So if you are not yet on board with PAIN PREVENTION for the sake of having less pain in your future, maybe saving money will convince you.
How much do you pay when you go to the doctor’s office? If you have health insurance, you probably pay $20-$30. Then you might get a small bill for some labs, x-rays, or other tests. Of course, if you have not met your deductible, you will get a big bill for these. And don’t forget the prescriptions! Obviously, healthcare costs are crazy high and drive us all crazy!
So what are the costs for a major injury?
1. Initial doctor visit.
3. Specialist doctor visit.
4. Tests (x-ray, MRI, etc.)
6. Physical Therapy and/or chiropractic care
7. Follow-up doctor visits
8. More prescriptions
9. Over-the-counter symptom management (Icy Hot, cold pack, heating pad, etc)
10. Surgery/hospital bills
11. Medical equipment
12. Follow-up doctor visits
You could easily reach your out-of-pocket max (which you selected to be high, not expecting to hurt yourself this year). What would you rather do with that money?