What is Chiropractic?

Category: Physical Therapy

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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 Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 264 116
Fibromyalgia 150 64
General health 120 52
Back pain 44 22
Pain in lower back 42 27
Neck pain 38 22

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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 60
None 176

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chiropractic

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

Show all 43 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Chiropractic

Dosage Patients
30 min monthly 11
30 min weekly 10
60 min weekly 10
20 min monthly 7
15 min weekly 6
20 min weekly 6
15 min monthly 5
40 min monthly 5
90 min weekly 5
10 min monthly 4

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Why patients stopped taking Chiropractic

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 94
Other 58
Did not seem to work 56
Course of treatment ended 26
Side effects too severe 21
Change in health plan coverage 16
Doctor's advice 9
Personal research 5
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Duration

Currently going to Chiropractic

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 28
5 - 10 years 25
10 years or more 27

Stopped going to Chiropractic

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 18
1 - 6 months 56
6 months - 1 year 37
1 - 2 years 27
2 - 5 years 33
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 23
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 153
Usually 88
Sometimes 27
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 25
Somewhat hard to take 63
A little hard to take 80
Not at all hard to take 106
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 46
$100-199 50
$50-99 41
$25-49 36
< $25 31
Not specified 70
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36 patient evaluations for Chiropractic

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ITalkToTheWind
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ITalkToTheWind
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
25 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: vg
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: 2 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:M43y
CFS:10y Dx
FM:10y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
ME/CFS

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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

  • 1 helpful mark
SeanLiam
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SeanLiam
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 42
Condition: Herniated Disc 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
I am: g
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
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