Health care professionals visited for neck or back pain in the U.S. in 2018

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults who had visited select health care professionals in the last 12 months for back or neck pain as of 2018. Around 53 percent of the survey respondents said they had visited a chiropractor in the past year for neck or back pain.

Percentage of U.S. adults who had visited select health care professionals for neck or back pain in the past year as of 2018

Percentage of respondents
Medical doctor (MD)62%
Chiropractor (DC)53%
Massage therapist (LMT)34%
Physical therapist (PT)34%
Physician’s assistant (PA)26%
Nurse practitioner22%
Surgeon who can operate on spine22%
Doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO)15%
Acupuncturist9%
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Sources

Release date

2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 12 to April 10, 2018

Number of respondents

988 to 1,157

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Among those who saw a health care professional for neck or back pain in the last 12 months

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: Did you see any of the following health care professionals for your neck or back pain in the last 12 months?

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