SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joint Corp. announced today that the company and its franchisees are planning to add to their growing number of doctors to meet market demand for chiropractic services. More than 850 doctors are currently employed by clinics owned or managed by The Joint across 27 states.
The company currently has more than 275 open clinics and its expansion efforts parallel the growing demand for chiropractic services. A new Gallup report commissioned by Palmer College of Chiropractic shows that 33.6 million U.S. adults (14 percent of the total population) now seek chiropractic care each year. This number represents a marked increase over the 2012 National Health Interview Survey that measured chiropractic use at 20.6 million U.S. adults, or eight percent.
The "Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic Inaugural Report: Americans' Perceptions of Chiropractic" also found that nearly two-thirds of adult Americans (61 percent) believe chiropractors are effective at treating neck and back pain, and over half (57 percent) said they are likely to see a chiropractor for that type of pain. In addition, more than half reported that they have visited a chiropractor, and more than one-fourth said they would choose a chiropractor first for back or neck pain.
"The Gallup report is tremendous news, both for doctors of chiropractic and the patients we serve," said James Edwards, D.C., Chief Chiropractic & Compliance Officer of The Joint Corp. "Based on the findings, it confirms that The Joint's practice model is perfectly positioned to provide affordable chiropractic care to Americans not only for pain relief, but more importantly, for ongoing wellness care."
The Gallup report further revealed that nearly half of all U.S. adults don't know whether their insurance covers chiropractic care. That doesn't matter for patients of The Joint, because its non-insurance model ensures consumers receive quality care without insurance hassles.
Patients can choose from several plans, including a monthly plan that includes up to four visits at a cost sometimes lower than the patient's average insurance co-payment for a single visit. Patients can receive treatment at any of The Joint's nationwide locations near their home, while traveling for work or on vacation. Appointments are not required, and all clinics have extended and weekend hours.
About The Joint Corp.
Based in Scottsdale, Ariz., The Joint Chiropractic is reinventing chiropractic care by making quality alternative healthcare affordable for patients seeking pain relief and ongoing wellness. Our membership plans and packages eliminate the need for insurance, and our no-appointment policy, convenient hours and locations make care more accessible. The Joint performs more than two million spinal adjustments a year across 275+ clinics nationwide. For more information, visit www.thejoint.com, follow us on Twitter @thejointchiro and find us on Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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