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.

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
10
Moderate
18
Mild
40
None
132

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

Patients
14
Patients
6
Patients
5
Patients
5
Patients
4
Patients
4

Show all 30 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Chiropractic)
Dosage
30 min weekly
Patients
49
Dosage
60 min weekly
Patients
38
Dosage
30 min monthly
Patients
36
Dosage
15 min weekly
Patients
31
Dosage
90 min weekly
Patients
26
Dosage
20 min monthly
Patients
23
Dosage
20 min weekly
Patients
23
Dosage
15 min monthly
Patients
22
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
89
Reason
Other
Patients
58
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
54
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
8
Reason
Personal research
Patients
4
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
1
See all 194 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
5
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
3
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
5
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
13
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
75
Stopped Going to Chiropractic
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
12
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
34
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
20
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
34
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
21
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
62

Adherence


Always
Patients
106
53%
Usually
Patients
68
34%
Sometimes
Patients
20
10%
Never
Patients
6
3%

Burden


Very
Patients
18
9%
Somewhat
Patients
47
24%
A little
Patients
61
31%
Not at all
Patients
74
37%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
53
36%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
35
24%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
35
24%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
26
18%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
26
18%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
25
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: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Low
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)

  • 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 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Echo Mountain
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Echo Mountain
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Little
Stickman: all
Description:M42y
FM:9y Dx
CFS:9y 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: $25-49 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: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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