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Sherry McAllister, executive vice president, F4CP, says, “This is further validation of the growing utilization of chiropractic care nationwide, and reaffirms our commitment to providing Americans with drug-free pain management options. Chiropractic care provides a safe, first-line approach to manage spine and joint-related pain before opioids.”
Based on an analysis of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), the principal and reliable source of comprehensive health care, the lifetime and 12-month prevalence of chiropractic use were 24.0 percent and 8.4 percent, respectively.
There is a growing trend of chiropractic use among U.S. adults from 2002 to 2012.
Back pain (63 percent) and neck pain (30.2 percent) were the most prevalent health problems for chiropractic consultations.
The majority of users reported chiropractic helping a great deal with their health problem and improving overall health or well-being.
Reasons to use chiropractic included:
For general wellness or general disease prevention (43.3 percent)
To improve energy (16.3 percent)
To improve athletic or sports performance (15.4 percent)
To improve immune function (11.4 percent)
Chiropractic users also reported changes:
Provide a sense of control over health (32.5 percent)
Help to reduce stress level or to relax (40.2 percent)
Help to sleep better (41.9 percent)
Help to feel better emotionally (27.4 percent)
Improve overall health and make you feel
better (66.9 percent)
The 2012 NHIS survey it the most recent source providing data on the use of complementary health care approaches by adults in the United States.
About Foundation for Chiropractic Progress and Foundation for Chiropractic Education
not-for-profit organization, Foundation for Chiropractic
Education (501-(C)(3)) and the Foundation for Chiropractic
Progress (501C6) provide information and education regarding the
value of chiropractic care and its role in drug-free pain
call 866-901-F4CP (3427).
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