The Global "Chiropractic Care Market" is expected to grow at a high CAGR during the forecasting period (2022-2029).
Chiropractic care is primarily used to relieve pain in muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. It is used occasionally in conjunction with traditional medical treatment.
The major factors driving the global chiropractic care market are the increasing demand for alternative medicine and techniques.
The increasing demand for alternative medicine and techniques is expected to drive the global chiropractic care market in the forecast period
Most people seeking back pain relief alternatives choose chiropractic treatment. Every year, approximately 22 million Americans visit chiropractors. 7.7 million, or 35%, of these people are looking for relief from back pain caused by various factors such as car accidents, sports injuries, and muscle strains. Other complaints include neck, arm, and leg pain and headaches.
Spinal manipulation and chiropractic care are generally safe and effective treatments for acute low back pain caused by moving furniture or tackling. Acute back pain, more common than chronic pain, typically lasts no more than six weeks and resolves independently.
Studies have also shown chiropractic care to treat neck pain and headaches effectively. Furthermore, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia may respond to the moderate pressure used by chiropractors and deep tissue massage practitioners. Many health-conscious people are drawn to chiropractic treatment because it is non-invasive, does not require surgery, and does not rely on drug prescriptions. Chiropractors are increasingly viewed as primary physicians, particularly in rural areas, due to their personalized, holistic approach to health care. As the average life span increases, so does the number of elderly people who have more structural and mechanical problems with their bodies, increasing the demand for chiropractors. As more insurance policies and health maintenance organisations (HMOs) cover chiropractic care, chiropractors see an increase in the number of accident-related referrals.
Hence, with the increasing number of people opting for chiropractic care, the market is expected to grow in the forecast period.
Side effects associated with chiropractic care is expected to hamper the market growth
The most common reaction to spinal manipulation is soreness or aching in the muscles or spinal joints. On the most end of the spectrum of chiropractic-related issues, vascular accidents have been reported, and critics of chiropractic medicine exploit this by recommending no cervical spine spinal manipulation. A vertebrobasilar artery (VBA) stroke is one serious complication of chiropractic neck manipulation. Cervical manipulation opponents emphasise the risk of serious injury, particularly to the brain stem. While this is a possibility, reports of such occurrences are extremely rare.
While no studies have been conducted to determine the actual rate of stroke after chiropractic neck manipulation, several studies have reported a very low incidence rate of vascular accidents during chiropractic adjustment treatments, including statements such as "there is probably less than one death of this nature out of several tens of millions of manipulations." Others have reported a similar low risk of cervical manipulation problems following a chiropractic visit.
During COVID-19, the Illinois Chiropractic Society recommended chiropractors postpone or cancel appointments with patients who have reached maximum medical improvement. Chiropractic care is one type of treatment for this type of pain, and many patients with musculoskeletal conditions do not have the option of discontinuing treatment.
Pandemics present difficult situations for all healthcare providers. Physical distancing regulations and other measures to control the spread of COVID-19 have disrupted daily life and routine health care practices. Clinical practice is especially difficult for those professionals who routinely use their hands in patient assessment and treatment. It is currently unknown how individual chiropractic practitioners reacted during physical separation and stay-at-home. Chiropractic care is one type of treatment for this type of pain, and many patients with musculoskeletal conditions do not have the option of discontinuing treatment. For instance, according to the Illinois Chiropractic Society, telehealth can be used to provide a variety of chiropractic services, including rehabilitation and range-of-motion therapies, identifying symptoms and monitoring patient progress, functional medicine, and some primary health care services, stretching techniques for the spine. With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, chiropractors can help people in pain by making recommendations and teaching postural stretching techniques without requiring patients to leave their homes.
Chiropractic adjustment tools are expected to dominate the market growth in the forecast period
The chiropractic adjustment tools include an activator and arthrostim. The Activator chiropractic technique is a manual manipulation treatment that chiropractors use to treat neck and back pain and extremity complaints. The Activator adjusting instrument is used in this treatment method, an alternative to traditional manipulation that uses a high velocity, low amplitude (HVLA) thrust, such as the Diversified technique. The activator adjusting tool is a spring-loaded handheld device that provides a low force thrust to the patient's back. This tool aids in the realignment of the vertebrae in the spine. It accomplishes this without stimulating the surrounding muscles, making the treatment virtually painless due to the reduced force required.
The Activator adjusting instrument and the diversified technique are reported as common therapeutic interventions used by chiropractors. For instance, according to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, approximately half of full-time American chiropractors use the Activator Method in their practices. The Activator Method is also popular in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Hence, with the increasing use of activator adjusting instruments, the chiropractic adjustment tools segment is expected to grow.
North America region is expected to hold the largest market share in the global chiropractic care market
The increasing demand for alternative medicine in this region and the increasing incidence of back pain and musculoskeletal problems are expected to drive this region's market growth.
Chiropractors are the third-largest part of health care providers in the United States, after physicians and dentists, with 60,000 practicing. It is the most numerous and rapidly expanding group of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners in the United States. Approximately 7.5 percent of U.S. adults visit a chiropractor each year, and chiropractic services account for 3.3 percent of national office-based health care expenditures.
The American College of Physicians updated its low back pain treatment guideline in 2017, recommending that non-drug treatments, such as spinal manipulation (a centerpiece of chiropractic care), be used first for acute and chronic low back pain. Back pain is estimated to affect up to 80% of the US population at some point in their lives. Neck pain has an annual prevalence rate of more than 30% among adults in the United States; nearly 50% of people will continue to experience some degree of chronic neck pain or frequent occurrences.
Hence, with the increasing incidence of back and neck pain, this region is expected to drive the chiropractic care market in the forecast period.
The global chiropractic care market is highly competitive with acquisitions, collaborations, and product launches. Some of the key players in the market are Elite Chiropractic Tables, Lloyd Table Company, Activator Methods International, Ltd., AGA SANITÄTSARTIKEL GMBH, Neuromechanical Innovations, LLC, IMPAC Inc, Huangshan Jinfu Medical equipment Co., Ltd., Hill Laboratories Company and others.
Lloyd Table Company
Overview: Lloyd Table Company is headquartered in Lisbon, Iowa. It is one of the world's largest manufacturers of chiropractic adjusting tables. The company has grown to encompass a 50,000 square foot facility.
Product Portfolio: The company manufactures Activator Elevation, Activator Hylo, 400 Series Tables which are chiropractic adjusting tables.
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