Healthcare Cost Savings
Most patients with back or neck pain can be handled effectively at the primary care level without the need for expensive tests or treatment. Unfortunately, the 10-15% of patients who become chronic account for about 85% of the total dollars spent on spinal care. For these patients Back In Power recommends an evaluation to determine if aggressive exercise can be of benefit. A referral to Back In Power is most cost effective when done prior to expensive diagnostic testing or surgical intervention. Many patients, after the proper exercise, will be able to avoid the more expensive pathways resulting in significant savings.