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
Pain 241 69
Fibromyalgia 144 50
General health 114 37
Pain in lower back 41 17
Neck pain 37 12
Back pain 35 11

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Chiropractic"

Severe
9
Moderate
17
Mild
40
None
131

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

Pain 13
Headaches 5
Neck pain 5
Back pain 4
Muscle and joint pain 4
Muscle pain 4

Show all 29 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Chiropractic)
Dosage Patients
30 min weekly 48
60 min weekly 39
30 min monthly 36
15 min weekly 31
90 min weekly 26
15 min monthly 22
20 min monthly 22
20 min weekly 22
60 min monthly 21
45 min weekly 21

Dosages based on patients currently going to Chiropractic.

Why Patients Stopped Going to Chiropractic (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Expense 89
Other 59
Did not seem to work 54
Course of treatment ended 25
Side effects too severe 19
Change in health plan coverage 17
Doctor's advice 8
Personal research 4
Not indicated 1
See all 195 patients who’ve stopped going to Chiropractic

Duration

Currently Going to Chiropractic
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 2
3-6 months 3
6 months-1 year 11
1-2 years 13
2 years or more 87
Stopped Going to Chiropractic
Duration Patients
0-1 month 12
1-3 months 34
3-6 months 20
6 months-1 year 34
1-2 years 21
2 years or more 63
Adherence
Always
104 53%
Usually
68 35%
Sometimes
19 10%
Never
6 3%
Burden
Very
17 9%
Somewhat
46 23%
A little
61 31%
Not at all
73 37%
Cost per month
$200+
35 24%
$100-199
35 24%
$50-99
25 17%
$25-49
26 18%
24 17%
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36 patient evaluations for Chiropractic

ITalkToTheWind
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ITalkToTheWind
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 2
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Moderate
23 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vg
I have:
Borderline Personality

See ITalkToTheWind's full Chiropractic history

May 14, 2015 (Started Jan 27, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Neck pain: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Back pain: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Little
Stickman: all
Description:M41y
CFS:8y Dx
FM:8y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

See Echo Mountain's full Chiropractic history

May 5, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Degenerative Disc Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
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: 40
Condition: Herniated Disc 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
I am: b
I have:
Herniated Disc

See SeanLiam's full Chiropractic history

Aug 19, 2014 (Started Jun 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Back pain: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Choose your chiro carefully
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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