefore it’s certainly not wise to wait until disaster strikes.
In terms of economics, conditions such as back pain, neck pain, spinal problems, and the like affect an individual’s productivity at work. Therefore, it produces a domino effect in the legal, economic, and health care industry.
Chiropractic vs Traditional Clinical Care
This is where chiropractic care comes in and is one of the reasons why it has gained so much attention over the years. Health experts have examined a given demographic of individuals who opted for chiropractic care against those who had traditional medical care. The difference between both methods lies in three different factors: surgical rates, diagnostic imaging, and level of patient satisfaction.
Indeed, costs are considerably lower for individuals who opted for chiropractic care due to the absence of any medical equipment or prescription drugs in the equation. Therefore, this is where the savings come in for chiropractic treatments. I read somewhere that chiropractic treatment costs about 90% less than the price of surgery.
Coverage of Chiropractic Cost
According to research and survey by Chiropractic Economics magazine, an average chiropractic session would cost around $65. It can be as low as $34 to as high as $65, depending also on what procedures were done and what stage of treatment you are in. Also overhead varies depending on what part of the country you are in so this too can change prices that doctors are charging.
Typically your first visits costs more than a “regular” visit because there are far more procedures involved and the length of time is typically greatest on the first visit. For your follow-up visits, you can expect the rate to go down.
In cases that require any additional procedures or equipments to use, a chiropractic often charges the patient for that such as x-ray, massage sessions, or acupuncture. The charges vary for each additional services. Your doctor will notify you should these additional costs be needed.
Now that research studies have revealed that chiropractic care is indeed most cost-effective than traditional medical treatment, there are more ways for you to increase your savings:
• If you are covered by a health insurance plan, they often include chiropractic care in their coverage.
• Chiropractic treatment is considered tax-deductible.
• There are certain chiropractors who perform cash-only treatments and they often charge less than others. Each session could be priced at a discounted rate to compensate for the lack of coverage.
Affordable First Visit Some doctors (like us) believe in offering a very affordable First Office Visit so that patients can evaluate for themselves if chiropractic care can benefit them.