What is Spinal Chiropractic Therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Generic name: Chiropractic Therapy

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 11 11
Fibromyalgia 10 6
General health 8 9
Back pain 7 6
Pain in upper back 6 3
Headaches 3 7

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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 3
Moderate 0
Mild 8
None 15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Spinal Chiropractic Therapy

Side effect Patients
Pain in lower back 2
Arthritis pain 1
Back pain 1
Headaches 1
Muscle pain 1
Nausea 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Spinal Chiropractic Therapy

Dosage Patients
20 min weekly 2
60 min weekly 2
4 min weekly 1
30 min monthly 1
10 min weekly 1
120 min monthly 1
90 min weekly 1
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Spinal Chiropractic Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 6
Expense 5
Other 4
Side effects too severe 4
Course of treatment ended 3
Doctor's advice 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently going to Spinal Chiropractic Therapy

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

Stopped going to Spinal Chiropractic Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 15
Usually 9
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 4
$50-99 3
$25-49 5
< $25 5
Not specified 9
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4 patient evaluations for Spinal Chiropractic Therapy

Feb 4, 2012 (Started Feb 02, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle tension)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for back pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for lower back pain on waking)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Just began this treatment so hard to rate it here. I did get a scan of the nerves in my back and the lower back & neck have severe to moderate issues with a "loss" of nerve "connectivity" is the best I can describe it. Being sent for Xrays to see if there's anything that they can show as to why this is happening. Updated: I re-evaluated this treatment after I had a few days to see how the cold lotion or gel he used. It seemed to help a lot and let me get some sleep. Will continue to evaluate as appointments take place.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 31, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for I have scoliosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in upper back)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for arthritis pain in hip)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 27, 2009 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for I have scoliosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in upper back)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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