Interesting Chiropractic Facts and Statistics

The popularity of chiropractic is at an all-time high and here are some stats to show it!

  • 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives.
     
  • Back symptoms are the #1 most common cause of disability for individuals under the age of 45.
     
  • 20% of all American military medical discharges are due to low back pain.
     
  • More than 20 million Americans will seek chiropractic care this year.
     
  • Chiropractic has been around for more than 100 years.
     
  • Today there are approximately 50,000 chiropractors in the United States - 10,000 in Japan - 5,000 in Canada - 2,500 in Australia - 1,000 in the U.K. - and 100-500 in each of Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, New Zealand, South Africa, and The Netherlands.
     
  • In the western world 85% of people will be disabled by back pain at some point in their lives. Spine 12(3):264-268
     
  • 1992 costs associated with low back pain in the U.S. were estimated to be $60 billion. The Manga Report - 1993
     
  • Nearly 30% of the U.S. population aged 18 and older have used chiropractic. The Gallup Organization - 1991
     
  • WCB studies indicate a 45-55% savings in overall costs when treatments are provided by a chiropractors instead of a medical doctors