What is Chiropractic Therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

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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 285 139
Fibromyalgia 160 76
General health 130 70
Back pain 50 28
Pain in lower back 49 37
Neck pain 47 38

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 13
Moderate 25
Mild 71
None 216

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
Muscle pain 5
Soreness 5

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Chiropractic Therapy

Dosage Patients
30 min monthly 11
30 min weekly 10
20 min weekly 9
15 min monthly 8
60 min weekly 8
20 min monthly 5
10 min weekly 5
15 min weekly 5
monthly 5
60 min monthly 4

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Why patients stopped taking Chiropractic Therapy

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Reason Patients
Expense 97
Other 62
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 1
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 26
5 - 10 years 24
10 years or more 32

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 36
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 25
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 177
Usually 106
Sometimes 33
Never taken as prescribed 9
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 29
Somewhat hard to take 71
A little hard to take 96
Not at all hard to take 129
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 50
$100-199 58
$50-99 48
$25-49 44
< $25 42
Not specified 83
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38 patient evaluations for Chiropractic Therapy

Jul 28, 2017 (Started Jan 18, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: She is now coming every Monday since March 15th 2017
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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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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:

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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