The message would seem to be crystal clear, but only recently the medical industry began accepting Chiropractic care as a worthwhile and cost-effective treatment for neck and low back pain. If you haven’t been to a Chiropractor, it’s definitely time that you started.
At Chiropractic and Beyond, we offer a quality care that comes from your trusted Doctor of Chiropractic.
COSTS AT A GLANCE
Disc Surgery cost:
For patients not covered by health insurance, herniated disc surgery can cost between $20,000 and $50,000 or more, including the surgeon's fee, anesthesiologist, and facility fee. A minimally invasive outpatient microdiscectomy would typically fall on the lower end, while an inpatient open discectomy with a hospital stay would fall on the higher end.
Herniated disc surgery typically is covered by health insurance if ordered by a doctor. According to eSpine.com, the website of a Los Angeles-based surgeon, most insurance plans will cover a spinal surgery. Medicare generally covers herniated disc surgery.
For patients covered by insurance, assuming the deductible has been met, typical out-of-pocket costs would consist of coinsurance of between 10 and 40 percent of the procedure, for a total of $2,000 or more, up to the yearly out-of-pocket maximum.
Lumbar Fusion cost:
$150,000-$200,000 for surgery costs and 3 day stay in the hospital.
Symptom relief, Low back and neck pain = Very low
Spinal restoration = Very low
Grand Total = Reasonable