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Interesting Facts and Statistics
We have searched the web and other resources to bring you some interesting facts and statistics. Don't be mislead. Could 28 million americans be wrong?
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Neck & Back Center
at Riverlakes
4550 Coffee Rd. Suite H
Bakersfield, CA 93308

Phone: 661-587-0700
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It appears that the popularity of chiropractic is at an all-time high.

  • Aproximately 28 million Americans will seek chiropractic care this year.

  • Chiropractic has been around for more than 100 years.

  • In the western world 85% of people will be disabled by back pain at some point in their lives.

  • 1992 costs associated with low back pain in the U.S. were estimated to be $60 billion.

  • Nearly 30% of the U.S. population aged 18 and older have used chiropractic.

  • WCB studies indicate a 45-55% saving in overall costs when treatments are provided by a chiropractors instead of a medical doctors.

  • 9 out of 10 chiropractic users feel their treatment is effective.

  • 58% of those using chiropractic considered it an essential part of their heath insurance package.

  • "Chiropractic patients were 3 times more satisfied with their care than patients of family practice physicians."

  • "Chiropractors are now accepted as a legitimate healing profession by the public and by an increasing number of physicians."

  • "Chiropractic is a growing component of the health care sector, and it is widely used by the population."

  • 94% of all spinal manipulations are performed by chiropractors.


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