With all of the discussion on health care, it’s important to look at different options and determine what is cost effective and safest for the patient.

A new study about chiropractic care states that “89 percent of the Wellmark members treated in the pilot reported a greater than 30 percent improvement in 30 days. In addition, Wellmark claims data for members who received care from chiropractors or physical therapists was compared with data for a member population with similar demographics (including health) who did not receive such services. The comparison showed that those who received chiropractic or physical therapy care were less likely to have surgery and experienced lower total health care costs.”

Not too shabby considering Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield looked at 5,500 members over a year with this study.