The chiropractic profession will celebrate a significant milestone this year, 125 years of care. D. D. Palmer who is considered the father of the modern chiropractic care industry performed the first spinal adjustment in 1895. The industry has only grown since. In 2018, there were over 90,000 licenses issued to doctors of chiropractic in the United States. More than 35 million Americans have received chiropractic care, and more continue to every day.
If you are one of the few who haven’t visited a doctor of chiropractic yet, it’s time you do. If you have questions about the profession, that’s okay.
A doctor of chiropractic receives a minimum of seven years of higher-level education in the U.S. and must pass licensing exams to practice care. Many also pursue specialized training in a variety of areas, including sports injury prevention and care. Continuing education is a big part of the chiropractic profession, so your doctor of chiropractic is ready to answer any questions you may have. If you haven’t booked an appointment yet, here are some facts that might convince you to pick up the phone and make that booking.
Five Facts about Chiropractic Care
These are just a few of the many ways the chiropractic profession has changed healthcare since it started in 1895. Chiropractic care patients know this! Our research has shown that 95% of adults receiving chiropractic care for lower back pain described their care as ‘effective,’ and 88% agreed that the quality of care they received was a good value. If you are ready to start feeling your best, call your local doctor of chiropractic today.