There were some revealing results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey as reported in the journal Spine. [1]

This survey was completed by 34,525 participants in the U.S. The researchers found that Chiropractic is a commonly used approach to treat neurological and musculoskeletal conditions, with approximately one-quarter of the population reporting the use of chiropractic care.
The survey also asked participants to report the changes they had experienced as a result of chiropractic care. Respondents were overwhelmingly positive in their views regarding the benefits they had noticed, with 96% of people reporting that chiropractic helped them with a specific health problem. As well as helping with a specific health issue, the vast majority of participants also believed that chiropractic care was helpful for their overall health, with 91% stating that chiropractic was helpful for maintaining their health and well-being.
In addition, chiropractic care was reported by many participants as having benefits for broader areas of functioning:
• 67% experienced improved overall health and reported feeling better
• 42% slept better
• 40% had reduced stress
• 39% experienced a greater ability to cope with health problems
• 33% reported a greater sense of control over their health
• 27% felt better emotionally
• 17% had improved attendance at work or school, and
• 13% had improved relationships with others.
When asked why they chose to see a Chiropractor, one of the most common reasons (as reported by 62% of respondents) was that chiropractic treats the cause of their problem and not just the symptoms.
These survey findings highlight a high degree of satisfaction among people who have experienced chiropractic care and suggest that you too might benefit from seeing your Canberra Chiropractor.


[1] Adams, J., Peng, W., Cramer, H., Sundberg, T., Moore, C., Amorin-Woods, L., Sibbritt, D., & Lauche, R. (2017). The prevalence, patterns, and predictors of chiropractic use among US adults: Results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey. Spine, 42, 1810-1816. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002218