Cost of Treating Low Back Pain
Cost Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain
A new study that was in the November 2010 issue of Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics looked at the cost effectiveness of chiropractic care vs medical care for the treatment of low back pain. The primary reason for this study was to determine if there are differences in the cost of low back pain treatment when a patient is able to choose between a medical doctor (MD) versus a doctor of chiropractic (DC), given that his/her insurance provides equal access to both provider types. The study was done on Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee’s large group fully insured population between October 1, 2004 and September 30, 2006. The results of the study showed episodes of low back pain treatment initiated with a DC were 40% less than those who saw treatment of their low back pain with an MD.
Chiropractic Care is more effective in the treatment of low back pain!
This study shows that chiropractic care for low back pain is more cost effective than medical care for back pain. If you have any questions about this study or questions about your low back pain please feel free to give us a call. Mountain View Pain Center is located in Centennial, Littleton, Aurora CO which is conveniently located to Denver CO, Highlands Ranch CO, Greenwood Village CO and Lone Tree CO.