What is Chiropractic?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Generic Name: Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a complementary and alternative health care profession which focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, their effects on the nervous system and general health.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 223 65
Fibromyalgia 132 46
General health 106 34
Pain in lower back 42 17
Headaches 33 12
Back pain 31 5

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Chiropractic)
Dosage Patients
30 min weekly 46
60 min weekly 32
30 min monthly 31
15 min weekly 31
15 min monthly 24
20 min monthly 23
90 min weekly 22
45 min weekly 21
60 min monthly 20
20 min weekly 20
Why Patients Stopped Going to Chiropractic (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Expense 85
Other 52
Did not seem to work 51
Course of treatment ended 21
Side effects too severe 20
Change in health plan coverage 17
Doctor's advice 9
Personal research 4
Not indicated 1
See all 181 patients who’ve stopped going to Chiropractic

Duration

Currently Going to Chiropractic
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 3
3-6 months 4
6 months-1 year 9
1-2 years 12
2 years or more 97
Stopped Going to Chiropractic
Duration Patients
0-1 month 11
1-3 months 33
3-6 months 19
6 months-1 year 32
1-2 years 19
2 years or more 61
Adherence
Always
95 53%
Usually
61 34%
Sometimes
16 9%
Never
6 3%
Burden
Very
16 9%
Somewhat
42 24%
A little
54 30%
Not at all
66 37%
Cost
$200+
31 23%
$100-199
32 24%
$50-99
22 17%
$25-49
24 18%
< $25
24 18%
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33 patient evaluations for Chiropractic

ChloeMS
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ChloeMS
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Some
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: some
Description:F59y
CFS:16y Dx
FM:16y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

See ChloeMS's full Chiropractic history

Nov 9, 2013 (Started Jul 11, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Car Accident: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 10 min Weekly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jul 19, 2013 (Started Jul 11, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Car Accident: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: This chiropractor does not use manipulation but a tool that uses a very short push on individual vertebrae to realign them. I did not know of this new procedure before visiting the office and had prepared myself for the twisting, pulling and snapping that seemed to make me worse than better. I had intended on asking for a massage to work out shoulder muscle tension but my first visit consisted of two snaps from his tool to correct a length difference between legs. After the snaps, my legs were equal in length and when I got off the table I felt remarkably better. By the time I got home, the pain and tightness in my shoulder muscles in my back had remarkably been relieved of the tension. I have had two additional visits each only taking the time to find the vertebra, click his hammer tool and get off the table. Each time, my legs length difference has been shorter coming in the office with the hammer tool fixing the problem. While I have fatigue to contend with, I no longer have the low back and shoulder pain that seemed to immobilize me. Only Tim will tell if I get the sharp pain in my low back that seems to set everything back in motion on a very painful, downhill, slide. (This entry not spell-checked.)
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jul 17, 2013 (Started Jul 11, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Car Accident: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 min Weekly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jul 15, 2013 (Started Jul 11, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Car Accident: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 min Weekly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jul 11, 2013 (Started Jul 11, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Car Accident: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 min Weekly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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missgriffith85
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missgriffith85
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: None
Stiffness: Little
function: Some
external_stress: All
Stickman: some
Description:F29y
FM:4y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See missgriffith85's full Chiropractic history

May 31, 2013 (Started Mar 01, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 10 min Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly

Apr 10, 2013 (Started Mar 01, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 min Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Dawn Angel
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Dawn Angel
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

See Dawn Angel's full Chiropractic history

Dec 20, 2012 (Started Oct 01, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve communication: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I still think this is a useful therapy for improved brain-body communication and plan to resume it later in 2013.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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