The Chiropractic industry has continued to do analysis and research where there are records of the growth, success rates, revenue, capacity, relevant trials, data, and forecast. Below are the latest 2020 facts about the chiropractic industry.
Key Facts about Chiropractic Industry
- DC means a doctor of chiropractic.
- A doctor takes four years to complete the program and undertake an undergraduate college education program, which takes at least three years. The post-high school total number of years is seven.
- A doctor of chiropractic can go for advanced imaging studies like CT, ultrasound, and MRI, and this depends on the state, although it’s allowed in many states. Some DCS own radiography equipment.
- The main focus of DC doctors is on the overall health of their patients. The doctors trust that when a patient has somatic tissues and a malfunction spinal cord. It interferes with their neuro-musculoskeletal system, which may affect the health of the patient.
- Doctors of chiropractic believe that they can help patients avoid pharmaceutical interventions and let the body heal independently.
- The number of females in the chiropractic industry has increased between 1991 and 2019, with a percentage increase of between 13.3 and 31.8.
- Almost half the DCs have their private clinics and are self-employed.
- DC has diverse areas of interest and apart from the general chiropractic practice. They also do nutrition, pediatric, sports, and neurology, among other areas.
- The practice occurs in all 50 states and South Africa, Japan, Malaysia, and many other countries.
Patients Care and Satisfaction
Another fact is that the DCs offer satisfactory care services to the patients. According to the Chiropractic annual report, over 50% of people got competent care from the doctors for neck and back pain than other care services. Another report emerged in January 2020 where at least eight out of ten customers liked the chiropractic care, and the poll was for the amateur athletes.
Patients get various services under chiropractic care, including relief from various body pains, improved quality of life, and athletic performance. The care is offered all over the world to millions of patients. Every National Football League has several DCs who take care of the athletes for national leagues such as Baseball and Basketball teams.
Many people worldwide highly appreciate the chiropractic doctors for their ability to help relieve back and neck pain. According to them, their services are more than that. They deliver more focused and holistic services to improve their patients’ general health, wholeness, and nutrition, which improves the athlete’s performance without seeking pharmaceutical help.
Patients Musculoskeletal Analysis
- About one in two people experience musculoskeletal challenges such as arthritis, body injury, neck and back pain, and osteoporosis.
- The condition affects most people under 65 years, and the second most commonly affected are above 65 years.
- The total number of those who get interfered with a musculoskeletal disorder in their daily activities is up to 52%.
- Patients discovered that they need to move and do exercises often to improve their overall health. Staying down for long contributes to obesity and being overweight. It shows that such can lead to chronic health conditions like blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes.
- Doing regular exercises with frequent physical exercises improve spinal health in older men and women.
- Physical activity offers relief, such as low back pain in musculoskeletal patients.
- They’re about 1.4 billion adults globally who don’t engage in physical activities.
- There has been an increase in mortality rates for adults above 75 years of age, and the total worldwide is about 25,000.
- Older people can improve their muscle strength to create body balance reducing the risk of frequent falls.
Additionally, facts reveal that back pains cause high disability rates, and it’s one of the major reasons people miss work. Many people admit yearly of having back pain symptoms. The number of back pain patients who failed to go to work is large. It’s also a major factor why many people are prescribed opioids.