Well­ness Arti­cles

Chi­ro­prac­tic is Top Choice for Drug-​Free Help with Pain

In a report from the Feb. 21, 2002 PRNewswire comes a story of a national tele­phone sur­vey con­ducted by Media Gen­eral Research in Decem­ber 2001, in which it was revealed that con­sumers rely most on chi­ro­prac­tic as the num­ber one nat­ural, non-​drug choice for most pains and injuries. The sur­vey found for exam­ple, that 42 per­cent of con­sumers have expe­ri­enced back pain dur­ing the past year. The num­ber one nat­ural choice was chi­ro­prac­tic care. The study also found that of those patients who saw a chi­ro­prac­tor, 91 per­cent rated their care as “very” or “some­what” effective.

The study also showed that while sixty per­cent of con­sumers said they would go to an MD if they expe­ri­enced an injury caus­ing pain to their back or neck, about 23 per­cent said they would go to a chi­ro­prac­tor. This num­ber was more than phys­i­cal ther­a­pists at 7 per­cent, mas­sage ther­a­pists at 4 per­cent, and acupunc­tur­ists at only 1 percent.

While it is a com­mon pub­lic belief to asso­ciate chi­ro­prac­tic with back and neck pain, the sur­vey also showed another area that is becom­ing more rec­og­nized by the gen­eral pub­lic when it comes to choos­ing chi­ro­prac­tic care and that area is the care of headaches. Although using drugs is still the most com­monly used treat­ment for those who had expe­ri­enced headaches in the past year, the sec­ond most pop­u­lar choice of care for headache suf­fer­ers was chi­ro­prac­tic care.

The report also noted that in 1998, the Jour­nal of the Amer­i­can Med­ical Asso­ci­a­tion reported that chi­ro­prac­tic was the most fre­quently used drug-​free treat­ment. Addi­tion­ally the report men­tioned that Chi­ro­prac­tic has been prac­ticed in the United States for more than 100 years, and more than 3 mil­lion peo­ple visit one of the 60,000 chi­ro­prac­tors in the coun­try every year.

Ran­dom Article

The above head­line appeared in a June 24, 2005 arti­cle from the online Med­scape from WebMD. This arti­cle was based on the findings

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