With the New Year approaching, it is common for everyone to run around making last minute gift purchases, collecting receipts and documents in preparation for tax season and the popular New Year’s resolutions that of course includes weight loss, money, and even new ways of thinking.
But, how many of us prioritize medical care? Is medical care even on our “To Do” list?
There’s a popular debate about whether Yearly Wellness Checkups are necessary. And, if you’re fortunate to have a good health condition and thus, live a healthy lifestyle that might be true to you. However, taking preventative action on time can avoid many complications later and might even save your life.
Per the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), yearly checkups can find problems even before they start, and can increase the chances of curing or treating most conditions in the early stages. More information here.
One of the leading health and economic issues most Americans face these days is joint pain. Lower back pain being the most common. Many factors can lead to these types of conditions, and many of them are preventable and treatable. Factors such as sleeping position, regular day-to-day posture, inadequate office chairs, and driving posture can contribute or even generate lower back pain and other types of joint/muscular pain that can make your daily life uncomfortable. Putting off back pain or any other kind of pain with NSAIDs, muscle relaxers, and pain killers can lead to major damage later.
Dr. Christopher Brill, founder of Therapeutic Solutions LLC and 4-time winner of the Daily Press Chiropractor Award.
Dr. Christopher Brill, not only helps relieve your pain, but also diagnose the underlying cause of that pain, focusing on long-term results that have successfully helped patients live without back pain, neck pain, and even headaches.
So, why not place chiropractic care on the top of your “To-Do” list before 2016 is over?
The good news is that you still have time to tackle this and take advantage of your health insurances benefits. Deductibles on most policies usually reset on January 1st, and many insurances will cover a large portion of your chiropractic visit if you have met your deductible for the year and many even offer low co-pays for your visit.
Plus, if you’re an owner of an HSA account (Health Savings Account), you’ve now had one whole year of collection of tax-free funds that can be used to pay for chiropractic visits and other qualifying medical expenses. But, what exactly is an HSA? In summary, it is a way to save for health expenses, tax-free. Yes! You read that right. Zero taxes. An HSA account is usually linked to a health insurance policy with a deductible, and you get to choose the amount you want to contribute to it on a yearly basis. Most employers will usually do a contribution match-up (they will contribute the same amount you do, similar to a 401k). HSA funds may currently be used to pay for qualified medical expenses at any time without federal tax liability or penalty.