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 292 144
Fibromyalgia 163 80
General health 132 71
Back pain 53 29
Pain in lower back 51 39
Neck pain 48 40

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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
14
Moderate
25
Mild
73
None
221

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 12
weekly 11
60 min weekly 10
monthly 9
15 min monthly 7
20 min weekly 7
30 min weekly 6
15 min weekly 5
20 min monthly 4
40 min monthly 3

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Why patients stopped taking Chiropractic Therapy

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Reason Patients
Expense 98
Other 62
Did not seem to work 59
Course of treatment ended 29
Side effects too severe 22
Change in health plan coverage 18
Doctor's advice 11
Personal research 5
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Duration

Currently going to Chiropractic Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 31
5 - 10 years 29
10 years or more 37

Stopped going to Chiropractic Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 20
1 - 6 months 57
6 months - 1 year 36
1 - 2 years 29
2 - 5 years 37
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 25
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 178
Usually 109
Sometimes 36
Never taken as prescribed 10
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 29
Somewhat hard to take 75
A little hard to take 101
Not at all hard to take 128
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 50
$100-199 59
$50-99 52
$25-49 46
< $25 42
Not specified 84
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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:

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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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