Alameda Chiropractor Notes Profession’s Growing Popularity
Chiropractic is gaining in popularity among Americans, according to a growing body of evidence.
For example, in 2010, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, submitted a report to Congress on the coverage of chiropractic services under Medicare. According to the report, “Sixty percent of respondents indicated that they received “complete” or “a lot” of relief of symptoms from their chiropractic treatments.
Satisfaction with care was high, with 87 percent reporting levels of eight or higher on a 10-point scale and 56 percent indicating a perfect score of 10. Similarly high proportions reported that chiropractors listened carefully
and spent sufficient time with them.
Meanwhile, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for chiropractors is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024 – much faster than the average for other professions.
Last September, the “Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic Inaugural Report: Americans’ Perceptions of Chiropractic” reported that 33.6 million U.S. adults (14 percent) seek chiropractic care each year.
- Thirty-one percent of adults who’ve been treated within the last five years visit a chiropractor regularly – not only when they’re hurting.
- Those under age 50 are likelier to say a chiropractor would be their first choice for treating back or neck pain.
- Recent users averaged 11 visits in the past 12 months.
Even the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research recommends chiropractic adjustments for the care of acute low back pain.
And no wonder. Chiropractors are experts on the spine and the musculoskeletal system. A misaligned spine – in which one or more vertebrae have shifted out of position – puts pressure on the delicate nerves in the neck and back. Those nerves are the communications system between your brain and the rest of your body – your muscles, limbs and organs. Misalignments can interfere with that communications system, as though your body were a hose with a kink in it. Simply put, your body won’t function at its peak.
The solution is Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), which can rehabilitate the spine and reshape it to restore your body’s health. Chiropractic BioPhysics is the most scientific, researched and results-oriented corrective chiropractic technique.
If you live in Oakland, Alameda or the East Bay and suffer from back or neck pain in particular, consider paying a visit to Symmetry Health Center in Oakland or Alameda.
Dr. Cynthia Boyd and her team at Symmetry Health Center are among a handful of Oakland, Alameda and East Bay chiropractors certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics. Take advantage of our no-charge consultation to determine whether you or a loved one is a candidate for care at one of our Symmetry Health Center locations in Oakland and Alameda.