Chiropractic Treatment of Back Pain: Facts & Statistics
While chiropractors treat more than back pain, a lot of patients do visit a chiropractor for just that—relief from back pain or neck pain. Of course, that's what we're most interested in here at SpineUniverse, so we've put together a few facts and statistics about chiropractic care and back pain.
Chiropractic Treatment of Back Pain Facts
- More than 35% of chiropractic patients are receiving care for upper or low back pain.1
- About 20% of chiropractic patients are receiving treatment for neck pain.1
- People often go to chiropractors to receive treatment for back pain, neck pain, headaches, car accidents, repetitive motion injuries or strains, and sports injuries.1
- You can visit a chiropractor if you have rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis (or another type of arthritis).1
- Treatments provided by chiropractors include spinal manipulation (chiropractic adjustment), massage, diet and nutritional counseling, and weight loss help.2
- Chiropractic adjustment is an effective treatment that's performed around 1 million times every business day in the United States.3
- Your chiropractor can be your primary health care provider.3
- Chiropractors will not prescribe medications as part of your treatment plan.4
- Your chiropractor should be licensed by the state.4
If you're interested in seeing a chiropractor for your back pain or neck pain, ask around for a referral. Your doctor may be able to provide one; your friends and family are also excellent resources.