Well­ness Arti­cles

Arthri­tis Patients Turn to Chi­ro­prac­tic

The Annals of Inter­nal Med­i­cine (of all places) pub­lished the results of a sur­vey of 232 peo­ple who had arthri­tis and were under a rheuma­tol­o­gists care. Of those 63% responded to the sur­vey by say­ing they were using some form of “com­ple­men­tary care” as named by the study. Of those peo­ple 31% were using chi­ro­prac­tic. These num­ber may them­selves be grossly under reported as only 45% of the patients told their doc­tor about using the other forms of care.

These reported num­bers trans­late to over 19% of the pub­lic who is see­ing a rheuma­tol­o­gists is also see­ing a chi­ro­prac­tor. And if less that half of the patients are telling their doc­tor about it the actual num­ber may be twice as high.

Pos­si­bly the most impres­sive sta­tis­tic was that 73% of those try­ing chi­ro­prac­tic found it help­ful. The rea­sons given why peo­ple said they tried the non-​medical care was to con­trol pain, because they heard it helps, because it is safe, because it helped some­one they know, and because their pre­scrip­tion med­ica­tion wasn’t working.

Ran­dom Article

A study pub­lished in the Sep­tem­ber 13, 2006 Jour­nal of the Amer­i­can Med­ical Asso­ci­a­tion (JAMA) shows that “watch­ful wait­ing” is bet­ter than using

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