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Research Documents Majority of Americans Have Positive

Opinion of Chiropractic Care, Reports F4CP



HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – July 06, 2016 – According to research, an estimated eighty-three percent of chiropractic patients are satisfied or very satisfied with the care provided by their doctor of chiropractic (DC).  Experts at the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), the voice of the chiropractic profession, validate that the evidence-based chiropractic approach is documented to yield improved clinical outcomes, high levels of patient satisfaction and reduced costs.  

Patient utilization of chiropractic care continues to increase in the U.S. – largely the result of the effectiveness of chiropractic care and high patient satisfaction levels,” states Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president, F4CP. “In fact, the level of comfort and confidence expressed with the services provided by a DC improves with greater awareness to the conservative and non-pharmaceutical care provided by a doctor of chiropractic.”

Patient satisfaction with chiropractic care is well-documented. A BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders study on upper cervical chiropractic care for neck pain, headaches, mid-back, and low back pain concludes that 9.1 out of 10 patients indicate a very high level of patient satisfaction. In another study of North Carolina patients seeking treatment for acute low back pain from various health care professionals (primary care physicians, chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, etc.) researchers found that those who visited a chiropractor had a higher degree of satisfaction in the care they received.

In comparison to medical patients, additional research validates chiropractic patients are more satisfied with their health care after just four weeks. Furthermore, 56 percent of patients who saw a chiropractor reported that their low-back pain was better or much better, whereas a significant number of medical patients reported their low-back pain was worse or much worse. Additionally, research notes that more than half of U.S. adults articulate positive opinions about doctors of chiropractic (DC) and consider them to be effective at managing neck and back pain.  

The high level of patient satisfaction linked to chiropractic care confirms why Americans communicate confidence in the care provided by a DC,” continues Dr. McAllister. “Despite this growth, many adults have never been to a DC to schedule a consultation and become one step closer to receiving the safe and effective care that they deserve.”

Doctors of chiropractic – who receive a minimum of seven years of higher level education – are primary care professionals for spinal health and well-being, and specialize in drug-free, hands-on diagnosis and management of acute and chronic neuro-musculoskeletal conditions.


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About Foundation for Chiropractic Progress    

A not-for-profit organization, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) informs and educates the general public about the value of chiropractic care. Visit or call 866-901-F4CP (3427). Social media: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestYouTube.