Many people think that migraines and headaches are normal occurrences, and that everyone gets them. While they are common, they are definitely not normal. People in Fort Collins experience common headaches all of the time, and they just begin to live with them. These headaches and migraines can actually affect a person’s entire day, and sometimes they may need to even skip work. When a person has to skip work frequently, the economic burden begins to build. There are both direct health care costs and indirect costs of absenteeism.
“The direct cost of migraines ranges from $127 to $7,089 per victim, and the indirect cost due to absenteeism $709 to $4,453 per victim, making migraines an economic burden to the individual, the insurer, the employer, as well as local, state and federal entities who experience a lowered tax base from lost wages. It was also reported that between 2005 and 2006, there were 1,729,555 physician office visits, 186,603 advanced imaging procedures, 59,589 other diagnostic procedures, and 22,168 hospital days with a primary diagnosis of migraine or headache; all of which are paid by private or public insurers, or out of the pockets of individuals. In short, the costs are staggering and a burden to the economy.”
One study shows that “chiropractic was 57% more effective in the reduction of headaches than drug therapy. In addition, it was reported that, with the drug group, “58% experienced medication side effects important enough to report them … Using the 57 % increased effectiveness that chiropractic has over drug therapy (leaving out the overlap that chiropractic could help without drugs) and the $24 billion U.S. employers pay for headaches and migraines annually, the savings from chiropractic care would approach $13.7 billion annually” (original source here).
Chiropractic care is not only beneficial to your body, but also your wallet. When you begin to realize that chiropractic care will save you money in the long run, it only makes sense to get you and your entire family checked. More money saved means you can enjoy more of the fun activities Fort Collins has to offer!