Posts by Dr. Matthew Shepard
Let's face it: cost is an important consideration when we are deciding on our health and fitness care options. We want quality care that works without racking up unneeded health-care bills. At Shepard Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Shepard understands your concerns. We have many patients in Edmond, OK who are on a budget and come to our practice because they get results and save money on their healthcare costs.
A growing body of research shows that chiropractic is both effective and less expensive than more invasive medical treatments.
In a recent study, researchers analyzed the medical spending of over 12,000 people with spine conditions. They observed that people who used alternative therapies have reduced annual health-care expenses 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 care prevented persistent disability in people with back pain which could help to reduce health-related spending.
Research has also found that chiropractic reduces spending for patients by helping them eliminate risky treatments, exams, surgeries, and expensive medications.
Alternatively, doctors of chiropractic work to take advantage of the body's innate healing abilities with a variety of non-invasive, successful modalities.
If you live in Edmond, OK and you would like to better your health and save money, give Dr. Shepard a call at (405) 348-0090 today for an appointment.
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