What is Chiropractic?

Category: Physical Therapy

Most Popular Types: Spinal Chiropractic, Gentle Chiropractics, Activator Method, (Show all)

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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

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Chiropractic

Severe
11
Moderate
22
Mild
42
None
136

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Chiropractic

Patients
16
Patients
6
Patients
5
Patients
5
Patients
5
Patients
5

Show all 35 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Chiropractic)
Dosage
30 min weekly
Patients
48
Dosage
30 min monthly
Patients
40
Dosage
60 min weekly
Patients
36
Dosage
15 min weekly
Patients
33
Dosage
90 min weekly
Patients
29
Dosage
15 min monthly
Patients
24
Dosage
20 min weekly
Patients
24
Dosage
20 min monthly
Patients
23
Dosage
60 min monthly
Patients
22
Dosage
45 min weekly
Patients
21

Dosages based on patients currently going to Chiropractic.

Why Patients Stopped Going to Chiropractic (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Expense
Patients
91
Reason
Other
Patients
58
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
55
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
25
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
19
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
17
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
9
Reason
Personal research
Patients
4
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
1
See all 198 patients who’ve stopped going to Chiropractic

Duration

Currently Going to Chiropractic
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
1
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
6
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
13
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
111
Stopped Going to Chiropractic
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
12
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
35
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
20
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
35
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
23
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
62

Adherence


Always
Patients
114
54%
Usually
Patients
71
34%
Sometimes
Patients
20
9%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
6
3%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
19
9%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
51
24%
A little hard to take
Patients
63
30%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
78
37%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
36
17%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
38
18%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
26
12%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
29
14%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
27
13%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
55
26%
Last updated:

36 patient evaluations for Chiropractic

ITalkToTheWind
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ITalkToTheWind
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
24 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Borderline Personality

See ITalkToTheWind's full Chiropractic history

May 14, 2015 (Started Jan 27, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Back pain)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 min Monthly
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Echo Mountain
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Echo Mountain
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:M42y
CFS:9y Dx
FM:9y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

See Echo Mountain's full Chiropractic history

May 5, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Degenerative Disc Disease)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Presently my chiropractor is doing very specialized work as a part of my adjustments. While she does adjust my vertebrae, she also makes cerebro-sacral adjustments and cranial adjustments where, surprisingly, she gets the most results. Her work is amazing and I feel a real improvement afterward!
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
SeanLiam
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SeanLiam
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 41
Condition: Herniated Disc 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
I am: n
I have:
Herniated Disc

See SeanLiam's full Chiropractic history

Aug 19, 2014 (Started Jun 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Back pain)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Choose your chiro carefully
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
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