Musculoskeletal conditions account for a staggering 15-20% of every health care dollar spent in America. These localized conditions include knee, hip, spine, shoulder, elbow, neck, and wrist. The problem with musculoskeletal conditions is that the root cause is rarely identified. Thus, physical therapy and chiropractic care is often ineffective and opioid treatment does not treat or alleviate chronic pain—often creating dependency problems instead. Even more disturbing is the fact that between a third and one half of all orthopedic and spine surgeries are unnecessary or ineffective.
The Heritage Solution
We understand that chronic joint pain is not a condition, but rather, it is often a symptom. It is a symptom to a larger issue that can stem from one of the following:
Once a precise diagnosis is reached, an effective treatment can be applied to solve the problem and prevent recurrence. This not only resolves the pain; it reduces costs as well.
The Heritage Benefit:
By identifying the root cause and finding the right application to address the issue, employers can reduce musculoskeletal expenses up to 30%, saving 3-5% on total health care expenses.