One of the things I thoroughly enjoy each month is reviewing chiropractic research. Here are some of my favourites. Each has tremendous potential for further investigation and further research is needed before clear public health messages can be developed. I hope you enjoy the read.
Chiropractic Care Associated with Satisfaction, Functional and Self-Rated Health of Medicare Patients.
This study used a model to determine “the effect of chiropractic relative to medical care on decline in 5 functional measures and 2 measures of self-rated health among 12,170 person-year observations.” The authors concluded that “chiropractic is significantly protective against 1-year decline in activities of daily living, lifting, stooping, walking, self-rated health, and worsening health after 1 year. Persons using chiropractic are more satisfied with their follow-up care and with the information provided to them.”
Weigel PA, Hockenberry JM, Wolinsky FD: Chiropractic use in the medicare population: prevalence, patterns, and associations with 1-year changes in health and satisfaction with care. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2014 Oct;37(8):542-51. doi:10.1016/j.jmpt.2014.08.003. Epub 2014 Sep 16.
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