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How Chiropractic Lowers Health Care Costs

Let's face it: cost is a significant consideration when we're researching our health care options. We want quality care that works without racking up unneeded medical bills. At Ernst Chiropractic Clinic, we understand your worries. We have many patients in Arlington, Smokey Point, or Marysville who are on a budget and come to our practice because they get results and save money on their healthcare costs.

An increasing body of research reveals that chiropractic care is both effective and less expensive than more invasive medical procedures.

In a recent study, researchers analyzed the medical spending of over 12,000 adults with spine conditions. They observed that patients who used alternative therapies have reduced annual health-care costs compared to people receiving traditional treatments.

Chiropractic care contributed dramatically to reduced costs since chiropractic accounted for 75% of alternative therapy use.

Earlier research has revealed that chiropractic care prevented persistent disability in patients with back pain which could help to reduce health-related spending.

Research has also suggested that chiropractic reduces spending for patients by helping them reduce risky treatments, exams, surgeries, and costly drugs.

Instead, doctors of chiropractic work to harness the body's innate healing abilities with a variety of non-invasive, effective modalities.

If you live in Arlington, WA and you would like to improve your health and save money, give Dr. Ernst a call at (360) 659-8464 today for an appointment.


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