Key Differentiators

Survey respondents were asked to rate the importance of the following list of aspects that differentiate between the chiropractic profession and other health care professions.

Scale: (1 = not important at all, 5 = extremely important)

  • Drug free
  • Surgery free
  • Holistic focus on overall proactive wellness
  • Correct the cause vs. treat the symptom
  • Hands-on, patient focused care
  • No direct tie to big Pharma
  • Few to no side effects or complications
  • Evidence based approach to wellness / treatment

Key things to note:

  • These questions were asked to explore topics that frame the key mission for the profession.
  • All of the aspects listed scored high on the scale and generally over 75% or responses saw them as important to extremely important.


For more information about the Future of Chiropractic strategic visioning and planning project, please contact:

Elizabeth Klein, Executive Director
Congress of Chiropractic State Associations
Phone: (503) 922-2933