Everybody in Wallingford, Meriden and the surrounding area can benefit from maintaining a healthy spine and nervous system through care from their chiropractor. Regular Chiropractic adjustments help to decrease pain, improve your athletic performance, keep you healthier, and enhance your overall quality of life. Chiropractic care can help all of us because the nervous system controls and regulates all functions in the body. Since chiropractic care improves the functioning of the nervous system, it has the potential to improve all aspects of health.
The RAND Corporation in 1996 did a study using an insurance database to compare patients who received chiropractic care with patients who did not. The researchers determined, “Recipients of chiropractic care reported better overall health, spent fewer days in hospitals and nursing homes, used fewer prescription drugs, and were more active than the non-chiropractic patients.”
Over a 7-year period of time, a major Illinois Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) participated in a bold study where chiropractors would serve as primary care physicians in its network. A huge amount of data was gathered as part of the study, and the result surprised even those who conducted the study. Some of the highlights from the study include:
85% Less pharmaceutical costs
62% Less Outpatient Surgeries
60% Less Hospital Admissions
59% Less days in the Hospital
Source: “Chiropractors as Primary Care Providers Update to 2004 study shows continued low utilization costs and high patient satisfaction rates,” by Meghan Vivo, Associate Editor, Dynamic Chiropractic, Vol. 25, Issue 12, June 4, 2007.