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Whether you’re considering using a chiropractor for the first time, or you’re a regular visitor, you might be interested in finding out more.
FACT:
Today, there are over 70,000 active chiropractors in the United States. That’s the same number of people employed by American Airlines globally!

Today, there are over 70,000 active chiropractors in the United States. That’s the same number of people employed by American Airlines globally!

FACT:
Doctors of Chiropractic treat over 35 million Americans annually.

Doctors of Chiropractic treat over 35 million Americans annually.

FACT:
Chiropractic adjustment is performed around 1 million times every business day in the US!

Chiropractic adjustment is performed around 1 million times every business day in the US!

FACT:
Chiropractors are the 3rd largest group of doctorate level medical professionals, after medical doctors and dentists!

Chiropractors are the 3rd largest group of doctorate level medical professionals, after medical doctors and dentists!

FACT:
56% of patients who saw a medical doctor, saw a 30% reduction in low back pain. But 94% of patients who underwent treatment with a chiropractor saw a 30% reduction in low back pain after 4 weeks.

56% of patients who saw a medical doctor, saw a 30% reduction in low back pain. But 94% of patients who underwent treatment with a chiropractor saw a 30% reduction in low back pain after 4 weeks.

FACT:
80% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives.

80% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives.

FACT:
Back symptoms are the most common cause of disability for individuals under the age of 45.

Back symptoms are the most common cause of disability for individuals under the age of 45.

FACT:
Both, giraffes and humans have seven vertebrae in their necks.

Both, giraffes and humans have seven vertebrae in their necks.

FACT:
As babies, we have 33 vertebrae but as adults we end up with 26. What happens to the 9remaining bones? Four of them will fuse to make our tailbone and five fuse to make the back of the pelvis.

As babies, we have 33 vertebrae but as adults we end up with 26. What happens to the 9 remaining bones? Four of them will fuse to make our tailbone and five fuse to make the back of the pelvis.

FACT:
The biggest cause of disability in the working population is attributed to spinal disorders.

The biggest cause of disability in the working population is attributed to spinal disorders.

FACT:
The spine contains over 120 muscles, 220 ligaments and over 100 joints.

The spine contains over 120 muscles, 220 ligaments and over 100 joints.

FACT:
One quarter of the spine’s length is made up from cartilage.

One quarter of the spine’s length is made up from cartilage.

FACT:
The spine is so flexible it can bend far enough to form two thirds of a circle.

The spine is so flexible it can bend far enough to form two thirds of a circle.

FACT:
The spine is extremely strong – it can bear the pressure of hundreds of kilograms.

The spine is extremely strong – it can bear the pressure of hundreds of kilograms.