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The role of chiropractic care in older adults

Dougherty, PE and Hawk, C and Weiner, DK and Gleberzon, B and Andrew, K and Killinger, L (2012) The role of chiropractic care in older adults. Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, 20.

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There are a rising number of older adults; in the US alone nearly 20% of the population will be 65 or older by 2030. Chiropractic is one of the most frequently utilized types of complementary and alternative care by older adults, used by an estimated 5% of older adults in the U.S. annually. Chiropractic care involves many different types of interventions, including preventive strategies. This commentary by experts in the field of geriatrics, discusses the evidence for the use of spinal manipulative therapy, acupuncture, nutritional counseling and fall prevention strategies as delivered by doctors of chiropractic. Given the utilization of chiropractic services by the older adult, it is imperative that providers be familiar with the evidence for and the prudent use of different management strategies for older adults. © 2012 Dougherty et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Dougherty, PE
Hawk, C
Weiner, DKdweiner@pitt.eduDWEINER
Gleberzon, B
Andrew, K
Killinger, L
Date: 21 February 2012
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Chiropractic and Manual Therapies
Volume: 20
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1186/2045-709x-20-3
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Anesthesiology
School of Medicine > Medicine
School of Medicine > Psychiatry
Refereed: Yes
Article Type: Review
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2016 18:05
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 15:58


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