How We Spend Our Health Care Dollars is More Important Than How Much We Spend.

In the United States we have been blessed with many options like where to buy our groceries or where to get our haircut. Most of the time, where we spend more money, we get better services.

Health care is different.  Very different.

When it comes to health care, it comes down to how we spend our dollars more than how much we spend.

  • Hospital costs averaged $3,949 per day, and costs per stay averaged $15,734. 
  • On average, an MRI costs $2,611.
  • The average back surgery costs $26,515.  
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery averaged $45,438.
  • The average C-section cost is $50,000.
  • The average knee replacement surgery cost is $49,500.

Most of us understand that a majority of the average costs above are rarely coming directly out of pocket.  Insurance companies have taken on most of the burden for these reactive, after-the-fact care procedures.  The issue is that the number is only growing, which is increasing our need to rely on third-party payers.

  • By 2030, total knee replacement surgeries are projected to grow 673% to 3.5 million procedures per year.
  • Nearly 1/2 of American adults develop knee osteoarthritis in at least one knee in their lifetime.

Not only are the number of cases growing but there is an overwhelming number of post-operative issues.

So if reactive care is so costly & often creates more issues, what is the alternative?

The main alternative to reactive care is preventative care. The main practice for reactive care is medicine & surgery. The main practice for preventative care is chiropractic & let me explain why...

Chiropractic has located an issue much more near the cause of disease than what antibiotics, medicine & surgery are capable of doing. Let's take a run-of-the-mill ear infection, for example: 

  • Medicine is going to treat with antibiotics with the idea of combating the bacterial infection caused by long standing fluid build-up in the ear. The problem here is that ear infections are commonly treated multiple times with antibiotics, this tells us that the issue has not yet been resolved, right?
  • Chiropractic, seeking a deeper cause is going to correct the reason why the body has built up fluid in the ear. When the fluid build up has been drained, the bacterial infection cannot occur & we can assume the problem has been solved.

What is it that chiropractors are correcting? Simply put, nerve disturbance. Did you know that our brain & nervous system control every healing mechanism of our body & most people have heavily injured nervous systems?

So the big question is, why will this decrease costs for you, in regards to your health-care?

A study in 2007 compared care costs of a patient under the direction of a chiropractor as their primary care physician (PCP) versus a medical doctor. After 70,000 member-months spanning a 7-year period, hospital admission costs were decreased by 60.2 percent, cost of days spent in the hospital were decreased by 59.0 percent, and outpatient surgeries and procedures were down by 62.0 percent. If these numbers were not astonishing enough, the costs associated with pharmaceuticals decreased by 85 percent when compared to conventional medically driven care. All of these comparisons were done in the same time frame, geography, and health maintenance organization product.

Every day, more & more families are choosing chiropractic for their family's health. It all starts by learning more.

LIV Chiropractic in Edina, Minnesota is an EpiCenter of Chiropractic & focuses primarily on chiropractic education for the removal of nerve interference.

Call us at 952-255-6136 & learn more today or book an appointment here.

Why are moms bringing their newborns to the chiropractor!?

Why are moms bringing their newborns into the chiropractor?! 

An increasingly large percentage of moms have started bringing their children to chiropractors that are trained in pediatric chiropractic adjustments. There are a number of reasons why & here are a few:

Reason #1 They are curious! More & more moms are reading the strong research against medicating young children & are always looking for a better way to achieve better health.

Reason #2 Referrals! A lot of moms that have experienced chiropractic care during pregnancy or following their birth speak of pediatric chiropractic with high regards!

Reason #3 It just makes sense! Often, moms will hear a pediatric chiropractor at a local talk or on facebook & book an appointment to learn more. Pediatric chiropractors do not expect any mom to try chiropractic for their newborn until they fully understand exactly why & how everything works.

If you have more questions, please reach out to us at LIV Chiropractic! We are so motivated to help more moms experience better health for their kids & family. 

Here are a few reasons moms will bring their children to LIV Chirorpactic:

Ear infections, Colic, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Traumatic Births, Poor Sleeping Patterns & more!

Call us at 952-255-6136 to learn more!

LIV Chiropractic Offers Traditional Chiropractic to Edina, MN

All of us at LIV Chiropractic are excited for the opportunity to serve the City of Edina. We join many other great chiropractors & health-care professionals that do wonderful jobs with the services they provide. We provide a traditional model of Chiropractic that focuses on the restoration of healing with the Chiropractic adjustment.

For over 123 years, families & other individuals have given traditional Chiropractic raving reviews for it’s ability to help patients get well & stay well. Adjusting for a better healing process rather than the treatment of disease makes traditional Chiropractors entirely different from other chiropractors & providers. Focusing on the healing process is what crafted traditional Chiropractic’s motto:

“Health by choice, not by chance.”

With the focus on health rather than disease, traditional Chiropractic is the leader in perinatal & pediatric care. Generations of families have chosen traditional Chiropractic & many more are adopting traditional chiropractors as their primary care doctor, daily.

The doctors & staff at LIV Chiropractic are excited to bring perinatal & pediatric traditional Chiropractic to the City of Edina. We come into a world where children are suffering & we know that a healthy pregnancy & birthing process leads to healthier children, adolescents & adults.

As you wonder what the next step is for you, call us or follow us on Facebook to keep up with our latest events & opportunities to see if traditional Chiropractic at LIV Chiropractic is for you & your family.

What Does Stress Look Like?

What does stress look like?

Interesting question, right? Stress can be divided into three main categories; thoughts, traumas & toxins.

The human body is always adapting to stress & attempting to maintain some sort of balance within the system.  What happens is stressors (thoughts, traumas or toxins) cause our body to work a little bit harder to adapt, so we can regain balance.

Doesn't it make sense that my body will have to go through a healing process to adapt to a stressor so it can re-balance?

So what happens if my body is healing from stress & I get another stressor before it adapts to the first one? The stressors compound & the body begins to fall behind — away from balance.

When we get in a car accident (trauma) it can take our body years to regain it's balance. 

What's really important is when we get in a car accident & immediately start thinking (thoughts) about all the things we have to do like calling the police & the insurance company & our family & our doctor; we start compounding stress.

Our body falls behind. We think ourselves away from healing with all the stress a car accident causes, both physically & mentally. Does that make sense?

When our body falls behind due to stressors & cannot regain balance, we call that a subluxated state.

Certain chiropractors, check for subluxated states & make corrective adjustments in order to allow the body to regain balance.

I cannot explain chiropractic any simpler & I cannot stress enough that chiropractic does not deal with pain as much as it deals with an unbalanced system that has fell behind adapting to pain.

Make sense?

What does chiropractic have to do with ADD/ADHD?

What does chiropractic have to do with ADD/ADHD?

The human body is governed by the nervous system.  The nervous system accumulates stress over time & leads to a decrease in it's overall efficiency. An inefficient nervous system uses energy poorly & will result in periods of high energy, followed by periods of low energy. This condition, in chiropractic is called a subluxated state.

In a subluxated state, the system is all over the place & stressed — it is not focused on healing.  This leads to a compromised immune system.  A compromised immune system will ultimately lead to many health issues.  This is why when we deal with a lot of stress, we often notice sickness comes soon after.  

Our sickness was much less a result of ingesting bacteria than it is from a stressed, compromised immune system.

Thankfully we are able to test the integrity of your system with state-of-the-art scanning technology. Contact your Edina Chiropractor's at LIV Chiropractic to see if your child's nervous system is stressed, leading to a compromised immune system today!

Call us at 952-255-6136 

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