Did you know that back pain is the 3rd most expensive disorder, after heart disease and cancer? Back pain is the number one cause of missed work in America and costs us around $15 billion dollars a year to get it resolved. It’s not necessarily a pandemic, but it certainly is something we should seriously look at. You also probably knew that Chiropractic care generally isn’t covered in your health insurance. Well all that is about to change.
In a recent study conducted by Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School and Arnold Milstein, MD, Mercer Health and Benefits two distinguished, globally renowned medical researchers, it was found “in combination with existing US studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, that chiropractic care for the treatment of low back and neck pain is likely to achieve equal or better health outcomes at a cost that compares very favorable to most therapies that are routinely covered in US health benefits plans.”
This research will be presented to every member of congress and considered in the health care debate on Capitol Hill. If you’re suffering from back or neck pain you now know what medical experts consider the most effective treatment for your condition. The rest of the good news is that your insurance may soon be covering the costs.