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Is Chiropractic care a good investment in your family's health?

kids playing in the leavesHow do you answer the question “Is Chiropractic care a good investment in your family’s health?”  With every investment your expect to see a return on your investment.  One way to measure the return on your investment in your health is to look at how much you are saving in other health care costs.

A study published in 2007 compared the health outcomes of two random yet similar groups of people. One group saw a medical doctor as their Primary Care Provider (PCP) while the other group saw a Chiropractor as their PCP.

What were the results?

Clinical and cost utilization based on 70,274 member-months over a 7-year period demonstrated decreases of:

  • 60.2% in hospital admissions,
  • 59.0% less hospital days,
  • 62.0% less outpatient surgeries and
  • and 85% less pharmaceutical costs…

…when compared with conventional medicine performance for the same health maintenance organization product in the same geography and time frame.

Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007 (May); 30(4) 263-269




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