How often are the overwhelming majority of Americans satisfied with anything these days? Not that often, judging by news headlines. So it’s worth noting that a study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that a whopping 83 percent of households surveyed were either “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with chiropractic care.
Among the factors putting chiropractors over the top: displaying “concern about a patient’s overall health, and the extent to which they explain the condition and the treatment.” In fact, even as the number of Americans attracted to chiropractic care for its drug-free, hands-on, and non-invasive approach to treating neuro-musculoskeletal conditions continues to grow — virtually tripling in the past two decades — evidence of patient satisfaction continues to pour in.
Nine out of 10 patients in a recent BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders study on upper cervical chiropractic care for neck pain, headaches, mid-back, and low back pain reported a “high level” of patient satisfaction. In a matchup against traditional medical providers, writers in the prestigious American Journal of Public Health concluded that “much of the satisfaction gap” they found — with doctors of chiropractic coming out on top in patients’ opinions — appeared to come down to “differences in the amount of advice and explanation” provided by each and have specialized training in treating sports-related and auto accident injuries.
“Utilization of chiropractic care continues to increase largely because of its documented effectiveness, high patient satisfaction, and lower costs,” says Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president of the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, noting that doctors of chiropractic have a minimum of seven years of higher education. So no matter who you voted for this election year, we can help make you feel better! Call us today at (970) 377-1775 to schedule a free consultation or an appointment.