Table 3

Frequency distributions of presenting chief complaints

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


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.

Eriksen et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:219   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-12-219

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