What is Chiropractic Therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

Most popular types: Spinal Chiropractic Therapy Gentle Chiropractic Therapy Upper Cervical Chiropractic Therapy Show all

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Chiropractic Therapy 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 Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 281 133
Fibromyalgia 156 73
General health 128 65
Back pain 48 27
Pain in lower back 48 33
Neck pain 45 30

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 13
Moderate 25
Mild 69
None 206

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chiropractic Therapy

Side effect Patients
Pain 16
Headaches 6
Muscle and joint pain 6
Neck pain 6
Soreness 5
Back pain 4

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Chiropractic Therapy

Dosage Patients
20 min weekly 12
30 min monthly 10
15 min monthly 8
60 min weekly 8
30 min weekly 7
20 min monthly 6
40 min monthly 6
15 min weekly 6
60 min monthly 5
90 min weekly 5

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Why patients stopped taking Chiropractic Therapy

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Reason Patients
Expense 97
Other 61
Did not seem to work 59
Course of treatment ended 29
Side effects too severe 21
Change in health plan coverage 17
Doctor's advice 10
Personal research 5
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Duration

Currently going to Chiropractic Therapy

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 28
5 - 10 years 25
10 years or more 29

Stopped going to Chiropractic Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 18
1 - 6 months 56
6 months - 1 year 38
1 - 2 years 29
2 - 5 years 35
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 26
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 174
Usually 99
Sometimes 31
Never taken as prescribed 9
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 27
Somewhat hard to take 69
A little hard to take 94
Not at all hard to take 123
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 51
$100-199 53
$50-99 48
$25-49 43
< $25 39
Not specified 79
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39 patient evaluations for Chiropractic Therapy

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jbphotonut
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jbphotonut
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See jbphotonut's full Chiropractic Therapy history

Apr 22, 2017 (Started Jul 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage:

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kristinlukow
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kristinlukow
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Mar 27, 2017 (Started Mar 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Nov 2, 2016 (Started Mar 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Chiropractic care keeps the energy flowing within the body. It's the best.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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KipWong
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KipWong
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Feb 28, 2017 (Started Jan 18, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: My Chiropractor comes to my house 2 times a week. The adjustments helps with my neck which sometimes hurts from weak neck muscles. I think it's helps my breathing, by having a straight spine. I always feel better afterwards, need to wear my Bi-pap during adjustments. I am stronger after the adjustments also.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Nov 14, 2016 (Started Jan 18, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: My Chiropractor comes to my house 2 times a week. The adjustments helps with my neck which sometimes hurts from weak neck muscles. I think it's helps my breathing, by having a straight spine. I always feel better afterwards, need to wear my Bi-pap during adjustments.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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