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A Retrospective Assessment of Network Care using a Survey of Self-Rated Health, Wellness and Quality of Life

From the abstract:   The present study represents a retrospective characterization of Network Care, a health care discipline within the subluxation-based chiropractic model. Data were obtained from 156 Network offices (49% practitioners participation rate) in the United States, Canada, Australia and Puerto Rico. This was a survey of 2818 patients of 156 Network chiropractic offices. Results indicated that patients reported significant positive perceived change in all four domains of health, as well as overall quality of life. The evidence of improved health in the four domains (physical state, mental/emotional state, stress evaluation, life enjoyment), overall quality of life from a standardized index and the "wellness coefficient," suggests that Network Care is associated with significant benefits. These benefits are evident from as early as 1-3 months under care, and appear to show continuing clinical improvements in the duration of care .with no indication of a maximum clinical benefit.156


Comment (tk):   Network chiropractic is a combination of chiropractic techniques tailored to the specific needs of the patient. It capitalizes on the best that many traditional chiropractic techniques has to offer. This study is unique in its size, scale and scientific rigor.

Robert H.I. Blanks, Ph.D., Tonya L. Schuster, Ph.D., Marnie Dobson, B.A. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ Volume 1 ~ Number 3 ~ Page 1. Abstract