Saturday, 10 May 2014

Does Chiropractic care boost overall wellness?



Does Chiropractic care boost overall wellness?
As alternative therapies are becoming increasingly popular, researchers have sought to identify whether such therapies are fully addressing patient needs. Despite a growing supply of studies indicating the benefits of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies like chiropractic care, less research has answered the question of whether patients are consistently satisfied with these treatments. A new study from the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics shows that when it comes to chiropractic care, the answer to that question is a resounding “yes.”


The survey included a sample of 486 patients from 96 chiropractic clinics in Australia who responded to questionnaires about their use and perception of chiropractic care. The results indicated that:


  • 96% of chiropractic patients said chiropractic was beneficial for their overall health and well being.
  • 91% of patients said chiropractors helped them take more responsibility for their personal health.
  • 97% of patients said they would seek chiropractic care again.
The JMPT study also painted a prototypical picture of the chiropractic patient; who tends to be female, between the ages of 40-65 years, and earning an annual income of $40-90,000 per year. The majority of patients (68%) said they had visited a chiropractor for musculoskeletal problems. Only 21% visited a chiropractor for general health maintenance, less than half the percentage of patients in the US who reported seeing a chiropractor for overall wellness (44.6%) according to an earlier study.

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