I was happy to see the results of the recent Gallup Chiropractic Report. Adults in the USA continue to lean toward chiropractic care for common neck and back pain.
Safe, natural, effective – spinal adjustments with licensed chiropractors – it works.
Every day people come in to the office looking for pain relief, and in nearly every case, they walk out feeling better.
Chiropractic adjustments work with the body, without the risks of OTC and worse, prescription drugs.
This trend has been gathering strength for decades now; I’ve been watching it since the early 70’s.
Dr. Martin McIntosh
From Palmer College:
Gallup – Palmer College of Chiropractic Annual Report
This Gallup Chiropractic Report was released October 3, 2017.
Palmer College annual survey reveals most Americans want alternatives to medication for relieving pain
The 2017 Gallup – Palmer College of Chiropractic Annual Report:
Americans’ Views of Prescription Pain Medication and Chiropractic Care
Gallup brings the voice of the American public into the debate about the U.S. opioid epidemic and pain relief.
Key findings from the full Gallup chiropractic report, released today, reveal that 78 percent of U.S. adults prefer to try other ways to address their physical pain before they take pain medication prescribed by a doctor. In addition, 81 percent think chiropractic can help with back and neck pain.
A majority of Americans prefer to try other ways to address their pain before taking pain medication.
- 22 percent of U.S. adults prefer to take pain medication prescribed by a doctor to treat their physical pain.
- 78 percent prefer to try other ways to address their physical pain before they take pain medication prescribed by a doctor.
- 27 percent of U.S. adults have seen a health – care professional for significant neck or back pain in the last 12 months. Of those adults, more than half (54 percent) have had an ongoing problem with neck or back pain for five years or more.
A majority of Americans think chiropractic care can help with back, neck and joint pain as well as headaches.
- 57 percent think chiropractic can help with headaches.
- 67 percent believe it can help with large joint pain (shoulders, knees, etc.)
- 81 percent think it can help with back and neck pain.
A majority of U.S. adults have positive views of chiropractors.
- 63 percent agree most chiropractors have their patient’s best interest in mind.
- 52 percent agree most chiropractors are trustworthy.
Chiropractic patients and non – users favor collaboration on care.
- 68 percent said they would be more likely to go to a chiropractor if they knew their chiropractor would work closely with their other doctors to collaborate on care
Additional information about the report is available on the Palmer College of Chiropractic website – Gallup Chiropractic Report.
Contact: Lori Leipold, public relations manager, Palmer College of Chiropractic; 563-884-5726;