The United States is experiencing a prolonged moment of uncertainty with respect to healthcare. While precarity in terms of healthcare coverage has long been a hallmark of our system here, recent changes have been overshadowed by doubt and a shift in leadership.
The cost of healthcare, driven by the demands of insurers, has made seeking coverage a pipedream for many. While more Americans than ever are now covered, there is no overarching mechanism by which all who require coverage can obtain it.
So, what is one to do?
Chiropractic care supports a healthy lifestyle.
Most visits to healthcare providers are made when people get sick. That’s our first mistake. Waiting until you’re sick to take care of yourself is doing it backwards.
The key is prevention. Taking pro-active measures to safeguard your health and wellness are your best defense against copays and other pitfalls of an often hostile healthcare insurance system. There is so much you can do to maintain your body in healthy condition and part of that is chiropractic care.
Chiropractors learn about their patients and the needs of their bodies by practicing their holistic discipline and garnering knowledge of patients in the process. By re-aligning the spine, the central nervous system is supported, leading to better organ function and increased energy levels.
Chiropractors can identify movement issues and posture problems and correct them, leading to overall improved physical function.
Instead of visiting your GP when something’s gone wrong and paying through the nose for the visit and medications, regular visits to your chiropractor can head issues off at the pass, precluding the need for expensive (and often harmful) drugs.
Doing your part.
Incorporating chiropractic care into your lifestyle is a positive step toward preventing future problems that could leave you at the mercy of insurers and practitioners who prescribe medications indiscriminately. But you need to do your part, too.
Dedicating yourself to a lifestyle that includes healthy eating and regular exercise is like writing your own insurance policy. A healthy body that’s well cared for is much less likely to fall ill, or fall apart. At the very least, it will fall apart much more slowly than it would had you not applied fitness and nutrition to your self-care.
But it’s not all about what you do. Some of it concerns what you don’t do. Keeping yourself in peak condition means breaking food and lifestyle habits that are working against your health. Food which is high in salt, sugar and fat (especially when the three are combined) is a recipe for disaster. So is being a couch potato.
With the help of a licensed chiropractor, you can live free of the fear of health crises and the monumental costs associated with them. For a fraction of the cost of visiting your primary caregiver, regular visits to your chiropractor help you defend your body from life’s slings and arrows.
If you’ve been thinking about how chiropractic care can save you money, I invite you to schedule a consultation. Let’s apply an ounce of prevention.