Health and Wellness Tips

Doctors of chiropractic believe that prevention is the key to health and wellness.

Chiropractors Offer Help and Hope to Children with Attention Deficit Disorder

In the past decade, prescriptions for Ritalin, a stimulant medication commonly used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), increased five-fold, with 90 percent of all prescriptions worldwide consumed in the United States. As many parents grow leery of the traditional medical approach to ADHD, doctors of chiropractic are offering promising results with non-drug treatments.

Your Child Has Ear Problems?
Chiropractic Can Help Water, Water Everywhere…

Ear problems can be excruciatingly painful, especially in children; in other cases, a disorder related to the ear can render a patient so dizzy that simply standing up is a challenge. For some conditions of the ear, chiropractic adjustment/spinal manipulation and adjunctive therapies offer relief when traditional therapies have failed.
Americans are dehydrated. “We all know that we are supposed to drink between six and eight glasses of water a day, but very few of us do it. Everyone is drinking carbonated drinks and tea and coffee, instead,” says J. Michael Flynn, DC. As we learn more about the importance of water—and about the impurities or contaminants that it may carry—many Americans are thinking seriously about what comes out of the tap.

Chiropractic can help in many areas including:

Back Pain
Computer Ergonomics
Ear Problems
High Heels/Fashion
Holiday Survival
Hormone Replacement
Kids and Sports
Leaf Raking
Musculoskeletal Health
Organ Donation
Posture Pitfalls
Senior Fitness
Snow Shoveling/Winter Activities
Weed Trimmers

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. How many doctors of chiropractic (DCs) are in my state?
What is the ratio of DCs to the population in my state?
Which states allow DCs to practice a particular modality?
A. FCLB maintains statistics on the licenses issued by state.

FCLB also includes a synopsis of each state’s Scope of Practice in its directory, which is available online.

Contact the chiropractic association in your state for more information as well. Click here for a list of state associations

Q. How many doctors of chiropractic practice in the US?
A. According to a December 1997 report produced by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research titled, “Chiropractic in the United States: Training, Practice and Research,” there were approximately 50,000 doctors of chiropractic licensed in the United States in 1994. A recent study estimated that the number of chiropractors will double by the year 2010 to over 100,000 – far exceeding the 16 percent increase projected for medical doctors.¹
Q. How many Americans visit doctors of chiropractic per year?
A. According to results of a survey published in the November 11, 1998 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, approximately 11 percent of the population had visited a doctor of chiropractic in the previous year.² According to the US Census Bureau, today there are approximately 288 million people in the United States.³ Assuming the 11% annual figure has remained unchanged, the number of people who visit a chiropractor every year is now approximately 31.6 million.