Secrets to Chiropractic Popularity & Patient Satisfaction
We all just naturally look for the best ways to improve our health and protect our bodies, and chiropractic services may be the one to check out now.
The American Chiropractic Association tells us Chiropractic is the largest, most regulated, and best recognized of the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) professions.
CAM patient surveys show that chiropractors are used more often than any other alternative provider group and patient satisfaction with chiropractic care is very high. There is steadily increasing patient use of chiropractic in the United States, which has tripled in the past two decades, according to the Annals of Internal Medicine
ACA Examples of Patient Satisfaction
Chiropractic patients were found to be more satisfied with their back care providers after four weeks of treatment than were medical patients. Also, studies showed patients were more satisfied with chiropractic care than they were with physical therapy after six weeks, according to the American Journal of Public Health.
I have seen this popularity and satisfaction played out in a whole range of people, from active thirty year olds who are out there every weekend, to seniors who are facing real challenges from arthritis, chiropractors there with the answers that kept them moving and got them back into their lives the fastest.
To find out what this could mean for you consider making an appointment now.
Visiting the Chiropractor
If this is your first visit to the chiropractor you will find the chiropractor’s overall goal will be to seek relief and restore normal activity without surgery or medications.
Your chiropractor may begin with spinal adjustments to obtain an assessment of the nervous system and to seek pain relief. Then a discussion of what is happening and a review of medical history, and daily schedules will follow. In the process the correct diagnosis and pattern of treatment with helpful steps to use at work and at home will be determined. Slowly but surely, the chiropractor seeks to help the patient maintain their everyday lives, both mentally and physically.
Often the chiropractor’s visit will trigger adjustments in schedules and lifestyles. Trimming work hours, dieting, and exercising more all became the norm. For seniors this may mean finding new ways to stay active and avoid injury. For others it may mean adding relaxation classes to drain away stress.
Whatever your current challenge, your chiropractor may be able to help, which explains why chiropractors tend to be so popular. Schedule an appointment and find out more.