The Cost-Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain

Low back pain is a prevalent musculoskeletal condition, affecting almost everyone at some point in their lives. It’s not just a common ailment; it’s also a significant contributor to healthcare expenses worldwide. The financial burden of low back pain on the healthcare system is substantial, with costs associated with treatment, medication, and loss of productivity.

Individuals suffering from low back pain have various treatment options at their disposal, including chiropractic care. This non-invasive, hands-on healthcare discipline focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal system. Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment, and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system, and joints.

Numerous studies have highlighted the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic treatment for low back pain. However, the cost and societal benefits associated with chiropractic management of this condition are equally noteworthy and deserve further exploration.

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Davis, M. A., Yakusheva, O., Liu, H., Tootoo, J., Titler, M. G., & Bynum, J. P. W. (2019). Access to Chiropractic Care and the Cost of Spine Conditions Among Older Adults. American Journal of Managed Care, 25(8), e230–e236. PMC6699757.