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Table 3 Reported main reasons for using acupuncture, chiropractic and osteopathy

From: Acupuncture, chiropractic and osteopathy use in Australia: a national population survey

Rationale of use* Percentage using therapy for specified purpose
  Acupuncture (n = 101) Chiropractic (n = 176) Osteopathy (n = 51)
1. Treatment of a specific medical condition 92.0 68.6 75.9
Five most common complaints:    
   Back pain/related problem 20.7 65.7 48.4
   Shoulder pain/related problem 15.5 5.3 22.9
   Arthritis 8.5 ... ...
   Injury 7.0 ... 5.2
   Knee problem 5.1 ... ...
   Neck pain/related problem ... 20.7 10.7
   Headache and migraine ... 9.3 ...
   Non-specific musculoskeletal problem ... 14.9 35.2
2. General health and well-being 22.1 32.3 40.6
3. Improving ability to undertake daily activity Not asked 36.2 41.9
4. Improve sporting performance Not asked 9.4 17.1
  1. *Users permitted to report multiple reasons of use