GVR Report cover U.S. Chiropractic Market Size, Share & Trends Report

U.S. Chiropractic Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Entity Type (Solo DC, DC Group), By Location Spread (West, South, Midwest, East), Vendor Landscape, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-673-8
  • Number of Pages: 30
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2014 - 2016
  • Industry: Healthcare

Industry Insights

The U.S. chiropractic market size was valued at USD 12.26 billion in 2017. It is projected to expand at a CAGR of 4.32% over the forecast period. The market growth largely depends on the treatment adoption from the patients who prefer non-invasive treatment of chronic pains. Increasing prescription pain drug abuse and awareness about this treatment are among the key factors responsible for global market growth.

Growing acceptance of chiropractic therapy is also attributed to the cost-saving advantages associated with visit to a chiropractor. Chiropractic treatment involves the application of traditional methods of massage and detection methods to diagnose and cure the pain.

U.S. group chiropractic entity market

Although, FDA does not approve most of the techniques in chiropractic treatment; it is the most-preferred method as it is affordable than prescription medicine and does not involve any harmful or dependence inducing drug substances. However, efforts undertaken by the FDA to produce and provide clinical support for chiropractic treatment would help improve the market expansion. Most of the patients taking up chiropractic treatment opt for long-time treatment and consult a chiropractor for chronic pains.

Recent times have seen a surge in the number of clinics, spas, rehab centers that are supported by well-established firms and smaller individual set ups as well. The market is currently expanding at a significant pace in U.S. supported by government regulations and specific set of rules to bring an order and safe use of the treatment method. However, lack of approved scientific evidence can hinder the market growth.

Market Insights

There a number of chiropractic studios and clinics in the country including solo and group entities at multiple locations in the form of franchises and chain clinics. For instance, as per the American Chiropractic Association, it is estimated that by 2020, there would be ~80,000 chiropractors in the country with an addition of over ~2500 new practitioners each year graduating from colleges.

This is seemingly direct result of a rise in the number of patients’ visits to chiropractors due to long-term, enhanced outcomes. Chiropractors treat an approximate 35 million patients each year in U.S., which has contributed to making the U.S. chiropractic industry a significant one and this is likely to boost the market growth.

In 2017, 95% of the past-year chiropractic users cited this therapy as an effective mode of treatment. Furthermore, 97% of the users have reported to visit chiropractors if they have back/neck pain. Chiropractic services are available in the country in federal health delivery systems that cover the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs & Defense, Federal Workers’ Compensation, Medicaid, all state workers compensation programs, and Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

Market Opportunities

States across the country are looking for an alternative pain treatment to address the growing issues of opioid addiction crisis. This, in turn, has created lucrative growth opportunities for chiropractic service providers. Health agencies and organizations are witnessing decrease in the prescription rate for opioids. This is primarily due to increased adoption of alternative pain treatments including chiropractic therapies. A substantial number of health organizations have fomented doctors to reduce the opioid prescriptions as nearly 34,500 people died from opioid overdoses.

U.S. chiropractic market

As chiropractic care significantly addresses age-related problems, such as balance problems and falls, demand for this treatment is expected to grow in near future. Lower back pain and related symptoms, including decreased mobility, slow reaction time, and lower extremity weakness, are some of the contributing factors that cause balance and fall problems in older age. Chiropractic services help restore joint mobility improving balance problems. As per some research activities, significant reduction in pain was observed for patients who underwent chiropractic care for the treatment of back and balance issues.

U.S. Chiropractic Market Share Insights

Some of the active institutes that offer chiropractic services in U.S. market are Magen David Community Center, Inc.; The Joint Corp.; Lbi Starbucks DC 3; Allied Health of Wisconsin, S.C., P.C.; Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, Inc.; Chiropractic Strategies Group, Inc.; Chiro One Wellness Centers, LLC; Landmark Healthcare Services, Inc.; Parsons Gregory V Advanced Chiropractic Clinic; Silverman Chiropractic Center, DC PCA; Emergency Chiropractic PC; and Multi-Specialty Healthcare Group, LLC.

Factors, such as increased awareness and various government initiatives like the FDA aiming to obtain clinical data to support this therapy, are likely to boost the market growth in the forecast period.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2018 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2018 to 2025

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at country level and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the U.S. chiropractic market report on the basis of location and entity type:

  • Location Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2014 - 2025)

    • West

      • Urban

      • Suburban

      • Rural

    • South

      • Urban

      • Suburban

      • Rural

    • Midwest

      • Urban

      • Suburban

      • Rural

    • East

      • Urban

      • Suburban

      • Rural

  • Entity Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2014 - 2025)

    • Solo Clinic

      • Clinic

      • Wellness Centre

      • Medical Spa

      • Rehab Centre

      • Franchise

    • Group

      • Clinic

      • Wellness Centre

      • Rehab Centre

      • Franchise

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