The Most Common Chiropractic Statistics

Chiropractic Statistics:

The demand for conservative care and natural healing is on the rise in America.  Patients are starting to learn more about the long term negative effects of drugs and surgery and they're starting to focus more on conservative treatments first.  Hopefully, this will continue to rise and need for addicting narcotic drugs will decrease.

- 31 million Americans experience back pain at any given time

- 80% of people will experience back pain at some time in their life

- Manipulation is gaining widespread attention due to growing emphasis on treatment and the cost effectiveness of chiropractic care

- Americans spend 50 billion dollars on back pain each year

- Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.  It is the second most common reason to visit to a doctor out numbering respiratory infections

- One half of all working Americans admit to having back pain during the year

- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics chiropractors help 49,100 jobs in 2008

- Projections from the National Employment Matrix predict a 20% increase in jobs until 2018

- Approximately 44% of chiropractors are self-employed

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