With all that is happening in the insurance world these days there are often more questions than answers. We will try to shed some light on this issue. Keep in mind, chiropractic, massage, and a healthy lifestyle ARE health insurance. We design our treatments for your care to get and keep you well so can continue to enjoy the things you love.
Does your health insurance cover chiropractic or massage care? Most insurance companies offer some coverage on chiropractic, few cover massage. Personal injuries and worker's compensation injuries are exceptions to this and will often cover both services. The cost is completely dependent upon what your insurance plan allows and applies to any deductible applicable to your plan. We can help you find out this information as we have experience working with quite a few insurance companies. At this time in Colorado Medicaid does not cover chiropractic services.
If you have no insurance coverage for chiropractic care or massage you can most definitely still receive either service. We offer payment plans and accept payment at time of service so you know right up front that you are getting the services you want and are able to fit it into your budget every month.
In an economy of raising deductibles, premiums, and decreased availability of care we work with you to make sure you receive quality care at an affordable rate. We look forward to helping you with questions you may have.
Yours in health,
Dr. Tony & Dr. Callie
A recent study (Davis et al) in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine analyzed the cost of care for neck and back pain in the USA. They looked at a Medicare population in the USA in 2010-2011 and the results were interesting.
"Results: We found a positive association between regional supply of chiropractic care and PCP services ... An inverse association between supply of chiropractic care and the number of annual visits to PCPs for back and/or neck pain was apparent. The number of PCP visits for back and/or neck pain was 8% lower ... in the quintile with the highest supply of chiropractic care compared to the lowest quintile. We estimate chiropractic care is associated with a reduction of 0.37 million visits to PCPs nationally, at a cost of $83.5 million."
The full article may be found here for the full numbers, research, and methodology. The whole point is people receive quality care with chiropractors and it lowers the cost to the patient and our country. Is this quality and lowered cost worth it to you, your parents, your grandparents, and your community?
April 2017: The American College of Physicians (ACP) published in the Annuals of Internal Medicine that the new accepted protocol of acute and chronic low back pain management includes and endorses the use of conservative care (ie: chiropractic, massage, exercise, etc.)
A review of literature by ACP shows supporting evidence that people in differing stages of back pain are likely to achieve both short and long term benefits from chiropractic and massage. The review also detailed that less side effects, better outcomes, and subsequently great satisfaction may be found in using non-invasive therapy first.
Quality providers in these are are trained to know when and where these services are to be properly utilized. In addition, quality providers have the knowledge to assess each person they see to determine if non-invasive care will be the best or stand alone treatment, or if a mix of non-invasive treatment should best be combined with other means of treatment.
Opioids are substances that act on opioid receptors to produce morphine-like effects. Opioids are most often used medically to relieve pain, and by people addicted to opioids. Wikipedia
In the United States opioid use, abuse, and complications from is skyrocketing. The number of deaths from this use has grown largely since 2015 and is devastating families across Colorado and America.
This has happened due to over prescription, over-use, and abuse. Opioids have a high addiction rate, high health cost, and only masks both acute and chronic pain.
Fortunately we have solutions. Chiropractic and massage at Gaul Family Chiropractic is effective. They are safe with very low risk of side effects. Patient satisfaction is high with conservative and alternative medicine. AND we actually address the CAUSE of your issues and help you actually FIX them versus just masking the pain.
Take the next step to a healthier you. Go for the fix, not the mask.
Dr. Tony and Dr. Callie are constantly looking at new information that may help you on your way to health and wellness. Check back periodically to find out what they have found for you!