Is chiropractic safe? Is it effective? How exactly does it work? What kinds of pains and ailments can be cured under chiropractic care? These are the kinds of things many patients want to know when first getting to know the practice. But there’s another question that’s just as important and often sits at the forefront of a person’s mind: What about cost? Is chiropractic care cost-effective, especially in comparison to other medical treatments available? Is it even worth it in the long run to try chiropractic first? These are fair questions, so let’s take a closer look and address them individually.
First of all, let’s get a baseline for comparison by looking at the cost of a single chiropractic session. Depending on your insurance coverage (and many plans do include chiropractic care), an appointment can set you back anywhere from $30 to several hundred dollars. Keep in mind that many chiropractic offices offer a free consultation to get acquainted with the physician and get a feel for the state of your spine. During this time, the chiropractor will typically walk you through what they do, how they do it, and what kinds of therapies you would need to be in optimal health.
If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, they often prescribe a set of unobtrusive therapies, in addition to the manual spinal adjustment. As you begin treatment, you will go to the office 3-5 times per week. This number decreases in frequency as you continue in your journey. Eventually, you may decide to go just once per month for maintenance therapy and readjustment.
That may seem like a lot, but consider the one major difference between chiropractic and other medical treatments: Chiropractic focuses on correcting the root of the problem (spinal misalignment) while medical treatment is often simply a temporary fix. Even surgeries, which can cost thousands of dollars, are intrusive and unnecessary when you consider the cheaper and less-intrusive alternative. Chiropractic can have you feeling better naturally, with no medication and no surgeries. In fact, you may even find yourself feeling more alive and more energized than ever before.
So, is chiropractic cost-effective? Is it worth it in the long run? Absolutely! Invest in yourself and your health today. Find a chiropractor near you and schedule a consultation to get started, or visit us here at DiBella Chiropractic Center in Gastonia. We’d love to have you!