Chiropractic care reduces healthcare costs and need for surgery

According to the news source Dynamic Chiropractic, in a one-year pilot program performed by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield measuring patient care and cost, it was found that patients that received chiropractic and other physical medicine services were able to significantly reduce costs and need for surgery.  In the study performed in 2008: “Patients who received chiropractic or physical therapy had lower total health care costs and were less likely to have surgery than demographically similar Wellmark members who did not receive such services, and overall, 89 percent of all patients receiving physical medicine services reported improvement of at least 30 percent within 30 days.”  The effectiveness of chiropractic and physical therapy is again validated with this recent study.  Physical medicine and chiropractic care are proven to reduce costs in a healthcare system which has major financial issues.  If you or someone you know has been injured or has chronic pain, feel free to contact our office for complete evaluation and treatment.

July 08, 2013
Dr. D. Shane Cradic

Dr. Cradic

Silver Spring chiropractor, Dr. D. Shane Cradic is a native of Maryland and a graduate of Salisbury University on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Biology. He went on to pursue the study of chiropractic at Life University in Georgia. After four years of course study and an internship in the university clinic, he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree.