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Chiropractic Versus Medical Costs

A review of workers’ compensation claims made in North Carolina between 1975 and 1994 found chiropractic care cost less than medical care. According to findings, the average cost of treatment, hospitalization, and compensation payments were higher for patients treated by MDs than for patients treated by DCs (chiropractors). Also, the average number of lost workdays for patients treated by MDs was higher than for those treated by DCs.

Source: JMPT. September 2004; Vol. 27, No. 7.