The popularity of chiropractic is at an all-time high, 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives.
Back symptoms are the most common cause of disability for individuals under the age of 45.
20% of all American military medical discharges are due to low back pain.
More than 20 million Americans will seek chiropractic care this year.
Chiropractic has been around for more than 100 years.
Today there are approximately 50,000 chiropractors in the United States; 10,000 in Japan; 5,000 in Canada; 2,500 in Australia; 1,000 in the U.K.; and, 100-500 in each of: Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, New Zealand, South Africa, The Netherlands.
In the western world 85% of people will be disabled by back pain at some point in their lives. Spine 12(3):264-268.
1992 costs associated with low back pain in the U.S. were estimated to be $60 billion. The Manga Report - 1993.
Nearly 30% of the U.S. population aged 18 and older have used chiropractic. The Gallup Organization - 1991.
WCB studies indicate a 45-55% saving in overall costs when treatments are provided by a chiropractors instead of a medical doctors. California, 1972 - Wisconsin, 1978 - Florida, 1988 - Utah, 1991 - State of Victoria, Australia, 1992.
9 out of 10 chiropractic users feel their treatment is effective. The Gallup Organization - 1991.
58% of those using chiropractic considered it an essential part of their heath insurance package. The Gallup Organization - 1991.
"Chiropractic patients were 3 times more satisfied with their care than patients of family practice physicians." Western Journal of Medicine - 1989.
"Chiropractors are now accepted as a legitimate healing profession by the public and by an increasing number of physicians." The Manga Report - 1993.
"Chiropractic is a growing component of the health care sector, and it is widely used by the population." The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, and Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, January 1992.
94% of all spinal manipulations are performed by chiropractors. RAND Corporation.