Originally Posted by jjew18
Maybe not in a universal healthcare system. Hence the first exam for $75 with free xrays the OP mentioned, to get you in the door.
There's a lot of issues with the Chiro profession as far as HC goes. Its a doctrate program, so you pay that in tuition. Insurance companies are across the board as far as reimbursment goes, theres a lot of lack of general knowledge of Chiro as well and medicare does not cover it. So they gotta "sell" it to make money, but its also not a 1 and done thing either. If you're sitting for long periods of time, your spine will get out of alignment. Same if you're overweight, or doing manual labor. Bones get moved around, nerves, muscles, soft tissues all get affected. Generally though, if you eat healthy, get adjusted, keep a good weight, you will see a vast improvement as far as general health goes.
As far as the OP goes....I think it would be safe to start with the most minimal invasive procedure then go from there. Back surgery sucks. Either a Chiro or MD will want your money and will charge whatever they can to get the most out of insurance these days. Going to a back specialists and getting an MRI will be the most $$$ route.