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Table 3 Frequency distributions of presenting chief complaints

From: Symptomatic reactions, clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction associated with upper cervical chiropractic care: A prospective, multicenter, cohort study

Presenting Complaints Primary % Secondary % Tertiary %
cervical pain/dysfunction 382 35.24 173 21.25 28 9.59
lumbo-pelvic pain 299 27.58 176 21.62 66 22.60
headaches 141 13.01 110 13.51 42 14.38
mid-back pain 55 5.07 80 9.83 35 11.99
lower extremity pain 39 3.60 89 10.93 24 8.22
shoulder pain 27 2.49 52 6.39 35 11.99
upper extremity 23 2.12 48 5.90 19 6.51
fibromyalgia 20 1.85 15 1.84 3 1.03
dysequilibrium 19 1.75 14 1.72 7 2.40
temporomandibular joint pain 9 0.83 4 0.49 1 0.34
facial pain/dysfunction 7 0.65 2 0.25 0 0
blood pressure 7 0.65 0 0 2 0.68
neurological disease 7 0.65 6 0.74 2 0.68
brain dysfunction 6 0.55 3 0.37 2 0.68
wellness care 6 0.55 0 0 0 0
other 37 3.41 42 5.16 26 8.90
Totals 1084 100 814 100 292 100
  1. Other: primary presenting complaints with < 0.50% occurrence: atopic disorders, diabetes, ear, GI dysfunction, hypothyroidism, Lyme's disease, postural distortion, psoriatic arthritis, psychological disorders, sinus problems, sleep disorders, thorax dysfunctions, visual disturbance. Other: secondary complaints are the same as the primary with the addition of: autoimmune disorder, irregular cycle and weak immune system.