Well­ness Arti­cles

Baby Boomers Seek Chi­ro­prac­tic In Large Num­bers, and Pay for It Them­selves

More peo­ple are vis­it­ing and pay­ing for their care to go to chi­ro­prac­tors. This from a May 16, 2000 WebMD arti­cle report­ing on a study pub­lished in the Jour­nal of the Geri­atric Soci­ety. That study of more than 800 patients showed that more than half of peo­ple over age 55 seek chi­ro­prac­tic care for mild to mod­er­ate com­plaints, with­out vis­it­ing their pri­mary care provider.

The study con­ducted through 96 var­i­ous chi­ro­prac­tic offices in 32 states and two Cana­dian provinces col­lected data on 805 eli­gi­ble patients aged 55 years and older dur­ing a 12-​week study period.

Many of these baby boomers rec­og­nize that the old tra­di­tional model of health care that deals with trauma and emergency-​type care is no longer applic­a­ble to a grow­ing and aging pop­u­la­tion of chronic ill­ness,” said Jerome McAn­drews, D.C., a chi­ro­prac­tor and a chi­ro­prac­tic spokesper­son. “Sixty mil­lion peo­ple in the U.S. have used chi­ro­prac­tic — 27 mil­lion in 1999 alone.”

The arti­cle listed the fol­low­ing as vital infor­ma­tion con­cern­ing peo­ple who go to chiropractors.

  • About half of peo­ple over age 55 see a chi­ro­prac­tor for mild to mod­er­ate com­plaints, usu­ally low back pain.
  • Patients with more severe com­plaints tend to seek both tra­di­tional med­ical care and chi­ro­prac­tic care.
  • Peo­ple who use chi­ro­prac­tic care are more likely to be focused on well­ness, eat­ing habits, and healthy lifestyles, and pre­fer not to take med­ica­tions, accord­ing to a new report.

Ran­dom Article

Pre­lim­i­nary results of a new sci­en­tific study show that chi­ro­prac­tic care sig­nif­i­cantly improves both stan­dard phys­i­cal assess­ments for health and self-​assessment of quality

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