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Medical doctors, chiropractors top choices for spine care: Gallup


October 29, 2018
By GALLUP

Neck and back pain sufferers in the U.S. who saw healthcare professionals in the past 12 months for this type of pain were most likely to seek care from a medical doctor (62%) or a chiropractor (53%), according to a recent Gallup poll. 

About a third visited a massage therapist or a physical therapist for their neck or back pain (34% for each). Chiropractors also had high marks among respondents’ care experiences: The vast majority of neck and back pain patients who saw a chiropractor in the past year say their chiropractor listened to them (93%), provided convenient and quick access to care (93%), demonstrated care and compassion (91%), and explained things well (88%).

The 2018 Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic Annual Report: Managing Neck and Back Pain in America, details the results of the fourth annual Gallup-Palmer study. The report highlights findings on Americans’ preferences for neck or back pain care, patient experiences with neck or back pain providers, and the prevalence of certain techniques for addressing neck or back pain in the United States. | READ MORE

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