Traditional medicine is all about the Benjamins—a multi-trillion-dollar industry that is only getting richer and more costly. Know what else is going up? The number of sick people! How does that make sense? Because healthcare is sickcare. But remember what Benjamin Franklin said? “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Franklin was actually referring to fire prevention, but his philosophy applies perfectly to our health: Take care of yourself today, save yourself pain and money down the line.
Studies have shown that people who receive regular chiropractic care get sick far less often and miss less work than those who don’t. This is especially true for folks who suffer from low back pain, which is a top reason people miss work and lose wages.
While chiropractors specialize in the spine, we are also trained during our four-year doctorate programs to understand the body’s biomechanics and physiology as a whole. While much of western medicine focuses on prescribing drugs to mask symptoms, never getting to the actual cause of our various illnesses (emergent care is the exception), chiropractors seek out the root causes of disorders. But we hope we can offer you preventative care so that you won’t end up on those medications in the first place!
This makes chiropractic the best form of holistic, preventative care out there, and also the lowest cost. Think about this: One adjustment at our office is just $49, but we also offer discounts for packages and accept major insurances, meaning your visit to the chiro may cost you the exact same copay as at your medical doctor. But what if that upfront cost saved you so many Benjamins on unneeded prescriptions, procedures, and surgeries down the road?
It’s our mission to educate people to take proactive ownership and control over their health destinies, and we hope you will all consider how you can make prevention a part of your lifestyle and begin to empower yourself.
There’s another old proverb that says, “If you take care of the pennies, the pounds will take care of themselves.” Mind your pennies, and be well adjusted for life.