Even though the United States is still considered the most powerful country in the world with the most sophisticated (and expensive) healthcare system, the sad truth is we rank below average for overall health, life expectancy and infant mortality rates when compared to many other industrialized nations. Furthermore, as our nation’s overall quality of health has been steadily deteriorating, healthcare costs have continued to rise exponentially. If that isn’t startling enough, here are a few more frightening statistics:
1.) More than 70% of adults in the US have been diagnosed with a chronic disease. More than 75% of our nation’s healthcare dollars are spent managing and medicating these diseases. This costs the US one trillion dollars annually.
2.) Several chronic health conditions can be either completely prevented or controlled with a healthy lifestyle and exercise including: cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, infertility, osteoporosis and sleep apnea
3.) Heart disease is the leading cause of death of men and women in the US. However half of all heart disease-related deaths are preventable with a healthy lifestyle.
4.) One third of all cancer-related deaths are preventable with a healthy lifestyle.
5.) 7 out of 10 Americans are on at least one prescription drug.
6.) Americans are the biggest consumers of weight loss products annually than any other country, yet we lead the world in obesity rates and unhealthy lifestyle.
7.) Back surgeries are continually on the rise but new studies show that they fail 74% of the time.
8.) Teens are now being diagnosed with spinal problems due to excessive texting.
Yes….There Is Hope.
Despite these dismal statistics there is hope, but it requires action on all of our parts. At Aspen Wellness Center our patients know that the only way to truly cut rising healthcare costs is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They understand that maintaining a regular routine of chiropractic care, acupuncture, medical massage, nutritional and exercise counseling not only pays for itself in the long run but it helps them be able to nourish their bodies, reduce their stress levels and function at a higher capacity than most.
We offer affordable, gentle and cost-effective treatment that can be found only at your local Fort Collins chiropractor. Don’t settle for living in pain or managing side effects of a chronic lifestyle disease through medications. Call today to see how Dr. Mike Kleker can help you feel your best at any age.