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Chiropractic Curbs Healthcare Spending

Let's face it: price is a necessary aspect when we're researching our health and fitness care options. We want high quality care that works without racking up unneeded medical bills. At Adkins Chiropractic, we understand your concerns. We have many patients in West Seattle, WA 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 shows that chiropractic is both effective and less expensive than more invasive medical treatments.


In a recent paper, researchers assessed the medical spending of over 12,000 adults with spine conditions. They discovered that people who used alternative therapies have reduced annual health-related costs when compared to people receiving traditional medical treatments.

Chiropractic care contributed dramatically to lowered costs since chiropractic accounted for 75% of alternative therapy use. Earlier research has found that chiropractic adjustments prevented recurring disability in patients with back pain which could help to minimize health-related spending.

Studies have also suggested that chiropractic lowers expenditures for patients by helping them avoid unnecessary treatments, exams, surgeries, and costly medications. Instead, doctors of chiropractic work to take advantage of the body's innate healing capabilities with a variety of non-invasive, effective techniques.

If you live in West Seattle, WA and you would like to improve your health and save money, give Dr. Adkins a call at (206) 258-4886 today for a consultation.

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