According to a new Gallup-Palmer report testing public assumptions about chiropractic care, 57 percent of U.S. adults are likely to visit a chiropractor if they experience back or neck pain.
The American Chiropractic Association says this first-ever nationally representative survey, commissioned by Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa, found 33.6 million Americans sought chiropractic care in 2014, compared to a previous estimates of 20.6 million in 2012.
The survey discovered that a majority of U.S. adults believe chiropractic physicians are effective at treating neck and back pain. According to the report, more than half of all U.S. adults have visited a chiropractor, and more than a quarter of them would choose chiropractic care first for back or neck pain.
Chiropractic physicians are trained in the most conservative treatment methods for neuromusculoskeletal complaints, according to said ACA President Anthony Hamm, DC. ACA is encouraged to discover that the Gallup-Palmer study found that more than half of U.S. adults have a positive attitude about the use and efficacy of chiropractic treatment. He pointed out this is especially significant as we see prescription painkiller abuse and overuse nationwide.
Find Out for Yourself
If you have never been to a chiropractor, these figures may tempt you to find out what you are missing. Chiropractors believe wellness and routine chiropractic care should be as basic to our lives as healthy diets and daily exercise. They offer the purest form of chiropractic care, providing full spinal adjustments to check for subluxations, which are misalignments of the spine. Chiropractors across the nation use the diversified technique in spinal adjustments, which is characterized by a high-velocity, low amplitude thrust.
Subluxations are misalignments of one or more vertebrae in the spine and/or joints. When the misalignment is corrected it may have far reaching effects on back, neck and sciatica pain. It may also help the patient with allergies, TMJ, arthritis, headaches and migraines. As a wellness clinic the chiropractic focus is on daily stresses, aches and pains without use of medications or surgery.
I have watched family members try this and report success. Two had lower back pain, and another senior member of the family had quite a bit of arthritis. All three chose to see a chiropractor to find the wellness that let them return to their normal activities. Two promptly took off on overdue vacations and the other lady with arthritis happily went back to her gardening.
If this drug free focus on wellness sounds just as great to you as it does to majority of the people in the U.S., make an appointment and find out more.
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