Tuesday, 9 October 2007

research on ageing

Are there any studies showing the benefits of chiropractic care in the aging?

A recent study evaluated the health status of 414 elderly individuals (average age 80 years) and compared those individuals under chiropractic care with those not under chiropractic care.

The researchers found a number of significant findings, which included:

87% of those who used chiropractic care rated their health as good or excellent compared with only 68% in the non-chiropractic group.

13% of those who used chiropractic care related their health as fair or poor compared with 32% in the non-chiropractic group.

44% of those who used chiropractic care reported having arthritis compared with 66% in the non-chiropractic group

Those who used chiropractic care were more likely to do strenuous levels of exercise.

A 3 year follow-up shows that only 26% of those who used chiropractic care were hospitalized compared with 48% of those in the non-chiropractic group.

Coulter, PhD et al. Chiropractic and Care for the Elderly.
Top Clin Pro 1996:3(2):46-55.

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