Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain every year and almost every one of them is desperate for some kind of relief. Many of them turn to chiropractic adjustments and realize relief before these treatments. If you’ve been considering exploring this treatment option, here’s what to know about the benefits and costs of treatments.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a term used by practitioners to refer to the subtle manipulation of the spine. Chiropractors believe that many health conditions impacting the body can be linked either directly or indirectly to a misalignment in the spine. Furthermore, with the proper realignment, that pain or health condition causing suffering should be alleviated. Chiropractors also use adjustment methods to work on other parts of the body too.
What is the cost of a chiropractic adjustment?
The cost of a single chiropractic adjustment can vary widely from one practitioner to the next. The good news is that chiropractic adjustments are often covered by traditional health insurance. So, you might only have to pay your standard copay per visit. If you’d like to know exactly what to expect, it’s best that you call the clinic where you plan to receive treatments to discuss pricing and insurance with the staff.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of chiropractic care are extensive. Patients have reported that adjustments help with the health and function of their joints increasing their mobility and decreasing their pain. Adjustments can also have an impact on surrounding muscle tissue and improve their function as well. Adjustments are shown to reduce inflammation in affected areas which also reduces the pain in those areas. Conversely, there are little to no side effects from this treatment modality.
Is the cost of a chiropractic adjustment worth it?
This is a question only you can answer. First you’ll need to figure out what the chronic pain or medical problem you’re experiencing costs you. Then you’ll need to weigh the potential short and long term benefits of chiropractic care, along with the out-of-pocket money you will spend on treatments. This is a personal question that only you can answer.