Going to a multidisciplinary clinic for treatment of injuries and chronic conditions can save money, studies show.

In the United States, the total annual cost for health care and lost productivity related to low-back pain is estimated to be nearly $100 billion. Research indicates that low-back pain is the most expensive source of workers' compensation costs in North America.

By combining chiropractors, medical doctors, physical therapy, acupuncture, nutrition and massage in one place, multidisciplinary clinics like Multicare Physicians Group in Sioux City provide the most comprehensive, efficient and cost-effective care possible for patients suffering from acute, chronic or severe pain.

Although chiropractic care is only one aspect of the multidisciplinary practice, it can offer significant benefits.

Doctors of Chiropractic diagnose injuries and neuromusculoskeletal disorders, and treat individuals for pain, such as headaches, joint pain, neck pain, low-back pain and sciatica. They also treat osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, foot pain, sprains and strains, and a variety of other non-neuromusculoskeletal conditions using natural and conservative methods.

The advantages of using chiropractic care were stated in the following studies.

According to the Manga Report commissioned by the Ontario Ministry of Health, chiropractic treatment is cost-effective, safe, has a high rate of patient satisfaction, and is more effective than other medical treatment for low-back pain.

The report recommends management


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