Take the cost of medications + physical therapy + doctor visits (your primary care physician and specialists) + surgery. Add that all up and what do you get? You get a plethora of medical bills that, even with insurance, you will be paying off for the rest of your life. People are constantly complaining about how much they have to pay for medical care and wish there was something less expensive and just as effective, if not more, than traditional methods of treatment. Don’t worry; there is a highly simple solution to this ever growing problem chiropractic attention.
Each chiropractic clinic creates its prices for the various services they provide. That being said, the average cost of essential services is anywhere from €34 to €100 and more.
Massage therapy is a service that some chiropractors provide. It is recommended by almost every chiropractor in Dublin and will cost about €40 per session. Acupressure and acupuncture are recommended by about 20% of chiropractic clinics. The initial visit will cost around €75 to €150, and the follow-up sessions average out to around €65 each visit. Again, each chiropractic clinic is different so make sure you ask about any and all fees up front before receiving any treatment and get the cost plan, reductions and exclusive offers in writing.
Another plus is most insurance companies are now covering chiropractic services. They are beginning to realize that chiropractic care is not only a recognized and proven method of healthcare but is more cost-effective when compared to traditional medical treatments. Insurance companies look at the bottom line. With chiropractic care, they are only paying a small fraction of the cost of therapy when compared to the thousands of dollars they would spend on prescription medication, numerous hours of physical therapy, doctor and specialist office visits, long-term medical care or more obscure treatment(s) such as an operation. This care is by far the smartest choice for rehabilitation.
You have finally made your appointment for an initial consultation with a chiropractor, so what’s next? You need to be entirely aware of what to expect on this first visit. Just about every visit the chiropractor will do manual adjustments. The areas to be adjusted are at the discretion of your doctor.He will be able to tell which areas are needing the most attention. The response to treatment is a major factor in determining your treatment plan and it can change from session to session. S/he may also add other treatments to work in conjunction with the adjustments. Some of these additional treatments are ice/heat therapy, physical therapy , massage therapy, TENS unit, acupressure, and acupuncture. By having an open and honest discussion with your chiropractor, he will be able to devise a medication plan meant to meet your particular needs.
The key to obtaining optimal health is finding a duly licensed chiropractor that is highly skilled in treating patients that have similar injuries as you. Once you have found one, write down all of your questions and bring them to your initial visit. Be sure to ask about fees, payment plans and discounts they may offer. The mark of a great chiropractor is if he values your health and well-being over the all mighty dollar. By choosing chiropractic therapy, you have taken the first step in building a better and healthier you.