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 271 120
Fibromyalgia 151 65
General health 125 57
Back pain 45 23
Pain in lower back 43 28
Neck pain 41 24

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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 23
Mild 62
None 184

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chiropractic

Side effect Patients
Pain 16
Neck pain 6
Headaches 5
Muscle and joint pain 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 12
30 min weekly 12
60 min weekly 7
15 min weekly 6
20 min weekly 6
20 min monthly 5
15 min monthly 4
40 min monthly 4
60 min monthly 4
10 min weekly 3

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Why patients stopped taking Chiropractic

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Reason Patients
Expense 93
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
See all 199 patients who’ve stopped going to Chiropractic

Duration

Currently going to Chiropractic

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 26
5 - 10 years 20
10 years or more 24

Stopped going to Chiropractic

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 18
1 - 6 months 55
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 161
Usually 87
Sometimes 27
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 26
Somewhat hard to take 62
A little hard to take 86
Not at all hard to take 108
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 48
$100-199 49
$50-99 44
$25-49 38
< $25 33
Not specified 70
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37 patient evaluations for Chiropractic

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kristinlukow
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kristinlukow
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See kristinlukow's full Chiropractic history

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
ITalkToTheWind
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ITalkToTheWind
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: None
25 F
Function: High
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:M43y
CFS:10y Dx
FM:10y Dx
I am: b
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
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