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Used chiropractic care to manage pain

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For sample adults who had pain some days, most days, or every day in the past three months (PAINFREQ3MO), PAINTRCHIRO reports if the respondent used spinal manipulation or other forms of chiropractic care to manage their pain over the past three months.

Related Variables 

PAINTRCHIRO is part of a series of variables reporting various techniques people used to manage their pain. Additional variables reporting on pain management techniques include:

  • PAINTRPT: Physical therapy, rehabilitative therapy, or occupational therapy
  • PAINTRCBT: Talk therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • PAINTRWKSP: A chronic pain self-management program or workshop
  • PAINTRGRP: Chronic pain peer support groups
  • PAINTRMED: Meditation, guided imagery, or other relaxation techniques
  • PAINTROTH: Other methods for pain management


There are no comparability issues.


  • 2019-2020: Sample adults age 18+ who had pain some days, most days, or every day in the past 3 months (PAINFREQ3MO).


  • 2019-2020