A new study published in the December 2010 issue of Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics finds that care and treatment for low back pain started with a doctor of chiropractic saves 40% on health care costs when compared with care initiated by a medical doctor.
“This study is not surprising,” said Drs. Paul and Patrick Baker of Baker Chiropractic. “We routinely see new patients who come to us after becoming frustrated and exhausted with their medical care. They’ve wasted a lot of time and are looking for answers that do not involve drugs or surgery,” they added. “If patients come to us first, we are typically able to locate the source of their pain and treat it with safe and effective chiropractic adjustments. However, there are occasions where we may need to refer a patient to a medical doctor to resolve the pain. Using Chiropractic Care and Medical Care is a powerful and efficient combination for people if utilized in that order. It will save time and money,” advised Drs. Paul and Patrick.
The above referenced study was conducted over a 2-year period and analyzed data from 85,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance beneficiaries. The results of the study show that paid costs for care initiated by a DC (doctor of chiropractic) were almost 40 percent less than care initiated by a Medical Doctor (MD). The researchers estimated that starting with chiropractic care would have saved Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee over $2.3 million annually.
If you would like to learn more about combining chiropractic and medical care, visit the Baker Chiropractic website at www.bakerchiropractic.org and request a FREE report on this topic.
Doctors Paul and Patrick Baker are twin brothers, Ohio natives, authors and highly respected health care professionals who have been providing their patients with quality care and expert guidance for over 17 years. Baker Chiropractic offers a casual, family atmosphere where patients always feel comfortable and at home in any of their four Cincinnati area office locations. Learn more about chiropractic/wellness care and Drs. Paul and Patrick Baker by visiting www.bakerchiropractic.org.