Chiropractic Care currently has double the occupational growth rate of all other occupations and is expected to see a 10% increase by 2031… Wow!
According to the US Bureau of Occupations, this growing demand for Doctors of Chiropractic stems from the exploding interest and need for chiropractic care in modern-day medicine.
Between the influx of interest in the practice of chiropractic care and the growing body of data that supports the benefits of chiropractic, individuals are far more open to choosing chiropractic care as their method of healthcare for specific issues. The efficacy of the tools and techniques used by today’s chiropractors is a significant reason why these patients, who would normally seek physical therapy only, are now seeking and placing their trust in chiropractic care.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has collected some interesting data on certain demographics who search for chiropractic care nearby.
The ACA found that older adults who want to lead a more active lifestyle seek chiropractic care to minimize their chances or slow their progression of neuromusculoskeletal and joint problems. Younger patients who suffer from sports injuries or developmental issues, like scoliosis, are now seeking chiropractic care to avoid future injury, surgery, and opioid use.
If minimizing the use of prescriptions is of interest to patients, chiropractic care is regarded as a great choice of treatment. Oxford Academic shared an article published by Pain Medicine, concluding that chiropractic care patients are 64% less likely to be prescribed opioids than patients who are not utilizing chiropractic care (Corcoran et al., 2019, Pain Medicine).
The effectiveness chiropractic care has on chronic pain management, stress, and improving overall well-being continues to speak volumes. So much so, that many healthcare systems are quickly moving towards using chiropractic care as their recommended treatments for patients.
“Prevention-Focused Care: The Potential Role of Chiropractors in Hong Kong’s Primary Healthcare Transformation”, an article published by Cureus in 2023, explains how 90% of patients who had tried chiropractic care to control their chronic pain, migraines, and overall discomfort reported their symptoms had effectively diminished long-term after chiropractic care, as opposed to the other alternative forms of treatment they tried.
Chiropractic care is becoming the “go-to” treatment for financial reasons, as well. These authors compared chiropractic’s financial and operational effects on practices and the healthcare system in general, concluding, “the integration of chiropractors into prevention-focused healthcare systems increases access to conservative and lifestyle-oriented care, eases the burden on doctors, and achieves good patient outcomes at lower costs” (Lin, Cunliffe, et al., 2023).
Though not a new form of therapy, but rather one waiting for its turn to shine, chiropractic care is currently knocking it out of the park within the medical world. Long-term chiropractic care and chiropractic maintenance are effectively changing the health status of its patients as well as improving the status of our healthcare system. It’s clear that the knowledge, pain management, and overall benefits that chiropractic care provides have solidified its name, and are why it is here to stay as one of the best and most popular wellness therapies in the medical field today.
At OMNI Balanced Life Center, we offer chiropractic care in Naples, FL to our clients with musculoskeletal issues, chronic pain, chronic stress, sports injuries, & more.
Corcoran, K., Bastian, L., Gunderson, C., Steffens, C., Brackett, A., Lisi, A. (2020) Association Between Chiropractic Use and Opioid Receipt Among Patients with Spinal Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Pain Medicine, Volume 21, Issue 2. https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnz219
Lin, A. F. C., Cunliffe, C., Chu, V. K., Chan, V., Leung, A. C., Lau, R. P., Lam, K. K., Yeung, J. C., Leung, K., Ng, L., & Chu, E. C. (2023). Prevention-Focused Care: The Potential Role of Chiropractors in Hong Kong’s Primary Healthcare Transformation. Cureus, https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.36950